PIERCING AFTERCARE

What you will need: 


Use only ONE of the following, using all is over cleaning and can irritate your piercing: 

DO NOT REMOVE JEWELRY.


For Oral Piercings you will need: 

Alcohol can cause thrush, thrush is like a yeast infection in the mouth. DO NOT USE FULL STRENGTH ALCOHOL MOUTHWASH. 


Cleaning Your Piercing: 

Step 1: Wash your hands before touching your piercing. 


Step 2: Apply Saline or Unscented Soap to piercing using a clean gauze or Q-tip. 


Step 3: Rinse your piercing, DO NOT twist or rotate your jewelry. This will only irritate it. 


Step 4: Pat dry with paper towel or let air dry 


Step 5: Repeat this process 3-4 times a day



Things to Avoid: 









Oral Aftercare Instructions: 


Lip Piercings:

Step 1: Follow the steps above for the OUTSIDE of your lip. 


Step 2: Use Mouthwash 3 times a day. In the morning, afternoon, and before bed. 


Tongue Piercings: 

Use Mouthwash 3 times a day. In the morning, afternoon, and before bed. Rinse for 30-60 seconds, use a timer if needed to help you. Also remember to keep up on daily oral hygiene in general.


 Do not over clean, overcleaning can cause irritation and discoloration. 


Things To Avoid With Oral Piercings: 





When eating try to stick with foods that you feel are comfortable to eat. Everyone heals differently, some people leave and have no discomfort while others do. Bigger bites can cause more swelling. Cold and soft foods/drinks will be much easier to eat. Avoid foods with seeds since they can get in the piercing. 


PLEASE remember to schedule an appointment to downsize your jewelry when the time comes. Waiting too long can cause issues with the piercing. From chipping your teeth on the bar when it's too long, to the piercing angle being affected by the weight of the long post. See section "Healing Times" to learn more. 


How To Help Your Piercing Heal Faster

It’s not a big secret, the key is taking good care of your body. Just like when you are sick, your body needs nutrients to heal properly. Eating well, exercise, and getting plenty of sleep helps give your body the “magic” it needs to heal faster! 


Piercing Healing Times & Tips: 


Ear Piercings:


Tips: 


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Healing Time:



Nose Piercings: 

Tips: 


Healing Time: 3 months total. If you plan to switch to a hoop, wait 3 months to avoid an irritation bump from forming. Studs, 4-6 weeks. 



Eyebrow & Bridge Piercings: 

Tips:


Healing Time: 3 months total, earliest change out 4-6 weeks. 



Lip/Tongue Piercings: 

Additional Tips: (See oral section above)


Healing Time: 



Navel Piercings: 

Tips: 


Healing Time: 6 months to a year. DO NOT change before at least six months. 



Nipple Piercings:

Tips: 


Healing Time: 6 months to a year. DO NOT change before at least six months. 


Genital Piercings: 

Tips: 


Healing time: Varies 1 month to 12 months. Being gentle with this piercing during the healing process is key to having it heal!