PIERCING AFTER CARE

Wash your hands and fingernails thoroughly before cleaning your piercing, as infections may occur if a piercing is not properly cared for.

We recommend you use a saline solution to clean your piercing and apply it with a clean cotton bud. Always use a cotton bud to dry your piercing after you’ve cleaned the piercing and it’s surrounding area.

Clean your piercing at least two times a day, for the entire time of it’s healing process.


If you have had a ear or facial surface piercing we suggest you change your pillow covers to clean ones every two days. Try to make sure your piercing gets as much fresh air as possible and the piercing site stays cool and dry.


Periodically dry ear piercings if have long hair, as oils from your hair can coat the piercing and trap dirt and germs. For ear piercings we recommend that customers avoid using ear/headphones as this can cause irritation and swelling.


Abdominal Piercings (Navel, Nipple, etc)

Wash your hands and nails thoroughly before cleaning your piercings, as infections may occur if a piercing is not properly cared for. 

Avoid tight and restrictive clothing that will rub or catch on your piercing.

Have showers instead of baths and do not dry your piercing with a towel.


Abdominal piercings should only be covered by a breathable plaster within the first couple of hours after the piercing; then at night while you sleep; then, only if its getting aggravated during the day.

Oral Piercing (Lip, Madonna, Tongue, etc)


Was your hands and fingernails thoroughly before cleaning your piercing, as infections may occur if a piercing is not properly cared for. 

Inside the mouth should be cleaned with a non-alcoholic diluted mouthwash, especially after eating although we do not recommend smoking. 


Do not eat or drink anything hot or spicy and avoid dairy. If at all possible, avoid eating anything that requires excessive chewing. Suck on ice and take “Ibuprofen” which can be bought at any pharmacy, to help reduce swelling.


Any pus of fluid that dries on your jewellery should be softened with saline and gently rubbed away with a cotton bud.


As with all piercings, avoid playing with the jewellery, especially soon after the piercing.


If you have any problems, questions or enquiries, please do not hesitate to ask us. If you suspect your piercing to be infected, avoid removing the jewellery and contact us as soon as possible.

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