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PIERCING AFTERCARE

Now you have been pierced it’s very important you follow the instructions given below.
  • Hands are always covered in bacteria; do not touch your new piercing with your hands until you have washed them with antibacterial soap.
  • All piercings weep until fully healed, this is normal and should not be confused with an infection.
    The weeping causes a dry crust which must be soaked off before you
    commence with your cleaning procedure.
  • Infections are rare but if you do think you have a problem please consult us immediately at the studio or by phone.


EYE BROW, NOSTRIL, EAR

  • Clean the piercing and jewellery 2 – 3 times a day with Benzalkonium chloride.This should be applied with a clean cotton bud, and dried thoroughly with a cotton bud afterwards.
  • Piercing may also be bathed in cooled pre-boiled salt water solution this can help heal the piercing quickly.

NAVEL, NIPPLE, SURFACE

  • Clean at least 2 – 3 times a day, firstly soak any crust formation when in the bath or shower (avoid bubble bath for the first 3 days) but clean with antibacterial spray.
  • Do not wear tight clothing on the pierced area as this can aggravate and prolong the healing process.
  • Bathe the piercing in cooled pre-boiled salt water solution as often as possible, three times a day at least, as this will help heal the piercing quickly and reducing the chance of Infection,
  • PURE TEA TREE OIL IN PURE GRAPE SEED OIL (available at our piercing studio) may then be applied with a cotton bud.
  • Swimming should be avoided for seven days after your piercing.

TONGUE, LIP AND CHEEK

  • There is always an amount of swelling after these piercings, ice will contain the swelling, but it is to be expected.
  • Rinse with one part of antibacterial mouth wash, two parts water after every meal, drink or cigarette.
  • Your tongue also contains peptide which is a natural healing agent which will accelerate the healing; gargling with cooled pre-boiled salt water solution will also assist the healing process.
  • Avoid food items such as crisps, nuts or anything small that may get trapped in the piercing. These food items can cause swelling and infections.
  • You may need to take Ibuprofen in the first week. This is ok, but follow the instructions provided.
  • After the first week you will need to return to us for a shorter bar to be fitted.
  • Try not to bite the bar or click the back of your teeth with it as this can damage your teeth.
  • Remember to also keep the exterior of the lip piercing clean 2-3 Times a day with a Clean Cotton Wool Bud  and Diluted TCP or Dettol in Cool, Pre-Boiled Water.
  • Avoid oral sex until the piercing has completely healed or use a condom.
  • Smoking can inhibit the healing process of your new piercing. We recommend you do not smoke at all until the healing process is complete.

DO NOT TAKE PART IN ANY STRENUOUS EXERCISE OR DRINK ALCOHOL FOR 24 HOURS AFTER ANY PIERCING IS DONE.

WITH PROPER CARE INFECTIONS ARE RARE
IF YOU NOTICE ANY INCIDENCE OR COMBINATION
OF SWELLING, REDNESS, YELLOW /GREEN PUSS,
DISCHARGE OR A BURNING SENSATION YOU CAN
TELEPHONE: NHS 101
FOR CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE

IF THESE SYMPTOMS OCCCUR, DO NOT REMOVE YOUR PIERCING UNTIL YOU
HAVE TAKEN MEDICAL ADVICE

WE ARE OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK, MONDAY-SATURDAY  9am-5pm, DO NOT
HESITATE TO CONTACT OR VISIT US IF YOU HAVE ANY
PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR PIERCING.
CLOSED SUNDAY