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General Aftercare Advice
Unfortunately, your piercing will not heal overnight.
You have to treat your new piercing like you would treat any other flesh wound. Keep it clean, don’t touch it, don’t pick at it and don’t play with it.
Just like any other flesh wound you will not see it heal completely within a week, or even a month. Healing times differ from person to person and can also depend on the area that’s pierced, your general health and varying factors in your life/career etc.
If you follow our aftercare instructions your piercing will typically be ready to change from the first, longer jewellery we pierce you with after about 2-4 weeks. Your first jewellery change is free of charge unless you wish to upgrade to one of our more luxury pieces.
Please keep the initial piece of jewellery in until it is completely healed. If you have any worries or questions about whether your piercing is ready to change, please feel free to give us a call, contact us via email or Facebook, or better yet come into the studio. Even if you think the problem is small, we are here to help you and make sure you are happy with your new piercing.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
General aftercare for piercings (excluding inner oral)
You will need to clean your piercing twice a day. This might sound like a lot of work, but if you follow our instructions it will take you almost no time at all and your healing time will be reduced dramatically.
To clean your new piercing, we strongly recommend that you use a 0.9% saline solution spray.
To use a spray aftercare treatment all you have to do is:
- Make sure your hands are clean before cleaning your piercing, never touch your new piercing with dirty hands and certainly don’t pull it or twist it
- Spray your piercing aftercare onto a clean piece of kitchen roll with low fibres (do not use toilet roll or a kitchen roll with lots of fibres as they can get into your new piercing and cause problems)
- Soak your new piercing by holding the solution soaked kitchen roll against it for a minute or so until any crust that has built up becomes soft
- Spray a little more solution onto a clean cotton bud and then use that to pull away any of the softened crust
- Get another piece of clean dry kitchen roll and pat the piercing and area around it dry, do not rub
- Do not just spray the piercing spray directly onto the piercing, this will not clean your piercing properly
- For inner oral piercings, tongue/tongue webbing/smiley we suggest you use a non-alcoholic mouthwash twice a day, please see our tongue piercing aftercare for full directions