Aftercare

General Piercings
Oral Piercings

Genital Piercings
Dermal Implants

GENERAL EXTERNAL AFTERCARE

 

DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING!!!

 

Clean your piercing 2-3 times a day using only

• SALINE SOLUTION

DO NOT use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, Savlon or any other harsh products.

 

Wash your hands before cleaning the piercing

 

Soak the piercing for 2-5 minutes with SALINE SOLUTION, using a paper towel or clean gauze

 

DO NOT use COTTON in any shape or form!!!

 

Gently wipe any residue that may have dried on the skin

 

Dry your piercing with a clean paper towel and leave it exposed

 

AVOID:

• Over-cleaning or vigorous cleaning
• Friction from tight clothing, excessive motion
• Playing with the jewellery (it is not necessary to rotate or push it)
• Personal care and beauty products (soaps, shampoos, make-up etc.)
• Contact with other bodily fluids

 

Keep the jewellery that you have been pierced with in for the FULL time of healing!

 

For any additional information please contact us.

 

Fully healed piercings can shrink or close in minutes even after being there for years, so keep your jewellery in at all times!

ORAL AFTERCARE

 

DO NOT PLAY WITH YOUR PIERCING!!!

 

Rinse your mouth for (30 seconds) with ALCOHOL FREE MOUTHWASH after ANY meal, drink or snack; and if you smoke after each cigarette.
Maintain good oral hygiene, avoid harsh or alcohol containing mouthwash. Saline Solution can also be used for rinsing instead of mouthwash.

 

If the piercing is both inside and outside your mouth (Labret, Madonna, Medusa) the outside of the piercing must also be cleaned following the same procedure that is used for ‘General External Aftercare’.

 

For at least 3 weeks you need to AVOID:


• Excessive talking and playing with your jewellery
• Eating spicy, salty, acidic or hot temperature foods or drinks
• Fresh fruit juices
• Alcohol, aspirin and large amount of caffeine
• Oral sexual contact, including wet kissing

 

Drink plenty of cold water or suck an ice cube to reduce the swelling.

Choose something mild and soft to eat: anything that will be easy for you to chew and swallow. Take your time with your food and extra care while eating.

If swelling causes too much pain or discomfort, take some anti-inflammatory painkillers i.e. Ibuprofen, (if you are NOT allergic to them).

 

SURFACE PIERCINGS AND DERMAL IMPLANTS AFTERCARE

 

Surface piercings & microdermal anchors have a greater chance of rejection and migration than any other piercing. If rejection or migration is suspected, the surface piercing or microdermal should be removed as soon as possible by your piercer.

Avoid any irritation or accidental catching of the piercing site as well as any cosmetics on the area, exactly the same way as with any piercing.

For aftercare please follow the ‘General External Aftercare’ instructions.

 

GENITAL AFTERCARE

 

MALE

Soak your piercing 2-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes in a clean cup of SALINE SOLUTION.

 

FEMALE

Soak your piercing 2-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes by inverting a clean cup of SALINE SOLUTION over the area.

 

It may be easier to follow general external aftercare and use a clean paper towel or gauze.

 

AVOID:

Any form of cream, antiseptic or cosmetics (soaps, shower gels, body lotions) for the full time of healing – these are intended for external use only and can cause irritation if they get under the skin.

 

Wearing tight underwear or any items of clothing that can create too much pressure against unhealed piercing.

 

Sexual activities for 2-3 weeks, always use condoms as protection for the FULL time of healing!

 

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