How do I care for my piercing?

 

We recommend washing your piercing twice daily with one of the after care methods below, once in the A.M. and once in the P.M. Wash your hands with soap and water before cleaning your piercing. If you plan on flying soon, please let your piercer know. High elevations may cause increased swelling and we want to ensure you have the correct sized jewelry.

 

AFTER CARE METHODS:

Sterile Saline 

Use a sterile saline wound wash such as NeilMed Piercing Aftercare Spray that contains only .9% sodium chloride. Spray directly onto piercing twice a day, no rinsing necessary.

Sea Salt Solution

**Should only be used if you have no access to sterile saline**

Dissolve ¼ teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm water. Be sure ratio is correct, using too salt much can irritate piercing. For certain piercings it may be easier to apply solution as a compress, using saturated clean gauze or paper towel. Rinse thoroughly.

Oral Piercings

Maintain oral hygiene and rinse with distilled water. Rinse mouth out after any eating or drinking that is not water. Avoid foods that are hot in temperature, spicy or high in citric acid such as grapefruit and oranges. DO NOT use alcohol or any type of ointments on your piercing. DO NOT touch, twist or play with your new piercing.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PIERCING TAKE TO HEAL?

Three months and onward. Consistent aftercare, not touching, twisting or interfering with natural healing process will ensure best healing time.