General piercing aftercare and advice.
Leave your new piercing in for at least 3-6 months before changing your jewelry. (Threading on new jewelry can seriously damage the piercing). Cartlidge and certain areas may take up to 8-12 months to fully heal!
Avoid swimming in ponds, lakes, oceans or pools for at least 6-8 weeks.
Do not touch, play with, or pick at your piercing during the healing process. Do not let anyone else touch, play with, or get their bodily fluids into your piercing. (This is VERY important as it can cause serious infection and irritation).
In the shower, allow the water to hit above your piercing and run over it. Let any ‘crusties’ (scabs) fall off naturally when they are soft. (NO PICKING!)
Rinse very last before getting out of the shower so that no shampoo, conditioner, or soap residue is left behind. - Do not cover your new piercing in make-up, creams, oils, bandages or ointments of any kind. You want the piercing to be able to breathe.
Avoid having your piercing bumped, banged, pulled, etc. as it can cause damage.
We DO NOT suggest any alcohol, peroxide, polysporin or any other ointments to be used as aftercare. These things can also damage your piercing and inhibit healing.
Make sure bedding, pillowcases and anything else coming in contact with the piercing (phones, headbands, hats, etc.) is clean, as bacteria can easily be transferred to your piercing)
Always wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning or changing your piercing.
Always clean new jewelry before putting it in.
Only use ONE aftercare method.
If you have a concern or issue with your piercing, DO NOT REMOVE IT. Talk to your piercing artist to resolve the issue.