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Aftercare

General Piercing Information

  • Never touch or play with healing piercing with unwashed hands
  • It is easiest to wash the piercing in the shower twice a day. Stand with the new piercing in the flow of the water for a few minutes until any dry build up around piercing has softened, then using clean hands or a cotton bud dislodge any dry build up from around the piercing taking care not to push any into the piercing as it may damage the newly formed skin inside
  • After shower apply Aftercare Product as advised by Piercer
  • Apply Aftercare Product directly onto the piercing. Do not soak or attempt to rotate or turn the piercing
  • Your healing time depends on your own body's ability to heal. It can take anywhere between 1- 6 months to heal providing you follow the above advice (although it is not uncommon for some piercings to take longer)

Dermals, Skin Divers and Surface Piercings

  • Refer to General Piercing Information above 
  • Do not change the dermal top or surface balls on the surface bar until 3 months after piercing to allow sufficient time for healing 
  • Never attempt to rotate a dermal 
  • For the first 3 months at night time keep piercing covered whilst sleeping or when doing any physical activity to avoid sweat coming into contact with the piercing
  • When swimming the piercing must be covered with a waterproof patch 
  • When removing patches at any time always remove the patch SLOWLY.  There may be a dry build up over the piercing site and if you pull the patch too quickly you will increase your chances of pulling and distorting the piercing site


Oral Piercings- Labret, Beauty Spot, Lip, Cheek etc

  • Refer to General Piercing Information above
  • Because your new piercing is on the inside and the outside of your mouth you must clean both sides 2 separate ways
  • Cleaning inside of your mouth: you must spray mouth with Aftercare Product any time you eat, drink or smoke for 8 weeks after getting pierced
  • Cleaning outside of your mouth: you must apply Aftercare Product as advised by Piercer. Continue this after care twice a day for approximately 6-8 weeks after getting pierced
  • We have placed in a longer bar or larger ring than may appear needed, this is to allow for any potential swelling. This will need to be changed for a shorter bar or smaller ring after approximately 2-4 weeks
  • It is very important that you come back to purchase the shorter jewellery as leaving the larger jewellery in unnecessarily can damage your teeth and gums
  • To further assist your healing it is best to avoid alcohol or smoking during the first two months of healing

Tongue and inside mouth Piercing

  • During the first 24 hours keep the inside environment of your mouth cold by sucking ice, sipping cold drinks and eating soft, cool, non-spicy foods. This will help to reduce the swelling
  • Rinse mouth using BLUE Aftercare Product anytime you eat, drink or smoke for approximately 8 weeks
  • We have placed in a longer bar to start with to allow for any potential swelling, this will need to be changed to a shorter bar after approximately 1-4 weeks
  • It is very important that you come back to purchase a shorter bar as leaving the longer bar in unnecessarily can damage your teeth and gums
  • To further assist your healing it is best to avoid alcohol or smoking during the first two months of healing
  • Your healing time depends on your own body's ability to heal. It can take anywhere between 1-6 months providing you follow the above advice

NEVER DO THE FOLLOWING  TO YOUR PIERCING:

  • Do not use the following to clean your piercing:  Methylated Spirits, Dettol, Bleach, Contact Lens Solution, Betadine, Alcohol, Kitchen Table Salt or ANY other chemical as all of these will burn and ruin your Piercing.
  • Do not apply fake tan over piercing sites
  • Do not apply antiseptic creams to piercing
  • Never touch piercing site with unsterilized fingers/hands
  • Do not turn or rotate piercings
  • Do not aggravate the piercing site with clothing (eg: tight pants on a belly piercing)
  • Never swim before the site has healed in a chlorine pool without covering your piercing first (waterproof and water tight) 

Piercing Aftercare Products

Red:   Soothing:   For aftercare of external piercings
Blue:     Oral:   For oral piercings (mouth)
Yellow:   Lobe:    For ear piercings
Green:   Plugs:   For cleaning plugs and tunnels
Purple:   Natural:   For sensitive skin

Your piercer will recommend the product above best to suit your piercing(s).  We strongly recommend you purchase the suggested product(s) so as your piercing remains in the healthiest condition to promote quicker healing

Saline solution recipe

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of rock salt or sea salt (NOT ordinary table salt) into 1 litre of boiled water, store in a clean lidded container (wash out with boiling water)

OR

  • For a smaller amount ½ teaspoon of rock salt or sea salt into 1 cup (250mls) of boiled water.
  • Renew solution every 3 days, apply twice daily after washing hands or showering
  • Dry the area thoroughly after cleaning
  • Use saline solution only to this specific formula. If the solution is too strong it may dry and burn your skin

Additional Information

If you have a pressure lump or blister around your piercing or a slight infection the only medically proven product is Kenacomb  Ointment.  You will need a prescription to get this ointment so you will need to consult your Doctor.