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Your Piercing is going to look its best when its happy and healed, getting the piercing is only the beginning of your journey. Here's some help getting you there.



Week 1 – Fresh. Swelling and redness are good signs. A little bleeding is normal. Ice can help reduce discomfort.


Weeks 2-4 – Healing. Yellow “crusties” form around the piercing. DON’T pick DON’T touch! For Cartilage and oral piercings, this is a good time to stop in and DOWN SIZE YOUR JEWELRY!


Week 5 – Matured. Redness should be gone. Keep cleaning the piercing

  • In the shower, DO NOT let the water hit the piercing directly but let the water run over the piercing and then

  • spray with sterile saline 2-3x daily

  • Do Not touch or move the jewelry

  • Do Not Pick the crusties




  • Sleeping on or bumping the piercing can prolong healing and cause bumps

  • Hot chamomile teabag compresses can reduce bumps and increase blood flow. **However avoid this if you have an allergy to ragweed.

  • Avoid harsh cleansers such as: Betadine, Alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and products containing triclosan, Bactine, pierced ear care solution,  and other products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK).

  • Avoid submerging in pools, lakes, hot tubs or other unhygienic bodies of water. You can also protect your piercing using water proof bandages (3M, Naxcare, Clean Seals or Tegaderm). These are available at most drug stores.

  • Avoid make-up, hair products, lotions, and sprays.

  • Keep the piercing dry.

  • Avoid jewelry made of lower quality material (acrylic, sterling silver, or materials that cannot be verified as implant grade) or external threading.

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