Aftercare

Aftercare advice for all piercings. We have done everything we can to make sure your piercing will heal well but a healed piercing is a team effort between piercer and client. Please follow the instructions listed here to care for your piercing.

Golden Rules

  • Piercings must be kept clean and dry (where appropriate)
  • Touching must be kept to a minimum

Body Piercing – all piercings unless specified

Sterile Saline Solution
  • Clean piercing twice daily with sterile saline
  • Clean hands with soap and water first
  • Use sterile saline to soak and soften crusties
  • Don’t use any products or chemicals unless recommended by your piercer
  • Use a piece of gauze to gently remove crusties
  • Dry piercing with a disposable paper towel (No toilet paper!)
  • Follow Downsize instructions
  • If you’re unsure then contact us! We’re happy to help

Cartilage Piercing – Ears, Nose etc

  • Follow Body Piercing Aftercare
  • For nose piercings don’t clean the inside unless there is a build up on the jewellery

Oral Piercing – Lips, Tongue, Cheeks etc

  • Clean outside of piercing twice daily following body piercing aftercare
  • Use an alcohol free mouthwash morning and night and after each meal
  • Rinse mouth out with clean water after eating, drinking, smoking or having sexual contact using your mouth
  • Avoid spicy foods for 2-4 weeks
  • Avoid sucking or using straws

Surface Piercing – Surface, Microdermal etc

  • Follow Body Piercing Aftercare
  • Use a dental floss pick to help remove large build ups trapped between jewellery and skin
  • Wear a disposable bandage for 12 hours on, 12 hours off for first 5-7 days

Intimate Piercing

  • Follow Body Piercing Aftercare
  • Use a sanitary towel/liner for the first week (change twice daily)
  • Keep other people’s body fluids away for 4 weeks minimum
  • Wear a condom for sex for first 4 weeks
  • Listen to your body. If it hurts then stop

Downsizes

Downsizing is important for a happy, healthy piercing that lasts a lifetime. Downsizing means switching the post or ring to a snug fit after swelling has gone down. 2-4 weeks is the common time to downsize. Your piercer will let you know what is ideal for your piercing. Book your appointment for a downsize here.

Jewellery Maintenance

Once a week tighten any threaded ends to ensure jewellery isn’t lost.

Gold body jewellery can slowly tarnish over time. A simple buff using a polishing cloth will bring your gold back to full shine.

Check Ups 

A checkup 2-4 weeks after piercing is recommended even for piercings which don’t require a downsize. This helps us make sure your piercing is healing well and we can help solve any issues early on. Book a free check up here.