New piercings should be cleaned thoroughly at least 3 times a day. Wash your hands thoroughly, never touch your piercing with dirty hands! This is very important. DO NOT use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, betadine, or petroleum based products on your piercing. An antimicrobial soap, like Hibiclens, cleans & disinfects. We have Hibiclens available in our studio and highly recommend it to clean your piercings.
For any oral piercings, rinse with an alcohol free antiseptic after eating, drinking (except water) or smoking. We recommend using H2Ocean's mouthwash that we carry at our studio. Avoid foods that are hot, spicy or excessively salty, and keep dairy to a minimum. Avoid alcohol, it can cause dehydration, which will result in swelling. Avoid smoking and any oral contact.
Oral contact, exposure to bodily fluid, or handling of new piercings can cause infections and should be avoided. New piercings should not be subjected to heavy abuse during the healing period. Keep make-up and restrictive clothing away from new piercings. New piercings should never be subjected to hot tubs, bathes, swimming pools, river, lakes or oceans. We highly advise against it but if this does occur we urge you to clean the piercing immediately after otherwise infection can occur.
With proper post piercing care, infections are rare. Minor soreness may be experienced while piercings heal.If the pain continues and the piercing is very sore and/or excessive redness or discharge occurs for an extended period of time, you may have an infection. If you think you have an infection, please come into the studio and our piercer will assess and advise.
Body jewelry may be removed and changed when the piercing is healed. However, if jewelry is removed too soon or before the area surrounding the piercing has toughened, the delicate interior of the piercing can be easily torn when new jewelry is inserted.If you're not sure whether or not your piercing is healed, our piercer has no problem taking a look at it for you.
If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns our piercer is available to you.