Scratching or picking your newly pierced site to reduce risk of causing problems to the piercing. In particular, avoid using fingernails to handle jewllery, as the underside of nails are more likely
to introduce infection to the pierced site.
If your work involves dirty/dusty environments always
insure that your piercing is covered, dry and NOT exposed.
FOLLOW YOUR AFTERCARE
After every piercing is carried out you will be given a full verbal aftercare as well as an A4 written aftercare if for any reason you have any further questions or concerns do not hesitate to content the studio or pop in when possible.
We want to make sure that your heeling well and that you’re happy with your piercing.
To insure this is the case we also recommend that you come back to the studio for regular check ups!
Your first check up will be set up for 3 weeks over healing.
AVOID using any kind of cotton wool products as they are bleached and can comtaminate the sterile salt water solution. The cotton fibres can also attach themselves to the hard lymph that is attached to piercing causing swelling,
SEA SALT IS BEST when advising to bath your piercings as table salt is crushed down with various other products. Your piercer will advise you on the amount of salt required to the ratio of boiled water in order to sterilises your new piercing
The Do's and Don'ts
Cleaning your Piercing-
Once your piercing has been complete it is essential that you
Take care of the area and treat it as the piercer has advised.
Using cooled off- boiling water and rock salt (forming a saline solution) Soak the area twice a day to break away any crust that has formed around the piercing area.
Do not use ANY skin preparation products such as surgical spirits, alcoholic sprays, Savlon creams/spray, Dettol, TCP, Hydrogen Peroxide, parocetamol or salt pastes etc. Only use cleaning products recommended by the studio. There is generally no need to use any other skin antiseptic products and you should not share a cleaning product (inc Salt water) with other person.
Your piercing can and in most cases will SWELL once the piercing has been competed, this is normal and the piercer will have already accommodated this by placing a much larger piece of jewellery into the area. Tongues can swell to the degree of the whole bar, however to relieve this rinsing your mouth with ice cold salt water will help.
If your jewellery is feeling TIGHT in the area then you need to seek the advice of your piercer straight away! In most cases it could be an indication that the area has become more swollen and needs to be checked.
ALWAYS wash your hands before handling your piercing i.e.- cleaning the area