- Touch it
- Let someone else touch it
- Listen to anyone except your piercer or medical professional
- Touch it!
- Clean with anything other than what you piercer tell you
- Take your jewelry out
- Twist, turn or move it
- Swim in lakes, ponds or rivers
- TOUCH IT
What to do:
- Rinse with saline 2-3 times a day
- Do NOT touch it
- If it gets dirty, wash with mild antibacterial soap
- Call your piercer with questions
Oral specific care:
- Buy a new toothbrush immediately
- Rinse your mouth with alcohol-free mouthwash (Tech2000, Biotene) after anything in your mouth other than bottled distilled water
What to expect
The first two weeks:
- Don’t touch it
- There will be clear or yellow-ish liquid expelled. This is not pus, leave it be
- Avoid too much excess movement
Two to five weeks:
- With normal care you should regularly be seeing a dry white scab around the piercing, this is normal.
- This is the point in time which changing the jewelry is possible, though not always the best idea
- You’re almost home kids, keep up the good fight with care! It’ll be worth it
Thirty to ninety days
- With good care your piercing is now healed. Please return to all normal activities
- Still try to be mindful of soap and other contaminants as they can still irritate your piercing
Tips and tricks
- Don’t self-appraise/diagnose. If you think there may be a problem…. Please call (502) 384-6378, email us or come by the shop. SERIOUSLY
- Try not to party too hard. Alcohol can cause some havoc with you piercings.
- Get good sleep. Your body repairs and heals better when its well rested.
- Try to eat right… furthermore, take a multi-vitamin. Again your body heals better when its fueled by the right fuel.
- Change your sheets, and pillow case. This will keep some body oils and things off your new piercing.
- Don’t take your jewelry out. For real, don’t do it. Even a few seconds could be disastrous if you plan on keeping the piercing.