PIERCING AFTERCARE

  • DO NOT TOUCH YOUR NEW PIERCING. Don’t let anyone else touch, lick, or kiss your new piercing.

  • DO NOT TAKE OUT YOUR JEWELRY UNTIL THE PIERCING HAS HEALED. Your piercing can take several weeks to several months to heal; avoid removing your jewelry at this time.

  • Don’t let your new piercing come into contact with another person’s bodily fluids until your piercing has healed.

  • NEVER CLEAN WITH ALCOHOL, PEROXIDE, OR HARSH SOAPS. Clean your piercing twice daily with the cleanser recommended by your piercer.

  • Avoid hot tubs, pools, rivers, and lakes during the healing process. If you must swim, carefully cover piercing with a waterproof bandage. 

  • Reducing your intake of alcohol, drugs, and caffeine at this time will aid in the healing process. 

  • Taking vitamin C, a zinc supplement, and a multivitamin will support healthy tissue growth.

  • For oral piercings avoid smoking, chewing tobacco, and spicy food. Anytime you eat, drink, or smoke rinse your mouth with the mouthwash recommended by your piercer.

  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing, which can irritate a new piercing. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, as well as lotions and oils while your piercing is healing.

You should perform a saline soak twice daily. Use 8-10 ounces of distilled water mixed with ⅛-¼ teaspoon of iodine-free sea salt. Soak your piercing for five to ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly with plain water. 

 

Neilmed Wound Wash Piercing Aftercare is available at the shop (or linked here to buy online for your convenience.)

 

We offer Griffin Oil for piercings. If you did not get a chance to pick some up in the house here is a link to the product listing on Amazon. You should consult with the piercer on the best use of this product for your specific piercing needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress your pillow in a large, clean t-shirt and turn it nightly; one clean t-shirt provides four clean surfaces for sleeping. 

  • For the first night of your new piercing, take a clean shirt and put it over the pillow. Position the pillow so that the front of the clean shirt will be against your new piercing.

  • For the second night of your new piercing, turn the pillow over so that the back of the t-shirt will be in contact with your new piercing. 

  • For the third night of your new piercing, take the t-shirt off of your pillow and flip it inside out. Once again position the pillow so that the inside of the t-shirt’s front side will be against your new piercing. 

  • For the fourth night of your new piercing, turn the pillow over so that the back of the t-shirt (that is inside out) will be in contact with your new piercing. 

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