Your new piercing is very specific to you and your lifestyle, so are your aftercare instructions. Here are some tidbits to help you along the way. More aftercare instructions are available just stop by or give us a call. Always consult your professional piercer with any questions or concerns.
Here are some basic guidelines and the do’s and don’ts of any fresh or healing piercing:
- Never poke, prod, pick, scratch, tug, lick, squeeze, pull, itch, flick, twist, peel, ignite, yank, chew, wiggle, rub, submerge in lava, squash, molest, drown, asphyxiate, or otherwise murder your piercing.
- Never handle your piercing with unclean hands. The jewelry DOES NOT need to be moved, ever. The tissue is very delicate inside and can bedamaged.
Your piercer will suggest a sea salt solution to soak your piercing in two to three times daily. Soaking your piercing in a saline solution 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 10 minutes is pertinent to your piercing healing quickly and efficiently.
You can make your own saline solution very inexpensively by mixing 8oz (1 cup) of warm distilled water with ¼ teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt.
8oz distilled water ¼ teaspoon non-iodized sea salt=saline solution
Not enough salt defeats purpose, too much salt will dry out and irritate piercing.
You can also purchase a pre-made solution, H2Ocean, which we carry. This should be a supplement for quick cleans, not a replacement to your sea salt soaks.
Research, continuing education, and manufacturers suggestions prove that these products should never be used, EVER:
Peroxide,Isopropyl Alcohol, Neosporin, Listerine, Ear Care Solution, Glyoxide,Anbesol, Dial Soap, SoftSoap, any bar soap, Contact Solution, Bactine, Iodine, Phisoderm, Hibiclens, Betadine, Bacitracin, or Colloidal Silver. What you feel is fine for first aid is not suitable for a puncture wound, which is what your piercing is.