Now the easy part is over…you have your piercing! It’s time to look after it, remember that it is your responsibility to make sure that your piercing is well looked after to make sure it heals happily.
Do not touch it! We say this time and time again, but the most important thing you can do for your new piercing is leave it alone. That means no spinning it around, no sliding it through the piercing hole and generally no fiddling!
Every piercing heals at a different speed, and the healing times we advise aren’t set in stone, as every body heals at a different rate.
We only recommend using a sterile saline spray for the cleaning of your new piercing; it is not appropriate or necessary to use anything else, as other cleaning materials are too strong and harsh for your piercing.
Keep your hair off your new piercing, and try and avoid sleeping on a new ear piercing…a travel pillow tucked under your pillowcase will keep the pressure off it without interrupting your sleep! Also make sure you aren’t sharing your bed with your pet, and keep your bedding clean (changing it regularly)
If you suspect an infection, it is important you pop in and speak to us and let us see your piercing, leaving the jewellery in place. Often the piercing is just irritated and mistaken for an infection. However, in the case of a genuine infection a GP visit would be required, but it is important to remember that a lot of medical professionals have not had piercing specific training.
If your piercing develops a ‘bump’, don’t panic, it’s very unlikely to be a keloid, despite what a Google search may tell you. Come into the studio so we can establish the cause of the bump and the best course of action to get rid of it, and keep your piercing happy and healthy!
Always remember we are here to help, we are in the studio 6 days a week to speak to in person, or we are a phone call or message away!