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.
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 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!
We only recommend sterile saline for cleaning a new piercing, we stock 2 brands…Stericlens and NeilMed, they are both the highest standard possible and the only method appropriate for your new piercing.
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!