Non Oral Piercing
your piercing with antibacterial soap 2 times a day for the entire healing
period (listed below)
over cleaning the piercing this will cause it to become irritated, if your
piercing is noticeably tender reduce cleaning to once a day. (If you are
physically active try to schedule your piercing cleaning after.)
most comfortable time to clean your piercing is during or after a hot shower. Gently
remove crust from piercing with a single use disposable product such as a paper
towel or tissue. Then gently rotate the jewelry to allow the soap to enter the
wound to help prevent bacteria.
in the habit of checking the accessories on your jewelry to prevent losing it.
Remember, Righty tighty, lefty lucy.
recommended doses of Ibuprofen, this will reduce swelling.
not use petroleum-based ointments such as Bacitracin or Neosporin. Also avoid
alcohol and peroxide
things will hinder and prolong the healing process.
not engage in rough activity that may irritate the piercing.
not expose new piercing to any kind of body fluids.
make-up, hair spray, lotion ect. away from new piercing.
sleeping on new piercings
will irritate your piercing and prolong the healing process.
Pools, hot tubs, lakes ect. This
may cause infection
not play with jewelry during healing. Once healed putting different jewelry in
will make the piercing more comfortable. Come in and see me and I will explain
to you how to change out your jewelry.
- MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR PIERCING!
Approximate Healing Times
Cartilage: 2 months-1
Ear Lobe: 6-8 Weeks
Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks
Navel: 6 months-Over
Nipple: 2-6 Months
Septum: 6-8 Weeks