Lucky Lady Tattoos
Piercing Aftercare
  Oral Piercing

  • Listerine after every meal for the next 3-6 weeks. Also use after smoking. Use after drinking anything other than water.
  • Avoid 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.)
  •  The 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.
  • Get in the habit of checking the accessories on your jewelry to prevent losing it. Remember, Righty tighty, lefty lucy.
  • Take recommended doses of Ibuprofen, this will reduce swelling. Ice will also help reduce swelling. Swelling tends to last 3-5 days.
  • Avoid yeast (including beer) until your piercing heals. Yeast causes yeast infections.
  • Brushing your teeth, 3 times daily to reduce bacteria near piercing.
  • Eat Slowly, Small portions of food until comfortable
  • Do not use petroleum-based ointments such as Bacitracin or Neosporin. Also avoid alcohol and peroxide
  • These things will hinder and prolong the healing process.
  • Do not engage in rough activity that may irritate the piercing.
  •  Do not expose new piercing to any kind of body fluids.
  • Keep make-up, hair spray, lotion ect. away from new piercing.
  • Avoid Pools, hot tubs, lakes ect.
  • This may cause infection
  • Do 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

Cheek: 2-3 Months

Labret/Lip:6-8 Weeks

Tongue: 4-6 Weeks

Non Oral Piercing
  • Clean your piercing with antibacterial soap 2 times a day for the entire healing period (listed below)
  • Avoid 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.)
  • he 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.
  • Get in the habit of checking the accessories on your jewelry to prevent losing it. Remember, Righty tighty, lefty lucy.
  • Take recommended doses of Ibuprofen, this will reduce swelling.
  •  Do not use petroleum-based ointments such as Bacitracin or Neosporin. Also avoid alcohol and peroxide
  • These things will hinder and prolong the healing process.
  • Do not engage in rough activity that may irritate the piercing.
  • Do not expose new piercing to any kind of body fluids.
  • Keep make-up, hair spray, lotion ect. away from new piercing.
  • Avoid sleeping on new piercings
  •  This will irritate your piercing and prolong the healing process.
  • Avoid Pools, hot tubs, lakes ect.  This may cause infection
  • Do 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 Year

Ear Lobe: 6-8 Weeks

Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks

Navel: 6 months-Over a Year

Nipple: 2-6 Months

Septum: 6-8 Weeks

If you have any questions or concerns about your new piercing feel free to give us a call at either (859) 624-0255.




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