Piercing Aftercare

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Piercing Aftercare

  

  

BODYPIERCING AFTER CARE


EXTRNAL PIERCING

(This includes: All parts of the ear, nostrils, septum, nipples, navel, genetalia, and surface piercings.)

Clean the pierce with a pure, unscented, non-moisturizing, non-deodorant soap such as: Ivory Bar Soap, Purpose Bar Soap (dermatologist recommended), or Neutrogena Glycerin Bar Soap. Lather both the pierce and the jewelry turn or move the jewelry through the pierce making sure the soap penetrates. Rinse out all traces of soap by turning/moving the jewelry through the pierce again under running water. Do this at least 2 or 3 times during every daily shower for the specified amount of healing time (see below or ask your piercer). Occasionally, the pierce will secrete a fluid that will dry into a “crust" on the jewelry. This is completely normal and NOT a sign of infection. If this accumulation occurs, clean your jewelry before you clean your pierce by wiping the jewelry with a cotton ball or swab soaked on Hydrogen Peroxide or preservative free saline solution. Once the jewelry is free of all debris, clean the pierce. If your jewelry is already free of any accumulation, you don’t have to clean it with any solution.


INTERNAL PIERCINGS:

(This includes: Tongue, lip, labret, cheek, and any mouth webbing.)

Rinse with Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash (or any other antiseptic mouthwash), ½ Listerine, ½ water, after finishing eating, smoking, or drinking anything other than bottled water for the time specified (see below or ask the piercer). You may also use a product called Gly Oxide a few times per day. Lip and cheek piercings, might secrete a fluid that will dry into a “crust” on the jewelry. If this occurs use a cotton dipped in Hydrogen Peroxide to remove this accumulation. Rinse off this solution immediately after all accumulation has been removed. During the first few days, swelling of the pierced area is normal. Use ice directly on the pierce, Ibuprofen is known to be and anti-inflammatory (contact your physician before starting any medication). Cold chamomile tea is also soothing. Avoid eating hot or spicy foods, using, straws, and hard or chewy food. After the swelling has subsided, return to normal eating habits.


DO’s AND DO NOT’s:

  • DO: Avoid submerging a pierce in bodies of water such as lakes, ponds, rivers, etc. or protect your piercing using a special water proof bandage such as Tegarderm
  • DO: Return to any Warrior Piercing location within two weeks for a free check-up to insure the piercing is healing well.
  • DO: Consult your doctor if you have an infected pierce
  • DO NOT: touch, poke, pick or any way play with your pierce before it is fully healed.
  • DO NOT: use ointments, creams, or antibacterial product sunless told to do so by a Warrior Piercer.
  • DO NOT: Do not use Dial, Lever 2000, Betodine, Bactine, or any liquid soap, as they contain too many chemicals that interfere with proper healing.
  • DO NOT: Never let anyone’s body fluids (i.e. saliva, urine, blood, semen, perspiration, etc.) come into contact with your healing piercing. 
  • DO NOT: expose your pierce to pets; dander, fur, and pleas are counterproductive for a healing pierce.
  • DO NOT: Make sure you do not restrain, pull, hang, tug, or in any way or form put pressure on a healing pierce. This will stop your piercing from healing.

CHANGING YOUR JEWELRY


Your jewelry cannot be changed until it is fully healed. There is no charge in having an authorized Warrior Piercer change your jewelry when you purchase it at any Warrior store. Changing your jewelry may result in damaging your jewelry, or injuring your pierce. Check with your piercer to see if you are ready to change to a new piece of jewelry.


DERMAL AFTERCARE


Clean the site with a pure unscented, non-moisturizing soap such as: Ivory bar soap, Purpose bar soap (dermatologist recommended), or Neutrogena Glycerin Bar Soap. Lather the gem/disk with soap, rinse thoroughly. Occasionally the pierce will secrete a fluid that will dry into a “crust” onto the “gem/disk". If this accumulates, clean your jewelry before you clean your pierce by wiping the jewelry with a cotton ball soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide or preservative free saline solution. Once the jewelry is free of all debris, clean the site.


APPROXIMATE HEALING TIMES:

· Tongues, Labrets, Prince Alberts, Clit Hood, Inner Labias 6-8 weeks

· Ear lobes, Septums, nipples, Frenums, Eyebrows 6-8 weeks

· Upper ears, Tragus’, Nostrils, Orbitals, Dydoes, Dermals 6-8 weeks

· Navels, Hafadas,Nipples Outer Labias, Surface Piercings 6-8 weeks

· Ampallang, Apadravya 2-3 months