Piercing Aftercare

Aftercare: Piercing

  • 1 The number one rule, never touch a new piercing without washing your hands.
  • 2 Fresh Piercings should be cleaned 1 or 2 times a day. Cleaning too often may slow down the natural healing process.
  • 3 Using aftercare saline solution, such as H2Ocean, use a cotton swab or cotton ball and gently place on the piercing.
  • 4 Always dry the piercing with a clean disposable cotton product, gauze, cotton ball, or cotton swab. Gently pat the piercing dry; never rub.
  • 5 Unless there is a problem with the size, style, or material of the initial jewelry, leave it in place for the entire healing period. A qualified piercer should perform any necessary jewelry change that occurs during healing.
  • 6 With clean hands or paper products, be sure to regularly check the threaded ends on your jewelry for tightness. ("Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey").
  • 7 For mouth piercings, lip, tongue, or Marylyn, rinse your mouth with original Listerine only at least four times daily after meals. Mix half & half water and Listerine.
  • 8 If you have any questions, call Paris Ink at (905) 845-7465. DO NOT rely on information from anyone but a professional Piercer.
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The Healing Process

Note: Initially, some bleeding localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising may occur. In addition, some discoloration, itching, and secretion (not pus) may form. Continue to clean the piercing until it fully heals. A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because piercings heal from the outside, and although it may feel like it has healed, the tissue remains fragile on the inside. Keep Cleaning throughout the entire process. Make sure to follow instructions for an ideal healing process.

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