Piercing After Care

Body After Care

DO THIS:

  • Drink plenty of water and take vitamins daily.
  • Gently clean piercing once a day in the shower with Dr. Broner’s soap (or other vegetable-based, liquid castile soap).
  • Change bed sheets and clothing on a regular basis.
  • Call if you have any problems questions or concerns.
  • Soak piercing for  5-10 min with hot but tolerable sea salt mixture. (See below)

SEA SALT MEASURMENTS:

  • 1/4 tsp salt – in 8 oz of H2O
  • 1 tsp salt – in 1 liter of H2O
  • 4 tsp salt – in 1 gallon of H2O
  • 1/8 c – in clean bathtub

Use distilled H2O • Store pre-made salt mixture on refrigerator • Shake well before use.

DO NOT DO THIS:

  • Touch your piercing.
  • Swim for 8-10 weeks.
  • Use alcohol, peroxide, anti-bacterial soap, ointments, BZK products (eg. Earcare solution, Bactine or Epsom salt).
  • Rotate, move, or change jewelry.
  • Use cotton products to clean your piercing.
  • Clean piercing over a sink (only do it in the shower).
  • Apply makeup, perfumes, hair products, or lotions to piercing site.
  • Take advice from friends.

 

Oral Aftercare

DO THIS:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Rinse with alcohol-free mouth wash 3-5 times daily.
  • Take Ibprofen for swelling.
  • Gently brush beads to avoid plaque buildup.
  • Eat shaved or crushed ice, popsicles, or Otter Pops.
  • Call if you have any problems, questions, or concerns.

DO NOT DO THIS:

  • Touch piercing or allow others to touch it.
  • Eat spicy, hot, or acidic foods or juices.
  • Drink alcohol until piercing is healed.
  • Rotate jewelry.
  • Take advice from friends.