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Healing Process and Piercing After Care

A new piercing will be sore, tender or red for several days up to a couple of weeks. Experiencing some discharge on a piercing is very normal, given that there are no other symptoms present. Complete healing normally takes several weeks or more. Below are more specific healing time estimates. During this period, care must be taken to avoid infection. Touching—or, for genital and oral piercings, sexual activity—is usually discouraged.

 

Primary healing usually takes about as long as is listed below; the jewelry should not be removed during this period. The healing time should not be rushed. Very often, a piercing that seemed to be healed will start to have problems when it is handled roughly, exposed to mouth contact or unwashed hands before it has truly healed.

 

Upon receiving a new piercing, the jewelry used will be a little longer/larger to accomodate for any swelling. Once the swelling has subsided and the piercing has healed, you may down-size the jewelry. If you suspect you might have an infection, begin to develop a bump, or run into any problems with the healing process, please contact our shop for further assistance. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE YOUR JEWELRY BEFORE CONSULTING YOUR BODY PIERCER.

  • Nose: 3-6 months
  • Septum: 2-3 months
  • Lip/Labret: 2-3 months
  • Eyebrow: 3-6 months
  • Tongue: 2-4 weeks
  • Ear Lobes: 2-3 months
  • Helix: 3-8 months
  • Conch: 3-8 months
  • Daith: 3-8 months
  • Tragus: 3-8 months
  • Snug: 6-12 months
  • Industrial: 6-12 months
  • Nipples: 3-6 months
  • Navel: 6-8 months
  • Microdermals: 2-3 months
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Do's and Dont's
Things to Do
  • Clean your piercing 2-3 times a day.
  • Use a sterile saline solution to clean your piercing.
  • Use non-alcoholic mouthwash OR a sea salt and warm water mix to rinse an oral piercing.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Take good care of your body.
  • If you do not have sterile saline solution, you can make your own solution by mixing 1/8 of a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt with 8 oz. of warm water and gently apply with a clean cotton ball.
Things NOT to Do
  • Don't over-clean your piercing. This can cause dryness and delay the healing process.
  • Avoid using alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, harsh soaps, and any kind of ear cleaning solution to clean the piercing.
  • Avoid touching, twisting, pulling, or playing with a new piercing.
  • Avoid sleeping on a new piercing for a few weeks. 
  • Avoid any hot tubs, lakes, and pools for a few weeks. 
  • Avoid kissing or any sexual activity with a new oral or genital piercing.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption, smoking tobacco, and use of recreational drugs with a new oral piercing.