General Piercing Aftercare


What you will need:

 Wound Wash Saline

Sterile Cotton Swabs (Q-Tips will do in a pinch)

Liquid Antibacterial Soap (as low fragrance and moisturizing as you can find)

Band-aids (for Dermal Anchors only)

What you will need to do:

Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your piercing during the healing process.

Touching your piercing with unwashed hands is the fastest way to an infection.

Spray a small amount of Saline to each side/end of your piercing, let Saline soak for about 30 seconds.  This will soften scabby matter that will develop on your piercing.

Once the matter has softened, moisten a cotton swab with Saline and use this to gently brush away any and all scabby matter.

Wet hands under running water, apply one drop of soap to one hand.  Rub hands together to get a very slight lather.  Apply lather to your piercing and let it sit for no longer than 30 seconds.

Rinse piercing will with Saline. Allow piercing to air-dry as best as possible.

If you do this in the shower, do it at the end of the shower because most shower/bath products have ingredients that could irritate your healing piercing.  Even if you’re not doing the aftercare regimen in the shower, make sure to rinse the piercing well with Saline before you get out.

Follow these instructions twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

If you have any questions, please call Chris at the shop 401-847-4155

If you show signs of infection, contact your Physician.


 

Oral Piercing Aftercare


What you will need:

What you will need:

Alcohol-free Antiseptic Mouthwash (Biotene or Crest Pro-Health)

Crushed ice or ice chips

What you will need to do:

Rinse with mouthwash after everything you eat, smoke, or drink, other than bottled water.

Use crushed ice chips or ice to help reduce swelling.

For the first couple of weeks, soft foods are best - the softer, the better.

Avoid food or beverages high in citric acid - tomatoes, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, or their juice. 

No spicy foods.

Cut down on dairy products as much as possible for the first 6 weeks.

No alcohol for the first few weeks.

If you are going to have any breads for the first 8 weeks, make it flat breads, tortillas, wraps, or pitas.

Sleep with an extra pillow or two to keep your head elevated above your heart.  This reduces swelling that can occur when lying flat.

For Tongue Piercings, keep your tongue in your mouth- do not stick it out or show people, simply open your mouth.  Talk only when necessary, the more you talk, the more and longer your tongue will be swollen.  Keep your tongue to yourself for the first few weeks.

If you have any questions, please call Chris at the shop 401-847-4155

If you show signs of infection, contact your Physician.