Aftercare Body Piercing

Morning

  • Wet the pierced area with Recovery Aftercare on a piece of gaze.
  • Let the piercing soak in Recovery Aftercare in approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all flouids from the scar is dissolved.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residues etc. 
  • Let the piercing air dry.

Evening

  • Wet the pierced area with Recovery Aftercare on a piece of gaze.
  • Let the piercing soak in Recovery Aftercare in approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all flouids from the scar is dissolved.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residues etc. 
  • Let the piercing air dry.

Bathing

  • Take a warm shower. Wash body and hair first.
  • Apply a small amount of soap on the piercing and the area around the piercing. Carefully clean the jewelry with your fingers. 
  • Let the soap soak for about one minute. 
  • Rinse the area while you slowly move the jewelry back and forth through the piercing. 
  • Let the piercing air dry.

What is normal

  • In the beginning it can bleed a little, there can be some local swelling, tenderness and small bruises.
  • When healing a bit of discoloration can happen, itching, transparant/yellowish flouid can accumulate some scabs around the jewelry. The tissue can feel a bit tight around the piercing when healing.
  • When the piercing is healed it should be possible to move the jewelry freely through the pierced skin. It should not be nessesary to pull of force the movement of the jewelry. 
  • If the cleaning isn't a part of your daily routine, the piercing can start to smell due to the accumulation of flouids your body excrete.
  • The piercing can sometimes feel healed before the healingsprocess is ended. This is caused because the tissue is healing from the outside and in, which means that it can look and feel completely healed, but still be very fragile inside. Stay patient and keep cleaning the piercing during the healing period. 
  • Healed piercings can shrink or close itself in a few minutes even years after it is done. This variates from people to person. If you are content with your piercing, let the jewelry stay in and don't take the jewelry out over longer peiods of time.

Especially for body piercings

  • Navel: If your using tight clothing or tights, you can use a hard eye patch with ventilation (can be bought on the pharmacy) or a Ace®-bandage under the cloth. This will protect the piercing from the tight cloths, excessive irritation or e.g. during contact sports.
  • Nipples: Use a tight cotton blouse or a sportsbra with breats pads to provide protection and comfort, especially while sleeping. 

Do

  • Wash your hands before touching the piercing.
  • While healing don't rotate/turn the jewelry.
  • Try to optain a healthy lifestyle. The healthier you live, the easier it is for your body to heal. Get lots of sleep and eat healthy. Exercising while healing is okay.
  • Make sure that your bed linen is washed and changed regularly.
  • Use clean, comfortable and breathable clothes when your sleeping to protect your piercing. 
  • Remember to tighten your ball(s)/end(s) by turning right. 

Don't

  • Don't play with your piercing!
  • Don't clean your piercing too often, because it will slow the healing process and cause irritation. 
  • Have patience! Don't change your jewelry before your piercing is fully healed. 
  • Don't use products containing alcohol, chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide. This will damage the cells. 
  • Don't use jewelry with pendants or similar in your piercing before it is fully healed.
  • Avoid public swimming pools or bathing in seawater for 3 - 4 weeks. 
  • Avoid sunbathing the first 4 - 6 weeks.

Problems

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