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Piercings need your love, care and attention. Please make sure you're ready to make the commitment to the healing process. Here is a in depth description of each phase, how to clean and how to care for yourself whilst healing..
My piercings are carried out in a clean, sterile environment using aseptic techniques. All equipment is either single use or been through a stringent cleaning/sterilisation process.
I pierce using a needle and the jewellery I use is sterile titanium Labrets.
Aftercare - cleaning
I advise to use saline solution and preferably a spray. This is to reduce the amount of contact your hands have with the piercing. DO NOT touch your piercing with unwashed hands.
Do this twice a day. Morning and night. No more than this as moisture can cause irritation.
Crusties - clear to straw coloured fluid that seeps from the wound which is part of the normal healing process. Do not pick at this and allow it to come loose of its own accord. Once it seems loose you can clean with the normal process and wipe away with a dry paper towel.
Lobes - 6-8 weeks
Cartilage 6-12 months
Inflammatory stage- first few days to a week. Bleeding, swelling and tenderness are all normal.
Growth stage - body starts to heal around jewellery
Maturation stage- the scar tissue strengthens and stabilises to create strong interior tunnel.
Flare ups - it is normal for your piercing to have an out of character flare up from time to time. This can be swelling or bleeding. As long as the bleeding is not excessive and the signs are isolated and not along with any other signs of infection they are normal.
Bruising- localised bruising can be normal.
Swelling - can be treated with an ice pack if extensive.
Signs of infection
- hot to touch
- excessive bleeding
- pus (thick, yellow/white/green)
- foul smell
If you think you have an infection do not remove the jewellery as it can cause the infection to be trapped inside the skin when it closes over.
Stick to your cleaning regime and do not miss a clean. Often it can be treated at home.
See a doctor if:
- it spreads beyond the piercing site
- if it doesn't settle down after 2/3 days
- if you develop a fever
- if the earring becomes embedded in your skin
Avoid trauma to the piercing like moving it often or bumping the piercing site.
Try not to sleep on the piercing.
Clean your bedding once a week.
Disinfect anything that sits close to the piercing like mobile phone or glasses.
Do not get any body sprays/lotions/perfumes by the piercing site.
Again DO NOT touch with dirty hands.
You don't need to remember all this information just refer back to this page.
If you have any questions send a enquiry through our website, direct message on instagram or email me and I'll reply ASAP (usually 24/48 hours).
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