Navel, Nipple, Ear, Eyebrow, Nose
Never touch piercing with dirty hands. Always wash hands thoroughly with
soap and water. Remove any crusty matter from piercing with warm water
and a Q-tip if needed. With clean hands gently wash ring with liquid antibacterial
soap, rinse soap off, and then rotate jewelry back and forth. Do this
three to four times a day for first 2 weeks, and once a day after as long
as you have the piercing. If you think that it is infected, we recommend,
Sea salt soak to draw out infection, and accelerate healing. Dilute salt
with warm water, in a cup and make a compress with clean paper towel.
Be sure to rinse salt water off when finished. Use the salt-water method
if you are having problems.
For first 2 weeks rinse with Listerine, drinking or smoking. Toothbrushes
harbor bacteria; we recommend replacing your toothbrush before starting
you oral aftercare. Reduces swelling by gently sucking on shaved ice or
small ice cubes. Avoid hot or spicy foods for first 5 days. Avoid chewing
gum, tobacco, fingernails, etc. Avoid oral sexual contact, including French
kissing (wet). Smoking can increase the healing time. Warm salt-water
rinses will accelerate healing time. Those with high blood pressure or
heart problems should not use sea salt rinses. Do not take aspirin. We
recommend ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) Do not be alarmed if you see
a liquid, yellowish secretion coming from piercing. This is blood plasma,
and dead cells, which are perfectly normal, Swelling is perfectly normal,
and this does vary with everyone. It can also bleed a little is played
with. A little bit of blood if perfectly normal for the first week, but
if it does become excessive please seek medical attention. Do not play
with piercing, this will cause undo stress to the piercing and can cause
the formation of scar tissue. This is crucial while healing. Even after
healing, excessive play with oral jewelry can result in permanent damage
to teeth, gums, or oral structure.
Remove any crusty matter from piercing with warm water and a Q-tip if
needed. With clean hands gently wash ring with liquid antibacterial soap,
rinse and then rotate jewelry back and forth. Gently pat dry with clean
paper towel. Cloth may harbor bacterial. Always use clean towels. Continue
to do this twice a day as long as you have the piercing to avoid infection.
Avoid any kind of sexual activities while healing. Use condoms (with out
spermicidal) and dental dams for all sexual contact to prevent sharing
of bodily fluids. This is required even if you are in a monogamous relationship.
It is mandatory for your health and safety during the initial healing
time (2 weeks). Use water-based lubricants such as KY Jelly
hints for all piercings
Never use Peroxide, Alcohol, Beta dines, Neosporin or Antibiotic Ointments.
Never touch piercing with dirty hands.
For the first 2 weeks, stay away from the ocean, pools, or hot tubs.
Do not over clean piercing; you will do more harm then well.
Always have clean hands before washing piercing.
Never remove jewelry if you think that it is infected.
Jewelry that is removed while infected will close up the hole resulting
Always wear clean cloths and practice basic hygiene.
Do not use band-aids on a healing piercing.
Tenderness and swelling are not uncommon
Continue to clean piercing once or twice daily even after healed.
Always have clean hands before washing your piercing.
It takes about 30 seconds for the actual piercing to be done. It actually
takes longer to get set up and mark the spot for the placement of the
piercing. The anxiety is the worst. Try to stay calm and relaxed and it
will go easier. Make sure you that you are well rested and that you do
not come in on an empty stomach. Generally, most people find that it was
not as bad as they thought it was going to be. The best thing to do is
stay calm, and relaxed. Your Piercer will go over any questions or concerns
you may have
How long does it take to heal?
Ear lobes 6-8 weeks
Ear cartilage 4 months to 1 year
Eyebrow 6-8 weeks
Nostril 2-4 months
Septum 6-8 months
Lip 2-3 months
Tongue 4 weeks
Nipple 3-6 months
Navel 4 months to 1 year
Female genitalia 4 to 10 weeks
Male genitalia 4 weeks to 6 months
Why are Piercing guns bad?
Piercing guns cannot be sterilized. . It is disgusting that places are
still using piercing guns to pierce, in a day and age where viruses like
HIV/Hepatitis are epidemic. Parents do not know the dangers of letting
their child get pierced with a piercing gun. People who use piercing guns
have little or no training of the prevention of disease transmission.
Besides the fact of not being able to sterilize witch should be reason
enough, here is another reason why piercing guns are a big problem. Piercing
guns tear a blunted object through a hole (especially ear cartilage).
This causes many problems such as keloids etc. Professional Body Piercers
use a sterilized hollow needle which means less pain, less trauma to the
skin and most importantly disposable and more sanitary. When you throw
a stud in with a piercing gun you cannot clean the piercing effectivly.
There are some very real dangers in getting pierced with guns. It may
be cheaper to take your kid to the mall and get pierced but in long run
is a few dollars really worth the risk of your Childs health? It’s
not worth it
What jewelry options do I have for initial Piercing?
We use 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel. Regarded as “Medical Grade”,
this Stainless Steel is vacuum melted to achieve high levels of purity
and sterility required for surgical implants. Because of its low nickel
content it is extremely rare for someone to be allergic to that is why
it is used for medical implants and instruments. We offer rings or barbells
for the initial piercing we do not use studs for piercing ears, or pierce
With dangles or novelty jewelry for a first piercing, however we do carry
a variety of jeweled Barbells that are acceptable for navel piercing
We also offer Titanium. For those that have extreme or severe allergies
to jewelry with any nickel content.
Gold. We offer a variety of gold rings and barbells
After you have had the piercing for about 4-6 weeks and have had no problems
you can ask your Piercer to change your jewelry for a minimal fee. Do
not try and change the jewelry yourself, at this time,
you might run the risk of loosing the hole and it becoming infected
How much does it cost?
50.00, depending on the jewelry you pick out. Jeweled Barbells, or Gold
is more. All Piercings below the waist are100.00, depending on the jewelry.
I think my Piercing is infected what should I do?
Don’t worry if you see dry crusty stuff initially, the crusties
are just a result of your body trying to heal itself. Dead blood cells
and plasma surface and then dry when exposed to air. However they do need
to be cleaned when you notice them. After a couple weeks you will notice
less and less. You will know if your piercing is infected if you see puss
coming out of it or it is very inflamed and red and the area feels heated.
REMOVE JEWELRY IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS INFECTED.
The bacteria and puss can get left inside if the hole and cause an abscess.
We recommend a sterilized saline solution, we also sell a sterilized salt
water spray called H2 ocean
Take saline or warm salt water mixture in a shot glass and cover piercing
for 10 minutes or so 2-3 daily This will draw out any puss or fluids naturally.
You also want to keep up with your daily cleaning instructions. It should
start to feel better within a couple of days. If it does not get better
and you think that you have serious problem
Please see your Piercer or your Doctor to get recommendations on how to