Aftercare

DO NOT! rotate, move or turn the jewelry while cleaning it!!

 Oral/Facial Piercings (lip, labret, cheek, monroe)

You should apply ice as much as possible to the area for the first 10-20 days to prevent and minimize swelling, 10 minutes per hour is our recommendation.  Do your normal face or shower routine with a gentle soap to clean the area.  Be sure to wash your hands before touching your piercing. Using warm water gently lather around the piercing and rinse well. Never pick or scratch at lymph crusts.  For all mouth piercings, a solution of 50/50  mouthwash and water should be carried and used after smoking,  meals and drinks.

Tongue Piercing

Ice should be applied as much as possible for the first 10-20 days to prevent & control swelling. Ibuprofen products can be taken for discomfort and will also help with some swelling if your able to take it. A 50/50 solution of mouthwash and water should be carried and used to rinse after smoking, meals and drinks. Most starter barbells should be changed after three weeks to minimize damage to oral tissue from the long starter barbell.

Navel, nipple, eyebrow, nose, ear, etc

You should apply ice as much as possible to the area for the first 10-20 days to prevent and minimize swelling, 10 minutes per hour is our recommendation, (except nipple piercings). Do your normal face or shower routine with a gentle soap to clean the area.  Be sure to wash your hands before touching your piercing. Using warm water gently lather around the piercing and rinse well. Never pick or scratch at lymph crusts.

Genital Piercings

We do not usually put restrictions on sex but refraining for a couple weeks helps the piercing heal faster.  Do what your comfortable with and be gentle. Do however, protect your self from the transfer of bodily fluids with condoms and or dental dam.

Cleaning should consist of a mild soap 1-2x a day and anytime you have been in contact with another person. Gently lather the whole area and rinse well. We find that for most people they can use their normal showering soap as long as its rinsed off well. Changing soaps can sometimes cause other health issues. Warm, shallow sea salt baths feel soothing and can help the tissue heal and recover from irritation.

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