New piercings are brilliant and the first thing you want to do is show them off and touch them. Just like seeing a big red button that says don’t push or a sign that says wet paint the first thing you want to do is touch a new piercing but this can lead to problems. But if you follow some simple aftercare advice your piercing should heal fine and last for as long as you want it to.

  1. Clean your hands with an antibacterial hand wash before touching your new piercing.
  2. Wash your new piercing everyday to remove the lymph( the crusty yellowish build up) it is normal for your body to secrete this fluid after a piercing. Wash the area around twice a day with an antibacterial solution until the build up stops. Avoid excessive cleaning, you don’t need to clean it every hour of the day and this will actually slow the healing process.
  3. With oral piercings rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash after drinking, eating , smoking and kissing. Swelling of the tongue after a piercing is normal and is to be expected. Try sucking on ice cubes to reduce the swelling and avoid spicy foods.
  4. For nipple and navel piercing avoid wearing tight clothing until the piercing has fully healed and wear a light cotton t-shirt to bed

Do not remove the jewellery as this will irritate the piercing which is essentially an open wound . When you think that your piercing is healed and you want to change your jewellery come back to me with your new jewellery and I will change it for free.

In the event that something seems to be going wrong with your new piercing or you think that is is infected contact your piercer straight away or seek medical advice from your GP.

As long as you follow these simple guidelines your piercing should heal perfectly.

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