AFtercare

Aftercare bodypiercings

The piercing that you just placed will most likely hurt for the next few days. After the first few days it should be a bit less sensitive. If your piercing does keep hurting you a lot, please contact us or your physician.
Do not remove the titanium jewellery that was placed during the healing process unless you have a severe allergic reaction.

To ensure a good healing process without complications, try to follow the following guidelines:

* Do not touch the piercing with your hands

*Clean your piercing twice a day with a saline solution. Firstly, make sure your hands are clean. Wash your hands with an antibacterial soap and dry them with a paper towel. Vaporize a bit of saline solution on a cotton swab and then apply it gently on each side of the hole. Gently move the piercing with the shape of your piercing so that the solution also enters the hole.

* Try to keep the piercing as dry as possible.

*In the first 6 weeks, avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc.

*Avoid cleaning with Betadine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other harsh soaps, as these can damage cells. Also avoid ointments as they prevent necessary air circulation

*Be careful using grooming products. No lotions, bodywash or other liquids may enter the wound.

* Do not cover the piercing with band aids. The band aid will put pressure on the wound; which might cause irritation and/or migration. If you do need to cover it for work of sports make sure to contact your piercer in order to inform you about the options.

* Do not try to remove it yourself, you will most likely damage the wound. Always ask a piercer to remove the jewellery. In case of infection; always contact the piercer before removing the piercing. Removing the piercing can allow the wound to close, trapping the infection within the skin.

* Try to avoid pressure by your clothes. For example, do not wear any high waisted jeans with a new bellybutton piercing.

Tips for nipple piercings:

*Wear a bit of a tight shirt when sleeping. This will prevent you from getting tangled in your bedding and lets the piercing rest tightly against your body.

*Make sure you wear a clean shirt/bra every day. Your piercing is an open wound so it should not be in contact with dead skin cells of dirty fibres. 

*At Queen of Rings we offer 9 months of free advice and help. You are always welcome to come in and get your piercing checked. In a case of infection or a keloid, we will always refer you to your physician

Average healing time:

* nipple: 6-9 months
* bellybutton: 6-9 months
* eyebrow: 3-6 months
* bridge: 3-6 months
* nape: 4-9 months
* sideburn: 4-9 months

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