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.
* Do not cover the piercing with band aids. The band aid will put pressure on the wound; which might cause irritation and/or migration.
* 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.
* In case a piercing gun was used, make sure to clean the back of the ear stud with extra care. The flat back of the jewellery is harder to clean, and needs more attention to prevent irritation.
*Make sure the jewellery continues to have enough space to clean it during the entire healing period. If the jewellery sits tight in the new piercing hole it prevents proper cleaning, and the risk of infection goes up.
*At Queen of Rings you’re welcome up to 9 months after getting pierced for free aftercare and advise. That means you’re welcome to come and get a check up. In case of infection or a keloid we’ll always refer you to a doctor. We are always happy to advise you!