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Care Guide: How to Care for a Piercing?

Piercing Aftercare Sprey

  • During the maintenance process, do not remove or change your piercing.

  • Touch the piercing area only with clean hands. Always wash your hands with antibacterial soap when touching the piercing area.

  • You should not twist, twist or rotate the jewelry during the healing process; when cleaning, avoid moving the jewelry as much as possible.

What You Should Not Do During the Healing Process of the Piercing Area

Do not apply the following items while your piercing is healing.

  • If you suspect an infection, do not remove your piercing; you should consult your piercing artist or doctor." I think the piercing site is infected - what should I do?" in the FAQ section.

  • Do not apply makeup or scented skin care products directly to the piercing during the healing process.

  • Do not clean the piercing site more than the recommended amount; extra cleaning causes dryness and irritation.

  • Do not move the jewelry, avoid wearing tight clothing over your piercing and do not play with the ball of your piercing.

  • We advise you not to go in pools or natural water lakes for 2 weeks with your new piercing.

  • Do not use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or any solutions or creams not listed in the Piercing Care Process section.

Care Products

You can find our care products below.

We recommend a medical grade antimicrobial piercing spray prepared for piercing and our own production "Escalade Ink Piercing Spray". If you are buying from a pharmacy, you can use Terramycin eye ointment or Fucidin creams. Important Avoid soaps containing triclosan. In addition, we recommend a pre-packaged sterile chaline solution such as Fizyo. If you are buying from a pharmacy, make sure that the product is labeled 'Saline wound wash' and contains only sodium chloride (sea salt) and water.

Normal events during the healing process include

  • Moderate swelling and redness with some pain that is not uncomfortable.

  • Some bleeding or crusting of the area during the first week of healing.

  • A clear white/yellowish liquid that dries around the piercing.

  • Burning or mild itching/throbbing sensation during the entire healing process.

My piercing fell off, what should I do?

Never panic if your piercing falls out

Unfortunately, even healed piercings that have been in place for years can begin to heal immediately after the jewelry is removed. If you are in the initial healing period, in almost all cases removal of the jewelry will result in piercing loss. We recommend that you contact a knowledgeable piercing artist to help you as soon as possible.

What is the Swelling in My Piercing? Are Keloids Forming?

Never be afraid of swelling

A "lump" that forms on one or both sides of the piercing site can be a common problem for piercings that are difficult to heal, such as in cartilage or mobile areas. Often confused with keloids, these bumps are usually hypertrophic. Hypertrophic occurs because your body is trying to heal the piercing, but lying on it, moving the piercing, etc. can cause it to form.

Ways to get rid of the lump

  • Boil water and brew a cup of chamomile tea (make sure it is pure chamomile and has no other additives).

  • Wait for the tea to cool down enough so that it does not burn, but is still warm, then soak a clean paper towel napkin or cotton ball in the tea (or you can use a tea bag) and apply it directly to the lump area. Press gently for a few minutes until the towel/tea bag has cooled completely.

  • You can wet the towel/cotton and tea bag again and repeat several times if you like. By doing this at least twice a day, the lump will start to go down to Healing within a week.

If You Think The Piercing Site Is Infected

What should you do?

  • The piercing site will be abnormally red, swollen, painful and hot to the touch.

  • The piercing site secretes greenish, foul-smelling pus (the fluid coming out of the scab is markedly different from normal fluid).

  • If the piercing is infected, DO NOT REMOVE YOUR JEWELRY. If the piercing is removed, the piercing site will start to heal immediately; this can cause the infection to become trapped under the skin, which can lead to an abscess. It is important that you visit your doctor or GP as soon as possible to get antibiotic cream to treat the infection. Once your doctor has confirmed that the infection has subsided, you can safely remove your piercing if you do not want to use it.

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