Piercing aftercare plays a crucial role in your piercing journey, and key for the healing process. We've compiled our essential piercing aftercare points to guide you:
Clean your piercing twice a day.
Morning and evening with your MM aftercare solution.
Avoid sleeping directly on your piercing.
Sleep on a piercing pillow
for 4 weeks after your piercing.
Do not touch, twist, pick, or play
with your new piercing.
Do not remove or change your jewellery
before your advised time.
Do not allow moisture, make-up and soap
to build up around your piercing.
Keep your hair away
from your piercing, where possible.
Keep your pillowcase, towels and bed linen clean
while your piercing is healing. Dirt and bacteria can cause problems.
We are unable to replace key items
so check stud fronts have not become loose after cleaning. Make sure you tighten them from time to time and ask your piercer how your place is fixed so they can advise you.
Lobe: 4-6+ months
Stacked Lobes: 4-6+ months
Upper Lobe: 4-6+ months
Midi Helix: 6-12+ months
Helix: 6-12+ months
Flat Helix: 6-12+ months
Forward Helix: 6-12+ months
Conch: 6-12+ months
Tragus: 6-12+ months
Anti-Tragus: 8-12+ months
Rook: 8-12+ months
Daith: 8-12+ months
Industrial: 12-18+ months
Always start by washing your hands. Only touch your piercing to clean it.
Spray the front and back of your piercing with sterile saline solution, 2 to 3 times a day.
Rinse the pierced sites and the surrounding area with water to remove cleaning solution residue.
Dry the area by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products.
There are a number of things you can expect to see, feel, or even smell while your piercing heals. Many people experience some sort of swelling, bruising, and tenderness initially after their piercing, which is understandable considering you just created a new hole in your body!
As the piercing begins to heal, expect to see an array of symptoms such as discolouration, slight inflammation, itching, crust around the jewellery, and a secretion of clear or whitish-yellow fluid (not to be confused with pus, which would indicate an infected piercing).