Aftercare Dos and Don’ts

Piercing AftercareAftercare is crucial for your new piercing.

You need to perform aftercare properly in order to speed up the healing process and prevent problems such as infection, migration or rejection.

Here are some quick tips on what to do and what to avoid during the healing time:

Dos

  • Make sure to clean your new piercing with a mild solution. Saline solution is the best way to go.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Unclean hands increase the risk of infection and other problems.
  • Speaking of which, the only time you should touch your piercing is to clean it. It should be left alone at all other times.
  • Aftercare success and healing depend a lot on your health. In order to speed up the healing process and to prevent infections and other problems,
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What is The Initial Healing Time?

Initial Healing TimeThere are some things you should expect after getting your piercing done. While most people are scared of piercing pain during procedure, it’s important to know that the procedure is just the first step. Once it’s done and you have your new piercing, the healing time starts.

It’s vital to understand how critical and important healing time is for the well being of your piercing and your health in general. This is why it’s important to perform aftercare carefully and to stick to all of the instructions proposed by your piercer.

The Initial Healing Time

The most critical time is the initial healing time. This time starts right after the procedure is done and lasts for weeks, depending on the piercing in question. Out of this time, the most dangerous are the first hours and days after getting your … read more

Lip Piercing Aftercare Guide

Lip PiercingDo you have a new lip piercing and are now looking for the appropriate aftercare? It is important to know that lip piercings are in some ways the same as other piercing types while they are different in other aspects. In order to take care of your new lip piercing properly it is vital to know how to perform adequate aftercare. Since lip piercings are both oral and facial piercings in one, keep in mind that the aftercare might be a bit different to what you’re used to with other piercing types. Also, remember that not all lip piercing types are the same, so this is yet another thing to keep in mind.

Lip Piercing Aftercare: Two in One

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How to Prevent Overcleaning?

Facial PiercingsOne of the main misconceptions about piercing aftercare is that you need to clean your new piercing very often. After all, it may seem logical: in order to keep your piercing sterile and cleaned, you need to use the saline solution or another cleaner as often as possible.

However, it doesn’t go like this. While it is important to keep your new piercing clean and to perform proper aftercare, you need to keep in mind that cleaning way too often can bring more harm than good. In fact, overcleaning is one of the main mistakes you can make when it comes to piercing aftercare.

So, how to resist the overcleaning? Here are some tips to help you avoid this mistake:

How to Prevent Overcleaning: Tips

  • Be informed. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell how much cleaning is good and
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Smelly Piercings: How to Prevent this Problem?

Ear PiercingPeople generally don’t like to talk about it, but it’s a fact that piercings sometimes smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing, though it’s sometimes more alarming than in other situations.

What is characteristic for smelly piercings is that the smell can occur even with healed piercings. In fact, fully healed piercings are sometimes the most affected by this problem.

Keep in mind that this problem can be easily solvable, so if this happens to you, don’t despair! The important thing is to make sure that the smell is not a symptom of another problem.

Why Are Some Piercings Smelly?

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Piercing Problems: Swelling

Piercing Problems SwellingSome swelling after getting pierced is expected and should be seen as normal. Certain body parts tend to swell more than the others, so make sure to ask your piercer about it beforehand. In fact, it’s vital to be informed about all aspects of the piercing process.

However, excessive swelling is a warning sign you should not ignore. This is why it’s important to get pierced by an experienced individual and to monitor your new piercing carefully.

Swelling: When It’s OK and when It’s Not

Swelling happens after you get pierced. It’s almost unavoidable, so a bit of swelling is not a reason to worry. It’s also important to know that swelling depends on the piercing in question and your body. Some piercings simply tend to swell more than the others. However, it doesn’t mean that swelling should be prolonged … read more

Piercing Problems: Hypergranulations

HypergranulationOne of the most common problems you may have with your piercing is a red bump forming around the piercing. These bumps, called hypergranulations, can form even if you take a good care of your piercing, but are more common with neglected piercings.

One more reason to perform adequate aftercare and to take a good care of your piercings!

Hypergranulations form around the piercings in healing, though it is not unheard of to have one formed around an old piercing, particularly if it’s infected. That being said, most of hypergranulation bumps form around piercings in healing, which is one of the reasons to always take a great care of your new piercing and to observe it closely to notice any problems.

Keep in mind that a piercing is essentially a wound in healing. Hypergranulations form around wounds, … read more

Surface Piercing Aftercare

oberflaechenpiercingAs you probably know, aftercare can make or break your piercing. What does it mean? It means that a lot depends on proper aftercare and how much attention you give to your new piercing. Healing is a sensitive time for all piercings and you need to take a special care in order to ensure that your new piercing heals properly and without problems.

This is why all reliable studios will provide extensive information on aftercare and this is why your piercer will instruct you how to perform aftercare for your new piercing so it can heal without infections and other problems.

While aftercare is always important, it is particularly crucial for surface piercings. Here are some reasons why:

Surface Piercings are More Sensitive

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Piercing Tips You May Not Know

578tHere are some quick and handy piercing and aftercare tips you may not know. All of them will help you maintain a healthy and clean piercing.

Keep in mind: even the little things can make a difference between a successful piercing and a disaster!

Be Mentally Prepared!

In order to ensure the best and most comfortable experience at the piercing studio, you need to know yourself. What does it mean? You need to know what kind of company and circumstances will make you the most relaxed. For example, some people feel better and braver when they go with a trusted friend or a family member. Others feel more relaxed when they are alone. These are all individual choices and piercing studios are often happy to allow other people to be there with you. However, you need to know yourself … read more

Piercing Blowout

Piercing BlowoutOne of the worst things that can happen to you when you try to stretch your piercing is blowout.

This is a relatively rare thing, but you need to know that it can happen.

That’s why it’s so important to go slowly when it comes to stretching and be very responsible in this aspect.

What is a Blowout?

A blowout can happen when a piercing is stretched too fast. It usually happens when your piercing is not ready but you force it to stretch anyway. Typically, it occurs when you force a taper or a jewelry piece through your piercing to stretch it to a larger gauge.

What happens is that a piercing that’s not ready gets hurt. The skin from the piercing gets forcibly pushed through the piercing and it exits on the back o the piercing hole. As … read more