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

Affordable Cleaning Solutions

Saline SolutionAs you hopefully know, cleaning solutions are a key to keeping your piercings clean and well-maintained, especially during the very sensitive healing period. All reliable piercers will carefully outline all of the things you need to perform in order to take a good care of your piercing and avoid potential problems such as infections, migration, rejection and other issues.

These aftercare instructions should be detailed and you need to take them very seriously. Most of the time, proper aftercare is the most important thing you need to do to ensure the wellbeing of your new piercing and prevent problems.

Usually, your piercer or instructions they give you will mention the types of cleaners you should and should not use. Sometimes, they will even recommend certain cleaners and warn you against the others. What you need to know here is … read more

How to Clean Properly

Cleaning Your PiercingCleaning is an essential part of aftercare so it has to be performed on a regular basis. Not everyone knows how to do it properly, so here are a few quick instructions you need to follow:

Before Cleaning

  • Always wash your hands before you touch your piercing, jewelry or your skin. Make sure to wash them thoroughly and not just for a few moments. As a rule, you should spend at least 3 to 5 minutes washing your hands carefully.
  • It’s also good to wash the body part near the piercing as much as you can. This might not always be possible because the new piercing may be painful and might restrict you in some ways, but it’s best to clean yourself as much as you can before handling your piercing in any way.
  • Do not rush. While cleaning should
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Can You Over clean Your Piercing?

Piercing CleaningEach new piercing is sensitive and has to be cleaned properly. The initial healing time is when your piercing is the most sensitive and prone to infections and other problems. In order to avoid these problems and to speed up the healing process, it’s vital to perform adequate aftercare.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the aftercare is cleaning. Your new piercing has to be kept clean in order to remove any dirt, bacteria and other agents in the new piercing. It is important to keep the piercing properly clean so your piercing can heal as quickly as possible.

However, it’s important to understand that cleaning should not be overdone. Overcleaning can bring numerous problems so it should be avoided at all costs.

What is Over cleaning?

Simply put, “overcleaning” is any cleaning that is more extensive than needed. … read more

To Twist or Not to Twist?

Twisting Body JewelryMany newbies know of a common advice for new piercings: once you get pierced, you should twist your jewelry. The twisting is advised as a measure against jewelry getting stuck. This advice is usually given by inexperienced workers at malls and other people who are not really knowledgeable about piercings.

In short: this is a bad advice. It is a horrible advice.

You should NOT twist or rotate your jewelry during the healing time.

The Dangers of Twisting

Twisting your jewelry or manipulating your jewelry during the healing time can bring numerous other problems. Keep in mind that a new piercing is basically a fresh wound, and you don’t want to disturb it or cause a health problem.

Twisting or otherwise playing with your jewelry will only cause the bacteria and crusts to go inside of your new … read more

Cleaning Solutions for Your New Piercing

H20cean Piercing Aftercare Spray

H20cean Piercing Aftercare Spray

Cleaning is an integral part of piercing care. When you get pierced, your new piercing will start to heal, and the healing process is crucial for the future of your piercing. If you want to have beautiful and attractive piercing (and, even more importantly, if you want your piercing to be safe and healthy) you need to follow aftercare instructions carefully and take a good care of your healing piercing. It’s also important to keep your body jewelry clean.

Cleaning is one of the most important things you need to perform during the aftercare. It’s very important to keep the piercing hygienic. It’s therefore important to have a quality, body safe cleaning solution for your piercings. You need to be careful: many commercial cleaning products are just not suitable for piercing care.

Good Cleaning Solutions

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Choosing Jewelry for Initial Piercings

Initial Piercing Initial piercing jewelry is different than the one you can wear in your old (meaning: healed) piercing. A healing piercing is very sensitive so special attention should be made to keep the piercing clean and to help it heal without a problem. The choice of jewelry is very important, because incorrect jewelry can pose a problem for your new piercing. Therefore, your initial piercing has to follow higher standards and it has to be made of body-safe, high-quality materials.

Choosing the Jewelry

Choosing the first jewelry for your piercing may be tricky, so there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, quality and materials should be more important than the look. It’s true that many jewelry pieces made for initial piercings look simple or plain, but that should not worry you. You don’t need a heavy, … read more

Oral Piercing Aftercare Tips

Oral PiercingHere are some basic aftercare instructions for your oral piercings. As usual, the best thing to do is to listen to your piercer carefully and to apply all the aftercare measures your piercer recommends. This is yet another reason why you should always find an experienced, reliable piercer: you will need to be informed about all of the appropriate aftercare and safety measures you need to perform during healing.

Remember: healing time is crucial for your piercing. You need to perform adequate aftercare measures and to follow some common safety tips, to ensure your piercing heals nicely and without any problems.

Oral piercings are often tricky because part of the wound is typically located inside your mouth. As such, it may pose a problem, especially during eating and chewing. Oral piercings such as tongue piercing or labret piercings (lip, … read more

Additional Piercing Mistakes to Avoid

Piercing Cleaning You’re probably aware of the most common piercing mistakes you should avoid, but there are more things to keep in mind when getting a piercing. Here is a list of the additional (and sadly, very common) piercing mistakes you should avoid if you want to prevent infections and other problems.

Choose Your Piercer Wisely

It’s important that your chosen piercer is experienced enough. It goes both for general reliability of the shop and a person’s individual experience with the type of the piercing you wish to get. It goes without saying that you should only get pierced at reliable parlors. Never pierce yourself and never allow your friends to pierce you – it is just asking for trouble. It’s important for a piercing to be performed in a safe, sterile environment. It has to be done by a professional, no … read more

Common Piercing Myths

Tongue Piercing There are some common piercing myths many people believe in. To enjoy your piercing, it’s important to know the truth and disregard these common misconceptions.

Some of the most common piercing myths include:

Nipple piercings prevent breast feeding. Nipple has numerous milk ducts and piercing damages only a few of them. In other words, you can easily breast feed with your nipple piercing. Warning: it’s strongly advisable to remove the jewelry during feeding so the baby won’t get hurt on the jewelry. Other than that, nipple piercings don’t prevent breast feeding.

Oral piercings always lead to infections. If your piercing is done by a professional, if you follow aftercare instructions and if you use body-safe jewelry, you won’t get an infection. Tongue and mouth are sensitive so they may be slightly irritated by certain food or beverages (such … read more