HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY PIERCING?

Things to avoid while healing:

  • Moving or rotating your jewellery where possible.
  • Over cleaning. Only clean your piercing as directed by your piercer.
  • Oral contact from others.
  • No pools or spas. Chlorine can cause irritation.
  • Changing your jewellery before your piercing has healed.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, and soap residue on your piercing.
    Rinse the area at the end of each shower.
  • Unwashed clothing and linen.
  • Restricting the piercing by covering it too tightly with clothing or accessories.
  • Illicit drugs and alcohol consumption.

Remember to:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Change bedding and towels regularly.
  • Contact your piercer if you have any questions or queries.

 

I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY PIERCING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Maintain following the aftercare instructions given. Some redness and swelling can be expected! If you think you are experiencing too much redness, swelling or you are just not sure… Please head into your local Punktured Studio so we can check up on you. Regardless of where you were pierced, we are here to help!

 

CAN I EAT OR DRINK BEFORE/AFTER MY PIERCING?
- Eating & drinking before a piercing and ensuring your body is well fuelled is great!
- Maintaining your regular diet after your new piercing is also great!
Unless you get any oral piercings, in that case please avoid the following while healing:
- Alcohol Consumption (can cause excessive swelling & slow down the healing process)
- Dairy Products (can cause thrush due to bacteria content & slow down the healing process)

 

AFTERCARE

If you have any questions about your piercing, just ask - we are always happy to help!

 

FACIAL PIERCINGS

Eyebrow / Bridge

Healing duration: 2 - 4 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product on a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points, twice a day. This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Nostril

Healing duration: 2 - 4 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product on a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points, twice a day. This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Septum

Healing duration: 4 - 6 weeks

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product on a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points, twice a day. This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Cheek

Healing duration: 3 - 5 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use oral aftercare spray to wash internally three times per day & always after food. 
  • Also use external aftercare spray to clean the outside of the piercing three times per day.
    This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Tongue / Tongue Frenulum

Healing duration: 1 month

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use oral aftercare spray to wash internally three times per day & always after food. 

Lip Piercings
Snake Bite / Spider Bite / Labret / Philtrum / Beauty Spot / Smiley / Frowny / Dahlia

Healing duration: 2 - 4 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use oral aftercare spray to wash internally three times per day & always after food. 
  • Also use external aftercare spray to clean the outside of the piercing three times per day.
    This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Ear Piercings
Earlobe

Healing duration: 4 - 8 weeks

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product and a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points twice a day. This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Ear Cartilage / Tragus / Daith / Rook / Industrial / Conch / Vertical Tragus

Healing duration: 4-6 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product and a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points twice a day. This should be done for the duration of the healing time.

Body Piercings
Nipple / Navel / Surface

Healing duration: 3-6 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product and a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points twice a day. This should be done for the first 3-4 months and then only as is needed until healed.

Dermal Anchor

Healing duration: 2 - 4 months

  • Use the aftercare product your piercer recommends.
  • Use the aftercare product and a cotton tip to clean the piercing at both entry points twice a day. 
  • Do not immerse your piercing in water and do not move the jewellery in any way for the duration of healing. 

Genital Piercing

Healing duration: 4 - 8 weeks

  • Use the recommended aftercare product (anti-bacterial liquid soap & saline solution).
  • During showering, rinse the piercing site with anti-bacterial liquid soap. After showering, bathe the piercing with saline solution. 
  • Repeat twice per day, making sure to use a cotton tip to remove any excess secretion. 
    These procedures should be done for the duration of the healing time.