This guide provides you with our recommendations on how to care for your new piercing(s), aligned with current professional piercing and healthcare standards. Make sure to follow the advice of our piercers in regards to your newly curated ear. If you experience any trouble with your new piercing, make sure to contact our piercing studios or book a follow-up appointment - we will make sure to help you out. You can also follow our guidelines or read through our aftercare guide below.
Step 1: Start by cleaning your hands.
Step 2: Grab a piece of clean kitchen paper or a gauze and spray the saline solution directly on it.
Step 3: Clean the front area and the back area, making sure that any discharge or dried blood is removed.
Step 4: Make sure that you dry the area properly – If there are any moisture left, it can affect the healing process negatively.
Step 5: Repeat the process twice a day for at least 3 months (for lobes) or 7-8 months (for cartilages).
Step 6: Make sure to always follow our piercers' after care advice and remember to book a follow-up appointment after your newly made piercing.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, making sure to clean under your nails and crevices where bacteria could be present. Dry your hands and pay attention to not leave any fibers (from the towel) on your hands that could get caught onto the piercing.
Start by washing your hands. Spray the front and back of the pierced area for one second per side with the provided saline spray. Wait a minute. Spray the area again, for three seconds on each side to dislodge any discharge.
Gently pat the area dry with gauze or kitchen towel. Avoid using toilet paper, cotton buds and cotton wool on and around the newly pierced area(s) as the material fibres can irritate the skin and cause infection.
Avoid turning and twisting the jewellery, it heals best when left alone. If you do need to touch it for any reason, if it's itchy, for example, make sure to wash your hands beforehand. Otherwise, avoid touching your piercing and the surrounding area at all, but especially avoid touching it if your hands are not washed.
Avoid changing your piercing jewellery too soon, double check with your piercer if you feel like you'd like to do it / it's time. We recommend booking a follow-up after a month from your first piercing appointment. - Please refrain from removing jewellery from the piercing during the healing process. - When the piercing has healed a little and the swelling has gone down, book a follow-up to replace your back post to a shorter, more comfortable length.
We know that the piercing process may seem a little intimidating. But don’t you worry, you are in good hands! Our piercers are experienced in their field and will walk you through the whole process step-by-step.
1. Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc., or make sure to protect your piercing using a waterproof wound sealant bandage. These are available at most drugstores.
2. Sleeping directly on a healing cartilage piercing can cause irritation, even causing shifts in the piercing’s angle. Placing a travel pillow, on top of your pillow, and then placing your ear in the opening can be helpful to avoid this issue.
Make sure to book a follow-up appointment in a month after your piercing session, or sooner should you wish to ask questions or simply check up on the healing progress. Book here.
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