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AFTERCARE ADVICE 

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PIERCING AFTERCARE

PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW FOR AURA TO TALK YOU THROUGH LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW PIERCINGS

ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR PIERCING WHILST IT IS HEALING! 

Most piercings take 8 to 12 weeks to heal, Nipples as much as 9 months (or more).

 

You must be patient whilst a piercing is healing and most importantly you must keep it clean.

A piercing is an open wound and must be treated as such, especially as it is subject to infection whilst healing.

Tight clothing next to a piercing can irritate it, prolong healing and promote swelling.
Do not interfere with your piercing or touch it whilst it is healing unless you are cleaning it.


During the early stages of the healing process you may notice a yellowy-white liquid seeping
from it and forming a scab (this is actually blood plasma and not puss).

 

Using a cotton bud clean the piercing 2 or 3 times a day with salt water. Dissolve ½ tea spoon of table salt in a CLEAN vessel (ideally an egg cup or shop glass, freshly cleaned in a dish washer) containing hot water 

from the kettle. Make sure you let the water cool before using! 

Please note that swelling is very normal and in most cases it does not mean the piercing is
infected, if you experience some swelling, an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as
Ibuprofen can help (as can an ice-pack).

A navel or nipple piercing can take from six to nine months (sometimes longer) to heal properly.

An oral piercing is relatively easy to look after; you can rinse the mouth with a sea salt solution
do this about twice a day.

If you have a tongue piercing you will notice that you have a long bar fitted, this to allow for
any swelling that may occur. A tongue piercing should heal within two to six weeks and you

may find it difficult to eat solids easily during the first few days, for this
reason it is a good idea to eat soup and yogurt and drink milkshakes during this period.

BPA PIERCING AFTERCARE®

(AVAILABLE FROM OUR STUDIO)

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Use AFTER you have cleaned your piercing using the above method!

Apply one drop to the pierced area and gently massage any excess to the surrounding skin. Apply 2 to 4 times a day as required. Can be used for all piercings performed at Renaissance except for the tongue.

 

BPA Piercing Aftercare® from The Aftercare Company was formulated using high quality essential oils to lubricate the skin and allow for easier and more controlled cleaning of piercings. It can be used for exterior piercings from ears, navel to dermal implants, as well as during the stretching of plugs and lobes. The solution is applied to the skin with an internal dropper for controlled and hygienic use. This gentle but very effective aftercare is easily absorbed and will not tarnish jewellery. Approved by Cruelty Free International, Piercing Aftercare® uses 100% natural ingredients, is vegan, paraben-free, and safe for all skin types. Its formula is based on a unique blend of Lavender, Tea tree and Niaouli, is rich in vitamins A, D and E, and has been specially-designed to nourish and enrich the skin.

DO’S AND DONT’S OF PIERCING HEALING

Don't touch your piercing with unwashed hands.

Don't go swimming (either in the sea or in public baths) whilst your piercing is healing.

Don't soak your piercing in the bath/ hot tub/ jacuzzi with you, it can make you very vulnerable to infection.

Don’t take the jewellery out to clean the piercing.

Don't interfere with your piercing.

Don't 'twist' and/ or 'turn/ spin' your jewellery, it is counter-productive and can adversely affect healing.  

Don't change the jewellery until your piercing has healed.

Don't use cheap jewellery brought from markets etc, there's a good chance it is poor quality
and may irritate your piercing.

Do wear loose clothing around the area or your piercing whilst it is healing.

Don't sleep on your piercing whilst it is healing.

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