Piercing Aftercare Tips

1. Do not touch the body piercing. Also, don’t let anyone else touch, kiss or lick the body piercing. 

 2. Do not take it off. Body piercing may take many months to years to completely heal, changing or removing jewelry should be avoided during that time.

3. Do not let the body piercing come in contact with another person’s bodily fluids.

4. Never use Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide or hand soap because they may damage healthy cells and cause scar tissue. Petroleum jelly is also not recommended for aftercare, as it can collect and promote the growth of bacteria.

5. Avoid hot tubs and public pools during the healing process. If you must swim, cover with a waterproof bandage.

6. Reduce intake of alcohol, drugs, caffeine, and aspirin during the initial healing period.

7. Avoid smoking, chewing tobacco and eating spicy foods for oral piercing’s.

8. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for a few weeks. Definitely avoid tanning oils, lotions and sand.

9. Avoid tight fitting clothes which might irritate a new body piercing.

10. Change your bed sheets at least once a week.

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