Ways to Care for New Piercings

imagesLike tattoos, piercings are fresh wounds that need to be cared for to avoid infection. The last thing that anybody would want to happen is for their piercing to get either infected or close entirely. Some of the biggest mistakes people make are:

  • Piercing the hole (usually their ear) by themselves: No matter how simple this may seem, under no circumstances should you try this. Professionals use sterile specialised specifically needles to avoid any infection.
  • Taking out earrings/studs before they are supposed to: On average after getting a new piercing, there should be some sort of stud in it for at least a year. So many people don’t abide by this rule and end up having to waste more time and money getting the hole re-pierced.
  • Failing to properly clean their piercing: This is fairly self-explanatory – if you fail to clean an ope wound, chances are it will get infected.


How to care for your piercings

There are a few key ways to make sure your piercing stays healthy.

  1. Use our piercing aftercare product which oxygenates and sterilises the piercing to make sure it does not get infected. It also moisturises the pierced area to ensure no unwanted chafing occurs.
  2. Use a cotton swab to clean your piercings. Use 1/8 tsp for every 8oz of water. Dip the cotton swab in this solution and rub around the piercing in circular motions. This will help to keep bacteria and dirt away. While cleaning, gently rotate the earring/piercing to make sure the fluid gets into the actual hole. do NOT use an alcohol based cleaning solution.
  3. Frequently check for signs of infection such as redness or swelling. If such is the case, see your local doctor as soon as possible.

After about a year has passed, provided the starter earrings have been left in, the hole should now be with you for life. You should still aim to clean the piercing every so often just to ensure there is no excess dirt.