How to Take Care of Your New Piercing as it Heals
Congratulations! Your new piercing was performed by a professional in a clean, safe environment, using aseptic techniques and the best body jewelry available. Now it’s up to you to take care of it.
Follow these simple suggestions to ensure a smooth healing process:
What to expect
Your new piercing may:
What to avoid during healing
While your piercing is healing, please avoid the following:
Downloadable Aftercare Resources
How to clean your piercing
To clean your new piercing you will need:
During the initial healing time, clean your piercing morning and evening as follows:
Special oral piercing aftercare needs
For additional oral piercing aftercare you will need:
During the initial healing time, rinse with the antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rinse 3 to 4 times daily. Swish gently for 30 to 60 seconds. Do this after meals during the entire initial healing time. Do not use mouthwash more than 4 to 5 times daily and use it in intervals spaced out throughout the day.
In addition, swish gently with the salt water solution for 30 to 60 seconds, 3 to 4 times daily.
Disclaimer: The guidelines above are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you think you have an infection, visit a doctor. However, keep in mind that many doctors have not received specific training on piercing.
What is the APP?
What does it mean to me, the client?
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP)(https://www.safepiercing.org/) is an international health and safety non-profit, voluntary organization. It’s governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors (https://www.safepiercing.org/board_members.php) that freely shares information to help members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public receive the best and most up-to-date information on body piercing.
To be a member of the APP, a studio and the piercers themselves must meet and/or exceed strict APP Member Requirements (https://www.safepiercing.org/membership_requirements.php), such as stocking a specific quality of jewelry, staying up-to-date on CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens training, running spore tests on all sterilization equipment, and more!
Needless to say, if you see a studio employing members of the APP, you know you’re in good hands and being taken care of staff members who care. Every single employee of Black Hole Body Piercing are either Associate or Business members that adhere to the APP guidelines and keep their education on body piercing up to date!