Piercing Aftercare

Aftercare Tips

Remember that healing times vary with the type and position of the piercing and can differ significantly from person to person. Some piercings can take a year or more to heal.

Please do not remove or replace the initial piercing jewellery until it is fully healed aside from returning to the studio at the time advised by your piercer for your essential downsize.

How to look after your piercing

Clean your piercing twice daily using the products advised by your piercer.

Make sure your hands are clean before touching your piercing and wipe away any debris with a cotton pad.

When cleaning, ensure any balls or attachments on your jewellery are tightened as they can become loose easily due to the natural movement of the area.

What to expect

For the first few weeks, expect the area to be red, tender & sometimes swollen or bruised.

Some piercings bleed on and off and secrete a sticky clear/white/pale fluid throughout the healing process. This is normal and doesn’t always mean infection so please don’t worry!

Downsizing your piercing

Almost all needle piercings are performed with a bar that is slightly too-long to allow for swelling. Once you have wiggle-room on the bar, a downsize is essential to avoid irritation.

What to avoid

Avoid playing, fiddling with or moving/twisting the piercing. This will likely increase healing time, cause it to swell, and/or cause an infection.

Concerns or Questions

PLEASE get in touch. If you are ever in any doubt in regards to your piercing (regardless of where it was done or what advice you have been given) please come into store and see us! We will always help as much as we can.

Give us a call on 0161-929-5018 if you have any further questions or concerns!

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