- Helix Piercings : 13yrs +
- All Other Cartilage Piercings (Tash Rook, Conch, Tragus, Daith, Forward Helix, Anti-Tragus, Snug): 16+
- Nostril and navel piercings: Age 16 and up
- Private areas: Age 18 and up
PIERCING HEALING TIMES
Type of piercing
|Ear Lobe (single)||4-8 weeks|
|Ear Cartilage - Outter Rim||12-36 weeks|
|Inner Cartilage - Rook, Tragus, Conch||12-36 weeks|
|Industrial Project Bar||24-48 weeks|
|Navel (Belly)||12-36 weeks|
|Oral - Lip, Tongue||4-12 weeks|
|Cheek (each)||24-36 weeks|
|Nipple (single)||female 24-36 weeks/male 12-16 weeks|
|Genital (female)||4-16 weeks|
|Genital (male)||4-24 weeks|
Thoroughly wash your hands and wrists with Provon liquid antibacterial soap before cleaning or handling your piercing. Spray your piercings entrance and exit holes with Wound Wash* (1-2x daily). Wipe any crusty discharge away from the jewelry with a non-woven gauzed soaked with saline.
DO NOT use makeup or harsh chemicals such as rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bactine, ointments, creams, or oils of any kind. These products can cause hypertrophic scarring and/or delay proper healing. Avoid touching or playing with your piercing, especially with unwashed hands.
DO NOT twist, rotate or remove jewelry to clean. Even with healed piercings, removing the jewelry may result in loss of the piercing.
AVOID sleeping on your piercing as this can result in migration and irritation to your piercing.
ORAL PIERCINGS can benefit from the introduction of cold to soothe swelling. Drinking ice water can be very helpful. Please avoid any activity that would result in someone else's bodily fluids getting into the piercing, including sharing food or beverages. Feel free to rinse your mouth out with filtered or bottled water regularly.
AVOID aspirin, alcohol, and large amounts of caffeine as long as you are experiencing bleeding or swelling. Also avoid smoking and or recreational drug use! It increases risks, and lengthens healing time.
If you have any questions please feel free to stop by or give us a call!
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