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AFTERCARE

The aftercare advice that is given, only applies to piercings that are performed in our own studio. If you have had a piercing from another piercing studio then you should take their advice, not ours.

Our piercing techniques are radically different from any other studio, as are our healing times.

The healing times stated in the following instructions are a Guideline only. If the piercing suffers an accidental knock or trauma then it could take longer.


When the piercing procedure has been completed, the client is usually so excited that they cannot concentrate fully. Who can blame them? A painless piercing is like winning a prize. For this reason, as well as giving verbal advice, they will have received full written instructions complete with our telephone number and e-mail address attached. On the reverse of these instructions is printed a FREE FITTING VOUCHER. This will save paying the fitting charge when changing the jewellery for the first time.

It is of the utmost importance that these instructions are followed carefully. Should a client have problems with the healing of a new piercing then we can always give them further advice. If necessary we can supply something flexible for clients that are unable to prevent themselves from knocking their piercings.

Should a problem occur with your new piercing, DO NOT remove the piercing jewellery until you have consulted with your doctor beacause any infection can be sealed in once the jewellery is removed.

 

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We are making changes to the aftercare procedure. Please take note of this below..

Due To a high amount of people not familiarising themselves with our aftercare advice & doing their own thing (tut tut! & avid finger waggling!) we are no longer handing out aftercare lotion. This is due to over application. From now on we are just issuing written instructions, which simply say to please leave your new piercing completely alone… EASY! :)

Your body WILL heal the area naturally if you completely leave it ALONE.

The idea of twisting/moving your new piercing daily & doing this frequently throughout the day is outdated & rarely helps the area to heal nicely, in most cases it causes soreness, redness or swelling which leads to longer healing times & can lead to infection.

This moving of the jewellery is simply not necessary.
Plus . . . it makes it easier for you because you do not have to do anything. :)

 

Earlobes

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner (before coming to us for jewellery removal) otherwise you could seal the infection in. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, with ears. hugging friends, putting on clothes, hairdressers, etc., etc.  This can cause unsightly lumps, redness, swelling or infection.

 

To avoid red lumps, NEVER fiddle with the piercing or knock it. If you do acquire a lump then leaving it completely alone is the best option, not cleaning it multiple times a day which just aggravates it even further.

 

PARENTS PLEASE check the earring backs are NOT squeezed against the ear too tight with no air flow. This will cause lumps, swelling or irritation.

Swimming need not be stopped.

 

 OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing. In most cases it causes more of a problem.

PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead to wipe area if necessary.

 

!!! PLEASE DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE THE JEWELLERY !!! Twisting earrings round ‘to stop them sticking’ can wind hair into the ear & cause an abscess!

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will most likely take longer.

 

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left with no jewellery in (even in just half an hour!). When fitting new jewellery, ALWAYS use some antiseptic cream to help the insertion go slowly and carefully.

CARTILAGE

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner (before coming to us for jewellery removal) otherwise you could seal the infection in.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, with ears. hugging friends, putting on clothes, hairdressers, etc., etc.  This can cause unsightly lumps, redness, swelling or infection. The helix, forward helix & anti tragus are particularly prone to knocking & becoming sore or inflammed.

 

To avoid red lumps, NEVER fiddle with the piercing or knock it. If you do acquire a lump then leaving it completely alone is the best option, not cleaning it multiple times a day which just aggravates it even further.

 

 OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing. In most cases it causes more of a problem.

PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead to wipe area if necessary.

 

!!! PLEASE DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE THE JEWELLERY !!!

Twisting jewellery round ‘to stop it sticking’ can cause redness swelling & unsightly lumps!

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 4 MONTHS (16 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will most likely take longer.

 

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left with no jewellery in (even in just half an hour!). When fitting new jewellery, ALWAYS use some antiseptic cream to help the insertion go slowly and carefully.

Instant flesh tunnel

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads.

 

DO NOT move the Tunnel whilst it is dry.

 

WASH HANDS before touching the piercing.

 

Keep the Piercing Tunnel in ALL the time for

8 weeks or until healed. DO NOT REMOVE IT.

 

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STRETCH THE PIERCING FURTHER UNTIL FULLY HEALED.

 

When the ear is healed ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. The ear piercing can heal over, or reduce in size significantly if left empty.

 

Showering as normal will clean your piercing so any further action is not required. Your body can heal this area naturally.

 

DO NOT USE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS ON THE PIERCING.

 

!!! DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE JEWELLERY !!!

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY

 

 

Nose Piercing

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, with noses . . .  blowing noses, hugging friends, putting on clothes, washing face, etc., etc.  This can cause unsightly lumps, redness, swelling or infection.

 

BLOWING THE NOSE WILL CAUSE SWELLING.

 

NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it.

If you do acquire a lump then leaving it completely alone is the best option, not cleaning it multiple times a day which just aggravates it even further.

If the piercing STUD comes down, push it back towards the face & up the nose using your finger or tweezers if possible.

When changing jewellery, first soak away any residue that may be stuck to the inside of the stud. ALWAYS use antiseptic cream to aid insertion. Go slowly and carefully.

 PLEASE do not try to remove the initial piercing RING  yourself. Please bring in your free fitting voucher & we will change it for you. Changing a STUD yourself is ok. !

OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing. In most cases it causes more of a problem. PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead.

 

!!! PLEASE DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE THE JEWELLERY !!! Please do not twist jewellery ‘to stop it sticking’. THIS action will cause infection!

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly. DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will most likely take longer. When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left with no jewellery in (often within 1/2 hour!)

Septum

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, blowing your nose, washing your face, putting on clothes, etc., etc. This can cause redness, swelling or infection.

 

BLOWING THE NOSE WILL CAUSE SWELLING

FLIPPING a horseshoe ring up and down too much whilst trying to heal your new piercing will also cause swelling.

NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it.

Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing.

OVERCLEANING CAN CAUSE INFECTION.

BAR CLOSURE RINGS . . . make sure the “bar” is not inside the piercing. This can cause severe problems!!!!!!

 

OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing. In most cases it causes more of a problem.

PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

!!! DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE JEWELLERY !!!

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead.

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will probably be longer.

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left empty.

 

Check that any screw-on beads are sufficiently tight, using latex or rubber gloves. Fingers alone cannot grip well enough.

When fitting new jewellery, ALWAYS use some antiseptic cream to help the insertion go slowly and carefully.

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LIP & TONGUE FRENUM

(Pierced with the AccuPierce Tulip Needle only)

VERY IMPORTANT

If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery.

 

CAUTION

Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking & they can easily become red, swollen and infected.

 NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it. Only touch the piercing when changing the jewellery or tightening beads.

OVERCLEANING CAN CAUSE INFECTION.

 Wash Hands before touching the piercing.

Tongue and Lip Frenum’s pretty much look after themselves.

 Occasional gargling with salt water can help with healing. Do this once every two days or so (not too often).

 Every few days check that any screw-on beads are sufficiently tight, using latex or rubber gloves. Fingers alone cannot grip well enough.

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean tissue may be used instead if needed.

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

 DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will probably be longer.

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it. It can heal over very quickly if left empty.

 When fitting new jewellery, always go slowly and carefully.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

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TONGUE PIERCING

(Pierced with the AccuPierce Tulip Needle only)

VERY IMPORTANT

If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery.

NEVER bite or nibble the piercing, or rattle it against your teeth.

As well as being bad for your teeth & the healing of your new piercing it will drive other people insane! 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day.

 

The Tongue usually heals in about 1 week with the AccuPierce Tulip needle.

For smokers this may take another 4/5 days.

It is best not to smoke but if you are addicted DO NOT try to give up until you are fully healed as this will cause too much stress which will prevent healing.

During the first 3 to 4 days it is normal for the tongue to swell. The first barbell is quite long so as to cope with this.

 

When the tongue returns to its normal size a

shorter bar can be fitted. This will feel much more comfortable and will reduce the possibility of biting the original barbell.

Ice cream will do the piercing good although ice cubes may be too cold.

BEFORE EATING

Check that any screw-on beads are sufficiently tight, using latex or rubber gloves. Fingers alone cannot grip well enough.

You are responsible for any beads that work loose. 

Eat soft gentle foods, e.g. Mashed potato, ice cream, yogurt

AVOID spicy food or anything sharp & crunchy like crisps or biscuits.

Only touch the piercing when cleaning.

 Wash Hands before touching the piercing.

Rinse the mouth regularly especially after eating or smoking, preferably with sea salt water or just cold water.

If you want to use a mouthwash, make sure it is GENTLE. An alcohol based mouthwash is too harsh & may do more harm than good.

 

Keep talking to a minimum whilst healing.

 

When the piercing has fully healed, always wear jewellery in it.

It can heal over very quickly if left empty.

 IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 


Navel

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner (before coming to us for jewellery removal) otherwise you could seal the infection in.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, hugging friends, putting on clothes, etc., etc.  This can cause unsightly lumps, redness, swelling or infection. Try to avoid tight clothing and belts over the piercing. High waist jeans are especially troublesome.

To avoid red lumps, NEVER fiddle with the piercing or knock it. If you do acquire a lump then leaving it completely alone is the best option, not cleaning it multiple times a day which just aggravates it even further.

 

OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION !

Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about twisting/moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing process. In most cases it often causes more of a problem. PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

!!! PLEASE DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE THE JEWELLERY !!! Do not pull up on the bottom bead of a navel bar to clean behind it. This can cause severe problems.

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead to wipe area if necessary.

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

 

DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will most likely take longer.

 

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left with no jewellery in (even in just half an hour!). When fitting new jewellery, ALWAYS use some antiseptic cream to help the insertion go slowly and carefully.

Surface piercing

VERY IMPORTANT If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery.

Surface piercings are very prone to accidental knocking, hairdressers, hugging friends, putting on clothes, etc., etc. . . . . . .  they can easily become red, swollen and infected. Avoid tight clothing over the piercing.

 

ACCUPIERCE SURFACE PIERCINGS DO NOT REJECT. HOWEVER, IF THEY SUFFER ABUSE, (this can be from clothing rubbing OR accidental knocking) THIS WILL CAUSE SWELLING WHICH WILL THEN FORCE THE JEWELLERY OUT OF THE SKIN.

The Surface Bar must NOT be removed at all.

The beads may be changed from time to time, but the bar must stay in position.

DO NOT keep touching the jewellery to check that it is OK otherwise you will cause a red lump to form.

 

The HEALING time for a surface piercing is around 8 weeks. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will probably be longer. It is better to clean every other day than twice per day!!

 

DO NOT attempt to change the beads until FULLY HEALED.

NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it.

 

OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing. In most cases it causes more of a problem.

PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean tissue may be used instead.

 

Check that any screw-on beads are sufficiently tight, using latex or rubber gloves. Fingers alone cannot grip well enough.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

Nipple Piercing

VERY IMPORTANT - If the piercing becomes infected, see your GP or a Medical Practitioner (before coming to us for jewellery removal) otherwise you could seal the infection in.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

CAUTION - Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, hugging friends, putting on clothes, hairdressers, etc., etc.  This can cause unsightly lumps, redness, swelling or infection.

 

To avoid red lumps, NEVER fiddle with the piercing or knock it. If you do acquire a lump then leaving it completely alone is the best option, not cleaning it multiple times a day which just aggravates it even further.

 

OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION !

Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Old aftercare advice about twisting/moving jewellery daily & applying lotion is completely outdated & does not help with the healing process. In most cases it often causes more of a problem.

 

PLEASE leave the area completely ALONE & DO NOT USE any products on the piercing.

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool, Buds or Pads. The fibres get stuck in the piercing and are often the main cause of problems. Clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll may be used instead to wipe area if necessary.

 

!!! PLEASE DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE THE JEWELLERY !!! Twisting jewellery round ‘to stop it sticking’ can cause redness, bumps & swelling!

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 2 MONTHS (8 weeks). It does take at least this long for the piercing to heal properly.

 

DO NOT attempt to change the jewellery until FULLY HEALED. If the piercing has suffered an accidental knock, or trauma then the healing time will most likely take longer.

 

When the piercing has fully healed, ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. It can heal over very quickly if left with no jewellery in (even in just half an hour!). When fitting new jewellery, ALWAYS use some antiseptic cream to help the insertion go slowly and carefully.

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GENITAL  PIERCING

CAUTION

Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking by bathing, putting on clothes, pressure from tight clothing, etc. They can easily become red, swollen and infected. Try to avoid tight clothing as this will put pressure on your piercing then make it feel sore.

 

Keep the Piercing jewellery in ALL the time for 8 WEEKS. During this time, it is advisable to wear protection where possible.

Gents, you need not wait before you ‘try it out’ ……. !

Just be very careful not to knock it during ‘the act’ & just remember to go careful!

 

 OVERCLEANING CAN CAUSE INFECTION.  

Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary, but should you wish to do more, then follow the cleaning process below. 

CLEANING PROCEDURE:

WASH HANDS before and after touching the piercing.

 

!!!DO NOT MOVE, TWIST OR ROTATE JEWELLERY !!!

 

NEVER use Cotton Wool or Cotton Buds.

DO NOT CHANGE until FULLY healed.

 

When the piercing is healed ALWAYS wear jewellery in it, even whilst sleeping. The piercing can heal over VERY QUICKLY if left empty (sometimes, in half an hour).

 If the jewellery has a screw-on bead, check that the bead is secure, daily, preferably using latex gloves.

 

Accidental knocking or pressure on the piercing will cause it to become red, sore or inflamed.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

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