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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.

If the piercing requires, the client will have been given some cleaning and healing solution with instructions on it’s use.

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. Fortunately, this is a rare event. However, should a problem occur, DO NOT remove the piercing jewellery until you have consulted with your doctor.

 

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EAR PIERCING (ear lobes)

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.

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 or irritation.

 

OVERCLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION

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

 

Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS ONLY, very gently, just let water run over the piercing, whilst in the shower or at the wash basin, use tepid water & mild soap if you feel it necessary. Dry GENTLY with a clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll. Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to the front of the jewellery and ONE DROP at the back of the piercing. SEA salt water may be used instead, especially if the area is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Again, dry the piercing GENTLY with a paper tissue. Then leave the area ALONE.

Do not use any other 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 !!!

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 if just for one hour!).

 

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

Swimming need not be stopped.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US

STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

 

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EAR CARTILAGE PIERCING

(Pierced with the AccuPierce Tulip Needle only)


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.


CAUTION

Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking. For example, with ear cartilage . . .  brushing hair, 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.


OVERCLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION!!

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


Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS, very gently, just let water run over the piercing, whilst in the shower or at the wash basin, use tepid water & mild soap if you feel it necessary. Dry GENTLY with a clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll. Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to the front/top of the jewellery and ONE DROP at the back/bottom of the piercing. SEA salt water may be used instead, especially if the area is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Again, dry the piercing GENTLY with a paper tissue. Then leave the area ALONE.

Do not use any other 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 !!! Twisting jewellery round ‘to stop it sticking’ can cause infection.

 

Keep the piercing jewellery in ALL the time, 24/7, night and day, for at least 4 MONTHS (12 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 1 hour!).

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.


IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US

STRAIGHT AWAY or SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

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NOSE 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.

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.

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 up the nose and towards the face using eyebrow tweezers if possible.

When changing jewellery, first remove any residue that may be stuck to the inside of the stud.

BLOWING THE NOSE WILL CAUSE SWELLING.

 

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



Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS, very gently, just let water run over the piercing, whilst in the shower or at the wash basin, use tepid water & mild soap if you feel it necessary. Dry GENTLY with a clean non-fluffy tissue or kitchen roll. Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to the front/top of the jewellery and ONE DROP at the back/bottom of the piercing. SEA Salt Water may be used instead, especially if the area is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Again, dry the piercing GENTLY with a paper tissue. Then leave the area ALONE. Do not use any other 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 (in 1/2 hour!).

 

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

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

 

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SEPTUM 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.

 

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.

OVERCLEANING CAN CAUSE INFECTION.

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

 

Showering/washing face 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.

Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing. 

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS ONLY (NOT TWICE), very gently, wash the piercing, in the shower or in a wash basin, with normal soap and water. . It is better to clean every other day than twice per day!!

Dry GENTLY with a clean paper tissue.

Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to each side of your piercing. SEA salt water may be used instead, especially if the area is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Again, dry the piercing GENTLY with a paper tissue.

Do not use any other 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.

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

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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.

 

GENERAL BODY 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.

 

CAUTION

Piercings are very prone to accidental knocking in everyday life. This can cause redness, swelling or infection.

 

NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it.




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 please follow the cleaning process below.

 

Wash Hands before cleaning or touching the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS ONLY, very gently, wash the piercing, in the shower or in a wash basin, with normal soap and water. It is far better to clean every other day than twice per day!!

Dry GENTLY with a clean paper tissue.

Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to the front/top of the jewellery and ONE DROP at the back/bottom of the piercing. Sea salt water may be used instead, especially if the area is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Again, dry the piercing GENTLY with a paper tissue.

Do not use any other 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.




BAR closure rings should never be worn with the bar through the piercing. This can cause problems with healing. 




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.

Swimming need not be stopped.

 

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

 




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NAVEL PIERCING     ( Belly Button )

(Pierced with the Accupierce Tulip Needle only) 

 

VERY IMPORTANT

If the piercing becomes infected, please see your GP or a Medical Practitioner before removing the jewellery because you could seal the infection inside.

CAUTION

Navel piercings are very prone to accidental knocking by hugging friends, putting on clothes, pressure from tight clothing, etc. They can easily become red, swollen and infected. Try to avoid tight clothing and belts over the piercing. High waist jeans are especially troublesome.

NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it.




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.

Wash Hands before touching the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS ONLY, gently wash the piercing whilst in the shower, just with water. Dry GENTLY with a clean paper tissue or kitchen roll. Apply ONE DROP of aftercare solution to the front/top of the jewellery. SEA salt water may be used instead, especially if the skin is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Do not use any other products on the piercing. It is far better to clean your piercing every other day than twice per day!!


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

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 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 take 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. Swimming need not be stopped.

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

Please note: When you wish to change the navel bar for the first time, let us do this for you using your Free Fitting Voucher. We tighten the top beads quite firmly in order that you do not lose your piercing jewellery.

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






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SURFACE 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.

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.


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.


Wash Hands before cleaning the piercing.

ONCE EVERY TWO DAYS ONLY (NOT TWICE), very gently, wash the piercing, in the shower with water. Dry GENTLY with a clean paper tissue or kitchen roll.

Apply ONE DROP of ear care solution to either side of the piercing. SEA Salt Water may be used instead, especially if the skin is sensitive to the aftercare solution. Do not use any other 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.

 












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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.

Ladies & 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.

Once per day bathe the area gently with a solution of Sea Salt mixed with warm water as & when you feel necessary.  These piercings pretty much look after themselves so you need not do anything if you shower on a regular basis.

 

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

 

Dry gently with a clean paper tissue or kitchen roll.

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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Studio Premises at AccuPierce Ltd
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