HEALING TIMES


Each individual is unique and will go through their healing time at different speeds. We have compiled a list to give you an idea of a healing time to expect for each piercing we do. It is important to continue cleaning your piercing for the entire healtime. If your piercing still does not seem healed continue cleaning and consult your piercer.

EAR LOBES: 2-4 months

NAVEL, NIPPLE, NOSTRIL: 3-6 months

EAR CARTILIDGE: 3-6 months

SEPTUM: 2-4 months

LIP, LABRET, ANGEL, MONROE: 2-4 months

GENITAL: 1-2 months

TONGUE: 2-4 weeks


CLEANING WITH A SEA SALT SOLUTION

Sea salt and water is a safe and natural way to cleanse and heal your piercing. Because the human body is made up of mostly salt water we are able to use a sea salt solution to clean piercings safely without irritation. Sea salt solution is gentle enough to allow new skin cells to form promoting a faster healing time. Also, with the correct mixture of sea salt and water it can be used as a natural antiseptic that can draw out irritants in the skin. Chemical products such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Bactine, Neosporin, Listerine etc. are too harsh and will damage your skin. These harsh products will also prevent new cell growth and likely cause irritation.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING YOUR PIERCING

  1. At first, bruising, soreness, localized swelling, redness and some bleeding can be expected
  2. Secretion of a yellowish fluid may create a scab like crust on the jewelry while your piercing is healing. The area may also itch and become discolored.
  3. Your piercing may seem healed before it actually is. Make sure to continue cleaning it throughout our recommended healing time.

If you are experiencing problems with your piercing, know that most commonly people experience irritations not infections.
Signs of infection or irritation are:

  1. Heat
  2. Excessive soreness
  3. Dark smelly discharge
  4. Excessive redness
  5. Bumps

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms make sure to see a health care professional or stop into the shop right away so we can help fix any problems that may be occurring. If you feel like you may have an infection, do not remove the jewelry without consulting a piercer first. Removing the jewelry can cause the surface cells to close up and then seal the infection inside the pierced area, which may cause an abscess.
We are always here to help you with any problems or questions you may have, just call or stop in anytime. Also, please consult a doctor if problems persist.