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
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING YOUR PIERCING
- At first, bruising, soreness, localized swelling, redness and some bleeding can be expected
- 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.
- 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:
- Excessive soreness
- Dark smelly discharge
- Excessive redness
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.