NAVEL, NIPPLE, TRAGUS, EAR, EAR CARTILAGE, & SURFACE
All new piercings must be cleaned three to four times
a day with warm water and a mild, non-perfumed soap.
Bactine should be applied after cleansing to disinfect area.
Along with bactine, sea-salt solution (1tbsp sea-salt w/ 8oz.
warm water) will aid the healing greatly. It is a natural
disinfectant that can and should be used as often as possible,
to reduce redness, irritation, and swelling. The piercing
should be submerged in the sea-salt solution for five minutes
at a time. Always clean hands before touching a new piercing
and never let anyone else touch it.
NOSTRIL, SEPTUM, EYEBROW
Clean these piercings at least five times a day in the same
fashion as described above. If bactine is too strong for the
inside of the nose, a sea-salt solution will work just fine.
A Q-tip will be very helpful in cleaning these piercings.
TONGUE, LIP, LABRET, ORAL
All oral contact other than the intake of food and non-alcoholic
drink should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. Smoking is not
recommended either. For cleaning we suggest using both a sea-salt
mixture (see above) and listerine antiseptic cut 50% with water.
Wash out the mouth after all meals and drinks. Gly-oxide can also
be applied to speed up the healing process. Bactine should be
applied to the outside of a labret or lip piercing.
THE HEALING TIME FOR YOUR NEW PIERCING GREATLY DEPENDS
ON THE CARE YOU TAKE OF IT! NEVER USE ALCOHOL, HYDROGEN
PEROXIDE, BETADINE, OR OINTMENTS ON ANY PIERCING.