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Nostril Stud Aftercare Advice


Clean the piercing twice a day, every day. Soak a cotton tip in (1/4 tsp Sea salt in 30mL Boiled water 'cooled') and remove any crusting.

Be careful not to pull the stud out.

Remove any dry blood crusting on the inside of nose. Rinse with fresh water and dry completely.

Wash piercing daily with antibacterial soap and dry thoroughly.


DO NOT use creams or ointments as they can keep the wound moist and will hamper healing.

DO NOT remove jewellery during the healing phase. Afetr healing period, DO NOT remove jewellery for more than 1 dayfor the first 6 months.

DO NOT get make-up, cleansers, sun tan lotions, etc. directly on the piercing. When using hairspray, cover the piercing with your hand.



Nostril Ring Aftercare Advice:


Follow all the same instructions as above, although while cleaning take the cotton tip and rub off all the dry matter on ring.This matter os called 'Plasma'. Once piercing has healed enough to rotate through the hole (usually a few days) thoroughly clean ring repeatedly while rotating it through the piercing.

TIP: Watch your piercing while undressing (specifically jumpers) and try your best not to sleep on it!


Tounge Aftercare:

Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash containing no alcohol if possible. Use a 50/50 mouthwash and water solution after eating or smoking for 14 days.

Wait a minimum of 10 days before attempting to change over to a shorter stem. If you do so before that period your tongue may swell up all over again.


Remove plaque which can form on the jewellery. Remove this gently with a soft toothbrush during the healing period. After the piercing is healed use an anti plaque mouthwash. Then you may remove the jewellery once a month to clean it.

Check the jewellery once a day to make sure the balls are tight, wash hands BEFORE handling jewellery.

Be careful when you first start eating solid foods. Take very small bites, keeping your tongue level in your mouth so that the jewellery does not hit your teeth.

DO NOT hit the barbell against your teeth, you may shatter a tooth by doing this. This will become less of a problem when you graduate to a shorter barbell.

Keep cold water in the fridge. Adds lots of ice making it really cold drink this when you first wake up in the morning. The swelling will be worse than usual because when you lie down more blood goes to your head. Sip the iced water very slowly, this will help alleviate swelling.

Eat lots of cold foods and ice to help control swelling.

DO NOT talk to much when you have the first(longer) barbell in

DO NOT eat ant hot or spicy foods. This can be painful during the healing phase.

DO NOT put anything dirty in your mouth, such as fingernails, ink pens, etc.. You must refrain from oral sex for the first 10-14 days, this includes kissing.

DO NOT play or bite on the jewellery.

DO NOT remove or replace the jewellery during the healing period. The hole closes very quickly and it is painful to reinsert the jewelry if it does.

DO use Gly-Oxide (ORAL PEROXIDE) 3 times a day.


Basic tips and info about the aftercare of lip piercing:


Avoid eating, smoking and drinking within the first three hours of the piercing.

Clean the piercing well after anytime you smoke, drink or eat for the entire healing period.

Wash your hands or wear disposable gloves any time you are going to touch the piercing.

Saline soak your piercing twice a day.

In the case of swelling Benzydamine can be obtained from any Pharmacy ask for

''Difflam-C Anti-inflammatory Antiseptic Solution''

Use a new soft-bristled toothbrush and always keep it clean.

You should brush twice a day to remove food particles that could get into the wound and cause an infection.

Avoid oral sex till the wound is completely healed.

Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash after meals or eating. For the first 2 weeks you should suck on antibacterial/anti-inflammatory throat lozenges (Difflam-C), these reduce the chance of infection and reduce swelling. Ibuprofen will help keep the swelling and tenderness to a

minimum, and can be taken when needed for pain. Avoid sharing plates, cups, and eating utensils.

Eat things such as frozen yogurt, ice cream, cold foods, or suck on chipped or crushed ice, or very small ice blocks for the first 2 weeks.

Cold things help the healing, alleviate pain and reduce swelling.

Dry with disposable paper products such as gauze or tissues, because cloth towels can harbor bacteria and catch on new piercing causing injury.

Avoid submerging in bodies of water such as lakes, pools, etc.

Donít remove or replace the jewellery during the healing period, as the hole closes up very quickly and itís painful to reinsert the jewellery once this happens. If it becomes necessary for you to remove the piercing, then the best thing to do is to go to your piercer to have it taken out.


How to Keep the Pierced Area Clean:


Wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning the area. Gently and completely cleanse the area with antibacterial soap and water first. Using a, cotton ball or tissue, gently remove any debris have formed around the piercing. This should be done twice a day.


How to Keep Your Lip Piercing Jewelry Clean:


Your jewellery can also carry harmful bacteria and needs to be cleaned properly. Massage the piercing with your fingers thoroughly and rinse completely with warm water.

Turn the piercing carefully up and down. Avoid cleaning piercing incision with alcohol or peroxide. This could harm or kill the tissue that needs to heal.

Simply use an antibacterial soap with warm water.


Nipple Piercing Healing and Aftercare:


For those who choose to have their nipples pierced, healing times run between three and six months for most men, and six to twelve months for most women. This is a major piercing, considered a deep tissue wound technically.

The piercing heals from the outer edges back towards the center and can often take a long time to become comfortably established. Women experience longer healing times as their piercings are often through more body tissue and their breast tissue changes with hormonal functions.


Nipple piercings are through erectile tissue. They get better blood supply than a navel piercing but are subject to more body movement and rubbing with clothing than an ear piercing. Nipple piercings can initially be tender for a few days or a few weeks depending on the individual. Increasing redness, swelling and tenderness usually signal some form of infection. Donít be afraid to contact your piercer if you think you are having a healing issue.


New jewellery should be surgical stainless steel or 14k or 18k gold. See what your piercer recommends as far as starting diameter.

You cannot wear sterling silver in nipple piercings, and it is recommend to save niobium and titanium for established piercings.

For washing, use a natural soap without dyes, perfumes or heavy anti-bacterials. These can all irritate the new piercing,

as can over-cleaning the piercing. Some people find that soaking the fresh piercing with hot salt water is suitable.

Clean any dried lymph fluids from the edges of the healing piercings for comfort.


Piercings heal from the outside in, so what your nipples are doing is growing a tunnel from the two sides of the nipple to surround the new jewelry. The surfaces can look healed whereas the inside areas might not be healed totally together, so donít rush to change into new jewelry for the first year. You will also want to avoid hot tubs or pools as the chemicals in the water can irritate and inflame healing piercings. Use laundry products without dyes or scent additives while the nipple piercings are still healing to avoid reactions.


Aftercare advise and tips for female Genital Piercings.


NEVER touch your piercing with dirty hands. Wash hands immediately before touching or cleaning your piercing every time.

The best place to clean your piercing is in the shower. Allow clean water to run over and saturate the piercing before you begin to wash it. This will help to soften and wash away some of the dry, crusted discharge from around and on the jewelry.

Remove the rest before washing with a wet cotton ball.


For at least the first week or two, take showers instead of baths. Sitting in a bath tub could introduce bacteria or harsh soaps to your genital area, causing irritation or infection. A soap product is not necessary for most - you don't want to kill the healthy bacteria that live in the genital region.

A simple sea salt or saline solution wash twice a day (and after sex or

masturbation) is sufficient unless you start having a problem. If you feel you need to cleanse the area more thoroughly, use a mild liquid anti-microbial soap (like Provon or Satin - ask your piercer about availability of similar products) and clean the piercing by applying a tiny drop of soap to piercing and jewelry. Then thoroughly rinse by applying clean water.

Pat (do not rub) piercing dry with a clean, dry paper towel or similar paper product. Do NOT use washcloth or towel, as these are breeding grounds for bacteria.


Thoroughly clean piercing once a day for the duration of the estimated healing time for your particular piercing. Remember, this is an initial healing period only. Your piercing will not be completely healed until many weeks after the initial healing time is over.

DO NOT use any ointments, creams, or astringents on your new piercing.


DO NOT allow your piercing to come in contact with any bodily fluids for the first few weeks while it is healing. This includes saliva as well as semen. So, you are not restricted from sexual activity, but a condom or dental guard must be used for any and all sexual contact, or you are putting yourself at risk for infection. This includes masturbation and/or the use of sex toys.


BE SURE that everything that touches your piercing is clean. This includes clothing and bedding as well as your hands.

If you experience itching or severe discomfort, you may be having a reaction to your laundry detergent. Switch to something without all the stain-removing

and bleaching agents.

Enjoy your new piercing! Take care of it, and take care of yourself.