Piercing Aftercare

Don’t touch the body piercing. Also, don’t let anyone touch, kiss, or lick the body piercing.

Don’t take it out. Body piercings may take many months to years to completely heal. Changing or removing jewelry should be avoided during that time.

Don’t let the piercing come into contact with another person’s bodily fluids.

Never use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or hand soap because they may damage healthy cells and cause scar tissue. Petroleum jelly is not recommended for aftercare, as it can collect and promote the growth of bacteria.

Avoid hot tubs and public pools during the healing process. If you must swim cover with a waterproof bandage.

Taking vitamin C, a multivitamin, and a zinc supplement thoughout the healing process will accelerate healing and tissue regeneration.

Avoid tanning oils, lotion, and sand.

Avoid tight fitting clothes which can irritate and harm your new piercing.

Change your bed sheets at least once a week to ensure cleanliness.

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