Heal a Piercing
Our piercing aftercare suggestions are intended to help you heal a piercing as quickly as possible and minimize complications. When you visit the studio we’ll have you watch a piercing aftercare video. Also, we’ll give you the same information in writing. If you’ve already seen the video from this website let us know. The Association of Professional Piercers has a brochure specifically for minors.
How it Works
Our information is simple and based on the idea your body heals itself. Simply put, we just want to help you let that happen. We suggest vitamins, avoiding soaps and antiseptic products directly on the piercing, and thorough rinsing with plain water or saline products to remove debris from the area around a piercing. There are no common antiseptic products you’re familiar with that will help you heal a piercing. We have a full line of products in the studio to meet any aftercare need you could ever have.
For most piercings we refer to the first three months as the initial healing time. This is about how long it takes to know if you’ll likely keep your new piercing long term. For these first few months we suggest paying close attention to the information in our piercing aftercare presentation. During the first few months or more you may have periods of irritation as your body works to heal a piercing. However, you may find the full healing time for many piercings is around a year. Patience is one of the most important parts of aftercare! We suggest visiting us again for a check-up at about two weeks and again at three months.
You can see our aftercare suggestions in a Word doc here and a PDF file here.
Below is the full version of our aftercare video for body piercings.
Below is the full version of our aftercare video for body piercings with English subtitles.
Below is the short version of our aftercare video for body piercings with English subtitles.
Below is the full version of our aftercare video for body piercings with Spanish subtitles.