Ear Piercing

The be-all and end-all of piercing care

We’ve been looking forward to it for a long time and now the time has come! Finally a new piercing! So that your new acquisition doesn’t turn into a nightmare, there are a few details to consider when caring for it. Roughly speaking, a freshly made piercing is always associated with a certain risk, because a piercing is nothing more than a fresh wound. A wound that can become infected. To prevent this from happening, you should only have your piercing done in an experienced piercing studio. Proper wound piercing care is the be-all and end-all.

Freshly made piercing – general principles

  • Prevent your freshly pierced piercing from coming into direct contact with substances such as perfume and/or cosmetics.
  • In order to reduce the risk of infection to a minimum, we recommend avoiding the sauna and swimming pool for at least four weeks after a freshly pierced piercing.
  • Avoid alcohol or drugs for a few days
  • Get enough sleep and avoid unnecessary stress
  • Do not constantly play around with your piercing so that the wound healing is not negatively affected.
  • Regardless of where you get your piercing, make sure that you wear loose clothing and that it does not rub against the fresh wound so as not to delay healing. Change your clothes regularly and also change your bed linen.
  • If the piercing was freshly done, you should refrain from bathing, as bathing would increase the risk of infection. Better take a shower!
  • Regardless of the type of piercing you have chosen, the piece of jewelry should not be removed at first. If you develop an allergic reaction or a severe infection, contact your trusted piercer immediately. He takes further action. If you become infected, do not remove the piercing yourself, as there is a risk that an abscess may form near the puncture site.
  • If a piercing has been stung, most people react completely differently to it. While some people experience light bleeding, other people show slight discoloration on their skin. Crusting of the “wound” is totally normal since the healing process of the bite site is supported by the crust.

Piercing care – how to keep the wound clean

So that you can enjoy your freshly pierced piercing for a long time, there are a few things to consider when caring for the wound. The dangers of piercing should not be underestimated, because this is nothing more than a wound. A wound that requires support to heal, because unlike a cut or a bruised knee, people’s self-healing powers cannot simply do their job here. The piercing is consistently inserted into the wound, which impairs wound healing. But only if the freshly pierced piercing is not regularly cared for. We will show you what you need to look out for when it comes to caring for your piercing!

Important: Before you touch or touch your new piercing, you must wash your hands. Unwashed hands carry the greatest risk of infection. As an alternative to washing your hands, you can also disinfect your hands.

After cleaning your wound or showering, you should dry the freshly pierced piercing with a disposable towel. Be sure to use cloth towels as they are dangerous. Do not rub the wound, but carefully dab the sting site.

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Care for your freshly made piercing with a saltwater solution

Saltwater is ideal for maintaining freshly made piercings. Use salt water at least once a day to clean the fresh wound. A pleasant side effect is that you can use the mixture to soak tight or itchy scabs.

Saltwater solution – the preparation

To prepare the saltwater solution, you can buy sea salt in the pharmacy or drugstore. This is dissolved in boiling water. A liter of water should be mixed with a teaspoon of salt.

Saltwater solution – the application

Depending on where your piercing is, the area is either poured directly with the salt water solution or carefully dabbed with a moistened cotton swab. Alternatively, you can put a cup of salt water directly over the wound. Either way, give the salt water some time to work properly and soften the crusts. The wound is then rinsed with clear water. If the crust comes off during the cleaning process, do not remove it with your fingers under any circumstances, but help with a cotton swab. Never use force to remove the crust to avoid causing new injuries.

The care of the freshly pierced piercing – do not forget to disinfect it!

A freshly pierced piercing must be disinfected at least twice at first. For this, you should buy a special disinfectant from the pharmacy. Apply it carefully with a cotton swab to the area surrounding the puncture canal.

Important: Never use alcohol to disinfect your piercing, as this will dry out your skin. Don’t overdo the cleaning, as this will unnecessarily prolong the healing process. Do not use any cream to care for your piercing, as it is too greasy and there is a risk of infection. The wound fluid does not drain off and/or the puncture channel can even become blocked!

The care of the piercing in the mouth

  • The mouth contains a high number of good and bad bacteria. A circumstance that can make the healing of a piercing in the tongue, on the lips, or in the lip frenulum difficult. Therefore, you should rinse your mouth with water every time after eating. Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
  • Be sure to use mouthwash regularly. However, this should not contain alcohol.

How long does a freshly pierced piercing have to be cared for?

How long it takes to take care of a freshly pierced piercing depends on which part of the body was pierced and how self-healing the person is. Most of the time, however, it is a good two weeks.

Tip: Even after the piercing has healed, further care and hygiene are necessary!

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