What to expect following a piercing?
Within two to four weeks of a piercing, it will be normal to see:
Bleeding and/or bruising;
A warmth feeling around the piercing area;
Whitish / yellowish secretions.
What to avoid while healing
For piercings inside the mouth
For piercings outside the mouth (e.g., Labret, Philtrum)
What to avoid and some tips for healing
Stretching means slowly widening the hole of an already existing piercing. It is a simple and risk-free procedure when performed correctly and with certain precautions.
When to stretch?
There is no precise time to wait after stretching since it can vary according to the individuals and according to the enlarged piercing. Therefore, it is necessary to consider a few weeks to a few months depending on these factors and make sure that the piercing has already healed and matured before the first stretch. It will then be necessary to treat a newly stretched piercing as a fresh one.
Aftercare for stretches
Healing Tips and Tricks
The initial swelling following a fresh piercing is quite normal. However, it will not last for the entire healing period. Generally, it is recommended to make an appointment for a downsize within the next 4 to 8 weeks following the initial piercing. This procedure allows reduces the risk of migration or bumping your piercing. This procedure concerns especially straight barbells and flat-back labret posts. For some piercings with curved barbells (such as the eyebrow), a downsize may be necessary as well. Always follow your piercer's recommendations and make an appointment if necessary.
If you suspect something abnormal or disturbing with your piercing, it is always recommended to return to your piercer for a follow-up appointment. They will be able to look at the problematic piercing and find solutions to help it. If they suspect an infection, they will strongly advise you to go see a doctor. Only a health professional can diagnose an infection and treat it accordingly. In any case, it is not advisable to remove the jewelry before meeting with your piercer.
Post-healing general maintenance
It is always relevant to make sure, on a weekly basis, that your jewelry is well tightened or clipped. Over time and multiple impacts, solidity may sometimes be compromised and this practice ensures you reduce the risk of losing your jewelry. It is always possible to make an appointment with your piercer to have them checked and readjusted.
It should also not be forgotten that a healed piercing does not mean that it is permanent. For some people, the tunnel can tighten in a matter of hours, others in a matter of days or even months. If you lose a piece of jewelry, it will be imperative to make an appointment as soon as possible with your piercer.
You can make your own saline solution at home using non-iodized sea salt:
-Add a ¼ teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt to 1 cup of boiled water
-Let it sit and use once it’s cooled down
We also sell a ready-to-use saline solution by Neilmed in store for 15$!