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TONGUE PIERCING – Complete Healing in 3 to 8 weeks
After leaving our shop please stop at the nearest 7-11 and purchase a Slurpee or shaved ice drink, it helps with the swelling and soreness.
Eat slowly and avoid spicy foods for the 2 weeks after the piercing! The #1 rule with a tongue piercing is to rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash after any food, or drink that isn't water, smoke or at least every three hours while awake. OVER RINSING KILLS THE TASTE BUDS ON YOUR TONGUE
Rinse with mouthwash after brushing your teeth, brush lightly on the top and bottom of your tongue, and around the jewelry to help release trapped taste buds and excess tissue. Do not play with your tongue jewelry you could rip your tongue. Your tongue is going to swell up over night while sleeping for the first 14 days so have ice or ice pops ready to suck on when you get up. (NO SCOPE) Types of recommended mouthwash: Listerine Cool Mint, Green, Blue, or Orange, Crest, CVS, Rite-Aid, or Dollar Store brands.
DO NOT PUT LARGER THAN 14 GAUGE JEWELRY INTO YOUR TONGUE!! STRETCHING ON YOUR OWN COULD RIP, OR TEAR YOUR TONGUE!! DO NOT PUT LONGER THAN 3/4”JEWELRY IN YOUR TONGUE, LONGER LENGTHS MIGHT RIP YOUR TONGUE. LARGE CAPTIVE BEAD RINGS IN YOUR TONGUE ARE STUPID!!
NAVEL, NIPPLE, & EAR PIERCING - Complete Healing in 12 to 30 weeks
Remove any matter (Sebum) that has dried on the jewelry and around the piercing. (This matter will be secreted from the piercing during healing). Rinse this matter off with warm water
Wash area with anti-bacterial bar soap, working the jewelry back and forth through the piercing 4 times ball to ball.
Rinse the piercing thoroughly by working the jewelry back and forth 8 times under running water to remove all traces of soap. Gently pat dry, and apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment. Be sure to work the jewelry back and forth after each application of ointment.
You should clean your piercing 3 times a day. No more, no less. Do not touch the jewelry unless you are cleaning it. Use the supplied triple antibiotic ointment for 7 days only!! Longer usage of ointment slows down the healing and the jewelry can migrate out!
On the 8th day start using Bactine liquid sprayed on a Q-Tip. Apply it to your piercing after you have cleaned with an anti-bacterial bar soap. Never turn or adjust the piercing jewelry unless you are cleaning it. Turning it dry during the healing process can cause scaring and polyps. Nipple & Navel piercings: It is beneficial to switch to a barbell 12 to 30 weeks after you are pierced. You should continue to clean it 2-3 times a day, after the switch, until completely healed. At that time daily cleaning is required to remove dirt and oil that may irritate your piercing, even after it’s healed.
Remember your hands will transfer any germs you have come in contact with and put them right on to your piercing and could cause an infection.
BROW, NOSTRIL, SEPTUM, MICRODERMALS & SURFACE – Complete Healing in 12 to 30 weeks - Special
Same as Nipple, Navel, & Ear:
Using a Q-Tip will make the soap and water cleaning easier. Avoid getting make up around, or in the piercing it can slow down the healing process, causing healing problems like infection, or polyps. After you are healed continue wash your piercing with soap and water daily.
LABRET, LIP, MEDUSA, MONROE & SNAKE BITE – Complete Healing in 12 to 24 weeks
Same as Nipple, Navel, & Ear:
Using a Q-Tip will make the soap and water cleaning easier, do this 2-3 times a day. Avoid getting make up around, or in the piercing it can slow down the healing process, causing healing problems like infection, or polyps. After you are healed continue wash your piercing with soap and water daily.
Use antiseptic mouthwash, a maximum of 4 times per day after eating.
IT IS NORMAL FOR THE SURFACE SKIN AROUND YOUR BODY PIERCING JEWELRY TO STAY BRIGHT PINK OR DARKEN (BASED ON SKIN TYPE) DURING THE FIRST 6 WEEKS OF YOUR HEALING, THIS WILL GO AWAY ONCE YOU ARE TOTALLY HEALED ******* DON’T PLAY WITH OR TWIST THE CAPTIVE BEAD RING IN YOUR NAVEL.
DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS!!! NEVER USE NEOSPORIN, A&D OINTMENT, BETADINE, PROVOIODINE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT, UNLESS INSTRUCTED BY YOUR PIERCER!!! YOUR FRIENDS MEAN WELL WITH THEIR HEALING ADVICE AND MAY HAVE HEALED, BUT THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL BODY PIERCERS!!!
DO NOT REMOVE YOUR JEWELRY IF YOU THINK YOU ARE INFECTED. THE HOLE WILL COLLAPSE AND THE INFECTION COULD BE TRAPPED IN YOUR BODY. CALL US FOR INSTRUCTIONS!!!
USE OF SALT WATER AS A RINSE IS PERFECTLY FINE FOR REMOVING THE CRUSTY STUFF (SEBUM) TO AID IN THE CLEANING PROCESS, MAKE SURE TO RINSE WITH WARM WATER AND PAT DRY. JUST REMEMBER SALT WATER DOES NOT PREVENT INFECTION!
SHOULD EXCESSIVE REDNESS, IRRITATION, BLEEDING OR SORENESS OCCUR at anytime during the first 8 weeks, please contact me for a follow up visit or additional care instructions. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR PIERCING CALL JIMI AT 443-336-9542, DAY OR NIGHT-24/7. There are no dumb questions when it comes to your body piercing. This is your one and only body so protect it. "REMEMBER WE OWN YOU PIERCING UNTIL PROPERLY HEALED"