Caring for Your Piercing

A piercing, much like a tattoo, is one of the most dynamic symbols of self-expression. It's important to follow the directions of your professional piercer closely to ensure the safest possible healing process and the long life of your piercing.

Starting Off
You were pierced in a modern studio with new and sterilized equipment. After the process, the piercer may have given you a small packet with piercing aftercare directions.

Quality parlor operators worldwide have helped us compile these simple instructions for safe healing. However, we urge you to consult your own professional body piercer for any special instructions related to your specific piercing.

The Basics

  • Do not pull, tug or play with jewelry during the healing process.
  • Do not use antibacterial ointments.
  • Do not apply alcohol or peroxide.
  • Be sure to wear clothing that will not get caught on jewelry.

Bleeding Is Normal
Bleeding may be present in the first few hours after getting the piercing. If bleeding continues up to 48 hours after, be sure to consult your piercing professional. During the first few weeks of healing, you may see a small buildup around the jewelry. This is normal, and your body excretes a small amount of pus during the healing process. To remove it, use a moist cotton swab with Tattoo Goo® Deep Cleansing Soap to work out any buildup on your jewelry.

Clean, Clean, Clean
New piercings should be cleaned 2-3 times per day. You are exposed to many germs and bacteria throughout the day that may cause infections. Be sure to wash your hands each time before handling your piercing. Healing time varies depending on the piercing. Ask your piercer how long you will need to continue the cleaning regiment.

Use the Right Products
X-Pression® Extra Strength Antiseptic Spray has a high level of antibacterial and antimicrobial abilities. The product should be used sparingly since it only takes a small amount to kill germs. Spray once to pierced area two times per day. While showering, using Tattoo Goo® Deep Cleansing Soap, allow soapsuds to run over the piercing. If in the event you experience a reaction to X-Pression® Extra Strength Antiseptic Spray, discontinue use and consult your piercer for further instruction and healing options. If you decide to use a saltwater rinse also during the healing process, consult your piercing professional for proper instructions. Wait approximately three hours after saltwater rinse before applying X-Pression® Extra Strength Antiseptic Spray.

Please review all ingredients for allergies before use. Ingredients are located on the back of products.

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