Here at The Body Art Gallery we offer only the best aftercare products for your new tattoo or piercing. We sell Aquaphor for the care of your new tattoo in 2 sizes for $3 or $5 and Neilmed Wound Wash for the care of your new piercing in 2 sizes for $6 or $10. Make sure you pick up your aftercare products while your here!
Body Piercing Cleaning Instructions:
-wash hands prior to cleaning your piercing
-use antibacterial or mild soap with warm water to clean the area around the piercing, once daily.
-use Neil Med Wound Wash Piercing Aftercare Spray 3 times daily
-DO NOT rotate or move jewelry at any time!
Oral Piercing Cleaning Instructions:
-rinse mouth with alcohol-free mouthwash half diluted with water eat time you eat, drink or smoke
-ice chips and cold beverages are soothing and will help reduce swelling
-take 2 ibuprofen every four hours to help reduce swelling
What NOT To Do/Use When Cleaning Your Piercing:
-Bactine, alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide or ANY ointments
-stay out of lakes, swimming pools, hot tubs or any body of water where your piercing will be completely submersed for at least 2 weeks
-DO NOT twist, rotate or move your jewelry
-DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING FOR ANY REASON other than cleaning it after you have washed your hands
Minimum Healing Times
(each body is unique and healing times may vary)
Ear Lobe ~ 6-8 weeks
Ear Cartilage ~ 6-12 months
Eyebrow ~ 3-6 months
Nostril ~ 4-6 months
Septum ~ 2-3 months
Tongue ~ 4-6 weeks
Labret/Lip, Monroe ~ 6-8 weeks
Nipples ~ 4-9 months
Navel/Belly Button ~ 6-12 months
we recommend that you wait at least 3 weeks-3 months to change your jewelry(depending on the piercing) and that you do have it changed by a professional piercer
Disclaimer: this is not to be a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you suspect an infection Your Piercer may me able to refer you to a piercing friendly medical professional. Be aware that doctors may have not received specific training regarding piercings.