How to clean your piercing:
WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing
for any reason.
SALINE rinse as needed while healing. For certain piercings it may be easier to apply using clean gauze saturated with saline solution. If your piercer suggests using soap, gently lather around the piercing and rinse as needed. Avoid using harsh soaps, or soaps with dyes or fragrances.
RINSE site as needed to remove cleaning solution residue. Moving or rotating jewelry is not necessary during cleaning or rinsing.
DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry causing injury.
Do not use cotton swabs/pads, as the fibers can get caught under your jewelry. We recommend using non-woven gauze or spraying saline directly onto your piercing.
During healing, it is not necessary to turn or rotate your jewelry.
Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body.
Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while you are sleeping.
Showers tend to be safer than taking baths, as bathtubs can harbor bacteria. If you bathe in a tub, clean it well before each use and rinse off your piercing when you get out.
After the initial healing timeframe, it is important for the health of your piercing that you pop into the store to have one of our piercers down-size the length of your post.Read our full guide to taking care of your piercing here.