Piercing Aftercare

How to care for your new piercing

If properly cared for, your piercing should heal within the time specified. In the case of tongue, labret or any other piercing which require a change of jewellery, please return to a Wildcat Ink Studio on the date specified by your piercer for resizing of jewellery.

In order to help ensure a rapid & full healing process for your piercing, please follow the procedures outlined below fully & carefully, for the entire duration of the healing process. We also recommend one month’s course of zinc or arnica tablets for all piercings to promote healing. Remember these suggestions are somewhat generalised. For more detailed directions & advice, or if you have any adverse reactions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Aftercare for Body Piercings

  • Any crust formations on or around the jewellery should first be soaked off with clean warm water. A small amount of hypoallergenic bodywash or soap (such as Easypiercing® soft cleansing gel ) should then be applied to the piercing. Rinse off thoroughly with fresh clean water – preferably in the shower.
  • Continue this step twice daily for entire healing time
  • Spray a little Easypiercing® saline solution or a similar product & soak around the piercing &  Jewellery.
  •  Pat dry with a cotton pad or clean towel, do not leave to air dry.
  • Continue this step twice daily for entire healing time
  • When your piercing is clean and dry, spray a little Easypiercing® Antibacterial Solution on the piercing and let it dry naturally
  • Use twice daily
  • This step should be discontinued after two weeks.
  • Do not touch or pick at the piercing.

Aftercare for Facial Piercings

  • As facial & ear piercings are harder to soak, cleaning after a bath or shower will simplify the process.
  • Wet a clean cotton bud with Easypiercing® saline solution or a similar product & soak around the piercing & jewellery, making sure to remove any crust formation gently.
  • When totally clean, dry the area with a fresh cotton pad. Repeat this process no more than twice daily for the first two weeks, and once daily for the remainder of the healing period. Do not over-clean the piercing as this can cause irritation.
  • Avoid using earpieces or headphones on new ear piercings.
  • Do not touch or pick at the piercing.

Aftercare for Oral Piercings

  • An oral piercing is when all or part of the jewellery is inside the mouth. The following instructions are to be used to care for the inside of the mouth. To care for the outside, follow instructions above.
  • To clean the inside of an oral piercing we suggest an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash, such as ‘Easypiercing® mouthwash solution, Please follow instructions on bottle. Do not use products not specifically recommended by your piercer. Clean morning and night only – as over-use will result in depletion of normal peptide levels in the mouth. (The tongue is covered with a very thin natural healing agent called ‘peptide’)
  • In addition, rinse with Easypiercing® saline solution  or a mild saline solution. (instructions below) after eating or drinking until the piercing is fully healed.
  • Do not touch or pick at the piercing.

* Please be aware that Nurofen is an effective painkiller but does not speed up the healing process. Do not assume that that any lack of pain experienced as a result of taking Nurofen or any other painkiller signifies an end to the healing process. Do not stop following these aftercare instructions until you have returned to your piercer to have your jewellery changed (at least three weeks after the initial piercing is done).

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