Aftercare

Your new piercing is a gateway into your body.

Practice good habits and you shouldn’t have any problems. Do not let others touch your piercing. Restrain from rough sexual behavior during the healing period. Avoid large bodies of water while healing. Wear clothing that is comfortable and will not irritate your piercing. If you think that you are having a problem, do not remove the jewelry. Come by and let us advise you on what course of action to take. The risk of getting an infection is minimal with any new piercing as long as you think before you act.

DO NOT TOUCH YOUR NEW PIERCING!!!

LEAVE IT ALONE!!! HANDS OFF!!

A piercing can be healed without ever moving or rotating the jewelry. It is a common misconception that jewelry must be turned to make sure that it does not get stuck in your body. The jewelry you are healing with is made out of an implant grade material.

Salt Water Soaks!

 

Soaking your piercing twice a day for 5-10 minutes is recommended for the duration of the healing period.

We recommend mixing 4 heaping teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt into one gallon of distilled water.

If you got sea salt from us at Apogee, each bag has been pre-measured. 

The salt to water ratio is CRUCIAL, so PLEASE measure carefully!

Shake the gallon vigorously before use and pour into a coffee mug or shotglass, filling it to the top.

Do not use any chemicals of ointments!

No Chemicals, No Ointments! Only the best for your body and your adoenments!!

Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin, bactine, etc. are the wrong tools for the job. These products are too strong for everyday use and do not promote healing. They may cause rashes, swelling, and irritation.

PLEASE KEEP MAKEUP AWAY FROM YOUR PIERCING FOR THE FIRST MONTH!!! Excessive use of makeup is a path to the darkside. 

We suggest a gentle saline solution that will aid in the natural healing of your new piercing, and we'll even show you how to make it!!!!

 

What is normal?

During the healing time you will notice your piercing secreting a clear milky fluid and drying up around the jewelry in a yellowish crust.

This discharge is lymph, blood plasma, and dead cells and will taper down as the piercing heals.

The area may be red, tender and feel slightly bruised.

DO NOT be suprised if you experience minimal swelling, bleeding, bruising or discharge....this is all normal. Feel free to call or stop by and talk to your piercer at ANY TIME!

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