After Care


  • Gently clean the piercing twice a day with either gauze or a clean Q-tip/ cotton bud
  • Use gentle cleaning solutions such as saline or simply warm water
  • Try to avoid catching the piercing as this may cause irritation.
  • Contact our Facebook page if you have any concerns.


Do Not's

  • Use harsh chemicals to clean your piercings for example; TCP, Dettol or Tea Tree Oil.  
  • Change the piercing before it has fully healed 
  • Play with or pull at the piercing.
  • Go swimming in large bodies of water for 4 - 6  months after the initial piercing due bacteria and infection risk.

Common Problems

  • Irritation (Piercing bumps): often is cause by the piercing being caught/ pulled or products such as make-up in the piercing - using lukewarm water from the kettle and a cotton pad or Q-tip, apply gentle pressure or massage the site of irritation.  This will either encourage the bump to go down or will encourage anything in the bump to come out.

  • Infection (yellow or green discharge or blood long after the piercing is done): Often caused by bacteria getting into the piercing - using saline solution twice a day, gently clean the piercing back and front (where applicable).  If the infection doesn't pass in a week or two, contact us on Facebook or contact your GP.

  • Allergies (red itchy rash): often caused by an allergy to nickel - Change the piercing to jewelry that is nickel free such as Titanium.

After Care of Specific Piercings

Oral - Rinse with a non-alcohol mouthwash or saline solution twice a day.  Also rinse after eating, drinking or smoking.  Any piercing that is inside the mouth can get a build up of plaque (just like your teeth) so we recommend cleaning it regularly.

Belly - Avoid wearing clothes that rest the waist band on the belly piercing, either go for low waist to be below the piercing or high waist to be above the piercing.  Lotions, tanning products etc, can cause irritation so avoid them around the piercing.  

Nipple - For people who experience periods, the nipple is often more sensitive around this time.