Body Piercing Aftercare

  1. Rinse your piercing with clean, warm water to soak and remove dried matter. If the dried matter does not rinse off easily, you may use a wet q-tip to gently wipe away any matter left on the piercing. Take care to not pull on, or move the jewelry excessively. Do not pick or rotate your jewelry.  
  2. Two times a day spray sterile saline onto a sterile piece of gauze. Hold gauze on the piercing being careful not to move the jewelry.  Then rinse the piercing making sure to get all fibers that may have been left behind by the gauze.  You will want to dry the piercing site and jewelry.  This can be done by setting your hair drier to “cool” and drying the area. 
  3. Please be sure to use sterile saline NOT contact solution. Do not apply any other products on your piercing; this includes alcohol, peroxide, antibacterial ointments and soaps, bactine, or betadine.    
  4. Do not submerge the piercing under water for at least one month, this includes any bodies of water and bathtubs full of water. No tanning for at least one month, do not apply lotions or oils on your piercing. When showering, take care to not catch your jewelry on any washcloths or towels. 
  5. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING. There is no need to rotate jewelry at any time. Take care to not catch or bump your piercing in your day to day activities.
  6. If your piercing is near your hair, try to keep any hair off of the piercing and hair products away from the area.  The best way to do this is to rinse your piercing really well as the last thing you do in the shower.  
  7. If you wear makeup, do not apply it on or near your new piercing. Even once it is healed, makeup can get built up inside your piercing and cause irritation, and will dull any gems you may be wearing.
  8. Pressure is a piercings worst enemy.  Avoid sleeping on your new piercing, as doing so will create excessive irritation and prolonged healing. Other causes of pressure include ear buds, stethoscopes, particular articles of clothing, etc. 
  9. For piercings above the neck: Your piercing may take anywhere from six to twelve weeks (any cartilage piercing will take 9-24 weeks) to completely heal.  If you have been pierced with larger jewelry to accommodate swelling, you may be able to change the jewelry as early as two weeks, depending on the piercing and how well the piercing is healed.  Please come see us at this time so we may install properly sized jewelry using techniques that will keep your piercing happy and healthy. 
    For piercings below the neck: Your piercing may take anywhere from 9-24 weeks to completely heal.  If you have been pierced with larger jewelry to accommodate swelling, you may be able to change the jewelry as early as two weeks, depending on the piercing and how well the piercing is healed. 
    For Surface Anchors: After you have had the anchor for 4 weeks we suggest using a piece of floss (unflavored and wax-free) to run under the top to ensure that secretions are not building up under the top. This only needs done once a week, and ONLY after 4 weeks of having the anchor. Your piercing may take anywhere from 24-32 weeks to heal, but please keep in mind that you will still need to care for your anchors after this initial healing process. You may come in to change tops after 8 weeks.

*Please note* You may experience the following with your new piercing: a small amount of bleeding and/or bruising, soreness, redness, swelling, a small amount of discharge that is anywhere from a clear to a yellowish white, and the “crust” or dried matter this discharge may leave behind. 

 

Modern Ritual
330-413-2942

Your body jewelry is guaranteed for life from any manufacturing defects.  All you have to do is bring the jewelry back to us in and we will replace it. 

If you have purchased the all-inclusive service, your piercing is also guaranteed for life.  You must bring the card and jewelry that were given to you at the time you were pierced.  If you do not have these items you will have to pay full price.

If you have any issues with your piercing or jewelry, please contact us immediately.

You are welcome to call or come in and see us anytime, and we suggest a follow up appointment with your piercer 2-4 weeks from the date of service.   

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