Piercings are popular and are quite the fashion statement. Whether you are going for a dainty look with small piercings or a more daring look with several piercings in a variety of places, it is important to take care of your piercings and your body. Getting a new piercing is an exciting move but it does need to be cared for properly to prevent infection and irritation of the skin. If you are interested in learning more, check out all that there is to know about piercings on Pierce body. In the meantime, check out some of these tips on how to care for your new piercing.
1. Use a needle instead of a piercing gun. The reason it is important to ask the technician to use a needle instead of a gun is because the needle can go through the right amount of tissue for the piercing without causing much damage. The piercing gun creates a great deal of force and can damage tissue which can lead to long-term problems.
2. Clean the piercing. Be sure to clean your new piercing with soap and water or saline solution twice a day. The easiest way to remember to clean your piercing is by doing it first thing in the morning and at night. While many piercing places in the mall may tell you to use rubbing alcohol to help clean it, avoid doing this as it can dry the piercing out and make the skin around it crack and feel raw.
3. Be careful if you touch it. Be sure that you touch your new piercing with clean hands. Be sure to wash your hands before handling the piercing in any way. If you want to turn your new piercing, you can do so, but make sure that it is wet. Otherwise it could hurt a great deal or get caught on dried skin which could be painful.
4. Ice. If you notice any swelling, it is a good idea to clean it with soap and water and apply some ice to the area for 20 minutes. Do this as often as needed to decrease the pain and swelling.
5. Signs of healing. Depending on where you get a piercing, the healing process could take from two weeks to a year. For example, if you get your ears pierced, you can expect to be completely healed within weeks or months. However, if you get your cartilage pierced, you can expect the healing process to take several months to a year. The best thing to do is to be patient and check for signs of healing. Your piercing will appear to be less swollen, red, and will no longer secret liquids. It will also no longer cause you pain.
The healing process will take less time if you are diligent, patient, and take great care of your new piercing as if it was an open wound or sore. Follow these tips and you will be sure to have a piercing that is well cared for and looks great!
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