ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly anytime before handling your piercing.
Soak your piercing 2-3 times a day with a sea salt solution for 3-5 minutes. Use 1/8 teaspoon per 1 cup of distilled water (Bottled water is also acceptable). *If the solution becomes irritating to your skin, decrease the sea salt content to 1/16 tsp per 1 cup of water.
DO NOT have contact with any foreign fluids.
DO NOT take out the jewelry if it looks or feels infected. Please contact your piercer for advice. Removing the jewelry can trap an infection inside and complicate the situation immensely.
DO NOT let anyone else touch your piercing.
Rinse your mouth with Biotene brand mouthwash, or any antiseptic alcohol-free mouthwash you prefer, 3 times a day and after you eat, drink, or smoke anything. The only exception is bottled water.
Take Ibuprofen to help decrease initial swelling, or suck on ice chips. Wash your hands and regularly check the ball(s) on the jewelry for tightness.
DO NOT have contact with foreign body fluids for the duration of the healing process. (I.e. making out, oral sex, etc.)
It is recommended that you downsize to shorter/smaller diameter jewelry after 2-3 weeks.
AVOID spicy and acidic foods, as they will irritate your new piercing considerably. Smoking lengthens healing time considerably, so if possible do so sparingly or not at all. AVOID consuming large amounts of hard alcohol, as you will run the risk of prolonging healing, increasing swelling, and other serious health risks.
Rest is key to quick healing and the less you play with it, stick it out, chew on it, etc., the faster it will heal.
We also sell Recovery Aftercare Purified Saline Wash Solution Spray for $5. It is an easy spray and clean substitute.
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