Two common body reactions on piercings

With piercings there are two main things that occur frequently. These are migration and rejection. Migration means that the piercing litterally moves from one place to another and resumes its healing there. Rejection means that your body litterally rejects the…

How can I best prepare for getting pierced? Make sure you have eaten well, you have had enough sleep, that you have informed your piercer about things like work environment, health, allergies, planned medical procedures or procedures you’ve had in…

Cartilage / ear piercing / earring: It depends on the kind of jewellery you have. It may be a bar with a flat back (this is called a labret style), a bar with two balls (barbell), a curved bar with…

Scars and piercings

Scar tissue and discoloration are relatively common on piercing. This can also occur when the piercing was done correctly but healing is difficult. A piercing can also migrate. This often leaves a small trace of scar tissue, almost invisible to…

fresh neck piercing by soesha

Does a Nape piercing often get rejected? That depends on your skin, the placement of it, the skill of your piercer, the jewelry size or model of it, the care given to the piercing (as well as general health and…

Hygiene

Hygiene: Good and bad bacteria In the care of a new piercing it is often advised to use a mild unscented soap or saline solution. But alcohol, Sterilon, Dettol, iodine use is strongly discouraged. But why? Because the systematic (repeated)…

Healing piercings and swimming

Why can’t I go swimming with my new piercing? Why is it advised for the piercing not to get in contact with bathwater such as from swimming pools or steam saunas during the healing period? A wound that is too…

helix piercing by soesha

Good daily hygiene and proper healing of your piercing When you’ve just had your piercing done, or it is irritated or suffering a minor localized infection or a so called ‘piercing pimple’, it is recommended to maintain proper daily hygiene….

Are there also flexible piercingjewelry? Yes there are. A material called Bioplast, or Bioflex and there is also PTFE, which is biocompatible and hypoallergenic. These are made of  a sort of flexible plastic material. These exist for almost all bodypiercings:…

cheek piercing problem

How do I take care of my cheek piercings? You take care of a cheek piercing in the same way you would clean a medusa, monroe, or other lip piercing. With saline on the outside and mouthwash on the inside….

Make sure you leave the jewelry in for about 6 to 8 weeks.

In some cases a local inflammation such as the so called piercing pimple will not heal as quick as we might want with the regular saline soaks. In this case you might want to try the chamomile tea compress. This…