Piercing Aftercare

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General Care


Be sure your hands are clean before touching your new piercing

Soak the piercing in warm saline solution for 5 minutes to soften any normal dried secretions. Make a saline solution of 1 cup of war water mixed with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt. Too much salt can irritate the piercing.

Clean the piercing with a mild antimicrobial soap twice a day during the entire healing period. Rinse with water.

Rotate the jewelry a few times during the cleaning and rinsing.

Dry the piercing with paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria.

Don't use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean the piercing. These products are too harsh and inhibit new cell growth.

Don't use antibacterial ointments. They are difficult to clean out of a piercing and may trap bacteria once the antibacterial action wears off.

To help healing, soak the piercing with saline solution once or twice a day.

Listen to your body when exercising or engaging in sexual activity. If it hurts, don't do it.



Tongue, Lip, and Cheek Piercings


Rinse for 60 seconds with an alcohol-free antimocriobial mouth rinse. Do this up to 5 times a day, spaced throughout the day.

Rinsde your mouth briefly (10-15 seconds) with saline solution up to twice daily between meals. Brush your teeth, tongue, and jewelry with a new, soft-bristle toothbrush. Use a new toothbrush every month.

Avoid oral sexual contact for 4 - 6 weeks, including "French Kissing" even if you are in a monogamous relationship.


Tips for Healing

For ear piercings, Be sure to disinfect your telephone.

For body piercings, change your sheets and pillowcases weekly.

For genital piercings, use condoms and dental dams when having sex, even if you are in a monogamous relationship.

Condoms can and should be worn over male genital piercings.

Use common sense. If you are thinking about enjoying a bath, hot tub, or swimming in a pool, ocean, or lake remember you have an open wound. You man need to pass up the activity or clean your piercing immediately afterwards.


If you have any questions not covered on this aftercare sheet give us a call at

Jester's Tattoo Studio

108 Rainbow Dr.

Cabot AR 72023

(501) 605-0017