Piercing Aftercare

Piercing Aftercare


Sterile saline should be applied to a non-woven sterile gauze or clean paper towel and used as a compress for 5 minutes morning and evening.

When showering, rinse any soaps, shampoos and body washes away from your fresh piercing.

Do not move the jewelry or touch it outside of the cleaning routine. If you experience a build up of dried matter on the piercing, use warm water on a paper towel to reduce the matter.

Do not pick or pull the dried matter as it is attached to the healing tissue and will aggravate your healing process.

Do not turn or rotate your jewelry.

Do not clean your piercing with alcohol or bactine as these products are not designed for piercings.


Clean your piercing AM and PM until it is fully healed, which can take several months, depending on the piercing and your own body.

Cleaning more than 3 times daily or using harsh cleaning products can irritate a piercing and delay healing.

Do not remove your jewelry during its healing time as it will begin to close immediately, making it difficult to reinsert.

If your jewelry is uncomfortable and needs to be refit during the healing period, please contact Maria Tash for an adjustment.

Avoid touching the piercing with dirty hands and fingernails. Avoid getting other people’s saliva or other body fluids in the area.

Avoid friction and pressure, such as sleeping on the piercing or tight clothing.

Swimming in chlorinated pool water or fresh water lakes during the healing process should be avoided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maria Tash.


Lobes (Lower): 2-4 Months

Lobes (Upper): 4-6 Months

Cartilage (Helix, Forward Helix, Conch, Outer-Conch, Tragus, Anti-tragus, Rook, Tash Rook & Daith): 6-12 Months

Nostril: 6-12 Months

Septum: 4-6 Months

Nipple: 8-12 Months

Navel: 9-12 Months

Dermal: 4-6 Months