Information

What jewellery type do we use?

We only use polished titanium jewellery for our piercings. There is no additional charger for jewellery it is all included unless you have a request of a specific type / colour / or stone you will be charged accordingly and orders must be placed prior to piercing. 


What aftercare advice should you follow?
Surface piercings:

Wash hands before you begin caring for your piercing. Start by dissolving 2 teaspoons of sea salt into one egg cup or shot glass amount of hot water (use kettle water and leave to cool slightly until you can stand the temperature of the water) make fresh every time you clean the piercing the solution won't be as affective if it isn't made fresh every time. put half of the mixture onto some kitchen paper or some gauze (anything with a lot of fibres such as cotton wool is not aloud near the piercing!) use this as a compress and place it over the piercing but do not pull down or rub over the piercing leave it on there to soften any discharge or blood then gently remove an excess after doing so with the rest of the solution and a cotton bud. This should be carried out twice a day for at least 2 minuets a time for the next 6 weeks! Be sure to gently tighten any balls on your piercing when you are finished cleaning it! 

Dermal anchors and skin divers:

Cleaning your dermal anchor or skin divers is similar to cleaning a surface piercing (please follow above to clean and continue reading for the differences between the two) the only differences are keeping your plaster on for 3 days after you have had it pierced as the skin isn't holding the piercing in completely for the first few days and it can come out if you do not wear plaster. Cleaning it less often as you have the plaster on it will not need as much cleaning in the first 3 days be sure to be very gentle when cleaning as the skin isn't tight around the piercing. Clean only when needed and change plaster once or more times a day if needed (do not leave plaster off at all in the first 3 days). You do not need to tighten the jewellery if you do have dermal anchors they can be changed and come loose but you will not have to tighten it every time you clean it. After the 3 days you can leave the plasters off unless you are wearing tight clothing over the piercing. You will begin to clean the piercing as you would a surface piercing (see surface piercing information above) twice a day for 6 weeks. 

Oral piercings:

Wash hands before you begin caring for your piercing. Mix 4 teaspoons of sea salt to 2 egg cup shot glass amounts of hot water (use kettle water and leave to cool slightly until you can stand the temperature of the water) gargle this mixture twice a day and after every meal make fresh every time even iff you have some left from last time! For lip piercings as well as gargling the mixture to clean the inside of lip piercing clean the outside by following the surface piercing aftercare information above.


What to avoid with all or most piercings:

Avoid toughing the piercing unless cleaning and this should always be done with clean hands use anti bacterial soap and then sanitise hands when thoroughly dried.

Do not remove or change any jewellery for 4 month. Tongue piercing can be changed during this six weeks by a professional only from initial piercing jewellery which will be larger to allow for swelling. This should be done in the first few weeks when or it can become a problem as the bar is to large once the tongue is not swollen any longer. You will be measured so the bar fits you correctly and you should lawyer s use jewellery that fits you perfectly to avoid tearing especially oral piercings or piercings that are on show and could get caught on clothing or other. 

Do not attempt to change your skin diver as they can not be changed. Dermal anchors can be but is not advised to be changed regularly and i advise you to see a professional to change this.

Avoid tugging on the piercing or playing with the piercing this can slow the healing process.

Avoid putting anything on the pricing other than what i or any GP or professional with the right to advise has advised. If you do get anything in the piercing accidentally be sure to rinse the piercing thoroughly with clean water then use your usual cleaning method with sea salt water mixture to clean the piercing after rinsing it.

Avoid using unsterile jewellery or jewellery that you have not purchased from a piercer or been advised to purchase by a professional as it is likely to be bad quality jewellery and could effect the piercing badly leaving you with redness, irritation infections or worse. 

Avoid swimming for the next 24-48 hours,

Avoid sunbeds for the next 6 weeks if you do use them (not advised) be sure to cover the piercing well and avoid as long as possible.

Avoid picking any discharge or build up around or on the piercing this can cause serious harm to your piercing. 

Do not use anything with fibres to clean your piercing for example cotton balls and cotton wool as the fibres can get stuck around the piercing and cause irritation.


What to do with all or most piercings:

Wear plasters when needed such as when wearing tight clothing around the piercing or doing sports and activities until fully healed.

If you have any irritation for any reason and you are unsure what to do before asking for advice try doing sea salt soak mix 4 teaspoons to 2 egg cup or shot glass amount of hot water ( kettle) as hot as you can stand apply a generous amount to some gauze or kitchen paper and leave this on the piercing for as long as you can anything up to 20 minuets re soaking the gauze or paper towel when needed to do this once a day for atlas 2 days and iff it does not help contact me immediately via Facebook acute plus or ciara hamlet. via phone 07486362211 (text preferred) if you are concerned and would like any advice even before trying this method you are welcome to contact me for advice. If you are seriously concerned and believe you need to see a GP do not hesitate!


Healing times:

Surface piercings:

It can take between 6 months to a year for a surface piercing to heal completely.

Dermal anchors and skin divers:

It can take between 6 months to a year for a surface piercing to heal completely,

Oral piercings:

2-4 weeks for tongue piercing heal.

3-6 weeks for lip piercing to heel 

Skin divers and dermal anchors can reject and grow out of the skin it is very common for this to happen especially iff they are not taken care of properly. Some other piercings such as tragus and navel piercings are also likely to reject but it isn't as common as dermal anchors and skin divers. If this happens contact me or your GP for further advice.