For any questions or enquiries about your nipple piercing or healing, please feel free to drop in, call the studio, or use our contact form on the home page
You may remove the dressing applied after 24 hours, do not remove it sooner, even if a small amount of blood can be seen from the outside of the dressing.
Remove the dressing after 24 hours and get in the shower. Let the water run over the piercing for around ten minutes (ten minutes each if you have two), do not aim the shower head directly onto the fresh piercing.
Gently pat the area dry with a clean towel, being careful not to catch or pull the jewellery.
Spray the cleaning solution on one side of the piercing and then the other. Copy this for the other nipple if needed.
Take some non-woven gauze and pat the area dry, do not force this under the ends of the bar.
Continue this process once a day for a month. There will be crust around the piercing as it heals up, this is normal and can be removed by using some non-flavour/non-scented floss and gently removing the crust from the sides of the piercing. you can use a floss stick for this also.
After once month please book in for a downsize on your bar/s via the booking page, downsizing is needed for continued healing. Once the swelling subsides the bar will be too long and can move too much, disturbing the healing tissue inside the piercing and that can lead to irritation bumps. Sometimes nipple piercings do not need a downsize, alicia will check beforehand if you need one, if not then your downsizing deposit will be refunded to you.
Your piercing will take around six to eight months to fully heal depending on your bodies natural healing ability. If you wish to upgrade your jewellery you can do so either at your downsizing appointment, or after five months if the healing is going well. Please drop into the studio to take a look at our upgraded jewellery.
If you are doing any exercise you can apply the dressings provided, do not use regular plasters as they are too harsh for the skin around the piercing and can cause irritation.
DO'S AND DON'TS
Do not submerge the piercing in water, this includes, bathing, swimming in chlorinated pools or the sea. There is alot of bacteria in still water, if this comes into contact with your piercing it can lead to infection and irritation of the piercing area. If this is unavoidable then please ensure you shower immediately after being in still water and this can help clear some of the bacteria from the area. Make sure you dry the area thoroughly using non-woven gauze. If any problems arise please contact the studio.
Do not touch your piercing or be tempted to change it yourself before the suggested healing time. Common complaints are soreness and this can be down to changing the jewellery to a lesser quality piece bought elsewhere, touching the piercings or over cleaning the area.
If you are worried about your piercing during the healing process please contact alicia - 0113 2525111