(Nostril, Septum, Tragus, Cartillage and Eyebrow.)
Nostrils and Septum: 2-3 months; eyebrow: 1-2 months; ear lobe: 6-8 weeks; ear cartilage: 3 months to 1 year.
Remember to always wash your hands prior to handling the piercing. No oral contact on the piercing fore at least 3 months.
First, remove any dried matter from the jewelry and surrounding area with warm water and a cotton swab.
Next, using an anti-bacterial soap such as Provon, Dial or Softsoap, clean the piercing thoroughly. Start by lathering up the cleaning agent, then rotating the jewelry back and forth through the piercing several times. Make sure to leave cleaning agent on the piercing for about 3 minutes.
Now rinse the piercing thoroughly with warm water, making sure to remove all of the agent. Any cleaning agent left on or around the piercing can cause problems.
A sea salt solution can be used to help speed the healing process. Combine 1/8 tsp. sea salt with 1 cup of warm water in a glass or by making a compress with either a clean wash cloth or gauze pads. Next, soak the piercing for about 10-20 minutes everyday. Be sure not to do this too frequently, as sea salt can dry out the surrounding area and cause problems.
EAR PIERCINGS! – Be careful placing telephones on your ear, due to the bacterial content left on the phone by all who use it. Make sure not to get any hair care products on the piercing. Also be careful brushing or combing your hair, and pulling clothes over your head.
EYEBROW PIERCINGS! – Make sure not to get any hair care products on your piercing. Also, be careful brushing or combing your hair, and pulling clothes over your head. BE SURE TO KEEP ALL MAKEUP OUT OF THE PIERCING!
NOSTRIL AND SEPTUM PIERCINGS! – Keep all makeup out of piercing, as these products can cause infection rather quickly. If an infection should occur in the nasal area, contact your physician immediately, as an infection in these piercings can becone serious very quickly.
CARTILAGE PIERCINGS! – at some point in time, you may develop a small bump around the piercing. If this occurs, please contact your piercer for further instructions on the care of it.
Again, any questions, comments, or problems, please feel free to contact us, by either calling, or stopping in. Enjoy your new piercing!