All piercing procedures are professionally carried out with the upmost care. Before any piercing a consent form must be read and then signed this explains any possible risks. If you are under 16 years old a parent or guardian must be with you to sign the form.
Most piercers will only use a piercing gun to pierce the earlobes although some guns are better known as the push through system this can be used on the cartilage and nose area. but should not be used anywhere else on the body.
All other types of cosmetic piercings must be carried out using a sterile hollow needle; we use the modern up to date blade needles which reduces any discomfort to a minimum.
AFTER PIERCING ADVICE.
After having a piercing the area may bleed slightly, this should stop after a few minutes, although it may bleed again for short periods over the next few days. There may also be some clear or white/yellow odourless discharge that forms a crust over the jewellery during the first few days after the piercing, this is normal and is not usually a sign of any infection. Do not touch any crust that forms as it helps to protect against infection.
A new piercing can be tender, itchy, and bruised for a few weeks after it is carried out. It can take 6 to 8 weeks for a new piercing to heal however cartilage area can take up to 12 weeks so be patient.
IT is important to take good care of your piercing to reduce the chance of a problem developing. This involves keeping the area clean and dry and recognising the signs of infection.
Most piercings will need gently cleaning with a saline solution twice a day preferably after washing or bathing this helps to soften and remove any excess discharge, make sure to dry your piercing with a clean tissue afterwards.
Do not over clean you’re piercing as this can irritate the skin and delay the healing process. If your piercing becomes infected the surrounding skin may be red and swollen it will probably hurt when you touch it and may produce a yellow/greenish discharge, if you have a fever or any of the above symptoms see your GP asap.
Leave your jewellery in unless your doctor tells you to take it out. In many cases the infection can be treated without losing the piercing. Minor infections may be treated with antibiotic creams a more serious infection should be treated with antibiotic tablets from your GP.