Piercing Care

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INK ASSASSINS USES SURGICAL STEEL PIERCING NEEDLES AND JEWELRY.  SURGICAL STEEL JEWELRY IS THE HIGHEST QUALITY PIERCING JEWELRY AVAILABLE.  WE ALSO MAKE SURE TO USE THE CORRECT SIZE AND GAUGE FOR EACH PIERCING TO ENSURE THAT THE PIERCING HEALS PROPERLY.

CLEANING

We recommend using a mixture of sea salt and distilled water.

For the first month after getting a piercing you should soak and rinse your piercing twice a day.

Tongue and mouth piercings should be rinsed every time you eat, drink or smoke.

HEALING

BODY PIERCINGS:

  • Do not pick or play with the jewelry.

  • Stay away from pools, hot tubs and lakes.  These harbor large amounts of bacteria and will surely cause problems with a new piercing.

  • Do not use alcohol, peroxide or any ointments on your piercing.

  • Avoid oral contact with others’ bodily fluids.

  • Do not change the jewelry before the healing time suggested by your piercer.

ORAL PIERCINGS:

  • Avoid playing with jewelry, excessive talking, alcoholic mouthwash, oral sexual contact (including kissing), smoking, consuming aspirin, alcohol and caffeine.

  • Buy a new toothbrush, use regularly and do not forget to brush your tongue.

  • Once healed, brush the jewelry to avoid the buildup of plaque.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Once the swelling has gone down, it is very important to return to downsize the jewelry.  This will speed up the healing process.

INK ASSASSINS DOES NOT DO SURFACE PIERCINGS!  THE HUMAN BODY OFTEN REJECTS SURFACE PIERCINGS.  WHEN THE PIERCING GROWS OUT IT WOULD NEED TO BE REDONE WHICH CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT TISSUE DAMAGE.

        **If you have any questions . . call us!