A new piercing is always exciting, whether you’ve never had a piercing before, or if this is your seventh or sixteenth! 

Looking after your new piercing is important to make sure it heals perfectly and that you can enjoy it. More importantly, you’ll want to show off a piercing once you’ve had it and it’s not so easy to do that when it’s leaking fluids and looking infected.

With that in mind, here are some useful tips to look after your new piercing.

Piercing in nose. Closeup of a young woman`s visage with piercing hanging from her nose. Beauty Teenager Girl Portrait.

Speak to your body piercer about aftercare

First and foremost, be sure to speak to your body piercer about the aftercare needed for the piercing. This is an important part of the process because you don’t want the piercing to become infected or cause potential health problems.

While piercings can be small for the most part, they’re also piercing your body and therefore are at risk of an infection. Your body piercer will be able to give you all of the helpful advice to ensure your piercing stays infection-free.

Be sure to buy or get all of the necessary aftercare products

When it comes to a body piercing, it’s always good to know what piercings need what type of aftercare. For example, this guide on what is a daith piercing will tell you all about the type of piercing that this is, and therefore knowing how to care for it is important.

Be sure to look at what necessary aftercare products are needed. You might be given these products by the body piercer as part of the fee you pay for the piercing. It might be something that you need to buy yourself or at least top yourself up with if you run out of the products from the body piercer.

Always wash your hands before touching the piercing

Be sure to always wash your hands before touching the piercing. This is a given if you’ve had piercings before but if you’re someone that hasn’t had a piercing prior, then washing your hands is critical.

We forget how much bacteria we carry about on our hands, which is why you should always make sure to wash them before handling the piercing.

Avoid changing the piercing to a new one

Where you can, you should avoid changing the piercing to a new one. While the piercing is still fresh and healing, you should keep the current piercing in. That way, you reduce the signs of infection or just irritating the piercing in general.

When you’re choosing a new piercing, you should pick a piece of jewelery carefully. That way, you’ll feel less tempted to change it.

Keep an eye on the piercing for any signs of infection

It’s important that there’s no signs of infection when it comes to a piercing but it can happen. You should keep a close eye on the piercing to check for signs of an infection. From leaking fluid to tenderness that doesn’t go away. These are all tell-tale signs of an infection.

Looking after a piercing is important, especially in those initial few days after the piercing has been done. Be sure to follow these tips to ensure your piercing heals well.


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