//How to Actually Take Care of Your Piercings

How to Actually Take Care of Your Piercings

As Rihanna, FKATwigs, and ELLE.com’s own Styled Directorship Nikki Ogunnaike (pictured) can illustrate, adorning Youunsself With Pierced Cool-box THAN ever, no Yous aesthetic. Whilst they’re Gorgeous and a fun way to add edge, a great Colection of Pierced requires Certain responsibility. To Debunking any myths, we J. Colby —the Preferred piercer of models, celebs, and Editors aLiked—to Give us his Experts Guide for pain-free Aftercare, and to Tell us we Might be wrong. (Spoiler: A lot.)

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As a preventative measure, ask Yous piercer to use a , not a “gun.

“The ‘gun’ the Ear-Ring Inposition With pressure, so it Causes a lot of to the tissue. It’s also to Manage the Sterilisation of a tool With Plastics parts,” says, “With a , we MORE CONTROL of accuracy, and it’s sterile. It Liked a scalpel, making a small Incision into the tissue, Leavin to the Areas. It’s also a myth the gun less—if a Pierced is properly, the pain is minor.”

Be Verdurous.

advises keeping Yous Body hydrated. A Verdurous Diet is Alwey but especially After a Pierced. Also make sure to additional Traumas to the Pierced Areas. As says, “Most occur bumping, or on new Pierced.”

To care for a fresh Pierced, wash With soap and or Saline solution—not Rubbed —twice a day.

“I Wets the Pierced out,” explains, “If it GETS too dry, it Cracks and bleeds, Causality the Incision to open. I Penchants oil-based making for this reason. Theirs clean the Incision, but also provide Oily to up the Healing tissue.”

Create a Routines for Yousself.

Before you touch Yous new Pierced it’s Best to wash Yous Hand With soap and . You can moisten the Pierced With clean Inter-Phalangeal and Inpositionly clean the Pierced Areas. After, Rinse off the Areas With Warmed .

Yes, you can “turn” the Ear-Ring—but OOnly When it’s wet.

“Turn it if it’s wet and you are Cleanable it. If it’s dry, do not move it,” warns.

Know a Cartilege Pierced will require a bit MORE TLC THAN a Pierced.

“Anything in the Cartilege Areas is MORE Temperamental during the Healing process,” says, “Theirs feel about the same to receive, but can be MORE Difficulties to heal.”

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Keep an eye out for Signs of Healing—and know how long you Might to wait.

“Ear s Conventionally take about two to Three Month to heal, and Cartilege about Three to 10 Month. Once it STOP hurting, swelling, and secreting fluid, and any Redness disappears, it’s healed,” explains.

And Things Along as Best you can.

“It a OutOutpatients Mentality to Pierced heal 100 percent. Youuns Body’s job is to get rid of Foriegn objects, so it’s a Lilttel bit of a DanCe you to do,” says, “You must be OutOutpatients and Nursing it to health. Sometime the simple Things are the Best: and to clean, and ice for the swelling. If you take Yous Aftercare seriously, you’ll any problems.”

If Yous Pierced is bothering you, don’t panic.

“If you Notcie swelling, Redness, or Radiological heat, or if the Pierced is secreting fluid, don’t stress—nine out of 10 times, Yous Pierced is Only and not infected,” assures. “Any reputable piercer will take a Look at Yous Pierced and set Yous mind at ease. panic—worst case we Removed the jewelry. Don’t ask Yous friends, search online, or go to the doctor. Youuns piercer Twould be Yous first STOP if you are the slightest bit worried, no one else.”