Piercing After Care


  1. Always wash your hands before cleaning!
  2. Shower regularly (Avoid Baths)
  3. Run your piercing under warm water for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Dry off the area with a clean, one time use product.
  5. Saline solution
  6. Use a gentle wound wash saline spray 1-2x per day to rinse/irrigate the piercing site. (NOT contact lens saline)
  7. Dry the off area. (Excess moisture may lead to complications)


  1. Avoid sleeping on your fresh piercing. (If you are a side sleeper we suggest using a travel pillow + sleeping with your ear protected in the neck hole)
  2. Avoid makeup, harsh facial cleansers & hair dye directly in/on the piercing.
  3. Avoid swimming for the first 6 weeks to prevent infection.
  4. Avoid harsh cleaning products such as alcohol, peroxide, bactine, Neosporin, tea tree oil, etc.


  1. Days 1-7: some minor bleeding, tenderness, bruising or swelling.
  2. Week 2-4: swelling may intensify, you will begin to see white yellow discharge 
  3. Week 4-6: swelling will behind to subside & we suggest stopping in for a check-up around this time to see if any adjustments need to be made to your jewelry.


  1. Check your jewelry regularly to ensure everything is tightened/secure.
  2. Don’t remove your jewelry without professional assistance until your piercing fully heals.

Thanks to Identity Body Piercing in Chicago

helix lobe combo ear piercing
Ear piercing with BVLA opals by Helena