Adult Piercing Aftercare
If you are over the age of eighteen and have received a particular piercing with us, we urge you to follow the specific body piercing instructions that you have been given/told. Because you have gotten a certain piercing, there are additional steps that you need to take in order to ensure your piercing heals correctly. This sheet will go over more specific information about how to care for your new piercing.
- Wearing a clean sports bra to bed will limit snag potential and mobility in the area while you sleep. We are unconscious of our movements while we are sleeping and this can cause the jewelry to sometimes snag or catch on sheets. You can also wear a sports bra during the day if it is more comfortable, as long as it is clean.
- Avoid lacy or knit tops during healing. Any shirt with holes big enough for the jewelry to fit through should be avoided, as the snag potential is incredibly high.
- These piercings require constant maintenance during their lifetime because soap residue, dead skin, and makeup can build up under the threaded top, causing irritation and a breeding ground for bacteria. Saline rinses or letting warm water cascade over the piercing in the shower will help to dislodge any buildup.
- Avoid putting makeup on these piercings even after healing.
- Even with proper care, surface anchors tend to be less permanent than other body piercings.
- Genital piercings can bleed for the first few days because of their location so don’t worry if you notice any bleeding.
- When using the bathroom, urine can sometimes burn. You can cascade bottled water over the piercing while using the bathroom to dilute it.
- When using soap in the area to clean the piercing, it is important to urinate afterwards.
- Be sure that your hands are clean any time you touch the piercing or around it.
- In regards to sexual activity, it is recommended that you refrain for the first few weeks and then ease yourself back in to it. If your body doesn’t like what’s happening, it will tell you. Be gentle.
- Use barriers with all sexual activity, even if your relationship is monogamous.
- Use clean, disposable barriers on sex toys.
- Avoid saliva in the area and use a container of new water-base lubricant.
- After you engage in any sexual activity, it is recommended that you clean the piercing with sterile saline.