Cleaning Your Piercing
Spider-Bite Body Piercing (located in Manchester, New Hampshire) is a long-standing piercing establishment that proudly serves the Queen City.
Below you will find some body piercing cleaning instructions and tips for your reference. Please be sure to follow all effective and gentle instructions given to you by your body piercer at the time of your piercing.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to visit our location or give us a call at 1.603.645.1449.
We have a piercer on staff seven days a week (from 12pm – 8pm) and we would be happy to help.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap
- Clean your piercing with Dr. Bronners Pure-Castille Mild, Frangrance-Free Liquid Baby Soap
- Saline rinse your piercing about 4-5 times a day minimum plus any time something touches the piercing.
- Spray saline on a qtip and gently clean around the piercing.
- Avoid moving the jewelry while cleaning (not necessary for healing)
- Dry your piercing using a clean, disposable paper towel. Avoid cloth towels as they harbor bacteria and also contain lint and bits of thread that may snag your jewelry, causing issues.
- Use NeilMed Piercing Wound Wash throughout the day
FOR IRRITATIONS & IRRITATION BUMPS:
Make a soaking solution by mixing sea salt and distilled water. Be sure to use PURE SEA SALT (NON-IODIZED) and not table salt, which contains extra chemicals that can irritate your piercing. Do not use Epsom salts, as this is a completely different chemical compound. Make sure your salt-to-water ratio is correct. A stronger or weaker solution is not better and may harm your piercing.
TO USE: Fill a small glass with the solution, be sure to use glass or porcelain, as paper and plastics are pours and can contaminate your solution. Create a warm mixture by heating up in the microwave for a few seconds. Press the glass around the skin to form a seal, and hold it over your piercing for 5-10 minutes. For some piercings, such as nostrils, ears – the entire piercing should be submerged in the solution.
SEA SALT WATER
1/4 Teaspoon 1 Cup (8oz.)
1 Teaspoon 1 Quart (32oz.)
4 Teaspoons 1 Gallon
- Unless you have an issue with the size, style, or material of the initial jewelry, leave it in place until the piercing has fully healed. Be sure to see a professional piercer to change your jewelry if it is necessary during healing, as they can use tools and be very gentle as to not irritate the piercing further.
- Contact your piercer to obtain non-metallic jewelry, such as retainers, which are used when a client goes for a medical procedure. Your piercer will be able to assist you with the change out.
- Leave jewelry in at all times. Even healed piercings can shrink and close in just minutes, leaving reinsertion more painful or even impossible.
- With clean hands or a clean paper towel, be sure to occasionally check any threaded ends of your piercing to ensure that they are still on tight.
- If you decide that you no longer want your piercing and wish to retire it, you can stop in to see a piercer and we will be able to assist you. Continue to clean the piercing site as if the piercing was still there to ensure that it heals cleanly. Usually, a small circular scar is left where the piercing was.
- If you suspect infection in your piercing, you should not remove the jewelry. If the jewelry is removed, the surface cells can heal over the wound and seal the infection inside, resulting in an abscess. Until the infection has cleared, it’s important to leave in quality jewelry or an equivalent. If you suspect that your piercing is infected, please see a professional piercer or your doctor immediately.
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Spider-Bite Body Piercing is open daily and adhering to the State of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Your safety is always our top priority.
We recommend that you wear a mask and use the hand sanitizing stations located at each entrance to the shop. If you are (or have been) feeling unwell recently, please come back when you are feeling better.
We ID* all of our piercing customers. We offer earlobe piercings for kids ages 8-12.
For anyone under the age of 18, you must bring your legal parent or guardian along with your original birth certificate (no copies or cell phone pictures allowed) and an acceptable, non-expired ID*.
Thank you so much for your understanding.