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"Piercing Aftercare Guide:

Essential Steps for a Successful Healing Process"

Welcome to our studio!

We're dedicated to supporting you during the crucial initial healing phase of your new piercing. 

Whether you have a body, ear, oral, or dermal anchor piercing, we have specific cleaning techniques tailored to each type.

Make sure to read to the bottom of the page to learn about all the phases of the healing process and how to clean your specific piercing
Your piercing goes through three distinct phases, our primary focus will be on the first two, addressing infection and irritation risks.
1st Phase


During the acceptance phase, which typically lasts several weeks, your aftercare practices play a crucial role in the healing process of your piercing. It's important to be mindful of the following:


You may experience soreness, swelling, heat, bruising, discharge and occasional bleeding as your body adjusts to the presence of the piercing.

These symptoms are normal and expected.


Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing. See the cleaning recommendations for your specific piercing here.

never remove your jewellery to clean it as the piercing may close or become irritated


Infections are common during this phase, so it's crucial to avoid actions that can introduce bacteria. Refrain from touching, twisting, picking, or playing with your new piercing. Such movements can irritate the piercing and introduce environmental bacteria to the healing tissue.




Do not use harsh chemicals or ointments like rubbing alcohol, peroxide, or methylated spirits, as they can cause irritation and delay the healing process. Do not soak your piercing at any time. Use only the recommended cleaning products.

To prevent infections, avoid submerging your piercing in pools, baths, or spa pools. If you need to submerge your piercing, consider using a waterproof wound-sealant band aid, available at most pharmacies. Showering is safe, . 

Be cautious not to snag your new piercing on things like towels, clothing, or gym equipment, as this can cause irritation. It's important to use common sense and listen to your body during the healing process.


If you have any concerns or uncertainties about the normal healing of your piercing, please don't hesitate to contact or visit our studio. Our team is here to provide support and address any questions you may have.


What is normal and what is not

Swelling is a common during the acceptance phase, if it becomes painful or uncomfortable, there

are measures you can take.

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Downsize fittings are free at Adorn

Jewellery is not included, prices start from $9.90

To prevent irritation, migration, or rejection of your piercing, downsizing is crucial. It's recommended to wait until swelling has completely subsided before considering downsizing.

Your piercing professional will determine the appropriate time for downsizing based on the healing progress.

2nd Phase

After the Acceptance Phase your piercing goes through a Healing phase that lasts from 1 to 12 months.

During this time, you'll notice some changes happening.

Scar tissue will form around the edges of the piercing hole, creating a healing tunnel towards the center. Even if your piercing looks normal, it's not completely healed yet.

There shouldn't be any bleeding, inflammation, or pain. It's normal to see yellowish discharge residue, often called "crusties." This means new scar tissue is forming.


In this phase, it's important not to change or remove your jewellery. Doing so can disturb the healing process.

Taking good care of your piercing during this time is crucial to prevent infections, irritations, or rejection.


Remember, avoid touching, twisting, picking, or playing with your new piercing. Any rough treatment can set back the healing progress.

3rd Phase

When your piercing has fully matured, you won't have any discharge or tenderness in the pierced area. This is a good sign that the healing process has gone well and the risk of infection is low.


At this stage, you can consider changing your jewellery. However, it's important to use high-quality jewelry and wait until the recommended healing time has passed. This ensures proper healing and reduces the chances of complications. Avoid leaving your piercing without jewellery for long periods, as the hole may shrink or close.


Remember, even though your piercing has matured, it's still important to take care of it. Keep up with good hygiene practices and listen to your body if you notice any unusual symptoms.

Enjoy your healed piercing with the right jewellery and proper care!

How to Clean your new Piercing

Please note that the aftercare instructions provided here are general guidelines and may vary depending on the type and location of the piercing.

It's important to consult with your professional piercer and follow their specific aftercare instructions for your individual piercing. If you experience any severe pain, swelling, redness, or other concerning symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.

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