Ear Piercing Aftercare & Healing

  • Wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason. Do not play with or turn your new piercing while it is healing! 

  • Soak with saline for 5-10 minutes 2x per day. For certain piercings it may be easier to apply using clean gauze or paper towels saturated with saline solution. We recommend using NeilMed, or Saline Wound Wash from your local pharmacy. If mixing your own solution, dissolve 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized sea salt into one cup (8oz) of warm, distilled, pre-boiled water. Discard any unused portion after each use to prevent contamination. 

NOTE: please avoid any products containing triclosan. 

  • Clean any parts of the jewelry that are visible, without pushing or moving the jewelry. 

  • After 30 seconds of cleansing, rise thoroughly to remove all residue. Do not rotate the jewelry through your piercing! 

  • Dry by gently patting with paper towel or allowing your fresh piercing to air dry. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury and delaying the healing process. 

  • Do not sleep directly on your new piercing

  • Do not touch your new piercing for any reason unless cleansing. 


  • Use non-alcoholic mouth wash 2x per day.

  • Avoid dairy for at least 2 weeks.

  • Citrus or spicy foods may sting but will not cause infection. 

  • Try to stop or cut down on smoking, as this can affect the healing of your new piercing. 

  • Avoid alcohol while your piercing is healing. 

Remember that everyone heals differently, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-416-519-7019, or email us at info@puedmaginkpire.com. Happy healing! 

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