Sometimes piercings can get infected with bacterial growth a few days after getting pierced, and often it can even occur a month later. Unfortunately, after leaving your appointment you may face an infection at any stage.
Healing on the inside is just as important as healing on the outside. Even when following the correct piercing aftercare routine, if you are not in top health or are lacking vital nutrients, you may still experience an infection or longer healing periods. Looking after your health and general well-being is incredibly important when healing a piercing. It is important to fuel ourselves as best we can to give our bodies the best chance to fight infection. We always recommend clients eat a balanced diet, listen to their bodies, and visit a GP for their best advice and any clarification.
Bacteria is absolutely everywhere so don’t feel bad if you are one of the unlucky people that gets an infection!
Contact our team with any questions. Our home care information may need to change depending on your individual situation. For example, you may need to extend your use of step one for longer than the standard recommendation of two weeks, or you may need to swap out your jewellery to a different material type or style that fits your individual needs.
Look out for our handy hits emails that are sent to you directly after your piercing and at regular intervals throughout your healing journey.
We are here to help you along your piercing journey!
A small amount of:
These are all normal signs your piercing is healing as it should, and nothing you will need to worry about!
It is important to be very careful when treating an infected piercing. An effective remedy is a saline solution for your piercing.
Reminder: Your body will create a dry sticky scab around the piercing to seal the area from external bacteria. It is vital that you do not pick this off!
Below is a before and after of the healed infection after two days. The infection has been easily removed and the inflammation and pain have stopped. Yay!