Piercing care is no big science. But it is necessary to do it really regularly and to not stop after just a few days. Just the fact you’re “healing well” or that it is your fifth piercing doesn’t mean you can forgo fresh care. Plus, you don’t need any creams or dusting powders. For the care of piercings, we recommend products specifically designed for this. These can be purchased in our studio. A possible alternative is to use weak saline solution. At Hell, we’ve been doing piercings for over a decade, so we know what works best and how to take care of a fresh piercing.

PIERCING AFTERCARE

How to take care of new piercing

    • Our piercer will always explain to you personally how to take care of the piercing and the use of aftercare products. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask us, we are here for you.
    • For aftercare we recommend products specifically designed for this. These can be purchased in our studio. A possible alternative is to use weak saline solution.
    • For about the first 2-3 weeks (depending on the type of piercing), clean the piercing twice a day.
    • After 3 weeks until complete healing, it is usually sufficient to clean the piercing once a day.
    • Yellow residue will build around fresh piercing. That is completly normal. That is extracellular fluid residue and it means you are healing. Don`t peal the dry residue off. Soak it with your aftercare spray of saline solution and than carefully remove with Q-tips.
    • Don`t touch your jewelry with dirty hands. Don`t move the jewelry in the wound.
    • If you want to touch the piercing, wash and disinfect your hands first.
    • Be careful with the piercing; beware of accidents (dressing, towel) and unwanted pressure (headphones, sleep).
    • After 2-5 weeks (our piercer will specify according to the type of piercing), make an appointment to check and possibly shorten the jewelry. If you are visiting Prague and are not able to come back again, tell it your piercer and they will give you instructions.

How to prepare saline: Mix a small pinch of table or sea salt into a clean large shot glass full of lukewarm water (0.5 dl). This solution is a reliable and at the same time non-aggressive piercing care product, it is perfect. However, for longer healing piercings, you should rather buy a suitable product from our piercer.

HOW LONG IS A HEALING PROCESS AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF PIERCING

How long does the piercing heal and how to take care of it properly

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time untilcomplete healing: 4-9 months.

or the first 2-3 months, clean the piercing with the specified product twice a day. Then it is enough once a day until healing is finished.

The first week after the piercing, you can put the patch over the piercing, but beware of skin irritation from the glue. You need to protect fresh piercing from dirt and mechanical stress. Further down the line we recommend putting a patch over the piercing during sports.

For the first 2-3 months avoid long-term soaking of the piercing (bath, pool) and just take a shower.

To check, and possibly shorten the jewelry,make an appointment after 1 month.

By “complete healing” of piercing, we mean the time when the piercing channel is completely lined with new tissue.

Time to complete healing of the tongue: 6 weeks.

Time to complete healing of the lingual frenulum in the mouth: 3-6 weeks.

Rinse mouth 3 times a day with diluted mouthwash without alcohol ( Listerine, Corsodyl, Tantum Verde). Ordinary saline solution will suffice.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day.

The tongue swells a lot during the first 24 hours. The swelling begins to subside after 3 days and in about a week the tongue is normal again.

To reduce swelling of the tongue, rinse your mouth with cold water, suck on an ice cube and put on one extra pillow for the night so that your head is higher than your heart.

Do not strain your tongue unnecessarily and do not play with the piercings in your mouth.

For the first days after the piercing, eat a mild, not too spicy diet. Always rinse your mouth after eating.

Don’t smoke, or at least reduce smoking, the same goes for alcohol. The more you smoke, the longer the piercing will heal. Rinse mouth after smoking. Alcohol causes more swelling.

Do not drink from shared bottles and glasses with others until the piercing is completely healed.

Make an appointment for shortening jewelry after two weeks. Here, exchanging jewelry for shorter one is really very important!

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time to complete healing: 3-5 months.

Clean the piercing 1-2 times a day with the specified product. After each meal, it is good to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

Lip piercing usually swells a lot during the first 24 hours. The swelling starts to decrease after a week and the lip is normal again by 3 weeks.

Do not drink from shared bottles and glasses with others until the piercing is completely healed.

Do not drink from shared bottles and glasses with others until the piercing is completely healed.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time to complete healing of the lobe: 2 months.

Time to complete healing of cartilage: 4-9 months.

For the first month, rinse the piercing with the specified product twice a day. Then clean your piercing until complete healing once a day.

Make an appointment to shorten the jewelry in after 4 weeks. Shortening the jewelry is really important. Leaving a longer piece of jewelry for a long time can result in both healing complications and warping of the piercing canal.

For cartilage piercings in addition:

Be careful when playing sports and changing clothes, do not tear jewellery from your hair or clothing.

Do not sleep on fresh cartilage piercing, especially, especially in the first weeks after piercing.

Thoroughly wash with clean water the shampoo that gets into the piercing when washing the hair.

Cheeks are piercings that are very difficult to heal, so consider well if you are prepared for all what it takes. We recommend consulting a piercer before piercing them Be sure not to choose them as your first piercing. If you decide for them, strictly follow the advice of Hell piercer and count on repeated checkup appointments.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time to complete healing: 6-12 months.

For the first 3 months, clean the piercing with the recommended aftercare product twice a day. Then it is enough once a day until complete healing.

Faces swell a lot within 24 hours after piercing. The swelling begins to decrease after a few days.

Arrange an appointment after 2-3 months. If the piece of jewelry sticks out of your face too much, you can arrange an appointment earlier, it is likely that we will shorten it several times.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time until complete healing of nostril: 3-5 months.

Time to complete healing of the septum: 1-3 months.

Be very careful when blowing your nose as well as while dressing.

Do not apply makeup to fresh piercings.

If you accidentally remove the nose piercing, try to return it immediately If you do not succeed, call us immediately and we will arrange for an appointment.

Changing of jewelry in the septum is possible no earlier than 4 weeks after the application.

Nostril jewelry is not necessary to shorten. It is possible to exchange it for another one in 2-3 months at the earliest.

Time until complete healing: 3-6 months.

For the first month, clean the piercing with the recommended aftercare product twice a day. Then it is enough once a day until it heals.

Be careful when doing sports and changing clothes.

Arrange an appointment to shorten the jewelry 3 weeks after.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time until complete healing: 4-9 months but sometimes longer.

For the first 3 months, clean the piercing with the recommended aftercare product twice a day. Then it is enough once a day until complete healing.

The first week after the piercing, you can put the patch over the piercing, but beware of skin irritation from the glue. You need to protect fresh piercing from dirt and mechanical stress. Further down the line we recommend putting a patch over the piercing during sports.

For the first 3 months, avoid long-term soaking of the piercing (bath, pool, and sauna).

Arrange an appointment to shorten the jewelry after 4 weeks.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

Time until complete healing of Christina and the big labia: 6-12 months.

Time until complete healing for others: 2-3 months.

For Christina and the big labia, avoid long-term soaking of the piercings (bath, pool, and sauna) in the first 3 months.

With genital piercings, bleeding sometimes occurs in the first days. It’s natural and there’s no need to worry about it. You can use menstrual pads to protect your laundry.

The risk of STD transmission is higher until the piercing is fully healed. Don’t forget to protect yourself. Beware of breaking a condom with jewelry. When having sex with a new genital piercing, caution is also advisable in the first few weeks due to mechanical irritation.

In some piercings here, titanium is used in the piercing, here no shortening is necessary. Make an appointment for a shortening in 3 weeks for vertical hood and 4 weeks for Christina.

By “complete healing” of piercing, we mean the time when the piercing channel is completely lined with new tissue.

Time until complete healing: 2-6 months depending on the type of piercing.

Piercings passing through the urethra heal better due to the disinfecting effect of urine.

Most of these piercings in these places are cleaned by the effect of urine themselves. Specialized preparations are usually not necessary; follow the recommendations of our piercer, which will vary according to the type of piercing. Where appropriate, our piercer will recommend an aftercare product.

With genital piercings, bleeding sometimes occurs in the first days, especially during sleep erections. It is advisable to choose dark underwear and suppress the erection in the first days, for example cold water

For more difficult piercings, avoid prolonged soaking of the piercing in the first 3 months (bath, swimming pool, sauna).

Sex is possible after 1-2 weeks.

The risk of STD transmission is higher until the piercing is fully healed. Don’t forget to protect yourself. Beware of breaking a condom with jewelry.

Některé piercingy jsou prováděny s využitím titanového šperku a jejich výměna není nutná. For others, make an appointment for a check-up after 1 month. Please consult with our piercer for the stretching of these piercings, including the selection of the appropriate jewel and its material.

By “complete healing” of the piercing, we mean the moment when the piercing channel is completely lined with new skin.

The advantage of microdermal is the possibility of placing it in almost any place on the body. The disadvantage is the high risk that the body rejects the microdermal (approximately 50%), so we recommend placing it in the least stressed places on the body. Even with a suitable location, it is necessary to take into account that the microdermal does not have to be a permanent piercing.

Time to complete healing of the microdermal: 3-4 weeks. For microdermals, expect a longer time in some places.

For the first month, treat the piercing with the recommended aftercare product twice a day. Then it is enough once a day until complete healing. Scabs that form around the microdermal should be soaked with the aftercare product before removal to avoid irritating the wound during cleaning.

For the first 3-7 days, tape piercing over. You need to protect fresh piercing from dirt and mechanical stress. Further down the line we recommend putting a patch over the piercing during sports.

For the first month, avoid prolonged soaking of the piercing (bath, pool, sauna).

Jewelry on the microdermal doesn’t need to be shortened.