Body piercing is becoming more and more popular and there are some questions that should be answered. Here you'll find the answers to some frequently asked question about various types of piercing and situations.
- How should I insert new jewelry?- There are special tips for insertion of new jewelry. Follow them. Wash the piercing and your hands with antibacterial soap. Then Pinch the skin adjacent to the piercing. Insert the end of jewelry into the hole massaging the opposite hole with the finger of pinching hand. Do it until the jewelry fully exit the piercing and finish inserting gently. Clip or screw on the accessory. Clean the jewelry once again- it will reduce the risk of infection.
- What should I do if there is a whitish ring around my tongue piercing and the tongue is white?- As a rule, it is caused by mouth wash if you use it too much. The components of mouth wash can destroy the layer of healthy bacteria on the tongue if used too frequently. Try to use it less frequently or replace it with a mixture of 8 oz. of water and ? teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt.
- Will there be any problems with breast feeding if I have nipple piercing?- If your piercing is at the base of the nipples, it doesn't matter as long as it's completely healed. You may even not remove the barbell.
- What is piercing migration?- Curved piercing barbells are the least likely to be rejected if placed properly because rejection is caused by back pressure that happens to straight bars. If any piercing receives trauma, is infected or there is an allergy, it can be rejected. And some piercing "migrate" to more comfortable position and stop there without rejection. And it may happen with new piercing as well as with piercing that is 4 years old.
- Where can I get sea salt?- Look at our cleaning and healing products, at a pharmacy/drugstore, at a health food store, an organic food store or tribalectic.
- Is the piercing warm to touch and is inflamed and red?- It can indicate abscess and infection could burst. You should immediately see the doctor and don't remove or squeeze the jewelry yourself.
- What if the piercing seems wet and moist all the time and there is a rash and the skin is shiny and tight?- Stop using your cleaning solution and try saline soaks because these symptoms may indicate chemical reaction.
- What if the piercing hole seems enlarged and itch, the skin is tender and shiny and the piercing is constantly wet?- It may indicate a metal reaction. Change the metal of your piercing jewelry.
- What should I do if there is a skin forming around the jewelry and the skin is darkening, the piercing is inflamed and tender?- You'd better consult your piercer or doctor. You may be too physically active, your clothes may be rubbing a lot and the jewelry may be too long.
- What if the ends of the jewelry tight against the piercing and it hurts and the skin around is darkening?- Your jewelry is probably too tight. See your piercer and choose the jewelry of larger diameter.
- What should I do if I have removed the jewelry and want the hole to close up as soon and as best as possible?- Let very hot water run over the tissue to stimulate the growth of new skin. Dab small amount of Vitamin E oil once a day before sleeping.
Enjoy your piercing and choose the best piercing jewelry!