Every good thing comes with responsibility. So is the case with the piercings. When you get piercings done, it is important to take a lot of precautions. This includes making sure the pierced area is clean and free of infection, using a sterile needle, and avoiding contact with the piercing until it is healed. It is also important to choose a reputable piercer who uses good quality jewelry.
Additionally, there are a few mistakes that you must avoid after your piercing is done.
In this blog post, we have shared the 5 most common things that you may be doing wrong with your piercings and how to avoid or fix them.
#1 Touching your piercings
After your piercing is done, you should avoid touching your piercing area as it could lead to problems. Touching your piercing can cause bacteria to enter the wound, which can lead to an infection. Additionally, touching your piercing can irritate the area and cause additional swelling. If you must touch your piercing, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly first.
#2 Sleeping on your piercings
Sleeping on your piercing could be another mistake that you could make. Instead, you must use an air pillow. This is to prevent your piercing from getting infected. Sleeping on your side would also be a good idea to avoid putting pressure on the piercing.
Also, sleeping on your side or stomach can put pressure on the piercing and cause it to become irritated. It is best to sleep on your back or use a pillow to prop up your head so that the pressure is not on the piercing.
#3 Not cleaning your piercings
If you’re not cleaning your piercings properly, you could be making a big mistake. The piercing process can leave behind bacteria and other debris, which can lead to infection if not cleaned properly. Be sure to clean your pierced area thoroughly after the piercing process, using a gentle cleanser and sterile cotton swabs.
Here are some tips on how to clean your piercing:
- Wash your hands with soap and water before touching your piercing.
- Gently clean the area around your piercing with mild soap and cool water.
- Use a cotton swab to remove any crustiness around your piercing.
- Dry the area around your piercing with a clean towel.
- Apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment to the area if it is sore or irritated.
#4 Using the wrong body jewelry
If you’re thinking about getting a body piercing, it’s important to do your research and choose the right body jewelry for your new piercing.
Wearing the wrong type of body jewelry could lead to infection or other complications, so it’s best to avoid making this mistake. Talk to your piercer about what type of jewelry is best for your new piercing, and be sure to follow their aftercare instructions to keep your piercing healthy and looking great.
#5 Changing your clothes
How can changing clothes can create problems with your piercing? It is important to be careful when changing clothes, as it can cause irritation or even damage to your piercing.
Loose clothing can catch on your piercing and tear it, while tight clothing can rub against it and cause irritation. Be sure to take care when putting on and taking off clothing, and always check your piercing before you put on anything to make sure it is not damaged.