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Ear and Cartilage Piercing Aftercare Demo


This is your aftercare instructions for your professionally performed piercing.


 Follow these simple suggestions and the healing period should be a success.

Although not a physician,

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A NORMAL PIERCING: May be tender, itchy, or even may appear bruised for a few weeks.

It may be slightly red which can persist for several months.

Some bleeding can occur in the first few days.

A whitish-yellow or clear fluid can crust over the jewelry, which is not pus.

Never pick crust off, play or pull at your piercings. It will interrupt the healing process.

The skin may tighten around the jewelry as it heals and may make movement

or rotation difficult during the cleaning procedure.

The body may naturally decide to move the jewelry & a piercing may lay over to one side.

When you are not cleaning your piercing, leave it alone.

 DO NOT REMOVE the Jewelry when cleaning a new piercing.

 Follow the After Care Cleaning Procedures Two Times Daily, 

Suggested by your DEH Registered Body Art Practitioner.

CLEANSING THE NEW PIERCING: Use The Simple Ear Care Solution Method for

Infants, Toddlers, Children, Teens and anyone else that may require

the occassional ease of the cleansing procedure. 

 Always wash your hand thoroughly before cleaning or handling a new piercing. 


An Antiseptic is usually included with the service may be applied directly

to the front and back of the newly Pierced Ear Lobe area.

The After Care Solution is a no rinse topical solution of Benzalkonium Chloride.
After Care Solution in most cases is non-irritating, kills germs, and can prevent infections.
Immediately Discontinue Use if Irritation is Noticed.
Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practioner for alternative Cleansing Procedures.

To use: Apply one drop of the After Care Solution to each side of the piercing.

One drop to the front of the Ear and one drop to the back

of the Ear Piercing site directly from the bottle. 

Allow the After Care Solution sufficant time to loosen any crusted matter,

then rotate and slide the Ear Piercing Jewelry back and forth.

The use of the Basic Natural After Care Unscented Castile Soap
 is an extremely efficiant After Care Cleanser which can remove  and float away
dead cell wastes and other derbris that can collect on the back of an inital piercing.

You may find that the cleaning procedure is the easiest to perform under running water,

 such as in the shower, under a sink faucet, or with the use of a new spray bottle or bulb syringe.

Application of soap with a cotton swab Is Not Sufficient.

With very warm water, Soak the outside of the piercing to loosen any crusted matter.

Flush the piercing with warm water.

Next, directly from the bottle, 

APPLY one drop of the “Basic Aftercare Soap” to the Front and Back piercing.

Rotate or slide back and forth moving the cleanser into the piercing with clean hands or cloth.

Rinse thoroughly as you continue to move jewelry. Pat dry with a clean cloth.

Do not clean external piercings with soap more than twice daily.

Immedialty Discontinue Use if Irritation is Noticed.

Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practitioner for alternative Cleansing Procedures.

Warm Sea Salt Saline Wound Wash Compress or Sterile Sea Salt Spray:

Strerile Sea Salt Saline Wound Wash is an excellant natural healing remedy.

Sea Salt Saline Wound Wash is different than regular table salt or contact solution.

Sterile Sea Salt Wound Wash is the first step as a

"Go To Remedy" for an aggrevated piercing.

Sea Salt is similar to our own body mineral structure and can effectivly sooth and promote

the healing of a new or irritated piercing. Simple Application

Use 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt dissolved in 1 cup of warm water.

Apply with a clean cotton cloth to keep heat in. Apply for 5 minutes or more, up to 3 times a day.

Simple Application: Mist Sterile Pre Made Sea Salt Soultion Directly onto the Piercing.


Your piercing will not be completely healed for several years.

Even after the piercing is healed, it is very possible that if you remove the jewelry,
 especially over night or even for a very short period of time,

reinsertion can be very difficult and sometimes even impossible.

Additionally if any trauma is experienced, even on a well healed ear,

it can be very possible that the jewelry may need to be removed and

reinsertion may be more difficult or even impossible.

If your Jewelry Comes Out, wash it,

and Reinstall the jewelry as soon as possible.

Check for Damages and Replace Damaged parts as soon as possible.

If only the Backing of an Earring has been lost,

a small piece of a new eraser works well as a very temporary solution

as long as the wearer does not have latex allergies

and it does not present a choking hazard to anyone.

Extra Earring Backings are available through mail order

in the Online Earring Studio at

and are usually available on site, in store, and during off hours.

Text for Details Anytime.

  Jewelry should not be changed during the initial healing period,

unless an issue regarding the progress of the piercing is present.

For Ear Lobes, you must wear the original jewelry for 6-8+ weeks.
 For most other Ear Piercings or Cartilage wait 6-9+ months

before changing your jewelry style for fun or fashion.

To Remove an Ear Stud: Simply grasp the front and back of the jewelry then proceed

 to pull apart firmly and evenly without tugging on the Ear.

Immediately clean and replace if no issues are present and

the intention is to continue wearing the jewelry.

It is always important to wear the proper size of jewelry in your piercing.

If you ever must temporarily remove or lose your jewelry during or shortly after the healing period,

You must put a retainer in the piercing to hold it open.

Nylon line or a plastic clothing price tag holder is an excellent choice as a retainer,

especially when jewelry loss occurs.

Advice is available on the many different types of retainers or disguises.

It is no problem to permanently remove the jewelry. In most cases only a small indentation will remain.

Many piercings thought to have been long closed are quite often successfully re-opened.

POINTS OF CAUTION: Ear Piercing Jewelry that is too tight,

may lead to the jewelry becoming embedded.

Each time you clean your piercing, check for any signs of swelling,

redness, irritation and the jewelry embedding.

An embedded Piercing looks like the Jewelry is disappearing under the skin.

The clutch on the back of the Ear Piercing Jewelry must remain at the safety notch inscribed on the post.

The clutch back should never be pushed up along the post touching the back of the ear.

If the lobe is squeezed between the front and back of the Ear Piercing Jewelry,

embedding is likely to occur and the Jewelry should be removed immediately upon any signs of swelling.

Ear and Cartilage Piercings can carry the risks for infections, permanent scarring,

and the potential of Ear and Cartilage deformity.

Jewelry Durability: The Jewelry used at Paisley Haus,

is found to be secure and usually does not disengage on its own.

Physical actions and elements affecting the jewelry

such as unexpected force, element, chemical, cosmetic exposure

and gradual physical wear can have possible effects on the durability,

performance, aesthetic appeal and longevity of any jewelry.

Check jewelry regularly for security and always replace the backs

after any unexpected removal occurs or as often as needed,

especially when jewelry exhibits signs of wear, weakness, or misshape.

As a result, Diamonds and Gemstones that may have become loose

in a setting should be taken for repair by a professional jeweler.

The Ear Piercing Jewelry used for services is found to be very durable,

 though, it is not indestructible.


Infections and irritations have very similar signs

INFECTIONS are caused by contact with harmful bacteria, fungi, and other living pathogens.
 Piercing infections are actually quite rare but can usually
 be traced to some of the following activities which you may have come in contact with:
 Touching with unwashed hands, oral/bodily fluids, cosmetics, hair products,

soil, gardening, animals, pets, infrequently washed clothing or bedding, pools,
 hot tubs and other type of bodies of water, or unattended traumas.
 While these symptoms may also indicate other problems,

look for these first indications of an infection:
 Redness and swelling. A sensation of heat at the piercing site.
 Pain, especially throbbing, spreading pain or discomfort when touched.
 Unusual discharge of yellow, green or grey colors.
 An Abscess, especially accompanied by a fever must be treated immediately by a physician.
While you are never discouraged from seeing a piercing friendly physician,
 If you would like assistance with your piercing please call

and describe circumstances which may have led to an infection.

Remove the jewelry immediately if at anytime the pierced skin swells

and becomes restricted by the length of the piercing jewelry.

  Jewelry removal could pose a possiblity of closing off a drainage point for infectious fluids to exit.
Oral antibiotics are only effective with the proper administration

and should only be prescribed by a physician.

IRRITATIONS may appear in many different forms.

Here are some more common causes:
Unexpected trauma such as hitting or snagging can cause an irritated reaction.
 Sometimes irritations may not appear until several weeks after the initial trauma incident.

 Avoid over cleaning.

Skin can appear shiny and tender with a clear discharge.

This may indicate that the cleanser or jewelry is not the correct type for the new piercing.
Discontinue cleanser use if you suspect irritation and Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practitioner

for Alternative Cleansing Products and Procedures.
 Friction caused by tight clothing/ hats, rough activities, and improper handling methods may
cause a bump and a permanent dark red or purple discoloration on or near the piercing.
Stress, diet, fatigue and illness may cause an increased healing period or even migration of the piercing.
Changing a piercing to an unsafe or unknown metal type can cause serious reactions
that are often confused with and thought to be an infection.
Usually skin will pull away from jewelry and appear to be gaping

with signs of a metal and cleanser reaction.
 Occasionally the initial jewelry selected may be inappropriate due to unexpected swelling,
 lack of conformation to the body, too big, too small, or even suspect of metal materials reaction.
 If you suspect you need an entire re-evaluation of your new piercing jewelry, please call for assistance.
Depending on the situation of prior service provisions this may or may not include a jewelry fee upgrade.


 If you must go swimming with your new piercing during the healing period,

You must attempt to totally protect it. You can use a product called a “Tegaderm Patch by 3M.”

It is a water proof patch. There are no guarantees that this product will keep your piercing 100% dry.

Most Guests that have used the patch during trials reported that it kept their piercings dry.

Coating the piercing with a petroleum based over the counter cream like Bacitracin or Neosporin

can be applied alone but may offer minimal or even no protection depending on the situation.


Ear Cartilage 6-9 months/ Ear 6-8 weeks.

The complete healing of a piercing can take one year or more.


Due to certain individual skin types or sensitivities these particular piercing techniques, metals, jewelry styles and care products sold,

offered or used during services may not be the right choice or work for everyone.

If you experience redness, swelling, irritation or other irregular conditions that are related to your piercing,

discontinue use of product and or remove the jewelry and seek the advice of a qualified physician if conditions worsen or persist.

If you believe you may be suffering from a life threatening situation related to your piercing,

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency services facility.

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