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                                                                     Since 1987

New Ear and Cartilage Piercing Aftercare


This is the aftercare instructions for your professionally performed piercing.


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

Although not a physician,

You may contact anytime for information regarding purchases,

services or piercing aftercare questions. Call, Text or Watch

our Videos in the Video Library or on YouTube.

Visit the Video Library on this site for a variety of Informative Aftercare Video Demo's.

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 or if jewelry is moved without soaking first.

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.

 Follow the After Care Cleaning Procedures Two Times Daily and or 

Suggested by your DEH Registered Body Art Practitioner.

 Always wash your hand thoroughly before cleaning or handling any piercing.

Do not Remove the Jewelry When Cleaning a New Piercing.


Ears take 6-8 weeks or more to reach only the initial healing stage.

Ear Cartilage takes 6-9 months or more just to reach the initial healing stage.

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

Even after a one year healing period,
It is very important to clean and check the back of an Ear Piercing daily for the next sevral years.

   For Cleaning New Piercings Using Aftercare Solution
The use of Benzalkonium Chloride Aftercare Solution in conjunction with water and or
a Sea Salt Solution which can be an extremely efficient After Care Cleanser 
that can help to remove and float away dead cell wastes and other debris
 that can collect on the back of an initial piercing.

DAILY EAR CLEANSING: You may find that the first part of 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 applicator bottle.

With very warm water and or a prepared Sea Salt Solution,

Flush and soak the outside of the piercing to loosen any crusted matter.

The application of any Aftercare Product with a cotton swab Is Not Sufficient.

Next, directly apply from the Aftercare Solution bottle, 

very sparingly, one drop of the Aftercare Solution to the Front and Especially to the Back of the piercing.

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

Rinse thoroughly with water or a Sea Salt Solution as you continue to move jewelry.

Do not clean external piercings with the Foaming Solution more than twice daily.

Immediately Discontinue Use if Irritation is Noticed.

 Important Cleaning Tip: Do not move the piercing jewelry until the area

 has been soaked and flushed free from skin cell waste, debris and build up.

 Discontinue use if prolonged redness, irritation or extreme dryness appears

with the use of any associated Ear Piercing Aftercare Product.

Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practitioner for Alternative Cleansing Procedures if necessary.

The application of a Sea Salt Solution or Sea Salt Spray can be a
no-rinse aftercare procedure and in most cases is non-irritating & non-stinging.

A Sea Salt Solution is an excellent natural healing remedy.

Sea Salt is different than regular table salt or contact solution.
Do not use contact solution because it can have additives and buffers for eyes.
   Sea Salt Solution is the

"Go To Remedy" for an Aggravated Piercing.

Sea Salt is similar to our own body mineral structure and with proper use

it can effectivly sooth and promote the healing of a new or irritated piercing.

A Sea Salt Solution may be applied directly to

the front and especially the back of newly Pierced or aggravated Ears.

A Sea Salt Solution or Sea Salt Spray for new and aggravated piercings can be used in Drops,

a Spray, Flush, Compress or Diluted Concentrate Forms. 

Self Made Sea Salt Solution for Daily Flushing, Irrigation or Drop Use:

Always choose purified water and a new, clean container

or applicator bottle for solution mixing and storage

or for the application of the Sea Salt Solution.

Use 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt dissolved in 8 oz. of purifier water.

Apply using a Drop, Flush or irrigation technique onto the Ear Piercing 

at least one time per day and not more then six times per day.
Do not rotate the Jewelry during this aftercare cleaning procedure.

See Video Demo.

Problematic Ear Piercings Compression Technique:

To make a Sea Salt Solution,

Mix 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt dissolved in 8 oz. of purifier water
  Soak a clean cotton cloth or tissue in the Sea Salt Solution and then apply the cloth or tissue
 folded over each side of the Ear Piercing to keep heat in.

Soak for several minutes or more especially before starting any compression motions

which can help to prevent or heal a bump or to work out any fluid that may be present.

See Video Demo.

Sea Salt Concentrate: Prepare product for use and or storage for later use.

Make sure to read and follow the correct dilution instructions on the label.

Always choose purified water and a new, clean container for storage and applications.

Use a new, clean applicator bottle to apply as drops, a spray or to flush and irrigate a piercing.

Apply up to six times per day.

Sea Salt Spray For Daily Use: Mist, Pre Made Sea Salt Spray directly
onto the front and back of an Ear Piercing at least two times per day

and not more then six times per day.
Do not rotate the Jewelry during this aftercare cleaning procedure.

Healing Soak Concentrated EmergenSea MIX:

Mix 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt dissolved in 1 oz. of purifier water
with a dash of Hydrogen Peroxide.
  Soak a clean cotton cloth or tissue in the Sea Salt Solution and then apply
the cloth or tissue folded over each side of the Ear Piercing to keep heat in.

Soak for several minutes or more especially before starting any compression motions

which can help to prevent or heal a bump or to work out any fluid that may be present.

See Video Demo.

Home Remedy Piercing Balm: Use this home remedy only as directed and

only as part of a short term supplemental healing regimen for aggravated piercings.

Proceed only if you are not allergic to antibiotics sprays, creams or ointments.

Mix the selected antibiotic product with a few granules of Sea Salt or Sea Salt Spray

or 1/2 of a drop of concentrated Sea Salt with a dash of Hydrogen Peroxide into a paste

and apply sparingly to the front and the back of the affected Pre-Cleaned Piercing area.

POINTS OF CAUTION If Ear Piercing Jewelry has become too tight,

it 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.

Initial Healing Times

Jewelry should not be changed during the initial healing period,

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

For Ear Lobes, the original jewelry should be worn for 6-8+ weeks

or more just to reach an inital healing stage.
For most other Ear Piercings or Cartilage, its 6-9+ months or more to reach

an inital healing stage and before changing your jewelry style for fun or fashion.

Remember, Ear Piercings can take one year or more to completely heal.

Even after a one year healing period,
It is very important to clean and check the back of an Ear Piercing daily.
An older problematic Ear Piercing issue may need to be treated with similar guidleines to a new 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 you ever have to 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 very temporary retainer,

especially when jewelry loss occurs unexpectedly.

Always having a few extra earrings and backings on hand

is an excellent precautionary if ever needed for those unexpected situations.

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

If Your Earring Comes Out:

Wash it and Reinstall the jewelry as soon as possible.

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

Replacement can be urgent but usually is not considered an emergency.

Schedule online for the next available appointment of these type of services

or send a text if you have lost your earring or you can not reinstall it successfully.

If an earring backing has been lost

Extra Earring Backings are available through mail order

in the Online Earring Studio at

and are usually available on site, in store,

and even during off hours for Standard Push/Pull Jewelry.

Text for Details Anytime.

Many piercings thought to have been long closed are quite often successfully reopened.


To Remove an Ear Stud:

Simply grasp well Behind 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 if the intention is to continue wearing the jewelry.

For Hoop style removals, please consult your DEH Body Art Practitioner for assistance.

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

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

Some Ear or Cartilage Piercings may require a Sea Salt Soaking Procedure

prior to removal, especially if the piercing exhibits signs of dead cell waste.

Follow the instructions in the Aftercare Section on how to make a Sea Salt Soak Solution.

See video demo.


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

You should attempt to totally protect it. The use of a water proof patch product can be ideal.

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.

To Use: First cover your new piercing with a small dressing such the

smooth absorbent part of a non-irritating wound plaster to prevent the waterproof patch

from sticking directly to the jewelry. Next apply the patch generously over and around the piercing site.

Remove the patch after each use. Patches are not suggested for prolonged use.

Coating the piercing with an over the counter cream like Bacitracin or Neosporin

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

Be sure to remove all traces of cream product after water activities. See video demo.



Infections and irritations have very similar signs.

 If you are unsure of an existing condition,

 it can be benifical to seek the advice of a qualified health professional.

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 possibility 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 can appear in many different forms.

Here are Some Common Causes:
Impropper or Insufficiant Aftercare Techniques are the most common

created type of irritated conditions.

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.

Do not use Contact or Nasel Saline to Clean any Piering.

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 the use of an Aftercare Cleansing Procedure 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

when the signs of a metal and cleanser reaction has become an issue.
 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.

Jewelry Durability The Jewelry Selected for Piercing services at

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.


Due to certain individual skin types or sensitivities these particular piercing techniques,

metals, jewelry styles and care products sold,

offered or selected 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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