Piercing Aftercare Instructions – julez piercing

Piercing Aftercare Instructions

                           PIERCING  AFTERCARE

Thank you for choosing Julez Body Piercing for your new piercing. Please refer to the chart on the back of this page for a general estimate on the healing times of various piercings.

We have outlined a few things that should help to heal your piercing:

Remember - These are only general guidelines and if you have any adverse reactions or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

There are various factors that will determine the healing time of your piercing which include your diet, lifestyle, immune system, and irritation to the piercing during the healing period.

      Problematic piercings can often be caused by:

  • Aggravation (due to friction caused by clothing rubbing against the area).
  • Not using suggested aftercare products.
  • ANY contact with unwashed hands (i.e. there is no need to rotate the piercing)

By using the appropriate aftercare solution (as described below) as well as keeping aggravation and contact to a minimum you will ensure the best possible healing environment for your piercing. Pierced areas tend to swell after treatment. The jewellery that was used for the piercing will be oversized to accommodate this. Get in contact with us right away if the pierced area becomes too tight.


  • Prepare a saline solution by dissolving approximately ¼ teaspoon (~1.5g) of sea salt  (not table salt) in ½ pint (235ml) of boiled (but not cooled, works best when still warm/hot) water.
  • Soak a cotton pad/Kitchen paper with the saline solution and place on the piercing for 5 minutes (until it starts to cool down). This helps the pores of the skin to open
  • Soak the piercing for 10 minutes, making sure the water is warm at all times. This draws any impurities or trapped fluid out of the piercing.
  • This should be carried out once every day for fresh piercings until the swelling, redness, and tenderness have gone from the area that was pierced. However, if the healing of your piercing is proving to be problematic then carrying this out twice per day is preferable.


    • DO NOT touch the piercing with unwashed hands. This is the most vital part of the healing process, so no touching! Touching your piercing like this will lead to infection.
    • Check any screw-on attachments for tightness daily.
    • Do not rotate or agitate the piercing unnecessarily.
    • Avoid contact with makeup, hair dye, tanning products, etc.
    • Stay away from swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.

          Navels, Nipples, (Male and Female)

    These piercings can be amongst the hardest to heal due to irritation from clothing and a lack of air to the piercing. Any crust formations on the jewellery should first be soaked off with clean (i.e. boiled) warm water. A small amount of antibacterial soap should then be lathered over the piercing and left on for a few minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with fresh clean water, preferably in the shower. For best results this should be repeated no more than twice daily.

         Ears, Septum, Nose, Eyebrow, Outside Lip and Cheek

    As facial and ear piercings are harder to soak, cleaning after a bath or shower will make the whole process a lot easier. Wet a clean cotton pad with the aforementioned saline solution and soak around the piercing and jewellery, making sure to remove any 

    crust formation. When totally clean, dry the area with a fresh cotton pad. Repeat this process twice daily

         Tongue, Cheek and Inside Lip

    An oral piercing is when all or part of the jewellery is inside the mouth. The following instructions are to be used to care for the inside of the mouth. To care for the outside, follow the above instructions for facial piercings. To clean the inside of an oral piercing, we suggest using any alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash. If using an alcohol-based mouthwash, it should be diluted in a 1:3 ratio with water (i.e. dilute ⅓ mouthwash with ⅔ water). It should be used after everything you eat, drink, or smoke until the piercing is fully healed. With all oral piercings there will be some swelling; this is perfectly normal and the jewellery you have been pierced with is large enough for this process to occur. Sucking on ice can help reduce swelling if it is bothering you. If you are at all worried about the amount of swelling, or if the jewellery starts imbedding, please call in to have it looked at by our piercer. For the first few days of your new piercing eating may be difficult (especially with tongue piercings). Take it easy, start on soft foods like soup or yoghurt and work your way up to tougher foods. We suggest you avoid hot/spicy food at this stage. It is also advisable to change your toothbrush as your old one may harbour bacteria.


    When you get a piercing done you must be aware that there may be some minor swelling or scarring to the area. Although not a common occurrence, some piercings have the potential to reject, or grow out. This is only a caution and you will find that there is only a very small amount of people which this will affect. We hope your experience with us has been a pleasant one and that we will see you again in the near future! :)





    Monroe: 2 - 3 months

    Helix: 6 - 12 months

    Tongue: 6 - 12  weeks

    Labret: 6 - 12  weeks

    Industrial: 6 - 12 months

    Cheek: 3 - 6 months

    Rook: 6 - 12  months

    Nipple: 4 - 12  months

    Nostril: 3 - 6  months

    Tragus: 3 - 6 months

    Surface: 6 - 12 months

    Septum: 6 - 8 weeks

    Daith: 4-12 months

    Dermal: 4 - 6 months

    Eyebrow: 6 - 8 weeks

    Conch: 4- 8 months

    Navel / Be

    llybutton: 6 - 12 months

    Bridge: 2 - 3 months

    Lobe: 6 - 8 weeks