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The suggestions that follow are intended as a guideline to help you care for your new piercing. They are based on experience as a professional. Please keep in mind that everyone is unique in body and lifestyle, and many factors contribute to how a piercing heals. Including diet stress peels and overall wellbeing.

How to clean your new piercing:
  • Please wash your hands thoroughly.
  • As described in your aftercare discussion with your piercer, spray your aftercare solution on the entrance and exit point on your piercing and if required, use a cotton bud to gently clean the area.
  • Please DO NOT force or dislodge crusties from around your piercing as this is effectively your body forming a scab.
  • Instead, when you are in the shower allow the water to cascade over and for them to naturally fall away.
  • There is NO need to rotate, or move your jewellery. Please keep touching to a minimum.
  • Lastly tighten your jewellery! Please ensure you are tightening your jewellery when cleaning. Remember, twist it right, it’ll go tight!
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING – The only time you need to touch your piercing is when you are cleaning it. Please do not start your cleaning regime until you have cleaned your hands thoroughly.
What is the normal during the healing process:
  • Bleeding, bruising and/or swelling are all common with a new piercing.
  • Some tenderness or discomfort in the area or a new piercing can be expected for several days or longer.
  • You can ice your piercing to reduce swelling (5 minutes on, 5 minutes off)
  • Itching can be quite common and indicates the fistula (piercing channel) is healing.
  • Secretion of a whiteish yellow fluid (lymph) is part of the healing process and is to be expected, it is liquid when it leaves the body but dries to “crusties”.
  • Piercings will go through “ups and downs” while healing. They may seem healed for a while, and then regress. The key is to continue your cleaning routine throughout the initial healing period.
What to avoid while healing a body piercing:
  • Avoid touching your piercing other than when cleaning it.
  • Avoid using any products on it such as perfume, hairspray and make up.
  • Avoid hot tubs, pools and lakes and the sea while your piercing is healing.
  • The water harbours bacteria which may affect your piercing.
  • If you have long hair that may tangle around your piercing, wear it up to prevent snagging your piercing.
Top Tips
  • Shield piercings from products, try to avoid getting make up/tan on piercing site.
  • Clean your phone frequently and try avoid wearing headphones.
  • Avoid sleeping with wet hair if you have a new ear piercing. The moisture can cause complications.
Nipple piercings
  • You may want to sleep in a clean, tight-fitting shirt or sports bra.
Navel piercing
  • Avoid having tight clothing (e.g., waistbands ) rubbing on your piercing.
Oral piercings
  • Oral hygiene must be maintained while any piercing inside the mouth is healing. Choose an alcohol-free mouthwash as it is more gentle for healing process. Please rinse with mouthwash anytime you eat, drink or smoke.
  • Return 1-2 weeks after piercing to downsize the bar.
What to avoid while healing an oral piercing
  • Touching your piercing, except when you are cleaning it.
  • Oral contact or contact with other people’s bodily fluids.
  • Avoid hot temperature, spicy food and excessive consumption of alcohol, aspirin and caffeine.
  • Avoid large mouthfuls of food.
  • Avoid playing with your jewellery, it can cause irreversible damage to teeth and gums.
Finally, if your piercing requires downsizing please do so at the earliest opportunity. This will greatly assist with the healing process. All oral piercings come with a high risk of irreversible damage to teeth and gums, so bare this in mind when booking for or caring for such piercing. Should you have any concerns about how your piercing is healing, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How your tattoo ends up is going to, in some part, depend on how you treat it for the first few weeks of its life. Your tattooist will give you a list of aftercare instructions and herein is the first problem.
Here are 6 of the very best tattoo aftercare recommendations:
  • Keep it clean but not soaked.
  • A fresh tattoo is effectively a wound, so it’s important to keep it clean in order to avoid infection. “It will need to be cleaned regularly, particularly in the first 24-48 hours”. You can get them wet, but ‘they shouldn’t be submerged or soaked’, for instance, in the bath or swimming.
  • Avoid too much sun and be extra diligent with sun cream.
  • While your tattoo is healing, stay out of the sun as much as possible, especially if you have a coloured tattoo. “After it’s healed, regular sun cream should be fine to use”. “If you want to keep the colour vibrant, use a high SPF.

It is important that you take the proper steps in the aftercare regime before enjoying the outcome of your scalp pigmentation treatment. Failing to do so can minimise the effectiveness of your results.

For the first few days after the scalp pigmentation procedure, there are several steps you should take care in following. Ensure to avoid:

  • Touching your scalp (unless absolutely necessary);
  • Wearing a cap, hat, helmet, or any other article of headwear that could irritate and rub your scalp;
  • Exposing your head to any sunlight;
  • Excessive sweating, such as from exercise;
  • Washing your scalp;
  • Shaving your scalp;
  • Swimming

After this initial period of a few days, your scalp will have begun to heal and adjust to its new pigmentation.
However, there are still steps you must follow, in order to achieve proper aftercare of your scalp micropigmentation procedure.
For the next two weeks after your treatment, you should:

  • Wash your scalp daily, with water only;
  • Moisturise your scalp daily, with an alcohol-free moisturiser (we recommend Palmer’s Cocoa Butter);
  • Shave your head gently, with care not to be abrasive;
  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF30 to your head, if you go into bright and direct sunlight;
  • Wear a swimming cap when you swim;
  • Avoid sweating excessively;
  • Do not itch, pick, or scratch your scalp.

After a fortnight has passed, you should:

  • Wash and moisturise your scalp daily;
  • Take care when shaving your scalp;
  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF30 when you go into strong sunlight.

In the immediate aftermath of your treatment, the pigmentation of your treatment will appear darker,
While the pigmentation may appear paler at first after a wash, due to the healing. 

The true and final colour will appear one week after your final session.

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Scalp micro pigmentation Is a non surgical treatment for both men and women who have hair loss like baldness, thinning hair, scarring, patches or receding hairline. 

The process in which a needle is used to deposit pigment/ ink in tiny dots within the upper layers of skin of the scalp.

When combined with thousands of other dots and blended skilfully an illusion of hair is created.

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