What to expect from your new piercing

  • For the first three to five days you may experience swelling, light bleeding, bruising, tenderness, and/or a whitish to yellowish secretion that may form crust on the jewellery.
  • After the first week, you may still continue to experience some minor swelling and secretion. Clean cool/ice compresses are great for swelling. Remember to dry once you have finished.
    Jewellery should not be imbedding in your skin, if you feel your jewellery is sinking contact your piercer you may need your jewellery upsized. 
  • A piercing might seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because piercings heal from the outside in. Although it feels fine, the tissue remains fragile on the inside. Be patient, and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
  • For lip piercings, it is typical for the jewelry to “nest” slightly into the lip (on the inside) once it is healed. But still keep a close eye through initial swelling thst your bar has enough room for the initial swelling. 
  • Even healed piercings that you have had for years can shrink or close within a few hours if the jewelry is removed. This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep jewelry in! Do not leave the hole empty for a long period of time.