Care Guide for Your New Ear Piercings

Post-Piercing Tips and Tricks

Pilgrim is a trusted destination for quality jewellery and a safe, professional piercing experience.

It's crucial to take care of your piercing to ensure quick healing and minimize the risk of infections. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you take care of your new piercings.

  • STEP 1

    Gently Cleanse with Saline Solution

    After piercing, gently clean the area with sterile saline solution twice a day. This helps prevent infections and removes secretions. Avoid using alcohol-based solutions (rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide) as they can dry out the skin and delay the healing process.

    Note: Do NOT remove your earrings during cleaning. If you feel your earring is too tight, please come back to see us!

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  • STEP 2

    Avoid Touching the Piercing with Dirty Hands

    Hands harbor bacteria, so be sure to wash them thoroughly before touching your piercing. Also, avoid unnecessarily rotating or moving your earring, as it can irritate the freshly pierced area.
  • STEP 3

    Avoid Sleeping Directly on the Piercing

    During the healing period, it's essential to avoid sleeping directly on the piercing. Use a clean pillow and change the pillowcase frequently to minimize the risk of contamination. If possible, try to sleep on the opposite side of the piercing to reduce pressure and friction.

    It is also advisable to change your pillowcase once a week.

    We recommend removing your clothes gently to avoid creating friction/contact with your ears.

  • STEP 4

    Choose Quality and Appropriate Jewellery

    Opt for surgical steel, 14k gold plated, 925 silver plated, or titanium jewellery to minimize the risk of allergies. Ensure that the jewelry is neither too tight nor too loose, allowing for proper airflow to promote healing.

    All our earrings are hypoallergenic certified, making them the perfect option to complete your dream earring set.

    Explore the complete collection here.
  • STEP 5

    Protect the Piercing During Physical Activities

    Avoid getting the piercing unnecessarily wet and protect it while swimming, using saunas, or during intense physical activity. Excessive sweat and chlorinated water can irritate the area and prolong the healing process. If you must swim, it's recommended to clean your ears immediately with saline solution.
  • STEP 6

    Avoid Cosmetics and Hair Products Around the Piercing

    Avoid applying makeup, lotions, or hair products near the piercing, as these can clog pores and cause irritation. Ensure that your hair does not tangle in the earring.
  • STEP 7

    Monitor Signs of Infection

    Stay vigilant for signs of infection such as excessive redness, swelling, yellow or green discharge, and persistent pain. If you observe any of these symptoms, we urge you to consult a healthcare professional immediately.

    By following these simple yet effective tips, you'll promote quick and uncomplicated healing of your new needle-pierced ear. At Pilgrim, your well-being is our priority, and we're delighted to accompany you throughout this beautiful journey of body expression.

Enjoy your new piercing with style and safety!

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