Whether you want to add a new piercing or have just received it, you need to know the proper care instructions. Keeping your new piercing clean and well-groomed will reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

No matter what type of piercing you get, the same best practices apply piercing aftercare spray by after inked:

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  • Wash your hands before touching your piercing for any reason.

  • Once or twice a day, clean the piercing with a saline solution, a fragrance-free antimicrobial soap, or both.

  • Rinse off the piercing soap.

  • Dry the piercing carefully with a clean paper towel or disposable towel. Avoid towel drying as it can carry germs or catch jewelry.

If you don't want to get pierced, you can remove the jewelry. However, this can affect the healing process. When removing your jewelry, clean the wound daily until it is completely healed.

If you have ear or face piercings, place your pillow inside a clean T-shirt and change the sides of the shirt from back to front and left to outside every day. For body piercing at night, choose clothes that are loose and comfortable.

Ear piercings are the most common type of piercing. Getting pierced is usually the least risky part of your body. Piercing your child's ear is quite common, even for babies under one year old. 

Some doctors recommend waiting until your child is 8 years or older to reduce the risk of infection. Younger children are more likely to touch their earrings and less likely to have clean hands.