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Caring for Your Nipple and Surface/Dermal Piercings: A Thorough Care Guide

Congratulations on your new nipple and surface/dermal piercings from El Zorro Tattoo! To ensure optimal healing and maintain the aesthetics of your piercings, follow these detailed care instructions:

1. Initial Care:

  • Hands Hygiene: Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild, fragrance-free soap before touching your piercings.

  • Avoid Rotation: Do not rotate or move the jewelry during the healing process.

2. Cleaning Routine:

  • Saline Solution Soaks: Soak the piercing in a sterile saline solution twice a day using a cotton swab or by immersing the area.

  • Mild Soap Cleaning: Use a gentle, fragrance-free soap to clean around the piercing, ensuring to rinse thoroughly.

3. Protective Measures:

  • Avoid Tight Clothing: Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing to minimize friction and irritation.

  • Protective Covering: Consider using a clean, breathable bandage or dressing during activities that may expose the piercing to contaminants.

4. Be Gentle:

  • Minimize Movement: Limit unnecessary movement or manipulation of the jewelry to prevent irritation.

  • Avoid Pressure: Be mindful of any pressure or trauma to the area, especially during activities like sleeping.

5. Healing Products:

  • Saline Spray: If recommended, use a saline spray for quick and convenient aftercare.

  • Avoid Peroxide: Do not use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol-based solutions, as they can be harsh on the piercing.

6. Sun Protection:

  • Sunscreen: Apply a gentle, hypoallergenic sunscreen around the piercing if it will be exposed to sunlight.

7. Healing Timeline:

  • Patience is Key: Healing times vary, but nipple piercings may take about 6-12 months, while dermal piercings can take 3-6 months.

  • Contact for Concerns: If you have concerns or notice signs of infection, promptly reach out to El Zorro Tattoo.

8. Regular Check-ups:

  • Piercer Consultation: Schedule regular check-ups with your piercer to monitor healing progress.

  • Professional Assistance: If you experience persistent issues or signs of infection, seek advice from a healthcare professional.

9. Avoid Bodies of Water:

  • No Swimming: Refrain from swimming in pools, hot tubs, lakes, or other bodies of water during the initial healing period.

10. Be Mindful of Partners:

  • Communicate: If engaging in intimate activities, communicate with your partner to ensure they are aware of and respectful toward your healing piercings.

11. Be Vigilant for Signs of Infection:

  • Monitor: Keep an eye out for increased redness, swelling, unusual discharge, or other signs of infection.

Remember, consistent care is crucial for a successful healing process. Thank you for choosing El Zorro Tattoo for your piercing journey. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Enjoy showcasing your new piercings!

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