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Healing a Piercing: The Myths vs. The Facts

With your new piercing from The Boston Tattoo Company, you’re not only standing out from the crowd, you are making a statement. That’s why we want to make sure that you have all the knowledge necessary to keep your piercing looking stunning and healthy.

What are some common mistakes?

The key to healing any piercing is to let your body get used to the jewelry being there. That being said, some common misconceptions such as rotating your jewelry or using foreign products such as Soap, Peroxide, Alcohol, and other over the counter items will interfere with the healing process. Less is always more and if you have to touch your piercing, make sure that you wash your hands first. Also try to avoid sleeping on the piercing for the first few weeks.


For most piercings, the starter length of the jewelry will be slightly longer to allow room for swelling in the first stages of healing. We highly advise our clients when they receive the piercing to come back after this stage of healing to downsize the jewelry to a more appropriate size. Not appropriately downsizing the jewelry may cause the piercing to migrate or tilt at a different angle.

Other Points that affect healing:

  1. Avoid putting any excessive pressure on your piercing.

  2. Keep other products out of your piercing. If it's not in your body, don't put it in your piercing.

  3. Take care of your body. Eating and sleeping well will help your body heal faster.

  4. Be Patient. All piercings heal from the outside in, so if the outside looks healed, the inside can still be healing and may take a few months before it is fully healed.

  5. Be sure to follow your Piercer's instructions for your specific piercing. Friendly Advice can often be bad advice. Don't forget that we are here to help, feel free to reach out and contact us with any questions or concerns.