It is normal and most people will experience some – and sometimes all of the symptoms below while healing their fresh piercing:
- Slight bleeding or seeping Localised swelling
- Formation of “crusties”
During the initial healing stages it’s very common to experience itching and secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid that will form a crust on the jewellery. Your piercing will also have some dryness, redness and swelling around the piercing site.
These symptoms are often mistaken for signs of infection – THIS IS ALL NORMAL but, if you have any concerns the best thing to do is to reach out to us and we will be happy to help!
Check-ups and check-ins with us are completely free of charge.
Some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewellery. The tissue may swell & tighten around the jewellery as it heals.
Once healed the jewellery still might not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as part of your daily hygiene routine, bodily secretions may accumulate and the risk of infection is high.
A piercing might seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior is not 100% ok. Please be patient, and keep cleaning! Even healed piercings that you have had for years can shrink or close in minutes! This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep jewellery in—do not leave the hole without jewellery!