Piercing Aftercare Instructions

Healing times for new piercings vary greatly from person to person. Mad Stone Tattoo wants you to be  informed of what to expect with your new piercing. With most piercings, jewelry should be left in for at least 6 months. Even though you’re the piercing may appear healed, your Mad Stone piercing specialist recommends that you leave the jewelry in for the best results. If it is absolutely necessary to remove the jewelry, use extreme care in removing and reinserting new jewelry. Zinc (50mg) supplement taken with your meals can accelerate healing, but this a Mad Stone suggestion and not a requirement.

With proper aftercare, infections in piercings are rare. If problems do arise, Mad Stone will be more than happy to look at your piercing and offer suggestions to help your new piercing heal properly. Even though Mad Stone artists and piercing specialists have a combined 25 years of experience, we can only give you suggestions, we are not physicians. If you think your piercing is infected, contact your physician.
NOTE: If a nostril or septum piercing becomes infected, you should seek medical attention from a physician IMMEDIATELY.

As with any piercing, some soreness may be experienced. If the soreness and/or redness or discharge continues for an extended period of time, do not remove the jewelry. This will only cause more problems.
NEVER handle the piercing without first washing your hands. Absolutely NO oral contact on the piercing whatsoever. No bodily fluids should come in contact either. Don’t over clean your piercing, but do follow our Mad Stone piercing specialist’s instructions given upon your departure from our studio. We suggest not swimming in lakes or rivers or soak in hot tubs for a few months. Three months is typically the recommended amount of time. These are high in bacterial content and should be avoided.
What are some signs of infection? Redness, swelling, hardness, pain or burning at the piercing area. Likely there will be a thick discharge, usually dark yellow or green; however, some redness and discharge is normal for the first few days, and the discharge may continue for several weeks. The normal discharge is white, and is simply your body ridding itself of dead cells. If you need to, you can use antibiotic ointment, at the discretion of your physician.
Can your body reject piercing?  Yes. Here are some things our Mad Stone piercing specialist’s recommend that you keep a look out for…

Redness, high rate of discharge of clear fluids, itching and rash-like symptoms. The opening may also appear larger. This could also be caused by over cleaning or a reaction to the cleaning agent. Try changing agents and if this does not improve, contact Mad Stone for an appointment for us to evaluate. Again we are not physicians; however, we will be able to help determine the best course of action with your new piercing.

Please note that not every piercing will be accepted by your body. Sometimes just simply changing the metals of your piercing is all that is necessary for your new piercing. How to clean and NOT clean your new piercing? Mad Stone suggests you that you clean any piercing below the neck thoroughly twice a day with any antibacterial soap. DO NOT USE isopropyl alcohol, peroxide, or betadine on your piercing. These products have a tendency to slow down the healing process. For facial and ear piercings, a solution containing benzalkonium chloride is suggested. This does not include oral piercings. For oral piercing, follow your Mad
Stone piercing specialist’s directions carefully upon departure from our studio.

If you have any question, feel free to stop in or call at any time during our business hours and we will be glad to discuss anything concerning your piercings or future piercings with you. Again mad Stone artists and piercing specialists are not physicians; therefore, any suggestions we make are based on past experience and that of others in the industry. If our suggestions do not produce the results you are looking for, please consult your physician.

We hope you had a great experience here a Mad Stone Tattoo located in the heart of Greensboro, NC at 1615 W. Friendly Ave! We take pride in our artists work and we believe you will too for years to come!