Hip Piercing Care
Piercings are body modifications done for an
assortment of reasons. Spiritual, cultural, sexual and fashion are
just a few of the reasons why someone gets pierced. You can pierce
everything from ears to the surface of skin, but all piercings
require proper maintenance and hygiene. Without proper care,
piercings can become infected or your body may reject them. Surface
piercings, like hip piercings, can prove especially prone to
Micordermal piercings take about three months to heal completely. The piercing should be treated with a warm salt water press to promote healing. Water or salt water is sufficient to clean the piercing and should be used only when a scab-like crust forms around it.
Use paper towels or clean cloths when cleaning to avoid getting cotton stuck in the jewelry. The piercing should not be twisted or pulled during the healing process, and the stud should not be changed for the first three months.
Here are some of our healing tips:
After you get your navel pierced, you should be extremely careful and do your best in cleaning the pierced area. This means, before you touch the piercing, you should always clean your hands with hot water. The best way to protect
yourself from infection is to use an antibacterial soap. So before touching the pierced area make sure your hands are clean.
During the showering time - Allow the water from the shower to run onto your piercing, moistening the pierced area.
Never use a washcloth or loofah while cleaning your hip piercing. Loofahs and washcloths can harbor bacteria from hanging in the shower and may rip or tear your piercing if the jewelry catches on a loop of the cloth or loofah.
Wash the inside of your hip and the two piercing holes. Rinse your jewelry and the piercing by allowing the water to flow onto your stomach until all the soap is gone from your piercing and jewelry. Pat your piercing and dry it with a disposable paper towel.
Add 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized sea salt to 8 ounces of distilled water in a clean glass and mix thoroughly. Then, apply a small amount of the sea salt solution to a cotton swab. Slowly dab the piercing with the cotton swab, gently wiping away any debris or discharge from the exposed part of the piercing and the surrounding skin.
Some antibacterial ointment is also a great idea to heal your new piercing. So contact your piercing artist for an advice.
During the healing phase - Avoid sports, especially sports that involve physical contact, to best care for your hip piercing. A hip piercing is extremely sensitive and even the smallest amount of abrasion or chafing may cause it to heal incorrectly or could even cause infection. You should sit out any sporting events or regular exercise routines for at least 2 weeks following your hip piercing procedure.
Be careful while sleeping - try to sleep in a position that puts pressure on your piercing. Sleeping on top of the piercing with your stomach to the bed may cause irritation and interrupt the healing process.
Wear clothes that are loose fitting. Tight clothes will rub against the piercing and irritate the area.