Healing

Fraidy Cats' is temporarily closed for piercings and jewelry insertions at this time.

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Thank you to all who have donated! I greatly appreciate your generosity during this difficult time. All donations will go into a savings account while I make a plan to relocate. hope to raise enough funds to cover the cost of relocating and an establishment license. The state MN is not granting establishment licenses at this time due to the pandemic. I will update the website at the beginning of every month and as more information is available.

 

Body Piercing Aftercare

TO DO'S

  1. Gently spray on saline spray to both sides of piercing every 2 - 4 hours.

  2. Gently remove all crust from skin and jewelry every morning and evening with a wet tip.

  3. Gently apply a small amount of emu oil to either side of your piercing.

  4. Depending on your jewelry style snap or tighten it daily.

  5. Some piercings you will need to downsize your piercing post length after 4 weeks.

 

DON'T DO'S

  • DO NOT touch your piercing without washing your hands.

  • DO NOT put harsh products like alcohol, peroxide, bactine, witch hazel or ointments on your piercing.

  • DO NOT get make-up, lotion, hair products etc. in your piercing

  • DO NOT be rough, put pressure on, pull on, bump, snag, or sleep on your piercing.

  • DO NOT submerge your piercing in pools, hot tubs, lakes, or the ocean for 8 weeks or if irritated. 

  • DO NOT change your jewelry too frequently the first year.

  • DO NOT take your jewelry out it will shrink and close in minutes!

 

Oral Piercing Aftercare

Follow the oral piercing aftercare suggestions for all oral piercings.

TO DO'S

  1. Reduce swelling by taking an anti-inflammatory as directed; if not medically contraindicated. 

  2. Rinse with an alcohol free mouthwash 3-4 times daily for the first month.

  3. Eat soft foods while your piercing is sore. 

  4. Drink ice cold water and/or use ice chips to soothe your piercing.

  5. Depending on your jewelry style snap or tighten it daily.

  6. Some piercings you will need to downsize your piercing post length after 4 weeks.

DON'T DO'S

  • DO NOT touch your piercing without washing your hands.

  • DO NOT put harsh products on your piercing like mouthwash with alcohol.

  • DO NOT eat food you have to take big bites of such as pizza, burgers, subs etc. 

  • DO NOT eat hot or spicy foods while piercing is sore.

  • DO NOT drink acidic juices such as orange juice, lemonade, or grapefruit juice.

  • DO NOT bite or click on your jewelry.

  • DO NOT smoke or drink while your piercing is swollen.

  • DO NOT change your jewelry too frequently the first year.

  • DO NOT take your jewelry out it will shrink and close in minutes!

 

Irritated Piercing Aftercare

For piercings that are irritated, red, sore, swollen, gooey, crusty, and/or has a bump.

  1. Wash piercing 2 times daily with suggested medical grade antimicrobial soap.

  2. Make a saline solution by measuring 1/4 tsp  non-iodized sea salt to 1 cup (8 oz) of warmer/hot distilled water.  

  3. Soak your piercing in the saline solution 3 times a daily, 5 minutes each time, for 7-10 days.

  4. Gently remove all crust from skin and jewelry every morning and evening with a wet qtip.

  5. Gently apply a small amount of emu oil to either side of your piercing.

 

Suggested Aftercare Products

Saline Sprays

NeilMed Brand Wound Wash Saline Spray or

H2Ocean Saline Spray

 

Emu Oil

Pro-Emu Brand Emu Oil

Soaps

Provon Brand Antimicrobial Lotion Soap or

Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castile Soap

Non-Iodized Sea Salt

Alessi Brand non-iodized Sea Salt

All aftercare suggestions are based on training, research, and years of professional experience. These suggestions should not be a substitute for medical advice from a physician. If you suspect an infection, make an appointment with your doctor. Please note that it is important that you see a physician who is piercing educated, accepting, and experienced.