Silver Safari 14700 E. Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Phone: 509.893.1321
Recommended change dates for piercings
Lip 3 WEEKS
Conch 6 WEEKS
Septum 3 MONTHS
Eyebrow 6 MONTHS
Most piercings will swell within the first few days. This is normal. If a new piercing is red and swollen, that does not necessarily mean it is infected. It is also normal for it to have a clear, milky or slightly yellow discharge, however, if the discharge is green or dark yellow, it may be infected.
If the piercing swells to the point it is absorbing your jewelry (barbell piercings), please come back in and we will put a hoop in it for you at no charge. The hoop allows the piercing room to swell as much as it needs to. If you would prefer a longer barbell instead, this will be offered at a discounted price.
Remember, touching your piercing with dirty hands can infect your piercing. It is also recommended that you protect your new piercings from getting tugged on as well as coming in contact with dirty clothing and sheets.
If your piercing develops a bubble, it may be infected. A bubble resembles a blister, or a fluid filled raised bump. To get rid of the bubble, use a clean, sterile needle, pop it so it can drain (squeeze it out and/or apply pressure), and clean it twice daily with the care solutions recommended by this store. It may be beneficial to puncture the bubble in several different spots in order to allow it to drain properly. Any fluid that drains from the bubble will aid in the healing (blood, discharge, etc.). Repeat this daily until the bubble dries up and goes away. If it is not allowed to drain, the bubble can harden into a keloid scar.
If you have a persistent problem with a bubble or red, irritated skin around the piercing, you may be having a reaction to the metal. In most cases this can be alleviated by replacing your steel jewelry with titanium, 14kt gold or medical-grade plastic. We have many options at our store if this might be a concern for you.
Please come in to the store at any time if you would like us to inspect your piercing.
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