How to Take Care of an Industrial Piercing
- Industrial piercing is a form of ear piercing, in which two separate pierced holes are joined together with a straight single piece of jewelry. So, it simply means two upper ear cartilage piercings, where one is pierced on the top of the ear and the other is slightly lower (further down the cartilage). But, it needs to be done carefully and proper aftercare should be followed, since it is a painful, slow and long process. Here are a few tips to take care of an industrial piercing.
- The first and the most important step to take care of any new piercing is to wash your hands properly with antibacterial soap, before cleaning or touching the piercing.
- Take a Q-tip and wet it with lukewarm water. Then, slowly remove the crust and dirt formed on the piercing area with it.
- After that, apply antibacterial liquid soap on the piercing area and work up a lather at least for one minute.
- Slowly and carefully, move the jewelry up and down to remove the dirt inside the holes of the piercing, while cleaning your piercing.
- Avoid cleaning the piercing by keeping your piercing directly under the tap water, because the force of the water can cause more irritation and swelling. So, rinse it off slowly by splashing water with your hands.
- When you are taking shower, don’t let the shampoo get into the piercing.
- After cleaning your piercing, dry it off with a paper towel. Avoid using cloth or regular towel.
- Use sea salt soak or salt spray on the piercing for 3-5 minutes every day. You can spray it after your shower or throughout the day.
These are some important steps you need to follow after getting industrial piecing done. But, to avoid infection and other serious problems, you should also need to get this piercing done only by a professional piercer who uses only sterilized piercing equipments.