Never touch a piercing with dirty hands. Soak a clean Q-tip with warm salt water (1/4 tsp. for every 8oz cup.) and gently wipe away any “crusties” that have gathered around the piercing. Rinse the piercing and jewelry several times with warm water to remove any salt left behind. Dry you’re piercing with a clean Q-tip.
Cloth towels, especially ones that have already been used,
can harbor germs & bacteria.
It is safest to use a clean paper towel. If you have to use a fabric cloth or towel, make sure it is clean from the laundry.
To aid in healing a new piercing, sea salt soaks once a day should be sufficient.
If you’re piercing is irritated or dried out looking… Soak your piercing once every other day. Follow these guidelines for soaking piercings
(Especially oral piercings).
Table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salts, and iodized sea salts are NOT ACCEPTABLE.