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Topic: Lip piercing question
Posted By: londonboy
Subject: Lip piercing question
Date Posted: April/10/2012 at 12:35pm
Hi guys,

I got my lip pierced on Saturday, by a processional in a shop.

I got my bottom left side pierced with a black hoop. I'm now wishing I got a stud, because the hoop is so damn annoying!

My piercer didn't really explain in detail how to clean it etc, so I've been doing this in the morning, after I eat and before I go to bed.

Brush my teeth and tongue, then use warm salt water (table salt we have no other salt) and a cotton wool bud and gently rub on the outside of the piercing, rub down the hoop and then lastly inside the lip where the piercing is.

It is still a bit sore though, I just need advice on what to do with it etc, I'm at a loss.

I've uploaded pics of it, would like you guys to tell me if there's anything to worry about.

How long until I can get it chanegd to a stud? Hoops are really awkward to eat and drink with, and are just a pain in general.

Also my lips seem to be going quite dry frequently. Is this anything to worry about, can I use Vaseline?






Replies:
Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: April/10/2012 at 2:11pm
It's likely dry because you're using table salt on your piercing. Table salt isn't the same as sea salt so you should discontinue using it. You can buy sea salt spray in a can at the grocery store and it's only around $5. I recommend putting some into a little shot glass and warming it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Hold the cup over your piercing for three to five minutes and you're done! If you insist on making a mix, it's 1/4 teaspoon on non-iodized sea salt in 8oz (1 cup) of very warm water. Hold the cup over your piercing for three to five minutes then rinse with water afterward. Two to three times a day is best. You can rinse the inside of your mouth with the sea salt mixture too. If you insist on a mouthrinse, anything sugar and alcohol free is best (stay away from Listerine really!) a couple of times a day.

It's important to keep in mind that the piercing is not even a week old. It's normal to experience swelling and soreness during healing. The white is pretty much scar tissue. It happens with fresh oral piercings so don't worry over it too much. Don't pick at it either...it will go away on it's own. Don't move the jewelry back and forth, and try to keep facewash off of it. I would also recommend seeing a piercer in a few days once your swelling as gone down for a jewelry change. A hoop heals fine in a lip, but I'm wondering if that is real titanium or not. I hope this all helps.


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Miss Cale
True Blue Tattoo ~ 303-989-6824
305 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226
http://www.facebook.com/piercingbymisscale - facebook.


Posted By: SolidOak
Date Posted: April/11/2012 at 11:26pm
Cale didn't mention this but I know she would..

Definitely do not put any type of ointment on your fresh piercing! Vaseline especially!




Posted By: londonboy
Date Posted: April/12/2012 at 4:17pm
Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated. Is there any particular reason not to use Vaseline? I'm a heavy user of that as I get dry lips very frequently.


Posted By: erinarney
Date Posted: April/12/2012 at 7:03pm
Ointments prevent your fresh piercing from getting the proper air during the healing process. If you don't allow your piercing to breathe, it will stay wet and gooey and will not heal correctly.

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Posted By: Keef13
Date Posted: April/12/2012 at 8:46pm
Your lip looks fine to me, it's just healing still. I would suggest using Saline solution which is a ready made sterile salt water solution which is great for cleaning piercings and body jewellery, it's ready to use straight out of the bottle. you can buy it from any supermarket or pharmacy. Vaseline will stop air getting to the piercing which will cause it to heal much slower than it should, it will also attract dirt to the piercing as vaseline is greasy. I would wait 2-3 weeks before changing the ring to a labret stud but you may need to wait longer, just until it feels right to you. I hope this helps.


Posted By: BigMikeHOOKED
Date Posted: April/12/2012 at 9:05pm
Piercings take longer than 3-4 weeks to heal. PLease wait 8-12 weeks before attempting to change jewelryt. Unless it's an emergency. 

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"stay true to your obsessions" V. Vale


Posted By: MysteriVamp
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 11:58am
Wow what amazing advice guys!!! I too just got my left bottom lip pierced but mines about a month old and was wondering why it wasn't healing very quickly as i heal pretty fast but i'm a chap-stick-a-holic so that answers my question! duh!!!


Posted By: Cohen420
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 1:36pm
Healing time depends on the person.
people might tell you 6 weeks some may say longer, But you'll know!
=]


Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 3:16pm
6 weeks may still be too soon to say your lip piercing has healed.

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Miss Cale
True Blue Tattoo ~ 303-989-6824
305 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226
http://www.facebook.com/piercingbymisscale - facebook.


Posted By: MysteriVamp
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 3:17pm
I just bought a spiral ring for my lip and it doesnt look right? What am i doing wrong?


Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 3:18pm
Do you have a picture?

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Miss Cale
True Blue Tattoo ~ 303-989-6824
305 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226
http://www.facebook.com/piercingbymisscale - facebook.


Posted By: MysteriVamp
Date Posted: April/13/2012 at 9:46pm
Cale Ill try to get one up here!!


Posted By: Cohen420
Date Posted: April/14/2012 at 9:17am

Me again.... Forgot to mention

If your piercing is still sore try using disolvable paractomol ( about half a tablet ) and hold it in your mouth for as long as you can.
If your still having problems with swelling, when you go to bed use an extra pillow, sleeping with your head up will help more than you think.
But i hope its looking and felling better now.
Much Luck =] 


Posted By: BigMikeHOOKED
Date Posted: April/14/2012 at 4:05pm
Paractomol or acetaminophen or as most people know it TYLONOL, is a pain and fever reducer. It IS NOT an anti-inflamatory and therefore will not help with swelling and/or irritation. It CAN help with discomfort, but if you are looking for those anti-inflamatory properties, Ibuprofen or Naproxen-Sodium are good choices.

And I know you mean well with your posts but giving bad advice on these forums, when there are people on here more qualified to give good advice, is a bad idea. The forums ARE however a good way to learn new things and pick up on good ideas.

Please dont take this as me busting your balls or trying to be an asshole



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"stay true to your obsessions" V. Vale


Posted By: Cohen420
Date Posted: April/15/2012 at 6:41am
I dont see it as that at all =]
but if you read what i put, I said that it would help with the pain.
I then went onto say that sleeping with your head up can help reduce the swelling =]
 
I wouldnt put advise if i was unsure =]


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=] It's 4:20 Somewhere [=


Posted By: erinarney
Date Posted: April/15/2012 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by BigMikeHOOKED

Paractomol or acetaminophen or as most people know it TYLONOL, is a pain and fever reducer. It IS NOT an anti-inflamatory and therefore will not help with swelling and/or irritation. It CAN help with discomfort, but if you are looking for those anti-inflamatory properties, Ibuprofen or Naproxen-Sodium are good choices.

And I know you mean well with your posts but giving bad advice on these forums, when there are people on here more qualified to give good advice, is a bad idea. The forums ARE however a good way to learn new things and pick up on good ideas.

Please dont take this as me busting your balls or trying to be an asshole





   +1


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rdhdedstpchld


Posted By: BigMikeHOOKED
Date Posted: April/16/2012 at 2:54pm
Well then I apologize if I  misread your post



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"stay true to your obsessions" V. Vale


Posted By: jeffreyhorton1
Date Posted: April/26/2012 at 2:33am
It will take at least 1 month to heal, after that it will be normal, you do not have to worry about it.Don't use vaselline or any type of ointment on it.


Posted By: londonboy
Date Posted: April/26/2012 at 9:01am
Thanks for all the help guys, got it changed to a stud and now it's fine.


Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: April/26/2012 at 4:16pm
Originally posted by jeffreyhorton1

It will take at least 1 month to heal, after that it will be normal, you do not have to worry about it.Don't use vaselline or any type of ointment on it.


It takes longer than one month for a lip piercing to heal.


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Miss Cale
True Blue Tattoo ~ 303-989-6824
305 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226
http://www.facebook.com/piercingbymisscale - facebook.



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