For all piercings: a bar will heal faster then a ring. We advice to always start with a bar, let it heal, and then change if for a ring (nose, ear)
In new piercings the bar will always be a little big: this makes sure there is room for swelling (which will happen after getting pierced). If the bar is to tight the piercing will simply not heal. After healing and if the swelling is gone, you can exchange if for a smaller, permanent bar (or ring).
As for aftercare, we advice you to have sea salt soaks. You can read all about it on this page.
Do’s and don’ts
Don’t touch your piercing too much (apart from cleaning) and don’t turn it. This will result in longer healing periods. Apart from this, your hands are full of bacteria, and can cause infections if you touch it often?
What you should do: Clean your piercing twice a day with a sea salt solution. Keep the initial jewellery in as long as possible.
For lip and mouth piercing: rinse your mouth regularly with mouth wash.
Ear lobe: 4-8 weeks
Tongue: : 4-8 weeks
Septum: 4-8 weeks
Lip (side and lower): 6-8 weeks
Lip upper: 2-3 months
Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks
Dermal piercing: 2-3 months
Nostril: 3-4 months
Cartilage (ear): 3-9 months
Belly button: 6-9 months
Nipple: 6-9 months