dermal anchor


Congratulations on your new piercing!

Now comes the most important part to ensure the best healing possible. Clean your piercing for the full healing timeAlways wash your hands with soap & water before cleaning your piercing. Minor discharge, crust & redness are normal during the healing process. You should sleep with a bandaid covering your anchor for the first couple weeks to ensure flat healing.

Follow these 3 steps for a happy healing piercing!


Excessive swelling, green/yellow discharge, a rash or excessive redness, or if jewelry is becoming imbedded due to swelling

  • 1. Anti-Bacterial

    Anti-Bacterial will help keep your piercing clean throughout the day.

    Apply solution twice a day (morning & night) with a cotton swab. Gently clean around the pierced area & allow to dry.

  • 2. Emu Oil

    Emu Oil is an amazing natural

    anti-inflammatory. It will help with any redness, swelling & scar tissue.

    Wait 2 weeks then apply once in the morning every couple days. Use a cotton swab and apply a small amount of Emu Oil to the pierced area. Leave on & allow to absorb into the skin.

  • 3. Sea Salt Soak

    Sea Salt Soaks allow warm water to open up the pores & the Sea Salt will flush out any bacteria or scar tissue building up.


    Wait 2 weeks so the anchor has time to settle in, then every couple days mix 1 measured cup of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of non iodized Sea Salt. Submerge the pierced area & soak for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with clean water afterwards.

  • Liquid Bandaid


    Apply Liquid Bandaid 20 minutes before working out or swimming. This will help to create a seal around the pierced area. Clean with the Anti-Bacterial Solution once your activity is complete.

    Swimming Recommendations

    *It is best to avoid swimming while the piercing is healing*

    River, Lakes & Hot Tubs: STAY OUT full healing time

    Chlorinated Pools: Stay out 2 weeks minimum

    Oceans/Saltwater: Usually okay because it's saltwater

DO NOT use ALCOHOL or HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. These are too harsh to use on a new piercing. These can cause irritation and prolong the healing process. (Do not use NEOSPORIN unless directed by your Piercer or Physician.)

DO NOT Twist, Touch or play with your Jewelry. The only time you want to come into contact with the jewelry is when you re cleaning your piercing.

DO NOT Remove your Jewelry. Wait until the piercing is fully healed before you REMOVE or CHANGE your jewelry. Once piercing is healed you may change the jewelry, but keep in mind that if the jewelry is out for too long the piercing can begin to close.

DO NOT OVER CLEAN. Cleaning is good, but over-cleaning can irritate the piercing.

DO NOT Sleep on the Piercing. Sleeping on the piercing will cause irritation, and can cause your piercings to heal at an unnatural angle.

DO NOT Catch your Hair on the Jewelry. If this happens immediately untangle.


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