LeRoux Body Art & Adornments

Fine Jewelry - Professional Piercings & Tattoos

Piercing FAQs

Cleaning Instructions

  • Clean your piercing until it is fully healed, which can take several months depending on the placement and your body.

  • Use a presoaked saline wipe (available here for purchase) or sterile saline spray on non-woven sterile gauze as a gentle compress for five minutes, morning and evening. Do this no more than twice a day.

  • Moisture can lead to bacteria. Dry the area well with sterile non-woven gauze or using the cold setting on a hairdryer.

 Aftercare Tips 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning your piercing. A piercing is an open wound and dirty hands or fingernails can transfer bacteria.

  • Do not remove your jewelry during the healing process as it will begin to close immediately.

  • Do not clean your piercing with chemicals such as alcohol, Neosporin, or Bactine as these products could cause irritation.

  • Do not remove your jewelry during the healing process as it will begin to close immediately.

  • Do not turn or rotate your jewelry.

  • Refrain from putting body creams, makeup, moisturizers, and perfumes directly on the piercing.

  • In the shower, try to keep soaps or shampoos away from the area and rinse thoroughly after.

  • Do not pull or pick the dried matter because it is attached to the healing tissue.

  • Be careful not to aggravate your new piercing. Be cautious while washing and styling your hair, when putting on or removing clothing, and refrain from sleeping on a fresh piercing.

  • Try to avoid sleeping on your piercing.

  • Use a travel pillow and suspend your ear in the center opening while you sleep.

Aftercare Tips By Piercing Location

Lobes & Helix

  • Avoid makeup and hair products.
  • Use a travel pillow to suspend ear in the middle of the hole while you sleep.
  • Use gentle pressure from showerhead to help clear debris.

Advanced Ear Piercings

  • Refrain from using headphones if they put any pressure on the piercing.
  • Avoid makeup and hair products that could interact with the piercing.
  • Sleep with a travel pillow.
  • Use gentle pressure from your showerhead to help clear debris.

Nostril

  • Refrain from using any harsh face wash.
  • Avoid putting makeup, creams, and serums directly on the piercing.
  • If you have a cold or allergies, be gentle when blowing your nose.

Septum

  • Avoid any nasal sprays that are not saline.
  • Do not rotate the jewelry.
  • Use warm water on a clean paper towel to remove buildup.

Navel

  • Avoid wearing tight clothing and prevent waistbands from resting on the piercing.
  • Showering is preferable to bathing for the first few weeks.
    Refrain from putting body creams, moisturizers, and perfumes directly on the piercing.
  • Ensure clothing does not rub the piercing, for example, high-waisted pants or jeans.

Nipple

  • Refrain from using moisturizers or body creams directly on the piercing.
  • Avoid exposure to other bodily fluids.
  • Make sure only clean clothing comes in contact with the piercing.
  • Avoid tight clothing, lace bras, and woven fabrics.

Lips/Oral

  • Be mindful of spicy foods, acidic fruits, and alcohol.
  • Avoid putting makeup and creams directly on the piercing

Dermal/Surface

  • Refrain from using moisturizers, body creams, or perfumes on the piercing.
  • Avoid exposure to other bodily fluids.
  • Be mindful of straps and handles on bags.
  • Do not wear jewelry that sits on top of the piercing.

Lips/Oral

  • Refrain from using creams or lubricants.
  • No heavy play.