Piercing After Care

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Studio Opening Times: 
  • Plymouth   Mon-Sat: 10:00-16:50 / Sun: 10:30-15:40
  • Torquay      Mon-Sat: 10:00-16:50 / Sun: 10:30-15:40

Covid-19 Update* – Updated July 14th 2021

We are taking the full precautions necessary to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Therefore we ask that you please:

– Do not bring anyone with you to your appointment.
– Any friends and family (aside from parents accompanying a minor) will no longer be permitted in the piercing studio.
– You are advised to wear your own mask upon your appointment.
– Any parent/guardian will also be advised to bring their own mask with them.
All Customers are advised to wear a mask in the studio, due to it being an enclosed environment. (Including those with Exemption Cards). This tends to only be for a short time between 5-10 mins.

Our available piercings will include Ears, Facial (including Nose & Septum), Dermal, Genital, Navel & Surface.
Available from July 19th: Oral Piercings (Lip, Tongue, Madonna, Cheeks, Medusa, Web etc.)

We ask you to please contact us to reschedule your appointment if you:

– Are currently feeling unwell.
– Have been unwell within the past 2 weeks
– Have travelled outside of the UK recently
– Have been in contact with anyone feeling unwell

We appreciate this can be inconvenient, however, the safety of our customers and staff is of the upmost importance to us.

Stay safe everyone and please remember to wash your hands!

*We have the right to refuse anyone, under our own discretion, no matter the reason.

We are now offering all piercings 

Looking After Your New Piercing*

Our Body Piercers at Tribal Voice will explain to you in detail how to look after your piercing once you leave the studio, and you will also receive an email stating the aftercare procedures after your appointment.

We recommend that you use Sea/Rock Salt and hot water solution twice a day with a cotton bud around the piercing. Purchase Sea or Rock salt from most supermarkets.

We recommend this solution to clean your piercing with as it is a very natural solution and contains no chemicals. We do not recommend using any other solution than this due to the strength of chemicals in others such as TCP, Tea Tree Oil or Savalon. Your piercing is a small puncture in your skin and your body will react to this and heal the piercing appropriately. Just ensure that your piercing is clean and leave it alone to heal, your body will do the rest!

How to make your salt solution:
Add 1/4 of a teaspoon of rock salt or sea salt to 1/2 pint of boiling water. Make sure the salt has dissolved and the water has cooled before using a clean cotton bud to dip into the water and then clean around the piercing. Use one end of the cotton bud around one side and the other end around the other side to stop any cross contamination.

The solution is very weak when you think about it, as he average mug is just under half a pint at 350ml

DON NOT USE TABLE SALT! It’s full of “yummy” chemicals that isn’t so yummy for your piercing.

You may think adding more salt to your water will help the piercing heal better/ quicker? This is most NOT the case! Too much salt will “burn” your piercing, leaving it very red, sore, dry and itchy and nobody wants that.
Over cleaning is also just as bad as under cleaning. If you over clean you will remove any good bacteria trying to help your new piercing heal.

Also, don’t play with or touch your new piercing! We know its tempting and you want to care for it but…. it won’t do any good! Not only does it make it dirty but it could even make it move/migrate!

Put the oils down and step away just for the moment. Coconut, Aloe Vera, Bio Oil… Just step away. You can always use these later when its healed but a little dry.


Choosing your mouthwash for oral piercings:
Choose a mouthwash that is ANTI BACTERIAL and ALCOHOL FREE. The alcohol in mouthwash will irritate your new piercing and leave it very unhappy. You can pick these up everywhere. Even Poundland! Just make sure you check the bottle for the “alcohol free” line. Even Corsodyl has alcohol in it!!!


I have lumps! whats going on?!
Lumps can be 1 of 2 things. The most common reason for lumps is irritation. Something may have gotten in the hole, it could be dust, makeup, hair products, ANYTHING. This foreign object will also be irritating it from the inside. So how can you make this horrible monster of a lump go away? You can use a hot compress.

A what I hear you say?!

  1. Grab a clean flannel or kitchen roll (rolled up), a mug and water…. and something to boil the water with.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Put said boiling water into the mug (or a bowl, a bowl works just as well). Let it chill for a bit.
  4. While it’s still hot but not skin meltingly boiling, dip your flannel/tissue/towel into the water and place over your new lumpy enemy and hold for a few minutes.
  5. Do this for a few nights in a row and you should see it go down or banished forever but you need to keep with it!

If it doesn’t go away there is a chance it may be a keloid but these are actually not as common as people think. If it is a keloid you can either see a doctor about it or just keep an eye on it. There isn’t a lot to make them go away. But do the hot compress first (and properly). After all miracles don’t tend to happen over-night!


REMEMBER! These are just guide lines/suggestions and things we have picked up from our own personal experiences. If you have any questions or problems do not hesitate to ask us about it. You can come and see us, give us a call, drop us an email OR send us a Facebook message (yes, we use Facebook too!)

*Once you have left the studio it is your responsibility to look after you’re piercing and important that you follow the aftercare advice emailed to you after your visit.

If you have had a genital piercing with us, please follow the aftercare properly and abstain from sexual activity for 4 – 6 weeks. We know this sounds boring but the health of your new piercing is important! Engaging in sexual activity before its healed can result in: cross contamination of bodily fluids, swelling, embedding, tearing, infection, over scarring and migration. Don’t be silly, look after your wi…. You get the idea.

How long will my piercing take to heal?
Healing times will vary depending on the piercing that you have had done. Some piercings can take a few weeks and others can take months. Soft tissue such as lips and genitals will only take 4-8 weeks and surface piercings such as a navel piercing can take as long as 6-9 months!
The following reflects each piercing and its expected healing period:

Piercing Healing Time

Ears (Lobes) – 6-8 Weeks

Ears (Cartilage) – 4-6 Months

Nose – 2-3 Months

Eyebrow – 6-8 Weeks

Lip – 6-8 Weeks

Tongue – 6-8 Weeks

Nipple – Male – 4-6 Months

Nipple – Female – 2-3 Months

Navel – 6-9 Months

Surface – 6-9 Months

Genital – 4-8 Weeks