I just got a helix piercing today, and the guy did it a bit lower than I wanted, so I'm thinking about getting another one just above it as I quite like the look of 2 together, plus getting this piercing has got me wanting more. Would I be better waiting till this one is healed then getting the other helix piercing, or could I just go get it done tomorrow? Thanks for any help.
Getting them together will probably increase swelling and healing time. Whether or not it'll be a significant increase depends on how well you heal in general and how you take care of them, I guess. It'll probably hurt quite a bit more if you get it done tomorrow since it's right next to another sensitive, fresh piercing. I'd probably wait, because I know that my body doesn't like cartilage piercings at the best of times...
Did you not approve the piercers marking?
oh also, I was so excited about getting it done, I can't remember how many times a day he said to bathe it in salt water solution..
and what salt to water ratio should I use?
haha I'm such a n00b I havn't had a piercing since I was 10, apart from stretching my ears.
About 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to a mug of boiled water. Soak for 5-10 minutes while it's still quite hot (but not uncomfortably so!). Do it once or twice a day. If your skin starts to dry out, use less salt and only do one soak every day/every other day. I don't really do regular cleaning though, to be honest - I tend to leave piercings alone for the first week, do one or two soaks for the next week, then after that just let it get rinsed in the shower and only properly soak it if it's irritated. That works best for me - you'll figure out what kind of cleaning routine works best for you after a while.
Might get my ear done again in London tomorrow.
CBR or labret, people?
Also, reccomendations are good =)
I love my labret but its a ******* to out retainers in for job interviews, thank god i have a job where i can have what i want in my face
i over cleaned my labret and it took ages to heal.