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OTHER PIERCINGS

Body Piercing After Care - £5.00

Jewellery Fitting Per Fitting - £3.00

Dermal Anchor Change - £5.00 

Dermal Removals - £15.00

Skin Diver Removals - £7.50

Genital Piercing Fitting - £5.00  

Heart BCR Fitting - £5.00

 

 

AFTER CARE

After every piercing we will get you to come back within 1-6 weeks to check up on your piercing and see how its healing. With most piercings you will receive a free bar change. You can either buy a different ball, BCR, horse shoe or bar and we will fit this for you free of charge. But you are also entitled to a bar change where we will shorten down the bar. If you have any problems with your piercing we are more then happy to help. 

 

VALID FORMS OF I.D FOR PIERCINGS

All of Unikorns age requirements are shown on our website, We will only accept a verity of forms of ID. Which are:

Passport, Driving Licence/Provisional, CitzenCard, Age Entitlement Card, ONE-1D4U, Validate UK or....

A Parent/Guardian to sign Unikorns consent form.

If you are 16 and over then you do not need parental consent. And if you are under 16 you will need your parent or guardian to come in and fill out our consent form. 

 

PIERCING
AFTERCARE

We will do everything to ensure that your piercing heals healthy and happy but healing a new piercing is a team effort between piercer and client! We hope you follow the aftercare we've instructed and we are always here to help, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call or pop in.

How to Care for your Piercing

-Using a sterile saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride, we recommend Neilmed Piercing Aftercare Fine mist) spray the front and back of your piercing, then dry off gently using the cool setting on a hairdyer or sterile gauze. Do this twice a day for around 3-6 weeks, then as and when needed after that. 

-Make sure your piercing is dry after a bath or shower, and do not leave your hair wet around healing ear piercings.

-Swimming pools, the sea, hot tubs or any body of water that isn't a bath or shower MUST be avoided for at least the first 8 weeks after a piercing. If you are planning on going on holiday, we recommend waiting until you are back to get pierced.

-Do not touch your new piercing! Piercings do not need to be turned or moved. Fiddling or moving your piercing too much can cause a significant delay in healing.

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Downsize your Jewellery

Downsizing a piercing is a crucial but often misunderstood step in the journey towards a fully healed and comfortable piercing. Downsizing is done before a piercing is fully healed by swapping a longer post out for a shorter one to minimize the potential for snags and trauma.  Once the swelling on your piercing has subsided it is crucial to swap the longer bar out for a shorter one. Failure to do so can cause irritation bumps or cause the piercing to heal at an angle.

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Fresh Piercing

The Jewellery is slightly longer to accommodate swelling.

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Swollen Piercing

Swelling takes up more space on

your bar.

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Ready to be downsized

The excess bar will become visible once swelling has subsided.

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Downsized

The key stage in the healing process to maintain a happy healing piercing

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH YOUR PIERCINGS

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The most common cause of irritation bumps is not downsizing your jewellery. This is because of excess movement to the jewellery in the wound. Other causes include but are not limited to- knocking it, sleeping on it, fiddling with it, moisture or having the wrong jewellery.

Lumps & Bumps

- do not touch. A new piercing should be touched as little as possible.

 

- Do NOT use anything other than sterile saline for cleaning. Products that should never be used include:

 

-salt water made at home (this is not sterile and it is almost impossible to get the concentrations correct.)

-Tea tree        -Crushed up aspirin        -Colloidal silver       

-TCp                -Surgical spirit                -ANY essential oils

-Anything but what is recommended by your piercer or a medical professional.

 

- do not leave your piercing wet. Always dry after cleaning and keep wet hair away from a fresh ear piercing. Moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria and can delay healing and cause irritation.

 

- do not go in Swimming pools, the sea and hot tubs for at least the first four weeks after a piercing. If you are going on holiday, it is recommended to get your piercing when you are home.

 

- do not sleep on a new piercing, especially before downsizing. This constant pressure on a healing piercing can cause it to become incorrectly angled, which causes irritation and swelling and usually cannot be corrected.

Irritation bump treatments-

If you do develop irritation bumps they must not be ignored. The source of the bumps must be found and treated before improvement can be seen. The only method we suggest is Hot compresses:

we recommend heating sterile saline (microwaved for a few secs after sprayed into a microwave-proof container), but can also be done with boiled water that is cooled to be a safe but hot temperature for the skin. use a clean piece of kitchen roll or gauze, hold until cool once a day on affected piercing. Follow with a cold compress of saline to close pores and then dry thoroughly. Repeat daily for 1-2 weeks or until bumps have subsided

 

IRRITATION BUMPS ARE NOT KELOIDS! Keloid's are an overgrowth of scar tissue that happen when someone is genetically predisposed to the condition. These must be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. If you are concerned that you might have a keloid, please visit your GP for advice and treatment.

Irritation bumps

 

- Very inflamed

- painful

- appear rather quickly

- not typically very large

- Fluid filled bump

- often scab and bleed

Keloids-

Not usually inflamed

- typically painless

- grow gradually

- can grow very large

- growth with its own blood supply

-do not scab or bleed

If you have ANY issues, questions or concerns, please come and visit us in store for the best advice from our piercers. 

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