The Piercing Bible Guide to Aftercare and Troubleshooting

How to Properly Care for Healing and Infected Ear, Facial, and Body Piercings


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In this compilation of chapters on healing and troubleshooting from The Piercing Bible, piercing expert Elayne Angel distills her best advice on caring for new piercings, from cleaning and hygiene to avoiding trauma and infection. It includes healing tips for every type of piercing:

· Earlobe
· Cartilage
· Nose
· Eyebrow
· Tongue
· Navel
· Nipple
· Genital

Elayne has performed more than 40,000 piercings over the course of her professional piercing career, so she’s seen it all—including every type of infection. Her troubleshooting tips address the problems that can arise, such as:

· Localized infections
· Abscesses
· Cellulitis
· Hypergranulation
· Piercing pimples
· Discoloration
· Scarring
· Dry skin
· Tarnish tattoos
· Dermatitis
· Embedded jewelry
· Traumatic tears
· Rejection and migration

With this quick, updated reference, you’ll know exactly how to clean and care for your new piercing, no matter what questions you may have.
  • Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; July 2013
  • ISBN 9781607745853
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Piercing Bible Guide to Aftercare and Troubleshooting
  • Author: Elayne Angel
  • Imprint: Crossing Press
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About The Author

ELAYNE ANGEL has been a professional piercer for more than twenty years. She is president of the Association of Professional Piercers and writes a monthly Q & A column for body art publication Pain Magazine. Visit

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