As part of the piercing process, your Technician will take you through the aftercare steps both before and then after the piercing. We know that with the anticipation and excitement of getting your new piercing, you may not be paying full attention, so your Studex piercer will provide you with a copy of the daily steps to follow and some key “Dos and Don’ts”. Follow our guide to looking after your new piercing. A must for ensuring your piercing is cared for is using a recommended Studex Aftercare Solution.

Newly available for Studex Partners, your technician may stock the Studex ADVANCED Piercing Aftercare. Promoting accelerated skin recovery for post piercing aftercare with the ability to change your earrings sooner, this revolutionary new aftercare product reduces the risk of redness and inflammation post piercing.

Studex After Piercing Lotion is the alternative for use straight after your new piercing and throughout the healing period. A pH balanced solution, it will act as a flushing agent as well as soothing and promoting healing.

What do I need to do to look after my Ear Piercing?

Wash hands thoroughly before touching the jewellery or ear. Cleanse the front and back of the ear 2 to 3 times a day with your chosen Studex Aftercare solution. While cleaning, rotate the jewellery 2 to 3 times, 180° left and 180° right i.e. half a turn only, thus avoiding hair wrapping around the post at the back of the ear. In between cleaning, the ear should be kept dry. Moving the jewellery carefully is important for safe healing. Keep hairspray, soap, shampoo, and other preparations away from the ear. After shampooing, the ear should be rinsed with clear water and then cleansed with your Studex aftercare product. Do not remove earrings or handle unnecessarily. Do not push the butterfly along the post towards the ear. The butterfly must always be positioned at the tip of the post, exactly where it is straight after the piercing. Feel the position each time you clean the ear – it must feel smooth. This ensures that the earring remains loose during the healing period and reduces the risk of swelling or discomfort post piercing, allowing air to circulate.

What do I need to do to look after my Nose Piercing?

Wash hands thoroughly before touching the jewellery or nose. Apply Studex After Piercing Lotion to the nose up to 3 times per day, outside only with a Cotton Wool Pad / non fibrous pad. While cleaning, rotate the nose stud 2 to 3 times, 180° left and 180° right i.e. half a turn only. Ensure cosmetics, make-up and other preparations are kept away from the nose and take care while sleeping and when removing clothes over the head. After showering, or swimming, bathe the nose immediately. The nose stud is not to be removed or handled unnecessarily.

How long do I need to keep my piercing jewellery in for?

If using the Studex ADVANCED Piercing Aftercare clean for 3 weeks for the ear lobe and 8 weeks for the upper flat cartilage carefully before removing jewellery. If using the Studex After Piercing Lotion; 6 weeks continuously for the ear lobe, 12 weeks for the upper flat cartilage and a minimum of 8 weeks for the nose. Remember once you have removed the jewellery, you will need to clean the site thoroughly and continue to wear hypoallergenic jewellery continuously to prevent the piercing from closing. We recommend using straight post (not curved) earrings continuously for the first 6 months from piercing.

Can I take the jewellery out before the healing period?

Removing the jewellery too soon could affect the healthy healing of your piercing and you may struggle to reposition after removing. The recommended guidelines are based on four decades of experience so trust us, we know what is best for your piercing. If you are looking to change earrings quicker, Studex ADVANCED is your Aftercare Solution of choice.

Will my jewellery fall out?

On piercing, Studex earrings connect automatically with the butterfly to keep the earrings in place. Locked into a special ‘notch’, the butterfly is designed to stay in place and not move up and down the post therefore keeping cleaning easy and helping healing. It is important that you do not move the safety butterfly along the post. The traditional butterfly back is preferred by Studex due to its easiness to clean and ability to prevent dirt and bacteria from collecting, thus reducing any chances of infection. After healing, the butterflies can be removed. If they appear a little stiff, simply apply solution and twist to ease before releasing. The design and positioning of the Medisept nose piercing studs ensure that the slightly flared post keep the jewellery in place for the healing period.

Can I go swimming and do exercise with my new piercing?

Due to the nature of ear and nose piercing, exposure of newly pierced areas to certain environments such as swimming, and participation in certain athletic events (exercising) may increase the likelihood of infection. We would advise against swimming, saunas, hot tubs for the first 48 hours. If you do, for example, go swimming sooner, ensure you clean the piercing thoroughly. The piercing area should be cleansed with Studex Aftercare product then kept dry, especially after bathing, swimming, or exercise.

What is Studex ADVANCED Piercing Aftercare?

Studex ADVANCED is the next generation of aftercare and cleansing products based upon proven science and dermatological research and development. Utilising a unique healthcare derived hypochlorous technology to protect and nurture the skin. No other chemistry combines such effective protection with such gentle care. Studex ADVANCED offers accelerated skin recovery which means you can change your earring sooner after piercing. The chemistry ensures that the product cleans the skin without stinging and closes pores sealing the skin, thus improving the protection of your new piercing. Reduces the risk of inflammation. Vegan and Cruelty Free. A fast acting Aftercare, which is pH balanced. Ask your Studex Piercing store for more information.


Studex has a fantastic selection of hypoallergenic post piercing jewellery, offering businesses a great retail opportunity. After the healing period, it is important customers choose a safe pair of earrings, so look no further than Studex Sensitive and Tiny Tips ranges. Earrings You Can Trust™.