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  • Choose an experienced piercer whose premise is registered with their local council.
  • Only sterilise needles, instruments and jewellery should be used.
  • The provider must give you detailed information about the procedure and how to care for your piercing before the procedure.
  • Care for your body piercing while the site heals. Keep the site clean. Regularly bathe the site with soap and only handle the piercing when necessary.
  • If you experience any pain, swelling, inflammation or discharge, seek medical advice immediately.

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Reviewed on: 31-03-2015