Avoid swimming. A critical look into ear piercing care, aftercare, infection, solution, swimming, cartilage, tragus, types and for babies. Nooooo. Chlorine from pool water, and contaminants from open water, can irritate a piercing and cause infection. When summer comes around my oldest new cartilage piercing will be 7 months old and my newest cartilage piercing will be 5 months old. i have a swimming unit for physical education, and i have it tomorrow. Avoid swimming. Infection and super irritable! Overall, just be aware and make sure to clean a healing tattoo or piercing immediately after swimming in a pool or natural body of water. Sure, you can. It would be a terrible idea to go swimming right after you get yours pierced. After a piercing, the bridge of your nose takes about 8 to 10 weeks to heal, while the nostril can take up to 3 months, and the nasal septum can take 6 to 8 months to fully heal. It is the most common piercing after the earlobe one. Cartilage piercings can be presented in many different variations. If not, how long should i be waiting until i could swim? My piercer (at 23rd street body piercing in okc) said that after 3 months it's fine to submerge your piercings in the bathtub and to go swimming. Don't fiddle with your piercings. Would i be able to go swimming? Refrain from swimming until your piercing is fully healed. Well if you're going swimming a couple of weeks after piercing, I'd get wait until after instead. It hurts sooo bad to sleep on it when u get it pierced, and I imagine a swim cap on it is the same experience Cartilage piercing is a general name for the puncture of the large ear cartilage. If in doubt, wait till afterwards. “If swimming is inevitable, I warn clients that chlorine will hurt their piercings and they will need to shower immediately after to rinse the chemical off the recently pierced area,” Brooks says. I got my cartilage pierced 2 months ago and it’s still healing. Be sure to wash your hands before cleaning your piercing site. I got a cartilage piercing yesterday on the top of my ear. Swimming after a piercing is a bad idea. What is a Cartilage Piercing? But Its normally healed initially after 6-8 weeks, and it should be fine to go swimming after that. If you've had your skin pierced, clean the site twice a day with soap and water. Stay out of pools, hot tubs, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water while your piercing is healing. Depending on the exact location of perforation, you might choose between upper and middle cartilage piercing. Cartilage is tough to heal thou so take your antibacterial soap with you to the pool and if you are swimming in the lake even more important to clean after. Using a sterile cotton bud wet the area and then apply a few drops of antibacterial soap, rubbing gently to clean. A belly button piercing after swimming needs to be cleaned after carefully removing the bandage to ensure the jewellery isn’t pulled off, or the area hurt. Just avoid going underwater too much, and rinse and clean it well afterwards. Ear Piercing after Care After you get the ears pierced, it’s very much vital that you take care of them very well, so they fully heal before you begin to wear the dangling earrings that you have waiting […] Clean skin piercings. I really have to because they are very strict with participation in swimming. If you’re just going for a casual swim in calm sea waters you should be fine after two months of … Cartilage piercings heal more slowly than earlobe piercings and are prone to irritation. Follow by a rinse in clean water to remove any soap residue. It’ll turn red and get very hot and sometimes itchy. My oldest new cartilage piercing yesterday on the exact location of perforation, you might choose between upper middle. 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