Cleaning and Maintaining Body Jewelry


Body piercings are becoming increasingly more popular, and they are a great way for individuals to express their unique styles and personalities. There are many different reasons why people engage in body modification, whether it’s a tattoo or a body piercing. Many people who get pierced wonder how to properly clean and care for their piercings. People spend a lot of time talking about the aftercare of your piercing, but what about the actual jewelry? What if you want to change the body jewelry? How should you properly clean and maintain the actual jewelry? If you are looking for answers to these questions, you have come to the right place.

Clean Jewelry with Warm Water and Antibacterial Soap.

Liquid soap works best for most jewelry. This is a great way to sterilize and clean body jewelry before placing it in your new piercing. Make sure you wash your hands before you change your body jewelry, and make sure the piercing has healed. You don’t want to change the jewelry right after you get pierced so make sure you wait a decent amount of time after you get pierced to change the jewelry.

Do Not Use Alcohol or Harsh Chemicals to Clean Jewelry.

These chemicals may damage the jewelry so make sure you don’t use any soaps or solutions that contain these harsh chemicals, and certainly don’t use rubbing alcohol or anything like that. Read the labels on any soaps or solutions before you use them to clean body jewelry. You may think a particular brand of soap is safe to use, but if you read the label you could discover that there are harsh chemicals in it. So make sure you are being careful and reading labels.

Know the Type of Jewelry You Have.

Different metals should be cleaned in different ways. For example, you want to make sure any gold jewelry you have doesn’t tarnish as tarnished gold can sometimes turn black when used as body jewelry. If you have specific questions, ask your piercer or look up more information online. There are different tactics to take when cleaning different types of metals.

For a wide range of body jewelry in a number of different materials, have a look at our website. We offer the best selection for all different types of piercings, and we offer more helpful information on our Learning Center. Have a look!