- Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising.
- During Healing: some discoloration, itching & secretions of whitish-yellow fluid (not puss) that will form some crust on the jewellery.
- Once Healed: the jewellery may not move freely in the piercing: DO NOT force it! If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as a part of your daily hygiene routine, normal but smelly bodily secretions may accumulate.
A piercing may seem healed before healing is complete. This is because piercings heal from the outside in, and although it feels healed, the tissue remains fragile on the inside. BE PATIENT, and keep cleaning throughout the healing period.