Did a granuloma appear? Don't despair.

photo of a granuloma in the ear

Here we provide some important information about a possible phenomenon that can occur after piercings, called granuloma. This is a small growth of tissue that can develop around the piercing, usually due to the body's natural healing.

What is a granuloma? A granuloma is the body's response to the presence of the piercing, where scar tissue grows larger than necessary. It may look like a small lump or nodule, often reddish in color.

granuloma in the nose after a strong impact on the newly pierced area

Why does it happen? Granulomas can be triggered by several factors, including allergic reactions, constant irritation or the presence of foreign bodies at the piercing site.

How to Clean Your Piercing:

  1. Wash Your Hands: Before touching your piercing, wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap to avoid transferring germs.

  2. Prepare the Saline Solution or Saline: At Sara Bird Tattoo Studio, we offer specific saline or saline solutions for cleaning piercings. You can purchase them directly from us to guarantee maximum quality and safety. You can find some piercing products here .

  3. Soak a Cotton Swab or Gauze: Dip a sterile cotton swab or gauze in the saline or saline solution. Be sure to completely saturate the cleaning material.

  4. Clean the Piercing: Gently clean around the piercing, removing any crust or discharge that may have accumulated. Avoid sudden movements that could irritate the area.

  5. Rinse with Water: After cleaning, carefully rinse the piercing with warm water to remove any remaining solution.

  6. Gently Dry: Use a clean towel or paper towel to gently dry the area. Avoid rubbing as this can cause irritation.

What to do if you notice a granuloma:

  1. Avoid touching: Do not manipulate or pick at the granuloma, as this may worsen the irritation.
  2. Proper hygiene: Continue to take good care of your piercing by following the instructions provided by our studio.
  3. Consult a professional: If the granuloma persists or if there are signs of infection, it is crucial to consult a professional for evaluation and appropriate guidance.

Additional Care:

  • Avoid touching your piercing with dirty hands.
  • Avoid moving or rotating the piercing unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using chemicals, such as alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, which can irritate the skin.
  • Keep the piercing clean and dry during the healing process.

Why we chose titanium: We want to highlight that we use titanium, one of the most biocompatible materials available for piercings. This minimizes the risk of allergic reactions and promotes healthier healing.

Commitment to hygiene: All of our material is sterile and disposable, following the strictest hygiene standards. We are committed to providing a safe and quality experience.

We are here to help at every stage of the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

It is important for us to ensure that you have a positive experience and that healing occurs in the best way possible. After evaluation, we recommend the use of Fucidine® to treat a granuloma that may have formed.

Instructions for use

  1. Wash your hands : Before touching the piercing or applying the medicine, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Cleaning the Area : Use a sterile saline solution to gently clean the piercing area twice a day. Gently dry with sterile gauze.

  3. Application of Fucidine : Apply a thin layer of Fucidine to the affected area of ​​the piercing twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening.

  4. Duration of Treatment : Follow this piercing care protocol and use of Fucidine® for 8 consecutive days.

  5. Avoid Excessive Removals : Avoid removing the piercing unless instructed to do so by a professional.

fucidine ointment

If you have any questions or experience any adverse reaction, please contact us immediately or consult a healthcare professional.

We thank you for your trust in Sara Bird Tattoo Studio. We are available for any additional clarification.

Sincerely, Sara Bird Tattoo Team

Text: Igor Andrade @piercier.igor