A fresh piercing or even a healed piercing may at some point start to bleed. Don't panic to much about bleeding, a fresh piercing is a wound so bleeding of some sort is relatively normal. A fresh piercing may bleed when cleaning if the jewellery is being moved or pushed while cleaning, this can be from tearing of skin or crust in the area. A healed piercing may bleed if its been knocked or even played with to much.
If you are concerned about how much bleeding is normal, please consult with your piercer in store.
How to help a piercing that is bleeding.
Rest Is usually in regards to sports injury, not piercings. However, taking a short rest from extremely rigorous actives while you and your piercer figure out what is causing the abnormal bleeding can't hurt!
Ice Ice should only be used in extreme situations AFTER the above method does not seem to be worked. IF you need to apply ice to the area, placing it in a clean ziplock plastic bag with a layer of fresh paper towel around it. Apply gently to the area.
For the situation of a tongue piercing, icey drinks such as frozen cokes can also help with minor bleeding.
- get a fresh tissue or paper towel and gently apply pressure for 3-5 minutes. Please be careful of your jewellery when doing this as you don't want to apply to much pressure to cause the jewellery to sink in.
Elevation When sleeping/laying down/resting, keep your head/the location of the piercing(s) elevated.