I have provided a very safe service for those wanting body
piercing since 1995.
My piercing techniques involve the same health and safety
procedures and standards as other surgical procedures. This is very
important, as the risk of HIV and hepatitis transmission is very
high where strict sterilisation and surgical technique is not
I am also able to deal with any health complications that may
arise after body piercing. These are usually infections.
You need to bring your jewellery with you to your appointment.
The type and size of your jewellery depends on the piercing.
Surgical steel is generally the best. Ask when
purchasing your jewellery what size etc is best for you.
"Don't fiddle with your jewellery" is the
golden rule, touching piercings transfers a host of bugs that
will live and grow in the wound. Turning unwashed jewellery carries
bacteria from the surface to inside the body resulting in
After washing, and only after washing, you can turn the
jewellery to straighten it up.
If your piercing starts to become infected, use an
antibiotic soap when washing. "Betadine" is good if you are
not allergic to iodine but should not be in contact with your skin
for more than 2 minutes. Rarely, further treatments including oral
antibiotics may be required. Please contact
me if in doubt.
When fully healed, the jewellery can be manipulated as you wish,
and simply washed in your daily routine.
Alcohol, meths, Dettol, peroxide, Savlon etc can all delay
healing, as well as dry out the skin.
For the first two days after a new oral
piercing, you may not be able to eat, but the pain usually
settles over the next few days. It is quite normal for the tongue
to get a white coating on it.
After each meal or snack, rinse with Listerine diluted to half
with water. If you prefer, you can dilute half a level
teaspoon of salt in water. Rinse vigorously for a full minute each
For oral piercings, I will normally prescribe an
anti-inflammatory drug to help with pain and swelling. You can also
drink cool water, or suck ice to help pain and swelling.
me or another health professional before taking other
medications, or if you have a pre-existing health
Body Piercing is $80 for one piercing. Additional
piercings are $25 per piercing.
Please phone reception at Broadway Medical Centre to enquire about
Phone: 03 477 4335
Fax: 03 477 4337