I had them pierced by Azl at MTL Tattoo in Montreal 4 days ago so they're still VERY new. The actual piercing felt more like pressure than an actual sharp piercing feeling and was just as quick as regular piercing. Azl said that the issues mentioned above are mostly due to piercing through a salivary gland in the area, a vein or debris (like MAKEUP) finding it's way into the piercing. So needless to say, I have to make sure my foundation, powder and bronzer do not get too close to the piercings while it's healing.
So far so good though. No bruising and very little swelling (you can see it a little in the last photo). My cheeks are sore, kind of like I've been smiling all day. I have to be careful removing my makeup as well, gently wipe around the piercing and try not to touch it with the makeup wipe.
I've basically been following the method I do for all my oral piercings, wash the outside with Paula's Choice Hair and Body Shampoo (I get eczema and this is the best body wash ever!!) once a day, after makeup removal, and brush/floss and rinse with an alcohol-free mouth wash twice a day. I also rinse my mouth out with water after I eat. I've successfully healed all my oral piercings using this method.
I would just like to mention that Azl is a pretty fantastic piercer. I chose him because of his extensive experience in body modification and ear repair. He's very professional and makes you feel at ease. I prefer going to down to earth artists who are passionate about their profession and who appreciate their clients.
This is about all I can think of for this post, however, I will post about it in a few weeks again.
P.S. If you're curious about my downsized ear lobes check here for the story behind it. ;)
|Azl and I right after being pierced.|
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Products I used:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - Stromboli
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder
Paula Select Bronzer (contour)
MAC e/s - Vex (highlight)
MAC Blush - Gingerly
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paintpot - Soft Ochre
MAC e/s - Brule
Sugarpill e/s - Bulletproof (crease)
Annabelle Smoothliner - Black (upper and lower waterline)
Physician's Forumula 2-in-1 Lash Booster Eyeliner - Ultra Black
Annabelle Expandable Mascara
Miss Adoro Lashes - 423
MAC e/s - Omega (brows)
MAC Lipstick - Honey Love
MAC Lipglass - Lush