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    I haven't been here long, but I've read that SSS is the best way to take care of piercings. I have two questions...

    1. My rook is pierced so I was wondering how exactly I would be able to soak it? Could I soak a cotton ball in the solution and then hold it against it?
    2. I was told by my first piercer that I could use bactine instead of SSS, is this incorrect?

    My rook gets pretty angry sometimes, though I got it pierced 16 weeks ago. Right now I have what I'm guessing is a surgical steel curved barbell. I'm going to be switching it to PTFE or Bioplast soon since I can't have anything with color in it during my summer job. Hopefully that will help.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Even on the Bactine website's FAQ it says it's not recommended for use on piercings so I'd avoid it, it's too harsh.

    Stick to the SSS and either try to soak your whole ear by putting it in the cup or a bowl or if you find that difficult just soak some tissue and hold it over the piercing. Cotton wool might not be best as the fibres may come off and get trapped around the jewellery.
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    Thanks so much for your help!

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    From what I've heard/read, bactine is not meant for puncture wounds, so it should not be used on piercings.

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    I SSS my rook by sitting at the table and just resting my whole ear in a cup of water... Relatively easy, bit of a stiff neck after and just watch TV while you do it. Time flies, haha
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    Use a wine glass, some people find that easier on the neck as it's higher up
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraven View Post
    Use a wine glass, some people find that easier on the neck as it's higher up
    A wine glass huh............ALWAYS the party girl Miss Hazel.........LOL
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