Summer, Bali, sea, and piercing show-off sounds so good together. It’s time to wear your newest bikini, heading to one of Bali’s gorgeous beaches, and show your stunning navel/ cartilage jewellery. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with new, fresh piercing. If you get pierced during your Bali holiday, prepared to bid goodbye to the beach and the saltwater. This might sounds unpleasant, especially when you have been waiting to splash around Bali’s beach for long!
But I Heard That Salt Soak is Good for New Piercing?
While it’s true that saline mixture from sea salt and water is good for its cleansing and healing properties, soaking your new piercing in the sea itself is not a good idea. The ocean might have embodies 35 gram of salt per litre, but so is bacterias, waste particles, microscopic sands, acids, and many other particles. Remember that new pierces is essentially fresh wounds. Soaking them in ocean water would open chances to potential infections than getting the benefit of the salt water.
Swimming In All Kind Should be Avoided After Having Piercing in Bali
Besides gorgeous beaches, Bali is identical with swimming pools with lush gardens around. It’s even one of villa and hotel staple! It’s hard to imagine Bali holiday without swimming. But if you have piercing, it’s a must. Keep away from swimming pools, lakes, sea, ponds, and other open bodies of water until your skin is completely healed. If your are getting earlobes or cartilage piercing, you might only wait for a few weeks for the skin to heal. But if you have navel, face, or nipple piercing, you need to skip the beach for good six months and more. It might sounds disheartening, but piercing is really worth the wait!
Consider the Use of Bandages
Piercing prices in Bali is not that cheap, and you definitely don’t want to ruin it with nasty infection. However, if you really cannot wait for your piercing Bali healed to hit the beach, consider to wear waterproof bandage! This bandage will keep your piercing wounds dry and clean, while keeping the bacteria out. Stay away from swimming, surfing, or snorkelling. Prolonged session on seawater could widen the chance of infection, so stay put from the risk. If you can’t resist the temptation of playing on the beach, keep it on the shoreline. Playing with the waves should be enough, isn’t it? Also, be careful with the sands. You don’t want to lie on the sandy shores and getting grains of sands to your new piercing area.