I just got a fantastic email from one of the clients I pierced recently when I was on the road:
Just wanted to thank you again so much for piercing me in Philly two weeks ago, and let you know how I'm doing. The difference between how I felt after this piercing and last time I tried to have my triangle done were night and day, as of course I expected since you did this one =) After grabbing frozen yogurt I actually felt alright enough that we walked back to the hotel from the piercing shop without a problem! Both the triangle and the VCH are healing beautifully; I have been salt soaking them and using the emu oil as you recommended - it is fabulous by the way! During the first week a particularly active day would have the piercings starting to feel a little pinchy and irritated but the emu oil helped that like a charm and let me stay active without feeling a thing. The swelling has gone down and everything feels great, no redness or discharge, and the rhinestones look just gorgeous. Don't worry though, I'm not letting the easy healing convince me to go easy on my hygiene or lure me into trying to 'play' too early =P I know I was a nervous wreck on the piercing table but you were very comforting. Thanks again for being so patient and supportive, and for giving me these beautiful piercings!
It was absolutely my pleasure to pierce you. Thanks so much for the update. So glad to know that you are doing well and enjoying your beautiful jewelry. It is fabulous to hear about your pleasant and uneventful healing course. I'm also glad to hear that you seem to like the emu oil as much as I do. I really think it helps to make healing more comfortable and easier, too.
Please keep me up to date with any news.
Thanks again for your message; I really appreciate you keeping in touch!
Elayne Angel, Author
The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing
Medical Liaison, Association of Professional Piercers