We are often asked about covering your new piercing and if it is necessary. Our usual advice is to keep your new piercing covered until the following morning (unless it is facial!) and then to uncover it and start your cleaning routine. You do not need to cover it with a dressing after this UNLESS you may do something that makes your piercing dirty or could irritate it. So if you do want to exercise, go for a run or do some gardening and don't want to worry why don't you try using some of our sterile dressings to keep your new body piercing clean and make sure it doesn't catch or rub on anything! Especially good for covering nipple and navel piercings.