The first step in caring for a body piercing is to make sure that it is properly cleaned. Wash the area around the piercing with soap and water, then gently pat it dry. Apply an ointment to the area twice a day, then bandage it if necessary. Make sure to keep the piercing dry, and avoid submerging it in water or getting it wet for long periods of time. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on the piercing, as they can dry out the skin and cause irritation.