10 Safety Tips When Getting Your Body Pierced


 10 Safety Tips When Getting Your Body Pierced

There are a lot of dangers that can come with getting your body pierced. Here is a list of the ten most important safety tips when getting your body pierced:

1) Find Your Local Laws Regarding Body Piercing
You should be aware if there is anything in the state or city of where you live that prohibits you from getting any type of piercing, even though you might have discussed this with your piercer. This also includes barbed increases and/or piercings on certain parts of the body, such as ears. 
2) Research Different Types Of Body Piercers And Their Work Before Going For A Job Interview
There are many different types of piercers, and not all are as professional as they seem to be. If you are going to be getting a body piercing completed, then it is highly recommended that you ask around to find an inexperienced piercer. If you don't want another piercer as your body piercer, then try one of the professional piercing specialists. If you want someone who charges a little more money, then usually they have more experience and training.
3) Know The Risk Of Infection Before Getting Your Body Pierced
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a 100% risk free body piercing session. There are many risks associated with getting any kind of piercing, but it is never recommended that you pierce your skin without taking precautions first.
4) Your Body Piercer Should Sanitize Their Hands Properly And Often
Before your piercer performs the piercing, make sure they wash their hands thoroughly and often without using any kind of soap. The most important part of a body piercing is to sterilize the tools to prevent infection. If you see that your body piercer does not clean their hands properly, then find another one before getting pierced.
5) Avoid Piercing In Navel Areas
According to most local laws, it is illegal and unsafe to pierce the skin in the area around your navel. Plus, this area is one of the most at risk for infection or injury.
6) Make Sure Your Body Piercer Uses The Correct Gauge Size (In Terms Of Ear Piercing)
If your piercer uses a large gauge size, it will be more painful initially, but you will eventually get used to it. On the other hand, if they use a thicker gauge size, then it will take longer for the hole to heal and become less sensitive. Also note that if you want to change the jewelry size after getting pierced, then it will hurt more than usual because of the larger width.
7) Pick The Right Body Piercer For You
To find a good piercer, you have to ask around and read reviews. If you have a friend who has had piercings done before, then you can ask them for recommendations. The next best thing is to find someone who specializes in ear piercings or body piercing. Also keep in mind that an inexperienced and untrained person might not follow all the safety tips already mentioned in this article, so be careful when getting a body piercing done by this type of person.

8) Take Your Antibiotics
If you do get a piercing, then make sure that you take the antibiotics that are prescribed to you. Just because your body is healing correctly doesn't mean that it can't get infected. If you don't finish the whole bottle of antibiotics, then your body might get an infection. This is another reason why it is recommended not to go for piercings with inexperienced piercers; they might not follow all the safety tips needed to keep a person safe during a piercing session and therefore will not give you any antibiotics.
9) Don't Pick At The Jewelry Or Skin When It Is Healing
It is very important that the skin and jewelry are left alone while it is healing.

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