4 Mistakes to Avoid When Piercing Your Body

Body piercing and wearing body jewelery is in fashion today. While many want to get their body pierced, most are also concerned about the possible side effects.

Adorning your body with jewelery is a fashion that has been in practice since time immemorial. Body piercings such as ear, nose and navel are common and is being practiced by people since ages. There are a few additions made to the list, in the recent times, such as tongue, and some private parts.

While adorning body jewelery is the dream of many young people, a good number of them are not aware of the side effects. Most infections or side effects of piercing are mainly due to improper care taken before and after piercing, being pierced by an inexperienced person or use of unsterilized body jewelery. When taken proper precautions, you can experience an uncomplicated piercing. Here are a few mistakes you may choose to avoid, for sporting that lovely body jewel:

Contacting an Amateur

The offer of being pierced while walking down that narrow alley in a foreign land or by the beach side hut, at a dirt-cheap price, may seem extremely lucrative. However, the question is – Is it worth the risk? Piercing of the body is as much a science as an art. A bad piercing can lead to many complications such as infections, nerve disorders, HIV, tetanus and hepatitis.

A body piercing will know the body anatomy, the pros and cons of piercing different body type and offer good hygiene advice. He will also recommend you against piercing a certain place if it looks risky and hazardous to your health.

Picking up Any Jewelry

Do not buy or wear all available types of body jeweleries just because it is cheap or looks beautiful. Piercing jewelry should always be selected with care. It is important that the pierced part of the jewelry be made of high quality sterilized materials such as titanium, surgical steel, acrylic, etc. It is also important to choose the right jewelry type suitable for your body-type.

Avoiding Proper Aftercare

Once pierced, it is not over. Proper aftercare for a certain period is essential for the well-being of the pierced part. This includes a cleaning regime, proper diet, proper medication and exposing the wound to any probabilities of infections.

Alcohol Consumption

Avoid consuming alcohol before undergoing a piercing as it may cause more bleeding. If you are on a certain kind of medicines, it is advisable to consult your doctor before undergoing piercing, for any side effects.