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Things to Know Before and After Getting a Piercing

For some people, piercing is just about following the latest fashion trends so they may end up jumping on the piercing bandwagon impulsively, and without giving it much thought. However, many people want to get a body piercing to define a character and make a style statement that’s genuinely theirs.

Facial piercing is generally what people go for. It’s easier in terms of the procedure, more flauntable, and trendier in the long term.

You must prepare yourself for piercing and take every necessary precaution. It’s essential to do your research. It will begin by exploring the existing trends to see what sort of piercing would suit you, or you’d like to have in the long run.

To help you prepare for your next, or probably the first, piercing, the following guides provides all the necessary information. Read on!

Things you should know before getting piercing

There are a few things you should know before getting a piercing, such as:

1.     Which metal is suitable for you

Jewelry is made up of different metals like metal, gold, silver, nickel, etc. You may like the look or shine a particular metal has, but it may not be the right choice for you. Because metals can react to skin type, cause allergies, or even damage the piercing itself.

You should know your skin type and what metals are suitable for it. Moreover, you may have existing allergies that may not be common to your skin type. Consult your doctor for that. And if you are allergic to a particular metal, you must tell the professional.

2.     Risks involved

Surgical procedures, no matter how minor, are seldom risk-free. Risks of piercings include infections, allergic reactions, skin troubles, and blood diseases. And these can cause swelling, aches, heavy bleeding, and bumps.

3.     Piercing gun vs. needle

It depends on the place where you get pierced. Make sure whichever is used on you is properly sterilized before use. It is advisable to avoid guns, though. They tend to be more susceptible to bacterial infections than needles.

Worst-case scenario, HIV spreads from needles too. So, be careful!

Things you should know and apply after getting a piercing:

The post-piercing period is crucial. You must be very cautious with the aftercare; otherwise, infections and other problems are inevitable.

Everybody thinks it is a matter of two weeks maximum. But it is wrong because piercing takes around four to six months to fully heal.

Aftercare routine must be done to ensure proper healing.

Overall things you should avoid after getting a piercing:

  • Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
  • Dirty hands
  • Lotion and moisturizer
  • Makeup products
  • Serum
  • Swimming
  • Removing the jewelry
  • Touching unnecessarily to check whether it is there or not
  • Using soaps and face-wash


Body piercing is fashionable, but it’s complicated too. You must think and do your research thoroughly before going for it. Although there are some legal restrictions in several statements, you can get your facial piercing at any age. If you believe it’s your time, get the piercing you want and show off all those fashion accessories you’ve always wanted to, such as a nose ring, helix ring, and many others!

But do find out about everything you must know and do before and after the procedure. Happy piercing!