Should You Really Get a Piercing?
This is an important question that a lot of people go through now that piercing has become so popular all over the world. The why behind piercing may differ for many people, but most obviously want to enhance their body appearance in some manner. And there are other questions that are essentially part of the “Should I get pierced?” decision. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Will a Piercing Look Good On Me?
This is a question that no one can really answer for you. Everyone’s perception of beauty is different, and it is entirely up to you whether you should pierce or you shouldn’t. Don’t let yourself be influenced by others: if all of your friends are getting piercings, don’t get pierced just for their sake. Similarly, if your friends frown upon getting pierced, don’t be afraid to get pierced yourself. True friends will stick by you no matter what, and any body modifications would occur on your body, not on theirs.
Will a Piercing Hurt?
Because everyone has a different pain tolerance, this is a very individual question. However, it’s good to know that the least painful piercings would be the navel, tongue, eyebrow, and earlobe. Medium-level pain should be expected from labret, septum, cartilage, nostril, and dermal (surface) piercings. The most painful piercings tend to be nipple and intimate piercings because these are such sensitive, delicate areas. However, you should not expect that these guidelines will apply to you, since, once again, everyone is different.
How About The Healing Process?
Piercings can heal easily on many people, but there are always those cases where piercings get rejected by the body or do not heal right. These cases can be avoided by most people if they adhere to a few common sense rules regarding piercing.
Piercings should only be done by professional piercers, for instance. You should never pierce yourself, and you should never allow your friends to give you a piercing, even if they claim they have experience and know what they’re doing. If they are not professionals, don’t accept their offers to pierce you!
Piercings should only be done by professional piercers
Another thing to consider is your physical state as you are getting your piercing done. It’s advised to avoid getting piercings when you are ill, stressed, or have other open wounds. Do you have a medical procedure coming up? If so, you may wish to inquire if removing jewelry would be necessary for it, since you cannot remove a fresh piercing without risking infection.
Finally, remember that piercing is different for everybody. If you have scars, very sensitive skin, or bruise easily, your healing process may be more challenging and lengthy. If you have any medical problems, or are taking medications, speak to your doctor before getting pierced.
As long as you think things through before getting your piercing, you should heal quickly and have a great experience!