Afraid Of Body Piercing? Here Are Basic Things To Know

Misconceptions about body piercing are common among those who have not tried it before. One thing that you must keep in mind is that when you go for body piercing you must take proper care of that area until the soreness and redness recede. Cleaning the area regularly to keep infection at bay and handling it with extreme gentleness to prevent inflammation or redness is a top priority.

Getting Prepared Mentally & Emotionally

Long before you go for body piercing, it is important that you get prepared mentally and emotionally for it so that when you have to bear a bit of pain during piercing or take care of it, later on, you do it with a more positive approach. So the first question that usually all the newbie’s ask is whether it is painful or will it hurt badly?

According to expert pain is subjective and depends on a lot of factors including quality of needles used, the skill of the body piercer as well as the anxiety level of the client. It also depends on which area of the body is the piercing being done. The denseness of nerves or thickness of the tissue in a particular body area decides the extent of pain a person will need to bear.

Also if needles are used instead of a gun it gives more precision to the body piercer and the chances of infection are also a lot less because the needles are sterile and for single-use purposes. Earlobes require around six to eight weeks for healing whereas cartilage takes around 8 to 10 months. Although piercing on the tongue does seem to be a bit scary for a first-timer, it is the quickest healing site. Naval piercings take very long to heal.

Avoiding Infections

For avoiding infections the best way is to never torque it but to treat it gently. You should clean it twice every day until it has healed completely. Mild swelling, redness, and discharge are common especially in places like the belly button that takes a long time to heal.