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Why You Need to Consider These Points Before Piercing

Posted on September 04 2018

(Body piercing is both fashion and a ritual. However, there are some important things you should know before getting it.)

Body piercing is popular among both men and women. One of the oldest practices dating from the origin of the civilization, body piercing is both fashion and a ritual. Today, there is plethora of piercing types to choose from. If you want to look trendy with the piercing, make sure to get it on the right place and precisely done as well.

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Many people end up with piercing regrets when they don’t consider factors like placement, post piercing look, and comfort level.

So, don’t let the euphoria of piercing possess you. Hold yourself and think over the points given below.

Do You Want to Flaunt It?

If you want to flaunt your body piercing, you like to get them on the visible place. Most of people choose cheek piercings, lip piercings, eyebrow piercings and ear piercings. Then, there are the folks who get it on less visible areas including belly button, tongue, nipple and genitals, as they prefer their personal tasteoverflaunting purpose. The visibility of piercing can be concern if your workplace is particular about that.

Are You Aware of Pain?

Body piercing causes pain. However, the pain varies from person to person. It also depends on the part you are getting them because of the presence of nerve endings and flesh. The least painful areas are earlobes, septum, nostril, navel and eye brow while nipple piercing, conch piercing, and genital piercing can make you scream. Whatever part you choose for piercing, be mentally prepare to face the pain.

Fearing from piercing? You can use numbing cream like NumbSkin to reduce your piercing pain. Its powerful numbing formula blocks the nerve endings from carrying pain signals to the brain.

Here are the steps to use NumbSkin cream for piercings…

• Wash your skin with warm water and soap. Pat it dry with a towel.
• Apply the first layer of numbing cream using your fingers. Spread the cream evenly on the surface.
• Then, apply the second layer of the cream.
• Cover the area with a plastic cling.
• Remove the cover after one hour and wipe off the excess.
Your skin has now “numbed” and you will feel less or no pain while having piercing.

(Note: Be careful if the piercing is on eyebrow or near to the eyes.

Think About Your Look

Do you know that piercing can change how you look? It is just like taking a haircut. This is why you must think if the piercing will suit your look before getting the new piercing. Wearing fake accessories is an easy way to predict your post piercing look. These accessories are easily clipped onto various body parts. Now, standing near mirror and notice from different angles how you’re looking with jewelry. Besides, you can take your photos and share them to friends what they think on your look. In this way, you can predict how you’re going to look with an actual piercings.

Have You Consulted an APP Certified Piercer?

Do you have doubt and queries regarding piercing? You can consult Association of Professional Piercers approved professionals as they are supposed to be update with the techniques and safety standards.

What About Your Parent’s Consent and State Laws?

You must abide by your state’s laws for the body modification and arts including piercing and tattooing. Some U.S. states has mandated for minors to seek parents’ approval for piercing.

So, these are the essential things you must keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable piercing experience. In this way, you can avoid the piercing regrets. Don’t forget to follow the piercing aftercare to avoid infection and swelling.

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