Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tips for Body Piercing

Punk Body PiercedBody piercing is simply made by puncturing a part of your body using a needle. A piece of jewelry is inserted into the puncture after the process. It has been popular since ages ago, deemed unnecessary for most in the past, but it has been widely accepted as a form of self-expression in this decade.

Body piercing is prone to a potentially dangerous infection so you must ensure your safety first. We are giving 10 tips for you to consider.

1. Avail only for a professional body piercer.
Do not ever attempt to do the piercing by yourself. You have an increased risk of infection by going to a non-professional piercer. Be sure that your artist is experienced, reputable and reliable. Seek for a professional help for consultation before getting a body piercing.

2. Ask questions.
It is better to be safe than sorry right? So do not hesitate to ask questions and interview your piercer. Your health is in great risk and you don’t want to compromise it, don’ you? So ask questions about their procedures and cleanliness especially disease prevention. You can acquire diseases like Aids or hepatitis and many else from dirty needles. So never put your heath at stake and ask important questions.

3. Choose your piecing wisely.
Piercing has more of a lifetime consequence. Be certain that it can be done successfully because every body type is different. A perfect example is some people cannot have a tongue piercing done because of the orientation of their essential nerves and vessels in their tongue which can cause severe bleeding if punctured.

4. Think of its impact on your life.
Even though piercing is more acceptable nowadays it is still true that many employers wont hire you if you have piercings in your body. Many would look at you with a grin of discrimination.

5. Choose high quality jewelry.
Never go for design over quality, nor buy cheap and poor quality jewelry which can cause you infections. Find jewelries made of sterling silver, gold, titanium or surgical quality stainless steel. Only quality metals and high carbonated plastics are recommended for your piercing.

6. Keep it dry.
Keep your piercing away from saliva, sweat, chlorine water, or saltwater. These can penetrate to the wound and can cause you sickness and infections.

7. Keep it clean.
Piercing is a wound that needs to be healed and until it is fully recovered you must make sure that it is always clean.

8. Avoid putting on makeup.
If you have a piercing on your face avoid, putting makeup on the hole. Makeups have substances that can irritate and infect your wound.

9. Watch out our infections.
Signs of infections include discharge from the wound, pain, fever, swelling, redness, and general discomfort. If this happens, visit your doctor immediately.

10. Consult your physician if there is a problem.