Everyone is wearing body jewelry and piercing their body today; it is fashion. Many people want to get piercings but are concerned about the negative side effects. It is fashion today, but it has been happening since time in immemorial. Piercings in the ear, navel, and nose are common. People have practiced for a long time now. Recently the list has grown to the tongue and other private parts. Many young people want to get body piercings, but they are not aware of the possible side effects. Infections and other negative side effects from piercings come as a result of improper care before and after the piercing. Getting the piercings from an inexperienced artist or the use of wrong tools is another possible cause of infections. To get an uncomplicated piercing, proper precautions must be taken. Below are some mistakes to avoid when getting body piercings.
Mistakes to avoid when getting body piercings
Contact an amateur
Seeing people walk by the beach or in a foreign land with piercings all over makes you want to get yours. What you do not know is that it is a risk. Have you asked yourself if the piercings are worth the risk? Piercing the body is an art. It should be done by an individual with the experience and confidence in their work. If the piercings are not done correctly, you risk infections, HIV, nerve disorders, hepatitis, and tetanus. A good piercer knows the body anatomy, the advantages, and disadvantages of getting piercings in different parts of the body and will give you proper hygiene advice. They will warn you against piercing body parts if it is dangerous to your health.
Using any jewelry
Do not buy jewelry because it looks beautiful and it is cheap. All jewelry types are not safe. You should select the piercings with care. The jewelry you use on the pierced part should be made of high-quality material like acrylic, titanium, surgical steel and much more. Different bodies react differently to piercings, choose the one which is suitable for you.
Avoiding proper aftercare
It is not over after you get pierced. You must take proper care of the pierced part for it to heal. Proper care will include, cleaning, the right medication, proper diet and protecting the wound from possible infections.
Alcohol consumption before undergoing a piercing can result in excess bleeding. If you are under medication at the moment, consult with your doctor first. They will advise for or against the procedure.