Preparing to Get Pierced

Piercings have always been popular. Many of us have our ears pierced when we are younger and then may consider further piercings as we get older. Many people have multiple piercings, in their ears, and in other areas of their bodies.

Piercings are a great way to express yourself. Body jewelry comes in all different shapes, sizes, colors, metals, stones, and designs. It’s a chance to make a statement and to give yourself a new look. Once a piercing has healed, you’ve got options. You can wear something subtle or a statement piece. You can stick to your favorite pieces, or change your jewelry to match your outfits.

But, getting pierced can be a little scary, especially if you haven’t had a new piercing for a long time. The good news is, most piercings aren’t painful, and modern piercers are highly skilled. You are far less likely that you’ve ever been before to get an infection or have any trouble with the healing process, and most people feel little more than mild discomfort. If you are considering getting pierced soon, here are some things that you should do to prepare.

Do Your Research

Before getting a piercing, you should do some research. Look at the different areas that you could get pierced and find out more about what jewelry is available, how much it might hurt, the costs, how long it will take to heal, and what jewelry you could wear once your piercing has healed.

Find the Right Jewelry

When you get a piercing, you have to stick with the jewelry that you have been pierced with until the hole heels. Depending on the area, this can take between six months and a year. So, it’s a good idea to get pierced with something that you like. Look at titanium belly rings and other options to find something that you’ll be happy to wear for at least six months.

When you do feel ready to change your jewelry, speak to your piercer for help, and to make sure you have healed fully.

And the Right Piercer

Good piercers are hard to find. You’ll want someone local, with plenty of experience, a clean surgery, and good practices. Try to avoid piercers that use guns, and feel free to ask them any questions that you may have before getting pierced.

Learn More About Aftercare

Aftercare is usually quite simple. You may need to bathe your new piercing in a saline solution twice a day for a few months. Depending on the area, this can be difficult, so ask your piercer for advice and tips to make things easier.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you are anxious or tired, your piercing will be more traumatic, and you might not heal as well. So, make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat a good meal in the few hours before your appointment.

Take Care of Yourself

Looking after yourself will also aid your recovery. Make sure you eat well, get plenty of rest, and go back to your piercer if you have any problems.

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