Getting your first piercings

Getting a piercing can be both exciting and rewarding. However, in order to ensure that you won’t regret your decision, it is important to select one that is right for you, and that will make you the most comfortable. Now the first thing you have to think about is, will my school allow facial piercing? will my work allow me to keep it on? You do not want to get them pierced and your work or school makes you take them off, because you do need to keep them on till its fully healed or your new piercings that you’ve always wanted will close up or get infected. Honestly, these days a lot of workplaces allow you to have tattoos and piercings. For example Banks, not all, but some allow them, even Managers, General Managers, Executives are seen with tattoos or piercings.

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You can always wear the bio-flex retainers to hide your initial piercing, available at Hollywood Body Jewelry.

Are Piercing Guns bad?

Risk of Infection and Disease Transmission

Disease transmission is possible, even with disposable cartridges, when the parts are used incorrectly or when the operator doesn’t understand or follow standard hygiene practices. Body fluids from one client, or common bacteria that’s only a problem when it enters a cut, could potentially become deposited onto any area of the piercing gun, and then later transferred to a new client.

Piercing Guns Cause Blunt Force Trauma to Earlobes

Most guns force regular, blunt-ended studs through the tissue of your ears, a painful process that can cause damage. The shock isn’t typically a huge issue for the lobes, but why risk it? A piercing professional will pierce you with razor-sharp, hollow needles that slice through areas quickly without damaging the surrounding tissue (a process that’s usually less painful than gun piercing).

Piercing guns should never be used to pierce any area of the body except an earlobe — not the harder cartilage of the ear (which can be shattered by guns) and not another body part. Many states have enacted laws to prevent inappropriate use of piercing guns.

Microdermal Anchors – Do’s and Dont’s

WARNINGS AND DO’S AND DON’T’S

Microdermals are very delicate little piercings. A common misconception is that they are very stable and have a very low rejection rate; some have even called them the “cure-all” piercing, when in reality this isn’t true at all. The slightest trauma can set them on the path to rejection, and there is no stopping it once it’s started. These things are very small, with very little surface area for the flesh to grab on to, making them very easy to rip out. They don’t sit very deeply below the skin, the tallest ones being around 2-3mm tall (not including decorative jewelry screwed in).

Depending on the location of the microdermal, how you take care of it, and your body’s acceptance to the jewelry, certain areas are more willing to take the jewelry than others. Before you get one of these, consider the location you want. Place a finger on the area you’d want the jewelry. Now, move the muscles around, flex them, bend and twist and move. If the skin and flesh under your finger moves a lot, it’s probably a bad area to get a microdermal there. Any area with thin skin, close to bone, or that undergoes a lot of movement, shifting, bending or pressure probably isn’t a good idea.

Consider your clothing and accessory choices. If you wear a lot of necklaces, scarves or other neck accessories, or wear a lot of crew-neck shirts, getting microdermals around the collarbone isn’t a good idea since those items will catch on them easily and the neck seam of shirts can catch on them as well. Seatbelts, purse or bag straps as well can get caught on them. If you wear glasses, getting a microdermal around the eye or temple might get in the way. If you wear a lot of makeup facial microdermals might not be a good idea because the makeup can get inside and cause irritation. Certain areas in general are just terrible ideas, like the hands, butt, back, and hips being near the top of the list.

Microdermals are beautiful piercings, and they are becoming more and more common as demand for them increases. This means more piercers are getting the necessary training to implant them. But remember, just because you can pierce something, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea or that you should pierce it. But all in all, if you want a microdermal, get one. Just do your research first.

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