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.