For many people, piercings are deeply personal, and for a reason. They are an expression of one’s individuality and style. It is therefore not surprising that so many people care about their piercings a lot. For many people, their piercings are showing the world who they are as people.
For these reasons, it is not unusual to get into a situation of not being satisfied with your piercings anymore. Perhaps your style changes. Maybe you just don’t see yourself as a person with these specific piercings. Or maybe you simply feel like you have outgrown your piercings. Then what?
Identify the Source of the Problem
“Help! I started hating my piercings!” If this happens to you, the first thing you should do is to identify the source of the problem. There may be many different reasons why you suddenly don’t like your piercings anymore, so there may be many different solutions to the problem. In other words, you need to understand what’s bothering you before you can do something about it.
Therefore, the first step is to identify the source of the problem. Here are the most common reasons why you may be dissatisfied with your piercings:
The Jewelry Doesn’t Match Your New Style
This is a problem that is the easiest one to solve. If you think the jewelry may be the problem, simply buy some new jewelry pieces in a different style. Make your jewelry match your fashion style and mood. Similarly, if the problem is functional (uncomfortable and heavy jewelry, for example), opt for lighter, less ornamented pieces and see how you feel. Jewelry is important aspect of all piercings so a simple change can make any piercing feel completely new.
You Dislike a Specific Piercing
Maybe you like the idea of having piercings, just not the ones you have at the moment. Or perhaps you start to dislike a specific one: maybe you feel it doesn’t suit you anymore. For example, you change your haircut so your ear piercings are not visible anymore or they get in the way. Or you change the type of tops you wear and suddenly your navel piercing becomes uncomfortable. Whatever the reason may be, the best course of action is to try different jewelry first. See how you feel about your piercing after this change. If you still feel like it has to go, try wearing piercing retainers for a while. They will conceal your piercing while preserving it. This way, if you change your mind you can always go back. Finally, if you really feel like you don’t want to have a piercing anymore, you may choose to retire it.
You Don’t Want Piercings Anymore
If this is how you feel, the most radical solution is to simply retire your piercings. This is often easy – simply remove the jewelry and wait for the holes to heal. Unless you have stretched your piercings to large gauges chances are that your piercings will close completely. However, it is advisable not to rush into this decision. Try retainers and other transparent, light jewelry first. These will conceal your piercing while preserving it. See how you feel after a while. You may decide to change your mind and keep your piercings. Whatever you do, it is best not to rush with these decisions. That being said, in many situations it is possible to get re-pierced after having your piercings retired, so this may be an option if you change your mind after retiring your piercing.
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