People who wish to have any type of a body piercing need to know that it carries certain responsibilities. While not all piercings are extreme, it is important to take a good care of them.
You should never be irresponsible with your piercings because that can endanger your health. Not to mention that you may ruin the piercing in question.
Ways to be Irresponsible with Your Piercings
If you want to take a good care of your piercings it is important to avoid the common pitfalls associated with piercing use, aftercare, jewelry and other aspects related to your piercing. There are many ways to be irresponsible with your piercings and they are all bad.
The worst thing about irresponsible behavior is that it can actually endanger your health. Remember, piercings are actually wounds and can get infected, damaged and hurt. All of these things can endanger your health, sometimes with serious consequences. Don’t simply assume that a plain, small piercing can’t cause trouble. On the contrary: sometimes the simplest piercings can cause the most damage if you don’t care about them properly.
The other downside to being irresponsible with your piercing is that you can easily lose it. If you don’t take a good care of it, it can reject, migrate, get infected or you may lose your jewelry. All of these things can force you to retire your piercing or will make it look ugly and damaged. Think about this and always be as responsible as possible. There is a reason why a certain maturity and age is required for piercings: you need to take a good care of them.
Here are the main ways to be irresponsible with your piercings and how to avoid them:
Not Doing Aftercare
Aftercare is essential for the well being of your piercing. It is extremely irresponsible to skip aftercare. Many people do care about their piercing at first, during the initial stages of healing. However, it is not unusual to simply start skipping aftercare or doing it sloppily after a while. This is a mistake. Remember that it takes a long time for a piercing to heal properly so you need to stick to the aftercare throughout the whole healing process.
Getting Pierced by a Friend
Unless your friend is a professional piercer working for a reliable piercing studio, this is a bad way to go. You should never allow to be pierced by someone who is not a professional. Even the simplest piercings, such as earlobe piercings, require someone who knows what they are doing. All piercings need to be performed with proper, sterile tools and professional piercing needles. Doing it in a basement by yourself or your friend is just not a good way to go. In fact, it is a recipe for a disaster. Go to a real piercing studio instead and get a proper piercing by a professional.
Using a Piercing Gun
This is a problem that arises from unprofessional use. There are many mall kiosks and similar places that offer cheap jewelry and cheap piercings. However, these are bad places to go. People working there are not professionals and can’t do a good job. Furthermore, piercing guns are very bad and can cause a lot of trouble. Avoid this problem by going to a proper piercing studio. It is worth to pay a little more for a reliable procedure and safe jewelry.
Use Bad Jewelry
Using bad jewelry is one of the worst things you can do for your piercing. This goes for everything from bad, unsafe jewelry materials to improperly sized jewelry that is not a good fit for your piercing. Remember, jewelry can make or break your piercing so you need to choose it wisely. Luckily, there are many high-quality jewelry pieces out there you can use for your piercings, but you need to be careful. Always check your piercing gauge and order only jewelry of the appropriate size for your piercing.
Twisting and Turning Your Jewelry
This is an old misconception that some people still consider to be helpful. Contrary to the popular belief, you should never twist or turn your jewelry during healing. It will not help your piercing heal better. In fact, it is an irresponsible way to go. You should leave your piercing alone, especially during the healing time. Touch it as little as possible. In fact, you should not touch your piercing or jewelry at all, except during cleaning. Even during this time, try to disturb your piercing as little as possible.
Donna Carlson is a staff writer for TheChainGang. She combines her love for body piercings with adult fun, such as sex toys, BDSM and other forms of pleasure. She says: “Piercings and sex toys often complement each other in the most sensual ways. I am happy to help you discover new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to enhance their love life. And with a bit of courage, anyone can enjoy body piercings”. In addition to intimate piercings and adult toys, Donna also writes about body jewelry and other piercing adornments.