Piercing Problems: Swelling

Piercing Problems SwellingSome swelling after getting pierced is expected and should be seen as normal. Certain body parts tend to swell more than the others, so make sure to ask your piercer about it beforehand. In fact, it’s vital to be informed about all aspects of the piercing process.

However, excessive swelling is a warning sign you should not ignore. This is why it’s important to get pierced by an experienced individual and to monitor your new piercing carefully.

Swelling: When It’s OK and when It’s Not

Swelling happens after you get pierced. It’s almost unavoidable, so a bit of swelling is not a reason to worry. It’s also important to know that swelling depends on the piercing in question and your body. Some piercings simply tend to swell more than the others. However, it doesn’t mean that swelling should be prolonged … read more

How Old Should You Be to Get Pierced?

Older Man PiercingsMany people are interested about the best age to get your first piercing. It’s important to note that there is no one, universal good answer to this question.

Everybody has their own, individual life path and maturity, so what’s good for one person might not be good for the other.

There are, however, some legal and ethical issues to take into account. As a rule, there is no such a thing as being too old for your first piercing – but there is such a thing as being too young.

Legal Aspects

Before you decide to get your first piercing, you need to make sure it’s legal. There are numerous rules and regulations when it comes to clients’ minimum age to get pierced. These rules vary from state to state (and country to country), so they are not universal … read more

Mistakes to Avoid Before Getting Your Piercing Done

ear_piercingThere are some well-known piercing and aftercare mistakes you need to avoid.

They are vital for ensuring your safety and well-being. The only way to avoid problems is not to do anything stupid, and some of the mistakes are so common that it’s worth reminding people over and over again what not to do when it comes to their piercings.

Here is a list of additional mistakes to avoid even before you get your piercing done:

Not Knowing what You Want

This is a common mistake that’s often overlooked. If you want to get pierced, you need to have at least a basic idea of what you want in terms of piercing type and placement. If all you want is to “be pierced” but without any idea of a piercing you actually want, perhaps it’s best to wait for … read more