Are you a piercing enthusiast? Or maybe you are preparing to get your first piercing? Regardless of your experience with piercings in the past, getting a new piercing is always a big decision. It is important to know what you want and where you want your next piercing to be even before you book and appointment with your piercer. While sudden decisions work in some cases piercings do require a certain commitment so it’s always best to think a bit about where you want to have your next piercing done.
For some people, this decision is easy. They have a list of body parts they wish to pierce and they always know where their next piercing is going to be. But what if you are not sure? There are many people who know that they want a piercing, but don’t know how to decide about the location.
Here are some quick tips of how to choose your next piercing:
Think about It
The first thing you can do to ensure you are satisfied with your decision is to think about it. Never rush things out. While it may seem great to be spontaneous and just walk into a piercing studio, this is not the best way to go. Nor is simply deciding to get pierced on the spot while accompanying your friend to the piercing studio. While these decisions don’t always backfire it is highly advisable to think about where you actually want to have a piercing done.
Consult Your Piercer
It is always advisable to consult your piercer before you make a decision. Speaking of which, you need to research potential piercers and piercing studios in the area if you already don’t have a reliable piercer. Finding a professional, knowledgeable piercer and a good studio is a must.
Once you have your piercer, book a consultation. Keep in mind that many piercings depend on the anatomy. Many piercings and placements can be done only if you are anatomically suited for them. It is therefore important to make sure that you are anatomically built to accommodate a certain piercing. Don’t have your heart set on a piercing only to find out on the day of the procedure that you are not suited for it.
A consultation with your piercer will help you not only make sure that you can accommodate a piercing but will also provide alternatives in the case that you can’t get a piercing you originally wanted. Your piercer can give you some great ideas on placements and piercing types that may look great on you, so make sure to listen.
Know Your No-Nos
Speaking of which, you need to know if some piercings are a sure no-no. You may want to get them, but there may be many reasons why you cannot have a specific piercing. One of the reason is mentioned above. You may simply not built to accommodate a specific piercing so it cannot be performed on you. Another reason may be medical. There may be certain reasons why it is dangerous to get a specific piercing or any piercing at all. This is why it is important to also consult your doctor before any piercing decisions.
Finally, keep in mind that sometimes outside factors can influence your decision. For example, you may be forbidden to wear body jewelry at work or to have visible piercings on your face. This is another factor that will influence your decision.
Make a List
When in doubt, make a list. This is the best way to sort things out. Maybe you don’t know what piercing you want to get next, but you might have a list of piercings you absolutely don’t like. Research your options. Look at pictures of various piercings and try to imagine yourself having one.
Making a list will also help you sort out your priorities. You may discover that you prefer some piercings over the others or that you really like one style over the other. All of these things are helpful when it comes to deciding which piercing to get next.
Ask Your Friends
Once you have a list of piercings you wish to get, you may ask your friends for their opinion. Keep in mind that this should not be the first thing to do – it is important to consult your piercer and to make a list of piercings on your own. It is vital to decide about your new piercing on your own.
If you are still undecided after all these steps, however, you may consult your friends and other people. Ask about their opinion and see what they say. Again, this should be your decision, but your friends may offer some helpful advice that will make the decision easier.