Common Piercing Problems

common piercing problems

 

 

 

In this article:
Bad smellSwelling  | Infections |  Migration | Rejection |   Scars |
Hypergranulation | Injuries | Nickel Allergy |  Overcleaning

Bad Smell

common piercing problemsIt is not uncommon for piercings to smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing. Sometimes, old, well-established piercings can be the smelliest ones. Why does this problem occur and how to prevent it?

Your body secretes sebum, a substance created by sebaceous glands in the skin. This is an oily substance that is very common: it exists to lubricate and protect the skin. However, if sebum gets mixed with dirt and dead skin cells, it will turn smelly in no time. You can notice sebum mixed with dirt as an oily, soft discharge around the piercing hole and on jewelry. Chances are that it will be … read more

How to Not Over Clean a Piercing?

Over Clean a PiercingOne of the first thing people learn after getting a piercing is to clean it regularly. Piercers always emphasize the importance of regular cleaning, particularly of new piercings. Cleaning is crucial for protecting your piercing and your health. This is the best way to avoid infections and other problems. Remember, not cleaning your piercing regularly can get ugly pretty fast. On the other hand, there is such a thing as over-cleaning your piercing. This may sound like a good idea, but it isn’t. In order to keep your piercing safe, you should not over clean it. This is why it is important to learn how not to over clean a piercing you have.

Over Clean a Piercing: What Does it Mean?

What does it mean to over clean a piercing, exactly? Many people assume that cleaning is always a good … read more

Should You Wear Second Hand Body Jewelry?

Wear Second Hand Body JewelrySecond hand body jewelry sometimes seems as an appealing choice because of the price. However, this doesn’t mean that these jewelry pieces are necessarily safe to use. When choosing body jewelry for yourself, make sure to do all you can to stay safe. While second hand jewelry may seem like a good deal it doesn’t mean that it is OK to wear second hand body jewelry. 

When is Safe to Wear Second Hand Body Jewelry?

Generally speaking, it is never completely okay to wear second hand body jewelry. You can’t guarantee that it is safe and that your body piercings will not get in trouble because of this. However, if you really want to try second hand body jewelry or if you are into a specific jewelry piece, there are some things you can do to make the experience safer.… read more

What to Do About Ashley Piercing Swelling?

~ Jamie hall 

Ashley Piercing SwellingWell, I got my Ashley lip done on Thursday and it’s still swollen please tell me what I need to do.

Ashley piercing is a relatively rare lip piercing that is actually a variation of a more popular vertical labret piercing. As a lip piercing, it is important to know that it is prone to swelling. However, if your Ashley piercing swelling is giving you concerns, it is important to act quickly to make sure that there is nothing wrong going on.

Ashley Piercing Swelling Concerns

Ashley piercing swelling is not such a rare occurrence. While this is not a common piercing, there are many people who choose to get it. As a lip piercing, it is important to understand that Ashley is prone to swelling. Most of the lip piercings are, to a certain degree. This … read more

How to Deal With Fourchette Piercing Problem?

~ Tiffany 

I’m concerned with my fourchette piercing. I don’t believe it was done properly. It seems as though it was placed towards the side rather than centered. Looks more like the way a eyebrow is pierced?

Fourchette Piercing ProblemFourchette is a very beautiful piercing that can add some enhancement. It is not surprising that many women choose this genital piercing. It not only looks great but can also add to sexual pleasure due to its position on the perineum and edges of the vagina. Since Fourchette is there to please, it is important to position it correctly. Improper placement is a common Fourchette piercing problem that many clients face.

Improper Placement: A Common Fourchette Piercing Problem

In order to be able to enjoy a piercing to the fullest, it has to have a proper placement. Improper placement can lead to … read more

Piercing Aftercare for Germ Freaks

~ Ivy Baker

Body piercing isn’t something I know a lot about. But I have been thinking about getting a few lately. I liked that you pointed out that you should only clean your piercing the exact amount of time you are told to. I am a germ freak and would want to clean it even more than suggested so that is good to know.

Piercing AftercareIt is very important to get informed about all aspects of body piercings before you decide to get your own piercing. There are many people who rush into this without thinking, which is a bad way to go.

Piercing aftercare is one of the most important aspects of piercing care so it is good to be informed about it before you get your piercing.

There are many germ freaks who think a lot about cleaning … read more

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What to Do?

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing SiteThere are many problems that may occur with a piercing. This is particularly true for new piercing in healing, but even the old, well-established piercings can suffer from certain issues. The most common problems piercings face are infections and forming of the nasty scars. While this is not always the case, it is important to be aware of the possibility that something may go wrong during the healing time. Nose piercings are generally known to be safe and non-problematic but they can also suffer from the common issues and problems that can happen with all piercings.

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What Does it Mean?

Bad smell from nose piercing site (or any piercing, particularly new ones) is generally a sign that an infection is underway. This often happens if dirt, bacteria and other harmful things are trapped inside … read more

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection

Surface PiercingSurface piercings are beautiful and can be very attractive. There are also many different types of surface piercings you can get, so they allow you to express your creativity and unique tastes. One great thing about surface piercings is that they allow you to pierce even body parts that cannot be pierced by standard piercing methods. On the other hand, surface piercings are more sensitive than the regular piercings. They are more prone to problems such as migration and rejection, so they are not as long-lasting as the regular piercing types. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to have a surface piercing.

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection: The Problem

One of the main problems with surface piercings is that they are very prone to problems. It is one of the main reasons why they … read more

Piercing Problems: Piercing Scars

Piercing Problems Piercing ScarsPiercing scars are a common piercing problem. Unlike other issues with piercings that typically affect new piercings in healing, scars can happen at any time.

Actually, many scars develop on healed piercings or even after the piercing is retired.

For this reason, it’s important to keep monitoring your piercing even after it’s healed.

Many people believe that piercing scars are always complicated and difficult to heal, or that they always lead to piercing retirement. While some scars are more complex than the others, keep in mind that there are scars that can be healed successfully. It is therefore vital to treat any problem as soon as it appears.

Types of Piercing Scars

There are two main types of piercing scars: hypertrophic and keloid scars. There is another type that some people don’t count as scars (atrophic scars) but … read more

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