Body jewelry bought from a reputable dealer and going under a professional piercer’s needle are not the only two fool proof essentials to help avoid body piercing infections. Along with these two are some other necessary steps that first timers need to take. Experienced/ initiated body piercing enthusiasts can’t afford to miss these either and should not even try.
Contaminated body piercing equipment can cause Hepatitis or even HIV. If this does not make you more cautious then I don’t know what will! Another fact : Piercing guns cannot be sterilized so it’s safer to even get your ears pierced with a needle than with a gun, which is the only thing that a gun is remotely useful for, and we do not feel that it is good for that either.
Follow the simple steps mentioned below and come out of the piercing parlor cool and clean!
- If th quality body jewelry bit is taken care of (i.e it’s nickel and other toxins free), then check the body piercing equipment. From sterilized gloves to instruments; everything should be squeaky clean, new, and or sterilized.
- The parlor should be spic and span too and of course the piercer too. If there’s even a slightest doubt about the hygiene of the place then don’t go ahead with it there, just go to another place.
- Get piercing done where disposable instruments are used and thrown away after single use.
- Listen to all the personal care instructions very carefully and follow them religiously. Out of parlor does not mean out of the danger zone. Body piercing infections usually develop After you leave the piercer.
Not rocket science right? Simple but definitely not passable. These may be the difference between a healthy you or an infected you. 🙂