Should You Twist a Piercing?

Many people wonder how much to twist a piercing. This is a common question for those who have a new, fresh piercing and initial jewelry. There is an old misconception that twisting your jewelry during the healing process will prevent your piercing from closing down. So, should you twist a piercing?

Twisting a Piercing

Should You Twist a PiercingThe first thing you need to know is that it’s not possible to twist a piercing. What most people think by twisting a piercing is actually about twisting your jewelry. This might be someone’s habit or an unconscious thing people do, but the problem is when people do it during the healing time. There is a widely popular misconception that twisting and turning the jewelry inside the hole during the healing process is necessary and beneficial for the healing of your piercing. This is wrong. In … read more

To Twist or Not to Twist?

Twisting Body JewelryMany newbies know of a common advice for new piercings: once you get pierced, you should twist your jewelry. The twisting is advised as a measure against jewelry getting stuck. This advice is usually given by inexperienced workers at malls and other people who are not really knowledgeable about piercings.

In short: this is a bad advice. It is a horrible advice.

You should NOT twist or rotate your jewelry during the healing time.

The Dangers of Twisting

Twisting your jewelry or manipulating your jewelry during the healing time can bring numerous other problems. Keep in mind that a new piercing is basically a fresh wound, and you don’t want to disturb it or cause a health problem.

Twisting or otherwise playing with your jewelry will only cause the bacteria and crusts to go inside of your new … read more