There are situations in which you are unable to save your piercing. Maybe it gets infected or it suffers from migration and rejection. In these situations it might be a good idea to retire your piercing. This will prevent it from creating a big scar and additional problems. Retiring a piercing is a good practice that will minimize the problem.
One of the best things about retiring a piercing is that you will probably be able to get a new piercing on the same location. This is called repiercing. If you with to get repierced you need to be careful about when and how to do it.
When to Do Repiercing: Tips
Here are some quick tips and advice on when to do repiercing:
- It takes time. The main thing you need to take into account is the time. You should never do repiercing too soon after retiring your former piercing. Even if you managed to retire it quickly and before it hurt your tissue it is not a good idea to repierce too soon. Repiercing is something you should do only after your body recovers. It is important to make sure that the tissue is ok and that your body had time to recover. It is understandable that you may want to get your piercing back as soon as possible but try to resist the temptation. When in doubt, ask your piercer for advice.
- Know what went wrong. Before you get a repiercing it is important to know what went wrong in the first place. This is crucial in order to prevent future problems with your piercing. If you don’t know what went wrong the same problem may happen again. Of course, some problems can’t be anticipated and sometimes you are forced to retire a piercing due to these circumstances. In other cases, however, there might be something wrong about the placement or your anatomy might not be able to support a particular piercing type. If this is the case than getting a repiercing will not help. Chances are that you will have to retire your new piercing, too. For these reasons make sure to understand what went wrong in the first place and how to prevent that from happening again.
- Consider your options. Before you get a repiercing, consider your options. You might do better this time if the piercer positions your piercing differently (with a different placement) than the first time or if there are some additional changes in place. Talk to your piercer to consider all the options that are available to you. Your piercer should know your case well so they can give you good advice on what to do about repiercing. Your piercer will also tell you about all the options you have for repiercing. Make sure to listen to their advice.
- Is this the best idea? Before you get your repiercing, think about it. Is this truly what you want? In some cases, not getting a new piercing is the best decision. You might be able to get a repiercing, but you may not want it. It happens often. Of course, it is important to consult your piercer first and make sure that it is absolutely safe for you to get a new piercing. After you receive a positive answer, think twice. Were you really happy with your original piercing? Do you want to have a new piercing at the same location? Do not rush with your decision to get a repiercing. You need to be sure that this is truly what you want.
Steve “Holes” Armstong is a staff writer and researcher for TheChainGang. He is a long-term piercing enthusiast who is never tired of discovering new body modifications. In addition to this, he also likes to spend his time experimenting with new ways to find pleasure, which makes him a perfect person to discuss unusual adult toys. He says: “I love piercings and I can’t get enough of them. There is something special about body modifications and altering your looks… Even if it’s just below the belt! I am happy to share my knowledge of extreme piercings and lesser-known sex toys, made for both men and women”. In addition to writing, Steve is also a researcher, always on a lookout for new and exciting things.