Things to Consider when Getting a Piercing


Deciding to get a piercing is something that needs to be considered carefully.  If looked after properly it can be a permanent change to your appearance, and you therefore need to think it through before you go ahead with it, or not as the case may be.  This article provides an idea of some of the things that need to be considered when thinking about getting a new piercing.


What to Get

There are a wide variety of piercings that are available.  Some are not suitable for everyone due to differences in individual anatomy, and there are some piercings that suit some people, but not others.  Of course, it is up to you whether you get something or not, but it is worth asking people for opinions as well.  As an example, there are many different piercings you can get in your ears, and with ears you also have the additional decision of whether to get the piercing on one ear or both.


Where to Go to Get It

If you are considering getting a piercing, you need to do some research about the places available for you to get it done.  This is important because you are effectively paying a stranger to stick a needle through a part of your body, and trusting them to do it properly, while keeping you safe from infection or other possible outcomes.

The Internet is a valuable resource, to look at studios, see photographs of what piercings they have already done and to contact them if you have any questions.  However, anyone can make a website look good, so don’t limit your search to these.  Look at forums for your local area, ask people for opinions, read reviews, look at general piercing websites so you know what to look out for when you go into a studio.

You can also visit the studio and ask to talk to a piercer about what you are considering.  This gives you the chance to ask any questions and also see where they work.  You aren’t committing to anything, so don’t feel pressured to go ahead with the piercing there or then.  If you see any evidence of unclean, unsafe practice, leave.


Other Factors

Additional factors that may need to be considered depending on your personal circumstances are the price of the piercing – remember that you need to choose a reputable piercer, which is likely to cost more, but will be worth it.  If you have a job, or are planning to have one in the near future, you will need to consider their policies on appearance, so you ensure you will be able to keep the piercing in for the full healing period.