Risks of Body Piercings

Body piercing is a trending body styling with both men and women. However, with many areas of the body used for piercing, various related risks have also been increased. Have a look at the risks associated with body piercing.


A body piercing is a piercing or puncture made in a specific body area by a needle. A piece of jewelry is inserted carefully into the puncture after that. Among the various body parts being pierced, the most popular ones are the ears, nostrils, brows, and the belly button.
However, the increasing trend has led to many risks associated with the piercings. Have a look.

Risks Of Body Piercing

Bacterial Infection
A build-up of abscess, what we call as pus, may form around the piercing site. This may need to be surgically drained if left untreated, and likely to cause a scar. Also, in some cases, it may grow blood poisoning or toxic shock syndrome that can be very dangerous. Blood poisoning can also occur even in the absence of an abscess.
Despite the high number of bacteria inside the mouth, tongue piercings carry a lesser risk of bacterial infection. Still, it is recommended that you brush your teeth or cleanse your mouth before getting a tongue piercing. You must know that the vein under the front of the tongue can also bleed if the piercing is done too close to it.
Earlobe piercings are usually safe, however care must still be taken to keep the piercing clean and dry. To reduce the risk of developing an infection, keep your piercing dry. Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water before touching the piercing. However, if possible try to avoid touching it.

Other General Risks
Other possible issues that can occur as a result of body piercing are:
• Bleeding and blood loss – in areas of the body with a lot of blood vessels, such as the tongue.
• Inflammation of the skin are around the piercing
• Scarring and the formation of keloid -a type of oversized scar – tell your piercer if you know that your skin has a tendency to form keloid scars.

Specific Risks
Any piercing that affects the functionalities of the body tends to carry a higher risk of causing problems. For instance:
• Tongue or oral piercings can cause speech impairments and chipped teeth if the jewelry you wear is away from tooth enamel. A higher risk of bleeding along with a risk that your airways become blocked, due to the tongue swelling also prevails greatly.
• Genital piercings can sometimes make sex and urination tough and painful. This is especially common with piercings on and around the penis.
• Ear cartilage piercings at the top of the earlobes are riskier than earlobe piercings as these can lead to infection and pus developing. Here the skin is close to the underlying cartilage and pus can get accumulated. Antibiotics don’t always successfully treat this problem. But, surgery can remove the affected cartilage. However this may lead to a deformed ear.
• Nose piercings are riskier as the inner surface of the nose, which can’t be disinfected, holds bacteria that can cause infection.

Self-piercing is very dangerous. It is unlikely that you’ll have the proper training, correct equipment, and hygiene procedures to minimize the risk of infection or scarring. Even piercings done by a non-specialist can cause serious complications for a person, which can further result in a trip to hospital.
Hence, seeking a specialist’s help if you’re considering a body piercing is a must!

Playing with the body is cool…but playing with the health, hygiene and fitness isn’t good!

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

The world of fashion is never constant. It keeps on changing with different trends. While some stay here for short duration, the other repeats time after time. One such trend that has been in news and has been adorned by the people all over the world is piercing.

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Fashion trends keep on changing now and then. Well, tattoo are becoming common these days, hence I thought to go for something new and different. The option which appealed me the most was the piercing. I started surfing for it online and the first thing i confronted with was the definition of piercing.

What Wikipedia says?

 “Body piercing, a form of body modification is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice”

How it started?

You can now imagine how scary it was, as it featured words like ‘cut’, ‘puncture’, etc. The same moment I got a clear idea that it was going to be painful. But, I was not in a mood to step back. Therefore, I decided to move further and look for what all is going good in piercing. I found that there are so many types of piercing styles, including ear piercing, facial piercing, lip piercing, oral piercing, surface piercing and many others.

What I selected?

I was bit confused which one to go for. The one which attracted was the labret piercing, which is sub type of facial piercing. Generally, it is known as a tongue pillar. The reason being it is done just above the chin and below your bottom lip. Earlier, this style of piercing was reserved for the men of higher strata only. However, now it is common among men and women both.

To explain better, I would like to share here that labret piercing is actually an adornment, attached to the labrum. It has been a popular form of body piercing throughout the years. Pierced through the lower lip, it is unique in itself. Most of the people prefer getting it done at the center part of lower lip. But, nowadays people love to get side labret piercing. In fact it is considered as a symbol of style and self-empowerment. Isn’t that great!

The war between pain and style!

When I visited the piercing parlor, the professional introduced me to different types of labret piercings. Yes, I was again in dilemma. The most famous ones were spider bite piercing, snake bite piercing, lip labret piercing, etc. Basically, these variations were based on the position of the piercing area. Among all the styles, I opted for the lip labret piercing. It was elegant, modish and classy.

After all this, I now feared of only one thing, and that was the pain. I asked a silly question, “Will it pain”, to which he answered with a smile “not much”. However, I knew that it was going to be miserable for me. The professional understood that I was going to make his work tough. For this he suggested me to use a numbing solution. I wasn’t quite sure about its effects and side- effects. But as I had no other option, I said ‘yes’ to it.

Was Dr.Numb effective?

He applied Dr. Numb to the skin surface before the he started with the process of piercing. I felt like everything was numb in that particular area. Then he marked the spot to be pierced and my lip was pulled away from the jaw with help of a clamp. I knew that something was going on, but I didn’t felt any paining sensation. Later he pushed the jewelry through the lip after pushing the piercing needle through it. Very gently he completed the process. And I was left with a beautiful lip labret piercing job done.

If you are also looking forward to get a body piercing done, but have been postponing the idea just because of pain you can count on a reliable numbing solution. It worked for me and hopefully, will work for you too!