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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.

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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
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!

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Piercing Aftercare Tips

Piercing has been a part of various cultures including Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans since long. They got their bodies decorated with piercings and tattoos for seeking attention or to protect them from evil.
But piercing comes with many risks and complications and thus proper care is needed to avoid any complication. The following blog post describes the aftercare instructions which are must to follow for avoiding any complications.

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Hollywood Loves Piercing

Hollywood Celebs Go Pierced!

Being an ancient form of body art, piercing is now becoming highly popular among the celebrities. Not in one or two, it has been famous in various cultures and has been practiced at some time or the other. Let’s have a look, what celebrities love to adorn!

Hollywood Loves Piercing

Do you like to see your favorite movie star in a magazine, having a bunch of unknown piercings? Of course you do. Nowadays, a number of stars are indulging themselves in getting different types of body art done to them. While some switch to the all time famous tattooing art, the other trend to rule over the heart of the people is piercing.

Remember, when Hannah Montana rocked at a concert wearing piercings all over her body. This is not only one example, there are many other celebrities uncovering their secret body jewelry now and then.

There is a long list of famous singers, models, actors, actresses, etc. who adorn some type of piercing on their body part. As a consequence, the fans of these celebs are motivated to get a piercing and they follow their favorite stars. For example, if their idol goes for a nose piercing, they will get the one done very soon. And due to this fact, the amount of body jewelry in the youngsters has increased rapidly over the last few years.

Checkout some amazing stars with their exceptional piercings here:

Perrie Edwards: This beautiful lady recently got studded and nowadays she shows off her bizarre neck piercing everywhere she goes.

Perrie Edwards Piercing

Grabbed the first look of her piercing at Little Mix’s gig in California, she looked just fabulous. Also, she got a new nose stud, which complements her look in a unique way.

Miley Cyrus: She went under knife to get her locks chopped and then to show them off, piercing was the way out. The gorgeous lady also adorns several ear piercings and a nose piercing. She knows how to carry off them beautifully.

Miley Cyrus Piercing

Having around 10 piercings, i.e.5 on the lobe, a nose piercing, 3 on the cartilage, and a belly button piercing, she is a popular star.

Pink: The pop rocker, Pink is well-known for her different style of piercing. From her tragus, ear, to other parts of her body, she is very fond of this body art.

Pink Face Piercing

Her all time favorite the tragus- the perforation projecting in the front of ear canal has been followed by her huge fan following, due to the fact it is bit pain free. She is a rock star and very well knows how to pull of her piercings.

Lady Gaga: The famous singer always loves to be in news for something or the other. Attention-craving star has been constantly found parading around in different styled costumes to be always in the limelight.

Lady Gaga Piercing

Her courage to reveal what piercings she has is astounding.

Rihanna: She is a true showstopper. While you love her for her graceful performances, you will fall in love with Rihanna’s isn’t piercings too.

Rihana pirecing

Being a crazy talented and beautiful singer, she opted for a sheer ensemble purposefully to show off her piercing.

Demi Lovato: She kept it simple and sweet. Yes, it is about her frequently sported small nose stud. Isn’t that a tasteful way to get a piercing done!

Demi Lovato Piercing

She is one of the stars who have suffered from both depression and cutting, but now once again she is all set to rock the world. Making a comeback to the topping charts, she is known for her courage to speak out about her personal tribulations.

Fergie: Getting different from the world is what Fergie loves to be. And therefore, she opted for an eyebrow ring.

Fregie Eyebro Ring

The famous singer blended it a bit and tried to make it almost ethereal.

Drew Barrymore: She has been famous for her wild past. And then she earned fame with a tongue ring. While she got it to play a character in “Whip It”.

Drew Barrymore - Tongue Piercing

However, she decided to keep it afterwards too. She rocked her ring on film, on some talk shows, and even on the red carpet as well.

Thus, if you are planning to get it done, you can consider your favorite star style and flaunt your style just like they do!

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!

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!