Piercing Care and Risks

Piercing Gun or Piercing Needle

When getting a new piercing, it’s been fairly common practices at local malls and even in some doctor’s offices to use piercing guns. For a while, even tattoo shops used piercing guns. But, more recently, piercing needles have been the norm in tattoo shops and for a good reason. Piercing Guns Pros It’s convenient to go to a local mall shopping. It can be cheaper to get a piercing at the mall or at a […]


Ear Blowout

When stretching your ears, you want to make sure that they heal in-between each stretch. If you do not give your body enough time to heal properly, you run into risks that may, or may not, be reversible. A blowout occurs when you stretch too much, too fast. Basically, the pressure on the inside of the piercing is too much, and the hole deforms by twisting inside out. The inside tissues are pushed outward, which […]


Infected Lip Piercing

An infection is one of the most common risks and problems with getting a lip piercing. Signs of an infected lip piercing start with pain and swelling. An infected piercing may be sore to the touch, discharge a yellow or green puss, or be excessively red around the jewelry. If you think that your piercing is infected, use listerine or salt wash after you eat. You’ll also want to clean the outside of the piercing […]


Infected Ear Piercing

When you get an ear piercing, some discomfort, redness, and swelling is expected. Normal healing will involve dried lymph and drainage. But, if you have excessive redness, swelling, heat, pain, and pus, you may have an infected piercing. Normal healing will have a clear or pale yellow drainage and a little bit of blood, whereas an infected piercing will have a darker coloring along with blood. Generally, an infected ear piercing is caused by playing […]


Infected Tongue Piercing

A tongue piercing is pretty simple to heal, but if you do not care for a new tongue piercing, you may experience an infection. Depending on when you catch the infection, it can become quite severe. Signs of a tongue ring infection include mild swelling, tongue discoloration, pus discharge, pain, redness, and bleeding. You will experience redness, swelling, and bleeding after getting your tongue pierced, but if these signs persist or worsen, an infection may […]


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