Piercing Care and Risks

Risks of Stretching a Piercing

There are risks with anything you do to the body. When stretching a piercing, there are three basic risks. 1. Blow–outs may occur if you stretch too quickly. If the piercing hasn’t had proper time to heal, and you stretch, a blowout may occur. Basically, the skin tunnel is forced out the back of the piercing, which causes an extra piece of skin tissue around the edge of the stretched piercing. The skin will continue to grow with further stretching. […]

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Will A Stretched Piercing Shrink?

This is a question that you should really ask yourself before you decide to stretch any piercing. If you think there is some possibility or potential that you may want to shrink a stretched piercing, it’s not recommended that you stretch it to begin with. You should go into every stretch as though it will not shrink back. It isn’t impossible for a gauged piercing to shrink, but not everyone will have the same experience. […]

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Tongue Piercing Care

Tongue piercings are one of the more popular piercings. Depending on your pain tolerance, the actual pain of getting your tongue pierced will vary, but for the most part, getting a tongue ring is relatively painless. Generally, the tongue will swell, but again the amount of swelling will vary per person. If the barbell is placed further back on the tongue, you may experience more swelling, but for the most part, it will take about 8 […]

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