Body piercings are more common than ever now, almost everyone has a body piercing even young babies get pierced within the first few months of life. Though body piercings are common like anything else in life there can be complications. These complications can be avoided when you take the proper precautions before getting pierced. Generally the ear lobe piercing is less risky than any other body piercing, but should still be treated as any other body piercing. Before you get pierced, you need to make sure you do your research, and know the risks before you get pierced to know how to avoid those risks.
Allergic reactions: This has to be by far the most common complication after a body piercing. When choosing your body jewelry make sure you choose carefully, if you have sensitive skin or you are allergic to certain metals you need to make sure you are pierced with high quality jewelry. We recommend that you get pierced with Bio-flex jewelry or solid titanium. Bio-flex body jewelry is a light weight flexible piece of jewelry that is great to use for any initial piercing, people that get pierced with bio-flex have less of a chance of infection, since the material is so soft it helps expedite the healing process as well. Titanium jewelry is also highly recommended amongst professional body piercers as it weighs less than surgical steel and is highly resistant again corrosion and is less likely to react to bodily fluids. Using titanium body jewelry and bio flex jewelry you can lower your chances of migration, infection, and rejection of the jewelry.
Skin Infections: Skin infections are pretty common as well but skin infections, but that can be prevented with the proper aftercare of the piercing. Make sure you follow the instructions of your piercer and take good care of your piercing. Clean your piercing twice a day until it is completely healed. Do not change or remove the jewelry until a professional has cleared you to do so.
Tearing or Trauma: As we know body piercings can get caught on objects and get snagged or pulled, you must be careful with your new piercing not to snag it or tear the piercing as this can cause great trauma to the area requiring removal or even stitches.
Make sure you are ready for the responsibility of the piercing. The next step is to find a reputable and clean shop to get your piercing. Once you have been pierced if you take care your piercings properly, you shouldn’t have any issues. Good luck on your new piercing!