What Causes A Piercing Problem?
Throughout our blog, we have discussed many ways that aftercare helps with the healing process. Many people have wondered, “Why did my piercing get infected even though I cleaned it properly?” Well the answer lies right here in this blog. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @bodyjewelry_com and Facebook @bodyjewelrystore.
What causes a piercing problem?
Issues with your piercing be a result of several factors that include but are not limited to the following;
- Poor Hygiene and piercing conditions
Dirty environments are the brooding grounds for harmful microbes and disease causing organisms. If you patronize a body artist that operates in an un-sanitized environment without regards to simple sanitization practices, the chances are high that you would most likely develop a complication. Cleanliness does not only apply to the piercer; it is imperative that you demonstrate good hygienic practices and also commit to a dedicated regimen of piercing aftercare.
- Patronizing unprofessional body piercers
Piercing is an art that requires a substantial amount of skill and technical expertise. Employing the services of inexperienced piercers puts you at the risk of developing a complication. Some people even go as far as piercing themselves or asking friends and relatives with no experience whatsoever in body piercing to undertake the procedure for them. This practice is the leading cause of piercing complications worldwide.
- Unhealthy Lifestyle and Diet
Even after getting their piercing done by a professional and engaging in meticulous aftercare procedures, some body art enthusiasts still develop complications. The cause of this can sometimes be linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. For a piercing (or any other wound for that matter) to heal speedily and completely, the body has to be in a state of optimal performance. Unhealthy habits like smoking, poor dieting, lack of sleep put a setback to the body’s natural healing process.
- Too much aftercare
This may come as a surprise for some, but yes there is something like too much aftercare. The ideal frequency of aftercare to your healing piercing is two times daily; once in the morning and later at night. Anything above this constitutes a hazard to the quick healing of your piercing.
- Wrong Jewelry
Body jewelry comes in many sizes and forms, each substantially different from the other in terms of quality. Cheap body jewelry, like those found in the major retail stores, are often made of substandard materials and are very likely to irritate your piercing.