Are you thinking about getting a piercing? Maybe you have wanted to get your lip pierced for quite some time? Or, maybe you are thinking about jumping on the nose ring hype train? Perhaps it is your daughter who wants a piercing and you are worried?
No matter what applies, you are rightly doing your research online. The trouble is that there are a lot of myths about piercings. Fear not, though, as we are about the debunk some of the most common ones. So, let’s take a look…
Piercing guns are safe
When it comes to piercings, one of your main concerns is, no doubt, the safety of them. One thing you definitely need to avoid is the piercing gun. These guns are not safe, yet there are still some businesses that will try to get away with using them.
Why aren’t they safe? This is because the piercing gun cannot be sterilised, which is why a needle is a preferred approach.
Ear piercings are the easiest type of piercing
Well, this all depends on the type of piercing you go for! There are so many different places whereby the piercings can be placed, and there are lots of different jewellery types, for example, helix piercing earrings.
This is not said to put you off, but simply to highlight why choosing a piercing parlour with care is so important. It really is not worth the risk.
Nipple piercings make breastfeeding painful
There is a myth that breastfeeding is impacted by nipple piercings. A lot of people worry that if they have their nipples pierced, they won’t be able to breastfeed. Luckily, this is another myth!
There is no research to indicate that your ability to breastfeed a baby will be impacted in any manner if you decide to have a nipple piercing.
Unusual piercings heal slower
A lot of people will try to tell you that you should not get a piercing because it takes a long time for it to heal and there is a high risk of infection. There seems to be this general feeling that ear piercings and other out-of-the-box piercings are the quickest to heal.
This isn’t always the case. It depends on the body area. In fact, parts of the body that are usually covered are often the quickest to heal because the clothing it is covered with means there is a lower chance of infection.
As you can see, there are many different myths about piercings out there today. However, hopefully, you now feel like you have separated the fact from the fiction and you feel more confident about your decision, i.e. whether to go ahead with the piercing or not.
If you are still unsure, give yourself some more time to think about before you make your ultimate decision.