Physique piercing is fast evolving as one of the most common fashion trends in the contemporary world. People are piercing body parts such as tongue, lips and nose in order to be in line with the latest fashion trends. If you are planning to stab your ears, nose, eyebrows or any other body part, it is advisable to take care of health and safety implications before grabbing a needle. We are listing ten most important safety precautions, which will make sure that the piercing does not cause a potential life-threatening infection.
These are as under:
1) Undertake expert help for piercing:
If you are interested in swimsuit wear or sports watches, you will be advised to surf the Internet to get all the required help. It might serve as an excellent medium to get required information regarding these desires but Internet cannot be recommended as a reliable source for things, dealing directly with your body such as piercing. You cannot simply take a needle and pierce it into your body without caring for the health implications that are usually associated with it. Thus, it advisable to undertake a professional advice before piercing and also get your body pierced by an expert. This is because the experts have proper piercing equipments that are sterilized and are also aware of physiology of individuals.
2) Seek answers from the professional:
After you have decided on piercing, consult a professional in the same way as you consult a physician to cure a disease. Ask him about the cleanliness techniques and prevention policies. As they are experts in the field, they have a proper know-how of various ways to prevent infections. Life-threatening infections such as AIDS and the hepatitis can spread through the infested needles. You can do away with fashion trends but you cannot compromise on your health. Thus, it is important to know that things that you are using on your body for mere fashion purposes are not life threatening.
3) Proper selection of the body part that is to be pierced:
If you plan to pierce your belly and your bellybutton is ‘out-type’, you cannot undertake the piercing of your belly. In order to select the safest part of body for piercing, you need to understand the physiology of your body. This can be done only by an expert, who will undertake proper physiological tests before piercing the needle. Some people have irregular position of nerves in the tongue and this prohibits them from piercing it. In the same way other body parts have deformities that are usual but can cause complications, if pierced.
4) Spare a thought about the social issues:
We all grow up and live in specific social settings. What might be acceptable to you might not be ok with your peers in the society. In addition, you might be working in an organization that is antagonistic to these fashion trends. Because you have pierced, you might face discrimination in the social settings. When you are deciding about piercing, do think about the aftermath of such an idea. It might be easy to pierce but to deal with the consequences might be a lot more difficult. Thus, it advisable to undertake piercing only if it acceptable in the society, you live in.
5) Proper selection of the physique jewelry:
You are inducing a metal into your body. It is imperative to make a proper choice of the metal because it might have long lasting health consequences. Make sure that you choose metals of highest quality or plastic materials with high carbonate. High quality physique jewelry includes high karat gold or the stainless steel that is used in the surgeries. It is advisable to avoid low quality and cheap metals, as they might breed infections and cause problems in future life.
6) Keep it clean:
After you have pierced a body part, it is essential to keep it clean. The opening that leads into the piercing should be properly cleansed, as it can become a breeding ground for the germs. This glamorous opening is taken only as a normal wound by your body and thus, cleanliness of that body part is important. This is because infections donât differentiate between glamorous holes and common punctured wounds. As these holes can be breeding grounds for the germs, you are advised to keep them clean.
7) Keep it dry:
It is important to keep the wound dry because moisture invites infections. It should be noted that the wound should be kept free from saliva, brine, chlorine water and sweat. This is because these liquids can cause infections and these infections can be really damaging. Dry wounds heal in a short time and if you risk keeping the wound wet, it will lead to infection.
8) Avoid makeup:
If you have planned to pierce your face, you are advised to avoid polluting this piercing with make-up. Make-ups are made of oils that can be potential infectious agents. When you use these cosmetics, you are inviting trouble because they might get into the piercing and cause a potential infection. Cosmetics are not good for the health of your skin; they might give an artificial glow but also lead to ruining of your skin in the long run. In order to get that short-time glow, you cannot risk the damage of your skin and also the associated infections.
9) Identify the infections that can pollute the piercing:
Even after taking all these precautions, you are still advised to keep a close watch for infections. This is because infections can be painful and can also bring in a lot of discomfort. If you keep a close watch on the infections you can not only prevent them but also cure them in an early stage. All infections are not alike but most of the infections have symptoms such as the pain, fever, inflammation, injury, redness and discharge from the injury.
10) Seek medical attention:
In case your piercing is oozing out infectious fluids, you are advised to consult a doctor before it gets worse. If the piercing gets infested with infection, only experts can determine the type and future consequences of the infection. Thus, if the physician is consulted at the right time, you can avoid dire consequences.