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5 Tips For Getting A Piercing For The First Time

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Getting a piercing for the first time can be a daunting experience and much like everything you do for the first time in life, it’s useful to be prepared. Doing your own research on what to expect from a piercing is good but you’ll never truly know what it feels like until you experience it for yourself.

Of course, everyone’s pain tolerance is different too, so it’s worth knowing what you can handle and what might be worth avoiding. Here are some helpful tips for getting a piercing for the first time.

5 Tips For Getting A Piercing For The First Time

1. Plan ahead: When do you want to get a piercing?

Are you looking at getting a piercing straight away or is this a plan for the future? It might be that you’ve not quite decided what piercing you want. Like tattoos, some body piercings can be expensive, especially when choosing the right piece of jewellery.

With that in mind, think about when you want to get the piercing so that you’ve got plenty of time to save and plan ahead for it. Most piercings don’t need any downtime after but it might be worth booking off time so that you can relax after the appointment at least.

An ear with several piercings with jewellery in them.
Photo by Kimia Zarifi on Unsplash

2. Look for the best body piercers and body piercing studios

When getting a piercing, it’s important to do your research because you’re putting your body in the hands of the body piercer. While body piercings can heal and are only invasive on a smaller scale compared say to a plastic surgery treatment, a bad body piercer can still do a botched job.

Take a look for the best body piercers on the market and body piercing studios in your area. Read the reviews and make sure they’re the right match for you.

3. Know what your pain tolerance is

What is your pain tolerance when it comes to getting any form of piercing done? It’s a good idea to know how much pain you can take because, like tattoos, there are piercings that are going to be incredibly much more painful than others.

Some might just be mild discomfort and might be bearable enough, so it’s worth doing your research or speaking to others who’ve had the piercing that you’re looking to get.

4. Pick out the piece of jewellery you want

Next up, you’ll want to pick out a piece of jewellery that you want for the piercing. This is an important step because you don’t want to end up with something that a few days later while healing, you no longer like.

Make sure to test the jewellery against your skin and keep it by your skin for a few minutes to get used to it.

5. Make sure to be prepared for the aftercare

Finally, you’ll want to look at all the aftercare that’s required to ensure the piercing heals properly. Look at how to clean septum piercing at home for example, if this is the type of piercing you’re after. There are plenty of how-to guides online but you should also ask the body piercer for advice too.

These 5 tips will help make getting a piercing for the first time more enjoyable and a seamless process from start to finish.

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