History of piercing dates
back to the roman
empire, 200 - 400 A.D. In Africa piercings are
common as far as time goes back for religious
and cultural reasons.They pierced their nose because they
believed that a demon flew up it
and made the person sick.
also occurred among tribes in New Guinea, India, Indonesia,
North and South America, Australian Aborigines, Amazon and
North American Indians for hundreds of years.
a huge come back in recent years, almost any part of skin
or flesh can be pierced, listed below you can see the most
common modifications practiced nowadays.
PAs (Prince Alberts)
Inner Labia Piercings
Outer Labia Piercings
Yes, it does. However, a piercing done by a
only take a few seconds,
which means the pain is very minimal. Of course it depends on
the placement of the piercing. It hardly ever
hurts in a tongue or ear.
Nipples and genital piercings definitely are more
How is a piercing done?
The procedure is
quite simple, but the proper knowledge is what is
The area of skin to be pierced must be cleansed thoroughly with a medical skin disinfectant.
Marking a precise spot for the piercing itself is very important for
health reasons and for the overall look. Improper placement can
cause unnecessary rejections. A specially designed
needle (carrying the jewelry in the back) is
quickly pushed into the marked spot. The needle is then
pulled through without any further discomfort.
No! A gun should never be used for any body or
facial piercing. Piercing guns are inaccurate, more painful and not
as safe as properly sterilized needles.
Why do I have to sign a release form?
The release form is a type of communication as well as consent. By signing the release
form, you are letting the studio know that:
You understand the seriousness of piercing.
You are in good physical and personal
health. You are at least the age of consent.
|Q.: Are there any body piercing schools?
Yes there are.
Check out Body Designs or
The Fakir for more info on that topic.
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What kind of jewelry should I use?
The type of metal used in producing
jewelry is of great importance. The metal must be hypo-allergenic
and must be unaffected by body fluids, tissue, fresh and salt water,
oils, lubricants, soaps, shampoos, etc..
Surgical stainless steel is ideal to
use in the body.
Surgical stainless steel is silver in color and
meets all of listed requirements. A colorful alternative to
stainless steel is niobium. Correct measurements are proper for healing ( Gage and
Q.: How do I take care of it?
The piercing needs
to be cleaned with
a gentle antibacterial soap twice a day and sea salt soaks 1-2
times a month during healing. The time of the healing
process depends on the placement and how well your body excepts
|Q.: What should I do in case of infection?
Infections rarely occur if the guidelines of the aftercare sheet are followed.
If you get an infection, it is very
important that you leave the jewelry in the piercing. Contact
the piercer or your doctor in case of an infection. REMEMBER,
no question is a stupid question if its concerning your body.
Why is the service expensive?
expensive part of the piercing will be the jewelry. The
piercing fee usually covers the cost of all medical supplies,
sterilization and a clean environment.
|Q.: Why did I get rejected by the piercer?
You are under the influence of drugs or
will serve a client who seems to be under the influence
any kind of drugs or alcohol.
You request a
piercing in an area that may reject the ring
may cause a possible
health risk. You are on certain medications, have
allergic reactions or you have
health problems that may interfere with your piercing.
You are under the age of consent.
Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body
YES. Piercing needles are brand new and autoclaved also. So is the
jewelry used in a new piercing.
Once a needle is used, it is disposed of in a "sharps" container which is collected by a medical waste handling service, once the container is filled.
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