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Body Piercing Aftercare

Art is loose concept and every person has the right to see it as he wants. For somebody art should bring only pleasant feelings of beauty and spirit of the innocent world. For others art is everything that a human being creates with his imagination and gifts. Body piercing is also an art. Done properly it decorated the body and its rich history speaks for itself. Many civilizations and tribes have been experiencing body piercing for various reasons. African and Native American tribes practiced tongue and lip piercing. Egyptians pierced their noses and ears (it is proved by the found mummies with several piercings in ears and nose). The Ancient Roman pierced nipples and genitals and it was mentioned in Kama Sutra.
Nowadays more and more people go for body piercing. Today's youth embrace the piercing of the body and it is popular among people of different ages all over the world. Some may find piercing freaky but for most people it has already become attractive type of body decoration. But we should remember that piercing may also be the way to infect the body and it's important to start proper aftercare as soon as you get it. The risks of infection and irritation always present but if you (1) do the piercing in sterile trusted piercing shop by the professional and (2) follow all body piercing aftercare recommendations, everything will be great.
It is unadvisable to apply any creams, ointments and astringents on new piercing because you may consider it a wound. Semen and saliva as well as other bodily fluids should be kept away from the piercing to avoid developing of infection.
The piercing shouldn't be touched by anyone including you for the first few days.
You shouldn't take the starter jewelry until the piercing is completely healed. If you take it out earlier than inside healing processes are over, you may create a new wound that will be healing much longer once again.
The usage of petroleum jelly may lead to the growth of bacteria. Don't use it as well as you shouldn't use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to avoid scarring.
Avoid any spicy food if you have pierced your lips or the tongue. If you chew tobacco or smoke, it's also better for you to stop at least the piercing is slightly healed.
Avoid submerging your piercing in water. Cover it with waterproof bandage if you need to stay in water for some time. Avoid contacts with sand, lotions, tanning oils and direct sunlight.
Drink less coffee and avoid drugs.
Don't use spray and cosmetics on and around new piercing.
And don't over clean it- it should be cleaned as many times as your piercer said.
The way you clean your piercing depends on its type but there are some common recommendations on cleaning. Use antiseptic lotion to wash your hands, use a cotton ball and warm water to wipe the dirt around the pierced area. In few days after the piercing procedure, you may rinse it with anti-bacterial soap water. Dry it well with a paper towel. After several weeks or months if you feel no pain on touch, you may rotate the piercing around gently. There are special piercing cleaning and healing solutions that will help the healing process run faster.

Piercing Tips
 Body Piercing Tips
Body piercing jewelry is a popular way of expressing the individuality these days and a growing number of people go for body piercing to show the beauty of their body, to become more attractive and add sexy look to their style. And the most ...
 Bridge Piercing Tips
There are so many body piercing types available nowadays that it's sometimes difficult to decide what part of the body and how you want to pierce. Of course, some piercing types are more common and some are less popular. Nostril piercing is ...
 Cartilage Piercing Jewelry
People have been decorating their bodies to look more attractive since ancient times. If we go back to the beginning of times when men were hunters and women were fire keepers, men wore amulets from tusks and other animal parts to show their...
 Chin Piercing
Among variety of body piercing types some youngsters choose the most unique and rare types to look different and attractive. There are many types of facial piercing and they have always attracted people because the face is the place where we...
 Ear Piercing Tips
Body piercing is the hit nowadays and the most common piercing is piercing of the ear. There are different ear piercing types and all of them require special aftercare and cleaning during healing period. It's up for you to decide whether you...
 Industrial Piercing Tips
There are different types of body piercing nowadays and people of different ages and sexes, social positions and lifestyles find something for them to look more attractive and express the personality with piercing. Some prefer classical pier...
 Lip and Tongue Piercing Tips
Generations of people have invented different ways of beautifying and these days we wear stylish clothes, do make-up, add accessories and wear jewelry. For many centuries people have been piercing their body to protect themselves from the ev...
 Nose Piercing Aftercare Recommendations
The popularity of body piercing has been rowing for few decades and the Western world and its social groups have accepted almost all piercing types. In recent times there are several piercings that have become a fashion statement and nose pi...
 Nostril Piercing Tips
Body piercing helps us look attractive and stylish. Among available body piercing types we may choose almost everything we want. Any part of the body can be pierced in this or that way. Some piercing types are more popular and some are less,...
 Nostril Piercing Tips - Which Side to Pierce
Nose piercing is a fashion statement nowadays and there are girls and guys, men and women all over the world who have their noses pierced. There are three types of nose piercing- s...
 Oral Piercing Types
Body piercing is a part of history and culture. And there have been traditions of body puncturing since ancient times. People have been piercing their bodies for various reasons and if in the ancient world there were mostly religious and sym...
 Septum Piercing Tips
Among different types of body piercing available nowadays, there are some that remind us ancient times and tribal aggressive lifestyle more than others. Septum piercing is an e...
 Sternum Piercing
Body piercing is a sign of independence, freedom, defiance and sex appeal for many teens nowadays and they like unusual and unique piercing. The risk of rejection or infection doesn't stop them from getting risky piercing types as well as th...
 Surface Piercing Types
People have popularized body piercing jewelry and don't stop creating new piercing types. Surface piercings are the latest fashion and if you are interested in getting it you sho...
 Wrist Piercing
There are so many types of piercing nowadays that it's almost impossible to make the choice. Some piercings have already become so popular that the interest to them is falling. But people don't stop inventing new piercing types and the lates...

Piercing Common Problems
 Boils and abscesses
When bacteria develop in the tissue and spread to the white blood cells, boils and abscesses are formed. Abscesses develop inside the tissue of the skin and might rupture, which would spread infection in the body. As compared to this...
Infections usually develop when the area of the piercing is tender and fresh. Bacteria and fungi build up at the area and lead to an infection. The body tries to resist this infection by building up white blood cells. Many times, red...
 Metal hypersensitivity
Sensitivity to nickel has been increasing over time. The government in certain countries is monitoring the metals used for body piercing. Irrespective of whether you are sensitive to a certain metal or not, it is always better to use hypoall...
When the jewelry moves to a different position from where it was initially placed, it is called 'migration'. The migrating jewelry tends to move an extremely short distance from its initial position. This situation is also known as 'parking'...
Sometimes, when the skin is cleansed more than necessary using a strong cleanser, it might cause the skin to become very soft and have a plastic-like shine to it. Pus-like liquid might emanate from the area of the piercing. Cleansing the are...
When a piercing is healing, even after the skin tissue heals, it sometimes does not match the tissue around it. The thickness of the healed skin tissue and the scarring patterns differ from one person to another. If a piercing is worn fo...
 Stretching and associated problems
When the diameter of the fistula is enlarged, it is known as stretching of the piercing. In such a situation, the tissue stretches to such an extent that the user can wear jewelry having a larger gauge. The area where the piercing is done af...