Sunday, October 2, 2011

Piercings

Like most forms of body art which are popular today, piercing is a form of body modification that has been around for millennia.

Mummified remains that are over 5,000 years old were discovered to be sporting earrings; nose piercings are estimated to have been around since 1500 BC, and the first mentions of nipple piercings can be found in writings from Ancient Rome.

While piercings in these eras were often done with religious motives in mind or to signify status within a society or a rite of passage undergone, people today tend to get body piercings mostly for decorative reasons.

Young people often want to make a statement about their personality and individuality with an unusual piercing and the possibilities when it comes to piercing body parts are endless.

Having your ears pierced is an extremely common and easy practice, however, creating openings in your skin on other body parts can sometimes come with risks and should be done by a specialist. Piercings are considered a true art form.

Before you get pierced you should be 100% sure it is what you really want and make sure the piercer/body modification specialist is REPUTABLE and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, and that the person uses BRAND NEW STERILE NEEDLES.

If you want to avoid major health risks, you want to make sure your artist uses brand new needles to avoid the spread of Hepatitis B or C and HIV. Also, you would like initially to get pierced with stainless steel or a safer metal to avoid any allergic reactions to other metals, for example gold, nickel or anything that looks cheap.

After your artist does these things, the rest is in the client's hands. If you want your piercing to heal properly, keep it cleaned and follow your artist's instructions. When it comes to the healing process everyone is different.

The healing time (varies) depending on body part and also person. Because we all don't heal the same. For instance, cartilage areas tend to usually take a longer time to heal compared to the softer parts of your ear.

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