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Piercing (Overview)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn.


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Would i die from paperclip piercing?

Would i die from paperclip piercing?

No: Unless the paperclip were rusty and you were not up to date on your tetanus shot. ...Read more

Piercing (Overview)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn.


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Can I put peroxide on my piercing ?

Can I put peroxide on my piercing ?

My input is a little: different from that which you have received from the other doctors. Sometimes straight Hydrogen Peroxide can cause tissue damage if used to clean new piercings. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. ...Read more

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Getting Piercings (Checklist)

Find a licensed piercer
once
Use only stainless steel or 14k gold for your first piercing
once
If the piercing gets infected, clean it with alcohol until healed
daily
Check piercing for redness, pain, swelling, or pus
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Does piercing hurt and how is it done?

Does piercing hurt and how is it done?

Yes without anesthet: A hole is being made in your body so without anesthetic of course it hurts. The pain depends on whether the piercing is through skin only - ear lobe vs cartilage - top of ear vs muscle - tongue. ...Read more

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How do I know of my piercing is healed?

Location?: Piercing healing time varies widely depending on location of piercing. ...Read more

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Is there any danger with body piercings?

Is there any danger with body piercings?

YES ! YES! YES!!!: Common infections related to piercings include staphylococcus aureus, group a streptococcus & pseudomonas. In some situations nipple piercings have led to chronic nipple infection requiring surgical intervention. Ear piercings have led to chondritis with collapse of the external ear. Naval and nasal piercings often lead to infection. ...Read more

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What is the most painful piercing to get?

Piercing Pain: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple ; genital piercings have been described as very painful. The pain from doing the piercing is brief. ...Read more

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Could I have piercing if 15 if I look older?

Yes & ???: From a medical point of view you could; from a legal point of view it is up to your parents. ...Read more

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Are piercing safe to do it at home? Any tips?

Are piercing safe to do it at home? Any tips?

Do not recommend: doing self-piercings or "bathroom surgeries". It can lead to infection. ...Read more

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Will getting dimple piercing give you dimples?

Will getting dimple piercing give you dimples?

No: No, it does not. It just gives you a hole in your skin. ...Read more

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Dimple piercing what can I do to lessen the pain?

NSAID: You can try taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Ensure that you watch the piercing for any signs of infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: piercing?

What is the definition or description of: piercing?

Body modification: Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn. ...Read more

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How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

?Allergy: Not sure exactly what you mean by "rejecting". It is possible that you have a nickel allergy. Most piercing jewelry is made of a nickel alloy. It is a common metal to which one can develop an allergy. This could also be an infection so you should have this examined. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on piercing my 4 month olds years?

Any recommendations on piercing my 4 month olds years?

Wait till consents: I believe that, like tattoos, changing the appearance permanently should be made as an adult. Also, causing pain unnecessarily to kids is a slippery slope. Don't do it and wait. What if there were serious complications? How would you be able to forgive yourself? Not worth it, for either of you. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

Piercing Problesm: Common infections related to piercings include Staphylococcus aureus, group A Streptococcus & Pseudomonas. In some situations nipple piercings have led to chronic nipple infection requiring surgical intervention. Ear piercings have led to chondritis with collapse of the external ear. Naval and Nasal piercings often lead to infection. ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with multiple body piercings?

What health risks are associated with multiple body piercings?

Many: One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection & lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or > ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could clean a barely new bought piercing?

Piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. Are you referring to the jewelry? ...Read more