There are fundamentally three kinds of people in the world, the piercing lovers, the tattoo fanatics, and those who do not care for either. The two first groups of people could very well merge as one, as it is prevalent to find a tattoo fanatic with one or more piercings. But we shall not since there are people with piercings who do not have tattoos!
In this piece, we will look at the various types of body piercings people have and the best way to take care of them, for both the short and long-term. So without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
This is the most common type of body piercing, and the majority of women worldwide have at least one ear piercing in each ear. The modest ones go for only a pair or two max, but the bold one fills the whole ear lobe.
Ear piercings are a person’s preferences, and you chose what kind to get. Most people go with the simple needle-wide prick while others opt for the hanging lobe loop. There are also helix earrings, forward helix piercing, the snug, the diath, and the rook, among others.
After getting your ears professionally pieced, which in most cases is done by a gun, you need to clean it every day with a ball of clean cotton wool with surgical spirit. You should also twist the stud put to avoid build-up of dust. After it has healed, you are free to change the stud, perhaps go for a new set of loops or studs from Pierce Off Body Jewellery store.
Nose piercings are not only done for beauty purposes but in some cultures, it is considered a sign of fertility in women. Today, however, nose rings and studs are not only specific for the female gender alone; men are also getting them. They have become more of a fashion statement rather than a cultural stance.
There are two main types of nose piercings: the traditional nostril and the more advanced septum at the noses bridge. There is also the nasallang, the Austin bar, and the rhino. Each of these piercings has different caring processes to be covered next.
Nose piercings take a while longer to heal since the piercing went through a soft bone called the cartilage. Nose piercings can be excruciatingly painful, but once they heal, they are a beauty to behold. Taking care of a nose ring is simple; you simply stay clear from dusty locations and, most importantly, avoid touching the fresh piercing.
You should also avoid changing the stud too soon as this may disrupt the healing process.
The only muscle without a bone can also get a beauty stud passed through, and the tongue will function just as it should. Tongue piercings are not for the faint-hearted since the process of getting one can be a bit scary for most. A special sharp needle is what is used for the procedure.
Contrary to the belief that a tongue ring might take longer to heal, it is actually the fastest. In just one to two weeks, you are back to normal as if you never had the procedure done. So much so, to hit this short healing time, after the prick, remember to gaggle salty water at least three times a day. The saltwater helps kill the bacteria found in the mouth that could pose as potential pathogens for infection.
The navel is a very sensitive piercing that could either take long or a short time in healing. This piercing is very sensitive, mostly because it is in a position in the body that can easily be locked up, and this lack of excellent air circulation is not suitable for healing. It slows down the process because the wound might not dry as fast as the first three kinds discussed. It is also sensitive because it can quickly get wet due to sweat and water after a shower. But do not be scared; next is how you take care of it properly.
You must keep the new piecing dry at all costs, even if it means sponge bathing for a few days. If you must take a shower, you must dry the piercing well and disinfect with a clean ball of cotton dipped in some surgical spirit. This is to kill off any lingering pathogen which may have settled after a shower or sweating.
Secondly, you must keep your hands off the piecing, just like you did for the septum rings. Thirdly, wear loose clothing that allows the free movement of air, and lastly, wear a smooth edges navel ring that will not get tangled or pulled by your clothing. While you heal, you will have to stay clear of any physical activity like swimming or exercising.
Let’s be real; the piecings named above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other unconventional types of piercings that are available today. It is no surprise to find someone with a stud pierced through their cleavage or ring finger. Undoubtfully, the piercing lovers’ group sees any surface on their bodies as a potential home to a new piercing.
Regardless, you must ensure that you follow the piecing technicians advice since different piercings may require additional treatments. The general rules are to keep the piercing dry, disinfect, and keep your hands off until it has fully healed.
Beauty truly lies in the eyes of the beholder, and so if you feel getting a tongue piercing or a new helix earring makes you happy, then go right ahead. Just make sure that you get a qualified person to get the procedure done and take care of it afterward. Also, do not forget to buy original jewellery that will make the piecing pop!