Picking Your First Piercing: How To Go About Choosing
Author: Admin Date Posted:23 May 2019
So you’ve decided to go in for your first piercing. Stellar! You must be stoked! Piercings are huge here in Straya as well as in the rest of the world. You have everyone from scientists to celebrities making the best of piercing trends and enhancing their aesthetic with the right piercings and jewellery.
If you’ve decided you want to do the same, we’ve got a few things you might want to think about and keep in account when going about the business!
Where Will You Get It From
When it comes to body piercing, the first thing you want to be super careful about is hygiene.
Getting a piercing from an unhygienic place or a dodgy setup leaves you at a great risk of contracting an infection. Don’t underestimate how bad this can be. If you contract the wrong bacterial, you’re done for. In most cases, you would lose the piercing however in extreme cases you could lose a little more than that depending on where your piercing is located.
The first thing you want to do before anything else is single out a few places that you know are hygienic and reliable to get your piercing done.
What Position Do You Want It On?
Once you have zeroed in on a place that is clean where professionals know what they are doing, it’s time to decide on placement.
As a company dealing in piercings and jewellery, our recommended first time piercing position is your earlobe.
We say this for three reasons—it’s the least painful; it heals quickly; and it lets you learn how to care for a piercing in a simple placement before graduating to other stuff. It gives you a sense of what to expect from other piercings you may want to get.
That being said, you could also go in for an eyebrow or cartilage piercing as a first time option. Though there are numerous other placements, they may require a little extra care so keeping it simple the first time may help.
What Kind of Exposure Are You Looking At?
Last, but not least, you want to keep in mind the kind of exposure to the elements as well as other things you face on a regular basis. This will help decide if or not you should get certain piercings as well as give you a sense of the extent of care the same will require.
If you work somewhere that you are exposed to a lot of mud and dust, you might not want to get something that will take a long time to heal. Alternatively, if you have a baby, you might not want to get your cartilage done as that is an area babies tend to pull at!
Look into what exposure your new piercing may face from day to day and decide what you should get accordingly.
Once you’re clear on the points above and have finalised a position for your first piercing, we come to choosing materials. The best jewellery stores online or otherwise will likely allow you to choose from a range of jewellery materials.
Make sure you pick something that your body agrees with and will not cause a reaction. Basically something comfortable that you are not allergic to! Again, make sure you buy from a reliable vendor as shady places might tell you that you’re buying one material but offer you another!
When you’re done picking placement, making aftercare arrangements, and looking into materials, the last thing on your list is design. This one’s easy. Pick and choose a jewellery design you feel suits your personal preference and aesthetic and voila! You’re good to go!
If you’re located in New Zealand or Straya; you can get all your body piercing jewellery including bars, nose rings, ear rings and more from our online shop so do drop by!