If you’ve been considering getting your nose pierced, there are many factors to consider; maybe you’re afraid of the pain, unsure of how you’ll look with a new piercing, have metal allergies, or are underage.
The tragus is the small piece of cartilage that partially covers the ear canal. If you’ve decided to have your tragus pierced, it’s important that you keep the hole clean and free from bacteria and infection-causing germs.
A tongue piercing takes about three to four weeks to heal. During that time, it’s important to watch what you eat and how you eat it. You’ll have to stick to softer, blander foods and chew slowly.
A septum piercing goes through the tip of your nose between the nostrils. Septum piercings look great but aren’t always appropriate for school, work, or when a visiting conservative grandparent. You shouldn’t remove your new septum piercing for at least 6-8 weeks, but you can make it look more discreet and avoid it getting inflamed during this time.
An industrial piercing is usually in the upper cartilage of the ear. It consists of two individual piercings that are connected by a rod. Industrial piercings can easily become infected if they are not properly cleaned and cared for.
Cartilage piercings on ears and noses are prone to getting “bumps” – small, raised scars around the exit holes of the piercing. Sometimes they are caused by loose or incorrect jewelry, by rough handling, or by piercing with a piercing gun.
The issue of body piercing is presenting no small challenge to many a contemporary parent. For what has long been an issue of only ear piercing and limited to women, has now been extended to men and to almost every imaginable part of the body capable of being pierced.
There are several emotions you may experience when you’re about to get a fresh piercing: anxiety, fear, excitement, joy. But it’s rare that entering a piercing studio induces a sense of tranquility.
Planning for a piercing can be a dubious task, mainly because everyone has an opinion. Your work bestie complains her ear cartilage hurts every day, while a frenemy on Instagram raves about her nipple piercing.