Body piercing and wearing jewelry has been popular, especially among women, for ages. Women shop for jewelry for ears, the nose, the tongue, and belly buttons, among the range of body parts they seek to adorn. Many jewelry pieces need piercing into the body. While some women and men see body piercing as tradition, it is a fashion trend for many.
However, jewelry and body decoration need to be safe for health. It is important to know the hidden dangers of piercing. Before you shop for your favorite belly ring, make sure you have read up on the threats caused by body piercing and the jewelry used.
Dangers Caused by Body Piercing
If body piercing is about expressing your identity in an elegant manner, then may the expression solely be elegant and not interrupted by any hidden dangers. People have a passion for being trendy — for wonderful belly rings and other jewelry. However, body piercing and jewelry must be safe. Let us see the various threats caused either by body piercing or by body piercing jewelry. Women and men interested in body piercing and jewelry worn in piercings are advised to read this before going in for body piercing or shopping for belly rings or any other jewelry.
When an untrained person does the piercing, the danger becomes high. Untrained staff in body piercing shops or parlors may not be able to detect previously infected area and repierce an area where an old piercing might create health hazards. Untrained piercers may not recognize any crucial vein or nerve while making the puncture. This may lead to severe injury or sometimes be fatal. You must ensure the training of piercer. Many times, an unskilled piercer may conduct a body piercing that may grow abnormal scar tissue in the pierced area and the growths called keloids. These keloids might require surgery for their removal.
Body piercing jewelry like belly rings, nose rings, earrings, and tongue or lip studs also might cause harmful effects on a person’s health. In many cases, the metals used in jewelry can cause severe infections. Some belly rings, naval rings, and other jewelry made of nickel are found to be dangerous and cause itching, redness, and rashes due to allergic reactions termed as contact dermatitis. These infections, if not treated immediately, might cause infections.
The most hazardous threat of body piercing is from a piercing needle that is not properly sterilized, leading to women and men contracting severe diseases like hepatitis C and HIV.
Ways to Shop for Body Piercing
It may be just a small nose plug or a shiny belly ring or a tongue stud, you must ensure that you've done enough research on the body piercing shop and the belly ring or other jewelry before buying it. Follow these tips when you shop.
- Check the quality of metal used in the belly ring or any other piercing jewelry.
- Shop from a reputable place. Check with the local health department about the standard of the shop from where you buy belly rings or nose plugs. This should also be done for the piercing parlor.
- So, shop for your belly ring after becoming aware about the dangers of piercing and the precautions to prevent any danger caused by the piercing.
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