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Most everybody you see walking down the street has a piercing jewelry whether it is in the ears or another part of the body. These piercings are a way that people can express themselves to others. They can be used for individual looks or to represent religious beliefs. They could also mark a day in the person's life, perhaps their birthday or marriage. There are as many reasons for piercings as the many people who have them. Many tend to go with just the traditional body piercings but several new ones have begun to show up as well. Could these piercings be for you too? Here are some good ways to make sure you get the right kind of piercing done the right way.
Body Piercing Instructions
The most common piercings to get are the ear, eyebrow, navel, and nose. An ear piercing usually takes anywhere from a month to six weeks to heal. Having them done professionally can help you to avoid any problems. If you decide to do these piercings on your own, however, there are some steps you can follow to minimize your infection rate.
Gather ice, a safety pin, alcohol, a marking pen, and an earring stud together before you start. Place the pin in the alcohol for at least thirty minutes to make sure it is germ free when you get ready to use it. Color a dot on your ear with the marking pen to signify where you want the earring to be placed. After using the ice for numbing the area for at least ten to fifteen minutes, you push the safety pin through the earlobe and allow it to stay for about ten minutes. Then take the pin out and replace it with an earring stud. While it is healing, make sure to clean it two to three times a day with alcohol and twist in both directions to make sure it is staying loose and obstruction free. Wash your hands before and after every step to insure low contamination of the area.
For eyebrow piercings, you may need to have someone help. You will need a long needle, alcohol, and eyebrow ring, and some neosporin cream. These are common to the navel piercings below. Clean the eyebrow area completely with alcohol. Pinch up the skin at the corner of the eyebrow that you want to pierce. Gently push the needle through to the other side. After you have the needle completely through, let it stay for a few minutes and start to get the brow ring ready. Take the ring and push it in through the same hole you have made with the needle. Fasten together once it is on the other side. As with all new piercings, clean two to three times a day with alcohol to prevent infection. These can take from a month to three months to heal.
Navel piercing may be a little easier to do, because it is easier to see what you are doing. You will need a piercing instrument such as a needle, alcohol, a belly ring or gold belly stud, and some neosporin cream. If you have a belly button that sticks out, this may not be a good idea to try. Ask a professional first. Wash your hands before and after every step to insure cleanliness. Clean the navel area with the alcohol first to reduce microbes on the skin surface. Pull out the skin you want to pierce, and insert the needle all the way through the skin. Leave the needle in place for a few minutes while you get the belly stud ready. Take the stud and follow the same path as the needle all the way through to the other side as you take the needle out. Then screw on the top of the stud to hold it in place. Clean it two to three times a day with alcohol moving it up and down so you can clean the shaft of the stud as well. These piercings can take up to six months to heal because it is a fairly used spot - bending over, carrying items, and standing against things. These can all cause it to heal slower than normal.
Are you still stuck to the traditional ideas of adorning yourself? Shun them before being labeled archaic and old fashioned. And, if your perception of body piercing jewelry is that it is only worn by someone a little “different”, that perception is absolutely false. Body jewelry has slowly evolved as a fashion statement everyone wishes to flaunt.