Having body piercings can be both a pleasurable and satisfying experience. However, to make sure you won't regret your decision, it's important to choose the right piercing, and make you feel most comfortable. Here's a basic guide you can learn to consider before making a big decision, plus specific tips, pros, and cons for all types of piercings.
Method 1 of 4: Brainstorming
Step 1. Consider the visibility of the piercing
Ear or facial piercings can be very obvious, but for some people they can actually cause problems, for example at school or at work. If you're thinking about getting your body pierced, make sure you don't have to remove your piercing at school or at work.
If you're serious about having your piercing in an obvious location, consider temporarily hiding your piercing. Sometimes schools allow the piercing to be covered with a small bandage while waiting for it to heal
Step 2. Use temporary piercings
The temporary piercing ring can be clipped carefully to the part of the body you want to pierce, so you'll get used to seeing it.
- If you don't have a tweezer piercing, you can use a self-adhesive bead, or a small plastic piece of jewelry and stick it to your face with clear, non-toxic glue. It may seem silly, but you can observe how you look in the mirror from various angles.
- Appear in public if you wish. Ask for opinions from others. Try to see how you look in the mirror in different lighting throughout the day. At the end of the day, are you unsure about your choice of piercing location? If so, you can repeat this step again.
Step 3. Take a picture
Photograph yourself from the front as well as the other direction. See how you look with that piercing. Upload photos online to see what your friends think. Make sure the photo shows the entire face, from the front, in good lighting.
- Upload the photo in an image editor application. You can use a simple editor like Paint or a more advanced editor like Photoshop, or use an online editor like pixlr.com.
- If you don't have a thong piercing, place a black dot (or draw a ring or stud) on your face to represent the piercing. Step away from the computer and look at the picture. Choose a piercing location until you're sure that's where you want it. Experiment.
Step 4. Think about your shortcomings
While it may sound like a throwback, you can use your piercing to distract or add value to certain things that you think are flaws. For example, an uneven or chubby nose can be easily disguised with a nose piercing. You don't like the shape of your eyebrows? Try adding a ring, or diverting attention to another part of your face, such as a lip piercing.
Step 5. Bring sleep first before deciding
Don't make an instant decision. Take a few weeks to think about it. Keep experimenting with your fake piercings and make sure you like how they look. Think that you have to put in the time and effort to keep your piercing clean. Make sure you really want it.
Step 6. Consult with an experienced professional piercer
The right person to talk to about your piercing concerns and concerns is a professional piercer who is experienced and knows the ins and outs of piercing including safety against the latest blood-borne pathogens. If you do your piercing, make sure you get it treated by a professional.
Step 7. Talk to your parents, if necessary
You may need parental approval before getting any part of your body pierced. In some countries, you must be 16 to get pierced without parental consent, while in others you must be 18 to get pierced. In some places, you must be at least 14 to get a piercing, with or without parental consent.
Method 2 of 4: Ear Piercing
Step 1. Consider the basic ear lobe piercing
Ear piercings are the most common type of body piercing. Ear piercings can be seen everywhere, including in churches or at punk rock concerts. Most schools and workplaces allow ear piercing, otherwise you can easily cover it up with a hairstyle.
- Pro: Trendy and simple, basic ear lobe piercings can be a great way to introduce yourself to piercings. If you want something a little wilder, you can have your ear pierced in several places, or stretch the piercing using a gauge once it heals.
- Counter: Actually earlobe piercing isn't the most challenging option, if you're looking for something a little more "crazy". However, it was a good introduction.
Step 2. Consider a helix cartilage piercing
The cartilage at the top of your ear is usually pierced, flexible, and relatively painless. This ear area is a perfect and trendy piercing choice.
- Pro: You're piercing thin cartilage, and helix piercings are usually relatively simple and easy to clean. Helix piercings are fairly easy to match with other piercings, although they are more prominent than regular ear lobe piercings. You can pierce the helix or antihelix, which is located a little further down.
- Counter: This piercing appears slightly more prominent on your face, although it can be easily covered with certain hairstyles.
Step 3. Match it with a tragus piercing
The tragus is the cartilage in front of the ear canal, which is shaped like a small flap and partially covers the opening. Although it is a rather difficult piercing, it is very easy to see and offers unique piercing options.
- Pro: These sophisticated piercings are eye-catching. Small, tasteful studs or rings on the tragus are eye-catching. These piercings are also quite painful, so they can be a great way to show off your endurance.
- Counter: The cartilage in this area is slightly thicker than at the top of the ear, this piercing is painful. Wax buildup is also prone to occur on tragus earrings, so they must be cleaned frequently. These piercings also cause discomfort when wearing headphones, let alone wearing earphones.
The crease just above the tragus is called the daith, and piercings in this area are usually easier to perform and less painful, while looking quite similar to tragus piercings. You might consider daith, if you are concerned about pain and aftercare
Step 4. Consider conch
A conch piercing is done between the helix and earlobe, along the back edge of your ear. This is another type of piercing that is commonly done in the ear.
- Pro: As with other ear piercings, conch is relatively safe, heals quickly, and is generally easy to maintain when compared to face or body piercings. Conch will look great combined with a bar-style piercing.
- Counter: This is one of the most eye-catching piercings. You will surely notice its existence.
Step 5. Consider another cartilage piercing
There are many folds of cartilage in the ear, and on various occasions people have had one of these cartilages pierced without a problem, done by expert piercers and professionals in tattoo parlors.
If you want to get your ears pierced, buy a temporary piercing ring that you can clip to different parts of your ear to experiment. Leave it for a day or two to see if you like it, then ask your piercer for advice
Method 3 of 4: Face Piercing
Step 1. Consider a nostril piercing
Perhaps the most common part of the face that is pierced apart from the ears is the nostrils. This face piercing is very stylish and is becoming more and more accepted in most societies, perfect for studs and rings.
- Pro: Nose piercings are now more common than ever, making it a popular choice for facial piercings. Nose piercings are easy to treat and heal relatively quickly.
- Counter: It's almost impossible to hide a nostril piercing, but you shouldn't have it removed for several months while it's healing. Corkscrew-style studs (shaped like a corkscrew) are also a bit tricky to remove.
Step 2. Consider a septal piercing
The septum is the middle wall that separates your nostrils, just below the cartilage. Septum is gaining popularity for various reasons.
- Pro: Septal piercings are very flexible and easy to hide. The ring can be turned into the nostril to make it practically invisible.
- Counter: A septal piercing looks very stylish with the right jewelry, but it can also look like nasal discharge if you choose the wrong jewelry.
Step 3. Consider a lip piercing
Usually the part of the lip that is pierced is the lower lip, below the lip line, the location can be in the middle, on the right or left, or a combination of several points. Sometimes the upper lip is also pierced, called "Madonna" if the piercing is on the left side and "Monroe" if the piercing is on the right side. Whether it's a single piercing or a combination of piercings, lip piercings are both common and modern.
- Pro: There are many combinations and variations of lip piercings, meaning you can start with one piercing and add to your piercing as you start to like it. If your ultimate goal is a snakebite piercing (two piercings on the left and right side of the lower lip), or a fang piercing (two piercings on the left and right side of the upper lip), you can try it with one piercing and see how you like it, then you can come back. to make additional piercings.
- Counter: All lip piercings have various risks to the teeth, including chipped teeth or worn tooth enamel. Just like any other facial piercing, lip piercing should be done by a safe and experienced piercer.
Step 4. Consider getting your eyebrows pierced
Eyebrow piercing was originally meant to show courage and masculinity. It's a cool and stylish choice.
- Pro: The existence of eyebrow piercing gives a strong and authoritative impression. Rod earrings and rings will look cool on the eyebrows.
- Counter: This is probably the most difficult piercing to disguise, and usually cannot be hidden without removing it or covering it with a bandage. Its popularity is also less and less than before.
Step 5. Consider a tongue piercing
Tongue piercing is a more complicated type of facial piercing so some people choose to prepare themselves until they are really ready. This is usually not the first piercing, but tongue piercings are popular for a variety of reasons.
- Pro: For some people, tongue piercing offers both style and sexual benefits. Tongue piercings are also easy to hide.
- Counter: Tongue piercing is one of the most dangerous and most painful facial piercings you can get. There is a risk of nerve and vascular damage, if the piercing is not performed by a professional. In addition, tongue piercing invites some dangerous dental problems.
Method 4 of 4: Piercing Other Parts of Your Body
Step 1. Consider getting your belly button pierced
One of the more common and easy to hide body piercings is the belly button piercing. It may be more common among women, and belly button piercings usually look most attractive when done on a slim tummy.
- Pro: The navel piercing is by far the most common and accepted body piercing in the community.
- Counter: These piercings are usually quite painful, and require a lot of care to keep them healthy.
Step 2. Consider a nipple piercing
It is said that Roman soldiers used to have their nipples pierced to show courage. For both men and women, nipple piercing is a common and sexy body piercing.
- Pro: Many people love the added sexual stimulation and benefits of nipple piercing. Apart from that nipple piercings are easy to hide and quite trendy.
- Counter: Nipples are very sensitive, and piercing can cause considerable aches and pains in the short term. In the long term, piercings can affect milk production and some women's ability to breastfeed.
Step 3. Consider body surface piercing
On various occasions, the hips, back, nape, and wrists have been pierced. Corset style piercing is popular among body modification enthusiasts and people looking for something different.
- Pro: This is one of the most eye-catching and spectacular types of body piercing, because of the difficulty level in the process. Piercing designs can also be made on the surface of the skin.
- Counter: This piercing is usually quite complex, and prone to rejection. In addition, this piercing can also easily tear the skin if you make the wrong move.
Step 4. Consider genital piercing
For some high-level piercing enthusiasts, genital piercing is the most thrilling and most stimulating experience that piercing can offer. But for others, genital piercing is a terrible prospect. While piercings can offer additional stimulation and sexual stimulation, genital piercings also come with the risk of infection, permanent nerve damage and loss of feeling in your most private parts. Always consult an experienced professional piercer for genital piercing.
- Woman often perform a vertical piercing of the clitoral hood, although a horizontal piercing can also be done. While there are several types of genital piercings such as fourchettes that are performed on the back edge of the vulva, or on the clitoris itself, many women do not have an anatomy that allows this piercing or, as with clitoral piercings, such piercing can pose considerable risks.
- Man usually pierced the bottom of the frenulum, through the urethra, or pierced through the head of the penis to form a "Prince Albert" piercing. There are other types of piercing such as the hafada, which is done in the scrotum or foreskin piercing. However, the piercer must evaluate the anatomy of each individual, as several factors such as whether the penis is circumcised or not will play an important role in allowing it to be pierced or not.
- Take care of your piercing daily following the piercer's instructions to prevent infection. If you don't take care of it properly, you will get a serious infection, or at least you will lose your piercing.
- In the early stages, always consult a professional piercer before you take the next step and pierce any part of your body. Hasty decisions are usually the most regrettable, especially when it comes to things like piercings and tattoos.
- Never try to pierce yourself unless you know exactly what you are doing and have experience. Your piercing should be done by a professional piercer to prevent you from injuring yourself and/or risking infection or disease.
- If your piercing is left empty for too long, it may start to close or close completely.