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Body Piercing Tips

Body art, piercings and tattoos are very common these days but there has been much debate about body piercing and the risks involved in it. Body piercing means to make a hole in the body to insert a piece of jewelry in ears, nostrils or even belly button. It is essential to choose a safe, clean and professional help to get a body part pierced. Here are some tips for body piercing:

* Clean the area to be pierced with a germicidal soap.

* Use sterilized and sharp needle for puncturing and sterilize the jewelry too.

# Make informed choices and observe the professional instructions for healing the pierced area carefully.

# Research well and take your parents' advice if you are a teen.

# Mouth, nose, tongue, cheek and lip piercing can cause most allergies and gum and dental problems later.

# Certain heart diseases can aggravate due to piercing and you should take doctor's advice before the piercing if you suffer from allergies, infections diabetes and skin disorders.

# Body piecing has been there for centuries in Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures but it is still a serious decision and has its risks.

# Teens should take advice from experienced people and do research about costs and healing time.

# Never let them use the 'piercing gun' on you as they cannot be sterilized and you can catch infections and even AIDS.

# Jewelry should be of correct size or it may cause swelling and pain.

# The most common risks in body piercing are bacterial infection, lot of bleeding, allergic reactions, neural damages and thick scarring.
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