Almost any part of the body can be pierced but it is always important to consider your individual anatomy before getting a piercing. Everyone’s body is different and piercings such as upper ear piercings and intimate piercings are very dependent on the individual shape of your ears etc. You can then choose not only the placement that will suit your body but also the jewelry that has the best chance of healing your piercing. As with any piercing placement queries, we recommend that you consult a professional body piercer with any questions before you decide to go ahead with a piercing.
At Southernmost Tattoo we have 3 piercers on staff most days. It is usually easy to walk in and get pierced although appointments are preferred.
Our piercers say that, in general, the aftercare for a piercing is similar no matter where it is located. “Most piercing professionals agree that the best aftercare is a twice daily saline soak to gently remove any debris that may build up, followed by patting dry with a clean paper towel,” Faris says. “Otherwise, the piercings should be left alone and not touched.”
We agree that additional important aftercare instructions are to keep your hair up and away from your piercing for a few weeks and avoid swimming for at least 30 days to minimize the risk of infection. “Avoid sleeping on the piercings, if possible. If [you’re] not able to, simply using a travel pillow can help alleviate any sleeping discomfort,” she notes. “[And] avoid wearing face makeup for a couple of weeks as that can promote bumps and irritation.”
Lastly, always make sure your hands are clean when caring for your piercings. She adds, “It is important to leave the earrings in for at least six weeks to prevent the piercings from closing.”
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