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Undoubtedly one of the most stylish accessories in the fashion world, the process of body piercing has been one that thousands of people have been going through for many, many years. It’s quite simple really, yet a great piece of jewellery has the potential to transform any look for the better.
The most important factor in regards to body piercing is finding a licensed piercing studio in which to have your body modification completed. If your piercing is performed by a specialist in a licensed studio then all piercing procedures are relatively safe, having been tried and tested over many years. Whether you are interested in a traditional ear, nose or belly piercing, or something a little more daring, the principle is the same: find a specialist piercer and make sure you care for your new body mod correctly.
Finding An Approved Body Piercing Specialist
When searching for the best place to have your body piercing completed, you should be look for a studio who are registered with their local authority, which indicates that they have passed the standards set by the council in safety and hygiene. Blue Banana stores are registered with all relevant local authorities, approved and licensed under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. Furthermore, our stores undergo regular inspections and comply with health and hygiene rules under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Process Of A Successful Body Piercing
While the process a piercer will use will vary depending on the area you have chosen to have your body piercing, usually the skin will firstly be cleaned with an alcohol solution before it is pierced. All piercing equipment used will be sterile, and while it may sound like it is going to hurt, depending on your piercing area you will usually only feel a sharp sting during the process.
Following the process, the aftercare of the piercing is critical. If you fail to take good care of your piercing, it is likely to get infected and the jewellery will be rejected. Make sure that you clean your body piercing as recommended by your piercer (Blue Banana piercers will give you detailed instructions at the time of your piercing), and take care not to snag your jewellery on clothing or other items.
Healing Times of Different Body Piercing Placements
There is a huge difference in the time it takes for different piercings to heal. In general, you will find the following is a good guide:
- Nose – 2 to 3 months
- Belly Button – 9 months or longer
- Tongue – 1 to 3 months
- Ear Lobe – 1 to 2 months
- Ear Cartilage – Anywhere from 1 month to a year
As you can see, there is the possibility that you will be caring for your body piercing for a number of months, so this form of body modification is not for those who are lazy or think that they will be able to ‘pierce and forget’. Make sure you have a high level of commitment to your piercing before you have it done. Love your piercing, and it will love you back! Good luck!