What to Know About Piercing: What is Piercing?

Here at Cleopatra Ink, we offer more than just tattoos and if you are looking to get a piercing, you have come to the right place! Our piercing technicians are some of the best in the business and will ensure that you walk away with the perfect piercing. If you are a bit nervous to get a piercing, we have outlined a few key points to think about in this blog!

What is Piercing?

If you are looking to get a piercing, you may be wondering what it is and why people decided to get one. Piercings can often be a form of self-expression, with many different styles of jewellery being used! Piercing involves a small hole being made in different regions of the body. After this hole has been created, you can wear different kinds of jewellery in it, offering a beautiful way for one to style their look outside of clothing! There are different parts of the body that can be pierced, and when you get a piercing, you can decide where you want it to be and how to style it!

What to Know Before You Get a Piercing

There are a couple of things to keep in mind before you get a piercing. One of the most important things to consider is where you get your piercing. You should be sure that the place you are receiving your piercing has sterile equipment that they are able to use and that you have an experienced tattoo technician to complete your piercing.

Another thing to keep in mind is the process after you have received your piercing. You will receive a set of clear instructions on how to care for the area after you get a piercing and you should be sure to follow these steps correctly! While there are piercing risks, these are generally limited to those who do not properly care for their piercing after they have received it.

What are Piercing Tools?

When you get a piercing, you will notice that the piercing technician has a specific set of tools that they use. Different piercing tools are used for different types of piercings, usually depending on where on your body you plan to get a piercing. Though these tools may seem a bit scary, they are there to ensure that your piercing is placed through the skin in the quickest and most painless way possible! They also ensure that the piercing is placed correctly, in the desired spot with specific measurement tools used to do this!

How is a Piercing Done?

There are a variety of different ways for piercings to be done and it usually depends on where on your body you are getting pierced. Piercing guns are usually used on your ears as these are easy to reach, but other parts of your body may have been pierced manually. Do not worry, we here at Cleopatra Ink ensure that you are comfortable through the process and will explain exactly what we are doing to put your mind at ease through the process!

What Are The Risks When You Get a Piercing?

There are very few risks when you get a piercing though most can be avoided with good piercing care! The following are a few things to consider if you are looking to get a piercing.

    • Avoid Getting a Piercing If You are Allergic to Certain Metals:

Sometimes, getting a piercing can cause an allergic reaction. The majority of the time this happens when you use nickel as the metal, so be sure to avoid this.

    • A Piercing may Cause A Drop in Blood Sugar Levels:

Before you get a piercing, you may want to eat or drink something sugary, like a can of soda. After getting a piercing, your blood sugar levels may drop which could cause you to faint.

What Should You Do After You Get a Piercing?

Aftercare of the region of your body that has been pierced is incredibly important! One of the main things that you need to remember is that the area needs to be kept clean. As it would be an open wound, any bacteria or germs that get into the region of your skin around the piercing may lead to an infection. Infections can be incredibly dangerous if left untreated. By following the aftercare instructions properly and keeping the area clean using an antibacterial solution, you can avoid the area getting infected!

Along with keeping the area clean and free from germs and bacteria, you may also be given other instructions. If you get a piercing that is located on your body where you may wear clothing over it, it will usually be recommended that you wear loose-fitting clothing for a few days. This is to ensure that the area is not further irritated when brushing up against your clothing. One of the main things to remember when it comes to piercing care is to follow the instructions that will be given by the piercing technician!

What are the Different Types of Piercings?

Many people may just assume that getting your ears pierced is the only style of piercing that would look good on them. We are here to tell you that there are a wide variety of different body piercings that could be a great addition. Who knows, after reading this you could have a few more styles that you want to go for! The following is a brief list of just a few of the most popular kinds of ear piercings to get and where to get them!

    • Ear Piercing Types

Ear piercings are one of the most common types of piercings! While many may stick to the simple piercing on the lower lobe of the ear, there are a variety of different types of ear piercings to look at. Another popular type of ear piercing is cartilage piercings. These are on the upper half of your ear, through your cartilage. These types of ear piercings do often take longer to heal as this type of muscle is less flexible than the soft tissue that makes up your lower lobe. You can also get piercings on the inside of your ear, though again these types of piercings also take a bit longer to heal as they are also made up of cartilage. As you can see, there are many types of ear piercings that you can consider.

    • Face Piercing Types

There are many different types of piercings for your face, the most popular being nose and eyebrow rings. Face piercings can be a great way to express yourself in a new and interesting way, with many different types and styles of jewellery that are designed for different types of face piercings.

    • Mouth Piercing Types

Different types of mouth piercings have been growing in popularity over the last few years! The most popular kind of mouth piercings are tongue rings, these rings are pierced directly through the tongue and it is important that you get this done by the best professionals in the business! Another popular kind of piercing is a Monroe piercing through the lip, and these styles have become one of the go-to mouth piercings!

    • Body Piercing Types

Piercings are not just limited to the face and different styles located on your body have become a great way to add that bit of extra style to your look! Nipple and belly button piercings are the most common types of body piercings, with many women and men deciding that this would be the right style for them!

How To Choose The Right Piercing?

One of the best ways to know what type of piercing you are after is to take a look at the different kinds of piercings available! This can be done online or you can contact us to find out a bit more about the various options and we can help you find the best style suited to what you are after. Chatting with an expert can put your mind at ease and make the experience a fun and enjoyable one! Thinking about your own body and what you would most like to see on it can help you decide what the best type of piercing would be for you. With so many unique options available, you are spoilt for choice, and may just end up getting a few more than you planned on!