Body Piercing News
Archive for April, 2012
This video illustrates the technique used to piercing a wrist. The wrist piercing is a type of surface piercing and has high chance of rejection and migration due to it’s proximity to the hands. Although the name ‘wrist piercing ‘ implies it would be located on the wrist, this surface piercing is actually located about a third of the way up the exterior surface of the forearm between the wrist and the elbow indentation.
Some enthusiasts may wish to purchase a body piercing kit and do this piercing at home themselves. However, due to the importance of positioning and the sensitivity of the tissue involved, it is strongly recommended that the devotee seek the services of an experienced body piercer instead. Please note, this video is not for the squeamish. Happy piercing!
For some, the only obstacle keeping them from getting a body piercing is the pain they imagine that comes with the process. True, there is always a certain amount of pain felt in almost all body piercings, there are ways that one can ‘minimize’ or reduce it.
One way NOT to do this is drinking alcohol beforehand – alcohol thins the blood and can cause bleed-outs or feinting. Some people have found that taking Tylenol (acetaminophine) before a body piercing can reduce the pain felt. (Note: do NOT take Aspirin, as this (like alcohol) will thin the blood and you will be exposing your client to greater risk of injury or bleeding.)
When it comes to numbing sprays or gels, we cannot endorse fully the use of these producdts as their effectiveness seems to differ from individual to individual. Lastly, the use of sharp piercing needles reduces the pain felt during a piercing. You can find ultra-sharp needles, supplies and body piercing kits and this fine online seller of body piercing kits and supplies.
Depending on many factors, the cost of getting a professional body piercing varies. In some parts of the nation, a single body piercing can go as high as $80.00, and not even include the jewelry. In major cities (where there are many shops competing against each other) the cost can go as low as $20.00.
Whether you decide to have your body piercing done professionally, or you decide to do it yourself at home with a sterile body piercing kit – make sure you are using safe, and sterile needles, tools and body jewelry. If you aren’t sure if the body jewelry being used for your piercing is not sterilized, ask. It’s always better to be safe than sorry 🙂
If you are wondering if body piercing kits bought online differ, the answer is YES. Depending on where you look, you will find a wide range of kits offered, and unfortunately, most are NOT up to health department standards.
Out of all the suppliers of body art, we found only one company that offered safe, and sterile body piercing kits that include instructional videos and printable aftercare guidelines. And only this company cares enough to include pre-sterilized body jewelry in their body piercing kits for no extra charge, and ships free without an order minimum. Simply click on the link here for body piercing kits for more information.