Nipple-Piercing Risks

If you plan on getting your nipple pierced, you should know some of the risks involved beforehand as well as know what to look for in a reputable shop that keeps your healthy and safety as the top priority.

Sara Lindberg
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The Scale of Pain for Piercings

You can schedule a consultation with a professional body piercer to discuss your interest in receiving a piercing. The pain involved with the piercing procedure may be a concern or deciding factor when considering a piercing.

Maude Coffey
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How to Prevent Infection in Pierced Ears

Choose a clean and reputable shop, or check with your physician to see if he performs piercings. Once the ear piercing has been done, follow all after-care instructions to prevent infection.

Heather Topham Wood
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What Are the Dangers of Pierced Ears?

Ear piercings are one of the most common types of body piercings. However, just like any other piercing, they come with risks.

Jae Allen
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How to Remove Starter Earrings for First-Time Piercings

You might be excited to remove your starter studs and replace them with fun, new earrings. But make sure you follow these steps closely to prevent infection.

Sholeen Lagadien
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How Soon Can I Change My Belly Button Ring?

There will come a time after you have your belly button pierced that you will want to change the jewelry. In order to avoid health risks such as infection, you must ensure that your piercing is fully healed before trying to change your belly button ring.

Casey Holley
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How Long Should I Wait to Change My Nose Ring?

Wait two to four months for a nostril piercing and 6 to 8 weeks for a septum piercing before changing jewelry.

Katie Leigh
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The Unexpected Way Tattoos May Be Affecting Your Workout

New research claims that tattoos may be affecting your workout by altering the way your body sweats.

Leah Groth
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What Type of Rings Can You Get When You First Get Your Belly Button Pierced?

Belly button piercings, also known as navel piercings, are one of the most common body piercings performed, especially among women.

Lori A. Selke
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Why Do Tattoos Itch?

When you get a tattoo, you might be surprised to discover that your skin on and around the tattoo will itch for days while your body heals itself. When you compare the process of dermatological healing to the process of tattooing, it is easy to see why a new tattoo itches.

Kristin Davis
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How to Know When Your Belly Button Ring Is Healed

Changing your belly button ring before your piercing heals can damage your piercing by causing unnecessary irritation, ripping or tearing. A navel piercing can take up to one year to fully heal and may mimic the look and feel of a healed piercing while in a good stage during the healing period.

Maude Coffey
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How to Clean Nose Rings

A nose piercing can make a subtle statement about the wearer's nonconformity without creating an image that is too brash or noticeable. Nose rings, like all piercings, require sufficient care and cleaning during the weeks following the piercing. If not kept clean, they can easily become infected.

Rob Callahan
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