If you are planning on getting pierced, there are several steps you should take beforehand to ensure you have the best possible experience:

  • Choose a piercer that you consider will provide the service you want.
  • Make sure that the place you the choose to get your piercing meets all hygiene requirements Make an appointment if the studio will allow it; this helps you cut out the waiting times.
  • On the day of your piercing, make sure you are clean and well-bathed.
  • Wear fresh clothes that will cause the minimum amount of snag, especially if they will cover your piercing.
  • If you have long hair, it is preferable if you tighten it.
  • Make sure to drink water and have a meal at least 4 hours before. This will raise your blood sugar level and reduce the risk of passing out during the procedure.
  • Be completely sober. Alcohol and drugs are off the table before getting pierced.
  • Don’t take aspirin or other blood thinners beforehand.
  • We recommend that you tell your piercer if you have any medical conditions that may affect your piercing.
  • If you have a trip planned, it’s best to postpone your piercing and do it when you get back.Bring a valid ID. Most states won’t allow a minor to get pierced unless they are authorized by an accompanying adult.
  • Bring all the questions you may have.
  • And relax, you are going to have the piercing you always wanted, the pain will be just a moment, your piercing can be forever.
    You should consult your doctor before piercing if you have any of these medical conditions:

    • Diabetes.
    • Hemophilia.
    • Hepatitis.
    • Pregnancy, especially for navel and nipple piercings.
    • Heart conditions.
    • Diseases of the immune system.
    • If you are currently taking steroids or blood thinners.
    • Allergies (reaction to some materials)
    • Skin diseases
      Since your piercing is pretty much an open wound with a foreign object lodged in it, there are several precautions and tips you should follow to ensure the best possible healing process.
      • Cleaning solutions will be your best friends, always have enough.
      • Your piercing will thank you for touching and cleaning it with washed hands, so soap and water are the previous steps before any contact.
      • If at the moment of cleaning your piercing you need gauze pads or cotton swabs or other cleaning elements, remember that this material is for one single use.
      • Here is a new habit for you: at least twice or three times a day wash your piercing with saline solutions, or special products for cleaning your piercing. Remember not to apply soap or products containing alcohol which can irritate your piercing. Overcleaning may irritate it, so put some of the product you are going to use on the jewel and piercing and let it sit for a few seconds. Make sure to rinse the area properly until no residue remains. Remember to make gentle movements so you don’t hurt your piercing.
      • Another exciting part of your self-care routine is to soak the area at least once a day with a saline solution
      • When drying your piercing, DON’T do it, let it dry by itself Like in hotels, you’ll have to clean your bedding often. Also please use clean clothes that allow the piercing to breathe.
      • Your piercings are your body treasures, so keep the pierced area free of all possible trauma.
      • A healthy lifestyle isn´t just to be fit, it can speed up your healing process. Get enough sleep, eat well, and avoid stress.
      • Excessive alcohol, sugar or fats, nicotine, recreational drug use, and caffeine have no passport to your body during the healing process.
      • As part of the self-caring healing process, you´ll have to protect the pierced area from unhygienic bodies of water, bodily fluids such as saliva, and beauty care products or makeup.
      • You will need to wait at least a month before going to a pool, beach, river or other water source. When doing any physical activity don’t forget to do your cleansing after you finish.
      • Don’t move, don’t play with your jewel
      • Do not apply any kind of creams on the piercing as this does not allow it to breathe.
      • During your healing process it is mandatory that you do not sleep, hit or put pressure on the piercing as it may cause you some complications.
      Don’t worry if you notice some bleeding, swelling, tenderness, itching, and secretions that form a crust on the jewelry. This is completely normal during the initial phases of the healing process! If you would like to keep your piercing, make sure to always have a jewel on since they can heal (and close) up very quickly, even if fully healed. Specific body parts have specific directions for care, so feel free to ask your piercer for tips, especially when taking care of oral piercings.
      You should consult a doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:
      • Fever.
      • Excessive redness and swelling around the pierced area.
      • Pain when touching the area.
      • Discharge of a yellow and foul-smelling substance.
      Follow your doctor’s instructions to treat the infection.
      If you suspect an infection or show infection symptoms after changing to a new piece of jewelry, contact your medical professional as soon as possible. The infection was most likely brought on by hygiene deficiencies in the new piece of jewelry, so make sure any new product you buy is properly sterilized.

      For your convenience, Agha Jewelry offers a sterilization service.
      Getting a piercing is relatively safe. However, bad care or preexisting conditions may entail some risks:
      • An allergic reaction to the jewel, especially on bad-quality jewelry.
      • Infection.
      • Keloids or irregular scar tissue.
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