When choosing your piercer, there are several factor that you should take into consideration:

-Make sure you understand the piercer’s qualifications. It’s the person who will make you the piercing, you want to know his work. Feel free to ask them about their experience and knowledge.
-The studio itself should be adapted to piercing. There should be separate spaces for retail, waiting areas, bathrooms, sterilization and the piercing-performing area.
-The piercer uses an autoclave device to sterilize the jewelry and equipment, thus ensuring the items are germ-free. You are able to observe the set-up first hand. Make sure the piercer washes and gloves his hands and uses a new needle that hasn’t been contaminated in any way.
-Utilizing piercing guns is not at all recommended.
-The needles are discarded in specialized containers. This lets you know they aren’t reusing them!
-You can check for the studio’s licensing and permits by contacting your local health department.
-The piercer will give you precise aftercare instructions before starting the procedure. If they tell you to wash your piercing with harsh soap, alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, this means they are not following the standards.
-Check the piercer’s photo portfolio to see how the final product looks on several customers. Be attentive to the placement of jewels and how natural they look on the body.
Everybody’s pain threshold is different, thus it becomes hard to accurately say how a single person will react to getting pierced. However, there might be a general consensus on which spots are generally the most painful to get pierced. For more information, see the following chart:
Disclaimer: we are not piercers and all bodies are different When considering piercing size, you have to take into account the size (length) and the gauge (thickness). There are standard gauges used for specific types of piercings. For example, navel piercings are made with a 14 gauge needle, which is equivalent to about 1.6mm. The used gauge also depends on your piercer and your personal preference. Please consult your piercer if you have further questions. You can also visit this link to have more information.
It is recommended to use a thicker gauge when getting pierced for the first time, since it helps the healing and scarring process. También puedes ingresar al siguiente link para obtener más información.
Since a piercing is pretty much an open wound with a foreign object lodged in, there are several precautions and tips you should follow to ensure the best possible healing process. En el siguiente link vas a poder encontrar los cuidados que debes seguir paso a paso para que tu nuevo piercing cicatrice y quede hermoso en tu cuerpo.
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.
Each body heals at a different rate. The body part in which you got your piercing also affects how long it will take to heal. You can take a look in this link to know better the healing times depending on the piercing you have.
Even if you really want to wear a new piece of jewelry, you should be careful during the healing process of a new piercing. It is preferable to keep your jewel in until you are fully healed. A piercing might look healed and ready but that is not always the case. Wounds heal from the outside in, so you might still be healing. Consult your piercer if you have any questions and they will let you know if you are ready to change jewels.
When you just got a new piercing your options tend to be quite limited. You have to avoid jewelry that can move around and snag on clothing (for example, big hoop earrings) since you still have to prioritize healing over everything else. During these stages, studs or smaller styles are recommended. But...Once you are fully healed,welcome to the world of jewelry, you can try all kinds of pieces according to your body and style! At Agha you will find an incredible variety of designs so you can experiment freely with new jewellery.The material is just as important as the design. With us you don’t have to worry about that, our jewelry is made of ASTM F-136 Titanium, 14k and 18k gold and implant grade steel.
f 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.
Some people have the need to cover up their piercings, maybe because of their job’s policies or simply wanting to hide it from somebody else. Please note that all of these methods are recommended for healed piercings only. You have several options in this case:
  • Put on a retainer. Be wary of the material of the retainer since some are not recommended. In Agha Jewelry, we use borosilicate glass since its lead-free and, thus, safe for piercings.
  • Use flesh colored studs or small jewels.
  • Use the smallest possible accessory so that piercing won’t notice.
But under any circumstances we recommend you to cover your piercing with micropor or anything similar as the perforation would not be able to breathe.
During the process of sterilization, we use an autoclave device in which the jewel is exposed to high temperature steam for several minutes. This process makes the jewel sterile by killing all bacteria, viruses and fungi that might be in the jewel. What this does is protect you from any disease caused by one of these microorganisms once the jewel comes into contact with your piercing.
Disinfection is the process in which harmful bacteria or microorganisms are removed from an object. On the other hand, sterilization is a more extreme form of disinfection in which all microorganisms are eliminated from the object, usually through methods like heat, chemicals, irradiation, high pressure, and filtration. If you choose to, Agha Jewelry products can be sterilized by heat and pressure using an autoclave before shipping and preserved in a sterile bag which prevents all contact with exterior microorganisms.
When shopping online for a brand new piece of jewelry, you should take the following into consideration:
  • Make sure the product is made of either titanium or 14k or 18k Gold (free of nickel). Implantation steel or niobium are also acceptable.
  • Avoid silver and copper jewelry.Our materials are certified by Olympus Corporation of the Americas by Application Scientist, ANI-XRF and XRD Technologies. Our latest analysis certification was in August 2020.
  • Verify how reliable the seller is. It is a good idea to check for reviews on their site to see how other customers have experienced the service.
  • When you receive your product, check the packaging and see if it comes inside a sterile and sealed bag.
This is a tricky subject. Underaged piercing is dependent on several factors, including the specific State Laws and even the piercing parlor’s policies. Most jurisdictions require the formal authorization of a parent or guardian in order to get a piercing. Be sure to check your state’s law and call the piercing parlor beforehand to inquire about their treatment of these cases.
However, there are some reasons why minors are not pierced:
  • The body is still developing
  • Piercing can leave scarfs
  • In many countries is forbidden by law
Agha jewelry recommends taking into account several considerations when deciding if you should pierce your baby’s ears. A piercing is a procedure that requires some serious after-care. In some cultures, babies get earrings while very young, but be sure that as a parent you are willing to responsibilize for cleaning and caring for the piercing for the months it takes to heal. Be sure to select jewelry made of safe materials and avoid any loose parts that can signify a choking hazard. Depending on your views, you might also want to consider waiting for your child to be old enough to make their own decisions regarding piercings.
We love our planet and work everyday to preserve it. We aim to be a sustainable company and reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can. That’s why, just as we have a commitment to you, we also have a commitment to the environment and our society by minimizing the use of non-recyclable materials as much as possible. Likewise, the packaging in which you will receive your jewelry was made by single mothers who want to give you a rewarding experience. Also we have partnered up with EcoEnclose to utilize recycled packaging for our shipping, our personalization processes use the clean anodization methods, etc.
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