Body piercing, which is a form of body modification is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn or where an implant could be inserted. Some people pierce for religious or spiritual reasons, while others pierce for self-expression, for aesthetic value, for sexual pleasure, to conform to their culture or to rebel against it. Some forms of piercing remain controversial – the display or placement of piercings have been restricted by schools, employers and religious groups.
Contemporary body piercing practices emphasize the use of safe body piercing materials, frequently utilizing specialized tools developed for the purpose. Body piercing is an invasive procedure with some risks, including allergic reaction, infection, excessive scarring and unanticipated physical injuries, but such precautions as sanitary piercing procedures and careful aftercare are emphasized to minimize the likelihood of encountering serious problems. The healing time required for a body piercing may vary widely according to placement.
Body piercings are not as permanent as tattoos, so the commitment isn’t as great. There are many different types to choose from. There are different pain levels, risks and healing difficulties with each one. Knowing these factors can help you to make the right decision when thinking of getting pierced.