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Risks piercing

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Applying piercings carries risks.

Therefore, make sure you are well rested and have eaten.

Inform the piercer about any medication or skin problems, allergies, epilepsy and hypersensitivity reactions.

Check on that the studio where you want to get a piercing has a permit. This permit indicates that the studio works according to the hygiene guidelines of the National Center for Hygiene and Safety.



Do not have a piercing:

• In places where you have had plastic surgery or radiation in the past year;

• In an area that was pierced less than three months ago.

• On irritated skin such as bumps, dark moles or swellings.

• If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• If you are pregnant.


In addition, it is not recommended to have a piercing if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

• Diabetes.

• Hemophilia.

• Chronic skin disease.

• Allergy to piercing (materials).

• Immune disorder.

• Cardiovascular abnormalities.

Do you have one of these conditions or do you use anticoagulants or antibiotics and do you still want a piercing? Then first discuss the options with a doctor.


For background information about the above risks, visit Because a wound is created during the piercing, there is a risk of contamination from diseases that are transmitted through the blood, such as hepatitis B and C.


Therefore, check whether the piercer works hygienically. A hygienic method is also important to prevent your new piercing from getting infected.


In any case, please note that:

• The skin before piercing is cleaned and disinfected.

• The needle and piercing are packaged sterile and must not be touched with bare hands.

• The piercer wears gloves during the piercing.

• The piercer disinfects the gloves just before applying the piercing.


Getting a piercing can hurt for a while. Consult your doctor if you want an anaesthetic.



A new piercing is similar to a deep wound. Poor care and unsanitary handling can cause wound infections and scar tissue.


With proper care, it takes 4 to 12 weeks for the wound to heal. The piercer will explain verbally and in writing about the aftercare of your new piercings. Read this carefully. Some people may develop scar tissue after getting a piercing.

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