St. Stephen's Community House (SSCH), a multi-service social agency, neither promotes nor demotes personal body modification.  The information contained within this site has been acquired from multiple sources including medical websites featuring the risks of personal piercing, as well as tattoo and piercing studios explaining the procedures.  SSCH is not a medical facility, nor is it a body modification studio, and as such does not confirm the validity of the information on this site.  If you or someone you know is considering body modification, consult an accredited medical practitioner, and explore multiple studios to ensure that you have the most up-to-date and correct information on the risks, procedures and maintenance of your piercings.