An experienced piercer uses a hollow needle to create a hole by passing the needle through the body part you want pierced (generally with anaesthesia). The body jewellery is then inserted through the hole. Sometimes there can be a small amount of bleeding. You should not take aspirin or any pain medication that contains aspirin the week before any piercing is done, since these medicines may cause you to bleed a little bit more than usual.
Precautions and Recommendations
- You do not have to pierce your body to "belong"
- You can always change your mind or wait if you are not sure
- If you do decide to have your body pierced, never pierce your own body or let a friend do it because you can develop very serious health problems
- It is likely that someday you will remove this piercing; consider that and its consequences now