People typically get piercings for a variety of reasons - some may do it for aesthetic reasons, to express their individuality, to fit in with a certain group, or as a form of self-expression, while others may do it for spiritual or religious reasons. Some may even get piercings for medical reasons, such as to restrain or regulate a medical issue.
Ear lobe piercings are generally considered the safest type of body piercing. Other safe piercings include eyebrow piercings, nostril piercings, navel piercings, lip piercings, and dermal piercings.
Most nose piercings take anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks to heal, although healing time will vary from person to person. During this time, it is important to take proper care of your piercing and keep it clean to avoid infection.
The cost of a nose piercing will vary depending on where you get it done. Typically, they cost between $20 to $50.
When cleaning your new ear piercing, follow these steps to ensure proper healing:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and warm water.
- Use a sterile saline solution or a mild liquid soap to clean the piercing area.
- Use a cotton swab to gently clean the area, making sure to not touch the piercing itself.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Pat the area dry with a clean tissue or paper towel.
- Apply a thin layer of antibacterial ointment or cream to the piercing and surrounding area.
Ear piercings can hurt, depending on your pain tolerance and the type of piercing being done. However, most people report feeling only minor discomfort during the process. The area may feel tender or sore for a few days after the piercing, but this should subside over time.
The cost of an ear piercing varies depending on the type of piercing, the location, and the studio or shop. Generally, a basic ear piercing costs between $25 and $50.
Yes, most piercing bumps will go away on their own. However, bumps caused by infection may require medical treatment. To prevent piercing bumps from forming, it is important to keep the pierced area clean, and to follow proper aftercare instructions.