Female body piercings used to be limited to the earlobes. Not so
anymore. These days, body piercing is one of the hottest trends around,
and the possibilities are endless. Before piercing any part of your
body, though, you want to know the types and the care involved.
Ear Piercing is still the most common of female body piercings. There
are many places you can go to have your ears pierced by professionals,
including many jewelry stores.
main thing you will want to do is to be certain that all items involved
with your ear piercing are totally sterilized. Don't let anyone pierce
your ears with a piercing gun, as piercing guns cannot be adequately
cleaned and can spread diseases such as Hepatitis and HIV. Follow the
piercer's instructions as to caring for your newly pierced ears, and
make sure to keep your earlobes clean.
This is a relatively new female body piercing in Western culture. Pop
stars such as Britney Spears have made navel piercing popular among
young women and girls.
having your navel pierced, you, again, want to be sure that you have it
performed by a qualified professional. It also takes quite a long time
for a navel piercing to heal, so you want to be prepared to wear loose,
clean clothing for several months to a year afterwards. You will also
want to take great care to see that you keep the area clean to avoid
Tongue Piercing More and more young
women are seeking to have their tongues pierced. After the tongue is
pierced, a post with a backing is inserted and cannot be removed for
several months. Tongue piercing is one that involves more attention,
because it tongue rings and balls can come out when eating.
So if you have your tongue pierced, you will want to be
careful when eating. You also want to check it often to make sure it's
secure and won't come loose and be swallowed accidentally.
Again, nipple piercing has become very one of the top female body
piercings in the last five years. It must always be done by a
professional and care taken to avoid irritation. It goes without saying
that nipple piercings must be kept clean to avoid infection. So follow
the care instructions your piercer provides very carefully.
More and more teens and young women are piercing various genital areas. These are quite safe when done correctly.
that is key, in particular, to genital piercing. This must always be
done by a professional piercer, using completely sanitary methods.
Infection rates are higher for genital piercings, so keep the area as
clean and irritation-free as possible.
Finally, it cannot
be stressed enough that for any type of female body piercing, you need
to have it done by a professional who uses only sterile instruments and
techniques. Not only can scar tissue build up in the site of an
infected piercing, but serious diseases can be spread through
unsterilized piercing equipment.
So if you're considering
female body piercings, take care to think carefully about not only
where on your body you get the piercings, but where you go to get them.