In order to find the best place to get a lip piercing, it's best to check a local directory for an oral piercing studio. Because oral piercings can be serious business, it's also a good idea for an interested individual to ask friends who have successful piercings where they had the piercing done.
It's important to visit the selected piercing studio for an evaluation. The studio should be clean, and should use hospital-grade sterilization equipment or disposable piercing equipment. Prospective clients should also make sure that the business is fully licensed, and displays a health certificate in plain view of customers.Learn More
There are many signs of an infection from lip piercing such as swelling, redness, scabbing, tenderness, foul discharge with pus, inflammation, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and bleeding. Lip piercing infection can spread to other areas such as the gums and teeth if not treated immediately.Full Answer >
In Western culture, which side of the nose that's pierced has to do largely with personal preference, while in traditional nose-piercing societies, such as India and Nepal, the left nostril is typically pierced. A symbol of social standing and marriage, piercing the left nostril is thought to ease child-birthing pain.Full Answer >
According to the Piercing Pagoda, which provides professional piercing services, it typically takes four to six weeks for earlobes to heal after piercing. If the ear cartilage has been pierced, the healing time is eight to 12 weeks.Full Answer >
It is legal to get a body piercing at age 14 in the United States, except in Mississippi and South Carolina. A number of other states require the written consent of a parent or guardian.Full Answer >