Pierced for the first time

Pierced for the first time: How to prepare yourself

It’s very important that you do not think too lightly of getting pierced. A piercing is a serious thing even though you could remove most of them alter on if you’re tired of them. They almost always do leave a small dot or scar behind though.

Always think long and hard before getting a certain piercing. Think of the consequences  with your work and family, your future, the reaction it could get from your body or your health or the people around you. Think of the care you will have to give it, think of the period you would want to get it. How consistent and patient are you? Are you able to sacrifice some things to care for your healing piercing?

Think of where you want to have it done? At which shop or by whom? Look at the pictures hanging on the shop’s walls, do they look neat and clean? Are the piercings well done? Does the piercer listen to your wishes? What are the options provides in the shop? And what are the options main focus? Is the shop clean? Do people wash their hand for example? Can you see the license handing?

Think of it: Cheap is really more expensive because getting or placing piercings is not a cheap hobby when it comes to quality.

Not only about the procedure, the piercer’s education and professionalism but also about the jewelry, the needles, the autoclave, the ultrasonic cleaner, the license, the seal packages, the gloves…

Let alone the massagetable or bench or chair that has to be checked out every once in a while an fully refurbished, the maintenance of the piercing room and the cleaning of it, the lamps, q-tips, genitanviolet…

Owning a piercingshop is not a cheap hobby.

So when you find a shop where you can get your piercing for a really cheap price compared to all the other shops in the area, think to yourself, how is that truly possible? Where do they save money to be able to ask for such low prices?  The items stated above, certainly shouldn’t be cut short to insure safe and hygienic placement of a piercing.

The aftercare instructions should be respected to avoid ugly complications such as scarring, zwelling or infection.

All piercings are a risk. These are linked to 4 factors:

  • The piercer who performed it.
  • The customer and how well they paid attention to the instructions given by the piercer.
  • the way the piercee takes care of the piercing during and after healing,
  • and how the piercee’s body reacts to the piercing.

Different kinds of piercings 

  • Surface piercings (neck, wrist, cleavage, face…) are piercings placed in the surface of the skin.
  • Surface anchors are also in the surface of the skin but they are a so called one point piercing which means that one top is visible and the other part sits under the skin. these can virtually be placed all over the body but there should be taken account to underlying bone and muscles for proper healing.
  • Navelpiercing is one of the most popular piercing. Easy to care for but if you have it done in the summer it could ruin your vacation. Have it done in the wintertime and you’ll be beach ready when the time comes!.
  • Oral piercings (tongue, lip, Madonna, smiley, cheeks…) are often easiest to care for heal the quickest but also grow shut faster.
  • Genital piercings: clit hood and christina piercings for the ladies. These are up front and this way pose no discomfort what se ever after the sting of the needle. A labia piercing is a little more uncomfortable during the first 4 days up to 2 weeks healing. you might be wanting to avoid tight pants or pantyhose and riding bikes during that period of time.


  • the biggest issue with piercings that go wrong is often the ignorance of the piercee and lack of information distributed by the piercer. It ís in fact the piercer that is to blame for the lack of information in most cases. So make sure you ask anything you kneed to know when you want to go and get a piercing or when you’re having trouble with an existing one.


  • I offer help and care for problems with piercings
  • Even when you’ve gotten it done at another studio I’m here to help.
  • Some problem piercings can be removed by me as well and I can give you tips, tricks and pointers on how to take good care of them to heal correctly or to leave a minimum of scar tissue.

Here’s what you could expect when getting pierced:

Navelpiercing: I’ll have you lay down to do the piercing. with a forceps I hold the skin and pinch it so the skin is secured but also this way your skin gets a bit numb and you won’t feel as much. The feeling is very similar to having your earlobes pierced. A tip for any piercing or tattoo: sleep well and eat well and avoid any alcohol the day/night before getting a tattoo or piercing.

How to prepare for getting pierced:

Make sure you have eaten well, you have had enough sleep, that you have informed your piercer about things like work environment, health, allergies, planned medical procedures or procedures you’ve had in the past that might be relevant, vacation plans (no swimming during healing!) etc.

We are all nervous for getting a piercing, tattoo or other procedure done, no matter how much procedures you’ve had done in the past. One person is never scared, another is always scared, even after having more than 16 piercings.

When your piercing is about to begin, breathe easy. Breathe deeply but softly. Do not hold your breath because when you do you tense up and so does your body and this makes everything more sensitive and difficult. When you feel pain or discomfort slowly exhale. Exhale the entire contents of your lungs. Don’t “psssshht” blow, but just slowly exhale the contents of your lungs. It will relax you even subconsciously and thus also relax your muscles and your skin. Also, because you will be so focused on your breathing you probably won’t even notice that you just got pierced.


Deze informatie dient ter oriëntatie en informatie. Je krijgt natuurlijk alle officiële informatie op papier mee als je een piercing bij mij komt halen.