Proper Piercing Procedures for Safety

Connecticut body piercing establishments are numerous, but like most anything else in life, no two are exactly the same. Torture Ink sets itself apart as the premier body-piercing establishment in the northeast. Their techniques and attention to detail, as well as their selection of fine body jewelry made of the finest materials, sets them apart as a leader in the tattoo and body piercing industry.

Whether it’s in the ears, the nose, or through other points in the skin, piercing the body has made its way into our culture as an acceptable means of self-expression. It is important to remember, however, that because the protective skin is punctured during the process, there are a few risks to be aware of and watch out for. Some of these risks include disease spread through the blood and allergic reactions to the piercing jewelry. That is why reputable piercers, like Torture Ink, go to great lengths to adhere to very strict safety procedures in order to protect their customers, as well as themselves. However, as of yet there are no standard piercing regulations.

If you do not go to a reputable, well-established piercing establishment, you will have nobody looking out for your safety. You should be looking out for your own safety anyway, but it helps to have a good shop on your side. It is important to talk about safety procedures with the shop before you get any work done there. Ask them specific questions about their process. Make sure that the shop is clean and sanitary, and that the body artist doing the piercing uses proper sanitation practices such as washing hands thoroughly, using new disposable surgical grade gloves and sterilized instruments and jewelry.

Customers should be aware that different piercings take different amounts of time to heal. This means that with some piercings there is a longer window of time for infection to set in. It is extremely important to follow the after-care instructions provided to you by the shop until the piercing is completely healed. Along those same lines, it is important to use the proper dressings; stay away from cleaning solutions that are not appropriate for piercings, such as hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol. These chemicals are harsh and could damage healing tissue.

There are home piercing kits available on the Internet. These make it easy for minors to get around the age restrictions that most reputable shops adhere to. These kits also place users at risk of infections and blood diseases. Procedures like this must be left to the professionals to avoid serious complications. According to the Association of Professional Piercers, one should stay clear of piercing guns; the type used at malls. There are parts of these guns that cannot be sterilized, which allows for a greater risk of infection.

Just as important as taking sanitation precautions, is using high-quality hypoallergenic jewelry such as that used by Torture Ink. We place a great emphasis on the cleanliness and safety procedures to assure that our clients will be best served in a sanitary fashion. We also provide body-piercing services utilizing the most sanitary, medically safe and least rejected piercing procedures (and jewelry) possible.  We have a huge array of body jewelry available on site, and will pierce any part of the body that the client desires. It is done right here in our clean, sterile and sanitary tattoo shop.

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