If you’re in Connecticut, piercing of the body is readily available to you. There are several choices you can make regarding where you want to go to get it done, but we would highly recommend you go somewhere who will look out for your best interest. Of course, we are bias and should just tell you to come to Torture Ink. That is because we are the best. We use the most medically safe and sanitary methods available, and provide an array of body jewelry to choose from right in the shop. We will place your piercing anywhere you want, and we will do it safely and with expertise.
It is important to realize that when your body is pierced, it is inflicted with an injury; albeit an infliction with advertency. Because a piercing is intrusive to the body, it requires that care and precautions are taken to prevent any infection from setting in. Dermatologists at the Northwestern University conducted a study of the overall safety and medical consequences of getting body piercings. They focused their attention to the most common areas people get pierced; namely the ears, nose, tongue, nipple, naval, and genitalia. They found it to be relatively safe. The main issue of concern is infection, which can usually be avoided if the piercing is done properly, and the customer follows the after-care instructions. The dermatological study provided nine tips to consider before you get a body piercing. If all of these things check out, then it’s time to get pierced. If not, contact Torture Ink and let us help you with any questions or issues that may keep you from moving forward:
- Do you have a pre-existing infection of any kind?
- Do you have a history of asthma, hives or severe allergic response?
- Will you have to remove the body piercing for work or contact sports?
- Do you have a predisposition to hypertrophic or keloid scarring?
- Do you have the right anatomy for the piercing you want?
- Has your piercer been adequately trained?
- Does the piercer review the medical history of the customer to screen for conditions that may predispose to infection?
- Does the piercer use appropriate, site specific materials (such as nickel-free jewelry) to minimize the risks of allergy, infection, migration and rejection?
- Will you receive clear oral and written aftercare instructions?
The study conducted can be found in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
If you go over this list and still feel confident about getting your body pierced, then it’s time to come see us. Our piercers are all well-trained and very proficient at what they do. We use very high quality body jewelry to reduce the risk of rejection or infection. We have a large array of this body jewelry to choose from and our work is done in a clean, sterile environment right here at Torture Ink. If you go over this list and find things that are of concern to you, give us a call and let us walk you through any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, body piercing can be beautiful, but it is not permanent, so if you change your mind, you can do so without severe consequences.