History of Piercing
Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn. Although the history of body piercing is obscure and undocumented, evidence has been found that piercing/body modification has been practiced in various forms by both sexes since ancient times, throughout the world.
The act of piercing has been, over the years, varied in popularity and acceptance by the cultural mainstream. While its popularity almost completely disappeared in the 1920. Even woman didn’t have their ears pierced. After a long hiatus, piercings made a big comeback when hippies returning from India brought the tradition back to Europe and the United States. Nose piercings, like the septum, became popular with the rise of the punk scene throughout ’70s and ’80s as a sign of rebellion.
Styles and process
The reasons for piercing or not piercing are varied. Some people pierce for religious or spiritual reasons, while others pierce for self-expression, for aesthetic value or for sexual pleasure. A lot of people are fascinated about getting a piercing. Of course it is better to know all the risks before you make your appointment. If you are considering a body piercing, be sure to do some research. Of course, we can tell you everything you need to know in the shop.
It is important to allow your piercing to heal on its own. A piercing is similar to a wound and it should be treated in the same way. Removing the jewelry or trying out different kinds before it’s completely healed can lead to infections. Removing or changing the jewelry will interrupt the natural healing process.
The first few days after the piercing, the area will be tender and there can be some swelling. Removing or fiddling with the jewelry can cause it to start bleeding again. The exact duration of the healing process depends on where the piercing is. Some piercings will take a month and others can take up to year to be completely healed.
In the time shortly after you get a piercing, the area is highly susceptible to irritation and infection. It’s important to take care of your piercing to prevent infection from occurring.
Shower as normal, but avoid using shower products around the area of your piercing because they can cause irritation. Thoroughly rinse all shower products from your body and hair. Apply Unicura soap carefully to the piercing area. Do not physically agitate the jewelry. Rinse the pierced area gently with lukewarm water and pat it dry softly with a towel.
Do Not use alcohol to clean the area around the piercing, it could sting if it gets too close to the new piercing and is far too harsh for a fresh piercing. Removing the unattractive coloration caused by the iodine used during the piercing process isn’t just an aesthetic issue. Iodine should be removed from the skin after the piercing is done to prevent any irritation.
Do not wash the area more than twice a day because excess washing could cause irritation and impede healing. Do not expose your piercing to bodily fluids. Avoid removing the jewelry from your piercing for long periods of time because the hole may close. To minimize healing time, avoid touching your piercing other than when cleaning it.