Will Your Body Piercing Bleed?

ear_piercingsIf you are about to get your first piercing or getting pierced in a more sensitive area, you may be wondering whether or not your body piercing will bleed. The answer to this question is entirely situational. Two people may get pierced in the exact same location, and one will experience bleeding while the other will not. It depends on the piercing you get and your body.

Medications
People who are taking blood thinners may have more bleeding with their piercing. This is also why it is discouraged (and in many places illegal) to get a piercing when you are under the influence of alcohol. People who are on blood thinners are still able to get pierced, but be sure to inform your piercer so he or she can give you appropriate instructions for aftercare. You should also inform your piercer if you are on antibiotics or if you have had surgery in the last 1-2 years. It’s also a good idea to be honest about any blood borne diseases or healing problems you may have so that your piercer can give you instructions for healing and helpful information for your unique situation.

septum_piercingBleeding Disorders
Can people with bleeding disorders get body piercings? Yes. With the proper care and preparation, individuals who have bleeding disorders can successfully get pierced, however, there may be more risks depending on your situation. If you are thinking about getting pierced, do some research in regards to your particular disorder. You can also talk to the piercer, and they will be able to provide you with beneficial advice and information.

When it comes to bleeding with piercings, everyone has a different experience. You certainly shouldn’t let a fear of bleeding discourage you from getting pierced. If you take proper precautions and follow the healing guidelines like you are supposed to, your piercing should heal the way it is supposed to.

Many people are allergic to certain types of jewelry and need to get body jewelry made of certain materials. This will help your piercing heal quicker with less irritation. If you are searching for body jewelry that is made out of a certain material, we have a wide collection of body jewelry available on our website or you can come in and speak with one of our piercing professionals.