Getting a piercing on vacation can be a fun and memorable thing to do. If you are looking for a new way to style yourself and have fun with your look, a well placed piercing can make all the difference and allow you to really show off your personality.
There are so many different types of piercings to choose from on the body including ear piercing, dimple piercing, belly button piercing and more. When you want to add a little fun to your style and show off some bling it can be a great way to go. But like all things, it is important to consider a few things before you go ahead with your new piercing.
Below are 7 things to consider before getting a piercing on vacation:
Do your research
Before you go ahead and get your body pierced, it is incredibly important that you take the time to research the process. Piercing can be done in several different ways and of course will involve different parts of the body. Take a look online and decide where you want your piercing to be and think about the pain centres in that part of the body. Research the piercing itself, and make sure that you check the review of the parlour online before you go. It is incredibly important to choose a safe piercing parlour. Otherwise, you will risk infection that could be painful.
Pick the right piercing
When looking to modify and manipulate the body in any way, it is crucial to make the right choice. This is why you should always take the time to look at the options for piercings and decide which is the right one for you. The most popular piercing in the world is the earlobe, however, this might not be where you would prefer to have your ear piercing. Have a look at diagrams and check out lots of photos to assess which part of the body will be the most suited to the style and lifestyle you have.
When piercing any part of the body, it is always good to think about the future. Piercings can be very addictive and once you have one you may want to branch out and get more. Think about the future and think about what piercing on vacation should might want in the future when considering the current one. For example if you are thinking of piercing your ear but you may want several in the future, be mindful of the position of the first one and ensure that the aesthetic will work for years to come.
Know healing times
As we all know, piercing the body will create a hole, and that hole will have to heal itself around the piercing in order to stay permanent. When you get a piercing on vacation, you may want to consider how long it will take to heal and how this might impact your lifestyle.
Consider which piercing will heal the fastest or adjust your lifestyle so your body can adjust. This is incredibly important as you should always put your health and healing first. Here are some common healing times for piercings.
- Lobes: : 2-3 months
- Cartilage: 6-12 months
- Nostril: 6-12 months
- Septum: 3-5 months
- Nipple: 8-12 months
- Navel: 6-9 months
- Dermal: 2-3 months
Choose the metal
When looking at different ring options after piercing, you will want to choose something that works with your skin tone and something that matches your personal style. It is common to choose silver for a piercing. However, if you are to choose gold, make sure to think about the tone of the gold and how this will look against your skin. For example yellow gold can look wonderful against olive skin whereas rose gold will make pale skin shine. You’ll often wear the same piece for a long time so it is important to choose wisely.
Gun or needle
When many of us think about piercings we think of a gun, thought this isn’t the only tool that can be used to pierce your body. The gun is an older method and classic for many parlours, however they also use a needle technique now that can be less painful because the needle is so sharp it cleanly cuts through without much pull. Even when piercing the cartilage, a needle can be pretty painless!
Choosing the back
The standard hack for earrings is a butterfly back and is what you are most likely to think about when getting them pierced. However, there are other back options that may be better suited to you. Threaded backing for example is a great choice for many and is a safe and secure way to keep the earrings in tact. The last thing you want is for the back of your earring to fall off or even worse, to get lost inside your ear. This is why choosing a good back is important and you should always take a look at different options that may be available to you.
**this is a collaborative post.