How To Prepare For A Piercing

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Getting a piercing is an enjoyable experience for many, despite the discomfort it can cause. While it might be just a one-off thing, for others, it might be an addictive hobby that involves piercing many different areas of the body over their lifetime.

Preparing for a piercing, no matter whether it’s your first or your fifth time, is important regardless. By preparing for the piercing, you make it a much more manageable experience, whatever pain tolerance or level of nerves you might be feeling. Here are some helpful tips to prepare for a piercing.

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Sleep well

First and foremost, make sure you have a good night’s sleep. It’s imperative that you are resting your body and that your body has gotten ample rest the night before. Why is that? Well, if your body has only had a limited amount of sleep, then chances are, your body will feel weaker and more vulnerable.

That low level of energy will likely make every little pain feel worse and when you’re getting a piercing, the pain might be a lot more severe than it actually would be, if you’d gotten more sleep. So rest up and ensure a good several hours of sleep is in the tank before getting the piercing done.

Make sure to eat plenty

Eating plenty is another key part of preparing for a piercing and ensuring you have a good experience when getting into the piercing chair.

You’ll want to eat foods that are rich in carbohydrates and sugars will be your best bet when it comes to getting a piercing procedure of any kind. This will give your body the endurance it needs to navigate through the pain and the immediate feelings you’ll have after the procedure has been done.

Take some snacks with you so that you can top up your energy levels if nerves are setting in before the piercing happens.

Don’t drink before the piercing

As much as it might feel good to do so, don’t drink before the piercing. This is the last thing you want to do because drinking alcohol can thin the blood and make it harder for your blood to clot when cut. As piercings are cut to the skin’s surface, you’ll find yourself in a bit of a situation if you’re drinking any amount before getting a piercing. 

Try to relax

As much as it can be hard to do so when you’re nervous and bracing for the pain, try to relax. If you don’t relax, then chances are it’s going to be more painful. Try to listen to relaxing music beforehand or practice some breathing techniques beforehand to see if that helps.

Use a trusted piercing expert

You’ll know if you’ve done your research and looked at, for example, an eyebrow piercing guide, that you’ll want to use a trusted piercing expert. Regardless of whether this is your first or last ever piercing you get, your body should be in the hands of someone you trust implicitly to do the job right.


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