What is a piercing?

Basically, the word “piercing” is often misunderstood as “jewelry* – but piercing means HOLE (in the skin).

Piercing is a form of body art, whereby rings or rods are attached to various parts of the human body by pulling the jewelry through the skin and underlying fatty or cartilaginous tissue. Piercings are worn for aesthetic or cultural reasons and require care and hygiene to avoid infection.

How is the piercing done?

I pierce the piercings with an indwelling vein needle, a so-called brown needle is used.
Here the needle is protected by a plastic coating. After the needle has been pierced through the skin, it is removed and disposed of in a waste container for contaminated needle material. Only the coating remains in the puncture channel. With the help of this cover, the jewelry is pushed through the puncture channel and fastened.

After the puncture, the jewelry may be moved but not changed for up to several weeks, otherwise the healing process is negatively affected and the risk of infection increases.

Ear piercing

An ear piercing is a type of piercing in which jewelry is pierced or inserted into the ear. There are different types of ear piercings, such as earlobe piercings, helix piercings (at the edge of the ear), tragus and rook piercings (in the cartilage area), daith and conch piercings (in the inner cartilage area). Ear piercings are widely used and can be worn for aesthetic, cultural or personal reasons

The healing time of a piercing can vary depending on the type of piercing and individual factors. However, it usually takes several weeks to several months to heal. During this time, it is important to keep the piercing clean, as recommended by the piercer, and maintain proper hygiene to avoid infection. Avoid touching or twisting the piercing so as not to disrupt healing. You may experience mild swelling, redness and discharge, which is usually part of the healing process.
It is advisable to follow your piercer’s instructions during the healing period and seek medical advice if you have any concerns or problems. Remember that healing time can vary depending on the type of piercing and individual predisposition.

Belly Piercing

The belly button piercing is usually pierced in the fold of skin surrounding the belly button, above or below the navel, and sits vertically. The most common variation of this piercing is on the upper edge.

Care and healing of the belly button piercing:
The belly button piercing is one of the most cumbersome piercings to heal because the belly (navel) is exposed to a lot of stimuli due to walking, bending and clothing. This piercing requires intensive care. (3 times a day – no more!)

A fresh piercing is usually covered with a sterile plaster for 2-3 days to protect the wound from inflammation. After that you should dab the upper and lower edge of the piercing with a disinfecting solution (Octenisept) 2-3 times (best in the morning and evening) until the piercing is completely healed and move the piercing so that the solution also reaches the pierced canal. The solution should be left to act for a while and then dabbed with a disposable cotton swab.

In the first weeks you should avoid public swimming pools, sauna, solarium and other sunbathing, because the risk is too high that bacteria get into the wound and it becomes inflamed.

Healing takes about 4-8 weeks, but in some cases it can take over a year (due to constant movement of the abdomen, walking, sitting etc). With a newly pierced piercing, the ring should not be replaced until complete healing.

Basic information about pain

The pain of piercing varies greatly depending on individual pain tolerance and the specific location of the piercing. Generally, pain is described as a brief stinging or burning sensation that occurs during piercing. Pain can be experienced differently from person to person – some people find it uncomfortable, while others find it tolerable.

After piercing, there may be a slight afterpain or tenderness in the pierced area, but in most cases, it subsides quickly. It is important to note that the pain is usually short-lived and most people can get through it just fine.