With the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases, such as Hepatitis C, the blame has been placed on unsafe tools used for body piercing and tattoos. Those who work in the market are mainly unregulated with no health checks conducted or, if they are, they’re so random that one can easily slip through unnoticed. In Australia the guide lines are that the customer should make sure that the place of business appears clean as well as the artists.
Wow! How does that work when it comes to hidden germs and microbes? People today get body piercings to all parts of the body, including their genitals, nipples, and tongue. One would definitely need properly autoclaved and germ free tools to execute any procedure that invades the skin. Yes, body piercing is an operation and mostly done without surgical guidelines.
Just how smart is a teenager at deciding on whether a premise is clean and if the tools used are sterile?
The security lines are so vague that young people would not be interested in them unless they are of a higher intellect. In the latter case they probably would not be seen dead near such a place. The judgment for most are their friends who have had procedures done there and have survived.
The concealed side-effects of body piercing and tattoos are often not realised for a while. They could lead to more than infections as many suffer horrible psychological problems when the art they thought they were getting turns out to not be the same. Things can go wrong and some suffer from illnesses that can have a while to heal.
While body piercing of nipples and genitals apparently increases sensations during stimulation the body is capable of performing in this way without it. If something is amiss in that area then a doctor may be the best person to consult rather than someone in a store desirous of accepting your money.
The bottom line is that nobody piercing procedure is secure and anybody with a working brain should think about it well before subjecting themselves to it. Can you hold a loaded gun to your head and pull the trigger? That’s about what it amounts to if you are unlucky enough to select the wrong operator.