Your Lifestyle Can Affect the Healing Process
Love to party? Sleep on a certain side? These are all things Brian suggests you keep in mind when going in for a piercing.
BKT: If you’re out partying every night, drinking alcohol, using drugs, and not sleeping, your body’s going to heal at a slower rate. If you’re constantly pulling the piercing, hitting it, messing with it, bumping it, irritating it, that’s going to hinder it from healing properly. You have to leave it alone. Less care is best care.
PS: What should you consider before you get pierced?
BKT: Do I have enough maturity to take care of this piercing? Am I riding motorcycles? Am I gonna pierce my ear when I’m wearing a helmet everyday? That’s probably not the best idea. Am I going on a camping trip for two months and not being able to shower? It’s probably not good to get pierced then.