OK. It sucks to hear, right? “No, you can’t have this.” “No, you can’t do this.” Especially when you really want something! The heart wants what the heart wants, baby.
Alas, you beautiful human, when WE tell you “No”, it's strictly to protect you. It is always in the best interest, health, and safety of your body. So don’t unfriend us, OK? We care about you!
Let's get into the why of the “No”, ya’ dig?
Honey, we would love to take your money. The sad part is, there are people/piercers out there who will. Even when they know full well, you do not have the proper anatomy to have the piercing you want. Oh yes, they’ll just yee-haw jewelry in there and wish you a good day!
Do you know what that means? It means there is a HUGE risk your body will reject the piercing. Rejection is your body defending itself. Fighting to rid itself of a foreign object that it has recognized as something that is NOT supposed to be there. That is literally, the purpose of your immune system.
You know when you get a sliver, and you leave it there for a couple weeks because it's too deep, and your body pushes it out by creating swelling, redness, puss/discharge, pain, etc?
THAT, is rejection. On a smaller scale. Not pretty, and it hurts.
Now rejection of a piercing is MUCH worse. It happens over a longer period of time. It comes and goes. This is because the foreign object (jewelry) is bigger and harder to get rid of. It takes a longer, more effort.
Your body begins to periodically attack it. If left in too long, this causes swelling, sometimes severe pain and discomfort, puss, discharge, redness, and in most cases (not all)… significant, permanent, scarring.
Let's hear that again. Significant, permanent, scarring.
Not only are you out all the money you paid for it, you must take the jewelry out which means the complete loss of the piercing, and you will also have scars forever (plus the pain that came with getting to this point).
All it takes is your anatomy being slightly off. A little too flat, a little too curved, a little too thin, etc.
***A GOOD PIERCER WILL TELL YOU NO***
A good Piercer will evaluate anatomy. They will be honest. A good piercer will advise you on whether or not it is safe for you to continue with the piercing you want. If not, they will educate you on why they believe it isn’t safe, and what your personal risks may be. They will help you find safe alternatives, which ultimately may mean a totally different piercing. They will not just take your money.
A good, trustworthy Piercer… will tell you no, and give you a reason.
We have been doing this for years. We have spent countless hours, days, and years of our lives studying and dedicating ourselves to being educated. We are trained industry professionals. It is our duty to look after you. We are also human beings, and it is our duty to care for you, and about you.
We will not do something we KNOW is not safe for you. Something we know will possibly cause you unnecessary pain, trauma, scarring, the list goes on.
It may be a no to the piercing, but it is a yes to you, your health, and the wellbeing of your body. We want the absolute best for you, and nothing less! So lets stay friends, OK?
Luar Body Piercing