Does your teenager want to get a piercing? So how should you act? What are the risks of doing it?
Nowadays getting a piercing or a tattoo is in the light of the day and is without a doubt one of the headaches of any parent. Despite parental opposition, most young people end up putting one or more on various parts of the body. Then I will tell you a little more about piercings and the risk that putting one on can pose if the necessary measures and precautions have not been taken.
PIERCINGS IN TEENS
Piercings consist of piercing some part of the body such as the ears, lips or tongue and inserting earrings or earrings in them. This fashion is in full swing and many young people choose to get said piercing in order to experience something new or to stand out in front of others.
Today, wearing piercings is normal and does not usually create social rejection, although most parents totally disagree that their children wear one on their body
HOW TO ACT IF YOUR CHILD WANTS TO GET A PIERCING
If your child wants to get a piercing, do not get nervous and talk to him at all times. It is important to talk with him and let him know the advantages and disadvantages of getting a piercing. In the event that you want to do it, you must know at all times what risks it may have and the care that you must take so that said piercing does not become infected . Getting a piercing is not the end of the world for a parent and it is something that must be discussed and accepted within limits.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF GETTING A PIERCING?
Putting a piercing in an area of the body may involve some other risks that your child should know:
- The greatest risk of getting a piercing is that of a possible infection. That is why it is essential to have the piercing done in a place that has the minimum conditions of safety and hygiene. It is good to go to a place that has good opinions and references.
- Another risk of getting a piercing is having the odd problem with the scar from the piercing itself. At first there should be no problems since the wound usually heals quickly , however in humid areas such as the tongue it usually takes a little longer.
- Another risk that can be posed by getting a piercing is allergy or possible rejection. In this case, it is advisable to replace the material with another that does not cause allergies. In the case of rejection it is important to remove the earring before the inflammation can go further .
CARING FOR A PIERCING
If your son finally decides to choose to get a piercing, it is important to remind him of a series of hygiene and cleaning precautions that he must take into account:
- Before touching the piercing or wound, it is essential to wash your hands well with soap and water.
- In the event that the piercing is on the tongue or lips, it is important that your child clean his mouth very well in order to prevent the piercing from becoming infected.
- The bedding should be clean and, if possible, made of cotton in order to avoid possible infection.
If you have a teenage son, there will likely come a time when he wants to get a piercing. Given this, it only remains to sit next to him and talk in a calm way about the subject.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.