Two of the more common and undesirable outcomes of piercing are piercing rejection and piercing migration.
Piercing migration occurs when your jewelry moves from its original position, and settles and eventually heals in a new location.
Piercing rejection occurs when the jewelry is completely expelled from the body.
Piercing migration occurs for a few reasons:
- When unsuitable skin is pierced
- Not enough skin is pierced
- Jewelry may be too small in diameter
- Jewelry may be too thin in guage
- Jewelry may be of poor quality.
These problems are more common if you piercing is done by an inexperienced piercer.
Piercing migration and Piercing rejection may also occur if:
- You use harsh aftercare products – read more about piercing aftercare here for more detailed information.
- You follow poor health habits
- You experience physical or emotional trauma during the healing phase.
Sometimes your body may reject a piercing for no apparent reason. Sometimes placing a foreign object through your skin is the simple reason the piercing is rejected. Make sure to see an experienced piercer when getting your piercing done and be sure to follow piercing aftercare guidelines strictly. Piercing migration or piercing rejection will be much less likely in these conditions.
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