Why choose to get pierced?
There’s no right or wrong answer here. You can say, for instance, that it significantly improves your image and sense of self-worth. Or that it enhances sexual sensations. Or you’re doing it out of sheer boredom.
Whatever your reason is, it’s always unique and intensely personal for every person who chooses to have a part of his or her body pierced with a cold piece of sterile metal. And then, there’s the ouch factor…
Getting your skin punctured always entails a certain level of pain. Some people think it’s not an issue at all, others can barely stand the thought of it.
Here are the some areas of the body that are commonly pierced, arranged from the least to the most amount of pain involved:
- Female Nipple
- Cartilage Piercings
- Male Nipple
Can you avoid painful piercings?
Of course, you can.
In many cases, it all actually depends on the expertise and experience of your piercer. We often hear anecdotes of people not knowing that the piercing has already been done until the seasoned piercer starts to clean up and give them after-care instructions.
If you have a low tolerance for pain, it might be a good idea to use a numbing cream or a topical anesthetic.
Numbing agents like GoNumb’s Insane Numbing Cream serve to dull or decrease the pain during the piercing. You can readily use these on body parts like the eyebrow, nostril, earlobe, and navel for you to enjoy the piercing and make it a unique experience minus the pain.
Read the application instructions carefully especially before applying a numbing agent to sensitive areas like nipples or genitals. Avoid using any of these products if you have a history of allergic reactions to anesthetics.
While it’s true that painful piercings can be avoided for the most part, it’s always wise to know what you’re doing and what you’re getting into before doing it.