A piercing is the creation of an opening in a part of the body for the insertion of jewelry. Piercings are popular, especially among adolescents and young adults.
Piercings might be more common than ever, but don't take piercing lightly. Potential risks and complications include:
If you're interested in getting a piercing, here's what you need to know about how safety precautions, the placement of your piercing and how well you care for it can affect your risk of infection and proper healing.