If you’re an avid shopper, you’d have come across offers that involve free ear piercing, by means of a piercing gun, along with the purchase of earrings.
And despite recent developments which include disposable piercing inserts as a part of the contraption, there are problems that often come up with using piercing guns.
So, here are 3 reasons why you should avoid piercing guns:
#1: Risk of Infection and Disease
Even if newer guns have disposable cartridges, there’s every chance of an infection especially if the parts are used incorrectly or the operator doesn’t follow standard hygiene practices. In most cases, body fluids or blood which remain on the piercing gun get transmitted to the next individual who wants to get their ears pierced.
#2: Piercing Guns Cause Blunt Force Trauma to Earlobes
Most piercing guns force blunt-ended studs into ear tissue, which is not only painful but causes to the tissue as well. On the other hand, if you use the services of a piercing professional, they use hollow and very sharp needles that will cause little damage and is painless, to say the least. And which is why opting for the services of the latter is a better choice.
#3: Little or no piercer training
Most personnel who have worked at retail establishments say that they’ve had little or no training when it comes to piercing. And if they’ve had any training at all, this would have only been for not more than a few hours.
It begs the question as to with such little training, how would they be able to instruct consumers in regard to proper aftercare or even follow proper guidelines themselves when it comes to sanitation.