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How do I find a safe place to get a piercing done?

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A sterile environment is the most important thing to consider when deciding where to go to get pierced.

Here are some tips for finding a safe place to get your piercing done:

  • Check with your doctor. Some doctors' offices will do basic ear piercings.
  • Research piercing shops that use safe procedures or are licensed by the state.
  • If you are going to a stand in a mall, make sure employees use a sterile, single-use piercing gun.

From: Piercing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Body Piercing."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation web site: "Piercing."

Family Doctor web site: "Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES:

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Body Piercing."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation web site: "Piercing."

Family Doctor web site: "Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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