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Contrary to popular belief it is NOT a good idea to drink alcoholic beverages before getting pierced or tattooed. This is because alcohol thins the blood and can cause bleed-outs, prevent proper clotting (healing) or cause dizzyness, nausea or feinting. Some people have found that taking Tylenol (acetaminophine) before a body piercing can reduce the pain felt without the blood-thinning risk. (Note: do NOT take Aspirin, as this (like alcohol) will thin the blood and you will be exposing your client to greater risk of injury or bleeding.)
When it comes to numbing sprays or gels, we cannot endorse fully the use of these products as their effectiveness seems to differ from individual to individual. While there may be a few that give some relief it is not guaranteed AND they are very expensive to use!
One of the easiest ways to ensure your piercing will be quick and pain-free is to use lazer-sharp piercing needles. If you are looking for a self piercing kit, you will find the safest professional-grade body piercing kits HERE that include the sharpest needles available and pre-sterilized and pouched body jewelry. Remember, the sharper the needle the less skin resistance you will feel and the faster it is over with! the use of sharp piercing needles reduces the pain felt during a piercing. You can find ultra-sharp needles, supplies and body piercing kits and this fine online seller of body piercing kits and supplies.
Best of the Best Nose Piercing Kits for
So how can you tell the difference between an inferior nose piercing kit and a safe nose piercing kit to use? I can tell you right now that I founded Hottie Body Jewelry back in 2009 with the purpose of providing accurate information and piercing kits and materials to those of you that are either choosing to self-pierce or are beginning a career in body piercing. I have over 35 years of combined medical and body piercing experience to draw from and have trained hundreds of body piercers through my courses over the years.
Here is the BIG difference in the nose piercing kits I offer versus the rest of the sellers out there, whom with all due respect, don’t know the first thing about what it takes to pierce:
1. There are two types of nose piercing kits that are available; piercing kits that have needles that are used to create the hole for the nose jewelry and kits that offer a cartridge with the jewelry inside of it. Either type is safe to use IF the body jewelry is STERILIZED.
2. A proper piercing kit of any kind should include; a sterile laser-sharpened piercing needle or proper gauge and length, skin preparation (i.e. alcohol swab(s) for disinfecting the skin area before piercing, proper tools (i.e. the minimum tool for nose piercing is a cork, and of course the correct body jewelry gauged for noses to match with the needle gauge. Now, here is where the big difference in nose piercing kits is found – 98% of the piercing kits sold on ebay, Walmart, amazon, bodyj4you and etsy include non-sterile and dangerous jewelry that is sent ‘loose’ that should NEVER be used in a fresh initial piercing! If the photos of the kit show the jewelry ‘loose’ it is not sterile, simple as that. The nose piercing kits offered on my site can be ordered to include all body jewelry pre-sterilized and in color-changing sterile pouches so that the jewelry is kept safe and sterile until the moment you pierce. I also offer professional grade piercing kits with factory new jewelry that is unsterilized for my professional piercer clients that own autoclaves and choose to pouch and sterilize their own body jewelry. If you are a novice and do not own an autoclave (a $2k to 4k piece of equipment) you should ALWAYS order your piercing kits with sterilized body jewelry that comes in the color-changing pouches.