Am I suitable for the piercing I want?

If you’re already set on which piercing to get next, hold up. At Punktured, we won’t just pierce you and take your money, no questions asked. This is because some piercings may not be suitable for your anatomy.

We want your piercing to look good and heal property. In short, we want you to love it and come away from your experience with nothing but nice things to say. As such, you can be sure that we’ll always be up front and honest with you. If something isn’t going to work, then we’ll tell you.

Why might a piercing be unsuitable?

We’re very glad you asked. There are actually a few reasons, so we’ll just get right into it.

Firstly, everybody’s anatomy is different. This is why we always check to make sure your body is suitable before going ahead with the piercing. One such example is navels, where you can have ‘innies’, ‘outies’, or in between.

People come in all shapes and sizes too, so a ‘traditional’ navel piercing may not work. It may also be worth opting for an alternative jewellery style if the piece won’t cooperate with your body. Unfortunately, there are some instances when a piercing is simply not going to play ball.

Placement is another factor to consider. Some people’s ears are not suited to scaffolding, for example. In this case, 2 conches may work better. If you can have a scaffolding but also wear glasses, we may need to consider alternative angles to ensure your glasses are not a hindrance.

It’s also important that you are realistic about whether a new piercing can fit in with your lifestyle. Can you really keep a fresh piercing clean and safe if you’re playing rugby or another high contact sport several times a week?

Regardless of lifestyle, we always advise against piercings in very mobile areas such as the hands and fingers. They run the risk of catching on clothes etc., therefore they’re more partial to injury and infection.

Are there any piercings that you will not do?

We really care about the safety and wellbeing of our clients. As such, there are some piercings that we flatly refuse to perform.

One such example is horizontal tongue piercings. This involves pinning the two muscles of the tongue together, which can prevent them from working independently. Other risks associated with horizontal tongue piercings include gum erosion, chipped teeth, and lisps.

We don’t do snug piercings either. Why? Well, they just don’t want to heal. Ears hate being pierced here, so they will reject the piercing and almost certainly scar. Oh, and it’s a pretty painful process too. For a lovely alternative, we can offer a ‘faux snug’. This involves using 2 barbells which look like a surface piercing to stunning effect.

Are there any other reasons I may not be suitable for a piercing?

Yes! Before getting excited about a piercing, make sure that you actually have the body part in question. This might sound a bit silly, but it does happen. One example is a lip frenum, which not everybody is blessed with.

At Punktured, we’re very passionate about what we do – we adore the art of body piercing. This is why we will only give you a piercing a) that you’re sure about and b) that’s right for you. And do remember, if you have any issues during the aftercare period, we’re always on hand to lend some advice. Just pop back into the shop and we’ll take care of you.

Still have questions? No problem! Give us a call on 01273 688144 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours. If you’d prefer a face-to-face chat, then that’s fine too. Pop by and say hi!

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