Are you ready to get pierced again? Well, why not try the teardrop piercing? If you are feeling bold and want something different when it comes to body piercing, you may want to try the teardrop piercing. This piercing got its name because the pierced section is located just above the apples of the cheeks, right where tears usually fall. Those who get the teardrop piercing use the same earrings that are used for the belly or the forehead.
Before getting this type of piercing, here are some important things to keep in mind:
Visibility – The teardrop piercing is very visible, unless you remove the earrings. It’s right at the ears and the hole extends almost an inch, so you can’t really wear a normal earring to get through it.
Pain tolerance – Most people say that this type of piercing does not hurt. But, in truth, it can. In fact, it depends on your own tolerance for pain and also on the skin you have in that area. Remember that facial skin is smoother and sometimes thinner than other parts of the body.
Sensitive skin – The teardrop piercing is done directly on your skin. So make sure your face is not so sensitive because you will have to disinfect the piercing in two weeks, very regularly. Make sure to apply rubbing alcohol to the area without risk of breakouts or facial allergies.
Apart from these things, you also need make a note of the person who will get the piercing. Hygiene is very important. Make sure it is only done by a specialist who actually uses clean tools. Here are some tips you can use to find the best piercing artist to do this job for you:
Ask your friends for recommendations – Get in touch with your own network of friends. Ask them for their own recommendations. They may be able to give you the contact details of a good artist for the job.
Take a trip to the place – Before getting pierced, take the time to go to the location and see how the artist will actually get the job done on you. Does the place look clean? Do they use sanitized tools there? Are you comfortable with the person who is going to do the work with you? It’s also good to find a store that’s close to your home so you don’t have to travel far with your new piercing.
Talk to your artist – Tell your artist what you like and if you have pain issues, be honest about it. Ask questions about your teardrop piercing, especially how to clean it. They will be the best people to ask about it anyway. You can also ask if they could provide you with the earring, as some stores may only be willing to do the work, but it will be up to you for the earrings.