Welcome to “piercing gone wrong”, a website packed with piercing safety advice. Our practical guides can help you avoid the pain of a body piercing injury and piercing infection.
As recently as the 1980’s, body piercings were so unusual they turned heads. People with lip, navel or eyebrow piercings were often seen as ‘strange’ .
In 2010 only extreme body piercing is commonly perceived as dangerous. People of all ages have body piercings and society is more accepting. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that ten percent of people have a body piercing in a place other than their earlobe.
With so many people getting body piercings, accidents happen.
Latest statistics show that 1 in 4 body piercings require medical attention. For some people, their piercing gone wrong is more serious. Piercing accidents can lead to long term disability. Some people die as a result of their injuries or from piercing infection.
“Piercing gone wrong” is owned by Macks Solicitors. Our personal injury team are worried by the rise in body piercing accidents that are injuring our clients. Piercing injuries and piercing infection not only damage people’s bodies, they can have long term effects on their work life and emotional well-being.
Our website gives information about piercing dangers and practical ways to keep safe.
Our news feed keeps you updated on the latest piercing news. Our team search the world’s media to bring you piercing stories from around the world.
What is a “piercing gone wrong”?
The most common piercing problems are allergies, painful wounds, swelling and skin irritation. These injuries are usually minor and heal quickly with medical care
Serious injuries from a piercing gone wrong:
· Permanent piercing scars
· Excessive bleeding
· Piercing infection
· Blood poisoning
· Blood borne infections
· Psychological trauma
· Nerve damage
· Loss of sensation around the piercing
Why do piercings go wrong?
A “piercing gone wrong” can have many causes. Some are genuine accidents – a serious allergic reaction to the jewellery or the latex gloves used by the piercer.
Some piercing ‘accidents’ are caused by negligence. Many piercing problems are caused by broken health and safety rules, inexperienced piercers and poor hygiene standards
Body piercing laws are more relaxed than for tattoo artists. Minimal training is needed for piercings such as ear lobes, and there are no age restrictions for most body piercings.
Aftercare can prevent a “piercing gone wrong”. The biggest cause of piercing problems is poor aftercare advice.
Common piercings like ear or nose studs are seen as ‘harmless’ and piercers neglect to provide aftercare advice. In fact, ear lobe piercings regularly become infected. As a result, people can become seriously unwell
Legal care for a “piercing gone wrong”
Macks Solicitors help victims of piercing injuries to claim compensation. A compensation claim can pay for specialist medical care following a piercing accident, and recover lost earnings as a result of your injuries.
We hope that our guides to piercing safety can protect you and your family. If you have been the victim of a piercing gone wrong, contact Macks today.
Call Macks on our free phoneline or use our two-minute online claim form.