|The Dangers of Piercing|
Complications from body piercings relate to the body part pierced. Ear cartilage piercings do not heal as quickly as lobe piercings because of the different type of tissue and pressure on the piercing area during sleep.
Tongue piercings initially swell a large amount but heal quickly because of the tongues great blood supply.
Nipple piercings may burrow through some of the milk-producing ducts and cause infection or problems if a woman wishes to breast feed an infant later in her life.
Navel piercings become infected easily because tight-fitting clothes do not allow enough air to circulate and allow moisture to collect around the piercing site. The teen may have healing problems if the selected jewelry is not the correct jewelry for the pierced area. If the jewelry is too thin or too heavy, the body may reject the jewelry and work to expel it like a splinter. If the jewelry is too small in diameter, the jewelry may cut off the blood supply and cause a lot of swelling and pain.