What is a piercing?
Piercings to the face and body involves the practice of puncturing or cutting part of the human body.  Methods often include the use of a needle or piercing gun. 

What is the procedure?
The skin should be disinfected and the person carrying out the piercing should wear surgical gloves. The piercing equipment used should be sterile.

What are the risks of piercings?
Poor hygienic practices can put you at risk. Some risks specific to piercing can include:

  • Allergic reaction to the metal used in piercing jewellery
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Abscesses and swelling
  • Blood poisoning
  • Scarring

If you have suffered with any of the problems listed above, you may have a claim for compensation.

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