Navigating The Ins & Outs Of Using A Client’s Jewellery For A New Piercing

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Whenever you go for piercing, you might think of using your own favourite jewellery, and you want your piercer to use that jewellery for the procedure. Although the idea may seem convenient or sentimental, but there are several complexities and considerations involved in using a client’s jewellery for a new piercing. You might be thinking this is all lame but in this blog post, we will explore the details of this process and investigate into the potential risks, benefits, and important factors to consider when making this decision.

Understanding the Risks and Challenges:

 Using a client’s jewellery for a new piercing can pose various risks and challenges for both the piercer and the client. Firstly, the jewellery may not be suitable for the specific piercing being performed that lead to improper placement or increased risk of complications such as migration or rejection. Additionally, the jewellery may not meet the necessary standards of quality and safety, potentially causing allergic reactions or infections. So, every piercer must carefully assess the condition, material, and design of the client’s jewellery to determine its suitability for the intended piercing.

Assessing Jewellery Compatibility:

Before proceeding with using a client’s jewellery for a new piercing, it is essential to evaluate its compatibility with the piercing site and procedure. Factors such as the gauge, length, and style of the jewellery must be considered to ensure a proper fit and optimal healing conditions. This is because the wrong gauge size may lead to tearing, so in some cases, modifications, or adjustments may be necessary to accommodate the client’s jewellery to ensure its compatibility with the piercing. Piercers must communicate openly with clients about any concerns or limitations regarding their jewellery to make informed decisions.

Communicating with the Client:

Sometimes it happens that client’s tries to convince piercer to use their jewellery due to which it becomes important for piercer to effectively communicate with the client when considering the use of their jewellery for a new piercing. Piercers should educate clients about the potential risks and benefits associated with using their jewellery, as well as any alternative options available. Piercers should inform their clients about the importance of proper aftercare and monitoring to minimise the risk of complications. Moreover, transparency and honesty are key in establishing trust and ensuring that clients are well-informed and confident in their decision.

Exploring Alternative Solutions:

In cases where using a client’s jewellery may not be feasible or advisable, exploring alternative solutions is essential. Piercers may recommend high-quality, internally threaded or threadless jewellery from their inventory, ensuring optimal fit, safety, and compatibility with the piercing. Additionally, it is important to consider custom ordering or special ordering jewellery to meet the client’s preferences and requirements. By offering alternative solutions, piercers can prioritise the client’s safety and satisfaction while maintaining professional standards and integrity.


Sterilisation is one of the most important things when comes to piercings. Especially when it is your new piercing. When the piercing is freshly done you should be 100% sure that there are no dust particles on it and it is important to know that jewellery which has to be inserted into the piercing hole is sterilised. Moreover, it is important to know does that jewellery withstand the sterilisation process. The jewellery used for your initial piercing is properly sterilised and undergoes high pressure and temperature precisely 270 kPa pressure and 270 °F. This intense environment ensures the elimination of any bacteria or contaminants that could cause infections. However, it also presents challenges for certain types of jewellery. For instance, adhesives used in gem settings may not withstand the heat and pressure, leading to potential damage or breakage during sterilization.

It is recommended for clients to properly educate themselves about the piercing jewellery especially the jewellery used initially for the piercing. This will help them to understand the complexities of using their jewellery, thus it is important for the piercer and the client to carefully consider, assess and communicate to minimise the future problems. No doubt the idea of using your jewellery seems appealing, but on the other hand it is essential to prioritise safety, compatibility, and optimal healing conditions. By understanding the risks and challenges involved, piercers can ensure a positive and successful piercing experience for their clients. If you have any questions or experiences to share regarding this topic, we invite you to leave a comment below.

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