4. Venue
Location, location, location—this factor is crucial. Your child should do their homework (with your help, if you’re openly supportive of their decision to get pierced), and he or she should choose a reputable venue that prides itself on sanitation. If your kid is flirting with the idea of DIY piercing, make sure you stress the risks involved, such as prolonged bleeding, inflammation and/or nerve damage, abscesses (pus-filled areas of skin), chronic infection, and more.

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