14K yellow gold Fleur-de-lis pendant
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
DOES IT HURT?
When performed by an experienced piercer, most piercings require only a second to be performed and pain is minimized. Most people experience some level of discomfort or pain during the piercing procedure. The amount of discomfort or pain you feel is influenced not only by the location of the piercing but by your state of mind.
Many people find breathing exercises helpful towards relaxation, concentrating on breathing slowly and deeply during the entire procedure, even while the piercer is preparing for the piercing. Many piercers will work with your breathing pattern, either by piercing on your exhale or on your signal. Holding your breath will cause you to tense.
A feeling of light headedness or slight dizziness during the first 10 to 20 minutes after the piercing is not unusual. Some people feel a rush of adrenaline and endorphins. Both sensations are the part of body's natural chemical response to what it perceives as a sudden injury.
Some people do react strongly enough to faint. If you feel faint recline with your legs elevated. People who have not eaten within 6 hours of getting pierced are more likely to feel faint.
Most importantly do not feel embarrassed if you do feel lightheaded, faint, or become nauseous. You cannot control how your body reacts and your piercer is already familiar with and prepared to handle these responses.
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