Though not everyone, of course, has a piercing, body piercings are far from uncommon. In fact, you probably know a lot of people who have them, whether you actually realize they have a piercing or not. And while, generally, if you do your research and think things through, piercings really shouldn't be super dangerous, there are still some gross things that happen to your body when you get a piercing, or things that can happen to you, that you might want to make sure you consider and keep in mind when deciding whether or not to get a piercing, as well as where to potentially get one.
One of the more obvious decisions that you have to make when you're thinking about getting a piercing is, of course, where you want that piercing to be. While you might think that a lot of places have the same pros and cons associated with them, there really can be different factors for each. Perhaps the biggest decision that comes with deciding to get a piercing is where you're going to go to get that piercing and who you're going to have do the piercing. Doing research, meeting or speaking with your piercer ahead of time (if possible), and asking questions can help you determine if it's the right place for you. You can't definitively prevent every potential gross thing associated with piercings from happening, but they're worth knowing about all the same.