I once had a patient who had 27 piercings on her face/head and multiple (couldn’t count them all) tattoos. Naturally, I thought she would be a breeze to work with. Ummm…No. She was afraid of needles. (WHAT?????)
Oral piercings (lips, cheeks, tongue) are on the rise, and unlike the cartilage of the ears, piercing the soft tissues of the mouth and face can pose serious oral and general health risks. Knowing the risks before you decide to pierce will help you avoid some of the pitfalls.