While there are numerous reasons to not get pierced with a piercing gun, one of the most critical reasons: is that the actual piercing edge of the piercing gun stud is blunt, and not sharp enough to make an actual clean incision thru the flesh. What’s actually happening with a gunned piercing, is that a dull stud is forcefully shoved thru the flesh using a spring loaded mechanism inside the piercing gun. Because the stud does not make a sharp incision like a needle, this blunt force trauma results in a lot of excessive pain, and the piercing channel will be collapsed and never heal correctly. This is why gunned piercings, even years later, will often “hurt” or bleed when changing jewelry, it is because the actual channel inside the flesh is destroyed.
Piercing needles do not cause additional trauma as they are designed by the industry to create a small incision and reduce resistance as the needle glides into the skin, only allowing enough space for the jewelry to slide comfortably into the new piercing site.
⚠️Professional body piercers will always use industry standard single-use needles. (Yes! Even needles follow strict regulations)
⚠️Professional body piercers will never use a piercing gun! Shops that use ear piercing by guns are in the business of making a quick buck while endangering the client, and are not considered professional piercing service!
DEMONSTRATION OF NEEDLE PIERCING METHOD WE USE
WHY ARE PIERCING GUNS BAD?