Can I Get Multiple Piercings at Once? A Guide to Planning Your Piercings October 7, 2019 – Posted in: Piercing Advice – Tags: ,

These days, many people are rocking double, triple, or even quadruple piercings. Since piercings have become so popular, there’s really no limit to the piercings that you can get. 

However, when you poke a needle through your body multiple times, there will be some consequences. Besides standard wound healing—swelling, red skin, discomfort—your body will react if you get too many piercings done at once.

Here’s everything you need to know about getting pierced multiple times at once.

Is it possible to get more than one piercing in one sitting?

The short answer is yes, you can get more than one piercing in a single sitting.

The number of piercings that you can get in one sitting will depend upon your individual ability to handle pain as well as where they are placed and how healthy you are.

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Dizziness is a sign that you need to stop piercing.

Listen to your body, and communicate with your piercer

When you receive any wound, including a piercing, your body is going to have a reaction. As part of our survival instincts, we enter into a sort of fight-or-flight mode, and you will feel physical consequences.

When sitting in the piercer’s chair, you might feel a variety of symptoms—cold sweats, dizziness, nausea. These can occur for a number of reasons, including nerves or low blood sugar. Before you get a piercing, make sure that you have eaten enough, and drink plenty of water. This should help minimize any of these issues.

If you start feeling dizzy, ask your piercer to take a short break. Often, letting the feeling pass, drinking some water, and eating a small snack can help you feel good as new and ready for your next round of piercings. Don’t push yourself too hard; it’s okay to wait and finish your piercing another day, too.

Most reputable piercers won’t do more than 3 or 4 piercings in one sitting. If they’ve pierced you before and know your pain tolerance, they might be willing to do a few more, but it can be hard on your body, and you don’t want to push your limits.

If you do get multiple piercings at once, your piercer will likely stick to one body part at a time. For instance, if you’re planning on getting a line of helix piercings on both ears, your piercer will probably only do one ear at a time. This is to ease the healing process; if you get both ears done at once, you won’t be able to lay your head on either side, making sleep difficult.

If you do get multiple piercings, be sure to choose a reputable piercer that you trust. As long as you communicate how you’re feeling, they’ll be able to guide you through the process and recommend when it’s time to stop piercing.

Multiple piercing aftercare

You might think that healing multiple piercings would be more difficult than healing one, but the process will look the same. However, conducting multiple cleanses per day will take time, so you must be prepared to give every piercing the attention it needs.

If you get multiple piercings done near each other, keep in mind that swelling will likely be substantial. This will lead to more discomfort in the early days of healing.

When you receive a new piercing, getting used to the new jewelry can be difficult. If you have many new pieces of jewelry, you need to be aware of the jewelry and careful not to snag or tear it. If you have a hard time adjusting to new jewelry, then you might only want to get one or two at a time.

Getting multiple piercings at once depends on the location of the piercings in relation to each other and your body’s ability to heal. It’s important to seek out knowledgeable, experienced piercers, and discuss your desires and possible risks of doing multiple piercings. Find a piercer you trust, get plenty of sleep, and make sure that you eat before the procedure, and you shouldn’t have a problem receiving multiple piercings.

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