Summer is here! What better way to celebrate the season than with a new piercing? If you’re wondering which piercings are perfect for the summer months and which you should avoid, we have the answers you need.

When deciding what type of body piercing to get this summer, it’s important to keep in mind that swimming and summer go hand-in-hand, but swimming and new piercings don’t. There are a number of body piercings that take just 4-6 weeks to heal, so you do have options for piercings you could get early in the summer that would heal quickly enough for you to enjoy swimming later in the season. Some of the best options in terms of faster healing times are earlobe piercings, lip piercings, eyebrow piercings, tongue piercings, and a handful of male and female genital piercings, like VCH piercings and frenum piercings. Cartilage ear piercings, nose piercings, nipple piercings, belly button piercings, dermal piercings, surface piercings, and more invasive genital piercings like apadravya piercings all take longer to heal, so give cautious consideration to getting one of these piercings during the summer.

Before getting a nose, lip, tongue, or genital piercing this summer, there are two more factors you should consider in addition to the fact that you’ll have to avoid swimming while your new piercing heals: allergies and summer flings. If you have summer allergies, you may want to hold off getting a septum piercing, nostril piercing, or other type of nose-piercing until fall or winter, so you won’t have to worry about blowing your nose constantly while your sensitive new nose piercing is healing. Also keep in mind that summer is the season of love, and it can be hard to keep a partner’s mouth away from lip and tongue piercings and hands away from nipple and genital piercings while they’re healing. Now that you’ve read the warnings, you can choose the best summer piercing for you based on the activities you engage in most often during the summer months and the types of piercings you’re most interested in getting. If you don’t mind waiting until August to dive into a cool body of water, get any piercing you want! No summer allergies? Get that nose piercing you’ve been dying for, but keep your head out of the water this summer. Or, if you’re not worried about telling your partner “hands off”, go ahead and get the genital piercing you’ve been wanting.

 

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