Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn.

This is an invasive procedure with risks and in the past there have been reported problems with almost a 1/3 of all piercings.

The Risks

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Tearing of the pierced area

Piercers are expected to sanitize the location to be pierced as well as their hands, even though they will often wear gloves during the procedure. Quite frequently, these gloves will be changed multiple times, often one pair for each step of setup to avoid cross contamination. Tools and jewellery should be sterilized in autoclaves, and non-autoclavable surfaces should be cleaned with disinfectant agents on a regular basis and between clients.  A reputable piercing studio should also provide clients with written and verbal aftercare instructions.

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after having a piercing, contact our specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming for any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial Procedures – if you have to have your procedure corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the practitioner or company that carried out the original procedure.

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the practitioner or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

Contact our specialist Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.