So if you’re an active Ghanaian twitter user you would know about the ordeal Ama Governor, a Youtuber went through to get her nose piercing done. A little over a month ago, her nose piercing video went viral since it looked excruciatingly painful and slow.
This began the conversation about whether a nose piercing done with a gun was better than using a needle. Let’s clear this up, shall we?
The truth of the matter is that the guns are easy to use and can perform the piercing job faster. The only problem is that, there are different guns for different parts of the bodies but here in Ghana, most places use the ear gun for other body parts like the nose.
Apart from that, piercing guns use blunt studs that have butterfly backs. These can easily harbour bacteria and gunk, which can infect a new piercing. The studs are sometimes made of a low-grade material which causes allergic reactions, scarring, and infection.
There can be major tissue trauma when a piercing is performed with a gun.
The piercing guns hold blunt studs, and when these studs are forced through the tissues, it literally rips the tissue in order to make room for the jewellery. Especially if your piercing will go through the cartilage, it can shatter with blunt force.
The long and short of it is, using the needle is better, waaaaayy better than the gun. The cons of using a gun outweigh and outnumber the pros but its still up to you.
There are many people who never experience any problems when getting piercings with piercing guns at the studio, but do you really want to take that chance?
The choice is yours.