Body Piercing Injury Claims

Body piercing is the practice of cutting or puncturing part of the body so that an opening is made in which jewellery can be worn. Body piercing has become increasingly popular, to an extent that the conventional ear piercing is not the only thing people desire to have pierced nowadays.

Ears, nose, lip, tongue, belly button and neck are some of the piercings people now desire. It is not just the piercing location on the body which has changed. More extravagant and bizarre jewellery has become available for piercing, and as a result so have the methods of piercing, such as stretching and dermal anchors.

Body piercing has been regulated in the UK since 2006. Although the industry is regulated there is no specifically approved training course available for body piercing.

If a piercing establishment has not registered with your local council then you should avoid getting anything pierced using their facilities. Unregistered practitioners are more likely to use unsafe piercing techniques and are less likely to adhere to good hygiene and sterilisation practises. Unfortunately, however, the same can be said for a number of licensed piercing parlours.

Risk of Body Piercing

As piercing involves the cutting or piercing of human flesh there comes a risk of certain injuries or complications, such as:

  • Infection
  • Migration
  • Rejection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Punctured artery or nerve

(This list is not exhaustive)

Claiming compensation for a Body Piercing gone wrong

If you have suffered any of the symptoms above or believe part of your body has been disfigured because of a negligent piercing studio then you could be entitled to claim compensation. For more information on piercing claims speak to our beauty treatment injury claims experts.

For more information about body piercing claims please contact our beauty treatment injury solicitors on 0151 735 1000, or complete our call back request form and one of our Liverpool solicitors will call you back at a time that is suitable for you.


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