As with any permanent or semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, it is always wise to think it over carefully before proceeding. Make sure you have considered all of the factors involved (i.e. your job, your spouse, your lifestyle, etc. etc.) before having a procedure done so you will be prepared. Also keep in mind that certain facial, surface piercings and skin stretching may be impossible to conceal. If you are a minor, make sure you have your parent’s permission before piercing and only go to a reputable shop that uses the correct body piercing tools and requires that a parent be present during the procedure. Don’t let anybody (body-piercers included) rush you or pressure you into getting a body-piercing. The decision should come only when YOU have decided it is the right thing for you, and not a moment sooner.