More and more people are choosing to pierce themselves rather than go to a tattoo shop. The reasons vary, but mainly are due to the high cost that some tattoo shops charge for body piercing and the discomfort of having a stranger do the piercing. For those of you that have decided to pierce yourself, you will need a self piercing kit.
Make sure your self piercing kit includes a sterile needle and sterile body jewelry that match the type of piercing you want. If you want to pierce free-hand (without using forceps) you can find these kits offered for less money than the ones that include forceps. Also, try to find a kit that includes how-to-pierce videos and/or aftercare instructions if you are a novice. Although body piercing is not rocket-science, it does require an understanding of the process and materials involved.