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If you had to remove a piercing due to migration/rejection or any other reason, and now you want to re-pierce it, you might wonder if the scar tissue left behind from the previous piercing will cause problems. In some cases, piercers will recommend not piercing through scar tissue but finding a new location instead. However, one of our trusted professionals on the board offers a new outlook on this:
"I hear a lot of people saying you can't go through scar tissue because it's too dense... but if your piercer has sharp enough needles and a good grip I can't see them having a problem. Our piercer never has a problem going through scar tissue. In fact, sometimes the scar tissue acts as an anchor so that it doesn't migrate again." (Sharptattoos)


February 20, 2009 at 5:39 pm
(1) Moniboniz says:

Hi people… :)

March 7, 2009 at 10:18 pm
(2) kg says:

This is for “sharptattoos”. Does it hurt more or less? or have you heard.

Thanks a bunch!

May 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm
(3) Chloe says:

I had my belly button pierced almost three years ago and about 9 months after it was done my body rejected it. I couldnt salvage the piercing, even though I tried desperately to clean it twice a day. I had to take it out because it wept and bled. I now have a visible scar. I miss it a lot and would love it to have it re-pierced, but only if I knew it wouldnt get infected again and double the size of my scar! what do you think?

September 16, 2009 at 7:16 am
(4) Kaylin says:

Less than a week ago I had my lip pierced in the exact spot I’d had it pierced a year ago. I had a large “mound” of scar tissue from the old piercing, which I had to remove due to an infection. My piercer pierced it right through so that it came out the other end perfectly. It hurt worse than any of my other piercings though, and the pain afterwards hasnt been the best. But I figure in time it should be all better. & I’m enjoying the piercing once again

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