These are just a few warning labels corporations like hot topic have attached to the body jewelry products listed on their website. People still buy this stuff and some people initially pierce with the same quality. Research your piercer, ask questions, be conscious of what you wear in your body.
There are plenty of established piercing studios with knowledgable piercers that can help you pick out a piece that’s perfect for you. They can fit it and install it for you, but most of all you can leave with the assurance that you’re wearing a piece of jewelry that is completely safe to wear for the rest of your life and a piece that will always look as great as the day you got it.