I received a message from a man who abandoned his new Prince Albert (PA) piercing due to symptoms of metal reaction and wanted to get repierced:
Hi Ms Elayne Angel,
I am sorry to bother you but I have a piercing question and I am getting such a wide variety of answers; I thought I'd go to the source.
I had a PA and had a bad metal reaction and had to remove it after 5 1/2 weeks. I plan to get it redone but was wondering what steps to take to get ready for the re-piercing and how long I should wait.
The answers have varied from 2 weeks to 3-4 months.
I was just wanting to clear up the confusion.
Thank you for your time and I appreciate all you have contributed to the art of body modification. I have your book and it is a great book.
By chance are you planning any trips to the Charlotte NC area anytime soon?
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for the positive feedback about my book; I really appreciate it and I'm glad to hear your opinion about it.
Well, the "confusion" can be attributed to the fact that it really depends on your body and how quickly you recover from the effects of the first piercing and the reaction you experienced. I have a number of questions for you and it is important to find out exactly what went wrong the first time before having the piercing redone. When you repierce, you must do something different or you can expect the same problematic results.