While technically piercings are safe during pregnancy, it’s generally best to avoid any elective procedures. This is because any elective procedure can also come with risks, including a risk of infection, which may be more challenging to treat during pregnancy. Additionally, because pregnancy can lower the immune system, it may increase the potential for infection.
Dr. Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD
Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD is a leading board-certified dermatologist serving patients throughout Manhattan, NY and Englewood, NJ, as well as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Cornell - New York Presbyterian Medical Center.