When you first get pierced, you may notice that the jewelry is really big, thick and clinical-looking. This is to prevent your skin from getting torn. Thin loops are less sturdy and more easily rejected by the body. After you have allowed your piercing to heal the proper amount of time (no cheating), it's A-okay to change it. Most people are in a hurry to do this because the initial piercing jewelry sets them apart as a "newbie," but trust us: wait it out. Then return to your piercing parlor and have a pro remove the jewelry and replace it with a new, more decorative piece (smaller, more colorful, whatever suits you). Aside from the cost of the new jewelry, the change should be free - it usually comes along with the initial price of the piercing.

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