The biggest medical problems were seen in people who did not have their piercings done in a medical setting.
Experts report more body piercing problems
A study in the British Medical Journal finds 1 in 10 people now have a piercing other than on the earlobe. But it also finds that 25 percent of those people reported complications including swelling, bleeding and infection. For example a navel piercing can take up to 10 months to heal.