Professional Body Piercer, Member of the APP, Skater for the Cincinnati Rollergirls, Avid Liberal, Coffee Addict, Pug Enthusiast
I performed a Trianlge/VCH combo on a lady who had a lot of land where she rode horses often. She didn’t mention this prior to getting the piercings, but to my fault, I also didn’t think to ask. She previously had 6 labia piercings she had no problems healing.
However she had her jewelry come loose twice in a 3 month period after having these new piercings performed. The only thing we could think of was that maybe riding too often was contributing to the issue at hand.
She said she would lay off riding for a little while, and I haven’t heard from her since, so I’m hoping her jewelry is still in tact!
Often, for piercings like navel and eyebrows, I ask my clients if they play sports or have any hobbies that might interfere with the healing of their new piercing.
I believe each individual will have a different healing experience, and maybe the next horseback rider will have no problems at all… but my honest opinion is that any contact sport will have the potential to cause problems with the healing process if the piercing is being hit, bumped, snagged or receiving excessive pressure due to the nature of the sport.
I play rollerderby and i wouldn’t dare get a new ear piercing during game season due to the pressure it would receive from my helmet alone. So it’s definitely something to be mindful of and consider prior to getting a new piercing.