I think this article pretty much covers why you shouldn’t pierce yourself. (or even get pierced while you’re sick, even if it’s just a cold)
That is all.
I’m not sure if anyone reblogging this actually bothered to read the article, because the main point here is that he was at home ill with flu and bronchitis. That’s a direct quote, by the way. Of course he got sick. I’m not entirely sure on what planet someone decides to self-pierce without first taking necessary precautions, the first of which would be to not do it when sick. You know, even if he’d gone to a tattoo parlour or other piercing place, they’d have refused to pierce his lip because he was ill.
Self-piercing is just dandy as long as you take the necessary precautions.