Be honest about any health concerns, your piercer is a professional and has a responsibility under data protection to work in a confidential manner. Be honest if you do not like the position your piercer has suggested for your piercing. It is your piercing, take the time to look at where the potential piercing will be sited, for example with a facial piercing smile/frown/pout, etc. with body piercings stretch and twist, etc. Keep calm, try and relax, take a deep breath and slowly let it out as the piercing takes place. Tensing up can cause some difficulties with piercing certain areas e.g. nipples. Follow the aftercare advice given to you by your piercer; while friends and relatives can be well-meaning and may consider themselves an expert because they also have a piercing, your piercer is in the best position to advise you.