(HealthDay News) -- Body piercings are increasingly popular, but they also come with potential health risks.

The Journal of the American Medical Association says possible risks from body piercing include:

  • The wound may not heal properly.
  • You may have pain.
  • Nearby tissue may swell.
  • You may have an allergic reaction to the metal.
  • A scar may develop.
  • Piercings in and around the mouth may damage the teeth.