Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareOther - General Health Care · 1 decade ago

what is a lancet used for?

can you use a lancet to pierce yourself, like with a hollow needle? For piercings? Just what is is used for?

also, can anyone reccomend a good site to buy hollow needles? For like, cheap?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    A Lancet is used for medical reasons, testing blood, drawing blood, ect. It's not really of any use for peircings, it won't make a big enough hole, you should go get it proffessionally done anyway. I've heard horror stories of people who tried to do their own peircings and ended up with gnarly infections.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lancets are not the best because they are either very short or a flat "V" shaped. they are used to puncture fingers etc to collect blood specimens so they do not make a gauged hole--more of a small slice.

    Source(s): PA
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