Summer is definitely one of my busiest times of the year for piercing. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be the most inconvenient time of year to get pierced. I recommend waiting a minimum of two months before getting into a pool, lake or ocean after getting pierced. If you are about to go on vacation, you may want to wait until you return to get pierced. Getting in the water with a healing piercing can open you up to potentially catching a wide array of nasty infections. Not only that, but things like sunscreen and sand getting into your piercing will for sure irritate it. Please plan accordingly and take care of yourself this summer!