Colored piercings, like other piercings, can carry some risks. However, when done correctly and well-maintained, colored piercings are generally safe.
The most common risks include infection, skin irritation or reactions, formation of scab or crusting, or the piercing coming out. To reduce these risks, you should follow the care instructions recommended by the person who did the piercing.
Additionally, it is important to choose the right materials and have a professional piercer do the piercing before getting it done. Colored piercings, particularly those made of non-metal materials, can carry a higher risk of reaction. So, if you have a history of allergies or are sensitive to metals, you should prefer non-metal materials.
Also, some colored piercings need to be in place for a long time, so maintenance and cleanliness are important. Try to keep your piercing clean before getting it done and get care instructions from the person who did the piercing.
Finally, some colored piercings, especially those placed in visible places, may not be well-received in social settings such as work or school. So, it is important to research the placement location or your work or school's policies before getting a piercing.