Body Jewelry Tools

Many people who get piercings are very excited to buy new body jewelry and put it into their piercing to show it off. After your piercings are healed, you are able to change your jewelry. But this can prove to be quiet the task for some people. Luckily there are tools available to help change the jewelry out with ease.
When you are ready to change out your Captive Bead Ring a very useful tool is the ring opening pliers. Most male and female genital piercings often have Captive Bead Ring jewelry in them and these pliers are great for these type of piercings that are hard to reach. Ring opening pliers can help open the jewelry so that it can be removed and/or replaced. These pliers work very well with larger gauged jewelry. In the nose of these pliers there are little notches that are indented; these are there to help the jewelry fit snugly into the pliers so that they can open the ring properly and without damaging the jewelry.

 

One of the hardest parts of changing out a Captive Bead Ring is to maintain the circular shape while inserting the ball. Ring closing pliers are great to use and make changing jewelry a breeze. They come in different sizes. The small pliers are used for rings that are 7/16” or smaller. They also designed with grooves that help hold the beads while putting it into place. Larger pliers are mostly used for jewelry that is 5/8” or bigger. These as the name states are used for closing the circular ring tighter together so that the ball fits in correctly.

 

If you have many piercings and have difficulty changing the jewelry or hanging on to the beads, opening and closing pliers will be your new best friend. Do not forget to check out all of the different kind of tools we have available here at The Chain Gang.

 

 

Scarification: Part 1 of 3

There are different spectrum’s of body modifications from the not so extreme like body piercings to the way extreme like scarification. Scarification is considered on the extreme side of body modifications because of its nature in intentionally scaring the body using different methods. The people who chose to do this use their human body as a live canvas to display a piece of artwork, thus scarification is not considered harming oneself.

 

In many cultures for many of years scarification has been used for spiritual or rite of passage purposes. In modern day cultures, some people still practice this ritual for spiritual or rite of passage purposes but most people use it as a pronounced statement about themselves. There are far more tattoo artist than scarification specialist because tattooing is more popular then scarification. Finding a professional to do the scarification procedure is very important in the end result of this body modification.

 

The point of scarification is to create a scar on the body that will be there for life in which ever design was picked out. The scar can be created using many different methods by a professional. The 3D raised effect that scarification causes is best achieved by the correct kind of scar tissue. Hypertrophic scarring is more common in most people. The best kind of scarring that would give the best raised look would be keloid scarring. This type of scaring does not happen for everyone, it has a lot to do with ones genetics and skin tone. Darker pigmented skin usually heals with a keloid scar. As with any other body modification, the healing process is the most important in getting the perfect body art scar. Once the professional has done their part in the scarification process, it is up to the body to create the scar. Most professionals will recommend irritating the wounds to help create a larger more raised scar.

 

The longer the wound is unable to heal completely the better the scar will be. It is still recommended to keep the area cleaned to avoid infection. Irritating the area can be done by removing the scab that is formed during the healing process, by either picking it or rubbing it off completely. Some people use chemical agents to help irritate the open wound to make the scar more predominate. Toothpaste and citrus juice are the most commonly used irritant. Even though it is recommended to irritate the open wound to make a better scar, it is okay to allow the scarification to heal naturally on its own. With this type of body art modifications, infection is not uncommon. Keeping the wound cleaned, bandaged, and allowing to heal on its own is the safest way to prevent infection from happening. The scar that is created from the body naturally healing the body modification will not be nearly as impressive compared to irritating the wound to help create a better scar. The healing time will vary from person to person but it can take up to six months to completely heal a scarification the correct way.

 

Make sure to keep reading The Chain Gang Blogs for the continuation of this subject; methods scarifications are done.