Smiley Piercing

Smiley Piercing Smiley piercing is still a relatively rare piercing, but there are more and more people who opt for it. It’s becoming more popular and many people seem to be intrigued by it.

Also, there are more and more piercers who offer this procedure, so if you want to get a smiley piercing, chances are that you won’t have any problems finding an experienced piercer who can do it.

What is a Smiley Piercing?

A smiley piercing is performed on the thin piece of skin in the middle of the inside upper lip (frenulum). The frenulum of the upper lip is a thin piece of skin that stretches from the lip to the upper gum. It adds support to the upper lip and keeps it securely attached to the gum. This piercing is therefore placed on the inside of the upper lip so the jewelry rests on top of the front teeth.

The Smiley Piercing got its name because you can only see it when a person smiles. It’s also what makes it so special. This types of “hidden” piercings are always exciting because they can be viewed only in certain circumstances. People who opt for a smiley piercing usually claim that they love the idea of a piercing that can be seen only when they smile.

The procedure is done quickly and the healing time is relatively short, so you should not have much problem getting a smiley piercing. You can expect your smiley piercing to be fully healed in about 4 weeks. If you are a smoker, the healing might take a bit longer.

As usual, it’s very important to keep a proper hygiene and to follow the aftercare instructions. This will ensure proper healing and prevent infections.

Jewelry

It’s important to keep in mind how delicate the pierced tissue is. Smiley piercing is performed on a very thin piece of skin, so jewelry can’t be heavy or it will damage the tissue. It’s best to use only very small gauge for this type of piercing. Typically, only 18 or 16 gauge should be used for smiley piercing.

The best jewelry for this piercing are small gauge Captive Bead Rings. They are small and light enough so the delicate tissue can handle it. Another jewelry choice is a small gauge barbell. Stay away from heavy or richly ornamented jewelry.

Additional Information

It’s important to understand that smiley piercing is a type of frenulum piercing. A frenulum is a very thin connective tissue and it can be found in many parts of your body. In this case, it’s a tissue connecting your upper lip to the gums. What is crucial to remember is that this tissue tends to be very sensitive. It makes frenulum piercings somewhat painful. The good news is that the tissue that needs to be pierced is very thin, so the procedure doesn’t last long. It’s over quickly so you don’t have to go through pain for long. Luckily, the healing is quick and aftercare is relatively easy to perform.

Keep in mind that not everybody can get a smiley piercing. It all depends on your upper lip frenulum. If it’s too small, it can’t be pierced. This is why you should consult your piercer to see if it’s possible to get a smiley piercing.

Smiley piercings are somewhat prone to rejection and migration, so it’s something to keep in mind. The pierced tissue is very thin so there’s not a lot of flesh to keep the jewelry in place. Also, migration and rejection is emphasized by the lip movements. It can put a lot of stress on the piercing.

Another thing to keep in mind is that jewelry used for smiley piercing can sometimes cause damage to teeth and gums. This is why you should observe your piercing and notice any irritation, scratches, shifting of the teeth and other problems.

Nipple Piercing Buyer’s Guide

Internally Threaded Gem Set Straight Barbell

Internally Threaded Gem Set Straight Barbell

Nipple piercings are among the most popular body piercings. More and more people decide to get this type of piercing. Both men and women can enjoy nipple piercing. There is a wide range of appropriate jewelry, ranging from straight barbells to rings, so you will always be able to find a perfect jewelry for your needs.

There are several common types of nipple piercings you can get. The most common is a horizontal piercing. Other possibilities include: vertical piercing through the nipple, diagonal piercing or a combined vertical and horizontal piercing to form a diamond shape.

The Procedure: What to Expect

The first thing you need to do about getting your nipple(s) pierced is to find a good piercing studio. The importance of choosing a reliable studio can’t be stressed enough. You want your piercing to be done by professionals in a safe environment. Even before you start choosing your nipple jewelry or planning the type of piercing you want performed it’s important to start looking for a reliable studio. Do your research, visit several studios, ask questions – this will all help you make an informed decision. Once you have your chosen studio you can start thinking about the rest.

It’s also important to remember that your appointment will last for at least 45 minutes or an hour. Even though the piercing itself is done quickly, the whole procedure takes some time. You should take this into account when planning your trip to the shop. Some things you will need to do before the procedure itself is to fill out the paperwork and to discuss your piercing with the professional. Anatomy consultations are very important. You need to make sure that your nipples are suited for the type of piercing you want and that your anatomy fits. When it comes to nipple piercing, it is suitable for the most people: anatomically speaking, most people are fit for nipple piercings. However, this is something you need to check out before you get a piercing.

Once your anatomy is checked and you are given green light you can proceed with the piercing. Depending on the studio’s schedule, you may be asked to come back later that day or you will be able to proceed to the piercing room.

Some people feel a little shy when it comes to having their nipples pierced while others are completely comfortable with it. It doesn’t matter which group you belong to: any reliable studio has a knowledgeable staff that will help you relax and walk you through the whole procedure. It’s best to dress comfortably and to choose a top that’s easy to remove.

The piercing procedure itself is a pretty straightforward process. It may seem like a big deal to you, but it’s a relatively easy piercing for a professional to perform. You will be market and the piercer will ask you to confirm the position of the piercing.

Some shops apply a light numbing agent to ease the pain (done at your request), while others are against it. Many studios are against the numbing because the pain during procedure actually triggers healing process in your body so these piercings tend to have a shorter healing time. After this, the piercer will use clamps and a special needle (cannula). Nipple piercing takes a few seconds at most. The needle is inserted through the tissue following the markings. The needle comes with a special tip made to be attached to your jewelry. The needle and the jewelry are simply pulled through the nipple and the jewelry is put into a desired position. It’s not uncommon to bleed a little as the nipple or jewelry go through the skin, but the bleeding is minimal. Once the jewelry is there, the needle is removed and the jewelry is closed.

After the procedure, you might feel a little dizzy. In this case, it’s advisable to stay at the piercing shop until you are feeling ok again. Having a friend to drive you to and from the shop is advisable in case you still feel a bit dizzy after procedure. You should be back to normal within a few hours.

After the procedure, your piercer will walk you through all the important steps of the aftercare. It’s very important to stick to these instructions to prevent infections. Following instructions will also allow your piercing to heal properly in a short enough amount of time.

The Pain

One of the basic questions people ask about any type of piercing is the pain. The first thing you need to understand that there are two types of pain and discomfort you may encounter when getting a piercing: pain during the procedure itself and pain after the procedure, when the healing kicks in. When asking about the pain level, people usually mean on the pain during procedure itself.

When it comes to nipples, they are very sensitive and delicate so it may seem like piercing those hurts a lot. This is not necessarily true. First of all, nipples are relatively easy to pierce and the procedure is over very quickly.

Jewelry

The choice of nipple jewelry is very important, for various reasons. First of all, your jewelry should be body-safe and suitable for your piercing type. Another thing a good jewelry should provide is to be aesthetically pleasing and functional. For these reasons, you should spend some time deciding on the best nipple jewelry for your needs.

Another thing that should be kept in mind is that initial jewelry you get after the procedure is different than jewelry you can wear after the piercing has healed. This is something you should keep in mind.

Fresh piercing jewelry must be extra-safe and carefully designed not to hurt the wound. It should also help the heeling process. The looks are not as important, though there are many very beautiful barbells that make a great first jewelry for your new nipple piercing.

Some things you need to consider are jewelry size and style. It will greatly depend on your anatomy, but generally speaking, the appropriate gauge (thickness) of the jewelry is one of the most important deciding factors.

Another thing to keep in mind is the jewelry material. There are several materials you can use, and it will greatly depend on your potential allergies. Make sure that the material is approved for medical usage and made using current standards and recommendations.

For nipple piercing, straight barbells are the best type of first jewelry. Some people wish to start with rings, but it’s usually best to go with straight barbells. They are simple to use and they fit the shape of the hole created during piercing. Rings are curved so it may irritate your fresh wound, which is not what you need during the heeling time.

Straight barbells are a great choice because they keep the movement to a minimum and they are less likely to get caught in clothes during healing time. Other types of nipple jewelry can hurt healing fistulas inside the piercing or interrupt the healing process. For these reasons, straight barbells are usually the best way to go. Just make sure they are of an appropriate gauge and long enough to account for swelling – the balls should never press on your nipples.

It’s also important to choose an appropriate gauge. Usually, 14g or 12g are used. The thicker gauge is very helpful here because it reduces the risk of migration and rejection you may encounter with the piercing.

The Healing Process

The healing process is individual and it depends on many factors, such as the size and shape of your nipples, your immune system and other factors. A good rule of thumb is: the less pressure you put on your nipple and the less you move the piercing, the better. Generally speaking, nipple piercings heal faster for men than women. The healing process kicks in as soon as you pierce your nipples and it may take time until it’s fully healed. Keep in mind that nipple piercings can take as long as 9 months or a year to fully heal.

To keep your new piercing clean during the healing process you can use homemade sea salt solution or a commercial product. To prepare the solution, you should boil water for about 5 minutes, pour about ¼ tea spoon of sea salt and mix. Let the mixture cool, then saturate cotton balls in the solution and apply to your piercing. You should apply this cleaning several times a day at the beginning. As the time passes you may reduce it to once a day.

Under no circumstances should you play with your jewelry or move it around. It was once thought that rotating your new jewelry can prevent migration or rejection, but this is actually a very bad practice that can only make the matters worse. Don’t touch your jewelry except when you’re cleaning it. This is very important for a proper healing process.

One important thing to remember during the healing process: your piercing may seem completely healed after about one or two months. However, it doesn’t mean it is fully healed so you shouldn’t stop cleaning it and taking care of it. During this time, for example, you might cause problems to the piercing if you irritate it or if you try to change jewelry too soon.

Choosing Jewelry for Initial Piercings

Initial Piercing Initial piercing jewelry is different than the one you can wear in your old (meaning: healed) piercing. A healing piercing is very sensitive so special attention should be made to keep the piercing clean and to help it heal without a problem. The choice of jewelry is very important, because incorrect jewelry can pose a problem for your new piercing. Therefore, your initial piercing has to follow higher standards and it has to be made of body-safe, high-quality materials.

Choosing the Jewelry

Choosing the first jewelry for your piercing may be tricky, so there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, quality and materials should be more important than the look. It’s true that many jewelry pieces made for initial piercings look simple or plain, but that should not worry you. You don’t need a heavy, complicated jewelry piece in your fresh piercing. Things like quality and size are the most important.

After you get pierced, the initial jewelry should serve one important purpose: to make your piercing heal correctly and to heal as fast as possible. The jewelry should keep the piercing open and to make it heal without a problem. The style or look of the jewelry is not so important: what is important is to choose body-safe jewelry of an appropriate size. If your piercing heals correctly there will be plenty of time to try many different jewelry pieces or to pick the style you like the most. Initial jewelry, however, has to be functional and to make your piercing heal without problems.

Therefore, you need to focus on materials and quality. It means you should never go for the cheapest products. There are many sub-par jewelry pieces on the market and many cheap body jewelry products you can buy at the mall. These jewelry pieces are not good even for a fully healed piercing, let alone for your new piercing.

Safe Materials

You have to stick to the best materials known to be fully body safe. It’s important that the material chosen has no alloys (mixtures) because they are known to cause allergies. Titanium is one of the best materials on the market and it doesn’t cause allergies. Niobium is another good material that’s body-safe and can be used for initial piercing jewelry.

Surgical steel is one of the most popular jewelry materials on the market. It’s important to understand that there are many different types of surgical steel (made of a variety of alloys) and only certain types are safe for initial jewelry. First of all, it’s important to choose Surgical Steel, not Stainless Steel (stainless steel can cause allergies). When it comes to Surgical Steel, make sure to use high-quality, body-safe Surgical Steel of the highest standards.

Gold is a popular jewelry material but it’s not always suitable for initial piercings. Any gold jewelry used has to be nickel-free and 14k or higher quality. However, it’s best not to use gold for initial jewelry, especially if your chosen jewelry is only gold plated or has a gold overlay.

Glass can be a safe jewelry material as long as it’s lead-free. Fused quartz glass, soda-lime glass or borosilicate are good glass types for jewelry. However, glass is not often used for initial jewelry pieces because most of the glass jewelry is made at the larger gauges. On the other hand, glass jewelry can be a good choice for newly-stretched piercings, particularly ear piercings.

Grooved Butt Plug Gives the Best Sensation

grooved butt plug

The Grooved Butt Plug

The best anal toys are the ones that can make you wet just by looking at them.

The idea of stretching yourself with a textured, hard plug is just irresistible to me. I will try anything once and I love a challenge. Even more than anything, I love the feeling of being stretched and filled up in all of my holes, preferably at the same time. I wanted to try a different type of a hard butt plug, the one that can make you orgasm just as you try to insert it. The Grooved Butt Plug sounded like the best idea.

There are three grooved butt plugs of different sizes, and I own all of them. They make a perfect collection or a handy training kit for whoever wants to try my school of anal training: smooth, deep and unforgettable.

The Grooved Plug is intense in the best possible way. The first time I inserted the smallest of them all, I swear it felt like a toy double its size. It’s all in the texture: it’s smooth but pronounced, and you can truly feel it inside you. I love to take some time and go slowly, teasing myself with the tip of the toy, feeling the stretching of my butt as I put three fingers inside my pussy to feel completely filled up. After the smallest one, I play with the medium, inserting it in and out and waiting until I can take no more. When I am ready to be fully stretched, I take the huge one and feel its swirls stretching me so hard I have to moan so loud I lose my breath.

The handle is a story on itself. I like large handles you can truly grab, the ones that make you manipulate the toy any way you want. A good handle will both keep the plug in place and allow you to move it in and out if you like, slowly stretching yourself and enjoying the buildup of pure arousal. My grooved butt plugs have not just good, but great, amazing handle. It comes with a gorgeous jewel inside so you can admire it while it sticks out of your lover’s butt. Cute little jewel circling on the entrance, making the experience so sexy and irresistible. Nothing compares to a feeling of being all stretched out and filled up and seeing a shiny jewel sticking out of your tight hole.

This is a secret you’ll want to take with you wherever you go. I love to wear it under my clothes. The way it feels as I’m sitting in the office on a boring day makes me think of all those deep fantasies of taking your clothes off, spreading your legs and finger fucking yourself right there, with the butt plug firmly pressing you on the inside. The thought of fingers wet with juices going in and out, in and out, waiting for someone to come to my office and see me is just too much to bear. I’d love to be seen with legs spread out, fingers deep in my pussy, grooved butt plug inside me with the jewel sticking out.

Sadly, I never act on those fantasies. Perhaps, one of those days…

Prince’s Wands

Prince Albert Wands are very stimulating sex toys. They are specially designed for men with PA piercing, though there are those designed for men who don’t have a PA piercing: these wands simulate the appearance of a pierced penis and provide pleasurable sensations.

These wands are made to be inserted into the urethra to stimulate it. Wands designed for pierced penis have a special post that goes through your PA piercing. This way, it works both as a piercing jewelry and a penis plug for urethral stimulation.

Wands made for non-pierced penises often have a glans ring that makes the
toy sit securely on place, so there’s no risk of the toy sliding out, which is sometimes a problem with typical penis plugs.

The Design

There are many different designs of prince’s wands, as well as many different sizes of this sex toy, to accommodate different needs and preferences. Generally speaking, the design mainly depends on the piercing. Wands made for a pierced penis have a special stem that goes through a Prince Albert piercing. Wands made for a non-pierced penis only have a shaft.

The shaft is inserted into the urethra and the top of the wand usually has a threaded cap, typically shaped as a ball. If the shaft is hollow, this cap can be removed to allow passing of urine and semen. Many wands, especially those made for non-pierced penises, come with a glans ring.

Wands vary by length and thickness, so each user has to determine what is the most optimal size for him. Some men choose several wands, made for many different sensations. Typically, a Prince’s Wand is between 2 and 6 inches long, though some are even longer.

Some wands have a hollow shaft, to allow urination and ejaculation without taking the toy out. Others have a solid shaft. Most Prince’s wands are made of surgical steel and titanium. When choosing a wand or any other type of a penis plug or a sound, it’s important to make sure it’s made of a body-safe material.

Some PA wands have external rings attached to the cap on the outside. Some of the wands make this ring into a glans ring, for added stimulation.

Using a Prince’s Wand

To determine the best size for your needs, you need to measure your penis when it’s fully erect. Some men don’t like penis plugs that go too deep into the urethra, so the standard 2-6 inches plugs will accommodate most users.

To make the insertion easier, you may use a bit of a lube. Avoid water-based lubricants because they can be absorbed into the urethra and make the plug stuck inside.

Prince’s Wand Penis Plugs

Prince’s Wands made for non-pierced penises are sometimes simply called “penis wands”. These are basically large penis plugs, usually bigger than the regular (smaller) plugs or beginner plugs. These wands are not the same as the wands made for pierced penises.

Generally speaking, these plugs are made for more intense urethral stimulation and are often thicker than the regular penis plugs (though this is not the rule). These plugs are usually held in place by a glans ring. These sex toys are very enjoyable for those who like deep, intense urethral stimulation.

How to Wear a Glans Ring

Large Captive Replacement Glans Ring

Large Captive Replacement Glans Ring

Glans rings are popular sex toys made to enhance a man’s pleasure. These rings are carefully designed to provide a perfect grip and make erection stronger, particularly in the penis head. Thanks to glans rings, the penis head becomes harder and more pronounced, as well as more sensitive.

Another advantage to glans rings is that they benefit a man’s sexual partner. Both the wearer and his partner will benefit from added stimulation, harder erection and a stronger penis. Glans rings are more than just cool jewelry pieces – these functional cock rings truly hit all the right spots and make sex more exciting.

Different Types of Glans Rings

A glans ring is a special type of a cock ring made to be worn around the glans. It is typically adjusted just under the penis head, so it provides a nice grip and additional stimulation while also enhancing erections.

While regular cock rings can sometimes be used as glans rings, it’s strongly advised to use specially designed glans rings on your glans. They are made to be positioned under the penis head so they provide the perfect comfort. Also, purchasing a special glans ring makes it easier to find the best fit. This is why it’s best to seek glans rings specially made for this purpose and wear regular cock rings elsewhere on the penis (down the shaft, around the balls, etc.)

Metal glans rings are sturdy and provide a perfect grip. While they require a bit of experience to put on and take off, they provide much better results than glans rings made of other materials. Metal glans rings are specially designed to provide maximum stimulation with a good comfort for the wearer.

There are also special glans rings with an attached rod that’s inserted into urethra. These rings, also known as “sperm stoppers”, are made to provide unique urethral stimulation and stronger orgasms.

Glans rings can be used alone or in a combination with another sex toy. They can be paired with regular cock rings or ball rings, making a cock cage or a cock trap. These elaborate cock rings are made to stimulate the whole penis, from balls to the penis head.

Glans rings are often used in a combination with penis plugs. Penis plugs are great sex toys made for urethral stimulation. Many of them include a glans ring. Such a glans ring serves two purposes: it keeps the penis plug in place and it provides additional stimulation for the wearer.

How to Use a Glans Ring

Just like regular cock rings, glans rings also come in a wide range of sizes and materials. The choice of a glans ring will depend on a man’s anatomy, preferences and experience. Beginner users should stay away from heavy glans rings until they are fully accustomed to the feeling and sensations glans rings provide.

Typically, a glans ring is worn under the penis head when the penis is fully erect. For easier wear, make sure to use lube. The lube will make the ring slip on your penis easily and without any discomfort. This is particularly important for using metal glans rings. They tend to be very sturdy and sometimes tight, so you want to be able to slip it on and off easily.

At the same time, make sure that the ring is tight enough so it provides a perfect grip and doesn’t go off on its own. You don’t want your glans ring to slip off during sex or masturbation. This is why proper fitting is important.

How to Fit for a Glans Ring

A general rule of thumb for glans rings: you want them to be tight to provide a good grip, but also easy to put on and take off with the help of lube. To ensure this, it’s important to choose a glans ring of an appropriate size.

To measure properly for a glans ring, it’s best to take two measures: one when you’re soft and another one when you’re erect.

Take a string or a soft measuring tape and wrap it around your penis just below the head. Make sure to mark the measurement. Measure yourself at least two times: once when you’re flaccid and once when you’re erect. Even better, take several measurements for both flaccid and erect state and use the average value.

These numbers give you your circumference: one when you’re soft and the other when you’re hard. The difference between two measurements is typically between 0.5 and 1 inch, though other measurements are also possible. You will need to take all these measurements to make sure that the ring stays on when you’re soft but that it doesn’t become way too tight when you’re hard.

As an additional security, you can measure your corona (the widest point on your head) when you’re soft and when you’re hard. This is to make sure the glans ring doesn’t simply slip off.

Once you have your circumference measurements, divide them by 3.14 (pi). This will give you the diameter when you’re soft, when you’re hard and also the diameter of your corona. To choose an appropriate glans ring, use the largest ring that will not slip off but is also comfortable enough not to become too tight.

The measuring takes some practice or even trial and error. This is normal. Just be patient and you will find that perfect glans ring size you will wear for a great satisfaction.

Additional Tips

• A glans ring should be tight, but not uncomfortable. If you ever experience pain or if the ring stops your circulation altogether, make sure to remove it immediately.
• Never leave your glans ring on for too long. You need to give your penis some time to rest.
• Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can wear and enjoy glans rings; your circumcision status will not prevent you from enjoying this handy sex toy.
• Glans rings made of metal are the best because they provide the best grip and the most intense stimulation. However, make sure that the metal used is body safe (surgical steel, for example – not stainless steel!)
• The appropriate size will depend on your erection. If you are a major grower, you will find that a glans ring ends up being a bit too tight if you measured when you’re flaccid.
• If you have a very pronounced head (that sticks out from the shaft), it will be easier for a glans ring to stay on. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a glans ring if your head is not so pronounced.
• If you are a beginner user, start slowly and be patient. It’s important to get used to the sensation and to learn how to put on the glans ring properly.
• Always use lube to make the experience more comfortable and satisfying!

Baby North’s Pierced Ears Spark Controversy

North West Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently celebrated their baby North’s first birthday. Numerous photographers gathered to document North on her important day, but there was one detail that made people polarized – shiny stones in baby North’s ears.

It’s undeniable that the baby’s ear lobes were pierced. This sparked a debate among readers and viewers. While some congratulated the parents on giving the baby such a sparkly jewelry, others felt that piercing should be done only when a child is old enough to consent to the procedure.

North looked stunning in her cute white dress and shiny diamonds in her ears, but some people felt the choice to pierce a baby’s ear was a sign of “bad parenting”.

Triangle Genital Piercing

Triangle is probably the most arousing of all female genital piercings. Of course, it all depends on personal preferences and what turns you on. Some women like other types of piercings and find them to be very arousing. Still, triangle piercing remains to be one of the most intriguing types of female genital piercings and it’s specially made to enhance a woman’s sexual pleasure.

Special Design for Unique Sensations

The “secret” behind triangle piercing is that it perfectly complements female anatomy by pressing all the right spots and enhancing the body’s natural erogenous zones. This is a piercing specially made for your sweet spot.

The jewelry is positioned just below the clitoral hood and behind the clitoris. It provides unique visual image and enhances the look of your genitalia. Visual appeal is just one of the man advantages of this piercing. The best thing about triangle piercing is that it can help you greatly during sexual stimulation.

Because jewelry sits under clitoris it can make you experience unique stimulation. When the front side of your clit is stimulated, be it by hand, tongue, penis, vulva or a toy, the jewelry presses on the clitoris from the behind and it actually makes the back of your clit stimulated as well.

These sensations are unique, deep, sensual and highly arousing. It’s something you can’t possibly experience in any other way, because you can’t stimulate clitoris from behind. With triangle piercing, the jewelry becomes your mini sex-toy and it will massage your sweet spot in the best possible way.

Who Can Have It?

This is a great piercing for women who like to experiment and who are always on the lookout for new sexual sensations and arousal. It’s also a great thing for those who can’t easily achieve pleasure and arousal. Triangle piercing will make your clit more sensitive and responsive to touch. Try experimenting after it’s healed and feel your clit getting all swollen and sensitive under your fingers. The unique sensation of being stimulated from behind makes wonders for your clitoris and it makes you experience new things.

This type of piercing is also a good choice for women who like strong, intense clitoral stimulation. If you love your clitoris to be pinched, pressed and massaged in a deep, rough way and if you like a feeling of pressure all around your clit, this piercing can provide additional sensations. As you pinch and massage your clit from the front the jewelry will do the same on the back. With a bit of practice, you will be able to experience many different sensations. It will also provide so much fun for your partner during oral sex or intercourse.

Unfortunately, this type of piercing has one major drawback: not all women are anatomically suited for it. To be able to do this piercing you have to have enough skin so you can pull the clit away from your body and that there is enough room for the jewelry to be inserted underneath it.

The most popular jewelry for this type of piercing is circular barbell or a captive bead ring. There are many types of barbells and rings you can use for your piercing. You may choose based on aesthetics and the way jewelry is shaped but you may also consider the way it will feel once it’s inserted. Remember, triangle jewelry plays a great role in sexual satisfaction so you should pick the one that will truly satisfy you.

Repiercing Made Easy

repiercingRepiercing is a common issue for many piercing enthusiasts. There are many reasons why you might decide to have a particular piercing repierced after you had to get rid of the old one. Accidents happen. Some piercings close on their own, while the others get rejected. Migration is another common problem many people face.

Sometimes, you are forced to take the jewelry out and you can’t retain your piercing. This will usually make the hole completely heal and close, so you will lose the piercing you love. All in all, there are many reasons why you might want to retire a piercing and yet even more reasons why you might be forced to do so.

Getting Pierced Again

In case you were forced to retire a piercing you loved, chances are that you’ll want to get this specific body part pierced again. This is when you’ll need repiercing. Repiercing is simply getting pierced again on the approximately same place.

A few considerations have to be taken into account here. First of all, repiercing is not always possible. It will depend on the way your previous piercing had to be retired. In case there was heavy scarring or another problem (usually due to rejection, migration and infections), repiercing the same place might not be possible. Luckily, this doesn’t happen often. Chances are that you will be able to get repierced.

If you want to get repierced, the key step is to be patient. You need to give your body enough time to heal after the original piercing has been retired. It’s generally advisable to wait about a year before you get repierced on the same spot. Even better, wait more than a year – the longer the better. This will give the tissue enough time to heal properly so repiercing can be done easily.

When getting repierced, it’s important to choose a good piercer who will know how to minimize any future risk to your piercing. A good piercer will know how to position a new piercing in relation to the scar tissue of the original piercing. Since the scar tissue is weaker than the regular skin, it’s not advisable to pierce straight through it. A good piercer will know how to choose a spot that’s strong enough to support new piercing.

Also, keep in mind that in some cases a new piercing can’t be placed too close to the old one. Sometimes, migrated piercings leave an open channel shallow in the skin and it can’t be used for a new piercing. Such a shallow channel can’t support any jewelry so it should be avoided. Even more, a channel like this can become infected or inflamed if a new piercing is made too close to it.

These are just some of the things you need to keep in mind when thinking about repiercing. It’s best to consult your piercer and ask them about repiercing and whether you can get it or not. Chances are that it will be possible to find a solution and to once again have a piercing in the place of an old one. At the same time, you have to be open to a compromise. In case it’s not possible to get pierced on the exactly the same place, don’t despair. In many cases, it’s possible to find a satisfying compromise that will enable you to have a great piercing where you want it.

Oral Piercing Aftercare Tips

Oral PiercingHere are some basic aftercare instructions for your oral piercings. As usual, the best thing to do is to listen to your piercer carefully and to apply all the aftercare measures your piercer recommends. This is yet another reason why you should always find an experienced, reliable piercer: you will need to be informed about all of the appropriate aftercare and safety measures you need to perform during healing.

Remember: healing time is crucial for your piercing. You need to perform adequate aftercare measures and to follow some common safety tips, to ensure your piercing heals nicely and without any problems.

Oral piercings are often tricky because part of the wound is typically located inside your mouth. As such, it may pose a problem, especially during eating and chewing. Oral piercings such as tongue piercing or labret piercings (lip, cheek) have to be cleaned carefully and a special measure should be taken not to damage the piercing during eating.

Cleaning Instructions

To clean your oral piercing, it’s best to use a gentle solution that will not cause harm to your piercing. At the same time, a solution you choose has to be strong enough to fully clean your piercing. It’s best to use a common saline solution suitable for all piercing types, or a special, gentle cleaner specially formulated to be used for healing oral piercings. Before you use any product, make sure it’s safe to be used for mouth rinsing.

To clean your piercing inside the mouth, rinse your mouth with the solution about 4-5 times a day. It’s important to rinse your mouth after every meal and before you go to bed. Make sure to rinse your mouth for at least 30-60 seconds.

At the same time, don’t overdo it. Cleaning and rinsing every half an hour will not help. In fact, it can only make your skin very sensitive and irritated.

For the exterior part of the piercing (such as exterior of the lip and cheek), you should clean using the saline solution or a special anti-bacterial soap. Before you start, make sure to wash your hands before you touch your piercing. You may apply saline solution 2-3 times a day but soap should not be used more than 1 to 2 times per day.

To clean, soak the piercing with the solution and then rinse. You need to rinse thoroughly if you choose to use an anti-bacterial soap. With a saline solution, even a quick rinse will do. Make sure to dry your piercing. You should pat gently to avoid hurting your piercing. Always use disposable paper products for this purpose: cloth towels can harbor bacteria.

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips you should follow:

  • Make sure to use a new, relatively soft toothbrush. It’s also best to floss daily to avoid accumulation of bacteria.
  • Don’t forget to brush your teeth and apply mouth rinses after every meal.
  • You need to clean your jewelry, too. At first, you should brush the jewelry gently, to prevent damage to the healed piercing. Later, it’s important to brush the jewelry regularly at the same time as you brush your teeth and tongue. This is the only way to prevent accumulation of plaque.
  • Oral piercings tend to swell easily in the first couple of days. To reduce swelling and hotness, you can put a small piece of ice in the mouth and allow it to dissolve on its own.
  • When eating, make sure to do it slowly. Take small bites of the food and place them directly onto the molars. If you have a new tongue piercing, try to keep the tongue level in your mouth as you eat.
  • It’s best to avoid any strong, spicy food and alcohol. It will only damage your piercing and make it burn and hurt.
  • Cold foods and beverages may sometimes help reduce swelling, but don’t go overboard.
  • You piercing may seem healed well before the healing is complete. Remember, a piercing heals from outside in, so you should apply aftercare throughout the whole healing period.
  • Never play with your jewelry during the healing time! The only time when you should even touch your jewelry is during cleaning.
  • Avoid excessive talking or laughing during the first days. Opening your mouth too wide may damage your labret piercing because the inside of the labret can get caught on your teeth.
  • Stay away from any sexual contact (including French kissing) during the first stage of healing.
  • Don’t chew on pencils or other objects. You should also avoid chewing gum.
  • It’s important to change your initial jewelry with a shorter one as soon as the swelling is gone. Since this will happen during the healing time, it’s vital that you ask your piercer to do the jewelry change. Don’t even attempt to change your jewelry by yourself!