Bites Lip Piercings

Bites lip piercings are popular lip piercing types many people want to have. These piercings are relatively small in size yet very effective, so they are ideal for those who wish to achieve a stylish look. Piercings such as Angel bites, Snake bites, Dolphin bites and others look very cool. They make a great choice for both men and women who wish to have a very effective lip piercing.

Bites Piercing

What Makes Bites Piercings Unique?

In essence, bites piercings consist of several different piercings. Each piercing on itself is fairly simple and typically uses basic yet elegant jewelry pieces, such as labrets or Captive Bead Rings.

Typically, bites piercing come in two variants: bites piercings made of two piercings and those made of four piercings. Unlike Industrial piercing, different piercings that make a bites piercing are not physically connected by jewelry. Instead, they make a visual pair. Most of the time, the image they produce are of a certain type of a “bite” (hence the name).What makes these piercings unique and truly effective is the way two or more piercings are placed: together, they make a special image or a special effect. As such, bites piercings are never made from a single piercing, and if jewelry is not worn in one of the piercing holes, it is not a bites piercing. Bites piercings are usually made by combining several Labret, Monroe or Medusa piercings.

Popular Bite Piercing Types

There are many different types of “bites” piercings you can try. The exact piercing will depend on your preferences and desired style, but it’s important to know that these piercings are usually not dependent on anatomy. It means that in most of the cases, everybody can get them if they want them. In other words, the only limit is your imagination!

Bites Piercing Made of 2 Piercings:

  • Snake Bites. This is probably the most popular of all bites piercings. It consists of two piercings, each on the each side of the lower lip.
  • Angel Bites. This is another popular bite piercing form. It resembles Snake Bites, but on the upper lip.
  • Dolphin Bites. It consists of two piercings centered on the lower lip, similar to Snake Bites piercing, but positioned closer together.
  • Spider Bites. Also known as Viper Bites piercing. This piercing pair is made close together on the bottom lip.
  • Cyber Bites. This piercing is a combination of the Medusa and Labret piercings. One piercing is done on the upper lip, right in the center, while the other is made on the center of the bottom lip.
  • Dahlia. This piercing consists of a piercing pair located on the corners of the mouth. One piercing is done on the left and the other one on the right corner of the mouth.

Bites Piercing Made of 4 Piercings:

  • Shark Bites. This piercing is made of a pair of Spider Bites piercings. It has two close piercings done on both sides of the lower lip, to make 4 piercing holes in total.
  • Canine Bites. This is a single piercing done on both sides of both the upper and lower lip. It makes a combination of the Angel Bites and Snake Bites piercings.

Rabbit Vibrators: Great Fun and Great Orgasms

7 Function Primo Rabbit Vibe - Pink

7 Function Primo Rabbit Vibe – Pink

Rabbit vibrators are probably the most popular sex toys on the planet. Many women use them to reach new levels of pleasure. It’s not uncommon for a woman to have her first orgasm by using a rabbit vibrator.

Rabbit vibrators are specially designed to provide simultaneous stimulation to various sensitive spots in a woman’s body. Rabbit Vibrators: Great Fun and Great Orgasms Rabbit vibrators hit all these precise spots at once, so they can provide a truly great pleasure.

That not to say that rabbit vibrators can’t be used for some steamy couples’ fun. Bring your rabbit vibrator next time you have sex with your partner and you will discover new levels of pleasure!

The Design

There are many different types of rabbit vibrators, but the basic design is the same. A rabbit vibrator has a shaft made for vaginal penetration and a clitoral tickler. The tickler is often made in the shape of rabbit’s ears, so this is how this type of a vibrator got its name.

A high-quality rabbit vibrator has a shaft that is both intense and comfortable. It is typically phallus-shaped, with a big head made to hit your most sensitive vaginal spots. The shaft itself is made in such a way to provide deep, intense vaginal stimulation.

Many models of rabbit vibrators include pearls at the base of the shaft or along the length of the shaft. These pearls are often moving and they provide additional stimulation during use. Sometimes, the pearls can be positioned in such a way to massage the vaginal opening.

The clitoral tickler usually has ears or wings made to massage the clitoris and provide intense sensations. The tickler can be positioned in a perfect way to massage the clitoris at the same time as the shaft provides vaginal stimulation.

Rabbit vibrators usually have controls at the base. Each rabbit vibe provides different speeds and types of vibrations so you can experience many different sensations. Many models of rabbit vibrators also have separate controls for the shaft and the tickler, so you can adjust the vibrations just the way you like them.

How to Use a Rabbit Vibe

Rabbit vibrators may seem complicated, but they are surprisingly easy to use. Not to mention it’s really pleasurable!

If this is your first time to use a rabbit vibrator, it’s important to go slowly. Before you try to insert it or place it on your clitoris, make sure to familiarize yourself with all the controls. Try different buttons so you know how your vibrator works.

After this, go to a relaxing spot and start experimenting. It’s always good to have some good lube at hand. It will make the experience much more pleasurable.

It’s important to start slowly and work your way up from there. Turn your vibrator on and try the slowest, lightest setting. See how vibrations feel against your clitoris. Insert the vibrator slowly inside your vagina. Allow yourself some time to get familiar with the feeling of vibration and pulsation.

After this initial try, you can move to higher speeds and different settings. Try them and see what feels the best. Let the vibrator pulsate inside you while massaging your clit at the same time. See how it feels when pearls massage your vaginal opening. Give yourself some time to try different things and see what turns you on the most.

Once you find a setting you like, ride the vibe and let it pulsate on your clit in the most erotic way imaginable. It will give you an intense orgasm you will sure remember for a long time!

Additional Tips

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different things and see what feels the best.
  • It’s ok if you only want to use the shaft or clitoral tickler if you feel like it. There is no rule on how you have to use your rabbit vibrator.
  • You may use your rabbit vibe to stimulate other body parts, such as nipples or your anus.
  • Many women decide to use their rabbit vibe upside-down: they insert the shaft deep into vagina and allow the tickler to massage their anus.
  • Depending on the model and the shape of its base, you might try to use the shaft for anal stimulation. In this case, the tickler will stimulate your vaginal opening.
  • Many men enjoy this type of vibrator. They use it for anal penetration. The tickler can be used to massage testicles, penis or perineum.

Vertical vs Horizontal Piercings

Vertical and Hortizontal PiercingsMany times you will hear piercings referred to as “horizontal” or “vertical”. While these terms may sound intuitive, it’s not always clear what they mean. The confusion becomes even bigger when you take jewelry into account.

Many jewelry pieces are made for only one style of piercing (vertical or horizontal) and they simply don’t look great in the other type. Even worse, certain jewelry types can’t be used for a style of piercing they are not made for.

In order to avoid confusion and to be able to tell a difference easily, it’s important to understand the difference between vertical and horizontal piercings.

Piercing Direction

Whether a piercing will be considered horizontal or vertical depends on its direction and position on the body. This is true for both the piercing hole (the direction of the needle) and jewelry worn in a specific piercing.

The two most common directions are horizontal and vertical. They are mostly intuitive and easy to understand:

  • Horizontal piercings are done horizontally on the body part that is pierced. The needle goes from left to right. Same goes for jewelry: it is positioned from left to right. Examples: typical nipple piercings, septum piercing, Ampallang.
  • Vertical piercings are done vertically on the body part that is pierced. The needle goes from top to bottom (up and down). Same goes for jewelry: it is positioned from up to down. Examples: typical navel piercing, vertical clitoral hood piercing, Apadravya.

Keep in mind that these directions are not the only ones possible. It’s possible, though rarer, to make a piercing under an angle. This type of diagonal piercings produce a unique look. They are mostly done on ears or navel. For example, diagonal Industrial Piercing may be taken as one of these, though keep in mind that it is, strictly speaking, two piercings in one. Each of the individual piercings that make an Industrial Piercing will typically be ordinary horizontal or vertical piercings, only done at an angle that when combined together, creates a diagonal look.

Another example of a diagonal piercing is eyebrow piercing. While it’s typically considered a horizontal piercing (unless it’s clearly vertical), it’s important to note that eyebrow piercings are often done at a slight angle.

Inside and Out

This divide into horizontal and vertical piercings may seem neat when it comes to piercings where both holes are outside the body. But what about those where only one of the holes is visible on the outside?

For example, many lip piercings, nose piercings and other facial piercings are of this kind. One side of the hole (and jewelry) lies outside of the body while the other one is on the inside. In the case of lip piercings, one hole is on the outside of the lip while the other one is inside the mouth. In the case of a nostril piercing, one hole is outside on the nostril while the one is on the inside.

This sort of placement is characteristic for these types of piercings. So, are these considered vertical or horizontal? There is no universal way to answer this question, especially since it’s often not mentioned how directions are called in the case of these piercings. However, conventional wisdom and piercing practice often treat this piercing types as horizontal piercings.

Yes, they go from inside to the outside rather than left-right, but they can be considered horizontal when it comes to practical aspects. Most importantly, they are defined as “non-vertical”. This is important, because most of these lip and nose piercings have their vertical variant, which is a special type of piercing. With a vertical variant, the hole goes from top to bottom and both ends of the piercing (and both decorative balls) are seen outside of the body.

For example, a typical labret piercing will have the ball outside of the lip but the other end of the jewelry will be inside the mouth. Vertical labret, on the other hand, typically uses barbells and both ends of the barbell (with balls) are seen. This is because, unlike typical labret piercing, a vertical labret will have both holes on the outside of the lip.

Horizontal and Vertical Jewelry

What does it mean for jewelry? While many jewelry pieces can be worn in both vertical and horizontal piercings, some pieces are made for only one type. Furthermore, some pieces are made for piercings that go from inside out (like typical lip piercings or nostril piercings). All these differences often mean a specialized jewelry has to be worn.

Also, some jewelry types are made in two variants, horizontal and vertical. It usually depends on the decoration. Sometimes, the placement of the decorative bead or a gem, dangles or charms will depend on the horizontal or vertical orientation. In these cases it’s important to remember the direction of the piercing and to request either horizontal or vertical variant of the jewelry you wish to buy.

Tongue Jewelry Styles

Tongue Piercing JewelryTongue piercing is among the most common piercing types. It’s also the most common oral piercing many people like to have. If done right, it can be very effective.

Also, many people claim the procedure itself is not so complicated no painful as they expected. All these reasons make people choose this piercing type in large numbers.

Once you have a tongue piercing, the next thing to think about is tongue jewelry. A common misconception is that tongue jewelry has to be simple and boring. Nothing can be further from the truth! You can use very stylish tongue jewelry if you wish so.

Tongue Jewelry Basics

Tongue jewelry is any jewelry used for tongue piercings, regardless of placement. Appropriate tongue jewelry should take into account the nature of this piercing. Namely, tongue piercing is an oral piercing and it’s located inside a person’s mouth.

The jewelry should be smooth enough to be comfortable so it doesn’t cause problems during everyday activities. In the case of a tongue piercing, these “everyday activities” are, first and foremost, talking and eating. Your tongue jewelry has to accommodate these tasks and to make talking and eating problem-free.

Another activities you may choose to do with your pierced tongue are kissing and oral sex. Tongue piercing jewelry can help you make both of these things even more exciting and enjoyable. On the other hand, improper tongue jewelry can pose a problem or hurt your partner in the process.

For these reasons, it’s important to wear only jewelry suitable for tongue piercing. While there is no unique jewelry type made for tongue piercings only, there are several common jewelry types that are good for this type of piercing.

Common Jewelry Types

There are several jewelry types commonly used for tongue piercing. These are made to be safe, body-friendly and allow you to talk and eat normally (not to mention they are suitable for other kinds of activities you may wish to do with your tongue).

The most common jewelry types for tongue piercing include:

  • Straight Barbells. Straight barbells are probably the most common jewelry type for this kind of piercing. A good barbell for a tongue piercing is the one that is completely smooth. Smooth jewelry is very comfortable to wear and it doesn’t interfere with eating, talking and other activities you wish to do with your tongue. In case you want to use straight barbells, keep in mind that they have to be made of a body-friendly material. Medical-grade jewelry works best because it’s completely safe and suitable to be used inside the body. When choosing a straight barbell for your tongue piercing, it’s best to go with 316LVM Surgical Steel or Titanium barbells.
  • Decorated Barbells. Technically, these barbells are also straight barbells but we gave them their own category to show that you can use jewelry that is not completely simple and plain. However, in order for your decorated barbell to work, it still has to follow some rules. First of all, it has to be made of a body-friendly material. Another thing to keep in mind is that a decoration should not be such to harm your tongue or inside of your mouth. This is why colored barbells (such as anodized Titanium barbells) or barbells with a small gem or other decoration work better than richly ornamented jewelry pieces.
  • Labrets. While labrets are typically used for lip piercings, you may wish to use them for your tongue. Labrets tend to be smaller than straight barbells so they are lighter and easier to wear. However, keep in mind that your labret still has to be long enough to accommodate your piercing. Labrets are smooth and simple in design, but they usually have a decorated top. This is a great way to have a simple yet cute jewelry piece for your tongue piercing.
  • Captive Bead Rings. They are generally popular jewelry pieces, but they are used for tongue piercings sparingly. Some people find it difficult to insert CBR into their tongue piercing. On the other hand, there are many people who absolutely love them and prefer them over any other jewelry type for their tongue piercing. In case you wish to use a CBR for your tongue piercing, make sure it’s large enough to accommodate piercing.
  • Special Jewelry Types. There are many special jewelry types you may wish to wear in your tongue piercing. For example, tongue retainers are great for concealing and keeping your piercing at times when you can’t wear your jewelry. French Tickler is a great addition for your jewelry and an excellent way to improve your sex life. Just place one of those tickler on your tongue piercing and your oral sex technique will instantly become amazing.

Kuno Piercing

Kuno PiercingThe Kuno Piercing is a male genital piercing done on the foreskin. It is a relatively simple and painless procedure and it makes for a very unique piercing. Only men who are not circumcised can get a Kuno piercing.

Kuno piercing is not just a simple foreskin piercing. It is done on the precise spot on the foreskin, just under the end of the foreskin near the penis head. Since the hole is made on this spot, and due to the position of the jewelry, this piercing resembles a Prince Albert piercing, but only from afar.

The Procedure

Almost any man who is not circumcised can get a Kuno piercing. The procedure itself is quick and doesn’t hurt much, so even those who are not fans of complex piercings can get this one. If the idea of a penis piercing scares you, consider a foreskin piercing instead. You may also use it as an introduction to other, more complex genital piercings. Not to mention that jewelry looks really nice and it draws attention to your penis.

The Kuno piercing is typically made on the part of the foreskin just under the penis head. The piercing is made in such a way that the jewelry enters through the foreskin and exits through the open end of the foreskin. This way, only one hole is needed to have this piercing, since the piercing uses the natural opening in the foreskin as the exit hole.

The Kuno piercing typically doesn’t lead to complications, but you need to be careful. The piercing should be done deeply enough so it won’t get rejected. You should also follow the aftercare instructions carefully. Just because this is not a complex piercing doesn’t mean you should forget about proper aftercare!

Jewelry

There are many jewelry types suitable for Kuno piercing. Captive Bead Rings and other similar rings are among the most common jewelry types used for this piercing. They are simple yet elegant, and they fit this piercing perfectly. D Rings are particularly good because they sit well against the skin and they are very comfortable to wear.

Another good choice are circular barbells. They are good because their shape allows them to move freely inside your piercing.

In case your new piercing is very sensitive, it’s best to wear soft jewelry that is not made of metal. Keep in mind that your chosen material has to be suitable for new piercings.

Additional Information

  • In order to keep your Kuno piercing clean, make sure to keep the genital area cool and dry.
  • Don’t wear tight underwear that might hurt the piercing by rubbing against it.
  • The healing time of this piercing is between 2 and 12 weeks.
  • After the piercing is done, you should abstain from strenuous sexual activity that might tear the piercing.
  • If you notice any sign of infection, act immediately. You don’t want the infection to spread to the urinary tract.
  • The jewelry used should be of large enough gauge to prevent piercing migration and rejection.

Spiked Pleasure Wheels

Spiked Pleasure Wheel

Spiked Pleasure Wheel

Spiked Pleasure Wheels are erotic medical toys used for sensory play. These metal wheels have specially designed spikes that will produce unique sensations. These wheels are great toys for those who are always open to new sensations and experiences. They are a long-time favorite of people interested in BDSM, medical play and various types of kinky activities.

The Design

A spiked pleasure wheel is a beautifully designed device made for sensory play. Such a wheel consists of a handle and spiked head, both made of metal. The head of the wheel has special spikes made for stimulation.

These pleasure wheels are used by simply rolling them on the body part you wish to stimulate. They are great for couples’ play and make a great addition to any BDSM game. Some people even like to add electro stimulation to the mix so they connect their pleasure wheel to a special electrical device made for electro sex.

There are different pleasure wheels with different number of spikes or rows with spikes. The number of spikes is what determines the intensity. Typically, the more rows of spikes there are, the lighter the sensation will be. Wheels with less spikes or those with only a single row of spikes are the most intense ones. This is something you should keep in mind when choosing the best wheel for your needs.

Other Uses

This type of wheel is also known as Wartenberg wheel (or pinwheel or neurowheel). It is used in medicine for various types of neurological exams. Typically, it is used to test nerve reactions and sensitivity. As such, this type of wheel is known as a medical device.

Since this type of wheel is also used for sexual pleasure, it can be considered an erotic Medical Toy. Medical Toys are popular among people who like to use this type of devices for sexual stimulation. The most popular medical toys are probably speculums and urethral sounds. Wartenberg wheels may not be as common but they make a great addition to medical toy collection. They are great for those who like all sorts of medical toys.

Try One Yourself

You may try this toy all by yourself, but it’s more fun if you do it with a partner. Sensory play is great fun between partners!

The Chain Gang offers this pleasure wheel in four sizes, so you can choose how much you can take! All wheels are made of stainless steel so they are durable and safe for use. Our Spiked Pleasure Wheel is available with a single tow of spikes, or with 3 rows, 5 rows and 7 rows of spikes.

When choosing the right wheel for yourself and your partner, think about your experience and desired effect. The wheel with 7 rows of spikes is made for the lightest stimulation so it’s ideal for beginners. Wheels with 5 and 3 rows of spikes are great for intermediate users, while the one with 1 row of spikes is made for the most experienced users who crave intensity.

A Spiked Pleasure Wheel is a great way to explore all those sensitive areas and experience great waves of pleasure!

Transverse Lobe Piercing

Transverse LobeAre you a fan of ear piercings? There are so many interesting options to try. For those who appreciate simplicity with a touch or originality, a Transverse Lobe piercing may be the best way to go.

This piercing is simple yet effective. It uses the most commonly pierced body part – earlobe, but in a truly unique way. If you want to have a really interesting earlobe piercing, this one might be the right thing for you.

Procedure and Placement

Transverse lobe piercing is done on the earlobe. However, unlike the conventional earlobe piercing (which is the most popular piercing in the world), this type of piercing is done horizontally through the earlobe. While the usual way to pierce an earlobe is to go from front to back, a Transverse Lobe piercing goes a long way horizontally through the lobe.

As such, it creates a longer piercing hole and requires different jewelry types than a traditional earlobe piercing. However, it’s still a lobe piercing so it’s easy to perform and it’s almost pain-free.

The biggest advantage of a Transverse Lobe piercing is that you get a really cool and unique piercing with minimum pain. Keep in mind that this piercing doesn’t go through cartilage. It makes for a very quick and easy procedure that is not particularly uncomfortable.

The procedure is usually done freehand (without clamps). This is necessary due to the placement and length of the tissue that needs to be pierced. For these reasons, your piercer may use a receiving tube.

The procedure might be different for people with attached earlobes than for those with unattached. Those with unattached earlobes will typically be pierced with a straight needle while those with attached earlobes will be pierced with a curved needle. This may also influence the choice of jewelry.

Typically, a Transverse Lobe piercing is done with a 14 gauge or 16 gauge needle, which means you will need the same size of the jewelry.

Jewelry

The most popular jewelry type for Transverse Lobe is a barbell, either straight or curved. The balls of the barbell will lie on the opposite sides of your earlobe. Simple, elegant barbells work the best but you may also opt for more decorated options.

Typically, people with unattached earlobes will wear straight barbells in their piercing. Those with attached earlobes should opt for curved barbells.

You can get a Transverse Lobe piercing even if you already have a conventional lobe piercing. It looks particularly great for those who have a stretched lobe piercing. In these cases, the needle will go straight through your soft tunnels or plugs. Of course, flesh tunnels provide a much better visual effect and are recommended for this piercing combination.

If you prefer to wear metal flesh tunnels or large gauge jewelry made of another hard material, it’s possible to drill holes in the jewelry to accommodate a barbell for Transverse Lobe piercing, but this is, of course, more expensive and difficult to achieve.

Additional Info

  • In part, this type of piercing will depend on the anatomy of your earlobe. People will attached earlobes will get a slightly different placement and might want to wear a different type of jewelry than people with unattached earlobes.
  • The piercing hole is relatively long and there’s a lot of tissue to be pierced. Despite all of this, a Transverse lobe piercing is one of the least painful piercings you can get.
  • It’s possible to stretch a Transverse lobe piercing but you need to be careful. There is no much tissue to be stretched so you need to go slowly in order not to damage the tissue.
  • Transverse Lobe piercings heal quickly and usually pose no problems. Abscesses are the most common issues you may encounter. In order to prevent these problems, make sure to perform aftercare instructions carefully. They will help you avoid potential infections. Proper aftercare is also important to avoid migration and rejection.
  • The healing time for a Transverse Lobe piercing is around 2-3 months, though it may last as long as 10 months.
  • Since this type of piercing will require a barbell with a significant portion inside the tissue it’s vital to only wear jewelry made of body-friendly materials. Also, make sure that your jewelry barbell is long enough to accommodate your piercing.

Hafada Piercing

Hafada PiercingA Hafada piercing is a male genital piercing done on the scrotum. It can be done anywhere on the surface of the scrotum, but it’s important to note that the piercing itself includes only skin and not the tissue itself. In short, a Hafada piercing is a surface piercing. It should never penetrate deep into the scrotum.

Those who wish to have piercings deep into scrotum should opt for transscrotal procedures. These are completely different piercing types and they typically include the scrotum tissue. Hafada piercing, on the other hand, involves only the scrotum skin.

Hafada Piercing

Hafada is done relatively easily, since it includes only skin on the surface of the scrotum. The only thing the piercer and the client should agree about is the placement. Hafada can be placed almost anywhere on the scrotum.

Since the skin on the scrotum is loose and flexible, Hafada piercings are prone to migration, rejection and other problems associated with surface piercings.

Also, many men choose to get multiple Hafada piercings so they can wear multiple jewelry pieces on their scrotum. These multiple Hafadas are sometimes made as an extension of a frenum ladder piercing. Multiple Hafada piercings can make a very effective scrotal ladder.

Typical jewelry for a Hafada piercing is a Captive Bead Ring, a Curved Barbell or a Straight Barbell. When choosing your jewelry, it’s important to pick jewelry type that is the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing for you.

Additional Information

  • Hafada piercing is relatively painless because the skin is very elastic. The procedure is fast and doesn’t bring much discomfort.
  • Keep in mind that a Hafada piercing can easily be irritated, due to the placement. Lack of ventilation can make the piercing difficult to heal.
  • When choosing a placement for a Hafada piercing, it’s important not to hurt the tissue under the skin in any way. It can be dangerous and lead to numerous problems.
  • The minimum gauge to be pierced with is 12. Smaller gauges are not recommended, and larger gauges are common with Hafada piercing.
  • Hafada piercings can be done both horizontally and vertically on the scrotum.

Additional Tips for Choosing Tongue Jewelry

Tongue JewelryTongue piercing is very popular so it’s not surprising there are many beautiful jewelry pieces made for this piercing type. When choosing good tongue jewelry, however, there are certain things to keep in mind.

Your chosen jewelry piece should not only be elegant and effective. It should also be appropriately sized and made of body-friendly materials. In fact, these things are more important than the looks, so it’s something you need to focus on when choosing your tongue jewelry.

Here are some of the most important things to pay attention to:

Tongue Jewelry Sizes

While there are many different tongue jewelry sizes and designs to choose from, there are some standard sizes you will probably use. Keep in mind that tongue piercings are typically done at 14 gauge, which means it’s probably the jewelry size you will need.

Another thing to keep in mind is the length of the jewelry. Since tongue jewelry typically uses straight barbells, the length of the jewelry will be the length of the barbell between the balls. Typically, initial tongue jewelry will be a 7/8 inch straight barbell. It will be later changed to a smaller barbell. The initial barbell has to be longer to account for swelling.

Once the swelling is gone you should get your proper tongue jewelry. Typical tongue jewelry will be a straight barbell 5/8 inches in length.

However, keep in mind that this is just a standard side. A lot will depend on your individual anatomy. For example, you might need to keep 7/8 inch long barbell, or you may opt for a different length.

It’s also possible that you will get pierced with a needle that is not 14 gauge. In this case, you will need jewelry of an appropriate gauge. It’s always vital to know the gauge you are pierced with because this is the only way to choose the right jewelry.

Tongue Jewelry Materials

Another important thing to keep in mind are jewelry materials. There are many cheap jewelry pieces offered out there, often made of dubious materials. While it’s always important to use jewelry made only of high-quality, body-friendly materials, it becomes even more vital when it comes to oral piercings.

Why? Oral piercings are inside your mouth and they come in contact with the inside of your body, so it’s absolutely vital to use only medical-grade and safe body jewelry. This is non-negotiable. You need body-friendly jewelry materials for your tongue piercing.

Luckily, there are many good materials for your tongue piercing to choose from, but you need to know where to look. Some of the best tongue materials include:

  • Surgical Steel
  • Titanium
  • Gold

When choosing jewelry made of these materials, however, make sure they are all made of medical-grade materials and not their cheaper variants. For example, steel should never be stainless steel. You need to use Surgical Steel, preferably the medical-grade 316LVM Surgical Steel.

When it comes to titanium, this is generally a safe material, but it’s best to stick to the high-quality, medical-grade titanium for your tongue piercing.

Finally, if you choose jewelry made of gold, make sure that the gold chosen is body-friendly. Stay away from any gold containing nickel. Nickel is very dangerous and can cause a serious nickel allergy. This is always dangerous but it’s even more alarming in the case of tongue piercings.

When to Change Jewelry?

Another thing to keep in mind is the healing period. It’s very important to know when it’s safe to change your tongue jewelry. If you violate these tips you are risking infections and other problems.

Generally speaking, you will want to change your tongue jewelry at least once or twice. The first time is shortly after getting it done. Chances are that your initial jewelry will be longer, to account for swelling. You should change your jewelry to a shorter barbell once the initial healing is over. It’s always best to ask your piercer to do this for you.

After this, you should wait until your piercing is fully healed to change the jewelry again. Once your piercing is healed you can change your tongue jewelry whenever you want.

Hiding Your Lip Piercing

Lucite Labret Retainers

Lucite Labret Retainers

Lip piercings are beautiful and attractive. One great thing about this piercing type is that it’s both very stylish and discreet. Typical lip piercing jewelry is simple yet elegant. It’s rarely too big or richly ornamented so it’s not distracting. Simple labrets and small rings are among the most popular jewelry types for lip piercings.

If any piercing can be called “discreet yet attractive”, it is sure lip piercing. All variants of lip piercings fall into this category. It’s not surprising that these piercings are so popular: they are cute, beautiful and rarely distracting.

However, there might be a time when you’ll have to hide your lip piercing. Perhaps your boss doesn’t allow piercings or maybe you need to be in a situation where lip piercings are inappropriate. What to do in such a situation?

Hiding Your Piercing

Despite being small and discreet, lip piercings are sometimes considered inappropriate. Most of the time, it’s because your boss or your professors don’t allow any piercings to be worn. While lip piercings are typically small and jewelry is rarely too huge to be distracting, some bosses and other authority figures believe that they should not be used during work or classes.

Another reason why you might want to hide your piercing is because of a special occasion. There are some situations in which any piercing, even the most discreet one, is considered inappropriate.

Finally, there are some situations in which wearing a lip piercing might be uncomfortable and unpractical, on top of being forbidden. Hospitals, dentist appointments and airports are just some of the situations in which you won’t be able to wear your lip piercing.

In all these situations the best idea is to hide your piercing the best you can. Taking out the jewelry is not recommended because your piercing will start to heal, which will make inserting jewelry uncomfortable or even impossible. You should never take the jewelry out unless you wish to retire your piercing. So, the only possible solution is to hide your lip piercing the best you can.

How to Do It: Ideas

Here are a few quick ideas on how to hide your lip piercing effectively and without any damage:

  • Use a retainer. Lip piercing (labret) retainers work wonders for hiding your piercing. These are soft, translucent jewelry pieces you can easily insert in your piercing. Such a jewelry piece will be basically invisible, so you can go to work or classes with it. It will keep your piercing so you can switch to regular lip jewelry once you get home. Another advantage to retainers is that they are typically made of non-metal materials so they can be used in all situations where metal jewelry just wouldn’t be suitable.
  • Cover it. Probably the simplest solution is to simply cover your lip piercing with something. Since lip piercing jewelry is typically small and discreet, it’s not so difficult to cover it. You may cover your jewelry with foundation, a flesh-colored powder or another makeup item. Alternatively, you may simply use a band aid to cover your jewelry. If you decide to go this route, cut a small part of the band aid to cover the jewelry. You don’t need to place the whole band aid on your piercing.
  • Turn the jewelry upside down. Another common trick is to turn the jewelry in the other direction. Meaning, you will put the ball inside your mouth and the flat, more discreet part on the outside. This will make your lip piercing less noticeable. Please note, however, that this may be uncomfortable.