Nostril Jewelry Styles

14K Gold Heart Outline Nostril Piece

14K Gold Heart Outline Nostril Piece

Nostril jewelry comes in many different styles, sizes and designs, so it’s possible to choose exactly what you want and like. One might think nose piercing doesn’t allow many different designs or complex jewelry pieces, but despite certain limitations there are numerous styles to choose from. You are sure not limited to one or two plain designs – there are many different styles to choose from.

As usual, it’s important to know your gauge. Since 20g and 18g are the most common gauges for nostril piercings, these are also the most common jewelry sizes. However, it’s possible to find jewelry in other sizes. While stretching is not so popular for nostril piercing (septum stretching is more common), there are people who have nostril piercings of other sizes.

What is important to remember is that you can always find suitable nostril jewelry for yourself. Your chosen jewelry pieces will largely depend on your personal styles and preferences. Other factors you should keep in mind are comfort and easiness of putting jewelry in and taking it off.

Generally speaking, nostril jewelry comes in several common styles:

Nose Bones

Nose bones are among the most common nostril jewelry styles. They are made of a straight bar with a ball on one end and a decoration on the other. The decoration is most commonly a gem (available in many different colors and gem types), but it can be a different kind of a decoration. Other common choices include: charms and simple balls or discs. The ball on the other end of the bar keeps the jewelry from falling out. Nose bones are a great and lightweight jewelry pieces, but it might be uncomfortable for piercings in healing.

Nose Screws

This is another popular nose jewelry choice. Nose screws have a curved body and often come in left and right varieties. The curve is there to keep the jewelry in place but it requires some practice to insert. It’s also not a great choice for piercings in healing. Other than that, however, nose screws are very beautiful and popular among people. Nose screws have different decorations on the end: gems, charms, ball and others. They are gorgeous and come in many different designs.

Other Jewelry Choices

Other types of nostril jewelry are a bit less common, but it’s possible to find many different designs made in these jewelry types:

  • L-Shapes. These jewelry pieces have an L-shaped bend that keeps the jewelry in place. They resemble Nose Screws but at easier to insert and take out. They give you a security without being too complicated to use.
  • Nose Studs. They resemble nose bones, but they don’t have the ball on the other end to keep the jewelry in place. It makes them more prone to falling out, so they are recommended for short-term wear. On the other hand, they are the easiest jewelry pieces to insert.
  • Fishtails. These jewelry pieces are specially designed for customization. They have a decoration (gem, charm, etc.) at one end and a very long bar. They are made so you can personally bend the bar in any way you want. This will ensure a perfect fit. Once they are fitted and bent, you should clip off the remaining length of the bar. It’s possible to bend a fishtail in many different ways: like an L-shape, C-shape, nose screw shape, etc. This is a great way to have a very comfortable jewelry piece because it’s made for your nose and perfectly customized for you. These are good jewelry pieces for healing piercings because you can make them longer at first (for swelling), and when the piercing is healed you can make them shorter by clipping the unwanted part of the jewelry.

Also, don’t forget that you can use other jewelry types for your nostril piercing even if they are not specially made for this type of piercing. For example, small gauge captive bead rings, segment rings and other types of body jewelry rings look very effective when used in nostril piercings.

The Cock Lock Intruder

Cock Lock Intruder

Once you try a Cock Lock Intruder you won’t want to take it off. Yes, it’s that good.

This is a unique toy made to satisfy both the wearer and his partner. It is a perfect combination of a sturdy cock ring and an anal plug. It provides all the best sensations and hits all the right spots. This is a great addition to any kinky session but you may use it for all sorts of games and activities. As usual, the limit is your imagination!

The toy is carefully designed to press all the right spots. It includes a firm cock ring made for enhancing your performance. The ring is sturdy and strong enough to provide a firm grip around your cock and balls. It will make your erection super-strong and long-lasting so you can finally experience that endless sex session you’ve been dreaming about. The ring is large enough to be positioned in a few different ways, depending on your preferences. Whatever you choose, it will make for a great sex session. Get ready for super erection and intense feeling you won’t be able to resist.

The anus plug is made to be big enough to satisfy even more demanding users while staying perfectly smooth and easy to insert. The ball on top is made to press all the right anal spots and bring instant arousal. You will enjoy the feeling of perfect fullness and intense pressure only a metal butt plug can bring. The plug will stay deep inside your anus and stimulate you while the ring makes your erection super hard. It’s a perfect setup for the best sex you can imagine.

There are different sizes of balls you can use for different sensations. When ordering your Cock Lock Intruder, think about the ball size you want to order. Larger balls are made for advanced users who need their butt plugs to be truly intense. These balls are hard, sturdy and provide the perfect pressure for all true lovers of anal stimulation.

You will experience many different sensations during penetration. The ring will make your dick super sensitive and rock hard. The butt plug moves slightly during sex so it massages all the sensitive spots and it presses your P spot. This way, you will receive the best arousal and deep pleasure on both ends.

The best thing about this Cock Lock Intruder is that it benefit both partners during sex. It makes your erections strong and it stimulates all of your anal spots. For your partner, it brings more intense penetration, be it vaginal or anal. It feels so good to have the ring going in and out during sex. It truly makes for a special experience no other toy can bring. Not to mention that a harder erection and long-lasting sessions sure make for a great experience.

The Cock Lock Intruder is made of premium surgical steel so it’s body safe, comfortable and perfectly smooth. It’s polished to perfection so it’s easy to insert and it feels very comfortable inside you. The Cock Lock Intruder is durable, perfectly designed and made to suit a male anatomy perfectly. Ideal for those who like sturdy toys, intense stimulation and experiencing pleasure on all sensitive spots at once. This amazing toy will make for an unforgettable time for both you and your lover.

Rejection and How to Avoid It

RejectionRejection is a common problem many pierced people face. It’s important to understand that any piercing type can be rejected, though there are certain types with a higher risk of rejection. In a way, rejection is a constant risk for any piercing, and that’s something you need to live with.

Luckily, there are many ways to minimize this risk and to be happy with your piercing. Many people never encounter rejections with any of their piercings, so it’s good to know that rejection is not always a problem.

What is Piercing Rejection?

It’s important to understand that your body treats any piercing as a wound and any jewelry as a foreign object. Therefore, the body will make an effort to heal the wound whenever possible and to push the foreign object out of the body.

When it comes to healing, it’s important to keep jewelry inside the piercing hole at all times or else the piercing will start to heal. Even old, healed piercings will heal if jewelry is not worn, unless it’s a piercing stretched to a very large gauge.

So, it’s important to keep jewelry inside. This is where the issue of rejection comes to play: your body will treat jewelry as a foreign object and will try to get rid of it. Rejection happens when the body succeeds to push the jewelry out.

During rejection, the jewelry will get pushed to the surface. This process happens gradually but it results in jewelry being moved to the surface of the skin until it eventually comes out.

Rejection is very frustrating and annoying, because it means you won’t be able to keep that great piercing or that gorgeous jewelry piece. Since rejection is always a risk, it’s important to know how to minimize this risk.

How to Prevent Rejection

While it’s impossible to bring rejection risk to 0%, it’s possible to greatly minimize the risk so you won’t have to worry about rejection problems. There are some very effective steps you can take to prevent piercing rejection:

Correct piercing. The most important step is to have a piercing done correctly. This is why it’s important to find a reliable, experienced piercer. This person will know how to pierce you and what kind of a procedure is needed to ensure the best results. Some things will depend on your anatomy while the others will depend on the type of the piercing you wish to get. A good piercer will know how to combine all the factors to make the safest piercing that will not get rejected. For these reasons, choosing a good piercer is of utmost importance.

Choose the right jewelry. It’s important that the jewelry you use is high-quality and suitable for the type of piercing you have. Your jewelry has to be of a correct size. It should not be too small or too large. It should sit comfortably against your skin and it should never be too tight. Also, be careful with jewelry that’s too heavy – these jewelry pieces can cause some harm and will increase the rejection risk.

The right gauge. This is another thing your piercer will have to pay attention to, and so will you if you choose to stretch your piercings. Small gauge piercings use small gauge jewelry, which is more prone to rejection. For this reason, it’s important to get pierced with a large enough gauge that will minimize the rejection risk.

Jewelry materials. Make sure to only use body safe jewelry materials for your piercing. Jewelry containing nickel can cause infections, which can lead to rejection. It’s important to use only jewelry made of materials you’re not allergic to. Stick to the safest materials, such as titanium, surgical steel or nickel-free gold.

Take care of your piercing. Infections and other problems with the piercing are known to lead to rejection. For this reason, it’s important to keep your piercing clean. Follow all the aftercare instructions during the healing process and make sure to avoid any infections and damage to your piercing. Clean, problem-free piercings are much less likely to get rejected.

Fourchette Piercing

Fourchette Piercing A Fourchette piercing is a form of female genital piercing and it’s not very common because not many women have anatomy suitable for it. This piercing is done at the rear rim of the vulva, near perineum. It will look like the jewelry is located “under” the vaginal opening.

To be able to get this piercing, you will need to have a pinchable flap of skin in this area. Many women don’t, so they are unable to get this type of piercing. This is why Fourchette is not such a common piercing type. However, those women who do have a suitable anatomy and can get Fourchette piercing will be glad to know that the procedure is pretty easy to perform.

The male equivalent of Fourchette piercing is Guiche piercing (done under the testicles at the perineum).

Getting Fourchette Piercing

It’s important to understand that you need to have anatomy suitable for this piercing or else you won’t be able to have it. To find out if your anatomy is suitable, consult an experienced piercer. It’s very important to find a knowledgeable person who is familiar with this type of piercing. Since Fourchette is relatively rare, there are many piercers who don’t know enough about it.

If your anatomy is suitable for a Fourchette piercing, it’s vital to go to an experienced piercer who knows how to perform this type of piercing. While Fourchette piercing is relatively easy to perform, it requires a reliable and experienced piercer. Seek more than a generally experienced piercer – find someone who knows how to perform this type of piercing specifically.

When performing the piercing, it’s important not to go into the vaginal tissue so it’s vital for the piercer to pierce the flap of skin and not vagina itself. Other than this, the procedure is straightforward and relatively quick. An experienced piercer can perform it with ease.

To make your Fourchette piercing heal faster, make sure to do all the recommended aftercare and to clean it regularly. It will take about 6 to 12 weeks for your piercing to heal.

Jewelry

The jewelry is inserted from the bottom of the vaginal opening and it rests over the perineum. Fourchette piercing is usually done in 10 or 12 gauge.

Since this is not a common piercing, there are usually no jewelry made specifically for Fourchette. This is why you need to use body jewelry made for other piercing types. What works the best are plain jewelry pieces made for many different piercings.

The best jewelry types for Fourchette piercing are captive bead rings and curved barbells. It’s best to use smooth, plain jewelry without much decoration. Any decoration can get caught on the underwear and cause discomfort. This is why plain jewelry pieces work the best.

Glans Rings

Double Ring Sperm Stopper

Double Ring Sperm Stopper

Glans rings are special penis rings worn under the glans of the penis. Unlike typical cock rings, made to be worn around the base of the penis (or testicles), a glans ring is worn around the head of the penis.

Just like any other cock ring, a glans ring will provide a pressure around the penis, making it more sensitive and harder. A glans ring is specially designed to make a penis head harder and more sensitive to touch. While this doesn’t help with general erection, it will make the head larger and harder, which will in turn make sexual intercourse more pleasurable for the wearer and his partner. It will also make orgasms more intense.

Design

A glans ring is a cock ring positioned around the penis head. Therefore, almost any regular cock ring can serve as a glans ring. You may use flexible rings or sturdy, metal ones.

However, there are also some rings specially made to be used as glans rings. These rings are made to fit snugly around the penis head. This provides the most comfort for the wearer and his partner during intercourse.

Also, there are some special designs of glans rings made to enhance a wearer’s experience. Probably the most popular ones are the so-called Sperm Stoppers. A sperm stopper is a glans ring with a special rod made to be inserted into the urethra. This rod usually has a ball on the end and is made to prevent the sperm from coming out.

Penis Plugs with Glans Rings

Glans rings also come as part of other types of sex toys, most commonly penis plugs. A penis plug is attached to a glans ring so a wearer will have to both insert the plug into the urethra and position the ring around his penis head.

Glans ring has two functions in this type of toys. First of all, it is made to help keeping the penis plug in place. Urethral muscles work on pushing the plug out, so the ring will prevent it. The second function of the ring is to provide the additional stimulation for the wearer and a more pleasurable experience.

These devices resemble sperm stoppers, but they are not necessarily made to prevent the flow of sperm. Many penis plugs have a hole in the middle made for undisturbed flow of urine and sperm. It depends on the penis plug design whether it can be used as a sperm stopper or not.

Using a Glans Ring

Here are some quick tips on how to use a glans ring:

  • The perfect fit is very important, so make sure to find a ring of the appropriate size. You need to know how to measure yourself for a glans ring.
  • While the fit should be snug, your glans ring should not prevent circulation completely. Make sure to wear a ring that will allow blood circulation.
  • Never leave your glans ring on for too long.
  • Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can use glans rings. Uncircumcised men can choose to wear the ring with the foreskin retracted or not.

 

Different Types of Ball Weights

Donut Ball Stretcher Weight

Donut Ball Stretcher Weight

Ball weights of different sizes and designs are perfect for ball stretching and other types of ball play. There are so many ways to enjoy ball stretching, from the feeling itself to the final results of long, big balls hanging low.

That’s not all, though. Quality ball weights are much more than simple stretchers and they can enhance your sexual performance. Not to mention they are a perfect addition to any kinky play. These scrotum toys give intense, unique feelings you’ll love to experience.

Ball Weights Variety

There are numerous ways to achieve perfect ball stretching and find the balls weights that suit you perfectly. Typically, a ball weight is worn above the testicles and it provides a perfect pressure. There are many different types to choose from, depending on the effect you want to achieve and all the sensations you wish to experience.

Ball weights are not only functional but they also look great. Visual stimulation is very important for these types of devices so the design is very important. Shiny and polished ball weights look incredible when worn. There’s also added visual stimulation of stretched testicles. Both you and your partner will enjoy some intense testicle play with quality ball weights.

Some of the best ball weights are made to achieve double function: scrotum stretching and intense sensations during wear. Ball weight make testicles more sensitive to touch and manipulation, so they are ideal for kinky games and prolonged pleasure.

The material is also important. The best types of ball weights are made of steel and they can provide the most intense stimulation. Donut ball weights provide a perfect design that will not only stretch the balls but also press all the right spots.

You may also choose leather stretchers with weights inserted. These stretchers are more comfortable to use and they are often less intense. As such, they are ideal for beginners and those who like their scrotum play to be less intense. These leather stretchers are filled with carefully designed weights so they provide both comfort and a snug fit needed for enhancing your performance.

Still, those who prefer a more intense play and a tight grip around their balls should go with ball weights and stretchers made of steel. You simply can’t go wrong with them: they are sturdy, durable, and they provide the most intense sensations imaginable.

Intense Sensations

Pick your favorite lube and start playing around. Enjoy intense sensations ball weights can bring. You may also use them for training your testicles to stretch more and more or to enjoy heavier weights. Ball weights are perfect toys for those who enjoy the idea of scrotum play and ball manipulation.

Beginners may start with leather weights, to test the sensations and see what they like. More experienced users will sure enjoy high-quality surgical steel weights, made to apply a strong pressure and achieve the most intense sensations.

The Chain Gang offers high-quality surgical steel ball weights and ball stretchers. Choose between donut weights and more complex, two piece ball stretchers. Those who prefer leather stretchers with inserted weights can choose between a wide range of models.

Parachute Ball Stretcher

Parachute Ball Stretcher

Parachute Ball Stretcher

There are many different ball stretching devices, specially designed to help a man achieve low-hanging balls. Many of these devices include heavy weights you can use for effective stretching. You may choose between metal and leather ball stretching devices. They come in several unique designs so it’s easy to find the ones that suit you perfectly.

A special type of ball stretching devices are the so-called parachute ball stretchers. These stretchers have a special leather base with several metal chains attached to it. A parachute ball stretcher resembles a lampshade and can easily be folded around the scrotum.

The chains hang below the scrotum and they can be used to attach weights. Depending on the number and the weight,  the stretcher provides adequate amount of stretching. This way, any man can make a personalized stretching device depending on his wishes and experience level. Beginner users can use lighter weights while those more experienced will typically use heavier weights.

How to Use a Parachute Ball Stretcher

A parachute ball stretcher is very easy to adjust. The leather collar is usually fastened by press studs, so it’s very easy to put it on. All you need to decide is the number of weights you want to use, as well as how heavy you want them to be.

Parachute stretchers are very popular in cock and ball torture sessions, but can also be used for regular ball stretching. While they are not suitable as the main stretching device (because it’s difficult to wear them under clothes), they can make a difference and improve your results when used with other types of ball stretchers and weights.

A parachute stretcher is particularly useful for men who don’t have low hanging balls or don’t have much of initial stretch. Parachute stretchers are ideal for gaining some initial stretch, especially for men whose testicles tend to stay close to the body so attaching metal or leather stretchers is difficult.

When you use a parachute stretcher, the weights you attach will pull the scrotum down, which makes it more easier to attach a metal or a leather ball weight, even if you don’t have much of a stretch or if your testicles tend to go up and stay close to the body.

Another advantage to parachute stretchers is that they provide a nice erotic feel and open up numerous sexual possibilities. Even if you are not into cock and ball torture, you can use your parachute stretcher for some nice testicular massage and stimulation. It is particularly interesting when used with a partner, so it opens numerous opportunities for some exciting kink games.

Hanging Weights

Parachute ball stretchers come with special chains intended for handing weights. There are many different weights you can use, depending on your preferences and experience level. It’s important to go slowly, especially if you are a beginner, and add more weight only when you are perfectly comfortable with it.

It’s important to choose specially designed weights you can easily hang and securely attach to your parachute stretcher. There are many weights of this type, so it’s not a problem to find the ones that suit you perfectly. Weights come in different sizes, so make sure to choose the right ones.

Additional Piercing Mistakes to Avoid

Piercing Cleaning You’re probably aware of the most common piercing mistakes you should avoid, but there are more things to keep in mind when getting a piercing. Here is a list of the additional (and sadly, very common) piercing mistakes you should avoid if you want to prevent infections and other problems.

Choose Your Piercer Wisely

It’s important that your chosen piercer is experienced enough. It goes both for general reliability of the shop and a person’s individual experience with the type of the piercing you wish to get. It goes without saying that you should only get pierced at reliable parlors. Never pierce yourself and never allow your friends to pierce you – it is just asking for trouble. It’s important for a piercing to be performed in a safe, sterile environment. It has to be done by a professional, no questions asked about this. Going to a professional and getting pierced at a reliable parlor is an absolute must.

However, it’s not enough. It’s also important that your piercer is experienced with the exact type of piercing you want to get. In case you want a simple and common type of piercing (such as earlobe or navel piercing), any reliable shop would do. For more exotic and risky type of piercings, however, you need to make sure that your chosen piercer is experienced with the type of piercing you want to get. This is particularly true for genital piercings.

Piercing Guns Are Evil

Piercing guns are bad and should never be used. They may seem less intimidating than a piercing needle but in reality, they cause much more harm. Not to mention they can never be sanitized properly, so you are risking serious infections.

Another problem is that they damage the skin with a force. It can end up being very painful, which is the first thing people want to avoid. Also, they lead to scarring and many other problems.

Furthermore, a gun will insert a shorter jewelry into the hole so it will sunk into the piercing. It can lead to even more scarring and infections.

Piercing guns are bad so it’s not surprising that piercing professionals avoid them. Get pierced with a proper piercing needle for the best results.

Wait Before You Change the Jewelry

Ok, we know it: initial jewelry can be kind of boring. It’s usually very plain and non-remarkable. It’s not surprising you want to have something more attractive and unique. However, there is a reason the initial jewelry is the way it is. It’s made specially for a new, healing piercing and it suits it best. It’s important to keep the initial jewelry during the healing process to make the piercing heal properly. Having a simple, plain jewelry is a small price when it comes to health and safety. Keep the initial jewelry during the healing process – this jewelry is specially made to be suitable for the piercing in healing and to be easily sanitized.

Also, it’s good to consult your piercer when you want to change the initial jewelry. When it comes to certain types of piercings, the jewelry has to be changed during the healing time when the swelling goes off. If this is the case, make sure to go to your piercer and have the jewelry changed. Never do it yourself!

Keep Your Hands Away from the Piercing!

Your piercing is best to never be touched or handled in any way, except for cleaning and the aftercare. This is particularly important for the piercing in healing. Rotating jewelry or moving it in any way will only make the wound fresh again. It’s best to leave the jewelry alone so it can heal on its own.

Alcohol is Bad

Alcohol should never be used to clean your piercing. This is particularly true for your healing piercing. Alcohol is too strong and will make your skin dry and irritated. That’s the last thing you want for your new piercing. It’s recommended to use a saline solution or a specialized cleaning product to clean your piercing. When it comes to cleaning your jewelry, it’s best to use cleaners that will not damage the jewelry.

Each Piercing is Individual

Piercings are individual and one person’s experience doesn’t mean much for another person. Your friend might have a completely different reaction to a piercing than you. Your friends can have completely different experience with the whole procedure or different problems with the piercing. This is why you should never listen to their advice when it comes to piercing aftercare or other questions. Consult a professional instead. A professional can help you with any questions you may have regarding your piercing.

Monroe Piercing

Monroe Piercing Monroe piercing is a popular type of facial piercing that’s both attractive and discreet enough. It is a great choice for people who like their piercings and jewelry to be small and elegant but still noticeable and unique. Monroe is a great pick because it looks very good without ever becoming overwhelming.

About Monroe Piercing

Monroe piercing can easily be described as a lip piercing placed above the upper lip. It is made to resemble a beauty mark. The name of the piercing is inspired by famous actress Marilyn Monroe, who had a beauty mark on the left side of her lip. Some people refer only to piercings on the left side as “Monroe” while those done on the right side are known as “Madonna” piercings, after the singer who has a beauty mark on that side.

It’s not surprising that this piercing is more popular with the ladies, even though there are also some men who opt for this type of piercing to a great success.

One good thing about a Monroe piercing is that it can be somewhat customized. That is, you can choose a position on the upper lip according to your wishes, preferences and your unique anatomy. This is why you should think about different placements you might want and decide on the exact spot you want to have pierced. Depending on the placement and your unique facial features, a Monroe piercing can have many different effects.

The Procedure

Monroe piercing is not difficult to perform, but a special attention should be taken to the exact spot you wish to have pierced. Most piercers will give you a choice of several spots. Typically, the piercer will mark the spot with a permanent ink marker so you may test several placements until you are satisfied with your chosen one.

Once you are happy with the placement, the piercer will prepare you for the procedure. This will typically include rinsing your mouth with mouthwash for sterilization. After this, your upper lip will be clamped.

When all preparations are done, the piercer will perform the piercing by passing a needle through the lip. Typically, a Monroe piercing is done at 18 or 16 gauge.

Once the piercing is made, the piercer will insert the jewelry. The initial jewelry will be longer than the one you’ll later need, to account for swelling. Most piercers will tell you to go back in a few weeks to have a shorter jewelry placed. It’s very important to have that done by the piercer – changing jewelry yourself during this stage is not safe nor recommended.

Aftercare

The aftercare is similar to the aftercare needed for other piercing types. You should clean your healing piercing with a salt solution several times per day. This will clean the piercing and help reduce the swelling, thus making the healing faster.

You should also brush your teeth at least three times a day and after every meal. You need to keep the inside of your mouth clean and sanitized. This will reduce the number of bacteria present in the mouth.

Keep in mind that Monroe piercings are prone to infections is proper care is not followed, so you should take aftercare and cleaning instructions seriously.

Jewelry

The most common jewelry for Monroe piercing is a simple but elegant labret stud. These jewelry pieces are lightweight and practical, so they are ideal for Monroe piercing (and most of the other lip piercing types).

Remember: just because these labret studs are simple, it doesn’t mean they can’t be very beautiful and effective! You may choose between golden, titanium and surgical steel studs with simple beads on the end. Or you may opt for labret studs with sparkly gems on the top. This is the easiest way to make your Monroe piercing decorated! Finally, you may choose a labret stud with a small decorative charm on top, for a really attractive effect.

On the other hand, you may opt for a different jewelry type, such as a barbell.

Belly Jewelry Tips

14k Gold Triple Prong Set Heart Dangle Curved Barbell

14k Gold Triple Prong Set Heart Dangle Curved Barbell

Belly (navel) piercing is among the most popular types of piercings. Luckily, it also means there are enough quality, body-safe jewelry pieces you can find. Belly jewelry comes in many different styles, materials and sizes, so you’ll sure be able to find something you truly like.

Choosing Safe Jewelry

The large number of different belly jewelry pieces also means that there are many subpar jewelry products you can find. You can buy belly jewelry almost anywhere: at a mall, or even on the streets. More often than not, these jewelry pieces are of poor quality and can endanger your health.

To keep yourself safe, it’s important to stick to reliable stores and only use jewelry made of body-safe materials. This is the only way to ensure satisfaction and to keep yourself safe and healthy. It also means you will have to pay a bit more than for that cheap jewelry piece you can find at a mall, but trust us, it’s a money well-spent. You don’t want to endanger your health, risk allergies (or worse conditions), experience infections and inflammation, or have your piercing rejected, just to save a few bucks. At the same time, you don’t really have to spend a fortune on a quality jewelry piece. There are many reasonably priced but still high-quality products you can find. What is important is to stay away from the cheap pieces (cheap both in price and craft).

Navel Piercing Tips

To keep yourself on the safe side and to keep your belly piercing clean, you need to stick to a few rules. Here are the basic navel piercing tips to follow:

  • Wait until your belly piercing is fully healed to change your jewelry. It’s true that most initial piercing jewelry pieces are very plain and simple, but there’s a reason for it. It’s understandable that you want to try different jewelry styles, but patience is important here. You need to wait for your new belly piercing to completely heal before you can try new jewelry. Remember, it can take as long as 9 months for your belly piercing to heal completely. In the most cases, it’s safe to change jewelry after 4-6 months, but keep in mind that healing time is individual.
  • Make sure to protect your belly jewelry from being snagged on clothing during healing time. Use an eye patch or hard plastic and secure it over your belly to protect both the piercing and jewelry.
  • Most common belly jewelry pieces are 3/8 inches long, but there are many other sizes to choose from. When picking the best belly jewelry for yourself, make sure that it’s not too small. Short navel jewelry can irritate the skin and it opens the door to infections and inflammation.
  • Always pick lightweight belly jewelry pieces. Heavy jewelry can make your skin sore and it can stretch your piercing even if you don’t want that to happen. Not to mention that heavy jewelry can make a problem when moving or changing clothes. If you really love heavy jewelry, don’t wear it for a long period of time. Never sleep with heavy belly jewelry.
  • Be careful with overly complicated jewelry pieces. There are many gorgeous belly curved barbells with lots of gems and dangles, and it’s understandable you might want to wear them in special situations. However, these jewelry pieces are best not to be worn every day. They can get caught on clothes. Also, these jewelry pieces are there to be shown, so wear them only when you want to have your belly shown.
  • People with the so-called “outie” belly button can have a true navel piercing, where the navel itself is pierced (as the opposite of just the skin above or under it). These people can also wear unique jewelry pieces in their belly piercing.