Post Body Piercing Care – Personal Care & Hygiene

Body PiercingWalking out of a piercing parlor with a body jewelry piece brilliantly glinting on your eyebrow, ears, tongue, labret, nose or places that cannot be seen? The excitement and the awesome feeling of having got your body pierced helps to ignore the pain. However, just don’t think you did it and are done too early as the painful procedure may be over but the hard part is still to come – taking care of body

The piercer’s done his job and given instructions. Now it’s up to you and how you care for it will determine whether it’s rejected or stays. So read on and follow the instructions through and through to avoid infections and still have a shiny body jewelry sparkling on your eyebrow, labret or ears, even after

  • Never use alcohol or peroxide to clean the pierced area. These are not safe and may enhance the chances of getting an infection. It dries out the skin too.
  • Do not let the body piercing come in contact with other people’s body fluids (sweat, saliva, or anyt others).  Just keep the pierced area off limits for a few days.
  • Avoid diving into public swimming pools before your piercing is fully accepted by the body and is totally healed.
  • Don’t move the body jewelry pierced inside your skin. It may result in a bruise. Just let it be.

And if it has been sometime now and the body piercing still has not healed then go to a doctor.

Follow the above instructions and keep the jewelry and yourself shining!

Avoiding Body Piercing Infections is not Rocket Science!

Body jewelry bought from a reputable dealer and going under a professional piercer’s needle are not the only two fool proof essentials to help avoid body piercing infections. Along with these two are some other necessary steps that first timers need to take. Experienced/ initiated body piercing enthusiasts can’t afford to miss these either and should not even try.

Contaminated body piercing equipment can cause Hepatitis or even HIV. If this does not make you more cautious then I don’t know what will! Another fact : Piercing guns cannot be sterilized so it’s safer to even get your ears pierced with a needle than with a gun, which is the only thing that a gun is remotely useful for, and we do not feel that it is good for that either.

Follow the simple steps mentioned below and come out of the piercing parlor cool and clean!

  • If th quality body jewelry bit is taken care of (i.e it’s nickel and other toxins free), then check the body piercing equipment. From sterilized gloves to instruments; everything should be squeaky clean, new, and or sterilized.
  • The parlor should be spic and span too and of course the piercer too. If there’s even a slightest doubt about the hygiene of the place then don’t go ahead with it there, just go to another place.
  • Get piercing done where disposable instruments are used and thrown away after single use.
  • Listen to all the personal care instructions very carefully and follow them religiously. Out of parlor does not mean out of the danger zone. Body piercing infections usually develop After you leave the piercer.

Not rocket science right? Simple but definitely not passable. These may be the difference between  a healthy you or an infected you.  :)

Body Jewelry Face Off – Facial Piercings & New Trends

Facial piercings are cool and really happening (if there are no cuts, bruises or infections). Traditional facial piercings included conventional areas that did not raise many eyebrows. However the new trends in facial piercings are not just about raising eyebrows but shocking you! If you thought labret piercing, nose, nose septum, eyebrows piercing, ear lobes were rebellious enough then you probably didn’t see this coming.

The new trends in facial piercings shining these days are:

Philtrum or Medusa PiercingBody jewelry in this one is attractively perched at the small cleft between the upper lip and the nose. Now snakes has nothing to do with it. It’s also a mere speculation that Medusa had her philtrum pierced.

Monroe or Madonna Piercing – This was perhaps invented by those for who thought moles were sexy and stunning. Imagine having a shiny body jewelry piece lighting up your face instead of  a dark mole. Many body piercing fanatics have found quite a like for such facial piercing. Small body jewelry pieces are pierced in areas around the face where moles are commonly found.

The Anti-Eyebrow Piercing – In this a two-surface body piercing jewelry piece is involved. And as the name typically suggests, this piercing is not about piercing eyebrows but lies diametrically opposing them – below the eye. Usually the first corner is near the corner of the eye and the second is farther back down – like tear drops falling. Sounds like a tear-jerker? Well it isn’t really and has found a place in the book of cool body piercings.

Alright so now you know what’s new in the facial piercing circuit and may be already twitching to try these asap. But keep in mind that facial piercings are (obviously) in your face-obvious, so if you are a professional with a piercing impulse then you may just want to take a moment to think. Others – who have already taken the body piercing plunge and want to go deeper to come out shinier than ever – will find it interesting (if already not tried).

Until then keep up the shine and safety while getting pierced.

Put Some Weight On your Body Piercings!

Piercings can represent a person’s personality in many different ways. The placement of the piercing(s), the size, shape, and the jewelry all help define that person’s individuality a little more. Some people like to push their bodies to limits they never thought they could reach or handle. Body modifications help them achieve this goal.

 

Most body modification enthusiasts enjoy stretching or gauging their piercings to larger sizes. This could be for a number of reasons. One reason could be that they want to see how far they can push their bodies to the max limit. Another could have to do with their individuality. The need to stand out in a crowd, personal preferences as far as the way they want to appear, or even sexual desires may also play a role in the decision to stretch or gauge their piercing.

 

The Most Common Body Piercings:

 

One of the most common piercings to gauge is the ear lobe. After the ear has been pierced and completely healed it can be stretched to astonishing sizes. There are different ways to gauge the ears. Tapers are very popular. These are spike like body jewelry that come in a number of different sizes, used to gradually stretch the piercing. Another way to gauge is by using weights.  Once the gauged piercing has healed, adding weights can help stretch it to greater size. “S” hooks are usually used to add the weights to the piercing.

 

Weights are not just used to help stretch piercings to larger sizes. Some men who practice ball stretching also enjoy adding weights to their ball weights for more pleasure or for better results. Some ball weights are specifically designed to accommodate added weights. For instance, a “Parachute Ball Stretcher” is designed so that weights can be added to the chains that are attached to the soft leather “parachute”. There are different sizes and shapes of weights that can be added to satisfy the individual’s needs.

 

Adding on weights to a labia piercing is not unheard of either. Women with labia piercings find that adding the weights to be very arousing and visually stimulating. The weights seem to increase the sensitivity for some women, making this to be a very fun activity. For those who are into the BDSM scene you can also use the weights in part of these practices. Being used during a bondage sessions and allowing your partner to add weights to the labia piercing can prove to be very erotic to both parties involved.

 

Don’t forget to check out all the different extra add on weights we have available here at The Chain Gang for all different piercings!

14k Double Gem Set Plug(s)

14k Double Gem Set Plug(s)

14k Double Gem Set Plug(s)

These Double Gem Set Plugs would add bling to your Ear Piercing.

The 14K Gold we use is; Solid 14K Nickel Free Gold. We use Palladium instead of Nickel in the Gold to help insure you of a healthy piercing. The Gold is available in either; 14K Yellow Gold or 14K White Gold, and all of our Gold is 100% Solid.

All pieces are priced individually. For a pair order 2

Gold Body Jewelry – Make a Brighter & Better Piercing Choice

Thinking of getting your body pierced? Go for gold body jewelry. It’s shinier, brighter and safer than many other metals. Body piercing takes a lot of guts to say yes to in the first  place and if it’s gold jewelry that you have set your eyes on, than guts alone won’t be helpful. Gold body jewelry definitely costs much more then stainless or plastic body jewelry but it sure is worth every dollar spent!

And it’s your body so the piercing jewelry has to be gold, doesn’t it? Alright may be at least one. No other metal can surpass the luxury and royalty that gold possesses. Also gold being a lot safer adds to it’s indispensability in body piercing.  So let’s talk about it and analyze:

Why opt for gold body jewelry?

Its safety is already talked about. There is one more thing -  gold body jewelry for body piercing should be completely nickel free. Nickel is an impurity that may cause allergy to skin and even result in rejection of the the body jewelry. Also try and always buy 14K pure gold body jewelry.

Because there’s both white and yellow – Both white and gold body jewelry are great and look absolutely stunning on skin. White gold may be a tad rarer (and perhaps more expensive) than yellow but is awesome for both men and women.

Gold jewelry adds fashion and zing to personality – Nothing can beat a brightly shining piece of body jewelry glistening on your skin.

As the summer gets on and the more skin shows, have piercing with gold body jewelry may be a good idea! The above are reasons enough for us, hope they are for you too!

14k Gold Flower Nosebone

 

 

14k Gold Flower Nosebone

14k Gold Flower Nosebone

 

The 14k Gold Flower Nosebone is a really cute piece. It resembles the one that Christina Aguilera wears. It has seven 1mm clear cz’s. The length on this Solid Gold Nosebone is about 5.5mm. The Flower itself is 4.75mm wide. This is a cute piece that is not to big but just right in your nose piercing.

PA Stretching Advice subbmitted by Wolf

Hi,
Concerning PA stretching, especially for larger gauge (00 and beyond), – a painful pleasure as it simply is-, the utmost sensitive skin in the PA piercing will likely be irritated and possibly somewhat inflamed upon successful
insertion of the new, heavy jewelry.

The day after the stretching could become uncomfortable with sometimes extremely slow progress for less pain in days to come when jewelry moves or is bumped.
With heavy PA jewelry, wearing a jock strap with the jewelry nested down at the balls (rather than up) also helps manage less movement.
It is important to shower/bath jewelry morning and evening, for some type of tiny crust could develop and cause serious pain upon movement.

I also elected to use anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen 200mg 2x a day, and may be another one later in the night.

This does help amazingly but should not be taken with major alcohol consume; a small amount is ok and kidneys won’t “give up”.
My PA is actually an Apadravya  (vertical through gland) and lends itself to heavy jewelry. A regular PA may not take the weight over time and rip open as it may migrate.
The Apadravya piercing therefore would be my recommendation in order to achieve higher, extreme goals.

WOLF

Body Jewelry Chain Gang Customer

Before the Body Jewelry is Installed – Pre-Piercing Preparation

Pre body piercing preparation is much easier than this tongue-twister-of-a-phrase. All it requires is a little bit of alertness, care and clear-cut know-how on part of the girl or guy deciding to take the pinch of the needle.

So what should you do to get your body piercing-ready? Follow the steps below and get all set for the sparkles :)

  1. Binging on alcohol is definitely a no no. Not even if the binge was 48 hours before  the piercing appointment.
  2. Go to the piercing parlor well hydrated and avoid taking blood thinning medication  or other such foods. That means aspirin, Advil or Aleve.
  3. Stop taking caffeine several days before the actual piercing happens. Take Vitamin K as much you can. It’s needed for optimal piercing.
  4. Get enough rest the night before your piercing appointment. Nervousness won’t really help you much.
  5. Personal hygiene needless to say will come in very handy in fighting off the undesired things that may come along with body jewelry like infection.
  6. Right before you’re on the chair/table; try some breathing and relaxing exercises and be acceptable to the situation and remember that it’s only going to take a few moments.

Have a snack, fruit or juice after the piercing is done. It will help maintain the blood sugar level and will relax you a bit.

Pre-piercing prep is area-specific too. That means it depends on what part of the body are you getting the piercing done. So oral piercing, eyebrow piercing, genital piercing  each will have unique preparations before the piercing. However, the basic points above  also remain  valid for all sorts of piercings.

Blood Jade Stone Ear Plug in Gauges

Blood Jade Plug

Blood Jade Plug

 

Blood Jade plugs are one of the rarest jades in the world. These are from Tibet and all hand carved and polished by local artists. Blood Jade Plugs will vary in color intensity and is populated by vein patterns. These are really a breathtaking plug.

http://www.thechaingang.com/product/1737/100005/blood-jade-s