Removing Jewelry

Ring Opening Pliers

Ring Opening Pliers

Sometimes, it is necessary to remove your body jewelry. You may wish to change the jewelry and wear another piece, or you may wish to go without jewelry for a while. Whatever your reasons may be, you need to know how to open and remove your jewelry quickly and easily.

Different jewelry types are removed in different ways. In order to remove a jewelry piece, you need to know how this piece is designed and how to properly open it so you can take it out.

Here are quick tips on how to remove the most popular jewelry types:

Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings and other similar captive jewelry types come with a special bead that has to be removed in order to open the jewelry. To open your ring, it’s best to grab the bead with one hand and the ring with the other and then pull them into the opposite directions. This should make the bead pop out of the ring.

This process is sometimes difficult so you may need to use pliers. There are special Ring Opening Pliers you need to use for this. In case you wear large gauge jewelry, it’s best to use specialized Large Gauge Pliers.

Fixed, Seamless and Continuous Rings

These rings are a bit different than CBRs. Fixed rings have the bead attached to one side of the ring. Seamless and continuous rings do not use beads at all. They are built to be completely circular, usually with parts fitting nicely into each other. To open these rings, you should grab the bead (or, in the case there is no bead, one side of the ring) with one hand and the ring itself with the other hand and pull gently. Make sure to perform a small but firm twist. This should make ends separate and the ring will be opened.

Barbells

Barbells tend to be easy to open, comparing to the rings. These jewelry types have a bar (straight, curved, circular, spiral, etc.) and a bead on the each end. The beads are screwed on the shaft. To open these barbells, simply unscrew the bead from the shaft. The same logic can be applied to labret studs.

Nostril Jewelry Pieces

Jewelry specially designed for nostril piercings is typically shaped in such a way to prevent jewelry to slip out of the piercing. It means it’s either curved or it has a small ball on the end to keep jewelry in place.

These pieces are sometimes struggle to get in and out, because they have to be tight enough to stay in the piercing during use. To remove them, you need to be aware of their shape and then carefully pull, move and turn the jewelry until it’s out.

Eear Plugs, Tunnels and Earlets

These jewelry pieces are specially designed for stretched lobes. There are many different types of plugs, flesh tunnels and earlets. Some are smooth and require O rings to keep them inside the piercing. These jewelry pieces are easily removed by simply taking the O rings out.

Flared jewelry pieces, especially double flared plugs and tunnels may be more difficult to remove, so you need to know how to manipulate the jewelry out of the piercing.

To learn more about inserting double flared jewelry, check out our article: How to Insert Double Flared Plugs and Tunnels.

Shrinking

Keep in mind that piercings tend to shrink rapidly after jewelry is removed. This is particularly true for new, fresh piercings but even older and fully healed piercings are not immune to it. Our bodies are quick to close the tissue, which will result in a rapid shrinkage of your piercing.

As a result, you may find out that it’s difficult to reinsert the jewelry. It may be uncomfortable or even painful. In some extreme cases it might become impossible to reinsert your jewelry. Shrinkage occurs very quickly, and it starts as soon as jewelry is taken out. Keep this in mind if you intend to remove your jewelry and go without it for some time.

Jewelry for People with Allergies and Sensitive Skin

Nickel Allergy ProblemThere are many sensitive people prone to allergies and other skin problems. There are also people with a very sensitive skin. Does it mean these people cannot enjoy body jewelry or piercings?

Good news: if you are prone to allergies or if you have a sensitive skin, it does NOT mean you can’t wear body jewelry. The trick is just to find jewelry that will not trigger your allergies and that will be comfortable for you to wear.

Unsafe Materials and Alloys

In most of the cases, to avoid allergies, skin sensitivity and other problems, it’s important to wear jewelry made of safe materials. Safe materials are those materials that are body-friendly and medical grade. These materials will not cause allergies in most people.

It’s important to understand what causes allergies in the first place. Most of the time, what people are allergic to are various alloys present in metal jewelry. Alloys are mixtures of elements. It means that even if the jewelry is made of a main element, it may contain traces of other elements, which can prove to be dangerous for you. Alloys are often added to enhance the properties of the main element, such as to make it stronger, or softer, or to change its color. This may work, but it can also be dangerous if you are allergic to the alloy.

Avoid Nickel Allergy

By far the most common is nickel-allergy. It is very common because nickel is a very popular alloy used in many metals. Nickel is sometimes used in gold jewelry, so all gold pieces containing gold can cause a serious allergy.

For this reason, it’s important to wear only nickel-free body jewelry. Whenever you choose your jewelry piece, especially if it’s gold, make sure it’s nickel-free. This is the only way to avoid nickel allergy.

Another material to avoid is steel. It may also contain nickel. However, not all steel jewelry is created equally. Surgical Steel is a safe material. This is a medical-grade jewelry material that does not contain nickel.

However, nickel allergy is not the only problem you may encounter. Depending on your body, you may be allergic to a different alloy. This is why it’s highly recommended to check all the alloys present in a jewelry piece or to stick to hypoallergenic jewelry only.

Hypoallergenic Jewelry

Hypoallergenic jewelry is the one that is specially made to be safe for people who have allergies and sensitive skin. This jewelry is made of materials that are known not to cause allergies so it’s generally safe even for the more sensitive users.

However, keep in mind that “hypoallergenic” is more of a generic term used by jewelry companies. There is no strict regulation what “hypoallergenic” actually means. It may simply mean that it’s nickel-free. On the other hand, it may mean it’s made of the medical-grade materials specially made for sensitive people.

The safest body jewelry materials are those that are considered to be “hypoallergenic”. The most popular of them are:

  • Titanium
  • Niobium
  • Surgical Steel (especially the medical-grade 316LVM Surgical Steel)

You may also use gold jewelry, as long as it’s nickel-free.

Another good way to go is to use non-metallic jewelry pieces. Many of these materials, such as acrylic or Bioplast jewelry, is generally safe to use even by people with sensitive skin and allergies.

What about Organic Jewelry?

Another good way to go is to use organic jewelry (made of wood, stone, glass, horn or bone). If you choose to do this, however, make sure that you are not allergic to any of the organic components of your jewelry.

Organic jewelry is very beautiful and can be very effective but it can cause additional problems because it can’t be sterilized as much as metal jewelry. You need to make sure that organic jewelry is made of a material you are not allergic to. Also, it’s highly recommended to wear this type of jewelry only in fully healed piercings.

Why You Should Never Buy Cheap Jewelry

Cheap Body JewelryIt’s sometimes tempting to buy cheap jewelry at a mall kiosk or a similar place. You might want to save a few bucks and some of the pieces offered there look really cute. Sure, they may not be classy, but there’s no harm in purchasing some cheap jewelry, right?

Wrong. Cheap, low-quality jewelry can bring numerous bad things. You should never buy such jewelry and you should advise your friends and family from doing so. Seriously, it’s that bad. This sort of jewelry never brings anything good. In fact, it can lead to some serious consequences.

Potential Harm

Cheap, low-quality jewelry can bring numerous health consequences. It may seem harmless, but you should never play with your health. Keep in mind that you might want to save a few bucks but there is always a reason why any particular piece is that cheap.

One of the main reasons cheap jewelry is cheap is because it’s made of cheap materials. This is bad news, because you need your body jewelry to be made of body-friendly, safe materials. This is non-negotiable. Using harmful materials can have serious consequences for your health, so you should always strive for jewelry made of medical-grade, high-quality materials.

Keep in mind that any body jewelry piece actually goes inside your skin. It has to pass through the piercing itself, which includes sensitive tissue. If you use jewelry made of crappy material you are risking a serious infection. Bacteria and dirt can get into your body and that’s a recipe for trouble.

Even more, cheap materials can bring harm themselves. Many cheap materials typically contain dubious or dangerous ingredients that will get inside your body, causing trouble. Take nickel, for example. Cheap jewelry typically contains nickel. All those cheap gold jewelry pieces? Yes, full of nickel. Nickel is dangerous because it can cause a serious nickel allergy. This is more than just an aesthetic problem: it can be very dangerous.

Another problem of cheap jewelry is that it’s just not well-crafted. It means it can easily bend and break, hurting you in the process. You don’t want your jewelry to poke and pinch you, and you sure don’t want any scratches and other problems.

Design Mistakes

Another downside to cheap jewelry is…. Well, it’s cheap. As in, you can tell it’s low-quality. Even when it comes to design, it’s just not as good as better quality pieces. Jewelry you can buy at a mall is made using the cheapest possible materials, including cheap glue and low-quality beads. It is just not made to last.

Glue is a particular problem here. Almost everything on a cheap jewelry piece is glued. This is particularly true for gems and other decorations. Glue tends to dry up and doesn’t hold well. After a while, the beads and gems will simply fall out. It is very easy to lose parts of your jewelry this way.

Now, this can be very dangerous, especially in the case of tongue piercing and genital piercings. You might swallow a bead or other part of the jewelry. It can hurt your genitalia. You don’t want this to happen.

Even if cheap jewelry doesn’t harm you, it still breaks easily. It’s not made to last so it will probably bend and break after the first wear. This is just a waste of money. You wanted to save on jewelry but it will actually take more of your money in the long run because it’s just so poorly made that you will have to always buy new jewelry pieces.

High-Quality Jewelry

High-quality jewelry, on the other hand, is not just body-friendly but also durable. It makes a good investment. It is carefully crafted and made to last. You should always buy this type of jewelry. Forget about cheap jewelry pieces you can get at a mall. Not worth the risk.

There are numerous advantages to high-quality jewelry. The most important ones include:

  • Safety. High-quality body jewelry is made of safe materials. These materials will not harm your body so you don’t have to worry while wearing these jewelry pieces.
  • Durability. High-quality jewelry is made to last. It is durable and well-crafted, so you will enjoy it for a long time.
  • Beauty. High-quality jewelry is also more beautiful. Since it uses good materials and it’s well-crafted it also look much better. It will not break or bend easily so it will keep its great looks for a long time.

Cheap Body JewelryThe best of all? High-quality jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, you will pay a bit more than for cheap jewelry but this is the point. You are paying for the quality. You are paying for your safety. You are paying for beautiful, durable jewelry you will enjoy for a long time.

At the same time, you don’t have to pay some crazy money for a quality jewelry piece. There are body-friendly, durable jewelry pieces you can get for a decent price. The Chain Gang strives to provide the best-quality body jewelry without high prices!

Also, keep in mind that high-quality jewelry is durable, it will save you money in the long run, because you won’t have to buy new pieces all the time. Do yourself a favor and forget about cheap, low-quality jewelry. It’s just not worth the risk.

Dermal Piercings

Dermal PiercingDermal piercings are those piercings performed on the flat surfaces of the body. They differ from surface piercings because they have only one hole seen on the skin. While a typical piercing has an entry hole and an exit hole, dermal piercings have just one hole that can be seen on the surface of the skin. This produces a very unique visual effect and allows for many creative placements for the jewelry.

About Dermal Piercings

Dermal piercings are gaining more and more popularity. These specialized piercing types are like no others. They have only one hole on the surface of the skin, and only one hole for the jewelry. The other end of the jewelry is neatly placed within the dermal layer of the skin. This is how this type of piercing got its name.

What makes dermal piercings particularly attractive is the visual image they create. A person wearing dermal jewelry has beads forming on top of the skin. The beads can be positioned in many different ways, so there’s enough room for experimentation with this piercing type.

Dermal Piercing Benefits

This unusual piercing type brings numerous benefits, especially compared to surface piercings. Dermal piercings can be positioned on almost any flat surface of the skin, even the ones that are hard to pierce.

Another advantage to dermal piercings is that they are longer lasting than surface piercings. Unlike surface piercings, which are only made through the surface of the skin, dermal piercings use jewelry that is anchored under the skin. It makes these piercings less prone to migration and rejection.

Finally, dermal piercings are great because they allow you to be creative. Typically, a person won’t get only one dermal piercing. Dermal piercings are done in pairs or groups. Depending on the placement, you can create numerous interesting patterns so it’s a great choice for those who wish to be creative.

Most Common Placements

Dermal piercings can be placed on almost any surface of the skin to achieve many different piercing options. However, the most popular placements include:

  • Around eyes (all areas)
  • On the ear
  • On the face (all areas)
  • On the fingers
  • On the neck
  • On the wrist
  • On the lower back

The Procedure

The procedure is not particularly complicated but you need to visit an experienced piercer. There are two common methods for performing dermal piercings: with a needle and with a dermal punch.

The needle method resembles any other piercing procedure. The main difference is that during the procedure, the piercer creates an L-shaped pouch on the skin instead of a simple hole. The pouch is made to hold the base and anchor of the piercing. The jewelry base is inserted carefully, typically using forceps. At the end, the jewelry top (a bead or another decoration) is fixed to the base.

The punch method is similar to the needle one, but the main difference is in the way the pouch is made. Here, the tissue is removed to make the pouch for the jewelry base. While this process is said to be less painful, it is also more prone to problems so it’s banned in many places.

Aftercare

Dermal Piercings require their own aftercare, though you will find it’s not so different than with the regular piercing. Keep in mind that a clean dressing is placed over the pierced area for the first several hours, and some people may even use bandages. It all helps with the healing process.

To take care of your dermal piercing, clean it with salt solution or a specialized cleaning product. The easiest way to go is to take a clean paper towel to pat the area around piercing. Use another towel to dry the area after cleaning.

Keep in mind that most dermal piercings take about 3 months to heal, so it’s important to keep this aftercare routine in order to prevent infections and other problems.

Jewelry

Typical jewelry type for dermal piercings is dermal anchor. Dermal anchors are specially designed for this piercing type and they are made in such a way to minimize the risk of migration and rejection.

Dermal anchors are placed under the skin. They typically have holes so the tissue can grow through them. It anchors the jewelry under the skin so it’s less likely to migrate or cause other problems. Of course, in order for this to work safely, a dermal anchor has to be made of a medical-grade material.

The base of the dermal anchor goes under the skin, while the top stays out of the skin. This is where the decoration (such as a bead, or a gem) is attached. This way, only the decoration is seen on the surface of the skin.

Dermal anchors typically use simple yet effective beads. Some beads have a gem on top while others are decorated in bright colors and interesting patterns. While the anchor stays under the skin, you can change the bead to give your dermal piercing a new look.

Male Genital Piercing Considerations

barbells

Surgical Steel Curved Barbells

Male genital piercing can be done in many different ways. It looks great both on flaccid and erect penis and the best of all, it feels so good during sex. While some guys love the way their genital jewelry looks and some even love the thrill of getting pierced, the number one advantage to getting this type of piercing is to increase sensitivity during sex.

Does it work? You bet!

The only thing you should pay attention to is to choose a reliable piercer. If done by knowledgeable staff, genital piercing will bring you and your partners lots of enjoyable moments.

What to Get?

The choice is yours, and it depends on what you like and what you want to achieve, visually and functionally. Basically every type of a male genital piercing can be used to increase arousal during sex and make additional stimulation for both you and your partners.

You will discover that you can use your jewelry to increase sensitivity and that there are many pleasurable ways to play with your jewelry during sex and masturbation. Piercing will make different spots on your penis and genitalia more sensitive and you can also experience new types of stimulation, such as urethral massage or internal stimulation of the glans.

Piercing also feels great for your partners and it can enhance your performance. There are women and men who just can’t resist a guy with a genital piercing and what it can do to make them super horny and aroused.

Female partners can enjoy the feeling of barbells rubbing against their vaginal walls. The curves and edges of your jewelry will provide pleasurable stimulation and massage their most sensitive spots, like G spot or vaginal opening. Depending on the position of your jewelry, you may also stimulate her clitoris curing sex.

Male partners will love your piercings during anal sex because a nice Prince Albert or apadravya jewelry can massage his prostate and provide additional stimulation. Think of it as a personal, life prostate stimulator. Your jewelry can also stimulate his scrotum or perineum and give you both extra arousal.

Different Sensations

Different piercings will give you and your partners different type of stimulation, so it’s one thing you should think about when deciding what part of genitalia to pierce. It all depends on what you and your partners like. There is always an issue of personal preferences; what one guy likes might not be good for another guy or his partners.

Generally speaking, though, each type of genital piercing provides certain sensations and targets certain spots for you and your partners.

Guys who enjoy urethral stimulation should go for the Prince Albert piercing. It is a great one for stimulating various spots at once. Plus, it works great for your female partners. The jewelry is perfectly positioned to massage her G spot during sex. Nothing feels better than having an intense G spot stimulation during wild sex, so you’ll definitely make her satisfied. If you have sex with men, PA and reverse PA are great for prostate stimulation during anal sex. Your jewelry will hit all the right spots and bring him intense orgasms.

If you want to experience totally new feeling, apadravya and ampallang are the way to go: they will make your penis sensitive in new ways. Apadravya (vertical glans piercing) is probably more comfortable for your female partner. Like PA, the jewelry can rub against her G spot, which is very stimulating. It is also one of the most arousing piercings for the wearer. It stimulates your sensitive spots internally and provides amazing feeling during sex.

The ampallang (horizontal glans piercing) may be too intense for some women because the barbells rub directly on her vaginal walls and stretch her more, but this can also be a great thing, especially for guys who wish to expand their girth. Another great advantage to this piercing is that it makes your head really hard, which makes the feeling for both you and your partners very intense.

The guiche is great for external prostate stimulation. Circular barbells look and feel great there. They will massage your perineum and press all the right spots. Depending on the size of the jewelry and pressure, this piercing can stimulate both your perineum and prostate.

There are many other types of genital piercings for men, but these some of the most popular ones when it comes to increasing sexual pleasure. As usual, you just need to be adventurous and use your imagination. Experiment with your partners and discover the best ways to use your genital piercing to enhance your sexual experiences.

Female Genital Piercing Considerations

Hood and nipple circular barbell

There is something irresistible and sensual about a woman with genital piercing. The jewelry looks great and the best thing is that you can use it to intensify the experience during sex. It will rub against your skin, making you extra aroused and it will also provide additional stimulation for your lover.

Before choosing the best type of genital piercing for you and the jewelry you wish to use, it’s important to consider your anatomy. It often influences the way the piercing looks and feels. The good news is that there is something for everyone so it’s possible to find the best piecing that will suit you. A great piercing can help you a lot during sex and it can truly make your clit, labia and vulva more sensitive.

The Way it Looks

Don’t forget about the way your piercing will look. You want your lover to be amazed when they see it and you also want to look great for yourself. Nothing feels better than having your shiny hood or labia piercing exposed.

Simple rings are probably the most popular type of genital piercing jewelry. They look very effective despite their simple design. Barbells are another popular type. Personally, I love the look and feel of curved barbells. They look very classy and they feel so good when they rub against your skin.

It Makes You More Sensitive

Genital piercing is not for aesthetics only. It can be used to increase sensitivity and help you enjoy masturbation and sex more. Once the healing time has passed you will be able to experience different sensations. It’s truly worth it: your genital jewelry will add to the sensation, making you more aroused. It will also provide more arousal for both you and your partner.

Perhaps the best thing about intimate piercing is that the sensation often depends on the jewelry itself. I’ve found out that rings provide different types of pinching sensations that I love, while more complex jewelry can be used for massaging a wide area. It’s definitely something you can experiment with. I recommend having at least two or three types of jewelry for all your genital piercings. It will allow you to experience many different sensations.

One great and very functional piercing is the horizontal hood piercing. What I love about it is that it looks very beautiful and you can find gorgeous jewelry for it. It can help a lot when it comes to sensitivity. You can have your lover pinching your piercing or moving the tongue around the jewelry. I prefer simple rings because they are small and comfortable and they help a lot during sex. They are simply irreplaceable during oral sex.

How to Wear It

Here are some tips on how to wear your genital piercing with pride and to the maximum effect.

To receive maximum stimulation, make sure that the bead of the jewelry rests on the clitoris itself, not the hood. If your hood covers your clit the horizontal piercing will likely rest on the hood. It will feel ok, but not as great as direct clitoral stimulation. If you want to receive a more intense stimulation, choose vertical piercing. In this case, the bead of the jewelry will touch your clitoris, which gives you maximum stimulation. What I love about vertical piercing is that the jewelry presses against the tip of your clitoris and it gives you so much stimulation during sex.

For maximum stimulation, choose triangular piercing. This is the number one piercing for women who need intense massage to achieve arousal or those who like strong pressure on their clitoris. If you have any problems with your orgasms or if you like to apply strong pressure to your clit during masturbation and sex, this is the piercing for you.

Sensitivity issues mostly depend on the piercer and the after-care. Some women report decreased sensitivity after piercing, which generally should not be happening. We are all individual and what suits me might not be the right for you, but genital piercing should not make you less sensitive.

After the piercing, chances are that you’ll have to learn how to touch your body. Learning how to masturbate again and learning what you like is an exciting experience, especially if have your lover explore you and arouse you.

Hood piercings tend to increase sensitivity more than labia piercings. Labia piercings are largely decorative so don’t expect a sudden change in sensitivity. However, what I find great about labia piercings is that the jewelry will provide some extra weight and may even expose your clit a little, which can be very hot and arousing.

For extra adventurous ladies, I recommend the Princess Albertina piercing. It is great for urethral stimulation and it can be used for intense and deep sensations you can’t feel with any other piercing. Keep in mind this is an advanced piercing, though. It’s important to find a very experienced piercer. This is a great piercing for women who enjoy urethral stimulation.

Horns on Humans? Body Modification Implants offers this and more!

 

Horns on The Sleepy CatsBODY MODIFICATION IMPLANTS

Anyone can get it done, and it’s changing the appearance of man and woman kind! It’s becoming more and more popular as we try to assert our individuality from one another! BODY MODIFICATION IMPLANTS ( In body modification, an implant is a device placed under the human skin for decorative purposes. Such implants may be subdermal or transdermal. In the context of body modification, some may consider injections of silicone and other substances a type of implant as well) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are several types of implants the ones we are talking about today are SUB-DERMAL. Sub-Dermal Implants are objects placed in a pocket completely under the skin as a form of Body Art.

 

 

A friend's implants.The implant is a foreign object usually made from Teflon or Silicone. However in theory any biocompatible material can be used, such as steel, titanium, and alloys of the two. You could also use synthetic material such as teflon, silicone, and nylon. In some cases even coral has been used, although organic materials that can break down in the body are generally avoided.

As with the “horned” man pictured above these implants can be stretched slowly and over time. To do so you start with a normal implant and after it has healed you repeatedly reimplant slightly larger objects until desired size is reached. This can take time and must be done gradually to prevent severe scarring both internally and externally if the implant rips through the skin.

Subdermal implants are usually implanted using a pseudo-surgical technique, which basically consist of using a scalpel to make a single incision and then a dermal separator that slides under the skin like a small spatula to create a pocket for insertion of the implant. Once the object is implanted it only takes a few sutures to close it, or suture tape even. This procedure can be done by either a Body Modification Specialist or a Medical Professional, just make sure you only let someone work on you who has experience and is a professional!

While  Subdermal Implants is a basic procedure there are always risk associated in these situations!

Some risk of dermal implants include:
* Infection
* Tissue Resorption
* Implant Surface Contamination
* Implant Biocompatibility
* Nerve and Muscle Pressure
* Allergies
* Migration
* Implant Rejection
* Implant Subdermal Shifting

While most of these risk  are unusual and rarely happen, a few are common. Migration for instance is to be expected, however it can be minimized with proper care. By using a pressure bandage for a few days and not sleeping om the implant you can greatly reduce the risk of suffering major migration, but may still experience a slight migration. As far as healing goes it’s generally worry free, as long as you take care and maintain a healthy immune system  you just need to eat healthy and rest.

Personally this type of Body Modification has a very appealing side, it gives you the opportunity to change your appearance or accentuate certain parts of your body! While maybe not for everyone it is definitely becoming more mainstream!

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Nipple Piercings and the Jewelry

Standard nipple piercings

A nipple piercing is a body piercing, centered usually at the base of the nipple. It can be pierced at any angle but is usually done horizontally or, less often, vertically. It is also possible to place multiple piercings on top of one another. The perforation of the nipple to apply jewelry has been practiced by various people throughout history, male and female. Why do people get their nipples pierced you ask? Most men and women claim an increase in sensitivity and arousal after having their nipples pierced. As a result there has been a reported increase of men and women requesting this procedure.

While there are not many potential complications some people have noted that they can take up to a year and a half to heal fully. The nipple is typically fleshy enough to pierce securely behind plenty of skin to prevent rejection. However, if the nipple jewelry gauge is too thin or the piercing is not deep enough to begin with, there is a risk of rejection. Certain complications can make rejection more likely, such as metal allergies, infections, or excessive pulling/tugging. If your nipples are sore during the healing process, an ice pack can do wonders. If you don’t have an ice pack, a package of small frozen vegetables like peas or corn works really well. Also salt water soaks will provide comfort to a sore nipple piercing. Most nipples will rest comfortably in a small cup of salt water, so this can be done easily while watching TV, reading a book or relaxing. Soak each pierced nipple for about 5 minutes and then rinse well. During the day or for an easier solution you can simply use the H20cean Piercing Aftercare Spray which is made for piercing aftercare.

To avoid any complications you will need to care for your piercing! First you need to soak the piercing in an epsom salt water solution for about 5-10 minutes. Once you’ve soaked the piercing you will need to properly clean and disinfect the area. Wipe away all the dry and dead skin, then apply liquid soap on a q-tip or cotton ball and gently clean the area. Rinse the area well and be sure to get all the soap off. After you’ve soaked and thoroughly cleaned your piercing, you can finish with the saline solution. Squirt the entire piercing with the saline and then rotate your piercing very carefully to prevent the skin growing to the piercing. You will also need to make sure your nipples stay off limits until healed so as to not suffer setbacks.

Nipple piercing jewelry can come in a variety of choices! One of which is barbells, which includes straight barbells, circular barbells, curved barbell, and spirals. You may also choose to wear a ring which could be a fixed ring, or a captive ring. A few other choices are stirrups, shields, collars, whirls, rounders, clamps, discs, spirals, covers, caps, and swings. With so many choices how do you choose? Well its really a matter of personality and what you find attractive! Don’t limit yourself be open to different options! Just make sure the material they are made from is safe! Usually you want to stick with Surgical Steel, Gold, Hybrids, or Titanium, some others that are commonly used are , blackline, and acrylic pieces.

A common question that comes up for women is, will nipple piercings affect the ability to breastfeed? There is no evidence that pierced nipples will affect your ability to breastfeed. Your breasts will still produce adequate milk for your baby. Each nipple has between fifteen and twenty tiny nipple pores that the milk comes out of, so even if some were damaged, there should be plenty left for nursing. However there is always the chance of complications that are not the norm, and can not be accounted for so it is each woman’s decision.

There however are several complications resulting from nursing with nipple jewelry inserted can include poor latch, slurping, gagging, and milk leaking from the baby’s mouth. So it is best to remove nipple piercings before breastfeeding. Most body piercing Professionals however will refuse to pierce a pregnant woman because piercing causes stress on the body that could potentially complicate a pregnancy.

By following these guidelines and your piercers advice you should be able to avoid complications and enjoy your piercings to the fullest!

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!