New Plymouth District Council Mulls a New Piercing By Law

A new bylaw (under consideration) in the New Plymouth District Council will impose new restrictions on tattoo and body piercing parlors that will require them to be licensed and maintain strict health standards vis-a-vis sterilization of equipment, general health and safety and also record keeping. The new law proposed is to prevent transmission of Hepatitis B and C. Read the whole story at:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/3671703/Piercing-bylaw-plan-welcomed

The law has been welcomed by tattoo artists and body piercers alike who would want to break the unpleasant myths clouding their profession. Whether it’s getting inked or under the piercing gun, safety is primary!

Young people smart enough to be rebel or should also be smart enough to worry about their health! You have to remember that body modification is only valid as long as there is a body to modify.

Want body piercing? Get it the right way

Body Jewelry – Go for nickel free body jewelry only. Nickel causes allergies and may lead to infection.

Body Piercing Parlor – Go to a licensed piercing parlor. New Plymouth will have many licensed parlors now. But you can sure find one in your area because if not the law, the practice should be followed everywhere (at least)!

Body Piercing Professional – Is this still a mystery? Certified professional piercer only!!

And if you are a body jewelry/ piercing enthusiast then spread the word of law in your area too. So that body piercing law becomes as popular as body piercing.

Tribal Dream Rings or Circle Rings

Circle Rings

Sometimes called Tribal Dream Rings, these are based on the same idea as the Segment Rings, However they are in much larger gauges, and also have been further improved upon. These Circle Rings will come apart in 2 halves so it is incredibly easy to insert into your piercing. No need to worry if it will fit with the small opening of some Segment Rings. Also each ring is precision drilled so that a tiny side fitting set screw securely locks the two halves together. The screw is set deep into the ring, and with the secure fit, there is no pinching, scratching, or binding, and the screw is not even seen at all. Also this prevents another hassle of losing a ball or a segment at the worst time. These are also made from the same high quality 316LVM Surgical Steel as all of our Steel pieces. These rings are even patented and are protected under patent law, because they are so custom. They are actually cut out of a single block of Surgical Steel, not bent wire.

The Bizarre World of Body Piercing gets more bizarre with Eyeball Piercing Jewelry!

The Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery came up with eyeball piercing jewelry read Cosmetic Extraocular Implant (CEI). Sounds strange or tempting – read the full story at: http://tattoo.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=tattoo&cdn=style&tm=26&gps=81_294_1276_874&f=00&su=p284.5.420.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.niioc.nl/cei-eng.htm

The jewelry does not influence functioning of the eye – no risk to visual clarity or mobility is claimed.

Eyeball piercing – Definitely unheard of!

With the rate at which new body piercing ideas seem to pop up, there will come a time when body jewelry designers may not be able to keep up with the pace! Still this lack of body jewelry innovations won’t really stop body piercing adventurers to just sit back and stare at the needle and the body piercing world will continue to grow.

Perhaps someone bored of regular body jewelry and piercings came up with eyeball piercing too or as the source states – the poor organ of sight has been left jewelry less for a long time now! With ears, nose, lips and even eyebrows getting all the attention and the body jewelry.

Made from special material the CEI or the JewelEye (affectionately called) is implanted on the superficial conjunctiva through an exclusive surgical procedure which involving anesthesia. To put it more simply the CEI will be twinkling in the white of the eye.  The JewelEye is available in the following shapes:

  • Heart
  • Star
  • Eurosign
  • Four-Leaved Clover
  • Music Notes and even other shapes

Now getting that spark in the eye will only be a surgery away. Intrigued enough to try it?

All the very best to those considering eyeball piercing!

Surgical Steel Gem Set Dome Curved Barbell

Surgical Steel Gem Set Dome Curved Barbell

This curved barbell is ideal for a Prince Albert piercing, a navel or even an eyebrow piercing. Anywhere that you want the jewelry to sit flatter against your skin rather then the typical ball look the domes are great for. This piece has a gem inlay that gives it a classier look making this piece perfect for a special occasion and daily wear.

Types of Upper Lip Piercings – There’s no end to being different

Body piercing on any part of the body screams of individuality but with so many followers,  sometimes it gets hard to rely on body piercing for exclusivity. So what do you do then? Simple go for more unusual trends just like the ones that have emerged in upper lip piercing.

Now it’s not only the Monroe or Madonna piercing that upper lip piercing is all about. These days labret studs, barbells and other kinds of body jewelry are put to more unique (piercing) uses.

There’s much more and beyond…

Monroe Piercing – Remember the sexy mole on her upper lip? Well it’s just that but the difference is here a labret stud makes you beautiful instead of a mole.

Jestrum Piercing – In this a curved barbell goes through the philtrum or the groove in the center of the upper lip and comes out under the upper lip.

Medusa Piercing – Here the labret stud goes through the philtrum or the groove under the nasal septum.

Angel Bites -  If a single piercing on the upper lip makes a Monroe piercing then two on either side makes angel bites.

Horizontal Philtrum Piercing – When the piercing goes horizontally through the philtrum. The two barbell beads become visible on either side of the groove.

Cyber Bites – When a Medusa piercing is complemented by a labret piercing, it’s called cuber bites. Trendy and cool, cyber bites are an in-thing these days.

Choose whichever suits you best and be a trend-setter!

Will it be Body Ink or Body Jewelry or Both?

Body jewelry and body ink have never been like north and south, in fact each adds to the appeal of the other. These two trends are the most popular tools of body modifications. While body ink literally inscribes your attitude on your body, body jewelry puts you in the Glitterati club!

Generally those who go for a tattoo also go for body piercing or vice versa.

We’re not going to indulge in ‘this-is-better-than-that’ debates. Tattoos or body piercing or both of them together – are simply what makes people get up and take note of you!

And there’s no limit to how wild can tattoo art and body piercing can get. From getting a tattoo in the most bizarre places on the body to getting your eye ball pierced, body modification seems now to be defying the conventions of the avant-gardist world!

Whether Body Tattoo or Body Piercing – The coolness has to come with age

Like all other unusual things, body modifications does not come that easy. One has to be ready both in body and mind to get either. There is an age limit which many teens try to defy.

Since both body piercing and tattoos involve needles, sharp piercing equipment and obviously pain – a minor would not be able to take it and should not, even if he or she thinks they can. Body piercing or getting a tattoo can lead to health hazards if you do it before age.

Also for either go to a professional piercer and tattoo artist!

Show the world your personality with ink/ body jewelry and dare to be different.

Female Piercing Article

Just a quick post to let you know that we just had another article published. This one is on several different assorted body piercings for the female genitalia.  We cover the popularity, some of the risk, some common side effects (both good and bad) and naturally the jewelry. You can find the article posted here;

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Body Jewelry – Not Just a Fad

Many people considered body jewelry only a fad, however, when movie stars began wearing all kinds of body jewelry the fad has now become a huge fashion statement. Today, you can find stars both male and female and young and old sporting all kinds of unique body jewelry from ear piercings to areas you cannot see as they stroll down the red carpet. This phenomenon has increased the popularity of body jewelry across the world.

Not too long ago, body jewelry pretty much had a bad rap and was not seen except on punk rockers, gang members, or those wanting to put on a “bad boy” or “bad girl” persona; however, today, this is far from the truth. Even Morgan Freeman now wears an earring! What does this tell you about the image of body jewelry and has it has transformed into a fashion statement that allows wearers the chance to show off their own unique style or personality. Body jewelry just happens to put you in the “hip crowd” while letting you express yourself with unique designs for all parts of your body. Continue reading

Body Piercing Advice

Body piercing dates back several centuries that is today classified as body art to many people. Throughout history, just the mention of body piercing separated the upper class, was a religious sign, or to protect them from evil among many other reasons all across the world. Today, more and more individuals are using this unique art form to adorn their bodies with beautiful handcrafted body jewelry to enhance their beauty, to show their own unique personality or to just accessorize.

Deciding to have body piercings is a personal and important decision. Before you just jump in feet first, you should note the risk involved as well as how to care for your piercings once you have them. Continue reading