Eyebrow Piercing

Eyebrow PiercingEyebrow piercings are among the most popular facial piercings in the world and one of the most popular piercings in general. It is not uncommon for people to have this one as their only piercing. While it’s very popular with young people eyebrow piercings are common among all the demographics.

Piercing and Procedure

Eyebrow piercing is typically done vertically through the ridge of the eyebrow. Depending on the person’s anatomy and wishes, the placement and orientation of the piercing can be different. Many eyebrow piercings are done at a slight angle but are still considered to be vertical piercings. Other placements and orientations are also possible, though they are generally considered to be variations of the general eyebrow piercing.

What is important to know about eyebrow piercing is that it’s a surface piercing, albeit the most famous of them all. However, as a surface piercing it is prone to some of the common problems other surface piercings face, such as migration and rejection.

Eyebrow piercings are not particularly difficult to perform, though it’s vital to go to a reliable piercing studio and hire and experienced piercer. The procedure is typically performed using a cannula needle. Some piercers use clamps for easier guidance. The needle is inserted through the bottom of the eyebrow and it exits through the top of the eyebrow. The exact placement is decided based on the client’s wishes and piercer’s recommendation.

Typically, eyebrow piercings are pierced with needles ranging from 18 gauge to 12 gauge. However, 16 gauge seems to be particularly common, though 14 gauge and 12 gauge are also popular.

Jewelry

Since eyebrow piercings are done in gauges ranging from 18 gauge to 12 gauge this is the range of the jewelry sizes used for this piercing. As with any other piercing, it’s crucial t know the gauge you’re pierced with so you can wear appropriate jewelry.

Typical jewelry for eyebrow piercings are curved barbells. While general curved barbells can be used there are also curved barbells made specially for eyebrow piercings.

Other jewelry choices are also common. For example, some people prefer to wear Captive Bead Rings while others opt for different type of barbells (usually curved barbells though some even choose to wear straight barbells).

The jewelry puts pressure on the piercing, which can increase the risk of migration, rejection and other problems. This is why it’s so crucial to use jewelry that is comfortable and has a perfect fit for the piercing. It’s important to minimize the pressure in order to protect the piercing and minimize the risk of migration and rejection.

Additional Info and Tips

  • The eyebrow can be pierced anywhere above the eye, so there are many different placements possible. The furthest away one can go is to the edge of the eyebrow by the temple.
  • It is also possible to pierce an eyebrow further away above the eye, but this is a more risky procedure because of the presence of supra-orbital nerves.
  • Eyebrow piercings can be done in pairs and groups, depending on the wishes.
  • If done horizontally, this piercing is known as a horizontal eyebrow piercing.
  • A variant of this piercing is done underneath the eye. This one is known an anti-eyebrow piercing.
  • The healing time for this piercing is about 6 to 8 weeks for the initial healing. Full healing can take anywhere from 6 months to a year.
  • Eyebrow piercings are known to produce crusts and discharge during healing. However, if you notice an abnormal amount of discharge or other problems, make sure to consult a medical professional. Same goes for any pain or prolonged swelling you may encounter.
  • The larger gauge is less likely to migrate and reject, so it’s better to be pierced at a larger gauge (for example, 14 gauge or 12 gauge) to minimize the risk of migration and rejection.

A Short Guide to Eyebrow Piercings

Eyebrow Piercing Eyebrow piercing is one of the most popular piercing types. It’s very attractive and stylish, and can take many forms, depending on the jewelry you choose. Both men and women can enjoy a beautiful eyebrow piercing with an effective jewelry piece.

Eyebrow piercings are specific and different than other popular piercing types. Generally speaking, eyebrow piercings are considered the so-called “surface piercings”. It means that the piercing is done on one surface of the skin, unlike most of the other piercings.

The trouble with surface piercings is that they are more prone to migrations and rejections, and generally are known to last shorter than other types of piercings. However, with good care, it’s possible to maintain your eyebrow piercing for a long time.

Different Types of Eyebrow Piercings

There are several popular types of eyebrow piercings, depending on the way the piercing is done and the way the jewelry is positioned. The most common form is the Vertical Eyebrow Piercing. Here, the piercing is done almost vertically, on the outer side of an eyebrow. The jewelry is typically inserted from below of the eyebrow to the top.
Another way to perform an eyebrow piecing is to do a Horizontal Eyebrow Piercing. This piercing is done parallel to the eyebrow. The jewelry is positioned almost horizontally. Usually, the horizontal piercing is done above the eye but you may also choose to have it done just below eyebrow.

Another popular type of piercing is an Anti-Eyebrow piercing. It is getting more and more popular these days, especially among teenagers. This surface piercing type is also known as “teardrop” piercing or high cheek piercing. It’s usually done just below the eyes and above the cheekbone. The jewelry is made to resemble tears on the face.

The Procedure

Eyebrow piercing procedure is usually quick and doesn’t cause much pain. Anti-eyebrow piercing may be a bit more painful, but it’s done quickly.

As with any other type of piercing, it’s important to choose a reliable, experienced piercer. It’s also vital to choose high-quality jewelry made of body-safe materials. The procedure itself is pretty straightforward: the chosen area is disinfected and a piercing needle is inserted through the skin. The needle for vertical eyebrow piercing typically goes from the bottom of the eyebrow to the top. This is how you’ll insert the jewelry. Usually, the initial piercing is done in the 18g to 12g size range.

The healing time is 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, do not change your jewelry. You have to wait for your piercing to fully heal to change the jewelry. During the healing process, make sure that no cosmetic products come in touch with your piercing (such as shampoo, makeup, creams, etc.)

Keep in mind that you have to care for your piercing during the healing process, because this is when it’s very prone to infections, rejection and migration. Make sure to clean it regularly with a saline solution and resist the urge to touch the jewelry.

Jewelry

There are many different jewelry types you can use for your eyebrow piercing. Keep in mind, however, that the jewelry used has to be suitable for eyebrow wear. It means that the jewelry pierce should not be too thin nor too heavy. While it’s ok to use multi-functional jewelry pieces, it’s best to use special jewelry made for eyebrow piercings.

The most common jewelry types for eyebrow piercings are special mini curved barbells. These barbells are specially made for eyebrow piercings so they feel the most comfortable. Always make sure to choose jewelry of the appropriate size! This is why it’s important to know the gauge you’re pierced with.

Eyebrow jewelry is very varied. You may choose between simple and elegant pieces you will be able to wear in almost any situation. If you prefer something more ornamented, there are many eyebrow circular barbells with special balls on one end. These balls can have gems or special charms that make your jewelry even more attractive. Some jewelry pieces have specially designed balls (made in different shapes) or special additions on the top ball. All these different designs make for very varied jewelry so your eyebrow piercing will always look attractive.

Popular Piercings and Jewelry Types

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Piercing is a popular form of body modification and all enthusiast who love various piercing styles can enjoy many different types of jewelry. The choice of jewelry is often a very personal one. In a way, it will depend on the body part and the type of piercing you have. For example, certain piercing types require straight barbells as the basic form of jewelry while others require curved barbells, captive bead rings, flesh tunnels, etc. Generally speaking, though, most piercings can use many different types of body jewelry, so it’s often the question of one’s personal preferences and style.

Your body jewelry should suit you and make you express yourself in the best possible way. It should show who you are and it should be something you truly like and feel comfortable with. Many people have one style they stick to, while others like to experiment. Some people prefer simple body jewelry types while others go for more elaborate, complex designs. There is no right or wrong way to go here.

There are some popular piercing types and body parts many people choose to pierce, and these piercings often require a certain type of jewelry. Within these types, you are free to choose designs you like the most.

Earlobe

Earlobe piercing is the most common body piercing. It’s so common and socially accepted that it’s often not even considered body piercing in “true” sense. There are many types of earrings people like to wear in their earlobes, and the choice of designs and materials is endless. Rings, dangling jewelry types and other forms are popular.

Special type of earlobe piercing is a stretched earlobe piercing, erroneously known as “gauge”. These piercings are stretched to a larger size so a different type of jewelry can be worn in the stretched hole, such as ear plug, earlet, flesh tunnel, tusk, spiral, and others. These jewelry types are often made of organic materials and they can be very effective. The “trick” when choosing jewelry for stretched piercing is to always choose the correct gauge. Wrong size can put a pressure on your piercing and tear your earlobe, which can lead to infections and other problems. Therefore, before choosing a design you like, you need to make sure the jewelry is of a correct gauge and also made of a body-safe material you can wear safely.

Ear Cartilage

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Various types of ear cartilage piercings are also popular. These piercings are suitable for many different jewelry types, so you can choose between rings or barbells, depending on your style. People who have multiple cartilage piercings often like to connect them with the same jewelry piece. The most popular form of this is the industrial piercing, usually connected by a long straight barbell, but there are other possibilities. Some people use spiraled barbells or chains to connect their cartilage piercings. Many jewelry types also incorporate dangling gems or pendants.

Navel

Navel piercing is one of the most popular forms of piercings. Jewelry used for this type of piercing is often known as “belly rings” or “navel rings”, even though the most popular jewelry type for this type of piercing is not a ring but a curved barbell. There are many curved barbell designs to choose from, such as simple surgical steel barbells with spherical balls or more elaborate designs with pendants, gems and other ornaments.

Another popular type of jewelry for this type of piercing is the actual ring. Captive bead rings are popular, but their downside is that they can get caught on clothing. Therefore, they are recommended only for fully healed piercings.

Nose

Certain types of nose piercings are very common. Nostril piercing, for example, is among the most popular forms of piercing. It is a relatively simple piercing and jewelry types used for this piercing are simple but very effective. Many people choose simple studs and nose screws with bright gems on top for nostril piercings. A good thing about this type of piercing is that it can be very understated and easy to hide for work and other occasions: all you need to do is to choose a flesh-colored nose plug or stud. Some people prefer to wear nose rings instead of studs and screws.

Another popular type of nose piercing is septum piercing. It is a bit more complex type of piercing but it’s very effective. There are many different jewelry designs suitable for this type of piercing, such as rings and curved barbells. Depending on the style, a septum piercing jewelry can be simple or bold and more pronounced.

Eyebrow

Another popular piercing location is the eyebrow. Eyebrow piercing can look very beautiful and effective, but the downside is that eyebrow piercing tends to be very sensitive. Remember, eyebrow piercing is basically a surface piercing, which means there’s a relatively high risk of migration and rejection.

Also, this type of piercing has a high risk of becoming infected. For this reason, it’s important to choose jewelry carefully and with some consideration. Make sure to pick a body safe jewelry material and a jewelry suitable to be worn in an eyebrow piercing without a problem. Simple barbells look effective and they don’t pose much problems. Rings are another popular choice but you need to be careful not to make them caught on the clothing or hair.

Lips and Tongue

Titanium Micro Labret

Titanium Micro Labret

Many people choose to get their lips and tongue pierced. These piercings are very common but it’s important to be careful because of the sensitive tissue. Also, another risk associated with this type of piercings come from the fact lips and tongue regularly come in contact with food, so it’s another thing to keep in mind.

Generally speaking, lip piercings usually use labrets. This is a perfect jewelry type for this form of piercing. It’s effective but relatively simple and it doesn’t interfere with eating or brushing your teeth. However, labrets are not the only jewelry type used for lip piercings; many people prefer to use rings and other jewelry types.

Tongue piercing is more complex and the healing time is longer, so it requires special attention. Jewelry used for tongue piercing must be made of high-quality, body safe materials because it comes in contact with sensitive tissue.

Genital Piercing

While not as common as other type of body piercings, genital piercing has many proponents. Both men and women choose different types of genital piercings and jewelry types. As a general rule, jewelry worn in a genital piercing must be made of a high quality, body-safe material. Most jewelry types are relatively simple in design and have a smooth surface so they don’t pose a problem while walking or sitting. One advantage of genital piercing is that it can be used to enhance sexual pleasure for both partners.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts

This is a great list of the top 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for couples. Make Valentine’s Day special for your significant other and enjoy together these beautiful jewelry pieces and adult toys. The Chain Gang offers a wide collection of all types of body-safe piercing jewelry and adult toys. Pay attention to special Valentine’s Day coupons (to be used before February 15th, 2014).

Antique Butterfly Nipple Stirrup

Antique Butterfly Nipple Stirrup A gorgeous stirrup that will make any nipple piercing stand out. The butterfly is 1-1/8 inches wide and 7/8 inches long and suspended from the barrel by the steel chains. This jewelry piece also includes a beautiful teardrop stone dangle. The piece includes a stainless steel straight barbell (14g). Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – BUTTERFLYLOVE14TH

Triple Cock Ring

Triple Cock RingA great cock ring made for stimulating many different erogenous zones at once. This adult toy consists of 3 different surgical steel rings. The largest ring is made to go over the cock and balls together, the second largest ring is for the cock, while the smallest one is for the balls. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – ROCKTHATCOCK1

Heart Navel Curved Barbell

Acrylic Curved BarbellsA beautiful and effective jewelry ideal for nipple piercings. This piece has a stainless steel shaft and acrylic colored ball on top, with a matching colored heart on bottom. Many different colors to choose from. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – 14CUTEHEART

14k Single Gem Set Straight Barbell

14k Single Gem Set Straight BarbellA gorgeous straight barbell gem piece suitable for many different types of piercings. It looks particularly great in a tongue piercing. The piece is made of 14k nickel-free gold (both yellow and white gold available). The gems are available in many different colors. They are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request these zircons to be replaced with different types of genuine gemstones.

Penis Chastity Cage

Penis Chastity CageThis is a great gift for all fans of male chastity play. The penis cage is made of surgical steel, so it’s both comfortable and restricting. It has an open end so body fluids can easily pass through. The cage is secured by a hand-cuff style lock fastened around the base of the cock and behind the testicles. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – CAGEMEUP1

14k Flower Eyebrow Curved Barbell

14k Flower Eyebrow Curved BarbellA beautiful curved barbell ideal for eyebrow piercing. This jewelry piece is made of 14k nickel-free gold (available both in yellow and white gold). The gems used are hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request them to be replaced with a different type of genuine stones.

Pleasure Wave Penis Plug

Pleasure Wave Penis PlugThis is one of the most exciting penis plugs in our collection. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, this sex toy is body-safe and easy to sanitize. The plug is hollow, so it allows easy flow of the body fluids. The plug has three “waves” to make it fit perfectly in place and provide additional stimulation. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: $5 OFF. Code – PLEASINGPLUG

Julian Snelling French Lover Dildo

Julian Snelling French Lover DildoThis is a sturdy dildo made for intense vaginal or anal stimulation. It’s 7” long and it has a special egg shaped head. Made of surgical steel, this sex toy is easy to sanitize. It is made for perfect stimulation of all your most sensitive spots. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – LOVERLOVER1

Locking Handcuffs

Locking HandcuffsThese handcuffs are perfectly sturdy but also comfortable enough to make all your kinky games super exciting. They are made of surgical steel and polished to perfection. A great item to use during foreplay or sex. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – RESTRAINME1

Slim Ryder

Slim RyderAn excellent dildo made for deep, sensual penetration. It’s about 9 ½ inches long and carefully crafted to provide intense stimulation. Made of surgical steel, this adult toy is body-safe and can easily be sanitized. Large and durable, this is a great dildo for those who enjoy intense stimulation. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HAPPYHAPPY1

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