Vertical Labret Piercing

Vertical LabretVertical labret piercing is a popular and very effective piercing style. Unlike the most common labret piercing (positioned below the lower lip), a vertical labret goes through the lower lip itself, vertically. This piercing is actually parallel to the tissue inside the lip.

Benefits and Disadvantages

Vertical labret offers not just a different visual style than the regular labret piercing, but it also offers some advantages. It’s important to understand that a common labret piercing has a hole on the inside of the mouth. It means that the back of the jewelry sits near the gum line, so it can damage it. Another problem is that it can damage the teeth. With vertical labret piercing, no part of the jewelry sits inside your mouth. The barbell simply goes through the lip, from top to the bottom. It provides more comfort and less risk to any gum or teeth damage.

On the other hand, vertical labret piercing may take longer to heal. It also tends to be more sensitive and requires more aftercare. Some food can irritate the piercing so you need to be careful during the healing process. Once it’s healed, however, vertical labret piercing offers unique visual style and it poses less risk to your tissue.

The Procedure

Vertical labret piercing requires a pretty straightforward procedure and it typically doesn’t last long. Your lip will be marked and measured. A clamp will be used before the needle is inserted. The actual piercing is made using a needle and the whole process takes about five seconds so it’s over pretty quickly.

Typically, the piercing is done from bottom up, with a 16g needle. The pain depends on your tolerance level but is typically not that bad and it’s quickly over.

The most common jewelry used for vertical piercing is a barbell. It’s possible to choose between straight and curved barbells. Curved barbells tend to be more comfortable and easier to wear, especially during the healing process.

While vertical labret piercing procedure is not difficult and it doesn’t last long, one common problem is swelling. Be prepared for a lot of swelling after getting your piercing done. This is why most piercers recommend longer barbells for your initial piercing. The swelling should go after a few days, but you need to follow the aftercare instructions carefully.

Typically, the healing period takes 8 to 10 weeks. Make sure to clean your piercing several times a day. Sea salt solution works the best, or you may use a regular salt solution or a mild anti-bacterial soap. It’s important to touch your jewelry as little as possible: don’t turn it and don’t play with it. It’s best to touch it only while you’re cleaning your piercing and then leave it alone.

Jewelry

Since vertical labret piercing is not the most common piercing type, it’s not easy to find jewelry specially made for this type of piercing. Luckily, it’s perfectly comfortable to wear standard jewelry made for many different piercing types, so it’s not difficult to find suitable jewelry for your vertical labret.

Straight and curved barbells seem to work the best. There are many different styles to choose from: the simple and elegant barbells or the more elaborate styles. Most of the times, the lip jewelry tends to be simple but effective.

When choosing jewelry for yourself, keep in mind to shop at reliable stores; it’s important to use only high-quality, body-safe jewelry. Another thing to keep in mind is the barbell length- it will largely depend on your lip.

Benefits of Ear Piercing – Early Ear Piercing Helps Avoid Keloids

A recent study published online reveals that early ear piercing reduces the risk of keloids.  The study http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=162745 says that delaying ear piecing until pre-teen or teen years can aggravate the chances of developing keloids.

Keloids are uncontrolled growth of fibrous tissue after an injury or scar on any area of the body. Keloids can occur on ears, scalp, top of the foot and even the chest, especially after first piercings. The findings of the study based on a survey of 27 females and 5 males showed that people who had their ears pierced at the age of 11 or older were more likely to develop keloids than those who took to ear piercing before that. Continue reading

Miley Cyrus’ Jewelry Found to be Toxic – Another Reason to Shop at Authentic Body Jewelry Stores Only!!

Mile Cyrus’ jewelry line available at Wal-Mart was found to be toxic with high levels of metal Cadmium. How bad is it? Really bad when this can be a potential cause of softening bones and even kidney failure if exposure to the metal is long enough.

First things first, teen queen or no teen queen, don’t buy body jewelry off stores that are not qualified to sell it, and parents should totally abstain from it. The jewelry in question is necklaces and bracelets by Miley Cyrus and not body piercing jewelry. However, safety cannot be compromised when it’s metal on body.

Being fair to Ms. Cyrus, it was perhaps an oversight by the manufacturers but one’s jewelry line also means being responsible for what’s being sold out. So the only bad on Miley Cyrus’ and her team of jewelry designers was the QC on the particular selection that was taken to the stores.

Lesson for Teens & Parents – Buy Body Jewelry From Reputable Sources only
We understand that credibility of celebrities is hard to break but that is far from a seal of safety. When it comes to body modification (real body jewelry) items, only trust the certified and authenticated authority’s that handle this and only body jewelry and have a reputation to go with it.

Never buy body jewelry off the streets, kiosks, some of the online stores that are obviously selling junk. Use common sense with this. Me personally I would Never put anything in my body that i purchased at Walmart, but that is just me. Although there are an awful lot of jokes about Walmart and China said by other people. Next time it may not be Cadmium but nickel (which is far more prevalent than Cadmium) causing the scare. Why take a chance and stumble upon something you don’t want to get – an infection or an illness. We are not even saying to purchase from us, just purchase from a reputable place only and use good common sense this is basically a piece of metal that you are going to implant in your body. Make sure it is decent quality!

Keep shining with pure and authentic cadmium or  nickel free body jewelry!

Tongue and Labret Piercings – Rising in Popularity

Why the sudden rise in the popularity, you ask? Because people swear that these increase sexual stimulation for both partners, and apparently also make the kissing experience more enjoyable. So if you are one of the many, many people out there who want to go in for a piercing which increases the pleasure factor, but do not want a genital piercing, these might be the very answer you are looking for!

Tongue and labret piercings have been around for quiet sometime but have recently surged in popularity. These heal fast (2-5 weeks), jewelry choices are many and reportedly very effective for inducing sexual stimulation. Continue reading

How Body Jewelry Hikes Up Your Charisma

A wardrobe teeming with the very latest in fashion definitely hikes up your charm and appeal. Throw in some beautiful and intricate jewelry pieces and the look is certainly to die for!

A sexy piece of body jewelry complements your apparel and enhances your sex appeal. Body jewelry has been a bandwagon to jump on among celebrities, college girls, models and with changing times even with teenagers.

Body Piercing Jewelry Completes your Appeal

Body piercing can be done on naval, nipples, nostril, ears, labret, eyebrow and tongue just to mention a few. Piercing are quite common with every gender these days and is considered a style quotient too. Continue reading

How to Correctly Measure Body Jewelry

As soon as the healing period is over, we cannot wait to sport all types of beautiful body jewelry, right? Of course! After all, what is the point of getting a body piercing is you cannot adorn it with eye catching pieces and turn some heads? Most of us shop for body jewelry online. In such a scenario, it is very important to know how to correctly measure body jewelry.

Whether a piercing is fresh or healed, a wrong sized jewelry piece can irritate and infect it. Let’s look at how to correctly measure some of the common types of body jewelry pieces.

Straight Barbells – One of the most common and easy to measure body jewelry pieces, straight barbells are measured along the shaft between the two balls. Used most commonly for tongue and industrial piercings, straight barbells are also very comfortable when worn in almost all piercings including navel, nipple and eyebrow. Continue reading

Body Piercing to the Extreme – Man gets about 1200 Piercings in One Day!

Body Piercing world record, which Jeremy Stroud broke on May 2nd 2009, by receiving 1197 piercings in a single day, clears all doubt about human endurance and potential to resist pain.

The self-confessed body modification enthusiast, Jeremy Stroud, from Arlington Texas, was under the needle for five hours. Well worth enough, when you can set an unprecedented body piercing record!

Body Piercing professional, Tyson Turk inserted 800 needles into Jeremy’s back, 300 in his right arm, 50 in his leg and 20 in his left arm. Although the piercings were removed later, yet they did leave behind the scars of victory and courage. Continue reading

Elaine Davidson is the Most Pierced Woman in the World!

And with 6005 piercings, there is no reason why she shouldn’t be! “I like pain, I love pain”, Elaine proclaims proudly. Over the years, the lady has taken the love for body piercing and body jewelry to an altogether different level. Recently titled as the world’s most pierced woman by Guiness Book of Records, Elaine is a nurse by profession and has been honored with the title on previous occasions as well. She was first recognized by Guinness World Records in 2000, when she had 462 piercings, with 192 on her face alone.

A closer look at Elaine and her body piercing passion

Nine years later, Elaine has managed to keep her record intact. With more piercings added, she has now taken the count to a whopping 6005. The most interesting part is that a good majority of her piercings are genital, both internal and external. She sports 500 genital piercings! Continue reading

Eco Friendly Body Jewelry Hits the Fashion Scene Hard!

Parquet Wood Ear Plugs

Organics are all the rage, and body jewelry has been and is going even more organic and eco friendly! With more and more designers turning to organic jewelry, the trend is fast catching on and has taken the world, fashion ramps and runways by a definite storm. These jewelry pieces are beautiful, low maintenance, cost effective and a sure-shot fashion statement! Continue reading