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

Times When You Should Really Rethink Getting a Piercing

Piercings are so hot and in right now! No matter how much some folks frown upon them, everyone wants and gets pierced left, right and center, very literally! While it is completely your decision to get pierced and/or tattooed, there are some times when the decision seriously has to be thought over.

It is a common notion that you have to tolerate at least some pain in order to look nice, and it is true as well. But sometimes, it is just not worth it, especially if the result is too much pain, bleeding and/or perennial discomfort. Continue reading

How Lifestyle Affects Body Piercings and the Healing Process

Healing time and healing processes of different body piercings are different. While some heal in a matter of 2-3 weeks, some others might take as much as 8-10 months. Proper care during the healing period can speed up the process and also keep infections and allergies at bay.

Right from the time you get a piercing to the time it actually heals, most of the things you do everyday will affect it. Taking care of a fresh piercing is not just cleaning it and not touching it, you may have to make some serious lifestyle changes. Let’s look at a few of these: Continue reading

Why Ear Piercings Can Never Go Out of Style

Whenever we think of piercings, the first ones that come to our mind are ‘ear piercings’. This easily makes them the most common place, but despite that, these are the most sought after piercings. Almost everyone’s initiation into the world of piercings is done through ear piercings. This is one fashion statement that will never, ever go out of style.

Ear piercings are probably one of the oldest forms of body modification. These have stood the test of time! Also, there is so much more to ear piercings than simple lobe piercings. Most definitely, ear piercings can never go out of style! Let’s see why: Continue reading

Popular Body Piercings and Their Healing Periods

What is the one thing that you really, really need to have if you are a piercing lover or considering getting one? Patience that’s what! There is no definite answer to how much the healing period is for you, but it is, in no way, a day or two. Different piercings have different healing time periods. While oral/facial piercings heal sooner, others take some time. It also depends on the piercee’s body and skin type and lifestyle.

The healing period is generally divided into two phases – Primary Healing and Full Healing. Full healing Continue reading

A Look at the Body Piercing and Jewelry Icons of the Years Gone By

Body piercings have been around for centuries and we really don’t know who started what trend. But there are some icons of our times who have manged to make uncommon or lesser known and practiced piercings much more common and popular. Let’s look at some of these famous people who have revolutionized the body piercing world.

Elayne Angel – A professional body piercer and body modification enthusiast, Angel is well known for her ‘angel wings’ back tattoo and for being the first person to register a tattoo with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her technical contributions to the field of body piercing include the invention, naming and popularizing of several piercing. She is also widely credited with popularizing and promoting the tongue piercing. Continue reading

Common Body Piercing Aftercare Problems and How to Effectively Deal with Them

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Proper aftercare of a piercing makes sure that it turns out to be healthy and flaunt worthy. An irritated and infected piercing is neither healthy, nor does it look good. What will you ever wear in a piercing gone bad? No beautiful jewelry and that defeats the whole purpose of getting a body piercing in the first place!

Here are some aftercare problems that arise after a piercing and ways to take care of them. Continue reading

Getting Ready for A Piercing? Here Are 5 Important Pre-Piercing Preparations

Piercings have become an important part of our lives. It is very uncommon to come across someone who does not sport them. In fact, today’s population believes in sporting more than the common two or three piercings, and in all places imaginable!

We all know about taking care of a fresh piercing, but there are some pre-piercing preparations as well, and these require as much attention and care. If you are thinking about getting a piercing, do not forget the precautions which have to be taken before there is actually any punching of the skin or insertion of jewelry. Continue reading

Tattoos and Piercings – They Go Hand-in-Hand and Complete Your Look

Piercings and tattoos are THE fad and they really go hand-in-hand. A trendy piercing looks even more so if accompanied with a tattoo. These are trends which have been around for centuries and are still as hot as they were when they first came about. Piercings and tattoos complete your look and complement each other.

In earlier times, tattoos and piercings were a mark of royalty and set the royal few apart from the common others. Today, tattoos and body piercings set the daring and cool few apart from the others. Not much has changed, except that tattoos have become permanent and body piercings are now adorned with much more attractive piercing jewelery. Continue reading