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

Body Jewelry Goes Big and Bold this Season!

Devil Heart Nipple Rounder(s)

Big and bold jewelry designs have been making their presence felt for a very long time. But lately, dainty designs had gained popularity again. However this season is all about the bold body jewelry making a huge come back. Even in regular jewelry, light bangles will be replaced with chunky bracelets and fine finger bands will be replaced with large, stone studded rings. This fact has been validated by biggies such as The Wall Street Journal (http://www.allbusiness.com/retail-trade/apparel-accessory-stores-womens-specialty/4159878-1.html) and Christian Dior (http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/11/style/rgem.php). 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

Wood Jewelry – Back to the Basics

And now for our next post, we would return to the basics and talk a bit about wooden jewelry. Wood has been used as a material for jewelry since times immemorial. But lately, metals had kind of displaced it. This season, with the coming back of organic jewelry, wood body jewelry has come back with a bang!

Wood is one of the most versatile materials available. This ensures that wood jewelry is everything you want your jewelry piece to be, and more! 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

Body Jewelry and Men – It’s No Longer A Woman’s World!

Jewelry is for women and women alone, at least according to beliefs which were prevalent some decades back. Things are different now. Contemporary men have ushered in the new age and are proud of their body piercings and jewelry. Men now flaunt different jewelry pieces which adorn their many piercings. Body jewelry and piercings are no longer a woman’s world!

Cock Lock Intruder

Ear piercings are the most common, even when it comes to men. With so many different styles and jewelry pieces to choose from, it is no wonder that there are so many men out there sporting all kinds of ear piercings and body jewelry.

Male body piercings have now progressed much beyond just the earlobes. It is not uncommon to see men with their nose pierced in several places, with a stud or a ring making it definitely noticeable. Eyebrows, septum, lips, tongue, nipples, genitals, all are equally pierced by man and women. While some piercings remain more common than others, trends are fast catching up. Navel piercings are probably the only ones which are seen much more on women than men (we do come across one or two males with navel studs though). 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

The Importance of Choosing the Right Piercing Studio

From lips to navel to nostrils and even genitals, piercings are getting more and more popular by the day. A quick trip to the piercing studio and you can be the proud owner of a beautiful jewelry piece adding grace to the already gorgeous you!

Piercing aftercare is a much talked about thing, and thus, most of us are well versed in that area. Here, let us look at a very important pre-piercing preparation – picking the right piercing studio. There are many, many studios out there which ‘claim’ to be the best, but you cannot just go by a claim and you must conduct some research to find a studio which actually is the best (as close to best as possible at least!). Continue reading

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

14k Gold Channel Heart Curved Barbell

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