Surface Piercing and the risk

Beautifully aligned and healed surface piercing


What is a Surface Piercing or Surface Piercing Jewelry? A Surface Piercing is where the entrance and exit holes are (usually) pierced through the same flat area of skin. Most surface piercings will fail due to a Piercer not being experienced with Surface Piercings, and not having full knowledge of how the body heals.

This piercing takes a lot of skill and experience to do correctly. I would recommend looking at photos of surface piercings that the Piercer has done that have healed to verify their experience, and not just go by what they say.

Some of the more common surface piercings that are done are the Madison, Nape piercings, Chest, Cleavage, and several piercings around the belly area. These places have very little skin to spare so they are constantly getting friction, which is what usually causes the piercing rejection.

The body Jewelry that is used for these piercings are specifically made for surface piercings and many times are custom made for the person or the Piercer. It is also recommended that you use the flexible jewelry such as for pregnancy which would be even better because it would move with your body and help prevent piercing rejection.




Genuine Straight Amber Plugs from The Chain Gang Body Jewelry

The Chain Gang Body Jewelry Store brings to you durable and stylish Straight Amber Plugs. The main feature of these Amber Plugs is that they are cut from Baltic Amber presently  mined along the shores of the Baltic Sea. Further, each piece of Baltic Amber is harvested by hand.

Straight Amber Plug

Straight Amber Plug

The origin of Amber dates back 40 to 70 million years – the era of dinosaurs, which proves its durability and long lived style.

Have a look at the product details at Straight Amber Plugs present under the Ear Plugs section of The Chain Gang Body Jewelry Store.

Stop losing beads – Get a Fixed Bead Body Piercing Ring

Conch Piercing with Fixed Bead Ring Are you tired of losing the beads to your Captive Bead Rings? We have a solution for you!

Captive Bead Rings are great because you can change out the beads or charms. However one of the down sides to them is that the beads get lost very easily.

Now you can purchase “Fixed” Bead Rings instead!

Fixed Bead Rings look exactly the same as the Captives, however the charm or bead is actually attached to one end of the ring, so first and foremost, you can not lose it unless you were to lose the entire ring which is unlikely.

Also the Fixed Bead Piercing Rings assure that the charm will always be pointing the same way, rather then spinning around as with the Captive Bead Rings. With Captive Bead Rings the charm may be pointing the right way one minute and the wrong way another. Usually right when you want to show it off to someone. 🙂

You also do not have to fumble with the little beads anymore, trying to get the ends of the ring into those tiny dimples. That is the worst down sided to the Captive Rings by far. Unless of course you own a pair of the Small Ring Closing Pliers which are made to hold the beads and will make your life immensely easier. If you like to use the Captive Style rings then you have to have a pair of these to hold the beads. The best way to work with them is the Small Ring Closers to hold the Bead and the Ring Openers to hold the ring. You will be surprised how much easier those tools make it.

Still though, the Captives can not beat the the ease of the Fixed Bead Rings.

We offer all of our 14K Gold Rings to you in either the Captive or the Fixed Style now at no additional charge, and we are beginning to add others to the other lines as we can.

Safe Nose Piercings, and Nostril Jewelry is here to stay

Nose Piercings and Nostril Jewelry are not a fad. It has been around for a very long time. It is found in many cultures around the world. It has been said that it originated in the middle east about 4,000 years ago. The Jewelry and piercing methods may have changed since then, but the piercing itself remains the same.

The body jewelry that is used in a nose piercing can be either a stud/screw type or a ring. Some options are Captive Rings, although Fixed Bead Rings, are much more highly preferred out of the two rings, because the bead will not fall out which happens constantly with the very light gauge captive rings.
Nostril Screws, Nose Bones, and Fishtails, are the different types of the nostril studs available. All of the body jewelry comes in different metals such as Surgical Steel, Titanium, and 14k Gold (nickel free gold is highly recommended).
The most common place for your nose piercing is through the curve of one of the nostrils. You can pierce this area with no problem it at all. It can take 2-3 months for the piercing to completely heal, but most people will heal sooner when taken care of properly.

You should never allow your nose to be pierced with a ear piercing gun. The guns can not be sterilized properly. This leaves you at risk for disease the HIV and hepatitis. Also you are more likely to develop a Keloid from the gun because it forces the jewelry through the skin. When a piercer does the piercing it is done with a needle to avoid this trauma, and to make room for the new jewelry. The correct jewelry will then be inserted, not a regular earring made for your ear.

14K Gold – Dangle Heart Oval Ring now available!

The Chain Gang Body Jewelry brings to you a beautiful piece of art – an attractive Dangle Heart Oval Ring made from 14K Gold and available in a wide variety of choices and styles to choose from.

The oval ring is manufactured using 100% nickel free gold and uses Genuine Swarovsi
Cubic Zircons gems which are guaranteed in writing to never fall out. They are all hand set, not just glued in as with most other companies.Naturally you can get the Cubic Zircons replaced for any Genuine Precious Stones you would like.

Priced at $85.99 the oval ring comes with a unique artistic design and superior product quality. It embodies the 14 years of experience of The Chain Gang Body Jewelry company in making artistic and very high quality body jewelry products.

To buy these rings online for yourself or as a gift for someone you care for, please visit: 14K Gold Only section of The Chain Gang Body Jewelry.

Will My Piercing Shrink Back to Normal After Stretching

Stretching Crescents to Stretch a Piercing GaugeYour piercings can shrink back down after stretching them, as long as you do not stretch them too fast. If you stretch your piercing to fast you can cause a tear in your piercing that will develop scar tissue. The key to keeping a happy piercing is to stretch slowly.

Body Jewelry By The Chain Gang has Double Ended Stretching Crescents which you see to the left and are great to very slowly stretch to another gauge. It is a slow process, but you will not tear your piercing either which other then the obvious, will also help you if you should ever want to let your piercing shrink down some.

Once you have stretched the piercing out some using the Crescents or Weights, then you can use the Insertion Tapers to insert your new larger body jewelry.

Another way to help stretch safely is to use additional weight. If you like to use weights to stretch your piercings make sure you do not use a really heavy weight, because it can cause your piercing to disfigure and this will prevent it from healing back to normal.

Another thing to factor in is how big did you stretch you piercings. Most piercings that are no larger than a 0 Gauge normally do go back down as long as you did not cause any scar tissue during the stretching. This process may take a while but there is hope. Over the 00 gauge, may shrink down some, but it is unlikely that they will ever go back to where they started.
And last but no least, how old is the piercing? If it has been several years then it may not go back either. Stretching is something to take very seriously as you may have these holes that you made for the rest of your life.

My best advice is to stretch slow and do not do this “just because”. Think about it just in case it is not what you want to have for the rest of your life. I always look at anything like this as if it was permanent, that way you are sure when you make your decision.

14K Gold Curved Barbells being offered now in different sizes!

The Chain Gang Body Jewelry store brings to you the very best in body jewelry. All of 14K Yellow Gold jewelry available at The Chain Gang is solid (even the balls). Our body piercing jewelry products do not make use of hollow balls or shafts that are being used by several other companies. You can find elegantly designed 14K Gold jewelry in our Body Piercing Jewelry store conforming to highest quality standards.

14K Single Gem Curved Barbell

14K Single Gem Curved Barbell

Here is an image of one of our beautiful solid ball Curved Barbells.

14 gauge and larger are internally threaded.

The standard ball sizes used are as follows:

  • 18 gauge use 1/8″ Balls
  • 14 and 12 gauge use 3/16″ Balls
  • 16 gauge use 5/32″ Balls
  • 10 & 8 gauge use 1/4″ Balls

Although Curved Barbells can be worn with virtually any piercing, they are the perfect option for navel piercing, eyebrow piercing, and several below the waist piercings. Solid Gold is great for adding a look of class and sophistication to any piercing.

14k Gold pieces are manufactured using totally nickel free gold and are available in two choices of solid 14K Yellow Gold, or solid 14K White Gold.

You can have a look at the curved barbell features and buy it now at 14K Gold – Curved Barbell presently under the Curved Barbells section of The Chain Gang Body Piercing Jewelry.

Body Jewelry and Credit Card Fraud

I wanted to make a post to let you know a little more about how the credit card purchase process works. When you make a purchase with Body Jewelry by The Chain Gang or most any online retailer, you are actually automatically charging yourself for the order when you press the submit button. Then it is our job to process the order and send you your body piercing jewelry.

The first thing that we do is take the credit card receipt for the body jewelry and the invoice and match them up. On the credit card receipt for the piercing jewelry it will say one of 3 things;

1) Billing Address Matches Cardholders Billing Address
2) Billing Address Does Not Match Cardholders Billing Address
3) Billing Address is Unverifiable

If it is #1 – Great! we will complete the paperwork, make the body jewelry and send your order out to you.
If it is #3 – Then we will refund the order and tell you sorry but we can not take your body jewelry order by credit card. This usually only happens for overseas jewelry orders.

However if it is #2 (Billing Address Does Not Match) then we will hold your body jewelry order, and email you to let you know that the credit card company says that the billing address that you gave us does not match their records for your billing address.
You then need to give us the correct address. If you do that, then it is fine and we will continue to process and fill your order. If not then we will email you a total of 3 times, and after the 3rd time we will cancel your order and refund the credit card in full.

The reason that we do not cancel and refund immediatly is that 80% of the orders with this problem are simple mistakes that the customer takes care of and only 20% have to be canceled and refunded. So 80% of it would be a waste of time, and then we would have to charge you again. Also we have to pay a percentage to the credit card company when ever we either charge you OR refund you.

Making sure that the billing address that you give us, matches the billing address that the credit card company has for you is just another way that both the credit card company and Body Jewelry by The Chain Gang are trying to prevent credit card fraud.

While it is true that some companies could not care less and they will take any charge regardless, trust me YOU are the one paying for it. They figure the amount of fraud that they experience, and they mark up every item they sell accordingly. Just do a search on Google for “internet credit card fraud statistics” or something similar and you will see just how bad it is on merchants.

Lastly I would like to also point out that 85% of our credit card fraud that we either prevent or experience is on orders that are to be shipped to another country. The top 5 countries for fraudulent body jewelry orders are;

Afghanistan, Chile, Nigeria, Mongolia, & Romania

We do not support Fraud, but if we were going to, we would at least try to support thieves in our own country.

New Article – What Is Body Piercing and What to Look For

We have posted a new article on our site, which highlights Body Piercing, What it is, and how to get it done right. This article gives you some of the tips which will allow you to make a better decision. 

A sneak preview of the article is also given below”
……..Also the gun does not make a tunnel for the jewelry the way that the hollow needle does, it just rams a piece of metal through your ear at a high rate of speed. Yeah that sounds like a good safe medical procedure to me. As for these morons that do body piercings with the ear piercing guns how do you gauge up ti a larger gauge? (A Smith and Wesson Rifle?)…………

Hope you enjoy this article and find it useful!

14K Gold – Genuine Colored Diamond Nostril Screw / NoseBone available now!

Genuine Diamond - Bezel Cluster - Nostril Screw or NoseBone

Genuine Diamond – Bezel Cluster – Nostril Screw or NoseBone

Make this attractive piece of body jewelry yours! This Nostril Screw is available in a number of styles with an option to choose from 14K yellow gold or 14K white gold.

These Nostril Screws are made with Genuine Diamonds that have undergone a safe and permanent treatment which creates a beautiful array of colors. So now Jennifer Lopez won’t be the only one with a colored Diamond. Of course these are not 6 carats either though. 🙂

Besides being available both Prong and Bezel settings, Labrets, the product also comes in either the Nostril Screw style, or the Straight NoseBone Style. This is the Straight Post with a small ball on the other end to keep the piece in place. It is unbelievably easy to use. Just pop it in and out of your piercing in 1 second.

Priced at $61.99, this piece of body jewelry is available in carat size of 4 points with a gem diameter of 2mm.

You can have a look at the product features and buy it now at: 14K Gold – Genuine Colored Diamond Nostril Screw or NoseBone presently under Genuine Diamonds category at The Chain Gang Body Jewelry Store.

Give this beautiful colored diamond nostril screw or diamond NoseBone as a gift to your friend or yourself now!