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:

Genital Piercings – Distinguishing the Facts from Myths

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Genital piercings are not as uncommon as you might think. While it is true that some people are freaked by the mere idea of getting a piercing ‘down there’, there are others who can’t think of anything more exciting and daring. Genital piercings are an expression of individuality and more and more people are now opting for them.

As is the case with anything uncommon, there are many myths attached with both male and female genital piercings. Let’s try and separate some prevalent myths from the facts:

Genital piercings hurt much more – No they don’t! Getting a hole punched in your body is bound to hurt and genital piercings hurt only as much as any other piercing would.

New Article on Clitoris Piercings

Just thought that we would let you all know that there was a new article at thechaingang.com on “The Appropriate Jewelry for Clitoral Piercings”

What’s Hot in Tongue Jewelry?

Tongue piercings are very popular and there are many people with pierced tongues that would surprise you. Celebrities, young, and old alike are sporting tongue jewelry even if you cannot see them.

Today, there is a large variety of tongue jewelry available. The majority of style includes barbells. The uniqueness of the barbells is far reaching as the end can include various gems, metals, and more.

If you are wondering what’s hot in tongue jewelry today, you may be surprised to learn that the most popular barbells for the tongue include acrylic straight barbells, French ticklers, and obscene saying tongue straight barbells.

The acrylic straight barbells are awesome for those that travel all the time as the metal detectors will not find your unique tongue jewelry and cause you to slow down at the airport. Today, many clubs are also … read more

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!

Why should you opt for Nickel-Free Body Jewelry?

Nickel is a metal that is commonly used and found in eyeglass frames, watches, utensils, paper clips and most importantly in jewelry. Nickel is also one of the most common allergen, i.e many people are allergic to nickel and their bodies react towards the metal, severely. Many people are highly sensitive to Nickel and are in grave danger when exposure to nickel is prolonged. This is a very common problem. Since body piercing involves insertion of jewelry into the body, it is very important that the body jewelry one chooses is absolutely nickel free.

Nickel allergies in body take place mainly due to the contact of wet skin with metal. Water or sweat can break the chemical bonds between nickel ions and cause them to immerse into the body, thereby inducing