About Donna

Donna Carlson is a staff writer for TheChainGang. She combines her love for body piercings with adult fun, such as sex toys, BDSM and other forms of pleasure. She says: “Piercings and sex toys often complement each other in the most sensual ways. I am happy to help you discover new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to enhance their love life. And with a bit of courage, anyone can enjoy body piercings”. In addition to intimate piercings and adult toys, Donna also writes about body jewelry and other piercing adornments.

Nickel-Free Tongue Rings

Nickel-Free Tongue RingsThere are many different jewelry choices if you want to find something attractive for your tongue piercing. While a typical jewelry style for a tongue piercing is a straight barbell, it is important to know that this is not the only option. Rings are also common, and this is why all tongue jewelry is often called “tongue rings”. In order to stay safe, it is important to use only high-quality jewelry for your piercing. This is why you need to use only nickel-free tongue rings if you are allergic to nickel. 

What Are Nickel-Free Tongue Rings?

Nickel-free tongue rings are body jewelry pieces you can use for your tongue piercing, but that do not include nickel. Nickel is present in many different jewelry materials, and it can cause a lot of trouble for those who are allergic or sensitive. … read more

How to Keep Your Nose Ring from Falling Out?

keep your nose ring from falling out

Nostril piercings can be very stylish and effective for many different people. These piercings are small yet stylish, so they can immediately improve your looks. Since nose piercings are so popular, there are many different jewelry styles to choose from. Unfortunately, one of the common problems with nostril jewelry is that it can move in and out of the piercing hole. In some cases, it can even fall out. How to keep your nose ring from falling out?

What are Nose Rings?

Before you learn how to keep your nose ring from falling out, keep in mind that there are many different types of jewelry pieces that are suitable for nostril piercings. Many people refer to all of this jewelry as “nose rings”, but the truth is that most of them are not rings in a true sense of the … read more

Questions to Ask an Ear-Piercing Guy

Questions to Ask an Ear-Piercing GuyBefore you get your first (or second, or tenth) ear piercing, there are some things you may want to know. In fact, it is necessary to ask certain things and receive answers from your piercer. There are some important questions to ask an ear-piercing guy. This will make you see whether the studio and the piercer are reliable. Furthermore, these questions will make you more informed, so you know what to expect from the piercing procedure.

The Most Important Questions to Ask an Ear Piercing Guy

Here are the most important questions to ask an ear piercing guy:

How long is the healing time?

You need to know how long it will take for your new ear piercing to heal. Remember: different piercings may have very different healing times, and you need to be ready for it. Never get … read more

What Is the Best Lip Ring You Can Get?

I like what you said about ear cartilage being ideal for multiple piercings due to its soft nature. Body piercings offer people a unique way to express themselves. My friend is thinking about getting a lip ring, so I’ll help her find the best place to get it done in our town.

~ Sam Li

Lip piercings are very popular, so it means that there are many piercers who know how to do it properly. However, it is still important to find a piercer with plenty of experience! If you know a good place in your town or a great piercer in general, great! It is very nice of you to help your friend: as you probably know, a proper piercing procedure and a knowledgeable piercer are the most important aspects to make a piercing safe and secure. If there … read more

Does Surgical Steel Contain Less Nickel than Stainless Steel?

Surgical Steel Contain Less NickelSteel is generally an excellent material for body piercing jewelry. However, in order to stay safe and to avoid allergies, it is important to only use high-quality body jewelry. It means that you need to focus on specific types of steel. One of the most common piercing jewelry materials is Surgical Steel. Is it a safer option than “regular” stainless steel? Does Surgical Steel contain less nickel than stainless steel?

Does Surgical Steel Contain Less Nickel?

Since nickel is one of the main reasons for allergies and other troubles with body jewelry, it makes sense to wonder about the nickel content in your jewelry. As you probably know, steel as a material does contain some tiny amounts of nickel. However, different types of steel vary in this nickel content.

One of the best things about Surgical steel is … read more

Orbital vs Conch

There are many different ear piercings you can get. Of course, earlobe piercing is the most popular, but those looking for something more striking and unique have a wide range of piercings to choose from. Some of the most striking ear piercings are conch piercings and orbital piercings. Sometimes, people confuse one for the other. Orbital vs conch: how to tell the difference?

Orbital Ear Piercing

Before you get to the dilemma of orbital vs conch, it is important to understand the important similarities and differences between these piercings. Both are ear piercings, although orbital piercings can be done on other body parts, too. The main thing about an orbital piercing is that it is not related to a body part itself. Rather, it is simply defined as two different piercings connected by the same jewelry piece, namely, the same … read more

How is Length Measured on Bent Barbells?

Bent BarbellsIn order to be completely happy with your body jewelry, it is important to get proper jewelry size. This goes both for the gauge (thickness of jewelry) and length. While everybody knows about the importance of proper gauge, length can be somewhat of a mystery. There are many different types of barbells, so how do you measure their length? It may be easy in the case of straight barbells, but what about the other ones? How is length measured on bent barbells?

Barbells and Lengths 

Barbells are among the most popular body jewelry pieces. There are many different types of barbells you can use for many piercings. In fact, almost all piercing types can use barbells as jewelry. However, it is important to know just the kind of a barbell you should use for each piercing. While some can … read more

Can You Use a Nassallang Piercing to Bring the Nostrils Together?

Hi. Do you know if there can be used a nasallang piercing for more than an aesthetic piece of jewelry, with a medical function as well? In my case, I was born with both nostrils widely open, not in the Afro chic style, but rather awkwardly ugly. I cannot afford a rhinoplasty surgery at the moment, therefore I was wondering whether I could use a Nassallang piercing to bring the nostrils together. I tried with two pens, and it works fine. It definitely improves my appearance, although the problem seems to be that I cannot use the nostrils to get the same amount of air, through my nose. Well, to be honest, until I can make the money for a proper surgery this should do just fine. What do you think? 

~ G 

Use a Nassallang Piercing to Bring the Nostrils TogetherA Nassallang piercing is a relatively rare … read more

Titanium vs Surgical Steel Piercings Jewelry

Titanium vs Surgical Steel PiercingsThere are many different types of body piercing jewelry that you can choose. With piercings becoming more and more popular, there are even more jewelry choices you can make. However, in order to stay safe, it is always important to think about the body jewelry materials. You should never take just any cheap, mall kiosk jewelry piece you can find. You need to make sure that the material is safe. Surgical Steel, particularly 316 Surgical Steel, and titanium, are among the best piercing jewelry materials you can get. So, which one is better? Titanium vs Surgical Steel piercings jewelry: which one will win?

Titanium vs Surgical Steel Piercings Jewelry: The Basics

Titanium vs Surgical Steel piercing jewelry: which ones to choose? In order to answer this question, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of both materials. Also, … read more

Can’t Take Ear Plug Out: What to Do?

can't take ear plug outCan u help plz lol. I’ve had my ears at 6mm for about a month, I put in double flair “fashion” plugs yesterday and my ears are having a reaction to them, I was able to get one out but the other feels like it was might be getting an infection. It’s super tight and because the front is a large design I can’t get lube/oils down to the actual hole. There metal and trying to take it out really hurts but I don’t want to leave it in there and cause a full blown infection. Ps I live in a small mining town and there are no piercers here that I can go to for help. Thank you

~ Paige

This sounds like a problem. Many times, people try to insert an ear plug that is too big for … read more