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.

Alternatives to Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings are beautiful, versatile body jewelry pieces you can use for many different piercings. They make great earrings for earlobe piercings, and you can also use them for your eyebrow piercing, navel piercing or even genital piercings. However, Captive Bead Rings are not perfect. It is relatively easy to lose the bead, and then what? This is why many people look for alternatives to Captive Bead Rings.

What are the Best Alternatives to Captive Bead Rings?

Good alternatives to Captive Bead Rings should satisfy the main requirements of piercings in question. Such jewelry pieces should be equally safe and properly designed to sit comfortably on your piercing.

For these reasons, other types of piercing rings work the best as alternatives to Captive Bead Rings. Luckily, rings are among the most popular body jewelry designs. They … read more

How to Prevent Piercing Rejection

common piercing problems

One of the most common and most annoying problems you may encounter with your piercings is rejection. When a piercing rejects, it essentially means that your body will not support it. It pushes the jewelry out and closes the piercing hole. This can be very disheartening, particularly if it is a piercing you really like. How to prevent piercing rejection and what to do if your piercing starts to reject?

What Happens With Piercing Rejection?

If you want to prevent piercing rejection, you need to understand how it actually happens. It is important to know that your body works to prevent infections or foreign objects entering the body. To your body, a piercing hole is a wound, and jewelry is a foreign object. With a piercing that is placed properly, you can trick your body into not going against the … read more

Ashley Lip Piercing Healing

Ashley piercing is a striking lip piercing done on the lower lip. A rare variant of a vertical labret, this piercing goes through a lot of tissue. This can pose a problem for Ashley lip piercing healing. If you want to get this piercing, you have to be prepared for rigorous aftercare and a somewhat long healing time.

How Long is Ashley Lip Piercing Healing Time?

Ashley lip piercing is a rare piercing, and one of the reasons is its relatively long healing time. However, keep in mind that there are still many facial and oral piercings that take even longer to heal. If you really want to get an Ashely piercing, healing time itself is not the biggest problem against this piercing.

So, what is Ashley lip piercing healing time? Typically, Ashley piercing will heal in 8 to 10 … read more

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

Why You Should Not Twist a Piercing

Getting a new piercing is an exciting event, no matter if it’s your first or twentieth. The most important thing you should do to keep your new piercing happy is to help it heal properly. It is particularly important for people who are new to piercings to understand that. Performing adequate aftercare is crucial. However, not everybody knows how to do it right. Sometimes, people wonder about twisting and turning a piercing. It is not a good idea to twist a piercing, but without it, it might seem like the jewelry will get stuck inside of the piercing hole. Is this true and how to prevent it.

Should You Twist a Piercing?

The first thing you need to understand is that you should never twist a piercing. Twisting your jewelry inside of a new piercing will bring nothing good. … read more

How to Keep Your Nose Ring from Falling Out?

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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