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.

Can You Get an Industrial Piercing with a Gun?

Industrial Piercing with a GunIndustrial piercings are among the most effective ear piercings in the world. While technically any two piercings connected by a straight barbell are considered “Industrial piercings”, the name mainly refers to the ear piercings. This opens the question of the use of piercing guns. Is it safe to do an Industrial piercing with a gun?

The Danger of a Piercing Gun

If you wondering about getting an Industrial piercing with a gun, think twice. Piercing guns are unsafe and proper piercers do not recommend them at all. In fact, doctors and piercers alike agree that performing piercings with a gun is a bad and dangerous practice.

The main problem is that is not possible to properly sterilize most of the piercings guns out there. This opens the door for infections and many other issues. Another problem is that piercing with … read more

Choose the Right Captive Bead Earring

Captive Bead EarringThere are many different earring styles you can try. Some people opt for large, heavy and dangling pieces. However, not everybody likes this type of big jewelry. What happens if you are a fan of a more subdued style? Luckily, there are many simple yet captivating styles you can use. Among all, Captive Bead earring style is one of the most elegant ones.

What is a Captive Bead Earring Style?

Earrings come in many different designs. Since earlobe piercing is so popular, there are numerous types of earring styles you can use. Even people who are not into body piercing have pierced ears. This means that there are so many earring types you can use. Most of them come in very small gauges, since earlobe piercing holes are typically small for most people. The only exception to this rule are … read more

Do You Twist a Piercing?

Twist PiercingOne of the most common rookie mistakes when it comes to body piercings is twisting the jewelry. It is usually not the person’s fault: this used to be an advice by ill-informed people at mall kiosks and similar places. Proper piercing studios do not recommend you to twist a piercing during the healing time. This can be very dangerous so it is best to leave a piercing alone. Why is so dangerous to twist a piercing.

Should You Ever Twist a Piercing?

If piercing twisting ever a good idea? First of all, it is not really possible to twist a piercing. Rather, people twist their jewelry to prevent it from sticking to the piercing hole in healing. This may seem like a logical idea, but it is actually dangerous.

Your new piercing in healing needs all the care to heal … read more

Do Surface Piercings Last Forever?

Corset PiercingSurface piercings are amazing in so many ways. Perhaps the best thing about them is that you can get them almost anywhere. You don’t have to restrict yourself to the usual body parts such as ears, navel or lip. You can get surface piercings on your back, your arms, your chest or almost anywhere else. They also look stunning, too! However, it is important to understand that surface piercings are not like “regular” piercings. One of the most common questions people ask is: “do surface piercings last forever?” This is, indeed, a very important question and you need to think about it.

Can a Piercing Last Forever?

Before you learn whether surface piercings last forever or not, let us consider what “forever” means in the context of piercings. It is not really possible to find a piercing that … read more

Why is My Nose Ring Sliding Off?

Nose Ring Sliding OffNostril piercing is a great facial piercing for those who want to have something elegant and discreet. There are so many different jewelry options for nostril piercings so you can sure find something that suits you perfectly. Nose rings come in many different designs, shapes and materials so it may be difficult to decide on which one works the best. Sometimes, there is an issue with some of the nostril jewelry pieces. Some people report a nose ring sliding off and having a trouble keeping it inside.

What to do in such a situation? The good news is that this annoying problem is not so difficult to solve. Here are some things you can do if you notice your nose ring sliding off. 

Is it Really a Nose Ring Sliding Off?

The first thing you need to determine is the … read more

How to Overcome Piercing Fear?

Piercing FearPiercing fear is relatively common so there are many people who suffer from it. If you want to get a piercing but are too scared to go through a procedure, know that you are not alone. Many people, even those with multiple piercings, have a fear of piercing procedure. If you wish to get a piercing it is important to overcome piercing fear. How to do it?

Piercing Fear: Normal or Not?

In many ways, it is normal to be scared of piercings. After all, they cause pain and involve making holes in your skin. Of course that people are scared of that. Not to mention that there is also a fear of the unknown: even people with plenty of experience often get a bit nervous before they go through a piercing procedure. There is nothing unusual or alarming about … read more

Different Types of Multiple Nose Piercings

Multiple Nose PiercingsNose is a relatively small area so it seems that it is not possible to have multiple nose piercings. However, nothing can be further from the truth. It is actually possible to have more than one nose piercing, and more than one type of a piercing on your nose. Those who prefer different piercings and want to try striking facial piercings will sure love to know that there are so many ways to pierce your nose.

Multiple Nose Piercings: The Types

There are actually many different types of nose piercings you can try. Keep in mind that nose piercings are not necessarily just nostril piercings- there are other areas of your nose that you can pierce, such as your septum or nose bridge.

However, even if you are only here for nostril piercings, no problem! There are many ways … read more

Nose Piercings Infographic

Nose piercings are among the most popular facial piercings in the world. A great thing about these piercings is that they are very versatile. There are small and light piercings ideal for those looking for something stylish and cute. However, these are not the only types of nose piercings to choose from.

Many nose piercings are actually bold and noticeable. Some are relatively common, such as septum piercing, while others are rarer. For example, the more extreme forms of piercings go through the full width of the nose. The most popular piercings among those are Nasallang and Erl (Bridge) piercing. There is also a bold Rhino piercing that goes vertically through the tip of the nose.

Piercing Types

There are the three types of nose piercings to choose from: nostril piercings, septum piercings and “full nose” piercings. Each of those … read more

Is Outer Conch More Painful than Inner Conch?

Outer Conch More Painful than Inner ConchConch piercing is a beautiful ear cartilage piercing. While not as popular as some other piercings, such as Industrial, earlobe or helix, conch piercing is sure common enough that there are many people who want to have it. There are actually two different types of this piercing: inner conch and outer conch. Since cartilage piercings can sometimes be painful, many people wonder about these piercings. Is outer conch more painful than inner conch?

Two Types of Conch Piercing

Is outer conch more painful than inner conch? Before answering this question, it is important to discuss these two piercing types in more detail. The thing with these piercings is that they are in many ways similar but they can look very different. Because of this difference, there are many people who prefer one or the other. There are also people … read more

Is Organic Jewelry for Ears Only?

Organic JewelryThere are many types of organic body jewelry pieces you can use. This all natural body jewelry looks amazing and can add a special touch to your style. Most of the organic jewelry pieces, such as wooden plugs or glass headhunters, are specially designed for stretched earlobe piercings.

These jewelry pieces have a large gauge and they look amazing in your stretched lobes. However, it is important to know that organic jewelry is not just for ear piercings. In fact, it can go great in many different piercing types and on many different body parts.

Organic Jewelry for Other Body Parts

Good news! You can use your organic jewelry, such as twists, headhunters, plugs and others, for piercings that are not on your ears. Generally speaking, these organic jewelry pieces are idea for stretched piercings, so you can use them … read more