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.

Vertical Tragus Piercing

Vertical TragusVertical tragus is a rare ear piercing that is actually a variation of a much more popular tragus piercing. This vertical placement can look very stylish so it can attract a lot of attention. For this reason, it is not unheard of to have a vertical tragus piercing. However, keep in mind that most piercings that look like a vertical tragus are surface piercings.

Placement and Variants

Vertical tragus is a rare variation of a tragus piercing, which also make it into one of the ear cartilage piercings. Tragus is a small cartilage projection right in front of the ear canal. All people have this projection but some have a tragus that is more prominent than the others. It is possible to pierce a tragus in various ways if the projection is big enough. Many people can receive a regular … read more

The Most Popular Lip Studs

Stud LipsLip piercings are popular, stylish and attractive. A great thing about these piercings is that body jewelry you can use with your lip piercing is discreet and will not put too much pressure on your mouth. Stud lips are the most popular jewelry type for lip piercings.

What are Stud Lips?

Stud lips, lip studs or labret studs, are popular jewelry choices for lip piercings. While you can use many different jewelry styles for your lip piercings, these studs are a perfect jewelry choice. Some people think that lip rings are the only jewelry you can use for your lip piercings but stud lips (labrets) are actually the most popular choice.

The basic design of a lip stud is simple yet very effective. A labret stud has a straight body (shaft) that is typically short and small in dimensions. On … read more

Ashley Piercing Pain Rate

Ashley Piercing Pain RateAshley piercing is a relatively rare lip piercing that looks very attractive. It is a rare variation of a much more popular vertical labret piercing.

As many other vertical lip piercings, Ashley piercing goes through a lot of tissue. This can mean a painful procedure. This is why so many people wonder about Ashley piercing pain rate and how bad it actually is.

How big is Ashley Piercing Pain Rate?

Ashley piercing is an inverse vertical labret: it is a rare placement and a variation of a vertical labret piercing. Ashley piercing goes through the lower lip. One end of the jewelry sits on top of the lower lip while the other end is inside of the mouth. A regular vertical labret piercing has both ends of the jewelry on the outside. The specific placement makes Ashley piercing both a … read more

Real Diamonds for Body Jewelry

real diamonds for body jewelry

Genuine Diamond Double Prong Set – Curved Barbell

Body jewelry pieces are often stylish, bold and attractive. However, these jewelry pieces are more than just something for keeping your piercing. They are there to enhance your style and make your piercing super eye-catching. Some exquisite piercing jewelry pieces can even add a luxurious touch to your piercing. There are very elegant and stylish body jewelry pieces you can use. The most luxurious ones use real diamonds for body jewelry. Diamond body jewelry is ideal for those special occasions and for those who want their jewelry to be fully luxurious. This is why many people want to use real diamonds for body jewelry.

Why Use Real Diamonds for Body Jewelry?

It may seem unnecessary to use real diamonds for body jewelry. After all, piercing jewelry is something you wear every day, … read more

What Are New Trends for Navel Jewelry?

Trends for Navel JewelryNavel piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. While its popularity lessened a bit in the last few years, navel piercing is getting trendy once again. This time, there are some changes to the popular jewelry styles for navel piercings. There are new trends for navel jewelry that you might want to follow to make your old (or brand new!) belly button piercing super fashionable. Also, new jewelry is a great way to change something and to make your piercing fresh and attractive again. This is why it is important to know the current fashion for belly button jewelry.

New Trends for Navel Jewelry: The Basics

Curved barbells are a standard for navel jewelry. They are very popular and practical for this piercing type. It is therefore not surprising that curved barbells are still a popular … read more

Vampire Bites Piercing

Vampire Bites PiercingA vampire bites piercing is a neck piercing on the side of the neck. It is made to look like imaginary bites on the neck. This piercing is also known under other names: vampire kiss piercing and vampire piercing. This is one of the most common neck surface piercings.

Vampire Bites Piercing Information

Vampire bites consists of two holes on the neck. This is a surface piercing so it doesn’t go deeper than the skin of the neck. As a surface piercing, it is prone to common problems that surface piercings have, such as migration, rejection and other problems.

What is important with this piercing is the placement. While it can be located at various points on the neck, it is important that the two holes are made in such a way that they resemble a bite on the … read more

What to Do About Ashley Piercing Swelling?

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Ashley Piercing SwellingWell, I got my Ashley lip done on Thursday and it’s still swollen please tell me what I need to do.

Ashley piercing is a relatively rare lip piercing that is actually a variation of a more popular vertical labret piercing. As a lip piercing, it is important to know that it is prone to swelling. However, if your Ashley piercing swelling is giving you concerns, it is important to act quickly to make sure that there is nothing wrong going on.

Ashley Piercing Swelling Concerns

Ashley piercing swelling is not such a rare occurrence. While this is not a common piercing, there are many people who choose to get it. As a lip piercing, it is important to understand that Ashley is prone to swelling. Most of the lip piercings are, to a certain degree. This … read more

Is it Possible to Have Big Pierced Nipples?

Nipple piercings are among the most popular intimate piercings in the world. Both men and women can enjoy this piercing to the fullest. The best thing about a nipple piercing is that the size of the nipple doesn’t really play a crucial role. It means that there are many people with big pierced nipples. If your nipples are large you may worry about the ability to pierce them. The good news is that you probably don’t need to worry about this, but it is best to consult a good piercer to make sure. 

Can You Have Big Pierced Nipples?

Big Pierced NipplesMany people wonder if it’s possible to have big pierced nipples. Just like there are many people with very small nipples worrying about piercing their nipples, there are also many people with very large nipples worrying about the same thing.

This … read more

Is it Bad to Use Jewelry That’s a Smaller Gauge than the Needle?

All piercing jewelry you use should be the same size as the gauge of your piercing hole. This is the basic rule when it comes to piercing jewelry. However, we can’t always get the jewelry of the appropriate size. What to do in these situations? Is it bad to use jewelry that’s a smaller gauge than the needle?

Piercings and Jewelry Sizes

Jewelry That’s a Smaller Gauge than the NeedleGenerally speaking, it is always important to use only jewelry that is that same size (gauge) as your piercing hole. It means that it has to be of the same gauge as the piercing needle, because a needle of a certain gauge creates a piercing hole of the same gauge. If you take a regular care of your piercing it will stay this gauge constantly, which means that you should always get the jewelry of the same … read more

Top 5 New Body Piercing Trends

Body piercings are popular among many different groups of people. Even those who don’t live the so-called “alternative” lifestyle can be fans of piercings. People of all ages are into piercings so it is not surprising that these body modifications are gaining in popularity. However, not all piercings are equally popular. These days, there are some new body piercing trends that are popular. If you want to stay in touch with current piercing fashion, it is important to know about these trends.

New Body Piercing Trends

One interesting thing about new body piercing trends of today is that there are not many new piercing types that are popular. Instead, there is a comeback of certain “classic” piercings or well-known piercings with new jewelry types. This is great to know because it may mean that you old piercing is “in” again!… read more