Lip Stud vs. Ring

Lip Stud vs RingPeople who wish to get a lip piercing often wonder if it’s better to wear a stud or a ring in their piercing. The whole lip stud vs. ring dilemma is an old one and there is no definitive answer to it.

In reality, both are good but it is important to choose jewelry style that will suit you perfectly. Keep this in mind when deciding on the lip jewelry style for you.

Lip Stud vs. Ring: Basics

Lip studs (also known as labrets) and ring are the most popular lip jewelry styles. There are many different rings you can choose, such as Captive Bead Rings, screwball rings, seamless and segment rings, fixed rings, and more. Lip studs (labrets) on the other hand, are more uniform. However, this doesn’t mean that they are … read more

Piercing with Gauge Needle Larger Than Jewelry

Piercing with Gauge Needle Larger Than JewelryWhat to do if you have a piercing with gauge needle larger than jewelry? In other words, what if the size of the needle doesn’t fit the size of your jewelry. Is this a problem?

In short: yes, this can be a problem. The size (gauge) of your jewelry should always be the same as the gauge of the piercing needle. However, there are some ways to make this situation better.

Gauge of the Needle and Gauge of Jewelry

When you go to a piercing studio, your piercer selects a piercing needle of a specific gauge. Most of the time, you don’t have a say over gauge. It mainly depends on the piercing type and the body part you wish to pierce. There are strict rules and guidelines about the minimal gauge for specific piercing types. In some … read more

What to Do if You Lose Piercing?

What to Do if You Lose PiercingHaving a beautiful piercing you like is a great thing. After all, you need to invest some time and energy into it. People without piercings don’t understand that piercings require some effort. First you have to decide on the best piercing type, then you have to go through the procedure and finally, you need to maintain your piercing. So, what happens if you lose piercing? Is there a way to erase this error?

What you need to do in this situation largely depends on what happened with your piercing. There are several common scenarios and some common solutions to this problem. One thing to remember in all of the scenarios is that you don’t need to panic. Chances are that you can save your piercing or you can get a new one on the same spot.

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Is there a Female Nasallang Piercing?

Female Nasallang PiercingNasallang is one of the rarer nose piercings. However, it is still popular among many people who are looking for unusual facial piercings to try. There are many men who enjoy this unusual piercing. Some people wonder if this is male-only piercing or if it’s possible for women to enjoy nasallang.

The truth is, this piercing is not gender-specific. If you like the look and feel of a nasallang piercing you can get one, as long as your anatomy allows it. Your gender has nothing to do with it, so don’t worry.

Female Nasallang: Ladies with a Nasallang Piercing

While some studies suggest that nasallang piercing is more popular with men there are also many women who enjoy this unusual nose piercing. If you wish to try this piercing you can do it – your gender has … read more

What is a Kink-Friendly Doctor?

kink-friendly-doctorThere are many reasons why you might need a doctor when engaging in exciting sexual activities. BDSM and some other sexual activities put you at a heightened risk of injuries, infections and some other problems. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice even before you engage in a certain activity. This is the only way to stay safe and to enjoy your chosen sexual activity.

A kink-friendly doctor is a medical professional who understands BDSM, kink and other types of sexual activities that may bring medical risks. Such a doctor can help you stay safe, and more. For example, a good kink-friendly doctor can examine you to tell you if it’s safe for you to engage in a certain activity. Such a doctor can help you avoid common pitfalls and problems associated with a specific activity. … read more

When to Do Repiercing?

RepiercingThere are situations in which you are unable to save your piercing. Maybe it gets infected or it suffers from migration and rejection. In these situations it might be a good idea to retire your piercing. This will prevent it from creating a big scar and additional problems. Retiring a piercing is a good practice that will minimize the problem.

One of the best things about retiring a piercing is that you will probably be able to get a new piercing on the same location. This is called repiercing. If you with to get repierced you need to be careful about when and how to do it.

When to Do Repiercing: Tips

Here are some quick tips and advice on when to do repiercing:

  • It takes time. The main thing you need to take into account is the time.
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Things Your Piercer Can Tell You

Piercing DecisionsPiercings are very beautiful and rewarding. However, it is very important to choose the best piercer to do your piercing. You should never get a piercing from an amateur, and you should never get one in a non-studio setting. Professional piercers and reputable studios are a must when deciding to get a piercing, even the simplest one.

Your piercer is more than just a person who does your piercing. You can also use them for consultations or to ask numerous questions about your piercing. There are many things your piercer can tell you. They can also give you some great advice.

Things Your Piercer Can Tell You (That You Can’t Learn Otherwise)

Here are some of the most important things your piercer can tell you that you can’t learn otherwise. Remember, piercings are more than a simple information. Most of … read more

Numbing Creams for Genital Piercings: Yes or No?

~ Craige Faries

Ms. Jackson:

Why can’t lidocaine or similar topical anesthetic be used to reduce the pain of penis piercings?

Thank you!

numbing-creams-for-genital-piercingsMany people interested in genital piercings and other sensitive piercings wonder about the possibility of using a numbing cream or a topical anesthetic. This is understandable: genital piercings tend to be painful and people wish to avoid discomfort.

It is understandable that you are scared of the pain. While some people think that piercings are all about the pain, this is not necessarily true. There is nothing wrong about wanting to lower or avoid the pain during piercing procedure.

However, using numbing creams for genital piercings is not always the best way to go. While you may use them in some situations, it is important to be careful. Many times, it is best for you to … read more

How Long Does a Christina Piercing Hurt?

Christina PiercingThere are many beautiful female genital piercings. Christina piercing is sure one of the most attractive ones: a piercing on the pubic mound and it truly makes the areas stand out. While it is not a functional piercing (it does not enhance sexual pleasure), Christina piercing is very attractive. It is therefore not surprising that many women choose to have this piercing done on their pubic mound.

That being said, Christina piercing can be tricky. It is a relatively long piercing, so the procedure often hurts. The healing time is also not pleasant. Also, since this is a surface piercing, it is not really permanent. Christina piercing has a very high rate of rejection.

At the same time, this piercing is so beautiful that many women choose it despite all the possible problems and risks. Those who wish … read more

Are Professional Piercers Allowed to Pierce Pregnant Women?

are-professional-piercers-allowed-to-pierce-pregnant-womenMany women who are pregnant wonder about the possibility of getting a piercing while pregnant. Is this safe? Are professional piercers allowed to piece pregnant women? What are risks and problems associated with piercings during pregnancy?

If you are pregnant and thinking about getting a piercing, these are some of the important questions to think about. It is absolutely vital to ensure safety of you and your unborn child, which is why it is important to think about any possible risks and problems.

Piercings and Pregnancy

Piercings are not the best idea to do while pregnant. Some older, well-healed and established piercings will not be affected by pregnancy, but it is highly advisable not to get any new piercings while pregnant.

The procedure itself is not the main problem, especially if you choose a light, simple piercing. … read more