Smelly Piercings: How to Prevent this Problem?

Ear PiercingPeople generally don’t like to talk about it, but it’s a fact that piercings sometimes smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing, though it’s sometimes more alarming than in other situations.

What is characteristic for smelly piercings is that the smell can occur even with healed piercings. In fact, fully healed piercings are sometimes the most affected by this problem.

Keep in mind that this problem can be easily solvable, so if this happens to you, don’t despair! The important thing is to make sure that the smell is not a symptom of another problem.

Why Are Some Piercings Smelly?

Piercings can become smelly at any time, so this isn’t something you can predict. The good news is that the smell is usually not the sign of a bigger problem, but it is … read more

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Popular Piercings

Navel piercingThere are some very popular piercing types that many people choose for themselves. Piercings such as earlobe, navel, eyebrow, tongue, nostril or labret piercings are among the most common body piercings in the world.

Since they are so popular, it means that there are always many people who have the same piercing. It may make these piercings more ordinary and less unique than some other piercing types.

However, common piercings have some important advantages so there are many reasons to choose popular piercings for yourself.

Here are some of the most important reasons to choose popular piercings:

  1. Experienced Piercers

If a piercing is popular, then it means there are many piercers who know how to perform it and who have at least some experience with this piercing type. Remember, you should not look for a … read more

The Most Popular Facial Piercings

Facial PiercingsFacial piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world. Generally, it depends on the piercing in question: some are more popular than the others. When deciding on a piercing it’s always useful to know about the most common piercing types, because they usually come with many different jewelry styles you can use. Not to mention that popular piercing types mean that many piercers are trained to perform them. Therefore, it will be easy to find a piercer to perform a piercing for you.

Here is the list of the most common facial piercings, not counting oral piercings:

Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercing is not only one of the most popular piercings but also the most common surface piercing in the world. There are several variants of this piercing, and some are more popular than the others.

By far, the … read more

Piercing Problems: Swelling

Piercing Problems SwellingSome swelling after getting pierced is expected and should be seen as normal. Certain body parts tend to swell more than the others, so make sure to ask your piercer about it beforehand. In fact, it’s vital to be informed about all aspects of the piercing process.

However, excessive swelling is a warning sign you should not ignore. This is why it’s important to get pierced by an experienced individual and to monitor your new piercing carefully.

Swelling: When It’s OK and when It’s Not

Swelling happens after you get pierced. It’s almost unavoidable, so a bit of swelling is not a reason to worry. It’s also important to know that swelling depends on the piercing in question and your body. Some piercings simply tend to swell more than the others. However, it doesn’t mean that swelling should be prolonged … read more

Princess Albertina Piercing for Urethral Stimulation

Princess AlbertinaPrincess Albertina is a somewhat rare female genital piercing, but it offers one big advantage: it can help a woman experience urethral pleasure without the use of a toy. Instead, the piercing’s jewelry serves as a tiny urethral toy made for perfect arousal. This is a great way to try urethral stimulation without hassle!

Women who are intrigued by urethral stimulation are often scared to try it. While female urethral stimulation is very rewarding, it is still a somewhat unknown field. It is not something general public knows much about. This is why many women who find urethral stimulation fascinating and arousing face problems about learning how to perform urethral play safety and where to find female urethral toys.

Princess Albertina piercing is a great way to try urethral stimulation without any use of a toy. You don’t … read more

Popular Jewelry for Stretched Lobes

Stretched earlobesPopular Jewelry for Stretched Lobes are the most popular type of stretched piercings. Once your lobes are stretched to a larger gauge you may start wearing special jewelry designed for large gauge piercings.

While nothing prevents you from wearing the usual jewelry types, such as Captive Bead Rings, it is always more effective to wear special jewelry made for stretched lobes in mind.

This is the best way to attract attention and accentuate the looks of your stretched lobes.

Ear plugs, flesh tunnels and earlets (also known as eyelets) are the most popular jewelry types suitable for stretched earlobes. Some other jewelry types, such as spirals and claws, are also made for stretched lobes, but the aforementioned three are by far the most popular jewelry types you can use for your stretched lobes.

Jewelry for Stretched Lobes: Most Common Designs

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Piercing Problems: Hypergranulations

HypergranulationOne of the most common problems you may have with your piercing is a red bump forming around the piercing. These bumps, called hypergranulations, can form even if you take a good care of your piercing, but are more common with neglected piercings.

One more reason to perform adequate aftercare and to take a good care of your piercings!

Hypergranulations form around the piercings in healing, though it is not unheard of to have one formed around an old piercing, particularly if it’s infected. That being said, most of hypergranulation bumps form around piercings in healing, which is one of the reasons to always take a great care of your new piercing and to observe it closely to notice any problems.

Keep in mind that a piercing is essentially a wound in healing. Hypergranulations form around wounds, … read more

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio

Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing StudioIn order for a piercing studio to be safe, it has to follow all the procedure requirements. This is particularly true for hygiene standards and sterilization. All the reliable studios will follow these procedures but sometimes it’s difficult to tell a good studio from the bad.

The main issue is that there are so many things that go behind the scenes. As a client, you will not be able to witness all the safety and sterilization measures in a studio. That being said, keep in mind that it’s your right to know that a studio is safe, and that you can request to see results of certain tests.

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio: How To

It is important to ask and observe. Visit a studio and see how clean it is. Ask questions. Note … read more

The Most Effective yet Simple Decorations for Your Body Jewelry

Decorations for Your Body JewelryMany piercing jewelry pieces are made to be comfortable and practical. It is important to choose well-crafter, high-quality jewelry for your piercings because it is the only way to stay safe. You should never choose cheap, bad quality jewelry because it is not body-friendly and will probably cause problems.’

High-quality jewelry is not only made of safe materials but is also designed in a way that ensures safety and comfort.

However, that doesn’t mean that your jewelry has to be completely ordinary and plain.

Decorations for Your Body Jewelry

Here are some ideas on how to add something extra to your piercing jewelry while keeping it safe and comfortable:

  • Barbells with gems. One of the easiest ways to add something extra to your piercings is to choose barbells with gems instead of plain ones. While plain barbells are great and
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Jewelry Settings: Prong and Bezel

14K Gold 6 Prong Round Gem Set Fixed Ring

14K Gold 6 Prong Round Gem Set Fixed Ring

There are many different ways to secure the gem to the jewelry. The most basic ways is to simply glue the gem to the jewelry. Needless to say, this is a very bad method, but it’s used surprisingly often, especially to produce body piercing jewelry.

You should always avoid this type of jewelry and choose jewelry with a more secure way to hold the gems. This is achieved through various settings made on the jewelry with the purpose to hold the stones. The most popular of these are prong and bezel settings.

Prong Setting

Prong setting is the most popular of all jewelry settings used to secure the stone to the ring. Prongs are small metal tines made in on ring. The stone is put under the prongs and prongs … read more