Inserting Tunnels after Spirals: How To

~ Sarah Watkins

Once stretched with a spiral how do you get the tunnels in with out the hole going small again.

Stretching your earlobes or another piercing is a delicate thing. It is vital to be gentle, go slowly and use appropriate tools such as tapers and stretchers. Spirals are also good jewelry pieces for stretching your earlobes. However, you need to do it carefully and with care. A good thing with spirals is that you can stretch your lobes gradually. Inserting tunnels after spirals should not be difficult. While some people might have a problem with this, it is important to know that it is something you can typically do without much trouble.

Inserting Tunnels after Spirals: Potential Problems

Spirals are beautiful jewelry pieces you can use in your stretched earlobes. They are great because they are basically … read more

Can You Get the Industrial Earring with a Gun?

Can You Get the Industrial Earring with a GunEar piercings, particularly earlobe piercings, are so popular that you can get them almost anywhere. While other types of piercings are typically done only in special piercing studios, ear piercings can be done in malls and other non-professional places. However, just because you can get a piercing in a random shop doesn’t mean that you should. It is highly advisable to get your ear piercings in a reliable piercing studio.

Random Shops and Piercing Guns

Piercing guns are one of the worst things about random shops such as mall kiosks. While proper piecing studios use professional piercing needles to perform a piercing, people at a random shop use piercing guns. Piercing guns are often used for ear piercings and not just earlobe piercings.

Piercing guns are very bad for earlobe piercings but they become even more dangerous … read more

Benefits of Cartilage Piercings

Benefits of Cartilage PiercingsEar piercings are extremely popular and diverse. There are many different types of ear piercings to choose from. The most popular one is earlobe piercing but it is far from the only option. Those who wish to have something more unusual often opt for one of the numerous ear cartilage piercings.

There are many benefits of cartilage piercings you might be interested in. While these are not the only great piercings out there they are sure very interesting and attractive. If you want to have a stylish ear piercing it’s worth to consider cartilage piercings.

Benefits of Cartilage Piercings

There are many benefits of cartilage piercings. Here are the most important ones:

Cartilage Piercings are More Attractive

While earlobe piercings can be very beautiful they are also very common. It means that every second person around will have pierced … read more

Advice for Selecting the Right Size Tunnel Earrings

Flesh TunnelTunnel earrings, better known as flesh tunnels (or another variant, earlets), are among the most popular types of large gauge jewelry made specifically for stretched earlobes. Along with ear plugs, these jewelry pieces are amazing when it comes to stretched earlobe piercings. They are made to be comfortable even for the long-term wear and are often made to be very light so they don’t become a nuisance even if you have your earlobes stretched to very large gauges.

There is some confusion, however, on selecting the right size tunnel earrings. It is not always clear how to proceed here or how the gauge system actually works. Luckily, this is an easy thing to explain, once you understand a few key facts.

Proper Gauge Measuring

In order to get the proper size for your tunnel earrings, be it flesh tunnels, … read more

Inner vs Outer Conch

conch-piercingA Conch Piercing is one of the more unusual ear piercing types, even though it’s popular with some people. It is one of the cartilage piercings, which makes it a bit trickier to perform than earlobe piercings. Cartilage piercings also tend to be more painful. However, this is not a reason to give up if you really desire to have a Conch Piercing.

There is a certain confusion about Conch Piercings. Namely, there are two distinctive types of Conch Piercings: Inner and Outer Conch. People sometimes confuse the two and are unsure about their similarities and differences. If you wish to get one of those (or both!) you need to know which is which and what their main differences are.

Inner Conch Piercing

Inner Conch is by far the more popular variant. If no closer distinction is mentioned, chances … read more

The Top 5 Easy to Hide Piercings

Easy to Hide PiercingsAre you looking for some easy to hide piercings and piercing options? There may be many different reasons to hide your piercings, such as job, education and other factors.

Of course, the easiest way to go is to choose a piercing that is normally covered by clothes, such as a navel or a nipple piercing. Also, genital piercings are very easy to hide in everyday situations.

What about piercings located on the face and head, however? They are more difficult to hide. If you really wish to have some discreet facial and oral piercings, here is the list of the top 5 piercings that are easy to hide:

  1. Tongue Web

Tongue web piercings are performed on the thin piece of skin under the tongue. This tissue is also known as tongue frenulum. This is not the most … read more

5 Surprisingly Painless Piercings

1729pThere are some piercings that are known to be relatively painless.

Earlobe, for example, is known as probably the least painful piercings of them all.

However, there are some other piercings that are relatively painless or definitely much less painful than they look.

But let’s start with the easiest one:

Earlobe Piercing

Everyone knows this one is relatively easy to go through. Earlobe tissue is soft and not particularly thick, so it’s easy for a needle to go through. However, it’s always important to use a proper piercing needle for this procedure.

Never agree to be pierced with a gun! Guns are dangerous, unsanitary and can make the whole procedure much painful than what it’s supposed to be. Plus, no knowledgeable professional will want to use a piercing gun so if your piercer uses it, there is a good chance … read more

Are Ear Piercings Painful?

Ear Piercings PainfulEar piercings are generally considered to be the least painful of them all. Everybody knows about earlobe piercing. This is such a popular type of a piercing and fully socially accepted that it’s often not even considered a “real” piercing. It is also considered to be relatively pain-free. Even people who otherwise dislike piercings often have pierced earlobes.

The fact that earlobe piercing is done relatively easily and pain-free makes people believe that ear piercings are not painful in general. The truth is, there is a huge difference between a simple earlobe piercing and other ear piercing types. Some of ear piercings are actually more complex and painful. Cartilage piercings are known to be very sensitive. This is why it’s important to get informed about a particular piercing type you wish to get, to learn about the pain levels … read more

Ear Cartilage Piercing Problems and Solutions

Ear Cartilage PiercingWhen deciding on a cartilage piercing you wish to get, it’s important to take both positive and negative aspects of this piercing type. While ear cartilage piercings are very beautiful and rewarding, it’s important to know how to take a proper care of them.

What to Consider

Ear cartilage is very sensitive and can be damaged easily. For this reason, all cartilage piercings should be performed with caution. Choosing the right piercer is essential. You want someone who is familiar with this type of piercing and someone who will know how to perform the procedure in a correct manner. Needless to say, you will need to choose a good, reliable piercing studio to get your ear cartilage piercing.

Keep in mind that while they don’t seem complex, ear cartilage piercings are trickier than they may look. While they are not … read more

Anti-Tragus Piercing

Anti-Tragus PiercingAnti-tragus piercing is one of the common ear piercing types. While it’s not as popular as some other types (earlobe piercing, helix, or even tragus piercing), it is not a rare kind of a piercing. It means that you will easily find a piercer experienced enough to do this type of piercing correctly and to your great satisfaction.

Anti-Tragus Piercing Placement

Anti-tragus piercing is not really related to tragus piercing. Its name comes from the anatomical position: anti-tragus piercing is made on the specific fold of cartilage that is located opposite of the tragus, on the outer side of the ear.

It’s important to know that the size of this cartilage fold differs from person to person. Most of the people have an anti-tragus that is big enough to pierce. However, some people have anti-tragus that is too small … read more