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

What is the Size of Nipple Rings?

What is the Size of Nipple RingsNipple piercings are extremely popular among both men and women. It is therefore not surprising that you can find many different nipple rings and nipple jewelry designs. Nipple jewelry pieces are varied and can be gorgeous, so you don’t have to go with a plain nipple ring if this is not what you want. When deciding to choose nipple jewelry for yourself, you need to take size into account. This is the only way to get a perfect fit. What is the size of nipple rings you should order? Are there some standard sizes? It is important to understand how nipple gauges operate in order to know what kind of jewelry to order.

Nipple Gauges

A gauge is the size of your piecing hole, piercing needles and your jewelry. “Size” here means thickness and diameter. The diameter of the hole … 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

Guide to One Flared Plugs

Ear plugs are among the most popular large gauge jewelry types for stretched earlobes. Along with flesh tunnels and earlets, ear plugs make a great choice for those who wish to have attractive and gorgeous jewelry in their stretched lobes.

There are a few common types of ear plugs and flesh tunnels: straight (without flares) and flared plugs. Straight jewelry is smooth and doesn’t have any flares so it’s easy to insert. Double-flared plugs and flesh tunnels have flares on both sides so they are more difficult to insert and remove.

However, these are not the only types of ear plugs you can get. There is also a rare type of a one flared plug.

What are One Flared Plugs?

Guide to One Flared PlugsOne flared plugs, earlets and flesh tunnels are something between the straight (no flare) jewelry … read more

Sex with a Prince Albert

Sex with a PAMany people with Prince Albert (PA) piercings wonder about sexual benefits this piercing can bring.

It is great to know that yes, PA piercing can be great for enhancing sexual pleasure, but there are some important things to keep in mind.

If you have a PA piercing or are wondering about getting one, it is important to understand what effect that can have for your sex life.

PA as a Functional Piercing

Prince Albert piercings are often considered to be functional piercings. That is, they enhance sexual pleasure and can be used for the purpose of improving sex for you and your partner. In fact, sexual benefits is the main reason people choose to get a PA piercing. The other common reason is the aesthetics.

In the case of a PA piercing, the combination of sexual and aesthetic … read more

Spirals for Stretching: Which Gauge to Use?

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so, when ordering spiral jewelry, which gauge would I order? I’m currently at an 8g and wanna go to a 6g, so would I order an 8g spiral or a 6g spiral?

Spirals for StretchingWhen choosing tapers and other stretching tools it is very important to choose the appropriate size. The same goes for jewelry made for stretched piercings: it is vital to order the appropriate size (gauge).

An appropriate gauge (size) should always match your existing piercing size, unless you wish to order a taper to stretch your piercing to a larger size. While it is possible to use a single taper for one-time stretch, many people choose to get a taper kit so they can stretch gradually to larger and larger sizes.

However, this is a rule for tapers and other stretching tools. What about jewelry that can double … read more

Removing Double Flared Plugs: How To

Opalescence Glass PlugDouble flared plugs and flesh tunnels are among the most beautiful jewelry types for stretched earlobes. These jewelry pieces look very attractive when inserted in your piercing. Even the simplest double flared ear plug, earlet or flesh tunnel looks great in your stretched earlobes, so it is not surprising that so many people choose these jewelry pieces for their piercings.

That being said, double flared plugs and other double flared jewelry pieces can be difficult to insert or take out. This is why you need to be very careful and to go slowly in order not to hurt your piercing or cause additional problems.

Potential Problems with Double Flared Jewelry

Double flared ear plugs, flesh tunnels and earlets are great not only beautiful but also very effective. Since they have flares on both sides, they don’t require O-rings to keep … 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

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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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