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, … read more

Piercing Blowout

Piercing BlowoutOne of the worst things that can happen to you when you try to stretch your piercing is blowout.

This is a relatively rare thing, but you need to know that it can happen.

That’s why it’s so important to go slowly when it comes to stretching and be very responsible in this aspect.

What is a Blowout?

A blowout can happen when a piercing is stretched too fast. It usually happens when your piercing is not ready but you force it to stretch anyway. Typically, it occurs when you force a taper or a jewelry piece through your piercing to stretch it to a larger gauge.

What happens is that a piercing that’s not ready gets hurt. The skin from the piercing gets forcibly pushed through the piercing and it exits on the back o the piercing hole. As … read more

Stretching with Tapers: Things to Consider

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Economy Insertion Tapers

Stretching with tapers is a very common method for stretching your piercing. In fact, it is the most common method you can apply. Tapers are affordable and easy to use, so it’s not surprising many people decide to give it a go and use tapers to stretch their piercings.

Unfortunately, not everybody knows how to use tapers properly. It’s important to note that while tapers are very common and relatively easy to use, they are not always used in the optimal way. They may seem intuitive but there are also many mistakes you can make while trying to stretch your piercings using tapers.

In order to avoid all of these mistakes, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • To use this method properly, make sure to always insert the narrower end of the taper into
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