What is The Initial Healing Time?

Initial Healing TimeThere are some things you should expect after getting your piercing done. While most people are scared of piercing pain during procedure, it’s important to know that the procedure is just the first step. Once it’s done and you have your new piercing, the healing time starts.

It’s vital to understand how critical and important healing time is for the well being of your piercing and your health in general. This is why it’s important to perform aftercare carefully and to stick to all of the instructions proposed by your piercer.

The Initial Healing Time

The most critical time is the initial healing time. This time starts right after the procedure is done and lasts for weeks, depending on the piercing in question. Out of this time, the most dangerous are the first hours and days after getting your … read more

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

Ashley Piercing

AshleyAshley piercing is a lip piercing that is a variation of a more common vertical labret piercing. That being said, since vertical labret is also a relatively rare piercing, Ashley is considered a lesser common type of lip piercing. That being said, this is a very effective piercing type so there is no reason not to get one if you like how it looks.

Piercing and Placement

Technically speaking, Ashley piercing can be seen as an “inverse vertical labret”. With Ashley piercing, one of the ends of the jewelry (one bead) sits on top of the lower lip, while the other end of the piercing is inside the mouth. This is a variation of vertical labret piercing. With typical vertical labret, both ends of the jewelry sit outside of the body: one in the middle of lower lip and … read more

Piercing Care for New, Healing and Old Piercings

Healed Tongue PiercingIn order to enjoy your piercing to the fullest it’s important to take a good care of it. This goes without saying. Piercing care is important. Most of the problems associated with piercings, such as infections, migration or rejection can easily be prevented if you are responsible and know how to take care of your piercings and body jewelry.

My Piercing is New!

Aftercare is a crucial component of any piercing experience and should not be overlooked. Just because your appointment with your piercer is over doesn’t mean you should forget about your new piercing.

Because many people are scared of needles and fear the procedure might hurt they may feel completely relieved once it’s over. While you may relax a little keep in mind that the most crucial stage of any piercing process starts right after the … read more

Piercings: What to Expect

Piercings What to ExpectThere are some normal things you can expect from your piercing after getting the procedure done. All piercings go through several phases: initial healing time (right after the procedure), healing and healed piercing.

In order to take a good care of your piercing and avoid any problems it’s vital to know what to expect from your piercing at each of these stages.

After the Procedure

It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort right after having your piercing done. Swelling (localized on the spot around your new piercing), some bleeding, tenderness and light bruising are all normal and are not a cause for concern.

If you experience pain and other discomfort during the first hours after getting your piercing done, you can take a painkiller to ease the pain. Do not be concerned: this discomfort, swelling and … read more

Cleaning Solutions for Your New Piercing

H20cean Piercing Aftercare Spray

H20cean Piercing Aftercare Spray

Cleaning is an integral part of piercing care. When you get pierced, your new piercing will start to heal, and the healing process is crucial for the future of your piercing. If you want to have beautiful and attractive piercing (and, even more importantly, if you want your piercing to be safe and healthy) you need to follow aftercare instructions carefully and take a good care of your healing piercing. It’s also important to keep your body jewelry clean.

Cleaning is one of the most important things you need to perform during the aftercare. It’s very important to keep the piercing hygienic. It’s therefore important to have a quality, body safe cleaning solution for your piercings. You need to be careful: many commercial cleaning products are just not suitable for piercing care.

Good Cleaning Solutions

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Scarification Part 2: Branding

Scarification can be created by using many different methods. Branding is one of the most common methods used in creating a scarification body modification. There are different ways branding can be done by a professional.

STRIKE BRANDING: Strike branding is commonly used in livestock branding but practitioners of scarification sometimes use strike branding to create the body art scar. Heating a piece of metal up to the point that it burns the skin with generally second degree burns is how strike branding is done.  Although it is easier to have the design made out of a single piece of metal then heated and pressed on at once, the scar appears better in custom designs done using smaller metal sections with multiple burns. Strike branding does not leave the best scarring because sometimes the scar can be inconstant and the … read more

Scarification: Part 1 of 3

There are different spectrum’s of body modifications from the not so extreme like body piercings to the way extreme like scarification. Scarification is considered on the extreme side of body modifications because of its nature in intentionally scaring the body using different methods. The people who chose to do this use their human body as a live canvas to display a piece of artwork, thus scarification is not considered harming oneself.


In many cultures for many of years scarification has been used for spiritual or rite of passage purposes. In modern day cultures, some people still practice this ritual for spiritual or rite of passage purposes but most people use it as a pronounced statement about themselves. There are far more tattoo artist than scarification specialist because tattooing is more popular then scarification. Finding a professional to do the read more

Scarification Part 3: Cutting

Another way to do a scarification body modification is cutting of the skin. This cutting style is not to be confused with self cutting to deal with emotional pain; scarification cutting is only done for cosmetic purposes. Surgical blades are used to cut the skin in this type of scarification. When the professional uses the sterilized surgical blade to create a body modification, the lines are generally thin. The thin cuts that were done might not leave the desired scar the person was hoping for. Removing a portion of the skin in the body art is usually required to create a larger more predominate scar. Depending on how big the art piece being done is and how big of a scar is being desired, will determine how much skin will need to be removed.


Other Scarification Methods


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Popular Body Piercings and Their Healing Periods

What is the one thing that you really, really need to have if you are a piercing lover or considering getting one? Patience that’s what! There is no definite answer to how much the healing period is for you, but it is, in no way, a day or two. Different piercings have different healing time periods. While oral/facial piercings heal sooner, others take some time. It also depends on the piercee’s body and skin type and lifestyle.

The healing period is generally divided into two phases – Primary Healing and Full Healing. Full healing