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 are that “Conch” will refer to Inner Conch piercing. Inner Conch is done on the specific part of the cartilage in the center of the ear, adjacent to the ear canal. There is a small cup-shaped area that is pierced.

This specific placement is characteristic of Inner Conch. All Inner Conch piercings are done on this cup-shaped cartilage area, or else the piercing in question cannot even be considered “Inner Conch”.

If the area is large enough, it is possible to have a large gauge Inner Conch piercing. However, the only way to achieve this is with a dermal punch. Cartilage piercings are almost impossible to stretch properly, so if you want to have a larger Inner Conch piercing it’s best to go with a dermal punch.

Outer Conch Piercing

Outer Conch piercing is a more unusual placement. It is performed on the flat part of the ear cartilage, ideally between the helix and the antihelix of the ear. The placement itself is tricky, because it has to be done on this specific spot to “count” as an Outer Conch piercing, or else it would be a simple Helix or Antihelix piercing.

In fact, these spots on the cartilage are located near each other so there is often some confusion whether the piercing in question is Outer Conch or not. Ideally, an Outer Conch piercing should be done on the cartilage but away from the rim/edge, unless you are going for a Helix piercing.

However, those who do not care about the names and simply want a piercing on this particular spot have nothing to worry about – you can simply tell your chosen piercer the exact spot where you wish to be pierced. You don’t need to know the name of the piercing or stress about getting it right.

Another way to perform an Outer Conch piercing is through dermal punching. This way, it is relatively easy to have a large gauge piercing in the cartilage, which would otherwise be very difficult (or impossible) to achieve.

Inner vs Outer Conch: The Verdict

As you can see, Inner and Outer Conch Piercings are very similar (hence the name), so it’s easy to confuse one for the other. Both are cartilage piercings done on the inner side of the ear, though Inner Conch is more so (as the name implies).

The main difference is the placement: Inner Conch has a very specific placement on the cup-shaped area near the ear canal. Outer Conch doesn’t have a special placement so there is more freedom when performing this piercing type.

Another potential difference is jewelry. Typically, Outer Conch allows for more space and freedom when choosing jewelry (for example, Captive Bead Rings), while the Inner Conch typically uses simple studs. However, this is not set in stone and there is always room for some experimentation.

Female Urethral Toys

Female Urethral Toys 1kitty kat: I’m having a hard time finding FEMALE sounding and catheter play equipment. Please send me links.

Female urethral stimulation may not be as popular or well-known as male urethral stimulation, but it exists. It exists and it’s as pleasurable and exciting as male urethral stimulation! All ladies who feel intrigued by this type of sexual pleasure can enjoy it to the fullest.

Unfortunately, there is not enough information about female urethral stimulation. Most of the articles and product recommendations are focused on men. This may leave many women confused about the subject. Some women may think that female urethral stimulation is impossible to achieve, while others struggle to find appropriate toys to fulfill their desire.

Here, we will outline some of the basic toys women can use to try urethral stimulation to the fullest. We will also mention some important rules one has to follow in order to preserve safety and full satisfaction.

Overview of Female Urethral Toys

Some women will find that they can use male urethral toys or universal urethral toys without a problem. In fact, most urethral toys are not labeled by gender, which means that they are not specifically made for men or women. In so many ways, this makes sense – a urethral toy is a urethral toy and in theory, it can be used by both men and women.

That being said, since female urethra is much shorter and somewhat tighter than male urethra, most women will need smaller and thinner urethral toys than those used by men.

You may think that starting with smallest toys is the only way to go. However, it’s important to know that longer toys are not necessarily bad for female urethral stimulation, as long as you don’t try to shove them too deeply into urethra. Typically, men use penis plugs for cock stuffing and sounds for deeper urethral stimulation, but many women find sounds to be more comfortable than penis plugs. This is because penis plugs are specially designed for penis use, while sounds are general urethral toys.

Therefore, the ideal female urethral toys will be shorter and thinner sounds, as well as smaller trainer toys (used for urethral stretching and training). When choosing a urethral toy for a woman, make sure it’s thin enough to accommodate the woman’s body.

Some recommended models and types of urethral toys suitable for women:

Full-Size Urethral Sounds:

  • Hank Sounds

    . These urethral sounds are among the shorter variants. They are typically made for urethral stretching so they come in smaller sizes and are suitable for beginners. They typically have a ridge at one point so you can use it as a stop marker to prevent you to go too deep. If you wish to try urethral sounding, it’s best to start with these.

  • Hegar Sounds

    . Hegar Sounds are among the safest urethral sounds on the market. Do not be intimidated by their length – they are among the most comfortable urethral toys. Just make sure not to go too deep. Depending on the size, these may be reserved for more experienced users.

  • Pratt Sounds

    . These sounds are a bit longer but are thin enough for women to use. If you want to go with Pratt Sounds, it’s best to choose Beginner’s Pratt Sounds since they are very thin. As with any other sound type, make sure not to go too deep. Depending on the size, these may be reserved for more experienced users.

Princess Albertina Piercing for Stimulating Urethra

Another interesting way to stimulate female urethra without toys is Princess Albertina piercing. This is a female genital piercing equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing. Princess Albertina passes through urethra and exits on the top of the vagina.

This piercing massages many sensitive spots inside urethra, so it can be very arousing. With Princess Albertina, you may be able to reach your urethra for stimulation just by rubbing your clitoris or by gently tugging on the jewelry.

In order to accommodate this piercing, a woman has to have large and wide enough urethra, so it’s ideal for those who have some experience with urethral stimulation.

Princess Albertina piercing can be very arousing but keep in mind that it increases the risk for urinary tract infections. It is therefore vital to consult a reliable piercer who is experienced at performing this type of piercings. You should also prepare for the possibility that the piercing might not work for you. However, if done correctly, it can help women stimulate their urethra.

How to Approach Urethral Stimulation

  • Once a woman is sexually aroused, the urethra enlarges and it’s easier to access it. This is why all women who wish to try urethral stimulation should strive to be aroused first. Once you are used to the feeling of urethral stimulation you can start from scratch, so to speak (begin a session with urethral stimulation without being previously aroused), but for beginners, the best and most comfortable way is to be aroused first. You can masturbate, have an intercourse or try some toys, but do not reach the orgasm. You need to be aroused and ready.
  • The urethral opening may seem very tiny, but it’s actually larger than it looks. It can definitely accommodate urethral toys, but they need to be properly lubed and you will need to train your urethra gradually. Do not expect great results from the first try (even though they can happen!) Start by simply inserting the tip of a toy to see how it feels. Later, go inch by inch by gently stretching your urethra. Make sure to use plenty of lube!
  • Many women claim that their most intense orgasms are during urethral stimulation and simultaneous clitoral stimulation. This is also the easiest way to ease yourself into urethral stimulation so make sure to always massage your clitoris during urethral play.
  • Urethral stimulation is fun but it carries a risk of urinary infections. To prevent this, you must always use only sterile toys. It is therefore best to use Surgical Steel urethral toys, since they can be properly sterilized. Make sure to take your time to sterilize your toys before each session! Also, after urethral play, don’t forget to clean your toys.
  • Everything used for urethral play: toys, lube, fingers, etc. has to be clean. Make sure to take precautions to stay safe.
  • Always, always use only toys specially designed for urethral use. This is the only way to go. Never attempt to insert any random object into your urethra. The toys are made to be used in this way and they accommodate the body perfectly. To stay safe and to prevent any potential injuries and other problems, use only special urethral toys.

Madison Piercing

Madison PiercingMadison piercing is a relatively rare piercing performed through the skin at the front of the neck.

At the same time, it is one of the more popular surface piercings, so it’s definitely not uncommon among body piercing enthusiasts.

Piercing and Placement

Just like any other surface piercing, Madison has a relatively high rate of migration and rejection. It is also a very sensitive piercing, so it’s important to perform careful aftercare in order to keep it as long as possible.

Madison piercing got its name after the porn star Madison Stone, who was the first person publicly associated with this piercing. However, Rasmus Nielson was the first person to actually have this piercing.

This piercing is placed horizontally at the jugular notch (base of the neck). Typically, this piercing is placed slightly above the collarbone.

The procedure is not complicated, but this piercing does carry certain health risks. First of all, the healing period is very long, so this is one of the things to keep in mind. There are also reports about Madison piercings that did not heal at all after one year. It’s clear this is a very sensitive piercing.

Another issue is a high rate of migration and rejection. Madison piercings that are not healed properly or those that migrate and reject will typically cause scarring. In order to prevent problems, it’s vital to perform adequate aftercare. In addition to regular cleaning it’s also important to avoid any kind of irritation that might lead to infections, migration and rejection.

In order to prevent irritations, it’s vital to choose proper placement. Madison piercings placed too low will get caught on clothes. On the other hand, if it’s placed too high it will cause tension on the tissue due to skin movement. That’s why it’s important to find a reputable piercer experienced with this type of piercing to ensure success and minimize problems.

Jewelry

A typical jewelry piece for Madison piercing, especially initial jewelry, is a surface bar. Some people choose to wear flexible barbells instead. In some rare cases, people choose Captive Bead Rings as initial jewelry, but this is not a good choice since CBR can lead to quick migration and rejection.

After the piercing is healed a different type of jewelry can be worn. While surface bars are always popular for this type of piercing, it’s also possible to wear Captive Bead Rings, as well as barbells of different kinds. Curved barbells tend to be particularly popular with Madison piercing.

Additional Info and Tips

  • Madison can be very effective but it’s important to heal it properly first. If you notice your piercing not healing it’s best to take jewelry out and retire the piercing before it causes further trouble.
  • In addition to migration and rejection Madison piercings can be dangerous in certain situations. For example, if you suffer a trauma on the neck it can cause impact damage. Keep in mind this piercing is located at a very sensitive spot.
  • In order to minimize migration and rejection risks it’s vital to wear softer jewelry or special surface bars as initial jewelry.
  • Jewelry for Madison piercing should be light in order to minimize pressure on your neck. Avoid overly complicated and richly decorated jewelry pieces on this piercing.

Piercing Tips You May Not Know

578tHere are some quick and handy piercing and aftercare tips you may not know. All of them will help you maintain a healthy and clean piercing.

Keep in mind: even the little things can make a difference between a successful piercing and a disaster!

Be Mentally Prepared!

In order to ensure the best and most comfortable experience at the piercing studio, you need to know yourself. What does it mean? You need to know what kind of company and circumstances will make you the most relaxed. For example, some people feel better and braver when they go with a trusted friend or a family member. Others feel more relaxed when they are alone. These are all individual choices and piercing studios are often happy to allow other people to be there with you. However, you need to know yourself enough to understand what kind of company you really need. Do not feel pressured to go with friends or to go alone if this isn’t what truly makes you relaxed.

The same goes for other arrangements, such as the time of the day, being chatty or being quiet, etc. If you know that some type of environment will be helpful to you, make sure to talk to your chosen piercer. Keep in mind that they might not be able to accommodate all of your wishes and requests: after all, their first and most important responsibility is your safety and proper piercing procedure. Other than that, however, piercers are typically happy to accommodate your needs and requests, so make sure to talk to them and arrange things before hand. In order for this to work, however, you need to know yourself well enough: you need to know what makes you relaxed.

Never Twist the Jewelry!

One of the most persisting misconceptions about new piercings is that the jewelry needs to be turned and twisted in order to prevent tissue to heal on the jewelry and trap it. While this advice may seem logical, it is actually dangerous to do any twisting, turning or any manipulation of your new piercing or jewelry. In fact, the best thing you can do is to simply leave your new piercing alone. The jewelry won’t get jammed inside the new piercing hole, so there is no need to twist it or turn it. However, it is vital to keep your new piercing clean and to apply a saline solution a few times a day. That will keep your new piercing clean and healthy.

But what about the scabbing, you ask? Some new piercings will produce small scabbing but most of it is just a small accumulation of fluid that a new piercing produces. The best policy is to clean your piercing regularly so the scabbing doesn’t form. If it does form, you can remove it carefully by using a cotton swab with a saline solution on the tip. Resist the urge to move and rotate the jewelry in order to break the scabbing! Always try to soften it using a saline solution and clean it that way. If scabbing persists, you should contact your piercer.

Do Not Overclean!

You may think that the best way to go with your new piercing is to clean it often. After all, you do want to keep your new piercing and jewelry clean. You may also think that cleaning often is the best way to prevent scabbing and other problems.

However, too much of a good thing is bad. While it’s important to clean your new piecing properly and to apply appropriate aftercare, a good approach is to know how to do it. Cleaning your piercing 20 times per day, for example, is not the best way to go. Nor is cleaning your piercing with strong, harsh solutions. Both of these approaches will lead to irritation and other problems, so they are not recommended in the long run. Remember: you should never overclean your piercing! Stick to the standard aftercare advice and do not clean your piercing more than a few times per day. Also, make sure to use only gentle solutions (saline solutions are the best).

Be Patient!

There is an important thing to understand about piercings and other body modifications: they are a great way to change your looks and to make a meaningful mark on your body. It is therefore understandable that you want to see the change immediately. However, there is one truth about most body modifications: it takes a bit of time to get to the look you wish to achieve.

What does it mean? In the case of piercings, it means that it takes some time until the piercing is healed. Only healed piercings are finished peircings you can enjoy properly: they look just how you want them to look and you can change jewelry freely. In the case of tattoos, it often takes some time and effort until they are done completely. In the case of other modifications, such as scarification or ball stretching, it takes time to achieve the desired effect.

In other words, body modifications take time before they look exactly how you want them to look. Which means you have to be patient with them. Do not rush things out and do not expect perfect results overnight. In fact, they will look great only if you take a proper care of them during the healing period. This is why you need to just be patient, perform care instructions carefully and wait until your piercing or body modification is ready.

Be Ready for Small Changes

When you get a new piercing, you need to be ready to accept small changes during the healing time. These changes include small discomfort or paying attention to things you usually don’t notice. For example, you may find it difficult to sleep in certain positions so you will need to find a way to keep your new piercing safe during night. Or you may need to wear loose clothing items in order not to put too much pressure on your new piercing. Those with ear piercings will need to make sure to keep their hair out of the way. More than anything, you need to be ready to dedicate some time every day to clean your new piercing properly.

Those are all small changes but they can be frustrating and tedious. It is not unusual for people to do it properly in the first week after getting a piercing but once the first swelling and discomfort is gone, they become lazy. Don’t be that person. Piercings take longer time to heal: weeks, sometimes even months. You need to be responsible and make the appropriate changes to your daily routine in order to accommodate your new piercing. This is the only way for your piercing to heal properly.

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 a result, you get a flap of skin or tissue hanging from the back of the piercing. That is what is considered a blowout.

This happens when a skin tunnel (called fistula) is forced on the back of the piercing through the pressure applied. This is what creates a lip around the edge of your piercing. This blowout may be very small initially, but it may grow significantly, especially if you continue to stretch your piercing even further.

A blowout is a huge aesthetic problem, but it gets even worse than that. Once you get a blowout you won’t be able to stretch this piercing further and it might affect the piercing completely so you won’t be able to wear any jewelry anymore.

A blowout can also cause further medical issues, such as tingling and discomfort. In some cases it can even lead to an infection. It’s clear a blowout is a nasty problem you don’t want to have.

Luckily, there is a way to remedy this problem. However, it’s important not to freak out and to be patient.

How to Treat a Blowout

One of the first things you can do is to downsize your piercing. The easiest way to achieve this is by inserting smaller jewelry (jewelry of the smaller gauge). This can help the blowout tissue to get reabsorb into the body so the problem is remedied. It is vital to replace the jewelry straight away or else the stretched piercing will heal in this blown-out shape. Once it’s happen it will be very difficult to remedy the problem.

In addition to this, it’s vital to make the tissue heal the best you can in order to remedy the problem. Wash your hands carefully and make sure to use only sterilized jewelry for your blown-out piercing. Use gentle saline solution to soak your piercing with a blowout in order to make it heal. This is similar to usual piecing aftercare, but it’s worth to keep the saline solution for longer. Make sure to use a cup with a saline solution that is tall enough to cover all of your piercing (in the case of stretched earlobes, make sure that the cup covers your whole ear). This is a good way to make your tissue heal and remove the bad effects of a blowout. Just make sure to use a new plastic cup every time you apply the saline solution.

In addition to this, you should also use plenty of oils to massage into your ear. The best oils to use are vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, emu oil, caster oil, tea tree oil, olive oil and coconut oil. Use the oil of your choice about 2-3 times per day. Rub it gently on the blowout and massage it. It’s best to use it when the blowout is new and fresh, so it’s important to start doing that straight away.

While you’re doing this cleaning and rubbing the oil, make sure to observe your piercing to see how it’s doing. Notice the shape and size of the blowout and see if it’s getting better. It should show the signs of healing after several days. If it stays red and swollen or if it hurts, you should seek medical help.

Whatever you do, do not attempt to stretch your piercing again until your blowout is gone and your piercing is fully healed. It’s important to be patient. It will take about one month before you can attempt to stretch your piercing again.

Types of Cock Rings

3/4 Wide Cock Ring

3/4 Wide Cock Ring

There are several popular types of cock rings you can use. Generally speaking, cock rings can be classified based on material and design.

Cock rings are excellent sex toys that can make your erections rock-hard, make your penis more sensitive and improve your performance.

For the best experience it’s important to know which kind of cock ring to use.

Cock Ring Materials

Cock rings are made of numerous materials. There are two major material groups: soft and hard. Soft rings are made of light, often elastic, materials such as rubber or silicone. Hard rings are made of sturdy materials, typically metals. These two cock rings types are made to achieve the same thing (erection enhancement), but to a different degree.

  • Soft cock ring materials typically include rubber and silicone, though these rings can be made of other materials. Leather cock rings are also classified in this group, even though they are not as elastic as rubber or silicone. These rings have advantage that they are softer and more comfortable and thus suitable for beginners and those who prefer lighter pressure. On the other hand, the effect is not as pronounces as with sturdy cock rings.
  • Hard cock ring materials are sturdy, typically metals, though there are some wooden cock rings and hard rings made of other materials. These cock rings are made for more advanced users and they cannot be worn for a prolonged period of time (unlike soft cock rings). However, the experience is more intense and the effect more pronounced so there are many men who prefer these cock rings. If you wish to wear a metal cock ring, make sure it’s made of a body-friendly metal to prevent any allergies or other risks. Also, keep in mind that metal cock rings and other hard rings can only be worn for 20 minutes to half an hour the most before you have to take them off.

Cock Ring Designs

The basic cock ring design is simple: it’s a ring made of a soft or a hard material made to be worn around penis or testicles. Typically, a cock ring is worn around the base of the penis but other placements are also possible. For example, a glans ring is worn under the glans (penis head). Glans rings and penis rings are usually same in design, but some variations may be encountered depending on the ring used.

Triple cock rings are designed to stimulate various erogenous zones at once. These toys consist of three interconnected rings positioned at angles that allow a man to wear the toy around the penis and testicles at the same time. These rings, just like other types of multiple cock rings (such as penis spines) provide much stronger stimulation than single rings.

Cock rings can also be made with additions designed to provide more stimulation for wearer and his partner. For example, vibrating rings have an integrated vibrating bullet or another small device that provides stimulation. Another way to enhance the functionality of a cock ring is to adapt the design to stimulate the wearer’s perineum or other sensitive zones or to stimulate the wearer’s sexual partner during intercourse.

Cock Rings with Other Toys

Another great way to use a cock ring is to integrate it with another sex toy. While it’s always fun to use a cock ring in a combination with another adult toy, these toys are specially designed to include both a cock ring and another toy so they make a unique pleasure device.

Cock rings and glans rings are particularly popular with penis plugs and other urethral toys. When attached to a penis plug, a glans ring has two purposes: to keep the penis plug in place and to provide additional stimulation during use.

Similarly, an anal toy may come with a cock ring attached to provide simultaneous massage to several erogenous spots. This is a great way to get some intense anal stimulation and to experience what it means to wear a powerful cock ring.

Stretching with Tapers: Things to Consider

Economy Insertion Tapers

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 the piercing first. This is your current gauge and the taper will gradually widen to the new, larger gauge. Never use a wide end of a taper first!
  • You need to go slowly and gently. Push the taper in until you reach the wider end. This should not be painful even though you may feel a bit of discomfort. When you reach the wider end, stop. Take your new jewelry and line it up with the wide end of the taper. Only then you should push the rest of the taper through your piercing. Make sure to keep the jewelry aligned with the wider end of the taper so you can push the new jewelry in, too.
  • Once you’re done you have stretched your piercing to a larger gauge. Make sure there’s no blood and no cuts or tears. If everything is fine, it means you’re done.
  • Tapers are specially designed for stretching and should not be worn as body jewelry. While they may look stylish and unique, keep in mind that they are not made to be worn as jewelry, especially not for a prolonged period of time. This is particularly true for acrylic tapers.
  • In order for this process to work, make sure to never skip gauges (sizes). It’s vital to go gauge by gauge. This is why it’s so important to use all of the tapers in a kit or to order individual tapers of all sizes, one by one.
  • When stretching, it’s important to be patient. Never stretch your piercing before you give it a time to heal after the previous stretching. You should never “jump” to stretch to yet a bigger size quickly.
  • Generally speaking, you should wait at least a few weeks before two sizes (gauges). It means that you need to use a new taper every several weeks or so (or once per month only, depending on your piercing and the way it heals).
  • In order to make the whole process smoother and easier, use a drop of lubricant. Apply lubricant to both your ear (or the body part where piercing is located) and the taper. In some cases you might even want to lubricate the jewelry.
  • Keep in mind that tapers are ideal for smaller gauges and this is where they work the best. “Smaller” here means anything under 00, which is still large enough for many people. However, if this is not what you want and if you wish to stretch to at even larger gauges it’s better to use a different method for more gradual and problem-free stretching.

Choosing a Taper

When choosing a taper, pay attention to:

  • Size to use. The size of the taper to use will directly depend on the gauge you have and the gauge you wish to achieve. Most piercings start at very small gauges (think 18 gauge or 16 gauge), so even stretching to 14 gauge requires a taper to be used. (Or another method, of course, but tapers seem to work the best). In order to use tapers properly, you need to know your current gauge at all times.
  • Material. Tapers come in many different materials. Acrylic tapers are flexible and comfortable, so they provide a better stretching experience. On the other hand, Surgical Steel tapers are more secure. They can be autoclaved, which makes them more body-friendly.
  • Shape. While tapers have a general shape there are certain variations between different designs. Some tapers have a special smooth finish to make stretching process more comfortable. Others offer a special way to connect jewelry to the taper securely and thus make the whole process easier. Other tapers are specially designed to slide in and out with least force. You need to know of different shapes and designs in order to be able to choose the best taper for yourself.

After Stretching

  • Always treat any stretched piercing as a new, fresh piercing. Guess what? This is exactly what a stretched piercing is. Luckily, the healing time for this sort of piercing is shorter than for the original piercing, but you should still treat it as a new piercing.
  • As a new piercings, newly stretched piercings require aftercare, at least in the first couple of days. Clean them twice per day with a saline solution or another appropriate product. Do not use harsh chemicals on your newly stretched piercings!
  • You may also try sea salt soaks to treat your newly stretched piercing.
  • If you notice any pain or discomfort after stretching, make sure to pay attention. In case of an infection or another problem, seek medical help. Stretched piercings typically do not cause so much trouble, but you need to be aware of the risks.

Top 5 Simplest Piercings

First PiercingNewbies often wonder about the best first piercing placements for beginners.

If you don’t have any piercings yet, or if you only have a few, you might wonder what is the best piercing type for newbies.

In other words, what is the best first piercing?

Here is a list of top 5 first piercing suggestions. These piercings are simple, relatively painless and typically risk-free, which makes them great choices for newbies.

  1. Earlobe

Earlobe is a logical first step for most people. A regular earlobe piercing is so socially acceptable that it’s popular even among people who dislike other piercings. In fact, it is considered so mainstream and inoffensive that it’s often not even counted as a “real” piercing.

Despite this reaction from the public, earlobe piercings are real piercings just like any others. Therefore, they should be treated as any other piercing, with the same aftercare instructions and approach to procedure. Meaning: it’s important to get pierced at a real piercing studio and it’s vital to be pierced by a professional using a piercing needle. Never allow to be pierced with a piercing gun or by a someone who is not a professional piercer. Keep in mind: earlobe piercings may be relatively simple and painless but they should be treated like real piercings.

That being said, earlobe piercings make an excellent choice for a first piercing because of several reasons. They are simple and quick, so they do not cause much pain or discomfort. They are also very popular and, as stated above, socially acceptable. It means you can try piercings without much risk. If you are interested in piercings it is recommended to start with earlobes even if this is not your most desired piercing type. An earlobe piercing will help you prepare for the whole experience better than going with a more extreme piercing first.

  1. Nostril

Another light and simple piercing you can get without much trouble. While not all nose piercings are painless and easy, a simple nostril piercing is a good choice for newbies. It is not particularly painful so it makes for a relatively easy experience.

Another advantage to nostril piercings is that they tend to be small and discreet. If you wish to have piercings other than those on your earlobes, starting with something small makes sense. Nostril piercings are easy to hide, which is yet another advantage of this piercing type.

  1. Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercings are very stylish and popular. The best thing is that they are not complicated to perform, which makes them a good choice for those who wish to get piercings but want to start with something simple enough.

One thing to remember about eyebrow piercings is that they are actually surface piercings. In fact, they are the most popular surface piercings in the world. It makes for a simple and relatively painless procedure, but it also means these piercings are not permanent. While not all eyebrow piercings will migrate or reject, this is one risk associate with this piercing type, so it’s important to pay attention to that.

  1. Navel

Navel piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world. They make a perfect candidate for a first body piercing. If you wish a piercing that is not on your ears, navel makes a great place for a simple yet very effective piercing. It is therefore not surprising that many newbies choose this piercing type.

Navel piercings are great because they are typically easy to perform and maintain. Another huge advantage is the number of different jewelry styles you can choose to wear in your belly button piercing. Curved barbells are standard jewelry types for navel piercings, and many of them are very richly ornamented. On the other hand, you may choose a different jewelry style, such as a circular barbell or a Captive Bead Ring.

  1. Other Ear Piercing (not cartilage)

Ears make a good placement for beginner piercings. While earlobe is the obvious choice, some other placements are very popular with newbies. You may opt for a helix piercing or for a more unusual placement such as a rook or a daith piercing.

There are some words of warning, though. If choosing an ear piercing that is not located on the earlobe, make sure you are familiar with the exact type of the piercing you want to get. Keep in mind that ear cartilage piercings may be painful, so proceed with caution. That being said, ear piercings, especially when they are done at smaller gauges, are very popular and a good choice for newbies.

Nasallang Piercing

Nasallang PiercingNasallang is a special nose piercing made horizontally through the nose. It is also called a “tri-nasal” piercing since it goes through three points on the nose.

Despite this complexity, a nasallang is considered to be a single piercing.

This is one of the rarer nose piercing types.

Piercing and Placement

Nasallang piercing is made out of three different piercing holes performed on the nose. One is made on the right nostril, the other on the left nostril and final on the septum. All these holes are treated as a single piercing and they use the same jewelry piece.

This is a horizontal piercing that goes through the nose, from one nostril through the septum to the other nostril. It can be understood as a pair of nostril piercings and a septum piercing combined into a single piercing.

Nasallang can be understood as a sort of an Industrial piercing, only through the nose instead of the ear. It is also similar to Ampallang – horizontal penis piercing.

This piercing was publicized by Cliff Cadaver in the 1990s. This piercing was first seen on Bobby Brady.

Jewelry

A Nasallang piercing is connected by a single jewelry piece. Typically, nasallang uses on straight barbell as jewelry. The barbell has to be long enough to accommodate all three holes (both of the nostrils and septum piercing).

Therefore, it’s best to use long, Industrial barbells for Nasallang piercing. After all, nasallang is a type of Industrial piercing, so Industrial barbells are best to be used for this piercing type.

Additional Info and Tips

  • Nasallang is typically made low on the nostril, since the same jewelry piece has to go through both the nostrils and septum. However, placement varies from person to person and depends on the individual anatomy.
  • Even though Nasallang connects three piercing holes, it will look like two nostril piercings on the outside, since the septum part of the piercing and jewelry will typically not be seen.
  • Nasallang is usually performed all at once (all three holes at the same time), though it can be performed one by one (doing one hole at a time). Doing one hole at a time is not recommended since placement has to be perfect to connect Nasallang into a single piercing, and small migrations can happen. For this reason, it’s best to perform all three piercings at the same time.
  • Since there are three holes to heal it takes this piercing a bit longer to heal than nostril and septum piercings individually.

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 popular piercing out there, mainly because it is hardly visible, unless the person truly wants to show off the piercing. However, the fact this is a difficult to see piercing also helps it with hiding. In other words, this is probably the easiest piercing to hide, if you do not count piercings that are normally covered by clothes.

  1. Smiley

Smiley is another unique oral piercing that is also easy to hide. It is performed on the thin web of skin that connects the upper lip with gums. This tissue is very thin and easy to piece, so it’s considered one of the easiest piercing types out there. The main downside to this piercing is the fact that it’s not really visible – in fact, the only way to see it is if the person smiles widely (hence the name). However, this downside can work to your advantage if you with to have a piercing that is easy to hide. Smiley can be worn without a problem and chances are that nobody will notice it.

  1. Septum

Septum piercing is probably the easiest facial piercing to hide. You may think it’s a very obvious piercing, since it’s placed in the middle of your face, but the placement itself allows for easy hiding. All you really need is an appropriate jewelry. See, the easiest way to hide a septum piercing is to simply turn the jewelry up your nose. Just turn it up so the ends of the jewelry sit inside your nostrils. When done this way, septum jewelry is almost invisible, so this is definitely a good piercing to choose if you need something that is easy to hide. However, make sure to wear a jewelry piece with open ends, such as a circular barbell. Fully closed jewelry pieces, such as Captive Bead Rings, are not good for this purpose.

  1. Tragus

Tragus is probably the easiest ear piercing to hide. It is done on the part of cartilage just in front of the ear opening. There is a little flap that can accommodate small jewelry. It makes tragus piercing very discreet, especially if you wear jewelry that is not too flashy or ornamented. Also, tragus piercing is easy to hide with hair. All you need to do is to cover it with a bit of hair, and the best thing is that it’s so small it can be covered even if your hair is in a ponytail. It makes it a very convenient ear piercing to hide.

  1. Tongue

You may think of a tongue piercing as a very prominent one, but it’s actually pretty well-hidden. It does not really show much when you talk, so it’s easy to miss, especially if you don’t wear large or colorful jewelry. In fact, the main reason this type of piercing is spotted is because people have a slight lisp during the healing time (especially in the first few days). So it’s actually the lisp and not the piercing itself that might give it away. The tongue piercing itself, however, is relatively easy to hide, so this is definitely one of the more popular piercings you might want to get if you need a piercing you can hide easily.