Aftercare Dos and Don’ts

Piercing AftercareAftercare is crucial for your new piercing.

You need to perform aftercare properly in order to speed up the healing process and prevent problems such as infection, migration or rejection.

Here are some quick tips on what to do and what to avoid during the healing time:

Dos

  • Make sure to clean your new piercing with a mild solution. Saline solution is the best way to go.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Unclean hands increase the risk of infection and other problems.
  • Speaking of which, the only time you should touch your piercing is to clean it. It should be left alone at all other times.
  • Aftercare success and healing depend a lot on your health. In order to speed up the healing process and to prevent infections and other problems,
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Daith Piercing

Daith PiercingDaith Piercing is an ear piercing made on the innermost fold of the cartilage.

While it’s not one of the most popular ear cartilage piercings it’s common enough that most reputable piercing studios and piercers can perform it without a problem.

The Piercing

Daith piercing was first performed in 1992. It was created by piercer Erik Dakota and his client, who named the piercing “da’at” (“knowledge” in Hebrew). It was popularized in Fakir Musafar’s Body Play Magazine and it became one of the most unique ear piercing types.

Daith is characterized by its placement. Since the pierced area is small, there are not many variations of the placement. It has to be done on the innermost cartilage fold, right above the ear canal.

While it’s not a highly complex piercing, Daith poses some challenge and a lot of skill … read more

Vertical Lobe Piercing

Vertical EarlobeVertical lobe piercing is an earlobe piercing in which the jewelry is positioned vertically. This placement is unusual for a lobe piercing, so it attracts attention. A great thing about vertical lobe piercing is that it’s done on the earlobe, which is easy body part to pierce, but it’s still relatively rare and more unusual than a regular earlobe piercing.

This is an easy way to get a unique piercing without having to go for a painful or impractical body part to pierce.

Placement and Procedure

Vertical lobe piercings are similar in many ways to the regular lobe piercings. At the same time, there are some notable differences. A vertical lobe piercing is done on the earlobe, just like the regular lobe piercing. However, while the regular earlobe piercing goes from front to back of the earlobe, … read more

Why Choose Gold Jewelry for Your Piercings?

Gold Jewelry for Lip PiercingsGold is certainly among the most popular body jewelry materials.

In fact, some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces you can use in your piercings are made of gold.

It is therefore not surprising that gold is such a common material for body jewelry or that there are many jewelry pieces made of gold.

Gold for Body Piercing Jewelry

Gold is a noble metal that looks really beautiful so it is not surprising that it’s often chosen for jewelry of all kinds, not just piercing jewelry. It is also highly valuable, which ads a bit of luxury to jewelry made of this metal.

If you wish to wear jewelry made of gold, it is important to always choose the type of gold that is safe to use in body piercings. This is why it is so vital to … read more

Help! I Started Hating My Piercings

Help! I Started Hating My PiercingsFor many people, piercings are deeply personal, and for a reason. They are an expression of one’s individuality and style. It is therefore not surprising that so many people care about their piercings a lot. For many people, their piercings are showing the world who they are as people.

For these reasons, it is not unusual to get into a situation of not being satisfied with your piercings anymore. Perhaps your style changes. Maybe you just don’t see yourself as a person with these specific piercings. Or maybe you simply feel like you have outgrown your piercings. Then what?

Identify the Source of the Problem

“Help! I started hating my piercings!” If this happens to you, the first thing you should do is to identify the source of the problem. There may be many different reasons why you suddenly … read more

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection

Surface PiercingSurface piercings are beautiful and can be very attractive. There are also many different types of surface piercings you can get, so they allow you to express your creativity and unique tastes. One great thing about surface piercings is that they allow you to pierce even body parts that cannot be pierced by standard piercing methods. On the other hand, surface piercings are more sensitive than the regular piercings. They are more prone to problems such as migration and rejection, so they are not as long-lasting as the regular piercing types. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to have a surface piercing.

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection: The Problem

One of the main problems with surface piercings is that they are very prone to problems. It is one of the main reasons why they … read more

Who Can Get a Foreskin Piercing?

Foreskin Piercing A foreskin piercing is one of the easiest and most basic male genital piercings. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a common piercing. On the contrary, it is one of the unusual genital piercings and a rare thing to see. Of course, this doesn’t mean you cannot get a foreskin piercing if this is what you find appealing.

Can I Get a Foreskin Piercing?

Foreskin piercings are easy to perform. They are almost painless and heal very quickly. Despite these benefits, they are among rare genital piercings for men. The truth is, not all men are anatomically suited to accommodate this piercing, despite the piercing itself being very basic and easy to perform.

Foreskin piercings can be done only on men who are not circumcised. That one is easy to understand, but keep in mind that having a … read more

Horizontal Tongue Piercing Guide

Horizontal Tongue PiercingHorizontal tongue piercing is a piercing done horizontally through the tongue. This is a relatively rare placement, much rarer than the standard vertical tongue piercing. As such, it is more unique and can attract a lot of attention. At the same time, this piercing goes through a lot of tissue so it is more sensitive and painful than the regular (vertical) tongue piercing.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing: Placement and Procedure

This piercing is done horizontally across the tongue at a point that piercer finds the best and the client likes the most. There are many different placements possible: horizontal tongue piercing can be done at different parts of the tongue. However, it is vital to choose a placement that will not interfere with normal talking and eating, or other normal tongue functions. Since this is a large piercing that goes … read more

Classic Cock Piercing

PAMany people are interested in penis piercings and other male genital piercings.

While these piercings are generally considered rare and extreme, there are actually more of them than people think. In other words, if you wish to have a cock piercing you are definitely not alone.

What is a Classic Cock Piercing?

Since penis piercings and genital piercings are more popular than people think, it is not surprising to learn that some of them are already considered “classic”. These piercings are among the most common genital piercings and typically the first genital piercings that people get. However, this is not a general rule. After all, different people have different preferences so it is not unheard of that a person gets a rare or a more extreme piercing as their first genital piercing.

That being said, there are some common … read more

How to Prevent Overcleaning?

Facial PiercingsOne of the main misconceptions about piercing aftercare is that you need to clean your new piercing very often. After all, it may seem logical: in order to keep your piercing sterile and cleaned, you need to use the saline solution or another cleaner as often as possible.

However, it doesn’t go like this. While it is important to keep your new piercing clean and to perform proper aftercare, you need to keep in mind that cleaning way too often can bring more harm than good. In fact, overcleaning is one of the main mistakes you can make when it comes to piercing aftercare.

So, how to resist the overcleaning? Here are some tips to help you avoid this mistake:

How to Prevent Overcleaning: Tips

  • Be informed. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell how much cleaning is good and
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