What Are the Least to Most Painful Piercings?

Least to Most Painful PiercingsMany beginners wonder about the piercing pain. This is by far the most common fear many people have before getting pierced for the first time. It is not unusual for even the more seasoned piercing enthusiasts to worry about the pain. In many ways, this is normal and expectable. While some people enjoy the pain and excitement associated with getting a piercing, others hate the idea of it. People who are scared of piercing pain often wonder about the level of pain associated with numerous piercings. What are the least to most painful piercings you can get?

How to Measure Pain

One problem with the question about the least to most painful piercings is that it’s not always easy to tell how a person will react. Pain threshold and the way a person reacts are highly individual. Similarly, not everybody … read more

Why are Some Piercings Rare?

Fans of body modifications know that piercings can be incredibly varied. There are so many ways to create a piercing and pierce the body, with numerous body jewelry choices. It is therefore not surprising that there are so many different piercing types to choose from. Basically, almost any body part can be pierced. So why are some piercings rare?

Popular Piercings

Why are Some Piercings RareWhile it is true that a piercing can be created on almost any body part, in reality we encounter some popular and common piercing choices. Popular piercings include earlobe piercing, lip piercing, nostril piercing, eyebrow piercing, tongue piercing and navel piercing. These are the most popular piercings in the world.

Then there are less common but still very popular options, such as septum piercing, nipple piercing and various types of ear cartilage piercings. Stretched piercings, … read more

How to Make Graduate Lobe Piercings?

Graduate lobe piercings are a very attractive option for those who are bored with the standard earlobe piercing design. There are many different lobe piercing variations you can try, including the stretched lobes. Still, graduate lobe piercings may be the least extreme option. This is a good choice for those who want something classic and elegant. At the same time, it is more unique than the simple lobe piercing.

What are Graduate Lobe Piercings?

Graduate lobe piercingsGraduate lobe piercings, also known as graduated lobe piercings or simply graduated lobes, are a variant of the popular earlobe piercing. The standard lobe piercing is the most common piercing in the world. It is so popular that there are many people who do not consider this a true piercing at all (even though it is a real piercing).

However, the standard lobe piercing is not … 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

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

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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Earlobe Piercing Types — Even the Rare Ones!

 

Unique Earlobe Piercings You may think that earlobe piercings are dull and ordinary, but think twice. While the standard earlobe piercing may be simple, it is far from the only way to have a pierced earlobe. In fact, some earlobe piercing types are very effective and unusual, while some are verging on the extreme.

If you wish to have a piercing on your earlobe, don’t forget you have options. Here are the earlobe placements to choose from:

Standard

This is the most popular earlobe piercing type, and the most popular piercing in general. A simple piercing done on the earlobe is so common and socially acceptable that many people do not even count it as a “real” piercing type. For most people, this is the first piercing they’ve got and often the only piercing they’ll ever have.

It is easy to … read more

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 … read more

Is Earlobe Piercing a “Real” Piercing?

Circular_barbellFor many piercing enthusiasts and general public, earlobe piercings are not “real” piercings. These are often not considered piercings in the true sense of the word, even though there is no much difference between them and any other piercing type, if we talk in technical terms. However, the way earlobe piercings are perceived differ greatly to that of other piercing.

Pierced earlobes (usually considered as: “pierced ears”) are fully socially acceptable, particularly for women. They are fully accepted to the point of not being considered a body modification at all.

The Earlobe Piercing

Technically speaking, the earlobe piercing is just like any other body piercing. It is performed on the body by piercing a hole through the tissue. It is the same mechanism as any other piercing type. As such, earlobe piercings are real and true body piercings.

What … read more