Are Professional Piercers Allowed to Pierce Pregnant Women?

are-professional-piercers-allowed-to-pierce-pregnant-womenMany women who are pregnant wonder about the possibility of getting a piercing while pregnant. Is this safe? Are professional piercers allowed to piece pregnant women? What are risks and problems associated with piercings during pregnancy?

If you are pregnant and thinking about getting a piercing, these are some of the important questions to think about. It is absolutely vital to ensure safety of you and your unborn child, which is why it is important to think about any possible risks and problems.

Piercings and Pregnancy

Piercings are not the best idea to do while pregnant. Some older, well-healed and established piercings will not be affected by pregnancy, but it is highly advisable not to get any new piercings while pregnant.

The procedure itself is not the main problem, especially if you choose a light, simple piercing. … read more

Navel Ring Placement

navel-ring-placementNavel piercing is one of the most popular piercing types in the world. Both men and women can enjoy this piercing type. However, there are more ladies with belly button piercings than there are men. Nevertheless, this is a great piercing that people enjoy regardless of gender.

In order for navel piercing to be completely enjoyable and successful, the piercer has to make a correct placement. While it seems easy to achieve, it is still something that requires a lot of professional practice and experience. It is therefore important to choose the right piercer for the job.

Navel Ring Placement Basics

The first thing that you need to know about navel ring placement is that the piercer doesn’t pierce the navel itself. While certain variations of a belly button piercing go through the navel itself, regular piercing doesn’t go through … read more

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Popular Piercings

Navel piercingThere are some very popular piercing types that many people choose for themselves. Piercings such as earlobe, navel, eyebrow, tongue, nostril or labret piercings are among the most common body piercings in the world.

Since they are so popular, it means that there are always many people who have the same piercing. It may make these piercings more ordinary and less unique than some other piercing types.

However, common piercings have some important advantages so there are many reasons to choose popular piercings for yourself.

Here are some of the most important reasons to choose popular piercings:

  1. Experienced Piercers

If a piercing is popular, then it means there are many piercers who know how to perform it and who have at least some experience with this piercing type. Remember, you should not look for a … 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

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

Navel Piercing Types

Navel PiercingNavel piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. While it’s mostly popular among women there are also many men who like this piercing type and visual effect it can achieve.

While a typical navel piercing is the one done through the upper rim of the navel, it’s important to know that this is just one of the possible placements for this piercing type. In fact, there are many different placements and navel piercing types you can get.

Typical jewelry for most navel piercings is a curved barbell, though there are other jewelry choices that can be used, such as Captive Bead Rings and other types of rings. Sometimes, the jewelry choice will depend on the navel piercing type you choose to get.

Piercing Types

Here are the most common navel jewelry types:

  • Regular navel. What is
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Navel Jewelry Sizing

Navel Piercing SizeIn order to be fully satisfied with your navel piercing, it’s important to wear jewelry of the appropriate size. It means you need to ensure proper fitting.

Here are some tips on how to choose navel jewelry of the right size:

Things to Keep in Mind

Typical navel jewelry is 14 gauge. This is the gauge most people are pierced with so jewelry in this size is very common. However, other gauges are also possible so do not assume your belly button piercing is 14 gauge if you are unsure. It’s important to know the exact size you are pierced with to ensure a good fit.

When it comes to length, there are some common sizes. Typical navel jewelry is a curved barbell, so the length discussed here applies to this jewelry type. Most common navel jewelry is a … read more

Common Problems with Navel Jewelry

Navel PiercingNavel piercings are among the most common piercings in the world. Most people don’t have any problems with their belly button jewelry, but sometimes there is discomfort caused by jewelry or improperly performed procedure.

Keep in mind that in order to enjoy your navel piercing, you need to get a proper fit for your navel jewelry. Most of the time, people who report problems with their belly button piercing actually have issues with inadequate jewelry or improper procedure.

In order to prevent these issues, it’s important to wear only appropriately fitted belly jewelry and ensure that your jewelry suits your piercing perfectly.

Common Problems

Here are some common problems you may face that will make it difficult to find a proper fit for your piercing:

  • Angle and depth of your navel piercing
  • Improperly sized jewelry
  • Bad jewelry (cheap jewelry
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Vertical vs Horizontal Piercings

Vertical and Hortizontal PiercingsMany times you will hear piercings referred to as “horizontal” or “vertical”. While these terms may sound intuitive, it’s not always clear what they mean. The confusion becomes even bigger when you take jewelry into account.

Many jewelry pieces are made for only one style of piercing (vertical or horizontal) and they simply don’t look great in the other type. Even worse, certain jewelry types can’t be used for a style of piercing they are not made for.

In order to avoid confusion and to be able to tell a difference easily, it’s important to understand the difference between vertical and horizontal piercings.

Piercing Direction

Whether a piercing will be considered horizontal or vertical depends on its direction and position on the body. This is true for both the piercing hole (the direction of the needle) and jewelry worn in … read more

Inverse Navel Piercing

Inverse Navel Piercing For those who enjoy navel piercings but would like to have something more unique, an inverse navel piercing may be the best solution. Navel piercings are beautiful, classy and made to draw attention to your belly. An inverse navel piercing is no different.

The best thing about this piercing is that it can fit any style and outfit. There are many different jewelry options you can use for an inverse navel piercing, from simple rings to richly ornamented curved barbells, so you don’t have to worry about your jewelry options being limited.

An inverse navel piercing is a great way to try something new while still getting a stylish, popular piercing type. Inverse belly button piercing is just that – a navel piercing with a twist!

Inverse Navel Piercing Style

An inverse navel piercing is very easy to perform. … read more