Lip Stud vs. Ring

Lip Stud vs RingPeople who wish to get a lip piercing often wonder if it’s better to wear a stud or a ring in their piercing. The whole lip stud vs. ring dilemma is an old one and there is no definitive answer to it.

In reality, both are good but it is important to choose jewelry style that will suit you perfectly. Keep this in mind when deciding on the lip jewelry style for you.

Lip Stud vs. Ring: Basics

Lip studs (also known as labrets) and ring are the most popular lip jewelry styles. There are many different rings you can choose, such as Captive Bead Rings, screwball rings, seamless and segment rings, fixed rings, and more. Lip studs (labrets) on the other hand, are more uniform. However, this doesn’t mean that they are … read more

What is a Kink-Friendly Doctor?

kink-friendly-doctorThere are many reasons why you might need a doctor when engaging in exciting sexual activities. BDSM and some other sexual activities put you at a heightened risk of injuries, infections and some other problems. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice even before you engage in a certain activity. This is the only way to stay safe and to enjoy your chosen sexual activity.

A kink-friendly doctor is a medical professional who understands BDSM, kink and other types of sexual activities that may bring medical risks. Such a doctor can help you stay safe, and more. For example, a good kink-friendly doctor can examine you to tell you if it’s safe for you to engage in a certain activity. Such a doctor can help you avoid common pitfalls and problems associated with a specific activity. … read more

Things Your Piercer Can Tell You

Piercing DecisionsPiercings are very beautiful and rewarding. However, it is very important to choose the best piercer to do your piercing. You should never get a piercing from an amateur, and you should never get one in a non-studio setting. Professional piercers and reputable studios are a must when deciding to get a piercing, even the simplest one.

Your piercer is more than just a person who does your piercing. You can also use them for consultations or to ask numerous questions about your piercing. There are many things your piercer can tell you. They can also give you some great advice.

Things Your Piercer Can Tell You (That You Can’t Learn Otherwise)

Here are some of the most important things your piercer can tell you that you can’t learn otherwise. Remember, piercings are more than a simple information. Most of … read more

Numbing Creams for Genital Piercings: Yes or No?

~ Craige Faries

Ms. Jackson:

Why can’t lidocaine or similar topical anesthetic be used to reduce the pain of penis piercings?

Thank you!

numbing-creams-for-genital-piercingsMany people interested in genital piercings and other sensitive piercings wonder about the possibility of using a numbing cream or a topical anesthetic. This is understandable: genital piercings tend to be painful and people wish to avoid discomfort.

It is understandable that you are scared of the pain. While some people think that piercings are all about the pain, this is not necessarily true. There is nothing wrong about wanting to lower or avoid the pain during piercing procedure.

However, using numbing creams for genital piercings is not always the best way to go. While you may use them in some situations, it is important to be careful. Many times, it is best for you to … read more

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

Choose a Piercer for Genital Piercings

Genital JewelryGenital piercings are beautiful and very attractive. Not to mention that many of them are also functional, that is, they can enhance sexual pleasure for the wearer and their partner. It is therefore not surprising that genital piercings are more popular than many people think.

However, it is important to note that genital piercings are very specialized types of piercings. Since they are done on such a sensitive body part and since they are not as common as, say, earlobe or navel piercings, not all piercers are highly qualified to perform them. This is something you need to keep in mind if you want to choose a piercer for genital piercings.

How to Choose a Piercer for Genital Piercings

There are some common tips on how to choose the right piercer that you need to follow. All piercings, regardless … read more

How to Overcome the Fear of Piercing?

Piercing PainMany people have a fear of piercing. This fear can be about many different things. Some people are scared of piercing needles. Others are scared of pain. There are also those who don’t like the sight of blood or those who are scared they would faint.

Whatever the problem may be, know that you are not alone. There are many people who have a fear of piercing. This becomes a problem if you are scared of piercing procedure but you want to get pierced.

Here are some tips to help you conquer you fear of piercing:

Choose a Good Piercer

Choosing a good, knowledgeable piercer is essential even if you are not scared of piercings. It is important to pick a reliable individual to perform a piercing on you. If you have a fear of piercing, however, finding a … read more

How to Choose Your Next Piercing?

How to Choose Your Next Piercing?Are you a piercing enthusiast? Or maybe you are preparing to get your first piercing? Regardless of your experience with piercings in the past, getting a new piercing is always a big decision. It is important to know what you want and where you want your next piercing to be even before you book and appointment with your piercer. While sudden decisions work in some cases piercings do require a certain commitment so it’s always best to think a bit about where you want to have your next piercing done.

For some people, this decision is easy. They have a list of body parts they wish to pierce and they always know where their next piercing is going to be. But what if you are not sure? There are many people who know that they want a piercing, but don’t … read more

Piercing Problems: Swelling

Piercing Problems SwellingSome swelling after getting pierced is expected and should be seen as normal. Certain body parts tend to swell more than the others, so make sure to ask your piercer about it beforehand. In fact, it’s vital to be informed about all aspects of the piercing process.

However, excessive swelling is a warning sign you should not ignore. This is why it’s important to get pierced by an experienced individual and to monitor your new piercing carefully.

Swelling: When It’s OK and when It’s Not

Swelling happens after you get pierced. It’s almost unavoidable, so a bit of swelling is not a reason to worry. It’s also important to know that swelling depends on the piercing in question and your body. Some piercings simply tend to swell more than the others. However, it doesn’t mean that swelling should be prolonged … read more

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio

Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing StudioIn order for a piercing studio to be safe, it has to follow all the procedure requirements. This is particularly true for hygiene standards and sterilization. All the reliable studios will follow these procedures but sometimes it’s difficult to tell a good studio from the bad.

The main issue is that there are so many things that go behind the scenes. As a client, you will not be able to witness all the safety and sterilization measures in a studio. That being said, keep in mind that it’s your right to know that a studio is safe, and that you can request to see results of certain tests.

Checking Safety and Sterilization in a Piercing Studio: How To

It is important to ask and observe. Visit a studio and see how clean it is. Ask questions. Note … read more