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

Top 5 Rare but Easy Piercings

Top 5 Rare but Easy PiercingsThere are many different types of rare and unusual piercings. Some of them are very difficult to get and can lead to numerous problems. Many rare piercings are also very extreme, which is one of the reasons why they are rare and unusual in the first place.

However, there are some original piercings that are not too complicated to get. If you wish to have a more effective and original piercing than the simple and common piercing types, check out these 5 rare piercings that are also easy to get.

  1. Madison Piercing

Madison piercing is rare and unusual but not really extreme. It is a surface piercing done one the jugular notch. This is a place on the neck directly above the collar bones. It got its name after a pornstar who made this type of piercing … read more

Tips for New Piercings: What to Do If…

how-to-clean-your-nose-piercingFirst hours and days after getting your piercing done are crucial. This is when you should take special care of your new piercing so it can heal properly. Many people are unsure what to expect during this time, because even the normal, healthy piercings will show some warning signs during this period.

Here are some handy tips on what to do during this time.

Keep in mind that the healing time is long so you’re definitely not off the hook after the first few days. However, these first days are crucial for ensuring success with your piercings.

What To Do if…

… You don’t know how to clean properly

Many newbies do not know how to clean their piercings properly or how to perform adequate aftercare. This can be very detrimental to the health, so it’s important that you … read more