Self-Piercing: Safe or Not?

Self-PiercingSelf-piercing is a form of DIY body modification. It basically means to perform a piercing on yourself, all by yourself. Most of the time, self-piercing refers to the practice of non-professional people performing piercings on themselves. Teenagers are often the ones who are most interested about this practice.

Needless to say, while it is technically possible to do a self-piercing, it is a very dangerous thing and not something experts recommend. Those who are not professionals don’t have the skills or the tools needed to perform piercing in a safe and proper way. While it is not possible to prevent anyone from attempting to do a self-piercing there are many reasons why this is not something that should be encouraged.

 Is Self-Piercing Safe?

There are always some people who claim that they know how to do a self-piercing without a … read more

How to Check a Studio’s Piercing License?

~ John

I found it interesting that the article mentions that you should check the body piercing shop’s licensing. I don’t really have any knowledge about the body piercing process, but my girlfriend wants to get a lip ring. She doesn’t really have any prior experience getting pierced either, so I’ll be sure she checks the licensing of a shop before getting her piercing done there.

Piercing LicenseMany people looking for new piercings understand the importance of choosing a good piercer and a reputable piercing studio. After all, piercing involves creating holes in the tissue and it comes with numerous health risks. The more complex a piercing is, the higher the risk that something might go wrong. In order to minimize these risks it is important to use only professional piercing services. It means that you need to choose only reputable … read more

Piercing Aftercare for Germ Freaks

~ Ivy Baker

Body piercing isn’t something I know a lot about. But I have been thinking about getting a few lately. I liked that you pointed out that you should only clean your piercing the exact amount of time you are told to. I am a germ freak and would want to clean it even more than suggested so that is good to know.

Piercing AftercareIt is very important to get informed about all aspects of body piercings before you decide to get your own piercing. There are many people who rush into this without thinking, which is a bad way to go.

Piercing aftercare is one of the most important aspects of piercing care so it is good to be informed about it before you get your piercing.

There are many germ freaks who think a lot about cleaning … read more

Female Body Piercing

Female Body PiercingThere are many women interested in female body piercing and all the different types of jewelry they can get. Female body piercing is very common: there are many women sporting intimate piercings and other types of feminine piercings. However, these don’t have to be intimate piercings. Some people consider all types of piercings suitable to women as “female piercings”. Since there is a bit of a confusion about these terms it is important to understand what female body piercing can actually mean.

Female Body Piercing Explained

This term has two main meanings and it is often unclear which one to use. The trouble is that different people use this term in different ways so there is often a misunderstanding. It often depends on the person and there is no on, strict way on how to use these terms.

When people … read more

Vertical Industrial Piercing

Vertical Industrial PiercingVertical Industrial Piercing is a special type of an Industrial Piercing that goes vertically in the ear. This is considered a separate placement and a variation of the more common Industrial Piercing. As you probably know, typical Industrial Piercing consists of two separate ear cartilage piercings that are connected by the same jewelry, usually a long straight barbell known as Industrial barbell.

A typical Industrial Piercing travels on an angle and covers the ear diagonally. While this is by far the most common placement for an Industrial Piercing it is possible to have some significant variations. One of the most popular Industrial Piercing variations is a Vertical Industrial Piercing.

What is a Vertical Industrial Piercing?

A Vertical Industrial Piercing is a variation of the more common Industrial Piercing. In order to understand how it looks, it is important to know … read more

Can You Get an Areola Piercing?

Many people wonder how deep a nipple piercing can go. Is it okay to pierce the areola or is nipple the only part that should be pierced? There are some people who claim that their nipples are pierced very deep so they involve areola. Is there such a thing as an areola piercing and is it safe?

What is Areola Piercing?

Areola PiercingThe first thing that is important to know is that true areola piercings are very rare. In fact, some people claim that there is no such a thing as an areola piercing, only bad placement for a nipple piercing. It is important to remember that almost any body part can get a piercing, including areola. However, this doesn’t mean that every piercing will be healthy or that you can maintain it. This is particularly true for surface piercings. These … read more

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What to Do?

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing SiteThere are many problems that may occur with a piercing. This is particularly true for new piercing in healing, but even the old, well-established piercings can suffer from certain issues. The most common problems piercings face are infections and forming of the nasty scars. While this is not always the case, it is important to be aware of the possibility that something may go wrong during the healing time. Nose piercings are generally known to be safe and non-problematic but they can also suffer from the common issues and problems that can happen with all piercings.

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What Does it Mean?

Bad smell from nose piercing site (or any piercing, particularly new ones) is generally a sign that an infection is underway. This often happens if dirt, bacteria and other harmful things are trapped inside … read more

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

What is the Best Penis Piercing?

What is the Best Penis PiercingMany men deciding to get a genital piercing wonder about the best penis piercing they can get. There are many different penis piercings and other male genital piercings to choose from so it’s important to make the right decision. Of course, you may wish to get more than one penis piercing or to combine your piercings. However, it is always important to know your reasons behind this and what you really want to achieve with your piercings. This is the only way to choose the best penis piercing for yourself.

Great Variety of Penis Piercings

Penis piercings are very varied. This is the first thing you need to know. Many beginners assume that Prince Albert (PA) piercing is the only way to go or that you need to start with this piercing. While PA piercing is the most popular penis … 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