Smelly Piercings: How to Prevent this Problem?

Ear PiercingPeople generally don’t like to talk about it, but it’s a fact that piercings sometimes smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing, though it’s sometimes more alarming than in other situations.

What is characteristic for smelly piercings is that the smell can occur even with healed piercings. In fact, fully healed piercings are sometimes the most affected by this problem.

Keep in mind that this problem can be easily solvable, so if this happens to you, don’t despair! The important thing is to make sure that the smell is not a symptom of another problem.

Why Are Some Piercings Smelly?

Piercings can become smelly at any time, so this isn’t something you can predict. The good news is that the smell is usually not the sign of a bigger problem, but it is … read more

Transurethral Piercings

Dolphin piercingTransurethral piercings are piercings that pass through the urethra.

These are genital piercings with a special placement made in such a way that part of the piercing hole (or passage) goes through the urethra. This is what “transurethral” means: “through the urethra”.

While the name “transurethral” may sound unusual, it is important to know that some of the most popular genital piercings are, in fact, transurethral. For example, Prince Albert (PA) piercing, the most common genital piercing in the world, is transurethral piercing.

Advantages of Transurethral Piercings

While it may seem extreme to do a piercing through the urethra, there are actually some advantages to these piercings. It is therefore not surprising to learn that many genital piercings, particularly male genital piercings, are, in fact, transurethral piercings.

The three main advantages to transurethral piercings are:

  1. Performing a
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The Most Popular Facial Piercings

Facial PiercingsFacial piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world. Generally, it depends on the piercing in question: some are more popular than the others. When deciding on a piercing it’s always useful to know about the most common piercing types, because they usually come with many different jewelry styles you can use. Not to mention that popular piercing types mean that many piercers are trained to perform them. Therefore, it will be easy to find a piercer to perform a piercing for you.

Here is the list of the most common facial piercings, not counting oral piercings:

Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercing is not only one of the most popular piercings but also the most common surface piercing in the world. There are several variants of this piercing, and some are more popular than the others.

By far, the … read more

Stylish Body Jewelry Tricks

Stylish Body JewelryStylish body jewelry is stunning and very attractive. It’s one of the best ways to enhance the look of your piercings and to make them aesthetically perfect.

If you want to attract attention or just to look your best, richly ornamented, beautiful piercing jewelry is a must for your piercings.

Obviously, a lot will depend on the circumstances, such as the occasion, your personal style and, above all, the type of piercing. Some piercings are better than the others when it comes to displaying richly ornamented jewelry. A lot will depend on the body part: if you have a facial or ear piercing, you can enhance it by wearing big, gorgeous jewelry pieces. If the piercing is somewhat hidden the effect might be lost.

Stylish Body Jewelry and Your Style

A lot will depend on your personal style. For … read more

What Are the Least Painful Male Genital Piercings?

Genital piercingsWhat Are the Least Painful Male Genital Piercings? are generally considered very painful and extreme. It is not surprising why so many people feel so: genital area is indeed very sensitive so the thought of having a piercing “down there” makes many people terrified!

Luckily, it is not all so frightening. While there are indeed some very painful and extreme genital piercings not all of them are particularly painful nor extreme. Indeed, there are many genital piercings that are actually less painful than piercings done on other body parts.

In other words: if you are scared of pain but would love to have a genital piercing you can try some of these relatively simple and painless genital piercings. You’ll see that most of these piercings are either surface piercings or those affecting only the skin and not the tissue underneath.

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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

Ashley Piercing

AshleyAshley piercing is a lip piercing that is a variation of a more common vertical labret piercing. That being said, since vertical labret is also a relatively rare piercing, Ashley is considered a lesser common type of lip piercing. That being said, this is a very effective piercing type so there is no reason not to get one if you like how it looks.

Piercing and Placement

Technically speaking, Ashley piercing can be seen as an “inverse vertical labret”. With Ashley piercing, one of the ends of the jewelry (one bead) sits on top of the lower lip, while the other end of the piercing is inside the mouth. This is a variation of vertical labret piercing. With typical vertical labret, both ends of the jewelry sit outside of the body: one in the middle of lower lip and … 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

The Most Effective yet Simple Decorations for Your Body Jewelry

Decorations for Your Body JewelryMany piercing jewelry pieces are made to be comfortable and practical. It is important to choose well-crafter, high-quality jewelry for your piercings because it is the only way to stay safe. You should never choose cheap, bad quality jewelry because it is not body-friendly and will probably cause problems.’

High-quality jewelry is not only made of safe materials but is also designed in a way that ensures safety and comfort.

However, that doesn’t mean that your jewelry has to be completely ordinary and plain.

Decorations for Your Body Jewelry

Here are some ideas on how to add something extra to your piercing jewelry while keeping it safe and comfortable:

  • Barbells with gems. One of the easiest ways to add something extra to your piercings is to choose barbells with gems instead of plain ones. While plain barbells are great and
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Jewelry Settings: Prong and Bezel

14K Gold 6 Prong Round Gem Set Fixed Ring

14K Gold 6 Prong Round Gem Set Fixed Ring

There are many different ways to secure the gem to the jewelry. The most basic ways is to simply glue the gem to the jewelry. Needless to say, this is a very bad method, but it’s used surprisingly often, especially to produce body piercing jewelry.

You should always avoid this type of jewelry and choose jewelry with a more secure way to hold the gems. This is achieved through various settings made on the jewelry with the purpose to hold the stones. The most popular of these are prong and bezel settings.

Prong Setting

Prong setting is the most popular of all jewelry settings used to secure the stone to the ring. Prongs are small metal tines made in on ring. The stone is put under the prongs and prongs … read more