Inserting Tunnels after Spirals: How To

~ Sarah Watkins

Once stretched with a spiral how do you get the tunnels in with out the hole going small again.

Stretching your earlobes or another piercing is a delicate thing. It is vital to be gentle, go slowly and use appropriate tools such as tapers and stretchers. Spirals are also good jewelry pieces for stretching your earlobes. However, you need to do it carefully and with care. A good thing with spirals is that you can stretch your lobes gradually. Inserting tunnels after spirals should not be difficult. While some people might have a problem with this, it is important to know that it is something you can typically do without much trouble.

Inserting Tunnels after Spirals: Potential Problems

Spirals are beautiful jewelry pieces you can use in your stretched earlobes. They are great because they are basically … read more

Should You Twist a Piercing?

Many people wonder how much to twist a piercing. This is a common question for those who have a new, fresh piercing and initial jewelry. There is an old misconception that twisting your jewelry during the healing process will prevent your piercing from closing down. So, should you twist a piercing?

Twisting a Piercing

Should You Twist a PiercingThe first thing you need to know is that it’s not possible to twist a piercing. What most people think by twisting a piercing is actually about twisting your jewelry. This might be someone’s habit or an unconscious thing people do, but the problem is when people do it during the healing time. There is a widely popular misconception that twisting and turning the jewelry inside the hole during the healing process is necessary and beneficial for the healing of your piercing. This is wrong. In … read more

What is Penis Beading?

Penis BeadingPenis beading is a rare yet extremely intense body modification. While it is not the most common genital modification out there, it is actually more popular than what people think. It involves placing small beads under the skin of the penis for the purpose of sexual stimulation. This technique works well for most men and it enhances the sex for both the wearer and his partner. Penis beading is a powerful body modification for those who truly want to take pleasure to a new level.

Penis beading is known under several names: penis beading, penile beading, genital beading and penis pearling. The name itself explains the procedure. It involves placing round beads (pearls) under the skin of the penis. Typically, the beads are located under the shaft at different points. Uncircumcised men can choose to have beads under the foreskin.… read more

Penis Piercings for Uncircumcised Men

Penis Piercings for Uncircumcised MenMany uncircumcised men are interested in genital piercings but are unsure which ones are suitable for them. The good news is that most genital piercings, even penis piercings, are okay for men who are not circumcised. If you wish to know about the best genital piercing for uncircumcised men, it is important to know what the choice is and what are some things you need to consider. This is the only way to make the right choice and to like your genital piercing.

The truth is that penis piercings for uncircumcised men are not rare. These men can enjoy many genital piercings. However, there are certain things to keep in mind if you want to have a penis piercing if you are uncircumcised.

Genital Piercings and Uncircumcised Men

The first thing you need to know is the difference between a … read more

Can You Use Body Jewelry after Someone Else?

Can You Use Body Jewelry after Someone ElsePeople with body piercings typically have a nice body jewelry collection. Even if you only have one piercing chances are that you have some nice jewelry to go with it. The more piercings you have the more jewelry pieces you’ll need. It is interesting that many people find that they are always on a lookout for beautiful body jewelry pieces.

This opens the issue of second hand body jewelry. Can you use body jewelry after someone else? Is this safe and hygienic? Some people also wonder about sharing jewelry pieces. Is this a good thing to do?

Second Hand Jewelry

When you ask if you should use body jewelry after someone else, what you’re asking is about second hand jewelry. Just like any other product, you can find second hand body jewelry out there. What is second hand body … read more

What is the Size of Nipple Rings?

What is the Size of Nipple RingsNipple piercings are extremely popular among both men and women. It is therefore not surprising that you can find many different nipple rings and nipple jewelry designs. Nipple jewelry pieces are varied and can be gorgeous, so you don’t have to go with a plain nipple ring if this is not what you want. When deciding to choose nipple jewelry for yourself, you need to take size into account. This is the only way to get a perfect fit. What is the size of nipple rings you should order? Are there some standard sizes? It is important to understand how nipple gauges operate in order to know what kind of jewelry to order.

Nipple Gauges

A gauge is the size of your piecing hole, piercing needles and your jewelry. “Size” here means thickness and diameter. The diameter of the hole … read more

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

Piercing with Gauge Needle Larger Than Jewelry

Piercing with Gauge Needle Larger Than JewelryWhat to do if you have a piercing with gauge needle larger than jewelry? In other words, what if the size of the needle doesn’t fit the size of your jewelry. Is this a problem?

In short: yes, this can be a problem. The size (gauge) of your jewelry should always be the same as the gauge of the piercing needle. However, there are some ways to make this situation better.

Gauge of the Needle and Gauge of Jewelry

When you go to a piercing studio, your piercer selects a piercing needle of a specific gauge. Most of the time, you don’t have a say over gauge. It mainly depends on the piercing type and the body part you wish to pierce. There are strict rules and guidelines about the minimal gauge for specific piercing types. In some … read more

Guide to One Flared Plugs

Ear plugs are among the most popular large gauge jewelry types for stretched earlobes. Along with flesh tunnels and earlets, ear plugs make a great choice for those who wish to have attractive and gorgeous jewelry in their stretched lobes.

There are a few common types of ear plugs and flesh tunnels: straight (without flares) and flared plugs. Straight jewelry is smooth and doesn’t have any flares so it’s easy to insert. Double-flared plugs and flesh tunnels have flares on both sides so they are more difficult to insert and remove.

However, these are not the only types of ear plugs you can get. There is also a rare type of a one flared plug.

What are One Flared Plugs?

Guide to One Flared PlugsOne flared plugs, earlets and flesh tunnels are something between the straight (no flare) jewelry … read more

Problems with Nose Piercings

Nose piercings are gorgeous and many people like them. The most common nose piercings are nostril and septum piercings, though there are also many rarer nose piercings to choose from. Many nose piercings are considered relatively easy to get: they are not complex to perform and usually don’t cause much trouble.

Problems with Nose Piercings: Overview

Problems with Nose PiercingsHowever, it is important to remember that there are also certain problems with nose piercings that you may encounter. This is important to know, in case you choose to get a nose piercing for yourself. The problems are less common for nostril and septum piercings and slightly more common for rare piecing types. However, any nose piercing can develop a problem.

In order to avoid problems with nose piercings, it is important to get pierced in a professional, reliable studio. Your … read more