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

Can an Apadravya Piercing Continue with PA and Reverse PA?

As you probably know, Apadravya is one of the most popular male genital piercings in the world. However, it is not the most popular of them all: this title belongs to Prince Albert (PA) piercing. An interesting thing about an Apadravya piercing is that is basically two piercings in one: Prince Albert (PA) and Reverse Prince Albert (Reverse PA) piercing. Many people like this fact but wonder how to make the most out of it. Can an Apadravya continue with PA and Reverse PA?

Apadravya: A Composite Piercing

As noted above, Apadravya is a male genital piercing that basically consists of two other penis piercings: Prince Albert and a Reverse Prince Albert. Apadravya is a vertical piercing through the penis and it goes from the underside of the glans all the way to the top of the glans. It also … 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

What is an Apadravya Used For?

What is an Apadravya Used ForApadravya is a very popular male genital piercing. In fact, it is among the most common penis piercings in the world. More extreme than a Prince Albert, Apadravya is still common enough to attract many men.

The vertical penis head piercing owes its popularity to the functionality. While it looks gorgeous, Apadravya is more than just the aesthetics. So, what is and Apadravya used for?

What is an Apadravya Used for: the Main Reasons People Get an Apadravya Piercing

There are many reasons why someone might want to have an Apadravya piercing. Just like with any other piercing or body modification, it is not easy to predict people’s motives. In many ways, piercings are about individuality and expressing one’s own spirit and aesthetics so it is difficult to pinpoint why, exactly, people choose certain piercings.

At the same … read more

Is there a Captive Bead Alternative for Piercings?

Captive Bead Alternative for PiercingsMany fans of piercings and other body modifications know the importance of body jewelry. After all, this is what makes a piercing so attractive. But that’s not all. Good body jewelry is more than a simple ornament. Many times it’s a functional part of your piercing. Jewelry is what prevents the piercing from closing and it often helps it stay healthy and safe. Out of all body jewelry styles, Captive Bead Rings are among the most popular ones. But it is not always possible to wear these rings and sometimes you just wish to change a style. This is why it’s so important to find a Captive Bead alternative.

What is a Captive Bead Alternative?

A Captive Bead alternative for piercings is any body jewelry style that is not a Captive Bead Ring but can successfully replace it. A … read more

Choosing the Right Jewelry for VCH Piercing

Choosing the Right Jewelry for VCH PiercingVertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) is the most popular female genital piercing in the world. It is one of the best functional piercings you can get: it enhances the pleasure and make sexual stimulation better and more intense. Many women say that their orgasms are much stronger after getting a Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing and some women had their first orgasm ever with the help of this piercing. It is clear why VCH is so popular and why so many women want to have it. However, keep in mind that a lot of pleasure depends on your jewelry. This is why choosing the right jewelry for VCH piercing is so important.

Another crucial point to keep in mind is that you need to find a reliable piercer with plenty of experience doing VCH piercings. Since this is such a sensitive area … read more

Does an Apadravya Piercing Get in the Way During Masturbation?

Does an Apadravya Piercing Get in the Way During MasturbationOne of the most common questions people ask about genital piercings is the way these piercings may affect masturbation. While most genital piercings are there to enhance sexual pleasure it is undeniable that there are some changes to the area after piercing. There are many men wondering how their penis piercing will affect masturbation. Does an Apadravya piercing get in the way during masturbation? How about other penis piercings?

The short answer is that there might be some adjustment needed to your masturbation regime but you will probably be able to pleasure yourself in even better ways once you get used to your piercing.

How a Piercing Affects Your Penis

Your piercing should not affect your penis in a negative way. All the changes you experience should be positive or at least neutral. This is why it is so important … read more