Re-use or Not – What to Do with Your Old Body Jewelry

body jewelryWe all have our favorite body jewelry pieces, but sometimes they need to be retired to buy new ones. Some get broken while the others just don’t fit our style anymore. Another common reason for retiring your jewelry is stretching. Once you have stretched to a larger gauge, you won’t be able to wear your old jewelry anymore.

This may leave you with tons of old jewelry you don’t use anymore. You may wonder what to do with it. It’s understandable that you don’t want to just leave it to collect dust, so what can you do?

The first thing you may think about is to simply re-use your old jewelry, give it to someone or even re-sell it. Also, you may be the one wanting to wear someone else’s old jewelry or even buy it. After all, if … read more

Legal Age to be Pierced

Teen With PiercingMany states and country’s are now passing laws to make getting pierced even more difficult for minors. I know that the idea is to make sure that it is safe and that it is not a choice that will be later regretted, which I agree with. Although I can also make an argument as to why under 16 year olds should have access to reputable licensed body piercers, to prevent them from doing some of the idiotic things that they do which in many cases cause serious and disfiguring injuries.

Either way though, when under age it is a very good idea to have your parents involved to help you due to the possible infections, learning the proper cleaning of your piercing, getting the proper jewelry, and also to assess the risks of the piercing and diseases.

Everyone getting … read more