Horizontal Tongue Piercing Guide

Horizontal Tongue PiercingHorizontal tongue piercing is a piercing done horizontally through the tongue. This is a relatively rare placement, much rarer than the standard vertical tongue piercing. As such, it is more unique and can attract a lot of attention. At the same time, this piercing goes through a lot of tissue so it is more sensitive and painful than the regular (vertical) tongue piercing.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing: Placement and Procedure

This piercing is done horizontally across the tongue at a point that piercer finds the best and the client likes the most. There are many different placements possible: horizontal tongue piercing can be done at different parts of the tongue. However, it is vital to choose a placement that will not interfere with normal talking and eating, or other normal tongue functions. Since this is a large piercing that goes … 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

Scrotal Piercings

Scrotal PiercingsScrotal piercing is a genital piercing done anywhere on the scrotum. However, it is important to note that all scrotal piercings only affect the skin and not the tissue underneath. As such, scrotal piercings are relatively easy to perform and are not considered complex piercings. One of the most defining feature of any scrotal piercing is that it’s done on the surface and does not go through the tissue itself. In other words, scrotal piercings are surface piercings. Body modifications that go through the whole tissue of the scrotum (typically front to back) are called transscrotal procedures.

If you wish to have a piercing on your scrotum but do not want to go through an extreme modification, then a simple surface scrotal piercing (or two!) will do. It is also important to note here that one scrotal piercing is … read more

Rare Tongue Piercings

tongueTongue piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. However, a classic tongue piercing is not the only possible placement. Typically, tongue piercings are performed transversally through the tongue, roughly at the center. This is a very effective placement and it’s not surprising it’s so popular. Still, it’s just one of the possible ways to pierce a tongue.

If you are interested in tongue piercings but you’re looking for something more unique and unusual, try some of the rare placements. These can be very effective & sure make for a more unique piercing.

Rare Placements

Here are some of the rarer tongue piercing placements. Some of them are considered separate piercing types since they vary significantly from the classic tongue piercing. The more unique tongue piercings include:

  • Horizontal Tongue Piercing
  • Tongue Rim Piercing
  • Tongue Web Piercing
  • Tongue
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Most Popular Body Jewelry Types

Popular Jewelry TypesThere are many different and unique body jewelry types in the world. Body jewelry is varied and comes in many different shapes, sizes and styles.

These are the most popular types of body jewelry:

Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Ring, also known as “CBR”, is the most popular body jewelry style in the world. These rings are so popular that many people call any body jewelry piece “a ring”, even if it’s not a ring at all.

Captive Bead Rings are circular in shape. They have a removable ball or charm pressured by both sides to keep it in place. To open the ring one has to remove the ball, which is usually done using specially designed ring opening pliers. To close the ring, it’s best to use ring closing pliers in order to avoid damage to the … read more

Barbells or Rings: Which is Better for Initial Jewelry?

Barbells or RingsSome people wonder which is the best jewelry type for initial piercings. As you know, initial jewelry should satisfy some special standards regular jewelry does not have to include.

For example, while all body jewelry has to be made of body-friendly materials, certain materials are considered safe only for fully healed piercings.

For example, initial jewelry should use only certain materials, such as titanium or 316LVM Surgical Steel, while gold and organic materials are not recommended for new piercings.

Similarly, initial jewelry should be of a certain length. This is particularly important for piercings where swelling is expected. Many piercings swell after the procedure is performed, so initial jewelry should be longer than the regular one.

Apart from these guidelines, there is also one common dilemma about initial piercings: should barbells or rings be used as jewelry? Or, to … read more

How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Piercings

Piercing and JewelryThere are many popular piercing types and many different jewelry styles. It’s always useful to know what kind of jewelry suits your piercing.

Generally speaking, most piercings can accommodate at least a few different jewelry styles, but it’s always useful to know what is best to wear for your piercing.

Jewelry Types

There are several basic body jewelry types. Among the most popular ones are barbells of different kinds (straight, curved and circular barbells) as well as rings (Captive Bead Rings, seamless rings, screwball rings and others).

These jewelry styles can accommodate most piercing types. Most of these can be used for many different piercing types, which makes these jewelry types multi-functional.

On the other hand, there are also specialized jewelry types. These are made for one specific jewelry type. For example, ear plugsread more

Should You Wear Externally Threaded Jewelry?

Externally ThreadedAs you probably know, Internally Threaded jewelry is the way to go. This jewelry is much more comfortable and body-friendly, and it’s recommended by experts all over the world. What about externally threaded jewelry, then? Is it completely useless and dangerous to wear? Here are some things you need to know.

Internal vs External: The Difference

It’s easy to tell a difference between internally and externally threaded jewelry. “Threading” refers to the threaded jewelry pieces, such as barbells (straight, curved and circular barbells) and labrets. Jewelry pieces without threading (such as Captive Bead Rings) do not fall into this category.

Threaded jewelry pieces have a post (shaft) and a bead. The way the bead is connected to the post determines if jewelry is internally or externally threaded.

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Tongue Jewelry Styles

Tongue Piercing JewelryTongue piercing is among the most common piercing types. It’s also the most common oral piercing many people like to have. If done right, it can be very effective.

Also, many people claim the procedure itself is not so complicated no painful as they expected. All these reasons make people choose this piercing type in large numbers.

Once you have a tongue piercing, the next thing to think about is tongue jewelry. A common misconception is that tongue jewelry has to be simple and boring. Nothing can be further from the truth! You can use very stylish tongue jewelry if you wish so.

Tongue Jewelry Basics

Tongue jewelry is any jewelry used for tongue piercings, regardless of placement. Appropriate tongue jewelry should take into account the nature of this piercing. Namely, tongue piercing is an oral piercing and it’s … read more

Clitoral Piercing

Clitoral PiercingClitoral piercing is a form of female genital piercing. It is a very rare piercing and it depends a lot on person’s individual anatomy. Do not confuse this piercing with more common clitoral hood piercings, such as VCH (vertical clitoral hood piercing). Unlike VCH, clitoral piercing goes through clitoris itself. It is a more complicated and serious form of body modification. However, nothing prevents you from getting this type of piercing if you want it and if you are anatomically suited for it.

Placement and Difference to Other Piercings

One of the most important things to know about clitoral piercing is that it’s a piercing done on clitoris itself. It may seem obvious: yes, clitoral piercing is a piercing done on clitoris. However, the situation is not as simple as it sounds. There are many common piercings done … read more