What is Implant Grade Titanium?

Implant Grade TitaniumMany people wonder about the safest jewelry materials you can use for your piercings. After all, allergies and other problems are serious issues and you want to avoid them.

However, it is not always easy to choose. You may know that titanium is a safe material and that is very good for piercings, but you may not fully understand it.

What is Implant Grade Titanium: A Quick Answer

Implant grade titanium is a special type of titanium that is approved for medical use. This goes beyond the simple body jewelry, though this is definitely an important use for this material. Implant grade titanium has a wide use in medicine. This is what various implants are made of.

Since implant grade titanium goes into the body, you can see it is perfectly safe. Only the safest materials out there are allowed … read more

Top 10 Most Painful Piercings

There are many painful piercings one can get. While beginners will probably find any piercing painful, people with more experience know that there are certain body parts, like genitalia, that are much more sensitive than the others. This is why there are certain painful piercings that are worse or more extreme than the others.

The Most Painful Piercings: How to Judge

It may seem very simple to make a list of the most painful piercings out there, but it is more complicated than it sounds. First of all, pain if highly individual so what is very painful for one person might be almost painless to the other. This is why people often disagree about the most painful and least painful piercings out there.

Another problem is the fact that certain piercings are generally seen as very painful by default. Genital read more

Is a Side Bottom Lip Piercing Better Than a Labret Piercing?

Is a Side Bottom Lip Piercing Better Than a Labret PiercingThere are many different lip piercings you can get. Some are more common than the others and you can see them everywhere. On the other hand, certain lip piercings are relatively rare and there are not many people who have them. Your choice of a lip piercing will depend on many factors, such as you anatomy and your preferences. Sometimes, a lot depends on the piercing’s popularity. For example, there are many people who wonder is a side bottom lip piercing better than a labret piercing. There is no easy answer to that question, but there are some guidelines you should take into account.

Various Types of Bottom Lip Piercings

There are many different types of bottom lip piercings that you can get. In some ways, these are all a variation of the basic bottom lip piercing, called labret. Labretread more

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

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

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What to Do?

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing SiteThere are many problems that may occur with a piercing. This is particularly true for new piercing in healing, but even the old, well-established piercings can suffer from certain issues. The most common problems piercings face are infections and forming of the nasty scars. While this is not always the case, it is important to be aware of the possibility that something may go wrong during the healing time. Nose piercings are generally known to be safe and non-problematic but they can also suffer from the common issues and problems that can happen with all piercings.

Bad Smell from Nose Piercing Site: What Does it Mean?

Bad smell from nose piercing site (or any piercing, particularly new ones) is generally a sign that an infection is underway. This often happens if dirt, bacteria and other harmful things are trapped inside … read more

Are Septum Piercings Safe?

Are Septum Piercings SafeMany people interested in facial piercings want to strike a good balance between aesthetics and boldness. It is undeniable that facial piercings are among the boldest piercing you can get because they are so visible. Some facial piercing, however, are more socially acceptable than the others.

For example, a discreet nose piercing or an eyebrow piercing are not considered particularly shocking nor extreme. On the other hand, there are the more unusual and extreme facial piercings, such as cheek piercing or nasallang.

In this sense, septum piercings come as a good balance between being too safe and too extreme. These piercings are definitely bold and more noticeable than nostril piercings but still not too extreme. It is therefore not surprising that so many people choose to get a septum piercing. However, it is also important not to compromise your health … read more

Why are Some Piercings Rare?

Fans of body modifications know that piercings can be incredibly varied. There are so many ways to create a piercing and pierce the body, with numerous body jewelry choices. It is therefore not surprising that there are so many different piercing types to choose from. Basically, almost any body part can be pierced. So why are some piercings rare?

Popular Piercings

Why are Some Piercings RareWhile it is true that a piercing can be created on almost any body part, in reality we encounter some popular and common piercing choices. Popular piercings include earlobe piercing, lip piercing, nostril piercing, eyebrow piercing, tongue piercing and navel piercing. These are the most popular piercings in the world.

Then there are less common but still very popular options, such as septum piercing, nipple piercing and various types of ear cartilage piercings. Stretched piercings, … 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

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