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

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

What to Do if You Lose Piercing?

What to Do if You Lose PiercingHaving a beautiful piercing you like is a great thing. After all, you need to invest some time and energy into it. People without piercings don’t understand that piercings require some effort. First you have to decide on the best piercing type, then you have to go through the procedure and finally, you need to maintain your piercing. So, what happens if you lose piercing? Is there a way to erase this error?

What you need to do in this situation largely depends on what happened with your piercing. There are several common scenarios and some common solutions to this problem. One thing to remember in all of the scenarios is that you don’t need to panic. Chances are that you can save your piercing or you can get a new one on the same spot.

What to do … read more

Why Choose Gold Jewelry for Your Piercings?

Gold Jewelry for Lip PiercingsGold is certainly among the most popular body jewelry materials.

In fact, some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces you can use in your piercings are made of gold.

It is therefore not surprising that gold is such a common material for body jewelry or that there are many jewelry pieces made of gold.

Gold for Body Piercing Jewelry

Gold is a noble metal that looks really beautiful so it is not surprising that it’s often chosen for jewelry of all kinds, not just piercing jewelry. It is also highly valuable, which ads a bit of luxury to jewelry made of this metal.

If you wish to wear jewelry made of gold, it is important to always choose the type of gold that is safe to use in body piercings. This is why it is so vital to … read more

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection

Surface PiercingSurface piercings are beautiful and can be very attractive. There are also many different types of surface piercings you can get, so they allow you to express your creativity and unique tastes. One great thing about surface piercings is that they allow you to pierce even body parts that cannot be pierced by standard piercing methods. On the other hand, surface piercings are more sensitive than the regular piercings. They are more prone to problems such as migration and rejection, so they are not as long-lasting as the regular piercing types. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to have a surface piercing.

Surface Piercing Infection vs Migration & Rejection: The Problem

One of the main problems with surface piercings is that they are very prone to problems. It is one of the main reasons why they … read more

Smelly Piercings: How to Prevent this Problem?

Ear PiercingPeople generally don’t like to talk about it, but it’s a fact that piercings sometimes smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing, though it’s sometimes more alarming than in other situations.

What is characteristic for smelly piercings is that the smell can occur even with healed piercings. In fact, fully healed piercings are sometimes the most affected by this problem.

Keep in mind that this problem can be easily solvable, so if this happens to you, don’t despair! The important thing is to make sure that the smell is not a symptom of another problem.

Why Are Some Piercings Smelly?

Piercings can become smelly at any time, so this isn’t something you can predict. The good news is that the smell is usually not the sign of a bigger problem, but it is … read more

Piercing Problems: Hypergranulations

HypergranulationOne of the most common problems you may have with your piercing is a red bump forming around the piercing. These bumps, called hypergranulations, can form even if you take a good care of your piercing, but are more common with neglected piercings.

One more reason to perform adequate aftercare and to take a good care of your piercings!

Hypergranulations form around the piercings in healing, though it is not unheard of to have one formed around an old piercing, particularly if it’s infected. That being said, most of hypergranulation bumps form around piercings in healing, which is one of the reasons to always take a great care of your new piercing and to observe it closely to notice any problems.

Keep in mind that a piercing is essentially a wound in healing. Hypergranulations form around wounds, … 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