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

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