How is Length Measured on Bent Barbells?

Bent BarbellsIn order to be completely happy with your body jewelry, it is important to get proper jewelry size. This goes both for the gauge (thickness of jewelry) and length. While everybody knows about the importance of proper gauge, length can be somewhat of a mystery. There are many different types of barbells, so how do you measure their length? It may be easy in the case of straight barbells, but what about the other ones? How is length measured on bent barbells?

Barbells and Lengths 

Barbells are among the most popular body jewelry pieces. There are many different types of barbells you can use for many piercings. In fact, almost all piercing types can use barbells as jewelry. However, it is important to know just the kind of a barbell you should use for each piercing. While some can … read more

Can You Use a Nassallang Piercing to Bring the Nostrils Together?

Hi. Do you know if there can be used a nasallang piercing for more than an aesthetic piece of jewelry, with a medical function as well? In my case, I was born with both nostrils widely open, not in the Afro chic style, but rather awkwardly ugly. I cannot afford a rhinoplasty surgery at the moment, therefore I was wondering whether I could use a Nassallang piercing to bring the nostrils together. I tried with two pens, and it works fine. It definitely improves my appearance, although the problem seems to be that I cannot use the nostrils to get the same amount of air, through my nose. Well, to be honest, until I can make the money for a proper surgery this should do just fine. What do you think? 

~ G 

Use a Nassallang Piercing to Bring the Nostrils TogetherA Nassallang piercing is a relatively rare … read more

Can You Wear a Smaller Gauge Jewelry?

Wear a Smaller Gauge JewelryWhen you choose the right jewelry for your piercings, it is important to pick the ones that are of the appropriate size. As you probably know, the size of your piercing hole corresponds to the size of the piercing needle. In turn, you need to wear jewelry of that same gauge.

Many times, people do not go this way. Some try to insert thicker jewelry into their piercing hole, which can lead to pain, irritation and other problems. What about smaller gauges, then? Can you wear a smaller gauge jewelry in your piercings?

Wear a Smaller Gauge Jewelry: Yes or No?

If you want to wear a smaller gauge jewelry than you piercing hole, you can run into several problems. You may think that it is an okay thing to do, especially if there is a body jewelry piece you … read more

Can You Get an Industrial Piercing with a Gun?

Industrial Piercing with a GunIndustrial piercings are among the most effective ear piercings in the world. While technically any two piercings connected by a straight barbell are considered “Industrial piercings”, the name mainly refers to the ear piercings. This opens the question of the use of piercing guns. Is it safe to do an Industrial piercing with a gun?

The Danger of a Piercing Gun

If you wondering about getting an Industrial piercing with a gun, think twice. Piercing guns are unsafe and proper piercers do not recommend them at all. In fact, doctors and piercers alike agree that performing piercings with a gun is a bad and dangerous practice.

The main problem is that is not possible to properly sterilize most of the piercings guns out there. This opens the door for infections and many other issues. Another problem is that piercing with … read more

How to Avoid Nipple Ring Smell?

Nipple Ring SmellNipple rings are amazing jewelry pieces that can look both sexy and stylish. For many people, this is a piece of jewelry that is reserved only for the partner’s eyes, although others prefer to display their nipple jewelry pieces to the world. Whatever your style of presentation may be, it is undeniable that nipple piercings are powerful in many ways. This is why it’s so important to keep them healthy and problem-free. One of the main issues people get with their nipple jewelry is nipple ring smell. This can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. Luckily, there are some things you can do to remedy this problem.

What Causes Nipple Ring Smell?

What is important to understand about nipple ring smell is that it doesn’t come from the ring itself. Instead, it’s the piercing that is getting smelly. It means that … read more

Choose the Right Captive Bead Earring

Captive Bead EarringThere are many different earring styles you can try. Some people opt for large, heavy and dangling pieces. However, not everybody likes this type of big jewelry. What happens if you are a fan of a more subdued style? Luckily, there are many simple yet captivating styles you can use. Among all, Captive Bead earring style is one of the most elegant ones.

What is a Captive Bead Earring Style?

Earrings come in many different designs. Since earlobe piercing is so popular, there are numerous types of earring styles you can use. Even people who are not into body piercing have pierced ears. This means that there are so many earring types you can use. Most of them come in very small gauges, since earlobe piercing holes are typically small for most people. The only exception to this rule are … read more

Why is My Nose Ring Sliding Off?

Nose Ring Sliding OffNostril piercing is a great facial piercing for those who want to have something elegant and discreet. There are so many different jewelry options for nostril piercings so you can sure find something that suits you perfectly. Nose rings come in many different designs, shapes and materials so it may be difficult to decide on which one works the best. Sometimes, there is an issue with some of the nostril jewelry pieces. Some people report a nose ring sliding off and having a trouble keeping it inside.

What to do in such a situation? The good news is that this annoying problem is not so difficult to solve. Here are some things you can do if you notice your nose ring sliding off. 

Is it Really a Nose Ring Sliding Off?

The first thing you need to determine is the … read more

How to Not Over Clean a Piercing?

Over Clean a PiercingOne of the first thing people learn after getting a piercing is to clean it regularly. Piercers always emphasize the importance of regular cleaning, particularly of new piercings. Cleaning is crucial for protecting your piercing and your health. This is the best way to avoid infections and other problems. Remember, not cleaning your piercing regularly can get ugly pretty fast. On the other hand, there is such a thing as over-cleaning your piercing. This may sound like a good idea, but it isn’t. In order to keep your piercing safe, you should not over clean it. This is why it is important to learn how not to over clean a piercing you have.

Over Clean a Piercing: What Does it Mean?

What does it mean to over clean a piercing, exactly? Many people assume that cleaning is always a good … read more

How to Overcome Piercing Fear?

Piercing FearPiercing fear is relatively common so there are many people who suffer from it. If you want to get a piercing but are too scared to go through a procedure, know that you are not alone. Many people, even those with multiple piercings, have a fear of piercing procedure. If you wish to get a piercing it is important to overcome piercing fear. How to do it?

Piercing Fear: Normal or Not?

In many ways, it is normal to be scared of piercings. After all, they cause pain and involve making holes in your skin. Of course that people are scared of that. Not to mention that there is also a fear of the unknown: even people with plenty of experience often get a bit nervous before they go through a piercing procedure. There is nothing unusual or alarming about … read more

Different Types of Multiple Nose Piercings

Multiple Nose PiercingsNose is a relatively small area so it seems that it is not possible to have multiple nose piercings. However, nothing can be further from the truth. It is actually possible to have more than one nose piercing, and more than one type of a piercing on your nose. Those who prefer different piercings and want to try striking facial piercings will sure love to know that there are so many ways to pierce your nose.

Multiple Nose Piercings: The Types

There are actually many different types of nose piercings you can try. Keep in mind that nose piercings are not necessarily just nostril piercings- there are other areas of your nose that you can pierce, such as your septum or nose bridge.

However, even if you are only here for nostril piercings, no problem! There are many ways … read more