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  • Abscesses

    Abscesses are among the most common piercing problems. This is a closed pocket under the skin that contains pus. The abscess is typically surrounded by inflamed tissue.

  • Acrylic

    Acrylic is a popular material for body piercing jewelry. It makes a handy alternative to metal body piercing jewelry and it offers certain advantages.

  • Acrylic Tunnels

    Acrylic tunnels are soft and comfortable jewelry pieces made for stretched piercings. While most of the large gauge jewelry is used for stretched earlobes, keep in mind that you can use your acrylic tunnels for piercings located elsewhere.

  • Adult Piercing Accessories

    Adult piercing accessories are special accessories you can add to your genital piercings and other intimate piercings.

  • Aftercare

    Aftercare is the essential care for your new piercing during its healing time. It comes after the procedure (hence the name) and it needs to be performed during the whole duration of the healing.

  • Ampallang Piercing

    Ampallang piercing is a horizontal piercing through the penis. It is one of the most popular male genital piercings in the world.

  • Anal Piercing

    Anal piercing is a rare genital piercing performed on the anus. Keep in mind that there are some more common piercing types done near the anus, such as male Guiche or female Fourchette.

  • Anesthetic

    Anesthetic is a numbing agent used to prevent pain and discomfort during piercing. The use of anesthetic for piercing procedures is a controversial subject.

  • Angel Bites Piercing

    Angel Bites is a popular lip piercing performed on the sides of the upper lip. This is actually a combination of two different piercings done together.

  • Anodization

    Anodization is a special chemical process used on metals that can result in gorgeous colors.

  • Anti-Eyebrow Piercing

    Anti-eyebrow piercing is a facial piercing done above the cheek bone.

  • Apadravya Jewelry

    Apadravya jewelry is body jewelry made for the Apadravya piercing. Apadravya is one of the most popular male genital piercings. This is a penis piercing done vertically through the shaft.

  • Autoclave

    Autoclave is a device used for sterilizing piercing tools, jewelry, sex toys and other devices.

  • Ball Closure Rings

    Ball Closure Rings, also known as Captive Bead Rings, are the most popular body jewelry rings. They have a standard ring design that can go with numerous piercings.

  • Ball Parachute

    Ball parachute, also known as a parachute ball stretcher, is a special type of a ball stretching device.

  • Ball Stretcher

    A Ball stretcher is a device used for ball stretching – also known as testicular stretching or scrotum stretching.

  • Ball Weights

    Ball weights are special weights used for ball stretching.

  • Barbell

    Barbell is one of the most popular body jewelry types. Most of the piercings can use some sort of a barbell.

  • Basic Piercing Jewelry

    Basic piercing jewelry is common jewelry used for body piercings. While there are numerous body jewelry types and designs there are certain classic styles used for many different piercings.

  • Belly Button Piercing

    Belly button piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. In fact, some statistics show that these are the most common piercings after earlobe piercing.

  • Bladder Sounding

    Bladder sounding is a type of urethral play made to stimulate the bladder.

  • Body Jewelry

    Body jewelry is special jewelry made for body piercings and other body modifications.

  • Body Modification

    Body Modification is an alteration of the human body done on purpose. It produces an altered appearance of the body and it can create numerous effects.

  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is a common form of body modification. Along with tattoos, piercings are the most popular body modifications in the world.

  • Bridge Piercing

    Bridge piercing, also known as earl or erl piercing, is a facial piercing performed on the bridge of the nose.

  • Canine Bites Piercing

    Canine bites piercing is a form of a group lip piercing.

  • Captive Bead Ring

    Captive Bead Ring, also known as CBR, is the most common body jewelry ring design.

  • Cartilage Piercing

    Cartilage piercing is any body piercing done through the cartilage. The most popular form of this piercing is ear cartilage piercing.

  • CBT Device

    CBT device, also known as Cock and Ball Torture device, is any toy or a tool used for cock and ball torture.

  • Christina Piercing

    Christina piercings is a female genital piercing done on the mons Venus (pubic mound). The exact placement is the spot where the outer labia meet.

  • Circular Barbell

    Circular barbell is also known as horseshoe barbell. This is one of the three most common barbell types.

  • Clit Jewelry

    Clit jewelry is body jewelry made for clitoral piercing and other female genital piercings.

  • Cock Inserts

    Cock inserts are special toys and devices inserted into the penis through the pee hole.

  • Cock Jewelry

    Cock jewelry, also known as penis jewelry, is body jewelry made for penis piercings.

  • Cock Plug

    Cock plug, also known as penis plug, is a urethral toy made for sensitive urethral stimulation.

  • Cock Ring

    Cock ring is a special sex toy made for enhancing erections. Also known as a penis ring, it is typically worn around the scrotum.

  • Cock Sounds

    Cock sounds, also known as urethral sounds, are toys specially designed to be inserted into the urethra.

  • Conch Piercing

    Conch piercing is an ear piercing done on ear cartilage near the center of the ear.

  • Curved Barbell

    Curved barbell is a special type of body piercing jewelry. The standard design of a curved barbell includes a curved bar with a ball on each end.

  • Cyber Bites Piercing

    Cyber Bites piercing is a combination of two lip piercings positioned in a specific way, in this case, at the center of the upper and lower lip.

  • Dahlia Bites Piercing

    Dahlia Bites piercing is a lip piercing consisting of two separate piercings done at a specific placement, in this case one piercing at the each corner of the mouth.

  • Daith Piercing

    Daith piercing is an ear cartilage piercing done on the innermost fold of the cartilage. As such, Daith piercing sits near the ear canal.

  • Deep Sounding

    Deep sounding is urethral play that involves inserting urethral toys deep into the urethra.

  • Dittle Sounds

    Dittle sounds, also known as Dittel sounds, are urethral toys made for intense yet comfortable urethral play.

  • Dolphin Bites Piercing

    Dolphin bites are defined as two lip piercings performed on the lower lip near the center. These piercings are done close together so they are not located on the separate sides of the lip.

  • Dolphin Piercing

    Dolphin piercing is a male genital piercing done one the underside of the penis, starting just under the penis head and exiting lower on the shaft.

  • Dydoe Piercing

    Dydoe piercing is a male genital piercing done through the ridge of the glans of the penis.

  • Ear Piercing

    Ear piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. Even though the ear is small, there are many different spots to pierce.

  • Earlets

    Earlets, also known as eyelets, are special jewelry pieces designed for stretched piercings.

  • Extreme Body Modification

    Extreme body modification is any change to the body that goes beyond what is considered “regular” body modification (regular piercings, tattoos and the like).

  • Eyebrow Piercing

    Eyebrow piercing is a popular piercing type done on the edge of the eyebrow.

  • Facial Piercing

    Facial piercing is any piercing done on the face. Facial piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world so they are very common.

  • Female Genital Piercings

    Female genital piercings are body piercings done on female genitalia. This includes all piercings around the clitoris, vulva, labia and perineum.

  • Forchette Piercing

    Forchette piercing, also known as fourchette piercing, is a female genital piercing done on the perineum.

  • Foreskin Piercing

    Foreskin piercing is any piercing that goes through the foreskin of the penis.

  • Frenulum

    Frenulum is any small fold of tissue that has a role of securing a mobile part of the tissue. A frenulum also serves to restrict the movement of the tissue.

  • Frenum Ladder

    Frenum ladder is a male genital piercing that consists of multiple individual frenum piercings located along the shaft on the underside of the penis.

  • Frenum Piercing

    Frenum piercing is one of the most common penis piercings. It is done on the underside of the penis along the shaft.

  • Frowny Piercing

    Frowny piercing is an oral piercing that is considered an opposite of a Smiley piercing: Frowny piercing is done on the lower frenulum and the jewelry sits in front of the lower teeth.

  • Gauge

    Gauge is a unit of measurement. In body piercing, it means the diameter of the piercing hole and thickness of piercing jewelry.

  • Genital Jewelry

    Genital jewelry is body jewelry made for genital piercings.

  • Genital Piercing

    Genital piercing is any body piercing done on genitalia.

  • Glans Ring

    Glans ring is a special type of a cock ring made for the penis head.

  • Glass Jewelry

    Glass jewelry is body jewelry made of glass.

  • Guiche Piercing

    Guiche piercing is a male genital piercing on the perineum. While this is not the most popular male genital piercing there are many men who like it.

  • Guyon Sounds

    Guyon sounds are extreme urethral toys made for extra deep and intense stimulation.

  • Hafada Piercing

    Hafada piercing is a male genital piercing on the scrotum. It is one of the most popular male genital piercings and it’s often done for the aesthetics.

  • Hegar Sound

    Hegar sound is a urethral sound made for urethral stimulation. It is probably the most popular urethral toy in the world.

  • Helix Piercing

    Helix piercing is a popular ear cartilage piercing. It is the most common ear cartilage piercing in the world.

  • Hypergranulation

    Hypergranulation is one of the most common piercing problems. It manifests itself as a red bump that forms around the piercing.

  • Industrial Piercing

    Industrial piercing is a special type of body piercing in which two different holes are connected with one jewelry piece.

  • Infection

    Infection is a common problem with body piercings.

  • Internal Threading

    Internal threading is a special threading on body jewelry made for a safe and comfortable experience.

  • Jestrum Piercing

    Jestrum piercing is a lip piercing done on the indent of the upper lip (philtrum). It is one of the variations of the popular Medusa piercing and it is actually known as a “vertical Medusa piercing”.

  • Jeweled Balls

    Jeweled balls are decorated beads on numerous body jewelry pieces, such as barbells and rings.

  • Kegel Barbell

    Kegel barbell is a special device made for performing Kegel exercises. This type of barbell can help the woman strengthen her pelvic floor muscles.

  • Keloid Scar

    Keloid scar is a common type of a piercing scar and it can get very bad. Scars can happen any time around a piercing: even well-established, healed piercings can suffer from scars.

  • Kuno Piercing

    Kuno piercing is a male genital piercing on the foreskin. While there are several ways to pierce a foreskin and to make a foreskin piercing, Kuno is by far the most popular placement.

  • Labia (Inner)

    Labia (inner) are part of female anatomy located between the outer labia and vaginal entrance. Inner labia go up all the way to the clitoris and hide the urethral opening when the woman has her legs closed.

  • Labia (Outer)

    Labia (outer) is part of the female anatomy: this is a major part of female vulva. Outer labia (outer lips) are relatively large and full of fatty tissue.

  • Labia Piercing

    Labia piercing are a female genital piercing done on the labia.

  • Labret Piercing

    Labret piercing is the most popular lip piercing in the world.

  • Labret Stud

    Labret stud is a body jewelry piece typically made for lip piercings. This is a specially designed jewelry type that is both discreet and attractive.

  • Lip Piercing

    Lip piercing is any body piercing that is done on the lip. Both upper and lower lips can be pierced so these piercings are incredibly varied.

  • Lorum Piercing

    Lorum piercing is a male genital piercing performed on the underside of the penis, near the base.

  • Madonna

    Madonna is a lip piercing done on the upper lip. This is one of the most popular lip piercings in the world.

  • Male Chastity

    Male chastity is a practice of locking up male genitalia to prevent sexual intercourse and/or pleasure.

  • Male Sounding

    Male sounding is a sexual activity that involves inserting special toys into a man’s urethra.

  • Medical Sounds

    Medical sounds are special urethral toys modeled after real urethral instruments that doctor use for examinations.

  • Medusa Piercing

    Medusa piercing, also known as a philtrum piercing, is a lip piercing done in the middle of the upper lip. It is actually performed on the indented area of the upper lip known as philtrum.

  • Metal Buttplug

    Metal buttplug (also known as metal butt plug) is a popular anal toy. There are many different types of anal plugs you can choose.

  • Migration

    Migration is a common problem with body piercings. Migration happens when your piercing moves from its original place.

  • Monroe Piercing

    Monroe piercing is a lip piercing done on the upper lip. This is one of the most popular lip piercings in the world.

  • Navel Jewelry

    Navel jewelry is body jewelry used for a navel piercing, also known as belly button piercing.

  • Niobium Jewelry

    Niobium jewelry is body jewelry made of niobium. While it is not as common as body jewelry made of Surgical Steel, titanium of 14k gold, niobium piercing jewelry is gorgeous and offers some advantages to other materials.

  • Nose Piercing

    Nose piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world.

  • Nose Ring

    Nose ring is a body jewelry ring used for nose piercings.

  • O-ring

    O-ring is a small, flexible ring that is used for ear plugs and some other body jewelry types to prevent them from falling off.

  • Oral Piercing

    There are many rarer yet interesting oral piercings you can get, such as Smiley, Frowny, tongue web piercing, uvula piercing, and more. As long as the piercing is located inside the mouth, it is considered an oral piercing.

  • Orbital Piercing

    Orbital piercing consists of two separate piercings connected by the same ring.

  • Organic Jewelry

    Organic jewelry is body jewelry made of organic materials.

  • PA Jewelry

    PA jewelry, also known as Prince Albert jewelry, is body jewelry used for Prince Albert piercings.

  • Painful Piercings

    Painful piercings are those that cause a lot of pain during the procedure and, possibly, during the healing time.

  • Painless Piercing

    Painless piercing is the one that doesn’t cause much (if any) pain during the procedure.

  • Penis Jewelry

    Penis jewelry is body jewelry made for penis piercings.

  • Penis Pump

    Penis pump is a special device made for penis enlargement and enhancement.

  • Pierced Penis

    Pierced penis is a penis with one or more genital piercings.

  • Pierced Vagina

    Pierced vagina is a common name for female genital piercings.

  • Piercing Artist/Piercer

    Piercing artist/piercer is a professional who performs piercings and other body modifications.

  • Piercing Needle

    Piercing needle is a special instrument made for performing body piercings.

  • Piercing Pain

    Piercing pain is the pain associated with a piercing procedure.

  • Piercing Retainer

    Piercing retainer is a special jewelry made to keep, hide and retain a piercing when regular jewelry is not inserted.

  • Piercing Scar

    Piercing scar is any scar that forms around a piercing. Scars form when a fibrous tissue replaces normal tissue around a piercing.

  • Piercing Taper

    Piercing taper is a special tool used for stretching body piercings.

  • Plugs and Tunnels

    Plugs and Tunnels are large gauge jewelry pieces made for stretched piercings.

  • Pratt Sounds

    Pratt sounds are urethral toys made for intense yet comfortable stimulation. They have a body that resembles Hegar sounds but are thinner and longer.

  • Prince Albert Wand

    Prince Albert Wand is a piercing jewelry that can double as a urethral toy. It consists of a tube that goes inside the urethra and a shorter stem that goes through the man’s PA piercing.

  • Princess Albertina

    Princess Albertina is a female genital piercing that is generally considered to be a female equivalent to the male Prince Albert (PA) piercing.

  • Prostate Milking

    Prostate milking is a special technique of prostate massage popular among BDSM communities to exercise power and control.

  • Prostate Sounding

    Prostate sounding is a form of urethral play that involves stimulation of the urethra. This is a type of deep urethral stimulation and it is reserved only for people with plenty of experience with urethral play.

  • Prostate Stimulation

    Prostate stimulation is a technique of stimulating one’s prostate gland for the purpose of sexual pleasure.

  • Ragnar Piercing

    Ragnar piercing is an ear piercing that is considered a deep snug piercing: it goes horizontally through the ear cartilage where the snug piercing would start and exits on the edge of the ear where the helix meets earlobe.

  • Rejection

    Rejection is a common piercing problem and one of the main reasons why people need to retire their piercings.

  • Ribbed Sound

    Ribbed sound is a urethral sound with a special ribbed texture made for more intense stimulation.

  • Rook Piercing

    Rook piercing is a type of an ear cartilage piercing done on the anti-helix of the ear. This is one of the most popular ear cartilage piercings.

  • Scrotal Stretching

    Scrotal stretching is a process of elongating one’s scrotum.

  • Septum Piercing

    Septum piercing is one of the most popular nose piercings.

  • Sex Toys

    Sex toys are special devices designed for the purpose of sexual pleasure.

  • Smiley Piercing

    Smiley piercing is a rare oral piercing done on the frenulum inside the upper lip.

  • Sounding Kit

    Sounding kit is a handy collection of urethral sounds you can use for pleasure.

  • Sounding Lube

    Sounding lube is a lubricant made for sounding and other forms of urethral stimulation.

  • Sperm Stopper

    Sperm stopper is a special urethral toy made for preventing the semen to be ejaculated from the body.

  • Stainless Steel Jewelry

    Stainless steel jewelry is body jewelry made of stainless steel.

  • Sterilization

    Sterilization is a process of removing any dirt, bacteria, microorganisms and any other harmful substances from a material.

  • Straight Barbell

    Straight barbell is a popular body jewelry style that can go with many different piercings.

  • Stretching

    Stretching is a process of making your piercing hole wider so you can wear bigger jewelry.

  • Surface Piercing

    Surface piercing is any body piercing done on the skin surface.

  • Testicles Stretching

    Testicles stretching, also known as ball stretching and testicular stretching, is a practice of elongating one’s scrotum.

  • Titanium Jewelry

    Titanium jewelry is popular body jewelry for piercings.

  • Tongue Piercing

    Tongue piercing is the most popular oral piercing in the world and one of the most common body piercings in general. It is performed on the tongue, typically vertically in the front part of the tongue.

  • Triangle Piercing

    Triangle piercing is a female genital piercing done around the clitoral area. However, it does not go through the clitoris itself.

  • Urethral Stimulation

    Urethral stimulation is a sexual activity that involves stimulation of the urethra.

  • Urethral Toy

    Urethral toy is a specially designed sex toy made for urethral stimulation.

  • Urethral Training

    Urethral training is a process of slowly stretching one’s urethra for the purpose of inserting urethral toys.

  • Vibrators

    Vibrators are popular sex toys that produce pleasurable vibrations.

  • Women Sounding

    Women sounding or female sounding is a form of sexual urethral play practiced by women.