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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Function-able Body Piercings

People are becoming creative with body piercings.

Here is a new use for a gauged earlobe

Women can easily tuck their cell phone into a purse, but men have to become creative with how to store their wallets, keys, cell phones & combs. 

Yet another reason to find the smallest and lightest weight cell phone.

Maybe this will become as popular as the Earl piercing (bridge piercing), which you can attach your eyeglasses to each side of your nose bridge.

Image provided by myinterestingfiles.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

Remember When Piercing Your Ears Was The Biggest Deal Ever? | The Frisky

Remember When Piercing Your Ears Was The Biggest Deal Ever? | The Frisky

Bridge Piercing AKA Earl

A bridge piercing is done on the loose skin at the top of the nose, between the eyes.

Typically a straight barbell is used for this piercing, as it is a form of a surface piercing.

This is not a very painful piercing, but it must be maintained for success. Be diligent about cleaning this piercing and never touch it with dirty hands to improve your odds against rejection and infection.

The name "Earl" for the bridge piercing came from the first known person to get this piercing. His full name was Earl Van Aken

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What is a Venom Tongue Piercing?

A Venom tongue piercing involves two tongue rings. The piercings are done on each side of the tongue, not in the center. 

The two piercings will line up like the fangs on a snake. 

Watch this YouTube video to see this popular piercing style.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ear Gauging

Thinking of Gauging your ears?

Be sure to practice patience and only gauge up one size at a time. Allow for full healing between each gauge and you will have a better looking and healthier piercing

Healing should only take 1 to 2 weeks between gauges. Be sure to clean off any crusties and wear jewelry that does not carry bacteria, such as surgical steel.

Although you can gauge your own ears, a professional will have properly sterilized equipment and will make sure your ears are ready to go up a gauge. 

You should find the price to gauge an ear piercing to be much less than the cost of a piercing.

H2Ocean or a sea salt mixture (50% sea salt - 50% water) will help your ear to heal.

(image is compliments of topicden.com )

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hide a Septum Piercing

It is very easy to hide a septum piercing, if you are pierced with a circular barbell.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Portable Body Piercing Aftercare

You are going to love these convenient Q-tip designs for taking care of your piecings.

The solution is stored inside of the Q-tip bar. You snap one end in half and the solution drains into the other Q-tip end, ready to be applied.

These are called Dr. Piercing's Aftercare solution
or, you can also acquire Dr. Piercing's Hole-istic solution which is best for a fresh body piercing.

They come in a fancy carry case of 36 units. You can easily toss these into your purse, glove compartment or office desk. Available for $7.00 Here

Friday, August 13, 2010

Nose Rings (literally the Ring) are Becoming Mainstream

You have seen an occasional full size ring being worn in a nostril piercing, but it use to be a small percentage of people that would wear the 360 degree ring.

We find that our customer base is starting to ask for a full ring much more frequently. Also, when walking among the public, there are more sightings of this nose jewelry.

In the way back machine (a year or so, lol) there was only the standard captive bead ring, but now there are better options.

The continuous ring is very desirable in the 14 karat white or yellow gold. You just push the gold to one side, put it on, and push it back into position.

Continuous rings also do come in steel. There is a small section of the ring that is removable and a bit tricky to put back into place. It's worth the effort to have a ring that looks like there is no ending point.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hypertrophic Scarring

What is Hypertrophic Scarring and what does it have to do with a body piercing?

Hypertrophic scarring will appear around a body piercing hole. This scarring tissue will only show around the actual piercing and will not expand or grow beyond the hole.

This type of scarring will heal. To assist in the healing process, make sure that you are not wearing a piece of jewelry that is too heavy. A heavy piece of jewelry will just add to the irritation and will slow down the healing process.

Do not try and pop the scarring, as there is no puss in the scarring. You will just cause further irritation and delay the healing process.

What will help heal Hypertrophic Scarring:
  • H2Ocean Body Piercing Spray
  • 50% Sea Salt & 50% Water used as a compress
  • Light weight jewelry
  • Not playing with or popping the scar tissue
Wikipedia defines Hypertrophic Scarring as: Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin. Hypertrophic scars take the form of a red raised lump on the skin

Do not confuse Hypertrophic Scarring with a Keloid. A Keloid will grow beyond the piercing entrance and will have to be surgically removed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Surface Piercing Rejection - BMEzine Encyclopedia

Surface Piercing Rejection - BMEzine Encyclopedia

It would be wise to read this article before having a surface piercing performed.

Your body is designed to reject a surface piecing, as it would reject a splinter.

Unless you only plan to wear the piercing for a short period of time, you are taking a risk of permanent scarring.

With todays dermal piercings you can achieve many of the same looks, and increase your chances of no rejection.