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Everything body jewelry and body piercing related will be blogged about on this site.
From the fasinating, bizzar, eductional, factual, or just because it is interesting, you will find it posted here.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Eye Surround Dermals - Multiple Dermal Body Piercings

Dermal body piercings open up a whole new world of ideas.

Now that you can place a piercing on most areas of your body, the sky can be the limit.

Some people go with just a single dermal piercing as a stand alone, or to decorate a tattoo.

Other people create an entire new look by using multiple dermal's in a pattern.

Multiple Dermal body Piercings

We have found that most people getting multiple eye dermal piercings will end up with a black eye, while the piercings are healing.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Medusa Body Piercing & Septum Body Piercing

The Medusa body piercing is gaining in popularity.

If you wear the right jewelry, it can really accent the upper lips natural shape.

These is the same style jewelry, as worn in a labret. There is a straight bar with a flat, disc back. The most common gauge is 16 for the Medusa.

Although the septum piercing looks like multiple piercings, this can be a single piercing that holds multiple rings to create an illusion.

Shown are custom made pieces, which we can offer you. The Medusa piece can be purchased on our website. For the septum rings, please contact us.

The model had these piercings done at The Quillian in PA

Thursday, March 28, 2013

To Bleed or Not to Bleed

Will your new body piercing bleed?

This really depends upon the individual. Two people can get the same exact piercing and one person will bleed but the other will not.

Some individuals will just bleed slightly and other's will bleed quite a bit before it starts to clot and slow down.

People taking blood thinners are discouraged from piercings, as it is harder for their blood to start clotting and they could loose too much blood.

Here are two images of customers tragus piercings. They both got the same style piercing, but one girl had bleeding and the other had no bleeding.

Friday, March 22, 2013

How to Dress up your Industrial Piercing Barbell

When industrial piercings first became popular, customers just wore a basic 14 gauge, 316L surgical steel straight barbell.

As with normal progression, the barbells started to be offered in different colors. The better quality would be in an anodized titanium (so that it would not loose it's color) and lower quality barbells were titanium plated, but the color would eventually wear away.

Soon customers were able to buy barbells with a decoration on the bar, such as a star. If the customer stayed with a small design, they were able to put the barbell into their piercing. However, as the designs became larger there was not enough room to slip the barbell into place, and some designs just could not be worn.

Today the designs are made independent of the barbell. These are made to slip onto the bar, so that you can wear a steel, titanium or gold barbell & interchange your design. 

To put these new style designs onto the barbell, they can slip all the way to one end. This allows the wearer to select bigger designs and still be able to get the jewelry into the piercing. 

The newest designs also have a rubber setting, to snug the barbell and stay in the spot it has been placed. 

For more example of slide on designs visit Industrial Jewelry

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

People Like To Be Pierced in Pairs

I find it to be more common that people come into our piercing studio in pairs, or larger groups.

More commonly each person has a different style piercing in mind, but we do have groups that have the same piercing in mind.

If one person is unsure of what piercing they want, they sometimes get the same piercing as their friend. The friend many times encourages them to share in the same piercing experience.

This photo is of two girls that have been friends since childhood. One girl was going to get a Monroe piercing, but decided to get the same piercing as her friend.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tragus Model

The model is showing a Tragus jewlery design that appears to be more than 1 Tragus piercing. The jewelry has 3 roses, but it is a single Tragus piercing.

Tragus Piercing & Jewelry

With the wide variety of piercings available for the ear, some body jewelry has become interchangeable.

Since the ear has different hills and valleys, jewelry needs to handle a variety of shapes and angles.

Today I am addressing the Tragus, which is at the entrance of the ear. You can see the exact location of the Tragus here: wikipedia tragus link

In America the standard piercing jewelry, when the tragus is first pierced, is a 16 gauge captive bead ring. The ring allows the customer to properly clean the piercing, as it heals.

Once the piercing has healed, there is a variety of jewelry styles that can be worn in this location.

Of course the customer can stay with the captive bead ring, and they can find a rainbow of color options beyond the surgical steel.

Other options, for the Tragus are:

A Segment Ring with No Ball (shown in black with the segment removed): 

Labret Body Jewelry, known for lip and Monroe piercings: 

Helix Body Jewelry:
Tragus Body Jewelry (made only for the tragus):
A Twisty:
Or a straight barbell, with or without a dangle:

For a variety of options, please visit our tragus page