How to stretch a piercing, the gauge and plug sizes (up to 1"), and how to treat and prevent piercing blowouts.
How do you tell if your belly button piercing is infected? Doctors discuss the signs of an infected belly piercing and show us how to treat an infection and help it heal faster.
Making the decision to sport a nose piercing comes along with a few responsibilities. Find out what you need to know about getting a nose pierced.
Photos and recommendations of the top 29 facial piercings, with jewelry recommendations and healing time information.
General information that I have to offer about septum piercings, including an FAQ about my personal experience. (Note: I've had my septum pierced for over a year, so I've become quite knowledgable.)
So, you've decided you want to stretch your ears, but you're wondering how to start? Look no further, I'll teach you the basics to Stretching your ears.
The earlobes and cartilage are not the only places that can be pierced on an ear, the center is not the only spot that can be pierced on a tongue, and the eyebrow is not the only place that can be pierced on, well, an eyebrow. Before we begin,...
The human body can pretty much be pierced virtually anywhere that there is skin, and the ears are no exception to this rule.
A navel (belly button) piercing passes through the rim of the navel. While they are typically done just above the navel on the top ridge, they can also go anywhere around the outside of the navel, wherever there is a fold or "lip." This type of...
Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.
Read about my first experience with ritual body suspension with the Modern Body Suspension team in Vancouver.
One of the most common styles of earring is the hoop earring. Learn about the various types of hoop earrings and the mechanisms by which they open and close.
Learn about different types of nose piercings and jewelry styles, see videos, and get information and advice before getting pierced.
Read all about—and see some photos of— two extreme body modifications: The corset piercing and scarification.
In depth and specific information on the care of oral piercings, as well as examples and pictures of the types available, and useful links that relate to you and your piercing.
An ex-girlfriend of mine decided to get the back of her neck pierced in 2003. It was a spur of the moment decision, made mostly because she already had jewelery in her tongue and lip, and multiple piercings in her ears, and was staunchly against...
Navel piercings should heal fairly quickly, if you clean them regularly and follow some do's and don'ts.
When you hear about a nose piercing, chances are you think of a nostril piercing, which is the most common, or a septum piercing, which is the second most common and looks like a bull ring between the nostrils. You'd be correct on both counts, as...
You might be surprised to know how many different ways there are to pierce your tongue. So, before going in, check out this illustrated guide and learn what your options are.
Tragus Piercing is the process of piercing the small cartilage that is at the end of the ear canal. Care should be taken to ensure that the Tragus heals properly 8 weeks after it has been pierced. It should be clean daily with saline or any disinfectant solution and should not be touched with dirty hands. Cleanliness should also be highly observed while handling it to avoid any infections that usually occur. After it has healed properly then you can choose the best jewelry that you want to put o
Although it is fairly old process, it is now pretty popular for today's younger people to not only get piercings but also stretch them. Even if you have a piercing that was pierced to a standard size—generally 20 gauge, 18 gauge, and 16...
Advice on how to take care of a new septum piercing, with detailed aftercare instructions and a list of things to avoid.
Hey everyone! My name is Allison. I'm from the Detroit area and I love the art of body modification. To the left you'll see me... and my beautiful ears. If you have stretched piercings, you're probably familiar with what is available on the market....
Thinking about stretching your ear piercings to a bigger gauge? Check out these tips for a safe, pain- and infection-free journey to perfectly stretched holes.
Everything I've learned on my ear stretching journey. The processes, jewelry, tips & tricks, sizing, etc.
How much does a lip ring matter in a job interview, or at the workplace? How much should it matter? I say don't judge a book by its cover.
When you get a piercing, it is nothing more than a foreign object through your skin. Many times, your body will treat the jewelry like a splinter and try to push it out. Surface piercings are different than most piercings. A proper surface...
Navel piercings are very popular and generally pretty easy to heal, but that doesn't mean that there won't be complications. Here's what to do if you experience any of these common problems.
If you are shopping for a piercer for a naval piercing, these are the steps that they should already know well. If you plan to pierce your own naval, this is your guide!
Learn about how nipple piecings are done, what types of jewelry are worn in them, plus how to deal with nipple rings and airport security.
There are all sorts of different types of body modification. Basically, anything that you do to your body to alter the way that it naturally appears is a body modification, so it includes body building, hair dye, and plastic surgery. More "punk" or...
What to do before getting a piercing. Never pierce your own body. Find certified, trained professional piercers. How to care for a piercing and making the important decision...where?
If you get a hip surface piercing, choosing the right jewelry and doing proper aftercare may keep it from being rejected.
Here is everything you need to know about getting a tongue piercing and how to care for it based on my personal experience. Plus, interesting myths and facts that will blow your mind.
You may have thought that humans only have one set of lips, comprised of two separate entities, but lip piercings actually fall into eight separate categories. Lip piercing is an ancient body modification, still common among certain African tribes...
Read about the different types of ear piercings. Get advice on aftercare and healing, shop for earrings and jewelry, watch piercing videos and more!
Nothing looks cooler than stretched earlobes, but you have to stretch them properly, or it can result in an ugly disaster. How to stretch your ears safely.
So you finally did it! You went out and got that weird muscle in your mouth pierced! I'm so proud of you! Or maybe you're still thinking about it and curious as to what it's like to take care of this piercing. Either way, I'm here to help you. The...
Sometimes pain is alleviated when you know what's going to happen. Before you get a body piercing, you might want to take a look at what you're in for.
Since the dawn of the human race, we have created countless methods of altering and modifying our bodies. This article will touch base with the origins of gauging, otherwise known as stretching.
If you are considering where you should get your piercing, read this page for opinions on the pros and cons of each location, including ears, nose, eyebrows, and belly buttons.
To an outsider, a stretched lip is a form of body mutilation rather than art, but to a Mursi or Suri woman, it's an expression of female maturity and a sign that she has reached childbearing age.
Some of us are too stubborn to go to someoe and have to pay to gauge our ears after piercing them. Although, I think to start you should have someone intitiate it for you, here's how to gauge at home WITHOUT messing up your ears competely! So,...
As opposed to a traditional nose or tongue piercing, a surface piercing has both entrance and exit holes that go through a flat area of skin such as the arm, leg or sternum. Corset piercings are one popular type of surface piercing, and according to...
Learn about how long it takes for a tongue to heal, what to avoid, how to heal quicker, and view a variety of pictures of single, multiple, horizontal, and venom piercings.
Learn the what to do before and after getting a belly button piercing, including how to choose a salon and how to ensure the piercing heals without infection.
Dermal piercings (single-point piercings) lie on the surface of the skin and are held in place with an anchor that is implanted underneath the dermis. Learn the procedure, infections, and problems.