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  • How to stretch a piercing, the gauge and plug sizes (up to 1"), and how to treat and prevent piercing blowouts.

    How to Stretch a Piercing

    How to Stretch a Piercing

    by Jami Johnson1

  • 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.)

    Septum Piercing General Info + FAQ

    Septum Piercing General Info + FAQ

    by Reina1

  • 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.

    Beginner's Guide to Ear Stretching

    Beginner's Guide to Ear Stretching

    by Mallory0

  • 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,...

    Illustrated Guide to Eyebrow Piercings

    Illustrated Guide to Eyebrow Piercings

    by becauseilive22

  • 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...

    An Illustrated Guide to Navel Piercings

    An Illustrated Guide to Navel Piercings

    by becauseilive158

  • Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.

    Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?

    Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?

    by Nettlemere28

  • 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.

    Types Of Hoop Earrings

    Types Of Hoop Earrings

    by Raye2

  • Learn about different types of nose piercings and jewelry styles, see videos, and get information and advice before getting pierced.

    All About Nose Piercings

    All About Nose Piercings

    by Raye1567

  • 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...

    Illustrated Guide to Neck and Nape Piercings

    Illustrated Guide to Neck and Nape Piercings

    by becauseilive8

  • 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...

    Guide to Nose Piercings: Nostril, Septum

    Guide to Nose Piercings: Nostril, Septum

    by becauseilive48

  • 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.

    Illustrated Guide to Tongue Piercings

    Illustrated Guide to Tongue Piercings

    by becauseilive49

  • 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

    Tragus and Anti-Tragus Piercings

    Tragus and Anti-Tragus Piercings

    by JoanWhite74

  • 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...

    How to Stretch Your Ear Piercing to a Larger Gauge

    How to Stretch Your Ear Piercing to a Larger Gauge

    by Whitney536

  • Advice on how to take care of a new septum piercing, with detailed aftercare instructions and a list of things to avoid.

    Septum Piercing Aftercare

    Septum Piercing Aftercare

    by Leese Wright0

  • 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....

    Best Types of Body Jewelry for Stretched Ears

    Best Types of Body Jewelry for Stretched Ears

    by stretchedgirl7

  • Everything I've learned on my ear stretching journey. The processes, jewelry, tips & tricks, sizing, etc.

    A Guide to Ear Stretching

    A Guide to Ear Stretching

    by Reina0

  • 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.

    Facial piercings don't mean much

    Facial piercings don't mean much

    by glassvisage22

  • 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...

    Surface Piercings

    Surface Piercings

    by Whitney767

  • 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.

    A Long List of Belly Button Piercing Problems

    A Long List of Belly Button Piercing Problems

    by Whitney68

  • 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!

    How to Pierce a Belly Button

    How to Pierce a Belly Button

    by Dallas2284090

  • 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.

    All about Nipple Piercings

    All about Nipple Piercings

    by Raye110

  • 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...

    Types of Body Modification

    Types of Body Modification

    by Whitney8

  • 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?

    All About Body Piercings

    All About Body Piercings

    by Brandon Martin2

  • 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...

    Lip Piercings: Labret, Lowbret, Madonna Pictures

    Lip Piercings: Labret, Lowbret, Madonna Pictures

    by becauseilive173

  • Read about the different types of ear piercings. Get advice on aftercare and healing, shop for earrings and jewelry, watch piercing videos and more!

    Everything About Ear Piercings

    Everything About Ear Piercings

    by Raye264

  • 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.

    How to Stretch or Gauge Your Ears

    How to Stretch or Gauge Your Ears

    by Jayne Lancer2

  • 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...

    How To Take Care of a Tongue Piercing

    How To Take Care of a Tongue Piercing

    by Hayley5

  • 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.

    Watch Body Piercing Videos

    Watch Body Piercing Videos

    by Rae Schwarz8

  • 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.

    Body Mod Origins: Gauges

    Body Mod Origins: Gauges

    by Skyler DeCristoforo0

  • 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.

    Where to get a body piercing

    Where to get a body piercing

    by glassvisage54

  • 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.

    Traditional African Mursi Lip Plates

    Traditional African Mursi Lip Plates

    by Laura du Toit18

  • 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,...

    Gauging Your Ears Yourself: The Do's and Dont's

    Gauging Your Ears Yourself: The Do's and Dont's

    by TheHiddenAgenda2010

  • 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...

    Extreme Body Mod:  Surface Piercings

    Extreme Body Mod: Surface Piercings

    by becauseilive82

  • 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.

    Belly or Navel Piercing

    Belly or Navel Piercing

    by MakinBacon3

  • All about ear piercings, from the various placements and jewelry types to do's and don'ts.

    A Guide to Ear Piercings

    A Guide to Ear Piercings

    by Whitney247

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