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.
We only have one pair of lips, but lip piercings actually fall into eight separate categories. Here's a look at all the cool different ways you can pierce your lips.
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.
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.
Here's my first experience with ritual body suspension with the Modern Body Suspension team in Vancouver.
If you get a hip surface piercing, choosing the right jewelry and doing proper aftercare may keep it from being rejected.
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.
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 article explores great piercing ideas and includes useful tips for deciding whether of not to get a neck piercing.
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.
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.
Navel piercings should heal fairly quickly, if you clean them regularly and follow some dos and don'ts.
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. Read on to see great examples of surface piercings.
I've had my septum pierced for many years, so I've become quite knowledgable about how to take care of it. Here, I share everything I've learned from my experience and research.
Learn how to take care of your new tongue ring, and prevent infection, with these eight simple tips.
Are you looking for help with an infected daith piercing? Wondering what the signs, symptoms, and remedies are? Here's how you can care for and heal an infected daith piercing, as well as my own personal story with an infected daith!
This article provides in-depth and specific information on the care of oral piercings, as well as examples and pictures of the types available. You'll also find useful links that relate to you and your piercing.
Here's how to stretch a piercing, the gauge, and plug sizes (up to 1"). In addition, I'll explain how to treat and prevent piercing blowouts.
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.
A look at the different types of surface piercings, how to heal them, and what can cause piercing migration.
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.
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 eight weeks after it has been pierced. Read on to see examples of these piercings.
If you are considering where you should get your piercing, read this page for information on the pros and cons of each location, including the ear, nose, eyebrow, and belly button.
Learn about different types of nose piercings and jewelry styles, see videos, and get information and advice before getting pierced.
Nothing looks cooler than stretched earlobes, but you have to stretch them properly, or it can result in an ugly disaster. This article shows you how to stretch your ears safely.
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.
Everything I've learned on my ear stretching journey. The processes, jewelry, tips and tricks, sizing, etc.
Here are photos and recommendations of the top 26 facial piercings, with jewelry recommendations and healing time information.
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.
Read about the different types of ear piercings, get advice on aftercare and healing, watch piercing videos, and more!
Read all about—and see some photos of—two extreme body modifications: the corset piercing and scarification.
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.
When you hear about a nose piercing, chances are you think of a nostril piercing, which is the most common, or in the septum, which is the second most common. Learn about placement, heal time, and more.
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.
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.
Learn about how nipple piercings are done, what types of jewelry are worn in them, and how to deal with nipple rings and airport security.
This article compares the pain of a tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. It also includes recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.