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...
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.
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...
Read all about—and see some photos of— two extreme body modifications: The corset piercing and scarification.
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...
Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.
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.
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...
Advice on how to take care of a new septum piercing, with detailed aftercare instructions and a list of things to avoid.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
Read about my first experience with ritual body suspension with the Modern Body Suspension team in Vancouver.
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.
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...
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,...
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?
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.
How to stretch a piercing, the gauge and plug sizes (up to 1"), and how to treat and prevent piercing blowouts.
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.
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.
If you get a hip surface piercing, choosing the right jewelry and doing proper aftercare may keep it from being rejected.
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.
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 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...
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,...
Learn about different types of nose piercings and jewelry styles, see videos, and get information and advice before getting pierced.
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
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.
Photos and recommendations of the top 29 facial piercings, with jewelry recommendations and healing time information.
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.
Navel piercings should heal fairly quickly, if you clean them regularly and follow some do's and don'ts.
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...
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.
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....
Everything I've learned on my ear stretching journey. The processes, jewelry, tips & tricks, sizing, etc.