First Time Piercing Preparation Check List

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first piercing or your fiftieth, follow this guide on how to prepare for getting a piercing. Even the most seasoned pros still need to take safety steps in order to get a healthy piercing!

Find a Qualified Piercer with References

This probably wasn’t the first step you thought you’d see! But I can’t stress this enough. It doesn’t matter how well you prepare for a piercing, if you go to an unsanitary piercing studio or someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, you might end up with an infection or another serious issue anyway!

Check out our post on finding a qualified piercer to get your piercing off to the best start.

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Stone Plugs 2017

Stone plugs are great to look at, great for your ears and are an easy natural plug to look after. Simply give them a wipe over when they need it! Give your ears a break from all that plastic, or simply change it up with our organic range of stone plugs in tonnes of styles. Check out these new styles that just hit the store.

Double Flare Gold Obsidian Stone Plugs

You might be surprised to look at it, but Obsidian isn't quite a stone. It's a volcanic rock and comes in all kinds of shades from green and purple to rainbow and, like these double flared gold obsidian plugs here, gold!

These gold obsidian plugs are awesome because they change from a darker black to a more opaque gold color depending on the light. They'll make any black on black outfit go from boring to dimensional.

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Hot Navel Jewelry Styles

Belly button piercings are the hottest trend every summer! And why shouldn't they be? You can rock them with a killer crop top and low-cut jeans or show them off in a bikini when you are at the beach. They're the perfect summer piercing. Here are our picks for the top 5 hot belly button rings for summer that you won't want to miss!

Tradition and Neo-Traditional Style Tattoo Belly Button Rings!

Check out these traditional style tattoo belly button rings featuring swallows, roses and mermaids in bright colors. They'd be perfect to show off if you have any tattoo work, especially if it matches!

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Heartilage Piercing

A Heartilage piercing is a new ear piercing trend that started to gain traction this year in New York and has since spread worldwide through countless Instagram citing. It was named by the site Popsugar because essentially it's two side by side cartilage piercings connected by a ring that has been bent into the shape of a heart. We're in love with this earring trend and think it breathes new life into an old staple!

How Did it Gain It's Trending Status?

Following on from his success with his heart daith piercings – where he again bends a ring into a heart shape - Robbie Milian is the most visible piercer doing these heartilage piercings. He says that it all started by taking off the balls of a simple cartilage bar and turning the ends inwards!

The procedure of this piercing is pretty interesting because often it's described as bending jewelry that has already been placed into the piercing. This is so that the shape fits perfectly to the anatomy of the wearer.

 

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Constellation Piercings

It might sound like a constellation on your ear is a little too much to hope for, but you better believe it! Constellation ear piercing is this years newest piercing trend and we're a little bit in love. Keep reading to find out if you're just as in love with this new trend as we are!

What is a Constellation Ear Piercing?

When it comes down to it a constellation ear piercing is just a grouping of three or more ear piercings anywhere on the ear. Generally, these are done in designs that mimic star constellations when you look at them – not just a random grouping!

This also means that you can create any design you like that's entirely unique to you. Plus, you don't have to go into unknown territory if you'd rather stick to the ear lobe.

This trend was named by Brian Keith Thompson who works at Body Electric Tattoo for some of L.A's finest – including Beyonce!

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Girls Piercing Jewelry for the Summer

The best part of summer is throwing your hair up into those cute summer styles. Whether you're into 90s alien buns, man buns or the more classic milkmaid braids, accentuate your style with a new piercing that'll breathe new life into that summer up-do. What are you waiting for?

Layered Ear Piercings

Ear piercings are the best to combine with a simple up-do because it automatically makes it edgier and more complex! You could layer a bunch of ear piercings into a constellation style, combine an orbital and scaffold piercings or - for something more complex - what about tragus and anti-tragus piercings combined. Which ever way you combine the many kinds of ear piercings it always looks edgy and modern, no matter your style of up-do.

 

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Age to get pierced

Every piercing enthusiast has faced this issue at one very distinct point in their lives. When we're first starting to get into piercings and body modifications and we need to bring our parents along to that tongue piercing appointment – otherwise we can't get pierced! It's an issue we all have to look past for the good of all that is a qualified piercer and a healthy piercing.

But don't you worry! Here are the piercing and tattoo minimum ages across the united states, so that you can start dreaming of the day you can go out and get pierced without any issue.

Alabama

Written consent is needed from parent/legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos. Ear piercings are exempt from this.

Alaska

Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and they must be present during the piercing. Minors are not allowed to be tattooed.

Arizona

Parent or legal guardian must be present for body piercing and tattoos. This does not include ear piercings which allow written consent.

Arkansas

The minimum age of piercing with consent from a parent/guardian is 16. They must also be present. Minors are not to be tattooed.

California

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Inverse Belly Button Piercing

An inverse navel piercing is done on the bottom fold of the belly button rather than on the top. Apart from position it is exactly like the straight forward belly button piercing. Depending on your anatomy, you may prefer this position of navel piercing if you have more skin on the bottom section of the belly button. You can also pierce both top and bottom of the navel for a double navel piercing!

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost ranges from studio to studio, but are often anywhere from $35-$70. Always remember to opt for a studio you trust, rather than going to studio with bad reviews because of a low price!

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All About Septum Stretching

6/21/2017 3:58 PM

How to Stretch a Septum Piercing

How To Stretch a Septum Piercing

While ear stretching has become common, some people are still shocked at the idea of stretching a septum piercing. The truth is you can stretch any piercing! Septum’s are a popular choice to stretch because the size of the piercing stays un-noticeable, doesn’t add to anything like drooling as a lip might, however, it can actually alter the way the structure of your nose appearence. 

I started stretching my septum years ago. It’s a common myth that you can stretch up to your ideal size in a couple weeks. It takes months between sizes to safely stretch! This was because I loved the look of a thick band that neatly wrapped around the middle section of the nose. But there are so many more reasons to stretch!

If you’re interested in stretching your own septum (or to get inspiration for stretching other piercings) this is your go to guide. You’ll be stretching in no time!

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Organic Tribal Jewelry Rings Plugs

We love the tribal piercing jewelry trend! From stretched ears with pretty metal weights, bone septum jewelry or some simple tribal designs in your ears, there are so many options for how to rock it. There’s something for everyone!

Septum, the Lips and Stretched Ears Have Tribal Influences to Start

When it comes to some piercings like the septum, the lip and the ears, historically they already have tribal influences. The septum for example is a piercing that effortlessly oozes the tribal look even with just a silver septum clicker in place! It stems back from when warriors would stretch their septum to fit a tusk or horn in order to look intimidating to their opponents. How cool is that?

But don’t be dismayed! The tribal trend is for everyone. These places are just easier tribal influences that can be toned down and at the same time not entirely lose the look.

Brass Metals, Worn Silver and Rose-Gold Piercing Jewelry

An easy way to take any piercing to a tribal place is to opt for a metal with a different color variance. Brass metals are cheap and cast off a beautiful old-time look! Mix it with some opalite stones and you’ve got a look that will transform you into tribal goddess.

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Piercings That Heal Fast

In a perfect world we’d be able to go around rocking brass jewelry and not dealing with the pain of a healing piercing. While this isn’t a perfect world, if you’re looking for a piercing that won’t have you committing to twelve months of pain with sea salt soaks everyday here are our top five fastest healing piercings!

Septum Piercings

The septum takes from 1 to 3 months to heal.

It’s no secret that we love septum piercings! When piercing the septum you’re piercing such a thin piece of skin you’ll hardly notice it.

Oral Piercings – Especially the Tongue & Webbing!

The tongue takes from 3 to 4 weeks to heal, the lip 2 to 3 months and the tongue webbing 8-10 weeks.

Oral piercings from the tongue, the webbing underneath the tongue and behind the lips, and even the lips themselves are some of the fastest healing parts of our bodies! The mouth comes into contact with lots of bacteria through eating that it is part of body’s defense to heal it quickly.

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Popular Piercing Healing Times

5/22/2017 12:41 PM

Piercings That Take The Longest to Heal

The more assessable to blood flow any area of the body means the less time it will take to heal. This means, unfortunately, that some of the piercings we love like industrial piercings and the bridge will take longer to heal! But that won’t stop us, will it? If healing times are a deal breaker, or if you just want to know what to expect, keep reading to find out the top five piercing healing times that take the longest!

Industrial Piercings & Other Cartilage Piercings

The healing time for the industrial piercings is from 6 months up to a year.

But why is this calculation vary so much? There’s a big difference between three months and twelve! But where ever I looked, no one could simplify the healing time of cartilage piercings into a more specific number. 

This is because the cartilage is so vast. There are so many places to pierce in the cartilage and the cartilage can be completely different from person to person – thicker or thinner, etc. That’s why experts say that a tragus piercing may take up to eight months to heal, while a helix piercing may take up to ten. 

In the end, if you do choose to get this sort of piercing, be aware that it will mean a lot of aftercare!

Navel Piercings

The healing time for the navel piercing is from nine months up to a year.

Now we love navel piercings, but those who do have them do spend a lot of time complaining about the healing process. It’s no wonder. Just imagine healing a tongue piercing for an entire year! While sure, it isn’t quite the same idea, it’s still a long haul of a process.

Nipple Piercings

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