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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Brief History of the Septum Piercing

These days you might find a septum piercing on one out of every five people, especially on trendy girls in cute styles of septum clicker, but that’s a far way away from where they began in society. The earliest piercing has been found (and still exists!) in a mummified person done 5, 300 years ago. When you think about that, doesn’t it make you question how much you really know about the history of the piercings on your own body? Well, here’s a more in-depth look into septum piercing - where it began and why!

Septum piercings are the second most common type of piercing in “primitive” societies in Jaya, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. But it has also historically been practiced by Aboriginal Australians and North Native American tribes. It is actually more common than nostril piercings! Why is this? Most think it’s because septum’s have the added bonus of being able to be stretched in order to fit large jewelry through. And by jewelry, I mean bones.

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Beautiful Plug Styles

Wooden plugs aren’t just beautiful; they’re also surprisingly easy to look after! So, don’t be scared off from opting for a look that’s a little bit different and pick yourself up a pair of organic wooden plugs. Here are just some of our favorites that we recommend you pick up ASAP. What are you waiting for?

When shopping wooden plugs – even if you want to stay entirely organic and natural – you still have a huge range of color. Wood can easily be stained or, depending on the source, can come in lots of natural shades. These almost black carved ebony plugs for example! Or on the other side of the color scale, these almost white tamarind wood tunnels.

Tamarind Wooden Plugs Gauges

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Different Kinds of Tongue Piercings

Do you remember when we told you all about the different kinds of ear piercings (sixteen!)? Well, the ears aren’t the only spot holding a couple secrets!

You might be surprised that when it comes to tongue piercings there is more to it than just sticking a bar through the middle of your tongue. Keep reading to find out all about venom piercings, tongue web piercings and more!

The Regular Old Tongue Piercing

This name generally refers to the statement style of tongue piercing in the centre of the tongue and pierced straight through the bottom. It’s a tried and true style that will never get old!

Horizontal Tongue Piercing

This type of tongue piercing, also known as “Snake Eyes”, is similar to a regular tongue piercing but rather than a single piercing in the centre of the tongue there are two that are horizontally placed.

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Popular Industrial Cartilage Jewelry

The industrial piercing is a favorite amongst body modification enthusiasts – us included! How could it not? Its two piercings in one that are combined by a thick metal bar! How awesome is that? If you love industrial piercings as much as we do, maybe you’ll love our list of the five on-trend industrial barbell styles happening right now.

Not So Straight Styles of Industrial Barbells

Who said anything about straight barbells? What we want is something jagged and edgy! If you feel the same you’ll love these bent barbell styles that look out of this world. Go wavy with this colorful triple wave industrial barbell or completely jagged with this jagged stainless steel industrial barbell.

Boho Cartilage Jewelry

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Things You Should Not Do Before Getting a Piercing

You might think that it won’t hurt to go out drinking the night before a morning piercing appointment or that skipping breakfast the morning of isn’t that big of a deal. But when it comes to getting pierced these are just some of the major things NOT TO DO before getting pierced. They will put you and maybe even your piercer in danger. Some of it is legally required and others are just common sense. You don’t have to make these mistakes!

Not Doing Research!

It’s important to look into your piercer’s practice before getting a body piercing from them to make sure they’re using gloves and sterilized equipment. Don’t forget to look into the piercing itself to find out exactly what you are to expect and the aftercare you will need. Even something as simple as the price needs to be researched!

Getting Drunk or Drinking at All

It’s actually illegal to pierce or tattoo anyone that appears to be under the influence. Even if your piercer just ends up smelling a beer on you! Alcohol thins out the blood and may make you bleed more when being pierced.  This actually works for caffeine and energy drinks as well. Lots of drinks will thin your blood!

The above are reason enough before even mentioning that alcohol may impair your judgment! No one wants to wake up with a spur of the moment piercing that they didn’t actually want.

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Body Piercings Easy to Hide

Do you want an awesome piercing that will really add to your look, but don’t want to spend half your day wearing clear retainers to hide them? Don’t worry! Here are our suggestions for awesome piercings that you will want to show off, but can easily hide your piercings if you need to for work or school. 

Back of the Neck Dermal Piercings

Dermal piercings are great because they can be done on almost any place on the body. As long as there is skin, you can pierce it! The back of the neck is a great place to get a couple dermal piercings because you can easily hide it with clothing or longer hair and easily show it off!

Just be careful, because this is an extremely sensitive place to be pierced and dermal piercings often reject. But other than that, we’re in love with this look!

Frenulum Piercings

Frenulum piercings – including smiley piercings and frowny piercings - are still on the cusp of popularity in the piercing community. They are piercings that are attached to the webbing between the lips and the gums. But don’t let that description stop you from realising how cute and versatile they really can be!

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Organic Plugs & Gauges

Organic jewelry that is jewelry made out of horn, bone, wood, stone, antler and etc – are great options for plug wearers that have reached their desired size. There are so many options out there of sun flower wooden plugs and horn septum rings, but how do you take care of these kinds of organic jewelry? You can’t autoclave it or just wash it under water!

Here’s how to take care of your organic jewelry, without depreciating the quality.

The First Step

The first step to cleaning any kind of piercing jewelry is to make sure your own hands and the site itself are properly cleaned using antibacterial fragrance free soap. Otherwise you’ll be adding bacteria to the organic plugs anyway!

Wooden Plug Care

Wooden plugs are prone to drying out. So after using a gentle cloth with water to remove any debris and dust, make sure to massage the wood with jojoba oil to make sure it doesn’t crack or dry out. Drying out and cracking is a death sentence for wooden jewelry. Then with the olive oil applied shine the wood using a soft dry cloth.

Over time wood will darken and especially when applying oil often.

Do not soak wood as it will swell.

Organic Wood Plugs / Gauges

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