Different Types of Oral Piercings

Oral piercings are the piercings that are in or around the mouth. This includes: tongue piercings, lip piercings, and cheek piercings. These piercings can also be considered as facial piercings, but the healing and maintenance of oral piercings are considerably different then facial piercings.

Here is a list of the most common oral piercings:

The Midline tongue piercing: This goes straight through the tissue of the tongue vertically. It is the “traditional” tongue piercing. This piercing is most commonly done with a straight barbell.

Lower Frenulum: This is also known as the tongue webbing. This piercing is traditionally done with a curved or straight barbell through the webbing underneath the tongue.

Upper Frenulum: This is known as the upper tongue webbing or a “smiley”. It consists of one or more piercings that go through the upper frenulum that is right below the upper lip. This is the tissue that connects the gum to the lip. It is traditionally done with a curved barbell or circular barbell.

Two Vertical Tongue Piercings: This is also known as “Venom Bites” this is when two straight barbells are pierced vertically through the tongue. These piercings sit symmetric to one another in a horizontal positioning.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing: This is also known as the “Snake Eye” piercing. This is when a curved barbell is pierced through the tip of the tongue horizontally.

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Do Not Perform Your Own Piercing

The DIY or the “Do it Yourself” phrase is becoming a household phenomenon, it’s easier and cheaper to do it yourself, right? Wrong, not when it comes to piercings! You probably won’t find a do it yourself guide to take out your appendix and you’re not going to find a quality guide to pierce yourself. A professional piercer has many more advantages and knowledge when it comes to piercings, they have: education, equipment, and experience. Why is it important to know about your body? Piercers have a unique education on the body, they are aware of the vessels, nerves, and tissues that compose the body. Understanding where to place a piercing can be vital in its longevity and success.

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Top Male Piercings

So you’re a guy and you’re looking to get a piercing but you’re a bit unsure as to what you should get. You aren’t sure if any piercing would look ok on you, much less if it will look good. Look no further; here are the top 5 piercings that will look great on any guy.

Earlobes

Whether you choose to get one or both sides done, the earlobe is always a safe bet for guys. Your jewelry choice can change up just how the piercing will look on you, but rest assured, an ear piercing is the way to go if you have any doubts at all. Also one of the least painful locations, the earlobe can be a great way to test how well you can handle getting pierced before taking off into more painful locations. Guys all over have their ears pierced and at all ages – this one is kind of a no brainer, but alas it makes the list for those of you who just aren’t sure.

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Small Piercings

In previous generations piercings and tattoos were taboo, they were not accepted in the work place and society saw those with piercings as “rebellious”. With more people getting tattoo’s and piercings, companies and employees are starting to rethink their policies on piercings. Each workplace has its own rules and viewpoints regarding piercings and tattoos, some industries are more open than others. It is always good practice to understand the workplace’s standard policies on piercings. More and more people and workforces have begun to look past the piercings and focus on personality and the ability to do the job. These five piercings are perfect because they are small and dainty (and some can be hidden).

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UrbanBodyJewelry.com Sale

Are you ready to shop? Better get those wishlists ready for our annual, biggest sale of the year, BLACK FRIDAY. One day only, you will get a chance to purchase anything and everything on the website for 30% off. We've got you covered with over 3,000 styles to choose from for all of your piercing needs. All the plugs you can think of and everything from labrets, nostril, nipple, septum, navel, to threadless are on sale! 24 hours only! Mark it on your calendar for Friday, November 23rd and use code: BLACK30 for 30% the ENTIRE STORE!!!

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Piercing Addiction

Once you have one piercing it is most likely not your last! Most people are aware of the saying that someone with a few piercings or tattoo’s makes them want more, they’re addicting. “After conquering the anxiety to successfully receiving and healing that first body piercing, it becomes more exciting to choose the next one, the more exposure we have to a particular chosen event or stimuli, the less frightening or outrageous it seems because we slowly become desensitized” This was said by Stephanie Hutter Thomas, a professional body piercer and PhD student, studying the psychology of body art. There isn’t a sufficient study that people are psychologically dependent on body piercings, but people are drawn to the journey, the process, and the unique creativity that each piercing brings.

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6 Timeless Piercings

10/12/2018 10:56 AM

Classic Body Piercings

Piercings have been around for centuries and the practice go back to the oldest human mummy. Piercings have become common in our society and culture, they are a form of self-expression and art. Around 5,000 years ago a mummified person was discovered with pierced ears. Scientist measured his ears to be stretched to about 7-11 mm in diameter. Then, around 2,000 years later King Tut’s body displayed evidence of wearing earrings. This has become a trait throughout history and a practice that was performed throughout time and cultures. Piercings were done for both decorative purposes and cultural purposes. These are the six most timeless piercings, the piercings that will always be classic.

Pierced Ear Lobes

The ear lobe piercing is the most common piercing in the world, it is one of the oldest forms of body modification. Earlobe piercings are done horizontally through the lobe of the ear and take around 6-8 weeks to heal. They have a very diverse jewelry selection and they need to have jewelry in them for the first year, to prevent them from closing. These can be pierced with a straight “stud” or barbell or a circular barbell (with a captive bead).

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5 Awesome Cartilage Piercings

Cartilage piercings are a great and fun way to express your inner personality. There are so many endless piercing combinations, and they look different on everyone’s ear. These piercings can be dainty and cute for work or they can be extensive and creative for a bold and intense look. The placement of a piercing and picking out the perfect jewelry can create an overall incredible look, the sky is the limit with your imagination. This list has everything you need to know about the top five awesome cartilage piercings.

#1 The Orbital Piercing

The orbital piercing is extremely unique due to its many different placements within the cartilage area. This piercing gets its name from its shape; it is two piercings connected together with one ring, creating the illusion of an orbit around the ear. The traditional orbital piercing is pierced through the lower piece of the conch, with a circular barbell. This can create a look similar to an “ear cuff” or it can be completely unique and different when done on the upper helix region. Although this piercing is specific to a circular barbell, the barbell can be customized with different colors and the “ball” that connects the circular barbell can be enclosed with different colored gems.

Orbital Piercing

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New Today: Hypnotic Ear Weights

9/20/2018 10:10 AM

Ear Weights

This week we're featuring Mel wearing the Hypnotic brass ear weights! These are available in two sizes Small & Large. Weighing in at 11 grams and 34 grams each. Sold in pairs starting at $55/pr. Made of brass with a 10 gauge sterling silver clasp. Double sided design make these an awesome look for a night out. Free shipping! Shop link: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/hypnotic-brass-earrings-weights.html

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Urban Body Jewelry Navel Rings

The season we all love most is upon us. There is nothing like the sweet summer time where we can barbecue out back, hang with our friends, or lay by the pool and catch some rays. For anyone with a belly button piercing, this season could add the pressure of choosing the perfect jewelry piece for the summer bikini season. Look no further because we‘ve compiled a list of some great and trendy belly rings that you need in your life this summer. From simple but blingy to all out summer-tastic, we’ve got you covered.

1. Stunning 4 Clear Gem Stone Steel Belly Button Ring

Bling Diamond Belly Ring

 

This belly ring may be simple, but it sure packs a punch of bling sure to sparkle all season long. This belly ring may not dangle, but it remains eye catching and perfect for summer bikini season. With a 14G 316L Stainless Steel barbell and 4 cubic zirconia gems, this blingy piece will always turn heads. The barbell is 3/8’’(10mm) and is standard to most belly rings.

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UBJ SALE

Starting tonight at 12am, our summer 2018 sale will be kicking off. Take 25% OFF everything in our shop! The code is SUMMER25 and it will only be valid for 24 hours. Be sure to take advanatge of this sale because the next one wont be utill November. Be sure to check out all the categories because we have a ton of new plugs and body jewelry styles released in the past couple of months. Happy shopping <3

Body Jewelry Plugs Sale

As always, domestic orders over $20 will receive free shipping!

Urban Body Jewelry Online Catalog

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New Today: Flux Ear Weights

6/30/2018 2:11 PM

Geometric Ear Weights

Todays feature is the Flux ear weights! Each piece weights 34 grams and has a 14G (1.6mm) sterling silver clasp that holds the weights securely in your lobes. Geometric design casted in brass makes these weights an awesome choice for any event. These are sold in pairs (2 pieces) $70. Shop link: http://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/flux-brass-earrings-weights.html

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