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Body Jewelry Materials

Stainless steel (specifically surgical-grade or implant-grade) and titanium are high-quality metals that are used for making body jewelry. The difference between stainless steel and titanium jewelry is based on the difference in compositions of the metals themselves. Otherwise, both stainless steel and titanium jewelry are recommended for use in body piercings. Additionally, they are both safe to wear in new/healing piercings or healed piercings.

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Eyebrow Piercing Expectations

Here are a few things you should know about getting an eyebrow piercing for the first time. Besides eating well and being hydrated, there’s not much you need to do physically to prepare for a piercing, but these tips can help you be informed and ready for the piercing and take care of it afterward.

The Piercing Hurts a Little, But the Healing Shouldn’t

Getting an eyebrow piercing will hurt to some degree, but it’s not usually considered to be one of the more painful spots to pierce. There is no cartilage to go through for an eyebrow piercing, just the skin/tissue. There will be some residual pain for the first few days, but there shouldn’t be any pain after that. Any increase in pain or throbbing after the first few days of healing could mean there is an infection or other problem. If this is happening and you need help, a professional piercing shop will happily give advice with troubleshooting and healing.

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Tongue Piercing Healing

Thoughtfulness about what to eat after getting a tongue piercing is an important part of aftercare. Swelling, irritation, and general oral discomfort are to be expected with a new tongue piercing. Additionally, it’s important to be gentle with healing tissue to avoid complications. So, a diet of soft foods and lots of water is recommended by professional piercers for at least the first couple weeks of healing.

One: A Soft Diet Avoiding Acidic, Hot, Spicy, and Salty Foods

For the first few days up to the full 2 weeks, eating soft foods helps the piercing heal by not causing additional irritation or damage. Acidic, hot, spicy, and salty foods should be avoided because they can prolong the swelling or cause enough irritation for the piercing to bleed. Also, consider the level of stickiness of the food: extra “soft” items like oatmeal, peanut butter, and mashed potatoes are going to stick all over the mouth and aren’t actually a good option.

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Septum Stretching

Although not as popular as ear stretching, septum stretching is catching on as piercings are becoming more mainstream in general. A stretched septum is a desirable look to people for many reasons. Stretched septum piercings allow for larger jewelry options, but there’s also the option to keep wearing normal-sized septum jewelry through a tunnel so that it’s more discreet.

It’s important to keep safety in mind. There are 3 ways to safely stretch your septum so that you avoid tearing the skin and tissue and so that you can minimize the chance of damage or infection.

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Cleaning Your Nose Ring

There are different guidelines on how to clean and maintain your nose jewelry depending on whether your piercing is fresh and healing or if it is already healed. Fresh piercings need regular cleaning to heal healthily. And because the nose harbors a lot of bacteria, regular maintenance is recommended as good piercing hygiene and for clean nose jewelry.

Cleaning While Healing

When your piercing is still healing, there are a few important tips to keep in mind for the cleaning process.

Washing your hands with soap and water before touching a healing piercing will help minimize the risk of infection.

Don’t remove nose jewelry to clean it while the piercing is healing; the tissue needs to fully heal before the jewelry can safely be taken out.

Rinse or soak the nose jewelry and piercing twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, with a homemade saline solution or one of the piercing-safe options we have on our Aftercare page.

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Best Nostril Piercing Rings

When it comes to which type of nose ring stays in the best, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. The answer depends on which type of nose piercing the jewelry is going to be worn in. High-quality nose jewelry that is well-designed will stay put and shouldn’t fall out during normal activities or while sleeping, but there are some basic guidelines to follow to help you choose which nose ring is best for your piercing.

Nose Studs

Nose studs are one of the types of nose rings that stays in the best for most nostril piercings. Nosebones are short, straight barbells that have a larger decorative end and a smaller end that rests on the inside. The end is small enough to push through the piercing but will still anchor the jewelry in. Threadless barbells are two separate pieces that each have an end (a decorative side and the anchor end), and they slide or push into each other. One side has a small bend or curve, and this locks the two pieces together so they don’t separate.

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Girl with Tongue Pierced

Taking care of your tongue piercing while it heals is an easy and straightforward process. Follow these key guidelines as recommended by The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and you’ll end up with a healthy, healed piercing. These tips apply to the classic tongue piercing, venom tongue piercings, and all the other different kinds of tongue piercings as well.

Always contact a professional piercer or a nearby professional piercing shop to ask about any problems or if you are experiencing a lot of pain, swelling, or bleeding after the first few days.

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Female Face Piercings

There are certain piercings known to accentuate facial features or beauty marks, so it’s no wonder that women benefit from a wider variety of possible piercings. Some of these piercings are generally seen as more feminine, and they are ideal for anyone looking for a new way to spice up their appearance. Below is a handy guide to which piercings are the most popular among women.

#1: Nostril Piercings

Nose piercings are overall the most popular piercings for women. Around 19% of pierced women have at least one nose piercing. Nostril piercings are the most popular of these and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Dainty gemmed nose screws offer a classic look while rings give an edgier vibe. Clear retainers are also an option for discretionary purposes.

Girl Nose Piercing

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3 Tips for Caring for a Tongue Piercing After It's Healed

Healing tongue piercings is sometimes more involved since they are oral piercings. Extra procedures like salt rinses come into play compared to most other body piercings that only require salt spray and irrigation. It’s important that tongue piercings are fully healed before moving forward so that infection is no longer a risk. The initial healing phase may be over, but this does not mean tongue piercing care is finished. These three different approaches to essential long-term care will ensure there are no tongue piercing issues down the road.

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Cute Nipple Piercing Jewelry

When it comes to picking out nipple jewelry the options are virtually endless. However, some thoughtful pointers will make sure your search for the perfect nipple jewelry is easy and successful.

Size and Material

14 gauge is an ideal size for most nipple piercings. 14G is also one of the most common piercing sizes, so there will be plenty of options to choose from as far as jewelry.

The two main variations of nipple jewelry are barbells and clickers. Barbells are the simpler option, and they contain a straight bar and balls or other customizable ends. If you’re not interested in loose ends on your nipple jewelry, clickers are always an option as well. Any sort of clicker jewelry is designed to snap into place with an easy “click” on one side, and they will stay secure without any worries.

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Organic Stone Plugs to Wear

Stone plugs are starting to earn their rightful place in the limelight! These plugs are the perfect addition to any outfit, and they are a realistic style of jewelry for every-day wear. Here are ten of our favorite stone plugs!

The purple amethyst single flare stone plugs are both affordable and have rich hues of purple and lavender. One of the cool things about the amethyst plugs is the natural marbling that stone creates. This means that you are getting a variety of hues and color saturation throughout the plug. Amethyst has been used for thousands of years to stimulate, soothe, and ease the mind and emotions. The Ancient Greeks believed that amethyst would cure drunkenness and it has become known as the stone to prevent overindulgence. Not only are you getting a gorgeous purple stone, but you are getting the benefits of Amethyst’s emotional energy.

Amethyst Gauges

 

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Organic Wood Gauges

Organic materials are becoming extremely popular in all aspects of life. Wood Plugs are a stylish way to show off your natural side. Wooden plugs and tunnels have endless style options and they are a healthy option for stretched ears. Wood is a fantastic material for healed lobes because it allows the skin to breathe and it helps eliminates the odor that comes with stretching. Wood plugs do keep some upkeep, but it is worth it!

One of the best parts of wearing wood is the different designs that can be created using different colors and species of wood. Each set of plugs come with their own unique design and have different inlays. The wooden star plugs are a favorite because of their solid white star logo inlay. The contrast between the dark areng wood and white inlay make the stars pop, these will quickly become the focal point of your look!

Natural Wooden Plugs with White Star

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