Gauges Point of no Return

The point of no return when thinking about ear stretching is a term that is used to define the point at which you may be able to stretch your piercing (typically speaking about ears, but stretching other piercings have their own point of no return) that when you take out the plugs for an extended period of time it will not shrink back to fit a smaller size of jewelry.

So what is the point of no return for stretched ears?

Every body is different when it comes to healing. You might know someone who was able to stretch their ears to a large size and they were still able to comfortably downsize back to a smaller size. Or you might know someone who stretched to a minimal size that was stuck at that size.

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Caring for Organic Wood Jewelry

Organic plugs, including wooden plugs, can be gorgeous additions to your body! But without proper aftercare your beautiful wooden plugs could turn out dry, brittle and cracked. No one wants that! Let your wooden plugs last forever and keep them looking brand new by following the three simple steps to wooden plug aftercare.

Avoid water at all costs.

Whether it’s an ocean, lake, jucuzi, pool, bath or even a shower always remember to take your wooden plugs or body jewelry out first!

If you are forgetful, it might be best to stick to water proof jewelry for everyday wear and opt to wear your wooden plugs and other wooden body jewelry on special events only.

The reason to avoid water is because wood acts like a sponge and will absorb it. This causes the plug to expand. Eventually, when the plug is no longer wet, this water will evaporate. When this water evaporates it will lead to your wooden plug cracking and drying out.

 

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New Glass Spiral Plugs / Gauges

Blue dichroic glass spirals  is a bit of a mouthful, but by just taking a look at them you’ll be in love in no time. These, new to our store, plug spirals are unique and so interesting to look at. They’re the perfect body jewelry piece to add a fun touch to any look!

The term “dichroic” refers to the process of oxidizing super thin layers of metals like gold, silver, magnesium or even titanium leaving a condensed pattern on the surface of the glass that looks something like crystals. This process means that each and every single one of these pieces of jewelry will be one of a kind and truly unique.

Here we have three different styles of blue dichroic glass spirals for stretched ears.

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Beehive Glass Plugs / Gauges

After months in development, we are finally proud to release the Honeycomb Glass Plugs! These are available in the following sizes / gauges: 2G, 0G, 00G, 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1 Inch, and 1 & 1/8" Inch. Sold in pairs (2 pieces) starting at $18. Double flares with a comfortable wearing surface. Air bubbles in the glass make these look even more realistic. Pick yourself up a pair today! Shop link below.

https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/honeycomb-glass-plugs.html

Honeybee Gauges

New Glass Plugs 2017

Amber Color Plugs

 

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2017 Popular kinds of Piercings

This year is all about finding piercings that you love and making them yours! Whether that means a dainty nipple piercing or multiple conch piercings, you do you!

Here are some of our favorites to inspire your piercing exploits this year.

Gender Neutral Piercings!

When it comes down to it we often unconsciously stereotype piercings. But in 2017 we’ll be making a stand and we can already see celebrities following through.

For men, why not try out nipple piercings (some believe they heal faster on men anyway!), nose piercings or even ear piercings if you aren’t quite the piercing connoisseur.

For femms wanting more masculine piercings opt for heavy lip piercings, eyebrow piercings and tongue. Piercings that are considered more masculine are those that are thicker, heavier looking and multiple cartilage piercings.

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Best Plugs & Gauges

2017 is all about ear piercings. That means stocking up on all of the beautiful plugs to go with your new conch piercing or diving head first into the delicate trend. Whichever way you go, we’ve got tons of options for you!

Opalite Glass Plugs

This year is all about opalite, opalite, opalite.

Whether it’s pink or classic milky white we’re in love with opalite. It gives your stretched ears a subtle ghostly vibe, all while mimicking the classic opal stone. They’re great for freshly stretched ears as well.

Just check out how classic these golden lotus opalite encrusted plugs are!

Opal Eyelets

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Daith Cartilage Piercing Aftercare

A daith piercing (pronounced doth) is a type of ear piercing that is positioned along the inner most cartilage fold of the ear. This is along the same line that holds the helix piercing further up towards the outer edge. Often it appears that the ring is coming straight out of the ear canal itself. You might be surprised to find out that many people get daith piercings because they're said to cure headaches. This piercing works like acupuncture that uses pressure points to alleviate pain.

Why Can't I Fit a Daith Piercing?

Before committing to a daith piercing it's important to check to see if you have a large enough fold for the piercing to run through. If in doubt always check early with your piercer. The size of this fold will also affect whether you can get a double or triple daith piercing as well, which are smaller piercings further down the innermost fold of the ear.

Like any piercing, whether you can fit a daith piercing depends entirely on your anatomy.

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Summer Body Piercings

10. Constellation Piercings

Turn a simple ear piercing into a constellation! It's easy by rocking multiple ear piercing in the shape of a constellation star formation. This usually requires at least three. But this piercing still comes up at number ten on this list because it's still the most basic kind of piercing.

9. Septum Piercings

Septum piercings are simple, heal fast and with a barbel are easy to hide! What more could you want? They're so safe a bet, that's why they're so low on our list.

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Applying Makeup to Facial Piercings

This question has popped up all over forums, Youtube videos and all over the net! How do you apply makeup around your piercings? When you’re dealing with a piercing such as a lip ring or cheek piercings, it can get tricky! Here are our tips and tricks for getting that pro makeup look without sacrificing your beautiful piercings.

Don’t Apply Makeup to a Healing Piercing!

It is never safe to apply moisturizer, sunscreen, or makeup to a healing piercing! Healing piercings don’t need any more bacterial in the open wound! You shouldn’t even be touching them without washing your hands first! So why would you apply makeup that may cause the piercing to inflame or get infected with bad bacteria?

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Gothic Piercing Jewelry Styles

We’ve all seen black piercing jewelry and the typical pointed stud jewelry, but what can you wear when you want to go all out Goth? Well, using the typical motifs of the Goth subculture I summoned up this list of Gothic piercing jewelry you won’t want to miss!

Crucifixes

When it comes to crosses and crucifixes there are so many options! This crucifix tongue ring is the coolest thing ever. There are also a whole heap of fake plugs with awesome cross designs like this steel version or these more basic silver on black cross plugs.

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New Wooden Gauges 2017

There are a few rules to wooden plugs. Keep them smelling nice and from splitting by oiling them up with jojoba oil. Never soak them in water or swim in them. And never wear them in healing piercings. Other than all this, they're an awesome organic style of plug that are light weight and look great! Just check out the newest styles that just hit the store!

Ying Yang Gauges

These yin and yang inlayed wood plugs feature a variety of wood finish. For the chocolate brown base is saba wood, the black half of the inlay is areng wood and the white is crocodile wood in order to make a 100% wood plug without any staining! Pretty incredible the variety of colors wood can be!

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Does a Lip Piercing Harm Mouth Gums

Have you ever expressed interest in getting a lip piercing but were faced with comments about them destroying your teeth and gums? We’ve all heard it before, but is it actually true? And if it is true, are there ways to combat the effect lip piercings have on teeth? Keep reading to find out!

Gum Irritation and Recession

A lip piercing that has a bar or ring that constantly rubs against the gums can cause irritation and after a period of time wear. A recent dental study stated that: 50% of people who had worn a long barbell stem piercing (longer than 1.59 cm) for more than two years had their gum tissue pull away from the inside of their lower front teeth.” So, there’s no denying that gum recession and wear can occur from oversized lip jewelry.

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