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Nose Ring: How to Take Good Care of It
Dec30

Nose Ring: How to Take Good Care of It

What does Indian Goddess Lakshmi have in common with Christina Aguilera? Both of these beauties boast a nose ring. Considered smart and cool, nose and body piercings are often linked with bold fashion statements in the western world. However they are an integral part of the tradition of eastern counties and are quite commonplace in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Arabia and Middle Eastern countries. With body piercing gaining a raging momentum among the young and old alike, people are going in for various kinds of nose piercings: Nasal septum piercing, nostril piercing, and bridge piercing. If you are considering including this adornment in your life, remember that piercings require responsibility. Given below are some important guidelines to help you take care of your nose ring and ensure a fast healing process. The Correct Method for Getting Yourself a Nose Ring While a lot of people have their nose pierced with the help of an ordinary ear piercing gun, it’s not the right way to do it. Apart from increasing the chances of suffering from an infection, the process may be a little painful, too. A good and safe way of going about the act is by using a sterile needle. It causes just a sharp, short pain but guarantees an exact placement of your nose piercing. Preparing for your first nose piercing—the right way Before you decide to go in for a piercing, make sure that it is compatible with the dress code of the place where you study or work. Keep in mind that you will not be able to take out your nose ring until it is completely healed, as the act will lead to the closure of your piercing and prolong the process of healing. Instead of giving in to the temptation of rushing to the nearest piercing shop to get your piercing done, you may consider visiting a clinic where a reliable anesthetic and piercing expert will promise a job that is done well. Care for Your Nose Piercing Wash your Hands With your nose piercing in place, you can say “goodbye” to dirty hands or embedded dirt under your nails. The highest levels of hygiene are a must for safe and quick healing. So, before touching your nose piercing site or doing anything to it, wash your hands thoroughly. Use a mild hand cleanser or sanitizer if required. Clean the Piercing You need to clean your piercing at least twice a day. Use cotton buds and a good saline solution to remove any solid formations or dirt from the site. Resist from Playing with Nose Rings You do not want any infection at the site of...

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Body Piercings Explained: All you need to know!
Dec27

Body Piercings Explained: All you need to know!

There was a time when the only reason to get bodies pierced was to wear a wider range of jewelry. However, these days getting body piercings done in other parts of the body, such as the naval, eyebrows, tongues, and even genitals are a craze among the masses. Piercing has become a part of a personal, cultural, and artistic expression.. Such piercings are safe if done by trained professionals. However, as many as 20% of all piercings in various parts of the body catch infections according to statistics maintained by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Bacterial infections occur most often at the site of piercing and the complications that occur include skin tearing, allergic reactions, and scarring. Tips to have safe body piercings: Researchers have identified the main health hazards that piercings bring about. Here are few ways to combat them and have a safe body piercing: 1. Know your infection risk: People who already have an infection or an open wound stand a greater risk of a health hazard developing from a piercing. It will be wise to refrain from getting pierced until you regain your health. The risk of catching an infection gets higher when the job is carried out by a novice or a poorly trained piercer. Matters get even worse if the equipment used is not sterilized and clean or the working environment is dirty. 2. Beware of medical issues: If you already have a medical condition such as uncontrolled diabetes of any other condition that has affected the immunity of your body, it is recommended not to get piercing done since you stand a higher chance of infection in such a bodily condition. 3. Factor in lifestyle. The kind of lifestyle that you lead daily hugely determines the kind of piercing that you may or may not get done. For example a nose ring may appear chic when you are in your early 20s but it may not be acceptable in some of the workplaces that you get a job in when you are in your late 20s or 30s. If your lifestyle requires you to remove the piercings frequently or conceal them from your family or boss, you risk increasing chances of an infection. Besides, it also increases the chances of prolonging the healing time. You may also injure your skin if you play a sport that requires bodily contact with the pierced area, 4. Recognize healing tendencies. Different people react differently to piercings as far as healing tendencies are concerned. Some people have a tendency to develop keloids or raised and thick scars. For all those who have a tendency to...

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Diamond Earrings Buying Guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
Dec26

Diamond Earrings Buying Guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

A gift of diamond earrings is luxurious and thoughtful. Many people find the prospect of buying diamond earrings intimidating however and are unsure of what to look for when making their purchase. Thankfully, the process is not as complicated as many people imagine and does not require an in-depth knowledge. One of the most well-known sayings in the diamond jewelry industry is ‘the four Cs’. The four Cs refer to four common considerations to keep in mind when purchasing diamonds. These considerations form the basis of the following advice on picking perfect diamond jewelry. Common Mistakes When Buying Diamond Earrings As much as we might like to be, few of us are in a position where we are regularly purchasing diamond stud earrings and jewelry! Due to this unfamiliarity, many people are intimidated by the prospect of purchasing diamonds and are unsure of the common mistakes to avoid. Often advice is given by the retailer of the diamond jewelry who obviously have a vested interest in steering the customer towards the most profitable sale possible. The following five mistakes are some of the most common errors people make when selecting diamonds. Mistake #1 – Not Considering Color Many people believe that diamonds are all colorless and to the untrained eye, they may in fact appear that way. This is not actually the case. Under close examination, it becomes apparent that many diamonds are actually slightly tinted, typically in various shades of yellow or brown. A lack of color in a diamond is one of the more desirable aspects of it as it allows the light to pass through the diamond giving it much of its beauty. Because of this, the closer a diamond is to colorless, the more valuable it becomes. Many jewelers assign diamonds a letter grade. The closer to the start of the alphabet, the less colorful, and therefore more valuable, the diamond is. Aside from the basic color concerns outlined above, there are some diamonds which possess rare and exotic colors such as pink or blue. Within the industry diamonds such as these are typically referred to as “fancy.” They are far less common than regular, clear diamonds and are worth much more as a result. Most diamond jewelry will contain the regular type of diamond but if a customer is willing to pay a premium then it is possible to obtain jewelry adorned with the rarer, fancier diamonds. Mistake #2 – Not Considering Clarity The reason that diamonds are renowned for being so breathtakingly beautiful is due to their structure allowing light to pass through them. It is for this reason that diamonds give off...

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The Essential Guide to Mens Earrings
Dec23

The Essential Guide to Mens Earrings

Throughout history, earrings have been a large part of men’s fashion, and they have made a big leap in popularity recently. They have become a statement about how the man views himself. Men have never before had as many options as they do today when it comes to looking for different styles of earrings. In this guide, we will go over what to search for in earrings for men, popular materials and styles, and where you can find the best selection of earrings. What To Search For in Mens Earrings If you haven’t noticed, certain types of earrings are linked to different music genres and the fashion that corresponds to that music. Studs and hoop style earrings are traditional styles of earrings that men have worn, and they can be divided by genre. Stud earrings are usually made out of diamonds, cubic zirconia, crystals, or gold. These types of materials are looked at as status symbols and are representative of rap and hip hop. On the other hand, stainless steel, titanium, silver, or barbells are associated with alternative or metal music genres. Old school earrings that have a single metal stud or gem are sometimes worn by country music fans or old guys. We’ve talked about the style of the earring, but you must also look at how big and heavy the jewelry is. This is important when considering how well off or employed he may be. Even though earrings are more socially acceptable to wear as a man now, what is appropriate for bartenders or musicians may be looked at negatively if the person is a CEO or professor. Different Types Of Mens Earrings Studs Studs earrings are post earring which appear to be free floating on the ear. They are made up of a rod that penetrates through the cartilage in the earlobe and they usually are adorned with something on the front. They typically will have a metal stud, symbol, or gemstone on the front. You can even buy stud earrings that have special skins which fit over the stud made from rubber or plastic. They might even light up or glow in the dark. Hoops This type of earring is a circular or semi-circular hollow circle that penetrates the ear lobe with a post or wire. They are usually made from a hollow tube that has a wire permanently attached that is secured on the ear using a wire that goes through the hole in the ear lobe. Barbells Barbells look exactly how you’d expect them to look. But they also may be bent as wall. Straight barbells are generally used for piercing the body,...

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Nose Ring Buying Guide
Dec15

Nose Ring Buying Guide

Nose rings are seen as a fashion statement that have been popularized by silver screen icons and rock stars. These rings are gaining a lot of popularity in recent times and have become an acceptable form of body jewelry. It is no longer a piercing only appropriate for rebellious punk rockers. With its increasing popularity, nose piercings have indeed expanded beyond the realm of orthodox nostril piercings. Earlier, the rings were only adopted by a small minority, but now everything has changed. Wearing nose rings has spread into every corner of society and it is becoming more socially acceptable with the passage of time. Why Should You Wear a Nose Ring? Nose rings are now socially acceptable and becoming more mainstream with each passing day. Nose rings can definitely add to your beauty, as opposed to the grungy expression defined during the punk era. Large numbers of people in public are sporting them, and the target audience has increased three times in recent years. They are especially popular with women now. It is an inexpensive, easy, and fun way to express yourself in front of others. Caring For Your New Nose Ring You should take proper care of your new nose ring once the piercing is done. While the initial piercing causes some pain, the real challenge comes afterwards. You should know that improperly cared for nose piercings can bring a high risk of infection and can have serious complications. That is why it is important that you take proper care of your new nose ring. Some important tips on how to do so are discussed below: 1. Once the piercing is done, avoid touching the affected area and allow the hole to heal as quickly as possible. Excess touching will make it sore, postpone the healing process, and cause an undue amount of skin and tissue irritation. 2. You should never take out the ring until the piercing has healed completely. If you remove the ring after a short period of time, the hole will close permanently. You should get into the habit of sleeping on your back to avoid the ring getting caught in the pillow. 3. You should be extremely careful when you are drying your face with a towel. Keep the ring clean and wash the pierced area with a special soap designed for this purpose. Don’t rub it with alcohol because it will cause skin irritation. Different Types of Nose Rings If you are thinking about getting your nose pierced, there are a lot of options available. Some of the different types of rings are discussed below: 1. Captive Bead Rings: These are the most common and one of the most preferred choices. It has a...

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