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How to Find the Perfect Rook Earrings that even your Mom would Approve?
Mar18

How to Find the Perfect Rook Earrings that even your Mom would Approve?

I love rook earrings, don’t you? But for whatever reason it’s the type of piercing that’s a hard sell with the family. Even with body piercings and tattoos becoming somewhat more socially accepted, many moms and dads just don’t seem to buy into the idea of the rook. That is until you learn these tips. Keep these things in mind and you will be able to find the perfect rook earrings even your mom would approve of. We figured them out the hard way so you wouldn’t have to! Rook Earrings 101 What’s a rook? Let me get you caught up to speed. The rook earring is a cartilage earring that’s located slightly above the tragus on the hard ridge between your ear’s inner and outer conch. If this sounds confusing and you’ve never see one just take a look at a few photos of rook piercings. They really look awesome on most people and are getting more popular all the time. With that behind us, let’s dig into getting the rook without getting your driven crazy in the process. * Choose Your Piercer Well. Okay, this is a step to take before you even start wondering about what style of rook to wear. Don’t skip it though. The last thing you want is to get a piercing that may be a bit much for mom and then have it get infected on top of everything else. This is unwanted drama of the worst kind. So go to a trusted professional with a good reputation; just ask around your area for a good piercing shop. If for some crazy reason you decide to try it yourself, which is probably a bad idea, pay extra special attention to hygiene. Getting your rook done in a way that will heal nicely and quickly will make it MUCH less of a hard sell to the family. * Be Smart about Your After Care. This really comes hand in hand with choosing your piercer well. Use both salt water and anti-bacterial soup to keep your rook piercing clean and healing the way it should be. Again, an infected ear will definitely turn off your family to the rook or any other piercing. You would probably be shocked at how many people skip this tip and come to regret it later! * At First Pick an Earring with a Lower Visual Profile. Our strategy here is to ease the family into accepting the fact you have had your rook pierced. This means hold off on the flashier and higher profile rook earrings. Now there’s still a great many to choose from, but my advice...

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Anti Tragus Piercing: 11 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Improve it
Mar15

Anti Tragus Piercing: 11 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Improve it

You may have heard a few horror stories about the anti tragus piercing. Have you still been considering getting one? Good, because they look awesome and I’m here to tell you that there doesn’t have to be anything scary about this style of piercing at all. It just requires a little bit of extra knowledge going into the piercing and taking care of it afterwards. I’m here to help. Follow these 10 simple suggestions and I bet you don’t have any problems at all Oh, for those new to this piercing and were wondering: the anti tragus piercing is an ear piercing in the upper cartilage of the ear lobe directly across from the tragus. I hope that helps! Take a glance at a few photos of the piercing online if you’re unclear of where we are talking about. 11 Ways to Improve the Anti Tragus Piercing Armed with these ideas your piercing will look great, heal quickly and turn heads in admiration as long as you apply them. Skip any or all and you may be in for a tragus nightmare! 1. Make Sure Your Piercing Fits Your Face Structure Like tragus piercings, the anti tragus is one of the piercings that doesn’t work for everyone. Take a look at your face structure. What do you think? Now ask an honest friend and your piercer. You want to make 100% sure it will look good before you dive in and get it. The potential pain of the piercing and the dedication you will need to keep it healthy makes it something you don’t want to do on a whim! 2. Pick Gold or Sterling Silver for Your Initial Piercing There’s a chance your anti tragus, like any other new piercing, could get infected if you don’t pay proper attention to it. Plastic is porous which means any sort of blood or secretions could contaminate the plastic. Keep this in your ear and an infection will quickly follow. Skip these problems by going with gold or sterling silver for your initial piercing and don’t switch off to something else until it heals. 3. A Ring is the Best Choice Along with making a smart choice on what your piercing is constructed of, choosing the right design can also save you from unnecessary headaches. Go with a simple ring. Other options such as stud earrings can be explored later; but for now the ring is the easiest to keep clean and will heal the quickest. This is a piercing that’s far from typical, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep it simple with what you wear in it until your...

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7 Life-saving Tips on Hip Piercings
Mar12

7 Life-saving Tips on Hip Piercings

Hip piercings are the latest fashion statement in town. Almost everyone who loves experimenting with new styles and ideas is looking to have this simple procedure done. So, how do you ensure that your piercing comes out well? Follow these 7 life-saving tips always. 7 Ways to Ensure Your Hip Piercings Come Out Nicely Tip One: Choose the right studio The increasing popularity of hip piercings has a lot of ill-informed and unqualified merchants coming on board just to make a quick buck. Therefore, lots of caution should always be exercised when choosing a piercer. Note that unlike nurses and medics who undergo formal training, all one needs to open a body piercing shop  or studio is simply the registration of the operating premises. These requirements are often too lenient. So always do proper research before choosing a studio. Ask for referrals from friends and accomplices who have had this procedure done before. Tip Two: No room for doubt Once you find an ideal studio, schedule an appointment with them prior to taking the operation. This will provide you with a perfect platform to get clarifications on any information you’re in doubt about. Ask questions like: How do you sterilize your equipment? Do you use single disposable needles? Do you have a license issued by the local health department? Do you provide your customers with after-piercing advice? Make sure you’re comfortable before giving them the green light to pierce your hips. Tip Three: How to clean the piercing Use sterile saline solution (additive free) or a non-iodized sea salt solution. Dissolve a quarter (1/4) teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm (preferable bottled) water. A solution that is too saline is not better as it may actually end up irritating the piercing. Alternatively, you can clean the pierced area using a mild soap with germicidal properties. Important Note: Always make sure that your hands are thoroughly cleaned before touching the piercing. Cleaning method 1: Soak a paper towel (or clean gauze) with saline water and apply to the piercing for five minutes. Be sure to rinse afterward to remove any residue. Cleaning method 2: Use mild anti-bacterial soap to soak the piercing once or twice every day. When bathing, lather up a small drop of the soap to clean the piercing and the jewelry. Don’t leave the lather on the piercing for more than 30 seconds. Tip four: Rinsing and Drying Carefully wipe the soap from the piercing. Don’t try to rotate the inserted jewelry through the piercing as this may lead to irritation. Use a disposable paper product to pat the whole area dry. Avoid using cloth...

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You Think Your Dimple Piercing is Safe? 5 Ways You Could Lose It
Mar09

You Think Your Dimple Piercing is Safe? 5 Ways You Could Lose It

If you really want to turn heads, going to a piercing shop to get a dimple piercing just might be a good idea. People are definitely going to notice a really cool and unique looking piercing. Just be sure you are careful how you turn your own head. Moving your head just a little too quickly could lead to that investment in a piercing going all for naught because the piercing just might fall out. Okay, the chances of a piercing, even with piercings like microdermal piercings, just falling out are slim. It can happen though if the sun and the stars align the wrong way and you suffer from a bit of bad luck. Your piercing falls out and, gasp, ends up getting lost. Bad luck, bad situations, even, yes, a few bad habits could lead that vaunted piercing to drop right off your cheek. As the old saying goes, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. To help keep that piercing firmly planted in cheek, here are a few common ways a cheek piercing just might end up lost and how to avoid them. Keep Your Chin Up and Your Piercing for a Dimple in Place When it comes to keeping a piercing in place, there is a science to it. That means as long as you follow a few tried and true steps, the piercing should remain where it is supposed to be. Body piercings, like science, may have to contend with chaos theory though. Nonlinear dynamics are at play, but they can be controlled. In plain English speak, random events can lead to losing a piercing but, as long as you are aware of the risks of these events, you can take steps to be on the lookout for them. The following list just might help the cause. You Didn’t Put It In Properly Yes, you may deserve the proverbial booby prize if you lose your dimple piercing because it was not put in the right way. More than likely, this is among the most common ways people lose their piercing art. The clock is ticking and you have to get out the door because being fashionably late to a rave is not your style. So, you cut corners and put the piercing in place all in a huff. The next day, it just ain’t there. Sometimes, you just got to take your time…so take your time! Be sure the piercing is properly put into place. Rush jobs can mean lost piercings. You Get Hit Right in the Face Ouch! This is probably the worst way to lose a dimple piercing outside of someone just...

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10 Best Lip Rings Tips

Lip piercing is an artistic form of body art where one delicately inserts jewelry into their lips. This fashion craze is quickly gaining popularity amongst the youth, especially women who are always looking for new ways of enhancing their beauty. Though most of these pendants are attractive, they should only be applied in moderation for effectiveness. Some people have the habit of filling the whole mouth with massive lip rings as if their lives depended on it, this is not recommended as it can interfere with one’s ability to eat or talk. There are various designs that people can consider such as Monroe piercings, Labret piercings, Medusa piercings, Spider Bite piercings, Dahlia and Horizontal piercing. Each of them is administered differently and has a unique healing pattern-though in most cases full recovery occurs between 1-3 months. Users can also choose to insert double ring sets for more aesthetic value. Nevertheless, this process should be done carefully to avoid infection of the open wounds. Aftercare Tips for Lip Ring Piercing 1.  Apply hot saline soaks on the affected part at least twice in a day. Soak the wound for about 5 minutes with mild saline solution to alleviate any lymph or blood residues that may have been deposited on the jewelry. You can also remove excess matter using soft soap solution such as Castile.  2.  Avoid turning or rotating jewelry on fresh piercing. It can irritate the wound and cause swellings and this may ultimately increase the healing time. Diluted salt water or mouthwash can be used immediately after meals to remove food debris; this can be accompanied with regular tooth brushing to ensure the piercings remain clean. 3.  Check your diet. Avoid taking solid food, drinks or smoking cigarettes during the first 3hrs after incision, alcohol and drugs are also not recommendable since they have properties that slow down the clotting process. 4.  Use lozenges and adhesives on the piercings. During the first 2 weeks after fixing the lip rings, you can use anti-inflammatory lozenges such as Difflam-C. They help in reducing the chances of bacterial infection on the piercings. Ibuprofen may also be taken to alleviate tenderness and pain on the affected.  5.  Take Zinc and Vitamin B supplements. They are popular amongst those who pierce their lips for fashion, it’s even better to start taking them several months before inserting the rings. These nutrients have properties that help in closing open wounds around the lip. One is also advised not to share plates, utensils or cups with others since it increases the chances of infection. 6.  Try eating cold snacks like frozen yogurt, ice cream or crushed...

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