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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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8 Unforgivable Sins of Forward Helix Piercings
Mar03

8 Unforgivable Sins of Forward Helix Piercings

Forward helix piercings can be awesome, if done right. They’re adventurous and unusual, but not so eye-catching that you’re going to have to stress about removing them for social situations where piercings are frowned on. They can also be a subtle accessory to your main piercings if you’re just looking to accentuate your other metal, or if you want to be a little more audacious then there are a ton of incredible pieces you can pick up to make yourself look like a total badass. What you have to keep in mind with a Forward Helix Piercing But the key thing about this piercing is that it has to be done well. Forward helix piercings are notorious for being painful and prone to infection afterwards. Going through cartilage is much more of a challenge than piercing loose skin, so if it’s done badly it can cause you a lot of grief. A lot of people end up ditching these piercings before too long, which is a shame because they can look awesome. So here are a few commandments to follow when getting your forward helix pierced. 1. Thou shalt not bargain-hunt for a piercer Do not do this yourself, unless you’re super confident that you know what you’re doing. And do not shop around to find who’ll charge the least. There is a certain very famous piercing shop (which we won’t name here) that will do quick and dirty earlobe piercings for a few bucks. They will also do cartilage piercings such as the forward helix using their normal piercing gun. This particular store has been sued multiple times for causing infection, scarring and permanent damage to the cartilage. It’s because they’re using a gun when they should be using a needle for precision, and because their staff don’t really know what’s what. Find a professional piercer, someone you trust and who can talk you through your plans. You won’t regret it. 2. Thou shalt not copy a design that you’ve seen elsewhere There’s a saying amongst piercers that “every ear is a snowflake”. It’s certainly true that what looks great on one person may not look so hot on you. You have to consider your own features, the shape of your ear, and your plans for future piercings. This is another advantage of talking to a professional piercer: you can sit down and make a plan for your piercings so that you know you’re going to look awesome. The forward helix can be painful sometimes even if it is done professionally, and who wants to go through that pain if they don’t look totally amazing at the end?...

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A Guide to Spider Bite Piercing
Feb10

A Guide to Spider Bite Piercing

Spider bite piercing, like snake bite piercing, is a type of body piercing that not many can pull off easily. However, the fact that you landed on this article looking for tips and advice on it shows that you have what it takes to flaunt such body art. This is one of those unique piercings that does not conform to traditionally done body piercings commonly seen these days. More commonly known as a double lip piercing due to the fact that it involves two piercings, this piercing is drawn up in the design that a spider bite will cause on the skin. This is either done on the lower or the upper lip with lower lip piercing being more common than the upper lip piercing. Also, instead of placing rings in the piercings, people prefer using studs for convenience and enhanced look of a spider bite. The jewelry used in piercing the lip is termed as “labret” primarily because of the fact that it is being attached to the lip or the “labrum.” There have been instances where people have used two rings or studs on both sides of their lips. Most people prefer same side of the lip as this is considered to appear an authentic spider bite. How to care for a spider bite piercing: A lot of you who are new to the world of body piercings would find such a process painful. The fact remains that any body piercing hurts, as it is a wound in your body. However, with proper care of the wound, you can minimize the pain and deal with it effectively. One way to minimize pain and reduce its longevity is to get the second piercing done after some time passes. If both of them are done at the same time, the healing process may take longer than usual. It is recommended to allow one piercing to heal before you go for the second one. This will also depend on the healing power of an individual to a very large extent. People with good healing capacity need to wait for lesser time compared to others who may have to make the gap a little longer. Here are some tips that you need to follow to effectively avoid any post piercing complications: 1. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. Since your site of piercing is the lip itself, alcohol or smoke contact will inflame the wound and make matters worse, possibly causing pain. 2. Eat frozen foods like ice and yogurt. Consuming frozen foods such as ice creams or frozen yogurt will speed up the healing process. 3. Do not touch the...

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What You Need to Know About Collar Bone Piercing
Feb04

What You Need to Know About Collar Bone Piercing

Getting a collar bone piercing is certainly not for everyone and it is still a relatively rare procedure in the piercing world. However, the daring forms of self expression in these modern times have also leveled up and surface piercings have become synonymous to being hip, punk and cool for teens and adults alike. It has become a common fashion trend to see men and women sporting an edgy outfit and wearing their numerous piercings and proudly showing it off to show their individuality. While it is indeed another channel for expressing one’s creativity, it is more beneficial if you consider thinking about your options and giving it time to learn about the consequences and risks to avoid having regrets in the end. If the purpose is to show your unique sense of style and flair, you need to make yourself aware of how you must prepare yourself for a collar bone piercing procedure. Below is an informative guide about surface piercings, how the actual piercing is done and the aftercare instructions on how to keep it clean and free from infection! How Safe Is a Collar Bone Piercing Procedure? Before any surface piercing is done in any part of your body, especially in the collar bone area, it is imperative that you seek a consultation and interview a certified body piercing professional with an established name in the industry. The procedure is actually expensive because only the knowledgeable and experienced are allowed to perform it. Do not entrust your safety and health with an amateur because it is a skill that is not learned overnight and offered cheap. Do not trust anyone who will offer their service at a lower price than that of a trusted professional because there is also a great chance that your health and safety is at risk. Ask thoroughly how many clients he/she has had and about the techniques they use to guarantee your safety before the piercing session begin. The critical part of the procedure is how they will insert the jewelry (a small barbell shaped titanium #23 grade surgical steel) into the chosen location and to keep it secure, placed at the right angle and stay on the skin without any fear of having any complications from its delicate entry and exit points. This is the major difference why only an experienced professional is permitted to do it. Things To Consider Before Having A Piercing Ask for the latest piercing shop business license issued by the local government authorities. Look for the latest and valid business health inspection report. Autoclave spore test results and certificates. It is required by every locality....

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Stud Earrings: Read This Before You Buy
Jan27

Stud Earrings: Read This Before You Buy

Diamond stud earrings are one of the most popular gifts anyone can give for a special occasion. Stud earrings always look great and are best suited when worn while attending a dinner or wedding party. Buying jewelry can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if you do not know the characteristics you need to look for in the type of earring you want to buy. Regardless, diamond studs are a versatile choice. They look simple yet very elegant and can easily be paired with several different ensembles. These days, shopping for this type of jewelry is made even easier. The internet provides the greatest opportunity, as you can easily shop for them online, thus saving a lot of money for the same quality earrings sold in your local jewelry outlets or shops. Although various sites on the web may be dealing with diamond studs and other jewelries, it is important to know that not all jewelries and merchants are equal. This is one of the reasons why you need to know some useful tips before shopping for them. Factors to Consider Before Buying Stud Earrings 1. The size There are various factors that determine the size of diamond earring you choose; for instance, your own individual style. Small diamond earring can easily be paired and look amazing with daytime outfits and on the other hand, the larger ones commonly look more appropriate with evening outfits and dressier apparel. Diamond size is determined by the carat weight and the carat is basically the gemstone’s weight measurement. It is also important to know that the overall carat weight for a single pair of diamond earrings includes all diamonds in that jewelry. 2. Shape and style (various types available) Since diamonds are cut into different shapes, it is important to know your most preferred cut or that best suited to you. You should always consider the style and/or shape of the studs you want to buy, regardless of the size of diamonds. For instance, the round diamond is the most common cut for diamond studs that contains 58 facets. It also reflects the sparkle of all cuts. Apart from round diamonds, Asscher, princess, and emerald are also other types of diamond cuts that you may find interesting. The princess type looks excellent on women with broader faces while the round type complements women with narrow faces. It is ideally good if you choose the type based on the tone of your skin, with platinum or gold enhancing the appearance of people with a cool skin tone. 3. The quality Diamonds are generally graded using a formula of four Cs: Carat, cut, color...

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