The Complete Guide to Monroe Piercing
Nov30

The Complete Guide to Monroe Piercing

When it comes to body art and jewelry, there are various styles and designs to pick from. Body piercings have become a more common form of body art and are way simpler than tattoos. They are less permanent and there is a wider array of choices to pick from. Different piercings have different levels of risks, pain, and healing difficulties. Some of the more common piercings include earlobe piercing, gauging, cartilage, industrial, Tragus piercing, antitragus, conch, rook, snag, Monroe piercing, belly piercings, nipple piercings, double nose piercing and other body part piercings. What is a Monroe Piercing? A less popular, but still equally stunning form of body piercing is the Monroe. It is done to resemble birth marks as seen on various artists such as Cindy Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna. This piercing is a lip piercing that is done off center just above the upper left side of the face. The piercings are meant to simulate a mole or a beauty mark and will vary in location by the particular individual. It is usually ornamented with a stud instead of a ring to resemble a birthmark. Another variant of this piercing is the Angel bite (also known as the crayfish) which is a double version of the piercing (Madonna and Monroe) worn on both sides of the upper lip. You can wear long barbells in these piercing to look like a crayfish, hence the popular name. Why Monroe Piercing? One of the biggest advantages of having a Monroe Piercing is that it heals much faster than other kinds of piercings. This is because lip wounds generally heal much faster than other kinds of wounds. The estimated healing time recommended by most professional piercers for this kind of piercing is anywhere between 7 and 12 weeks, but you will find that it heals in between 3 and 6 weeks. It is a very easy process with a quick healing period, but the pain levels will usually vary from individual to individual. For people with larger, thicker lips or facial muscles that are well exercised, you may experience more discomfort due to the fact that there will be more muscle and nerves to pierce through (ouch). Men may also find that the piercing is slightly more painful for them than it is for women. Shaving generally makes the skin around the lip tougher and hence it may be slightly more painful for men to get this piercing. However, regardless of the pain level, it is still a very easy and quick process and most piercers can perform it without too much hassle. What Jewelry is Worn on the Monroe Piercing?...

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7 Microdermal Piercing Myths
Oct17

7 Microdermal Piercing Myths

What You Need to Know About Microdermal Piercings Microdermal piercing, like Monroe piercing,  is a procedure that is performed on the skin to allow an anchor piercing and jewelry to be inserted. This piercing is only visible from the surface of the skin, but it is different from a surface piercing because it involves embedding a titanium implant in the microdermal layer of the skin. This implant has several holes to give room for skin growth, hence stabilizing the piercing further. This procedure is performed on any flat skin surface and can be possible in parts of the skin that are less accessible to standard piercing. There are several types of piercings, but the common ones are: Back dermal piercing, finger dermal piercing, ear dermal piercing, chest dermal piercing, face dermal piercing, ear dermal piercing, and hip dermal piercing. The procedure is usually performed using a dermal punch or needle. A microdermal punch is less painful, so it is commonly used. The process starts by identifying the point of piercing. The area is then sterilized and marked with a surgical marker. The microdermal punch is then used to remove skin tissues. The anchor is then placed below the skin and a piece of jewelry is placed using surgical forceps. The entire procedure takes about an hour. Microdermal Piercing Myths There are several myths on this procedure that have been propagated over the years. The following are some of the common myths concerning dermal piercing and the truths behind them. 1. Piercing on certain parts shows someone’s sexual orientation. Basically, there is no right or wrong part to pierce. You should pierce the area that you are comfortable with or the part that you picture being pierced when you look in the mirror. A piercing can never change your sexual orientation. Celebrities, both male and female, wear all kinds of jewelry. They do not care if what they wear are earrings for men or women. 2. Multiple piercings cause allergies to jewelry. Any professional piercer is always keen on using and inserting biocompatible materials to your body. Commonly used materials include 14k gold, titanium, implant grade steel and/or niobium, and others. Different people respond differently to these materials. Some people tend to develop skin allergies with cheap or costume jewelry because of the high nickel content. Many chain stores sell plated jewelry, which can create allergic reactions to the body when used; thus, caution should be exercised when buying jewelry. 3. Body jewelry can set off metal detectors. The recommended professional grade body jewelry is non-magnetic, so it cannot be detected by metal detectors. 4. A lower back piercing can damage...

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Snake Bite Piercing Guide
Sep14

Snake Bite Piercing Guide

It’s important to be resolute when making the decision to get a professional piercing. Note that you can’t reverse the process once it has been done. Though it may be painful since two sections of the lower lip are poked at once, there are healthy anesthesia drugs that can be used to reduce aching. Over the last several years, Snake Bite Piercing fashion has gained popularity, especially amongst young city dwellers. What are Snake Bites Piercings? It refers to a unique form of lip pricking, involving binary puncturing of the lower lip so that it looks like a mark that’s left behind after being bitten by a reptile. There are various kinds of jewelry that may be placed on the lip after it has been punctured. Nevertheless, the most popular are CBRs and labret studs. Being the most recent fad amongst youths, it particularly owes its reputation to an exclusive look that represents snake fangs, which people gets after inking the tattoo in place. The technique involves a special kind of puncturing which goes beneath the lip, and they are symmetrical to each other. The bearer may insert rings or studs right into his lip and then back out. There are various safety measures that should be considered before commencing with the process. Why Snake Bite Piercing is Good In today’s dynamic world of fashion, the youth are going to great lengths to stand out from the crowd. While some youngsters prefer using tattoos or body piercing techniques, they are nowadays becoming too common, thus the need for facial piercings, which is new and dynamic. This type of piercing emanated from native African and Aboriginal tribes of Australia. Before pricking your lips, conduct some research on the risks involved and have a broader perspective of the process involved, this will help you prepare well in advance. What’s more, the piercing has both oral and external effects, therefore participants have two types of aftercare tips to use for keeping the area clean and sanitized. Since they’re adjacent to the mouth, taking food may be difficult for quite a few days. Speech can also be a little bit jumbled due to swollen lips. You should also avoid all yeast based products, especially beer. It takes around 6-10 weeks for the piercing to completely heal. Infections rarely occur at this time since our mouths have natural bacterial fighting properties. But that doesn’t mean proper care of the affected part should be ignored. Some symptoms that may show after pricking include redness, swelling, tenderness, mild bleeding and scabbing. But they usually disappear after a few days. A Few Facts about Snake Bite Piercings...

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