Piercing Care and Risks

Healing Cartilage Piercings

Cartilage is flexible connective tissue found in many areas of the body, to include the joints in-between bones, the rib cage, the nose, elbow, knee, ankle, ear, etc. The tissue is not as rigid as bone, but it is stiffer and less flexible than other types of tissues. Popular cartilage piercings include various ear piercings and nose piercings. When getting a cartilage piercing, never let the practitioner use a piercing gun. This will cause excess […]

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Healing Women’s Genital Piercings

No matter what genital piercing you are thinking about getting, the basic aftercare will be the same. Although, you will find that the healing times may vary. For the most part, common sense will properly heal your piercing. Do not tough the piercing with dirty hands. Avoid baths for the first week or two, taking showers instead. While in the shower, clean the piercing, allowing the water to flow over the new piercing. You do […]

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Healing Male Genital Piercing

There are several genital piercings for the male body. No matter what piercing you’re thinking about getting, the aftercare will be about the same, and you’ll find that for the most part, common sense plays a big factor. Do not tough the piercing with dirty hands. Avoid baths for the first week or two, taking showers instead. While in the shower, clean the piercing, allowing the water to flow over the new piercing. You do […]

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Surface Piercing

Surface piercings are relatively new to body modifications, and there aren’t many piercers who are familiar with this type of piercing. Basically, the jewelry is shaped like a staple; it enters the skin at one point and exits at another point of a flat surface. Popular surface piercings include hip piercings, wrist piercings, nape piercings, and sternum piercings. These piercings can heal, but at the same time, they have a high rejection rate. Healing a […]

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Dermal Punch

A dermal punch is used in the medical world to take biopsy samples, but in body modifications, it’s used when performing a Punch and Taper piercing. Generally a dermal punch is used for cartilage piercings because cartilage tissues are prone to developing scar tissue. The dermal punch reduces the risk of scarring because it reduces the pressure that a piercing puts on the wounded tissues. Plus, when stretching a cartilage piercings, it’s just quicker and […]

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