How Important It Is To Get A Professional Piercing

Professional Body PiercingBody piercing is so popular that you will find plenty of piercers claiming to be the best. Once you decide to get a body piercing done, you want to find a qualified, experienced professional piercer who will do a great job and tell you how to take care of it so that the piercing heals quickly without infections or complications.

But how do you know who is the professional piercer to go to? Here are some tips to help you. You don’t want to catch an HIV or Hepatitis infection simply because the piercer uses dirty instruments and does not care about hygiene!

Ok, let us get going with the tips! These are things to do before you get your piercing.

• The first thing you need to do is check out the piercer’s studio. Take a good look around to see if the place is clean. A professional studio will have easy to clean surfaces!

• The professional piercer must wear surgical gloves, which they change for different customers. They must wash their hands often. If they have any cuts on their hands, those must be covered.

• The piercers themselves must appear clean and tidy.

• Piercers must use sterilized single use needles and throw them away once used on a client.

• Avoid the studio if it uses a gun for piercing, as guns cannot be properly sterilized and they’re not professional piercing equipment!

• Ask as many questions as you want regarding the piercer’s experience and training. If they belong to any professional piercing association, they will display their credentials!

• Professional piercers will give you the right advice regarding the type of jewelry you should wear on your piercing and the proper aftercare instructions. Read these before your piercing!

In case you don’t have a good feeling about the studio, check another place out. Price is certainly not a criterion to use a piercing studio. Lastly the studio you go to must have a license to be in business.

Most piercers will not hesitate to show you their portfolio of professional piercings and this will give you an idea of their work!

Is Genital Piercing Really That Painful And Can Get Easily Infected?

Is Genital Piercing Painful and can get infected?Nothing could be further from the truth. Genital piercings are just like other body piercings. About the only thing you should note is that some genital piercings could be more sensitive than others simply because most people are a bit scared to pierce that area.

Where you get piercing on your genitals – that is placement – makes a big difference. The good news is – some genital piercings are almost painless! 🙂

As far as infections go, what you must take care is to ensure that you follow all the aftercare instructions given to you by your piercer. If you compare the chances of infections in genital piercings and other body piercings, it is just about the same.

So, as soon as you decide to get your genital piercing, first decide where you want to wear the jewelry. Men usually get piercings done on the foreskin, penis and scrotum. Some go for a piercing under the penile tissue. The hottest male genital piercing is the Prince Albert, which is supposed to enhance your sexual experience.

For women, since the genitals are low on tissue content, the most popular piercing areas are the clitoral hood. You can also get a vertical clitoral hood piercing and this can be stimulating during sex. It heals fast and is fun! 😉  Some women like to get their inner or outer labia pierced.

Thus, the risk associated with genital piercing are the same as any body piercing. Infection can be avoided with good aftercare and hygiene – simple as that!

Internally Threaded Tongue Rings Are Best For Your Tongue Piercing

Internally Threaded Tongue RingsInternally threaded tongue rings are usually recommended for sensitive area piercing like the tongue so that it can heal fast with the least pain. Also, it can feel quite miserable to develop an infection on the tongue.

You definitely don’t want to damage that tongue piercing by using the wrong jewelry. Available in different sizes, designs and shapes, internally threaded tongue rings help you to enjoy a safe tongue piercing.

Some Benefits Of Internally Threaded Tongue Rings

You already know that the tongue will swell after you get it pierced. Internally threaded tongue rings minimize the swelling because they are soft on the piercing without irritating the area. This helps it to keep from being infected. As there is a constant flow of saliva, the tongue can go ahead and heal itself. Generally, tongue piercing is the fastest to heal when it comes to body piercing.

In internally threaded tongue rings, the threading is very carefully made so that no part of the thread comes in contact with the piercing. This is a major advantage compared to externally threaded jewelry where the threads can rub against the piercing when the bar is inserted. In internally threaded jewelry the threading is restricted to a threaded bar attached to the bead of the barbell. This bar fits inside the shaft of the barbell safely. Once tightened, it stays securely fixed. This kind of internally threaded tongue ring is costlier to manufacture, because of which it might be higher priced. But it is a small price to pay when you consider the benefits to you! 🙂

The high quality internal threaded tongue rings you get at online stores have another major advantage: the thread that is glued to the bead is also inserted inside it to make it stronger.

After your tongue heals fully, you will need to replace the longer barbell with the right sized one. But avoid replacing it before the swelling is completely gone. You can even go in for internally threaded tongue rings where you only have to change the shaft or stem according to the size you want. Here you can use the same balls that screw off both the ends. The long stem goes and in its place, you get a shorter stem that is the right fit for your tongue. There is a wide choice in internally threaded tongue rings and you can choose the type you like best!

Internally Threaded Belly Button Rings – Safer For Fresh Navel Piercing!

Internally threaded belly button rings are the best for belly button piercing because there are many benefits attached with this kind of body jewelry. The main advantage here is that internally threaded belly button rings do not harm the fresh piercing. This also makes sense for other delicately placed piercing in the sensitive areas of the body such as the tongue, the genitals etc.

There are two types of threaded belly button rings, externally and internally threaded. In the externally threaded type, the threads are on the outer surface at the end of the body jewelry shaft. A recess is made in the barbell’s ball into which this shaft goes. The disadvantage here is that when the threaded shaft passes through the new piercing, it can cause a slight additional damage. But with internally threaded belly button rings, a threaded bar is attached to the ball. The smooth shaft is inserted into the piercing, after which the ball with the threaded bar fits into the shaft, without touching the piercing! 🙂

Internally threaded belly button rings are a bit more expensive than other types as they are more intricate and difficult to make. The best kind of internally threaded belly button rings have the thread glued to the ball, in addition to the threaded bar being inserted inside it so that it is fully secure.

In internally threaded barbells the bar has smooth ends. This kind of jewelry is less traumatic on a piercing and also feels very comfortable while being inserted. Another benefit is that you are less likely to collect germs or bacteria in your new piercing, thus keeping it safe from infection.

The internally threaded belly button ring is also stronger than other jewelry. It is the best kind of jewelry you can wear in your belly button piercing as it is made from the best quality materials!

Internally threaded belly button rings can be straight, curved, horseshoe type or circular and are available in different gauges, depending on the kind of navel piercing that you have. Some of these barbells have pretty gemstones in different colors embedded in them.

Most of the online sites that sell internally threaded belly button rings are of good quality and usually made of titanium or surgical steel, both of which are safe materials to wear in your piercing. There is also quite a variety of shapes and designs available to choose from!

Body Piercing Gauge

The term ‘body piercing gauge’ refers to the diameter of the body jewelry shaft and also the piercing hole where the captive bead ring or a barbell is inserted.

In the body piercing industry everyone measures the thickness of body jewelry using the American Wire Gauge system and it was introduced back in the 19th century as the electrical wire measuring standard.

The bigger is the gauge number, the smaller is the piercing diameter. The smallest body piercings have the body piercing gauge of 20, for example, the smallest nose rings, but standard piercings like navel rings have 14 gauge. Most of eyebrow rings are 16 gauge, so the body piercing gauge really depends on the body piercing type.

Oh yes, I didn’t include ear piercing into the previous paragraph when I said the smallest gauges are around 20. Typical ladies hanging earrings are dangling at the end of a small metallic hook, and its gauge is definitely very small! But such piercings usually aren’t considered ‘real’ body jewelry, and I think I wasn’t completely wrong with my statement above.

Here’s a body piercing gauge chart and you can see the real life body jewelry shaft size and the corresponding gauge size:

Body Piercing Gauge

But if you need to find the exact sizing in the metric and US units as well, here’s a comprehensive chart starting from the smallest and ending with the largest body piercing gauges:

Body Piercing Gauge