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Posted on February 27th, 2013

Oral Piercing Types Complications Infections

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Different types of body piercing have become famous among a large number of young people now days. One may see a lot of people who have undergone Oral piercing. Different types of Oral piercing…

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Posted on February 20th, 2013

Surface vs. dermal piercing

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I was asked recently what the difference was between a surface piercing and a dermal piercing. While each has their own appeal, there are very distinct issues that ned to be considered. Here is my answer hopefully demystifying the process for you.

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Posted on February 13th, 2013

Facial Piercings – Cheek (Dimples)

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Definition: Cheek piercings are exactly what they sound like. They are located on the (facial) cheeks, either in pre-existing dimples or in the same approximate area in order to simulate the look of a dimple. Typically, this is a symmetrical piercing, meaning that both cheeks would be pierced at the same time so they match.

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Posted on February 6th, 2013

Natural & Organic Body Jewelry – History, Types & Care

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For those that want to learn about the history of natural and organic body jewelry, I’ll take you back 4,000 years ago during the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Body jewelry during these times were only for the royal family. In these days, only the royal family and the wealthy were allowed body piercings.

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Posted on January 30th, 2013

Got Piercings? Plan on Taking Your Jewelry Out Before Surgery

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It may sound like an annoying rule that some hospital dreamed up just to make your life more difficult, but taking your piercings out before surgery is just plain smart.

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Posted on January 23rd, 2013

Master Pierce makes sure your piercing is a masterpiece

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It used to be if you wanted to get your tongue, septum, belly button, nose or eyebrow pierced you needed to head to a tattoo shop. For some people looking to get the work done that didn’t always offer a reassuring environment for the person getting pierced – or their parents.

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Posted on December 28th, 2012

Parental Consent Now Required for Body Piercing of Minors

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Parental Consent Now Required for Body Piercing of Minors

The potential risks linked to body piercing have prompted New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) officials to change public health law…

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Posted on December 19th, 2012

New Vaginal Piercing Trend Grows in Popularity — but What Are the Risks?

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It seems like since the ’70s “full bush” went out of favor, women have been searching for new and exciting ways to deck out their vaginas…

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Posted on December 12th, 2012

Teen’s piercing sparks consent row

http://www.stuff.co.nz

An Invercargill father is angry his 14-year-old daughter had her belly-button pierced by a city tattooist without parental permission, but the business owner says the girl led him to believe she did have permission.

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Posted on December 5th, 2012

Safety concerns over growing popularity of tattoos, body piercings

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Because of the growing popularity of tattoos and body piercing Vanderburgh County Health Officials want to make sure these parlors are up to code and the health department wants your help to make sure these shops are operating under some important safety guidelines.

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Posted on November 28th, 2012

Tattooing and Body Piercing

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Throughout history many cultures have practiced body decorations, such as tattoos and body piercing that continue to this day. Some of us detest looking like others, tattoos and piercings allow us to be unique in our own way.

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Posted on November 21st, 2012

What’s That Called? – Dictionary of Oral Piercings

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Get ready for today’s installment of the piercing dictionary!  This time we’re going over the oral piercings; those piercings that are inside the mouth and on the tongue.  Here we go:

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Posted on November 14th, 2012

Kansas City Teen Gets NRSA From Attempted Lip Piercing, Almost Dies.

By foxnews.com

A Kansas City-area teenager who tried to pierce his lip with a needle from a first-aid kit ended up with a staph infection that almost killed him.

Zeke Wheeler of Blue Springs is recovering at Children’s Mercy Hospital after several surgeries

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Posted on November 7th, 2012

PLUG Hearing Aid

By gizmodo.com

Occasionally I cover my ears and sing “Lalalala, I’m not listening to your concept description.” Today I’m covering them and begging “No! Don’t punch holes into my poor earlobes and make me use this hearing aid when I’m old! Please!”

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Posted on November 1st, 2012

7 Pierced Women So Pretty…

By Michele Zipp

There is something about a piercing that can change everything about a woman — and it’s different for each woman. Sometimes it can make her look magical or mystical with a hippie feel.

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Posted on October 23rd, 2012

Body Mod Dress-up: Faking Piercings and Tattoos for Halloween

Now that modification is an ever-rising hit, those who don’t or can’t have mods have more of a reason to fake them for Halloween.  Dressing up as a pirate?  Or how about a biker, a sorceress, or the girl with the dragon tattoo?  Then you’ll definitely need some little friendly fakes.

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Posted on October 18th, 2012

Materials Used to Make Body Jewelry

By Karen L. Hudson

There are a lot of different raw materials that can be used to make body jewelry. They come in a wide variety of substances such as metals, glass, plastics and organics. Some materials even come in different grades and qualities.

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Posted on October 5th, 2012

The Matilda Piercing

By Shannon Larratt

Rick, who describes himself as “an old and rusted piercer from Rome, Italia” (currently at The Ten Bells), wrote me with a photo of a unique piercing he did a while back and was wondering if it had a specific name.


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Posted on October 3rd, 2012

Materials Used to Make Body Jewelry

By , former About.com Guide

There are a lot of different raw materials that can be used to make body jewelry. They come in a wide variety of substances such as metals, glass, plastics and organics. Some materials even come in different grades and qualities. When putting something on or through your skin, a subject of decoration also brings about the subject of health and safety.

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Posted on October 3rd, 2012

Pierced Whiskers

By Shannon Larratt

Speaking of Eric Stango (of Lifestyles in Connecticut), I also wanted to show one more fun piercing project he’s done — this set of pierced whiskers, which is wonderfully appropriate on a woman named Cat. Seriously! He did them by first piercing the client with a set of 14ga labrets, and once those were healed and stable, he replaced them with a set of 14ga labret backings with long black teflon whiskers attached.

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Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Body Piercing Stretching Guide

by Tribalectic

Stretching is a ritual that has been performed in countless cultures for thousands of years. When done correctly, it can be a very rewarding process. It is not, however, something to be taken lightly. Proper technique and forethought are required for any successful stretch, and that is why we have put together this Tribalectic Body Piercing Stretcher Guide

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Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Unusual Lip Orbital Piercings

By Shannon Larratt

Mike Knight from Velvet Grip Family Tattoo in West Hollywood, California sent me this fascinating little lip project he did. I was a bit worried when I first saw it because there’s a right way to do this piercing and a wrong way, and the sad truth is that most of the time it gets done the wrong way.

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Posted on October 1st, 2012

People with body piercings, tattoos have more sex?

By CAPITAL LIFESTYLE

In previous eras tattoos and piercings symbolized rebellious attitudes and have been largely misunderstood by communities as inappropriate, but tattoos and body piercings have definitely spread past only hippies. Body piercings and tattoos are slowly being accepted by a growing number of teenagers and young adults as a way of self-expression and a form of art.

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Posted on October 1st, 2012

Joeltron the Peace Bringer

By Shannon Larratt

I am occasionally of a mixed opinion on microdermals when they mimic piercings. For example, when I see cheek “piercings” that are done with microdermals, the sensible part of my brain says, “hey, what a great idea, that’s a lot safer and less trouble”, but the self-righteous part of me says, “you fucking faker!”

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Posted on September 22nd, 2012

Nicole Richie And Her New Piercing

By Katie Henry

Nicole Richie celebrated her 31st birthday yesterday at Katsuya in LA. She and five friends met up for lunch then moved the soiree to a tattoo parlor where they all got matching piercings.

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Posted on September 18th, 2012

Miley Cyrus Revives The Nose Piercing

By huffingtonpost.com
Off all the facial piercings out there, we suppose we’re most onboard with those chic little nose rings. Miley Cyrus is too, having gone with her dad to get a small stud in her nose in 2009.

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Posted on September 17th, 2012

PLUG Hearing

By ROSA GOLIJAN

Occasionally I cover my ears and sing “Lalalala, I’m not listening to your concept description.” Today I’m covering them and begging “No! Don’t punch holes into my poor earlobes and make me use this hearing aid when I’m old! Please!”

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Posted on September 13th, 2012

Body Modification and the Workplace

By Erinn Streckfuss

As she slowly removes various components of surgical steel body jewelry from her face, 27-year-old Nadine Surja lets out a deep sigh. Surja is originally from Romania but has lived in Eugene for five years now. She proudly veils her body with various forms of body modification including tattoos, piercings, branding, and even scarification.

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Posted on September 11th, 2012

Tattoos & piercings in the workplace

By Brock Seng, Alligator Contributing Writer

Cody Thomas’ father thinks his son’s life is ruined.

Thomas, a 19-year-old networking services sophomore at Santa Fe College, has size 4-gauge, 5.189 mm, stretched earlobes.

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Posted on September 10th, 2012

Elayne Angel Nostril Piercing

Elayne Angel, Author of The Piercing Bible–The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing, shares her techniques for the nostril piercing. She demonstrates locating optimal placement for the anatomy, custom bending a nostril screw, the piercing procedure, and the compression technique to minimize likelihood of bump formation during healing.

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Posted on September 10th, 2012

The Matilda Piercing

By Shannon Larratt

Rick, who describes himself as “an old and rusted piercer from Rome, Italia” (currently at The Ten Bells), wrote me with a photo of a unique piercing he did a while back and was wondering if it had a specific name. It’s basically a vertical lobe, but done with an unusual placement.

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Posted on September 7th, 2012

Glass Body Jewelry Basics

You asked- we listened. In this episode of The Modified World, our intrepid host, j.c., shares a little bit of basic knowledge about glass plugs, tapers, eyelets, retainers, and other pieces.

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Posted on August 21st, 2012

Helix Piercing

By Funeral

I had my helix pierced around two months ago, and I guess it was almost predetermined by my previous tragus piercing.  While in most cases the act, ritual, process, whatever you want to call it, of undergoing the piercing has been symbolic (the pain of change, control over my own physicality, expressing/releasing/manifesting a moment of or period of emotional pain, etc) the placement has always been purely asthetic and serves as nothing more or less than a function of how I want myself to look in the long run.

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Posted on June 26th, 2012

Willow Smith Denies Getting Her Tongue Pierced

By Ashley Percival

She may be only be 11 years old, but that has never stopped Willow Smith from courting controversy before.
The tweeny bopper has now been forced to deny she’s had her tongue pierced.

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Posted on May 21st, 2012

Body Piercing Health Issues

By Dr. Glenn Braunstein

As a canvas for self-expression, the human body has few limits: Just walk into any coffee house or hip lounge and you will see patrons with tongues adorned with metal studs, earlobes “gauged” (plugged) with holes the size of quarters, maybe even a neck or temple bedazzled with microdermal anchors.

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Posted on September 14th, 2008

17 hot pierced celebrities

By Disha Singh

Fashion and freedom defines each other, however, these hot celebrities here reveals that pain too embody the same feeling. Before you go ouch…! Check out the oomph these 15 pierced style icons give you.

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