In this post, we look at the differences between steel, niobium and titanium and what makes each ideal body jewelry material. We also discuss hypoallergenic non-metal alternatives like PTFE.
In last week's piercing blog post, we talked about what dermal piercings are and how they're done. This week we're taking a more in-depth look at dermal jewelry, including what types of dermal anchors are available, dermal top options, and how to change a dermal top. Click through to learn all about your dermal jewelry options.
If you've had your nipples pierced for awhile and you're wondering if it's safe to change your jewelry, we can help you decide if now's the time or if you should wait a bit longer. We'll also walk you through your new nipple jewelry style and material options in this blog post, so you can pick the perfect nipple rings to replace your starter jewelry when the time comes.
Are the pieces from our Elementals Organic Body Jewelry and Elementals Evolved product lines really made from all-natural materials? Where do the raw materials come from and how are they crafted into the often intricate pieces in the Elementals jewelry lines? We tell you all about our Elementals Organics and Elementals Evolved collections and show you some of our most stunning pieces in this week's post, The Naked Truth About Elementals Organic Body Jewelry.
When is a tongue ring not a ring? Are straight barbells inappropriate starter jewelry for any piercings? Which ones? If you think you know the answers to these questions, challenge yourself by taking our Body Jewelry Match-up Quiz and find out if you're a Piercing Apprentice or a Body Jewelry Genius!
How do you pick the perfect belly ring to flaunt at the beach this summer when you have nearly 1,400 options available to you? We walk you through the process of choosing just the right combination of material, style and decorative accents before you start looking. If you know the specs you want first, it'll take you no time at all to find an awesome new belly ring for summer!
What's the difference between internally-threaded and externally-threaded body jewelry? Is one better than the other? In this first installment of our <em>Body Jewelry Basics</em> series, we talk about these two styles of body jewelry and why internally-threaded body jewelry is the ideal style for new piercings and piercings in sensitive places.
What is the art of human suspension all about? Why would anyone suspend themselves from hooks willingly? How is it done? What’s the story behind it? Why is human suspension considered a worthy body modification? Find out in this final chapter of our Extreme Body Modification Series.
Stretching a piercing can either be: A) a walk through the park, or B) a disaster. It all depends on whether you stretch at a steady pace and keep your jewelry and stretching materials clean. There are different ear stretching techniques you can use... See more at: https://info.painfulpleasures.com/blogs/stretching-size-your-ears#sthash.QnVt3Jqu.dpuf
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Tattoo on the high seas by stepping aboard the Scarlet Lady. Learn more about Squid Ink, the first-ever tattoo studio on a ship by Virgin Voyages.
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