Each dentist has their own preferences for their patients’ piercings while performing dental work. If you have any oral (lip, tongue, cheek, etc.) piercings or nostril piercings, you may want to ask the dentist before your appointment if you’ll need to remove them. Some dentists request that you remove all oral/nasal piercings while work is being performed. Some dentists request that you remove only a… Read More »Do You Have to Take Out Piercings At the Dentist?
Bridge piercings are a striking piercing, but people with glasses generally have concerns of how the piercing will affect them. Luckily, most people have no issues with a bridge piercing while wearing glasses and if you do, you can always swap your jewelry and frames until they no longer come into contact with one another. You may have considered the “magnetic frameless bridge piercing glasses”,… Read More »Bridge Piercings and Glasses: Everything You Need to Know
A seamless ring is a type of jewelry where the ends don’t connect fully. It’s opened and closed by twisting the ring. Many people have a hard time identifying what type of ring jewelry they have. Often, seamless rings can be confused with segment rings, which have a small segment that can be completely removed from the ring. Your ring may also be a clicker,… Read More »How To Insert a Seamless Ring Into a Septum Piercing
It’s pretty universally agreed that the snug is the piercing with the worst healing process. Some piercers even refuse to give snug piercings unless you’ve already healed multiple piercings. Many people with snug piercings give up after two years of attempting to heal them. Cartilage in general is pretty difficult to heal. Snugs go through a particularly thick piece of cartilage. To make matters worse,… Read More »What Piercing Has the Worst Healing Process
Constellation piercings are made up of several different types of piercings that take different amounts of time to heal. Like a large tattoo, constellation piercings may need to be broken down into smaller chunks of piercings that can heal before the whole “look” is complete. To get a good estimation of how long it will take your entire constellation piercing to fully heal, you’ll need… Read More »How Long Does a Constellation Piercing Take to Heal?
Septum jewelry can be either a horseshoe barbell or a ring. Smiley jewelry is also curved and can be either a horseshoe barbell or a ring. The problem with sharing jewelry between different piercings is you also have to make sure the jewelry is the same size. You’ll need to make sure both the gauge and the length (or diameter) is the same for both… Read More »Can You Use Septum Jewelry in a Smiley Piercing
Nesting is common for piercings in soft tissue such as in the tongue or mouth. It’s not dangerous as long as it doesn’t begin to embed. Nesting is when your jewelry settles into your tissue. It may create a dent or “crater” under the jewelry. Piercings nesting into lips isn’t as common as nesting into lips – but it’s also not very unusual. If you… Read More »Lip Piercing Nesting: Is it Normal?
Generally, regular earrings that you would wear in a lobe piercing are unsafe for other cartilage piercings. When searching for new jewelry for your lobe piercing, you’ll want to search for ‘body jewelry’ instead of earrings. When searching for body jewelry, there are a few different types and you’ll want to pick one that is recommended by your piercer for your specific piercing. If you’re… Read More »Can You Wear Regular Earrings in Cartilage Piercings?
It’s not too uncommon for piercings to bleed a little bit when they are changed out. As long as the healing stage was completed, it’s not very dangerous either. If your piercing wasn’t fully healed, changing the jewelry only delays the healing process. Along with the bleeding and pain, you’ll also likely get a nasty irritation bump that will last a few weeks. Keep in… Read More »Piercing Bleeding After Changing Jewelry Causes
When someone talks about a piercing (typically a tongue piercing) nesting, they’re referring to it settling into the tissue under it. You may notice your tongue piercing is settling because you see less of the jewelry end than you did when you were first pierced. You may also notice a “crater” like hole in your tongue under where the piercing sits. Nesting in this sense… Read More »What Does it Mean When a Tongue Piercing is Nesting?