I got my first tattoo as a young Marine about around 1993. Unsure how many tattoos I have now but as I’ve always said it’s a good thing I’m not a millionaire because I probably wouldn’t have enough skin, now with that being said I first became interested in piercings due to an article in Penthouse magazine when I was stationed in Pennsylvania around 1997. The article talked about many different body piercings but obviously being a men’s magazine focused around the piercings related to the genitalia or nipples. A Prince Albert is the one that intrigued me the most and to this day is my favorite out of all 15 piercings I currently have. Military service regardless of which branch they will often dictate to you what you canning cannot do what you can and cannot wear and what type of body modifications you can participate, that being said I had to put piercings on the back burner for that reason and also the idea of a needle going through my dick really at that time scare the hell out of me. When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1999 and moved in with my girlfriend who is now my wife I mentioned the fascination with the Prince Albert to her to which she immediately flinched and was less than enthused with the whole idea, so once again it was put on the back shelf. Time goes on in more tattoos are added but the idea of a PA is always in the back of my mind. I had a number of personal events catastrophic and make sure that occurred in 2013 so with all that going on my wife looks at me one night at dinner and I asked if I still wanted my Prince Albert? I said yes and she says great let’s go get it done! Immediately the butterflies sprouted into a shit storm and my stomach somewhere between concern fear and excitement. Heading to the local tattoo and piercing parlor I spoke to the piercer asking a number of questions about what I wanted to have done he quoted a price and recommended either starting with a 10 or a 12 gauge, I went with the 12 but knowing what I know now wish I had done the 10. The process which many people have heard about is honestly not that bad the receiving tube is more uncomfortable than the actual needle because that is quick and a slight yelp later if you’re done. The hardest part about a gentle piercing at least for me is that it made me so unbelievably horny that I couldn’t wait the obligatory two weeks for the proper initial healing time and was doing my dead level best to break my wife in the half within seven days. As soon as she felt that small ring rub up against her G spot she gripped the sheets and told me that I would not be seeing her face for sometime and dear God don’t you stop! About four months later I graduated up to an eight gauge and here I am in May 2017 currently wearing a 00ga horseshoe. I have also added a scrotal ladder, two dydoes and associated havadas. I continue to stretch a number in the ladder the largest being a four gauge hoping to end up in a zero on most in the near future. I love all my piercings and my only regret is is that I waited too long to get it done.
My experience with my first lip piercing was exciting but scary at the same time. The piercer that pierced my lip put in a barbell that was to short, so my lip begin to swell massively.
It had pus coming out and it was both gross and very scary. I actually begin to fear the worse that infection had set in and I was going to have to remove my piercing until it healed. Heck I even wanted to be rushed to the hospital because I'd never experienced anything like this before. I began to research and even ask a few people I knew with the same piercing if they had this happen to them, but everyone had different replies. I called around from place to place and even asked the piercer what should I do? His answer was "Continue to clean it!"
I felt helpless with nothing to do except take my piercing out and have a scar for life to remember this piercing. At this point, I hated my new piercing. Doing more research, I found out that there are other cleaning solutions available to clean piercings. I spoke with someone from bodyjewelry.com and I was told that the barbell that I was pierced with could have been too short and I needed a longer barbell so that my piercing had room to heal, they also supplied me with Dr. Piercing aftercare Q-tip solution to rub around my piercing, and that worked perfectly!!! I later went back to the piercer and had him put in a longer barbell so that my piercing could heal properly. I am really happy that I ran into bodyjewelry.com because they were so knowledgeable about the whole process.
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It is a Daily Battle to fit in a Society where piercings are still not Been Accepted.
Every day I wake up and I think which piece should I wear? Should I hide them? Should I just use them at night time when I go out? What should I do? I feel this way, every day, before getting ready to start my day. Today, I will be revealing all, my tricks advice and recommendations for having the best experience with your body jewelry and also enjoy it without being criticize by anybody.
Knowing the tricks
Sometimes you are surrounded by people that will tell you “OMG!! I Love your piercing “ or “You look amazing”. However, they will be times that people will tell you “don’t you regret making that whole in your body?”. For this kind of people, my answer is a “No, I don’t regret it”. It is something that is exciting and that I love. Today I will be sharing with you, my tricks, because yes even thought that we might not want to be affected by it, we still are.
For me, my best solution to avoid this issue and avoid been discriminated is to use piercing retainers. Why? You are going to still have the hole without hurting yourself in addition to that you will still have everything looking great and if after work/meeting/dinner you can just change the top part and you will be having your piercing back again.
Also, you avoid the uncomfortable situation and avoid all the bad looks and rejection that you might encounter. Yes, many people may tell you don’t talk to that person or find another job, but at the end of the day is something that is not that easy and we can be prepared for all type of situations.
Have you ever heard about Piercing Retainers?
They come in glass and acrylic and honestly it may be your best solution to avoid a bad encounter and to avoid drama and keep enjoying what you love. Piercing retainers have nice results because they are clear people will see it only if they look in close detail. Of course, you always need to be careful and safe because some people might be allergic to acrylic so before doing anything check am I allergic to the material? I cover my gauges and people sometimes thinks that are earnings and that I just look cute.
For me, it has worked great and it protects my piercing and it doesn’t hurt me. Whenever I feel I might encounter a bad situation or uncomfortable I am now always prepared, and I wanted to share my secret with you and give you the recommendations so you enjoy your piercing the most.
BodyJewelry.com/ offers you a large variety of retainers from different body parts and they also offer the supplies for the care. They offer piercings in gold, silver 925, and in a lot of materials to satisfy your needs and taste.
By Michael S. from South Carolina
The summer right before my senior year of high school i was sixteen and super excited about graduation. I had wanted my tongue pierced for the longest time but my mom hated tongue rings with a passion and said i could never do it under her roof. Well one day i knew a friend of a friend who’s uncle owned a tattoo shop and we were all hanging out when i just happened to ask “hey how much do you charge for tongues” he told me the price and then before i could really think i was asking “could you do mine?” He said yes! He got out the needle and i started to get super nervous. He put the clamp on my tongue had me take a deep breath and voila it was in he then showed me ring he was putting in it and said to come back in two weeks and he would change it for me. Because it was summer it was easy avoiding my mom for periods of time until it could heal.
So in two weeks i went back with some tongue rings i had bought and he put in the one i had picked out and taught me how to change it. a few weeks later we all went out to breakfast in my aunt noticed I had it in when i yawned. of course the first thing she did was told my mom. so my mom flipped out on me! she told me to move out and everything! She basically told me that i had betrayed everything she’s said and i felt like crap. she grabs a phone book and called every tattoo parlor in my area. because he didn’t have me fill out any paperwork he had no idea what she is talking about. so he told her no he hadn’t done it. I love my tongue ring but out of respect for my mom I took it out. she soon for gave me for what I did and everything worked out. I still have no idea how I thought I was going to hide it for that long.
Lip piercings are a growing trend nowadays. This fashion statement has become popular over the years and many people are opting for various kinds of lip piercings using different styles of lip rings. Knowing what types of lip rings are available in the market will make it easier for you to choose a lip ring you feel comfortable with.
Full Rings & Partial Rings
The most common and simple kind of lip rings are the full or partial lip rings. These are very easy to insert and can be pierced on any area of the lip; the corners or the middle and the upper or the lower lip. However, it is advisable that you pierce the ring off center on one corner of the mouth to avoid any trouble while eating or drinking. You can pierce your lip at more than one place if you like.
You can also try out different styles of lip piercing by experimenting with your lip rings. If you pierce at two corners of the lower lip and one on the upper lip, this piercing style is known as an Angel Bite style.
Studs and Barbells
Many people prefer studs and barbels lip accessories as well. A stud juts out above the skin and can be pierced at any place around the mouth. You can have the snake or spider bite styles of piercings with your stud lip ring. A barbel is more like a hoop or is twisted in shape and can pierce the lip at two places.
Filtrum and Labret
Most studs have a shaped object on one end like an arrow, ball, star, etc. These studs, when placed above the lower lip, are known as filtrum piercings and when they are placed between the lower lip and the chin, they are known as labret piercings.
Eyebrow piercings became fashionable in the early 80s and haven’t looked back since then! There really isn’t any deep cultural connection or meaning to it, these piercings are just to please our sense of aesthetics. Eye brow rings draw attention to the upper face and specifically eyes, opening up our eyes and further intensifying the gaze.
Eyebrow rings are enchanting little pieces of jewelry that are available in a wide variety of colors and designs. The piercings are usually made near the outer part of the eye brow but that really isn’t a rule. Eye brow piercings have been seen closer to the bridge of the nose and right under the outer side of eyebrows as well. This last one is commonly called the anti-eyebrow piercing. The fact remains that eyebrow piercings are a great addition to any face.
The most common eyebrow rings designs are made as eyebrow barbells or eye brow bars and captive rings.
- The Eyebrow Bar: This is the simplest and commonest form of jewelry that people prefer to wear on their eyebrows. The reason for their popularity is that eyebrow bars are available in a multitude of designs, colors and funky shapes. The discerned customer can always have their set with a diamond. And everyone else can buy them with any stone, color and material they like. These are available as straight brow bars and curved bar bell and both the designs can be used in a horizontal as well as a vertical eyebrow piercing.
- Eyebrow Rings: These too are available in a wide variety. There are ball closure rings, smooth segmented rings and circular barbells to suit every taste. These are great for keeping your piercings feeling great if you are having difficulty with the barbells. These too can be made in titanium, gold or polished steel according to the customer’s choice.
Both the types of eyebrow ring designs have their own benefits. It is best to ask the person performing the piercing to select one to suit your face and of course ask them for different design options in the chosen designs.