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Tattoos & Body Piercings: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Questions on Nipple Piercings You’ve...
When it comes to body piercings, nipple piercings seem to create the largest amount of questions, especially for women. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about nipple piercings and answers to help you understand them better.
Top 10 Reasons Not to Get Tattooed
As an avid fan of body art, why would I discourage anyone from getting a tattoo? Well, there are some circumstances under which a person really shouldn't get tattooed - at least not yet - and here's the top list of those reasons you should probably wait.
Tattoo Fear Factor: Can You Handle the Pain?
How much does getting a tattoo really hurt? Find out how to put the pain into perspective and overcome needle fear.
6 Super-Important Steps to Caring for Your New...
Proper aftercare of a new tattoo is crucial. Here are detailed instructions for cleaning your tattoo and keeping it healthy during the first two weeks.
How Much Does a Nipple Piercing Cost?
A brief overview on what you can expect your nipple piercing to cost and a ballpark on the general fees associated with the procedure.
4 Reasons Why Your Tattoo is Itchy and Bumpy
Help in pinpointing the cause of itchy, bumpy and raised tattoos and how to alleviate the discomfort.
Got a New Tattoo? Here's When You Can Go...
After getting a tattoo, how long should you wait before you go swimming? Get the answer here.
The Problem with Body Piercings
Rejection and migration are two common difficulties associated with body piercing. Understand the difference between the two terms, and learn how to prevent or handle a migrating or rejected piercing.
How Long Does A Tattoo Take?
Rather than just wonder how much do tattoos cost, many people aren't quite sure how long a tattoo takes. Here's a brief overview of what to expect while completing your tattoo design.
What to Do with a Flaky Tattoo
Why is my tattoo peeling and flaking? Answer to this frequently asked question.
Piercing Guns vs. The Needle: Why the Gun...
Professional piercing artists want to see an end to the piercing gun and mall store piercers. Find out why the gun is so dangerous.
What is the Meaning Behind the Popular Om Tattoo?
What is the popular symbol known as Om (Aum) and what does it mean?
How Weight Gain and Loss Can Affect Your Tattoo
If you lose or gain weight, lift weights or become ill, these bodily changes can affect our tattoos. This article explores the different changes, how they may affect your ink, and what you can do (if anything) to prevent damage and image distortion.
What Do Cherry Blossom Tattoos Mean?
Learn the spiritual and significant meanings behind cherry blossoms before you get inked.
The 5 Worst Places to Get Tattooed
While the pain of a tattoo always varies, these rumored 5 spots are where tattoos hurt the most. Heed the advice of those before you and think twice before tattooing these areas if tattoo pain is your top concern.
What You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting...
Are you interested in wrist tattoos? Whether it's your first tattoo and you're wondering how painful a wrist tattoo is, or you just need design inspiration, read on!
Are "Semipermanent" Tattoos Real?
Despite the rumors that there is a kind of semi-permanent tattoo that only lasts a few months or years, it's nothing more than a scam.
The Art of Mehndi
Making your own henna designs is simple and fun! It doesn't require a lot of artistic skills, just creativity! Here is a simple guide with some suggestions on getting you started.
What to Expect When Getting a Tattoo
Photos and explanations of the entire process of getting a tattoo from filling out your paperwork to walking out with fresh new ink.
How to Take Care of Your New Foot Tattoo
Not all tattoos are created equal, and neither are the methods required to heal them properly. Some demand extra TLC due to size, location, and/or your body’s ability to heal. Foot tattoos are one of the most difficult to heal for some, and others shy away from getting a foot tattoo because they’re afraid it will be a horrible experience. This article will help you overcome those obstacles.
Why Tattoos Are So Expensive
Before you get inked make sure you can afford the cost of a new tattoo. Permanent art should be the absolute best that your money can buy. Don't settle, learn the cost of a tattoo before you end up paying for its removal by sacrificing quality.
The Meaning Behind Half-Moon Tattoos
Celestial moon tattoos are a magical and enchanting choice for anyone who wants to ink the influences of goddesses and mythology.
When Keloids Are a Problem
If you have a growth on or around a new piercing, it's very normal to be concerned. Small or large, growths are not normal although they do occur quite often. Most people automatically assume that their growth is a keloid, but the majority of these cases are not keloids. This article help you tell the difference and determine your next step of action.
How to Remove a Captive Bead Ring Piercing
Although going to a professional is always the best choice, there comes a time that almost all of us will need to change our own body jewelry. The key is knowing how to do it right so you don't hurt yourself or ruin your jewelry.
Body Piercings Guide - All About Body Piercings
Body piercing is an ancient practice that is enjoyed by many in modern times. But body piercings aren't simple and can lead to serious health problems if you don't know what you're doing. This guide will tell you what you need to know before getting a piercing.
Where to Put Your New Tattoo
Whether you're deciding on your first or your fifth tattoo, you may be considering your design placement.
Does Ink Mean Unemployment?
There are actually some companies who will happily hire employees who have tattoos, piercings, and other body modifications but it's difficult to find them if you don't know where to look. This is a list of body art friendly companies where you can apply for a job even if you have body modifications. Page 2.
Body Piercing Aftercare - New Piercing Care and...
Instructions on how to care for a new body piercing and remedies to fix some of the most common piercing problems.
Why Your New Tattoo Means You Can't Donate Blood
Having a recent tattoo or piercing can affect your ability to donate blood or plasma in some states. If the ability to donate blood or plasma is important, you'll want to consider this before getting tattooed or pierced.
What Do Irish Trinity Knot Tattoos Mean?
Find out what the significance of the Irish Trinity Knot (also known as a Triquetra) is and what the symbol means.
All About Daith Piercings
Daith piercings are on the cartilage of the ear and easily confused with other cartilage piercings. Learn about the rook and how it compares to other ear piercings.
The Right Way to Take Care of a New Tattoo
Why there are so many different forms of aftercare advice and how to know who you should listen to.
How to Design Your Own Tattoo
How to Design Your Own Tattoo. Tattoos / Body Piercings.
Want to Get Inked? Read This First
If you want to get a tattoo, there are things you need to know first so that you get a clean and safe tattoo. This beginner's guide to getting a tattoo will provide you with the information you need.
Where on My Body Should I Get My First Tattoo?
If you are planning your first tattoo, you may be wondering where to put it. Here's a brief overview that will help with tattoo placement.
Getting Tattooed (Top Reasons People Do It)
Tattoos are rich in history and there are many reasons people get tattooed. Learn the history and common practices of this body art.
What Do Feather Tattoos Mean?
Set adrfit with a tattoo design symbolic of freedom.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Nipple...
If you're considering a nipple piercing, you can officially join the ranks of many who have opted for this location for a body piercing. The erotic placement of a nipple piercings makes it a ppular body modification for both men and women.
What to Know Before You Pierce Your Brow
Eyebrow piercings are probably the most common among facial piercings. Find out what you should know about eyebrow piercings before you get one.
All About Henna Designs
Celebrate a rite of passage or Blessingway with henna.
6 Steps to Landing a Tattoo or Piercing...
Finding a good apprenticeship requires an alert and cunning hunter. Lay your traps, prepare your bait, and ready your weapons for the hunt of a lifetime.
Tattoo Pain: Does Outlining or Shading Hurt More?
Tattoo pain is a large concern for beginners, who want to know if outlining or shading causes more pain. Find out what others have said about comparing the pain.
Female Genital Piercings Guide
If you're thinking about getting a female genital piercing, you have to first become familiar with the different types available. There are some that will only fit certain body types, and each piercing has its own set of rules.
All About Mehndi
A ceremonial form of body painting, Mehndi is practiced for many reasons and occasions, including Blessingways, births, and weddings.
What You Need to Know About Penis Tattoos
Are you considering a penis tattoo? This tattoo placement conjures up a variety of thoughts, along with questions. Do you have to be erect for a penis tattoo? What are some design ideas? Never opt for a penis tattoo for your first tattoo, rather build up your pain tolerance and knowledge with these facts.
When It's Okay to Shave Over Tattoos
Stubble may be itchy and annoying, but it sure beats a wrecked tattoo from premature shaving.
Can You Use Numbing Creams When Getting Tattooed?
Emla Cream and Lidocaine are wonderful products for dealing with medical pain, but do these topical anesthetics have any place in the tattoo industry?
Foo Dog Tattoos and Symbolism
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Can I Go in the Sauna with a New Tattoo?
Lucky are you if you have both a new tattoo, and a sauna to let out some steam. Saunas are a relaxing way to detoxify the body and purify the pores, but one thing is inevitable. You will sweat and that's the whole point. If you're wondering whether or not you can bask in the dry heat of the sauna, read on.
Aftercare Tips for Female Genital Piercings
Your guide to cleaning and caring for your new female genital piercing.
Can Tattoos Really Be Removed?
Tattoo removal is often sought by those who regret their tattoos or have had a severe reaction to the pigment. If you have a tattoo that you wish to have partially or completely removed, you should first consider your options and decide which method might be best for you, and keep in mind that there are also alternatives to removal that are less painful and expensive.
Tattoo and Piercing Friendly Jobs and Career...
There are several career fields that typically focus on the person's ability rather than their outer appearance, so this list is for you if you're looking for a job and are having a tough time due to tattoos, piercings, dreadlocks, facial hair or other physical obstacles.
Why Tattoo Artists Won't Ink Hands or Feet
Many studios have policies against doing tattoos on the hands, feet or face. Some artists feel strongly enough about it to turn down potential business by refusing to do this type of tattoo. But what is the big deal?
Piercing Healing, What is the Crusty Stuff...
Piercing Healing, Explanation of the yellow ooze that leaks from piercings and dries hard.
How Do I Choose a Meaningful Tattoo?
A tattoo has plenty of personal significance. How do you plan a meaningful tattoo? Follow these tattoo design ideas and tips.
The Tattoo Gallery - Tattoo Pictures Divided by...
Tattoo galleries divided by subject and location. Search through the menu to find tattoo designs and ideas.
Will A Healing Tattoo Leak Fluid?
Tattoo FAQ: Will a healing tattoo leak clear pus, if it is infected? Know what the warning signs of true infection are and what symptoms are not cause for concern.
6 Things to Consider Before Getting Your First...
From healing your first tattoo to how much do tattoos cost, this first time tattoo FAQ answers many questions for those considering their first body art piece.
Can People With Tattoos Get MRI Scans?
Many people with tattoos will eventually face the need of an MRI scan for some sort of medical diagnosis. I get a lot of emails from concerned adults who wonder if their tattoos may interfere with their ability to get an MRI. After much research and discussing this issue with several tattoo artists, MRI patients and an MRI technician, it is time to lay this question to rest.
Where Should You Place Your First Tattoo?
There are a few best spots for a first tattoo that can help you appreciate your art at its finest. While designs play an important factor in tattoo placement, nothing should be more important that the overall effect your tattoo has on your body. Use your body art to your advantage and place your tattoo in spot you'll always cherish. Tattoos are said to be addictive, but if you're mindful where you place it you could likely stop at one.
Are Scabbed Tattoos Normal?
Is a scabbing tattoo normal? Is it safe to pick a scab? I don't know why we feel this uncontrollable urge to dig at our scabs, even if it causes pain or bleeding, but it seems to be something ingrained in our psyche.
Why Minors Shouldn't Get Tattoos & Piercings
If you're underage and wanting a tattoo or piercing, this is why you really just ought to wait until you're old enough.
What to Do With Infected Piercings
If you have an infected piercing, should you remove the jewelry? Mild infections can be treated easily enough at home. If it's just a little irritated, slightly red or warm, you can try a few things to clear it up on your own:
Curious How Dermal Anchors Are Done? See the 8...
One of the latest trends in body piercing is micro dermal anchors, which is actually a cross between a surface piercing and an implant. Dermal anchoring has been around for quite some time but these smaller, less invasive versions of the original are becoming popular fast. So, of course, I had to go get a couple myself!
Why You Should Soak Your New Body Piercing in...
If you have a new piercing or an older piercing that's experiencing some problems like showing signs of irritation or infection, sea salt soaks can be a great remedy and pain relief. Find out who can benefit from sea salt treatments, when it's best to do them, how it works and how to do a sea salt soak properly.
Tattoo and Bodypiercing Glossary
If you're new to the world of body art, there is a whole new language for you to learn! Find simple definitions to words that may be unfamiliar to you.
How to Get Rid of Piercing Bumps
Piercing Bumps, If you have a bump or sore around your piercing, it is more than likely not a keloid and it is easily removable. Find out what it could be and how to get rid of it.
Ideas for Small Tattoos with Meaning
From hearts and crowns to small zodiac designs, there are plenty of small symbol tattoos with meaning.
About the "Christina" Genital Piercing
Information guide to the female genital piercing called the Christina. This will tell you what it is, who can get it, what kind of jewelry is required and how long it takes to heal.
Tattoo Pain: What Part Hurts the Most?
Whether you're considering your first tattoo or adding to an existing design and are wondering how much discomfort you can tolerate, you may be asking what hurts the most- tattoo outlining or shading? Both tattoo outlining and shading are necessary to create most tattoo designs, except for simple script or symbol tattoos.
Mermaid Tattoos: The Legends and Myths
Learn the top five history and legends of mermaids before you ink a mermaid tattoo.
What's the Deal With Elephant Tattoos?
Elephants never forget, and their old age gifts them with admirable wisdom. Humans can learn so much about life, solitude and love when studying how this ancient mammal carries their weight no matter how heavy, with such remarkable grace and beauty.
How To Become a Successful Tattoo Artist
If you want to become a tattoo artist, there's a little more to it than just learning how to operate a tattoo machine. These quick tips will get you started in the right direction to becoming a professional and successful tattoo artist.
How to Pick a Meaningful Inner Wrist Tattoo
Find creative ideas for small symbol tattoos that have personal meaning for placement on your inner wrist. Size limitations will play a role in choosing your image.
Why Tanning Is Bad for Your Tattoo
If you have tattoos you want to keep looking nice, you might want to think twice before you sunbathe or visit the tanning bed. Learn how to achieve your tanning goals and still keep your tattoos safe.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting Inked
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about getting a tattoo - are they safe? does it hurt? can you use numbing cream? how much does it cost? can you tan? can you shave? and much more.
Do Tattoo Artists Deserve Tips?
Maybe you've never thought about handing your tattoo or piercing artist an extra tip, or maybe you have wondered if you should. Learn about appropriate tipping of your artist.
Hand Tattoo Tips
Are you considering a hand tattoo?
What You Need to Know About a Vertical Clitoral...
A guide to vertical clitoral hood piercings. This page will explain what it is, what kind of jewelry is required and how long you can expect it to take to heal.
Do Body Piercings Set Off Metal Detectors?
Coming across a security metal detector can be ominous if you have piercings you don't want anyone else to know about. What are the chances your piercing will set off the alarm?
Nipple Piercing Facts and Care
Common facts and how to properly care for a new nipple body piercing.
Should I Shave My Arms to Show Off My Tattoo...
So long as you have an understanding that your body art will fade over time, and that body hair will hinder the brightness and visibility of your tattoo and its small details, you can make educated choices in both tattoo placement and tattoo aftercare and protection.
The Sexiest Tattoo Spots for Women
Tattoos take on a boudoir style in peek-a-boo placement.
A Guide To Henna Tattoos
Henna tattoos are a fun and safe way to explore body art without pain or commitment. Henna is a natural substance that's been used for centuries to create beautiful, temporary designs on the body. Learn where henna comes from and how to create your own henna tattoos.
5 Types of Tattooing Techniques
Discover a few different types of tattoo art styles before getting inked. With some self-exploration you can decide between an old school tattoo, Asian, biomechanical or fine line black and grey portrait tattoo.
Guide to Nipple Piercings
This guide informs readers about nipple piercings for both men and women. It discusses pain, aftercare, and healing difficulties. Jewelry recommendations and answers to many common questions about nipple piercings are provided as well.
Lost or Swallowed Body Jewelry
Losing or swallowing part or all of a barbell, CBR or other piece of body jewelry is very common but can still result in a moment of panic. Learn ways to save your piercing and find out what to do if you accidentally swallow your jewelry.
5 Sexy Tattoo Spots for Men
Sexy tattoo placement suggestions for men.
Are the Rumors True about Women and Lower Back...
Is it true that women who have tattoos on their lower backs are sexually promiscuous? This article explores the widespread claims that there is a scientific correlation between lumbar tattoos and immoral behavior in women.
25 Questions on Tattoos and Piercings...
There are some questions about getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult, even embarrassing, to ask. Here the questions have been asked for you, and the answers are provided.
10 Things You Should Do After a Foot Tattoo
While the aftercare for most new tattoos is pretty standard, since getting my feet tattooed it has become apparent to me that foot tattoo care does warrant its own special set of instructions and tips.
Henna Recipe for Mehndi
Making your own henna paste is simple and provides much better results than pre-mixed tubes. Try this recipe out for a rich, dark color.
Guys: What You Should Know Before Getting a...
Your personal guide to male genital piercings. This guide will explain the differences between the many male piercings available, which are the most common, who is suited for them and what the recommended starter jewelry is.
Top 3 Tree Tattoo Styles
There are 3 styles of tree tattoos that are timeless and can connect anyone to the earth, their spirit and family through depiction of their branches. Consider a tree of life tattoo, a celtic design or a cherry blossom branch for tree tattoo inspiration.
Tattoos for Couples
Rather than tattooing names to honor one another, many couples opt for his and her tattoo designs. Matching or complimenting each other, the following design suggestions and considerations may inspire you to make a permanent mark of your love.
Tattoo and Pain Coping Advice
Advice and tips for dealing with discomfort during the tattoo process.
It May Have Been Named for the Famed Beauty,...
Monroe piercings actually have several names; they are also sometimes referred to as a Chrome Crawford, Madonna, or Beauty Mark, but they are all essentially the same piercing with possible minor differences, which are explained here.
Prince Albert Piercing for Men
Description of the male Prince Albert piercing.
Beginner's Guide to Getting Inked
Where to start and what to do about getting your first tattoo. Answers to commonly asked questions, and lifesaving information you didn't even know you needed.
How to Design, Draw and Sell Your Tattoo Flash...
This article covers how to go about designing tattoo flash art for sale and how to attract buyers for your art.
Frenum Piercing Improves Sex Life
Personal experience from a man who explains how his frenum piercing enhanced his sex life
5 Wrist Tattoo Design Ideas
Wrist tattoos are popular for good reason, they add a major dose of personality yet can mostly be covered up, offering the sometimes best of both worlds. Ideas for wrist tattoos include crosses, compasses and affirmations. Take a look at 5 cool wrist tattoo designs.
MRSA and Tattoos - What are the Risks?
When you go to get a tattoo (or piercing) are you at risk for the deadly superbug? Get the facts and know how to protect yourself.
Tattoo Slang Decoded
Ever wonder what those funny slang terms you hear in a tattoo shop mean?
Real Reader Stories: Female Nipple Piercings
I got my nipples pierced in 1999, and this is my experience. Read my story of how I got them, wore them, enjoyed them and removed them (and why).
What Tattoo Should You Get?
Choosing what to get for your tattoo, and where to put it
Reader Stories: Intimate Body Piercings
Staci tells what it was like to get her nipple and clit hood pierced all in one day.
The Meaning of Owl Tattoos
Many people tattoo animals for both their significance and personal meaning. Birds in particular are a wise choice if you want a whimsical design. However, of all the birds in the wild there is only one who is the wisest, and that is the owl. Are you considering an owl tattoo?
Pagan and Wiccan Tattoos
Both magical and mystical, the following pagan and Wiccan tattoo ideas are sure to stir up inspiration for a symbolic and spiritual design.
What Are Frenulum Piercings?
Frenulum piercings refer to three possible oral piercings - this page provides information about the upper lip frenulum piercings known as a Smiley or Scrumper.
All About Lip Piercings
Standard lip piercings are pretty simple. It can be a single piercing or multiple piercings - there are no rules. But there are some things you need to know before deciding to get a lip piercing so that you don't ruin your teeth and gums.
4 Types of Mouth Piercings
This menu page leads you to detailed reference pages about the most common oral piercings (tongue, tongue web, smiley and frowny).
Guide to Industrial Piercings
Industrial piercings are really just two helix piercings connected with one extra long barbell, but it has to be done in a very specific way or the rod could permanently damage your ear cartilage. Find out why you can't just slide a barbell through two pre-existing piercing holes.
How Long Should You Wait Between Tattoos?
You've likely heard that tattoos are addictive, and you're ready to prove it as you quickly book your next artist appointment while still in the chair. Whether you're working on a full body project, or you're just excited to nail down that next design and placement, you'll want to wait until your body is ready for it's next session. How soon is too soon?
About Tattoo Sleeves
Tattoo sleeves are a popular design idea for both men and women. Learn all about arm tattoos and decide if a full sleeve is right for you.
What You Should Know About These 6 Popular...
Overview of various body modification piercing styles.
Do Body Piercings Affect Sex?
There seems to be some confusion about just how much a piercing can actually enhance the sexual experience. Part 1 of this mini-series addresses female genital piercings and how they may or may not affect sexual stimulation.
How to Take Care of Your New Tattoo
Tattoo aftercare tips and advice.
Tips for Finding the Right Tattoo Artists
How to choose the right studio and artist for your new tattoo.
Is Plastic Wrap Safe for New Tattoos?
Peggy Sucher, a member of the A.P.T. - Alliance of Professional Tattooists - guest wrote this very important safety advisory about the use of plastic wrap on new tattoos. Find out how it got started, why this is such a dangerous practice and why you, as a client or artist, should demand better.
How Much Does a Tattoo Cost?
Many people wonder how much are tattoos before heading to the shop to get inked. While it is normal to keep an affordable budget in mind, if you're solely basing your tattoo artist and design decision on your pocketbook, you may end up paying even more with regret.
How To Care For a New Tattoo
a simple how to on caring for a new tattoo, prevent infection, and keep your tattoo looking beautiful.
The Difference Between Internal and External...
Understanding the difference between internally and externally threaded body jewelry can have an impact on your health. Find out why one is recommended over the other.
Sexy Tattoos Men Dig on Women
Don't ever get tattooed to attract a man, but if you still plan on it...read these tips on tattoos styles that turn the majority of men on.
Male Genital Piercing Guide: Foreskin
The foreskin piercing, although limited to uncircumsized males, can enhance sexual pleasure. Find out more about this piercing, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long it takes to heal.
Tattoo Process: How exactly is a tattoo done?
Tattoo FAQ Tattoo Process: How is a tattoo applied? What can you expect to experience when going to get a tattoo?
Guide to Inner Labia Piercings
Information about the female genital piercing called the Inner Labia. Find out what it is, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long it takes to heal.
Color or Black and Grey
One of the most important decisions of the tattoo process will be determining whether your design should be in color or black and grey.
Guide to Conch Piercings
Conch piercings are located on the back wall of the ear cartilage. Since cartilage piercings require special care to avoid serious problems, you should learn all you can about them before you decide to get one.
Piercing Guide - Surface Piercings - Sternum/Cl...
Sternum piercings, also called cleavage piercings because of their location, are highly subject to migration and rejection. Learn about how to give your sternum piercing the best chance at successful healing.
Guide to Philtrum Medusa Piercings
Medusa piercings are one of several possible piercings of the upper lip. Find out how it differs from other lip piercings and what you should know about them before getting one.
How Long Until My Tattoo Heals?
How long will your new tattoo take to heal, and what sort of aftercare products are you using? This guide will help explain the tattoo healing process and advise you can achieve a beautiful tattoo with individual effort and attention.
Animal Tattoos - Pictures of Animals in Tattoo...
Picture gallery of many different types of animal tattoos, both wild and domestic. Some tattoos are realistic while others are more animated in style.
Outer Labia Piercings for Women
Description, picture, and risks of the female genital piercing called the Outer Labia piercing.
Tattoos Over 40 - First Time Ink Experiences...
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.
Guide to Rook Piercings
Rook piercings are one of many different ear cartilage piercings. See how the rook differs from others, which can help you decide which piercing is best for you.
Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified
Tattoo FAQ Do tattoo artists have to have some kind of special licensing or certification?
What Does it Mean When a Dandelion Tattoo Turns...
Blow the thistles of your dreams into the universe, and watch as a feather then takes flight and turns into a flock of birds. Does this mean your wishes will come true? Perhaps! You can dream.
What is a Triangle Piercing?
Your guide to the female genital piercing called the Triangle. Find out what it is, what kind of jewelry is required and how long it takes to heal.
Guide To Microdermal Piercings
Microdermals are the newest and most popular form of dermal piercing. Learn about several different styles of dermal implant surface piercings, including how they are inserted, what kind of jewelry is used, aftercare and expected healing times.
Can Stretched Ear Lobes Shrink Back to Normal?
If you've had ear gauges, or stretched a piercing, but want it to shrink back, there are a few things to consider to figure out whether or not that is possible.
Buyer Beware: Know What You're Getting
If you don't speak or read the language of the tattoo you're getting, how do you know it says what you think it does? Avoid embarrassing mistakes by following these suggestions.
Materials Used to Make Body Jewelry
Body jewelry can be and is made of many different raw materials. Some materials are more conducive to healing a new piercing, while others are only recommended for well-established piercings or short-term wear. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with the choices you have before you purchase body jewelry, as they are not all alike.
Viking and Rune Casting Tattoos
Often used on the path of self-knowledge and wisdom, Rune-Magick or Nordic symbols can make a soulful design if you're seeking a small and symbolic Viking tattoo which symbolizes the heathen Germanic religion. The Runes are a magickal system widely used across Northern Europe and within Norse mythology. There are a total of twenty-four runes that compose the medieval Elder Futhark alphabet, each with several different meanings used in both divination and magickal spells. The following Rune symbols can be further researched for their associate
What to Ask When You’re Getting Your...
Detailed information on how to get a safe tattoo, including a safety checklist to follow.
Body Jewelry Gauges and Measurements
Piercing FAQ - Body Jewelry Gauges. Find out what a guage is, what size jewelry is common for most piercings and how to figure out what gauge your piercing or jewelry is.
Putting The Bead Back In A CBR.
If you had to take your cbr / captive bead ring jewelry out or the ball bead popped out somehow, putting them back in can be tricky, but it can be done.
What Common Tattoo Designs Really Mean
When looking for a tattoo design, the question of symbolism often comes into play. If you've wondered what the meanings are to many commonly seen designs, you're not alone.
Guide to Labret Piercings
Labret piercings are one of the most popular facial piercings, but also can cause a lot of problems to your teeth and gums if it's not done right or you don't know the warning signs.

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