Body Piercing 101 – Planning, Getting and Caring for a New Piercing

If you’re interested in getting a body piercing but aren’t sure where to start, you are in the right place. These pages will help you learn the basics of body piercing to help you have a good experience.
How to Safely Stretch a Piercing
If you’re interested in stretching a piercing, there are things you need to know before you make a final decision. This article discusses the best and worst ways to stretch a piercing and provides suggestions on how to determine if stretching is the right choice for you.
Body Piercing Basics for Beginners
If you’re thinking about getting a body piercing and have questions you need answered, this index will lead you to the information you need.

All About Nipple Piercings
In response to the many emails I have received, here are the most common nipple piercing questions answered.
Embarrassing Questions!
There are some questions about getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult, even embarrassing, to ask. But that doesn’t mean they’re not valid and important. Here you will find those questions asked, and answered, for you.
Genital Piercings for Men and Women
If you’re thinking about getting a piercing in your genital region, there are several things you should consider first. Find out what piercings are available and what possible risks and limitations go with each of them.
How Do You Pronounce L-A-B-R-E-T ?
It might seem like a silly question, until you find out the answer.
How To Open & Change Your CBR Jewelry
CBRs (captive bead rings) can be kind of tricky taking out and putting in. Although it’s always advisable to let your piercer do it for you, there comes a time when we all have to change our own jewelry. At least learn how to do it right so you don’t hurt yourself or ruin your jewelry.
No Pain, No Gain
Topical anesthetics like Emla cream and lidocaine are wonderful products for medical patients, but do they have any place in the tattoo industry?
Piercing – The Gun Vs. The Needle
The piercing gun is widely used in mall and department stores – and professional piercing artists want to see it BANNED. Why? Find out why the gun is so dangerous and how the needle compares.
Piercing Gallery
If you want to get ideas for piercings or you just want to see how a particular piercing looks in “real life”, check out the gallery. Photos submitted by fans and artists from around the globe.
Piercings for Beginners
This guide to conventional piercings will get you started in the right direction. Find out what you need to know before you let a stranger poke holes in you.
Piercings of the Ear – What and Where they Are
Do you know how many possible piercings there are in one tiny ear? Do you know your conch from your daith? If not, this detailed information guide to the ear is for you.
Should You Tip Your Tattoo or Piercing Artist?
Should you tip your tattoo or piercing artist? Find out what the professionals think about it and how you can give the best tip without spending an extra dime.

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