Archive for November, 2010

What to look for in body piercing kits

11 19th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

A body piercing kit should be purchased with the utmost care as to what is included.  Be on guard against kits that are sold with loose body jewelry or metal forceps that are unsterilized – these kits can lead to terrible infections, injury, or worse.  Make sure the body piercing kit you purchase includes sterile hollow piercing needles, skin preparation, sterile forceps (if needed for the piercing you are performing) and most importantly, sterile body jewelry that is already pouched and ready to use.

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The Facts about Piercing the Clitoris

11 18th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

Piercing the clitoris is considered a bit of an extreme body piercing.  The two primary types of clitoris piercings involve piercing the hood (called a Vertical Hood Piercing, of VCH), or involve piercing through the clitoris itself.  Of these (two types of clitoris piercings) the VCH is far more popular and involves less down-side that directly piercing the clitoris. The truth is, 9 out of 10 women are not anatomically built for either type of piercing considering the average sized clitoris is only the size of a pencil eraser and rests within the hood.  However, if you do have enough to work with down there, these types of piercings can definitely add to your enjoyment of sexual (and even non-sexual) activities.

The risks involved in piercing through the clitoris directly is that unless is is done by a master body piercer experienced in the procedure, it can lead to loss of sensation permanently.  To truly enjoy this type of body piercing, you must be ‘endowed’ with a clitoris that is at least 1/4 inch wide and normally protrudes (even in it’s non-excited state) beyond the hood (so as to avoid irritation from the jewelry).  Unless getting your clitoris pierced is something you absolutely feel you have to do, it is recommended (and less risky) to pierce your hood instead.

Belly Rings: Top Down or Dangles?

11 17th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

Fancy body jewelry for navels comes in two basic configurations; dangles or top-down style.  Dangles are just about anything that hangs, or ‘dangles’ from the main shaft that holds the piece in place.  Top-downs are pieces that are configured so that the main piece is fastened to the top of the bar, instead of hanging from the bottom of the bar.

Top-down body jewelry is preferable if you are a bit insecure about how your navel looks, or if you have an ‘outtie’ that you want to be less visible.  When shopping for top-down body jewelry, make sure that the piece features a hinge at the top so that when you sit down the piece is not poking you.  Hinged top-down belly rings are available from finer sellers of body jewelry.

Are all body piercing kits the same?

11 16th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

There is a growing number of people that are electing to bypass tattoo shops and pierce themselves with a body piercing kit.  Although it is strongly recommended to let a professional body piercer do the piercing for you, it is possible to complete a successful body piercing at home, as long as it is a complete and sterile body piercing kit you are using.

Although there are many types of kits available, make sure you find one that is suited for the type of body piercing you are doing.  Also, make sure your kit includes sterile body jewelry, to avoid infection and speed healing times.  The vast majority (over 95%) of piercing kits sold do not include sterile body jewelry, so contact the company before purchasing (if it is not clearly stated in the listing information) to insure the kit you are buying includes sterile body jewelry, sterile needles and sterilized forceps.  It may cost a few more dollars for a sterile body piercing kit, but you’re worth it!

First piercing? Here’s What you need to know…

11 15th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

If you have never been pierced before, you need to know a few things.  The main question people have is; how much will it hurt?  That depends upon what kind of body piercing you are getting.  The most painful piercings are nipples, genitals and cartilage piercings (ear, septum).  The least painful are eyebrow, navel, and tongue piercings.

The other concern many people have is; how long will it take to heal?  The answer to this question depends upon several factors, being the type of  body piercing you are getting (different piercings take different amounts of time to heal),  the attention you pay to aftercare (carrying out the instructions you are given by the piercer after the piercing has been done), and lastly, your own body’s regenerative powers.  You can refer to these body piercing aftercare guidelines (including healing times) for all types of body piercings.

If you son or daughter wants to get more body art than you will agree to (a common problem these days), it can come down many times to a simple choice; a tattoo or a body piercing.  If you are going to compromise and agree to allow your child to get either a tattoo or piercing, here are a few points to consider.

First, a body piercing is not permanent, like a tattoo is – usually, removing the body jewelry will cause the hole to close, whereas a tattoo is there forever unless removed by laser.  Secondly, in many states (like California), minors are prohibited to get tattoos of any kind (with or without parental consent it is a misdemeanor to tattoo a minor), while it is legal to perform a body piercings on a minor with parental consent.  Even if you can find a renegade body artist (operating illegally) that will agree to give your child a tattoo, it is never advisable for you (as the legal guardian) or the child to break the law.  It is far easier to allow your child a body piercing that is reversible.  When your child turns 18 they will be able to make the decision to get a tattoo themselves and have the mental maturity and legal status to do so.

Cool or Fool?

11 13th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

Either this guy is trying out to be the new spokesman for Craftsman power tools, or he is making it clear (in no uncertain) terms that he has been ‘screwed’.  Obviously, what began as an innocent body piercing became an opportunity to engage in some extreme stretching of the tongue (at least 5/8 inch).

Although tricks like this may make you the ‘life’ of the party in Thailand, the practicality of stretching a tongue to this size is questionable.  Not only is it impossible to find barbells (or traditional tongue jewelry) in this size, but a hole this large presents other problems to the proper functioning of your mouth.  Some things  in life are best left alone – just because you ‘can’ do it doesn’t always mean you ‘should’…

What body piercings are still taboo?

11 12th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

Extreme body modifications

Today, body art and body modifications are more accepted by society than ever before.  In fact, it has now become more common to have a body piercing than not (for people under the age of 30).  The most common areas of the body that are being pierced are; ears, lips, noses and navels, and most of the time, you will find that those of us that have piercings tend to have more than one.

Despite being generally accepted in society, there are still some types of body piercings that are frowned upon, or misunderstood.  Actually, it is not just a matter of what or where a body piercing has been done, but the degree in which these piercings have been stretched and adorned.  It is one thing to have a septum piercing, but another thing altogether (in other people’s minds) to have your septum stretched out to 00g.  Likewise, nostril piercings are considered ‘normal’ unless you are wearing 1 inch tunnels in them.  There’s an old saying that applies in body art as well as in life; it says that all is fine when done in ‘moderation’.  As a general rule, if you don’t take something too far, (or in the case of body art, don’t stretch out or wear something too ‘extreme’), you won’t be looked at as a freak – unless, of course, that is the point of it all. 🙂

Where to get quality body piercing kits

11 11th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

Professional Body Piercing Kit with Sterile Body Jewelry

If you are a professional or apprentice body piercer, finding a supplier of body piercing kits that are sterile, include the right tools, right size and gauge of body jewelry, and who actually give you sterile body jewelry can be difficult.  There are many inferior kits thrown together by people that do not know what they are doing and sold on ebay or other online outlets. These kits often do not include the correct tools, prep and these almost never include sterilized body jewelry.

A quality professional-grade body piercing kit should include the following items; sterile, pre-packaged hollow piercing needles(s), skin preparation (benzalkonium chloride is better than alcohol at disinfecting and does not dry the skin out), piercing tool(s) like forceps (that are sterilized and packaged for immediate use), and the most important of all, sterile body jewelry that has been autoclave sterilized for your (and your client’s) protection.   We found this supplier of body piercing kits that has true free shipping on the finest quality and most complete piercing kits that include sterile body jewelry, proper tools, skin preparation and even streaming instructional videos and printable aftercare guidelines.

When is free shipping really free?

11 11th, 2010 Author: justhurtabit

True Free Shipping of Body Jewelry and Body Piercing Supplies

If you have shopped online lately you have undoubtedly been inundated by aggressive marketing from companies at every turn.  You have probably seen your junk mail-box overflow with offers from online companies that promise you everything from low-price guarantees to free shipping.  But when you actually read the fine print (or in some cases at the end of your checkout) you will find that ‘free’ does not mean free at all, but is only offered once you have reached a spending minimum.  Either that, or that shipping fee just ‘appears’ in your shopping cart, hiding amongst the text, without warning or reason.

In our tireless search for body piercing supplies and body jewelry deals, we have found many sellers that claim to offer ‘free shipping’, but when we really tried to check out of these sites, we found that unless we spent a minimum amount of money with that seller (usually 25 to 30 dollars), a shipping and handling fee was charged.  Out of over 100 companies tested that sell body jewelry and piercing supplies, only one site actually delivered what they promised.  This site promises 100% True Free Shipping (in the United States), and we put them to the test.  We loaded up our shopping cart and checked out our body jewelry and supplies.  What did we find?  Not only did we confirm that this company is the only company that really does give you free shipping without minimum requirements, but they also give you bonus points with every purchase that can be redeemed for additional free merchandise.  Sounds too good to be true,  you say?  You’ll have to check this seller of body piercing supplies and body jewelry out for yourself.  Now you never have to pay shipping charges for body jewelry and piercing supplies ever again.