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Tongue Bar – Tongue Piercing Jewelry

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Tongue Bar – Tongue Piercing Jewelry
A tongue bar is a piece of tongue piercing jewelry. They are available in numerous color, styles, and shapes. There are some that are stone studded and they can be made steel, acrylic, zircon, titanium, and many other materials. They can also be custom designed.

A custom tongue bar can be made quickly. Some of the styles that are available include imprinted cartoon images, crystal ones that shine, naughty logo bars, vibrating tongue bars, leopard print, and cherries. You can also get a tongue retainer, if you want to hide you’re piercing some times and show off at others. One of the most desired fashion accessories that are available today is the tongue bars. Because of its finish and style it has allured people of all ages. Night club goers, girls and guys, college students, and teenagers are all appealed to it equally. If you want to look different from others, create your own style of tongue bar and don’t imitate others.

An off center tongue piercing that uses a bar must be carefully placed in order to avoid severing a large blood vessel. There is also a greater risk of accidentally biting down on the tongue bar.

Tongue piercings made through the side and front edges of the tongue through the use of a ring has been successful for many people, but it does impede speaking and eating. The piercing ring can rub against the gums and result in irritation. If a person wants this type of piercing, the diameter of the piercing ring must be big enough to permit swelling. A ring that is too small in diameter will cause the piercing to scar or migrate. A smaller piercing ring may be worn after the piercing has healed.

A tongue bar is typically 10 to 14 gauge and 3/4″ to 1″ in length. The tongue bar should be at least 1/4″ longer than the thickness of the tongue in order to accommodate swelling. Swelling should not impede a person breathing. If the bar is too short, the balls on the end of the bar may become embed in the tongue. The bar can be shortened following the swelling has gone down which is usually after about 2 to 4 weeks. Shortening the bar will usually correct eating or speech impediment. Many piercers do not use the 14 gauge size since there is a risk of tearing the piercing.

Nostril Jewelry

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Nostril Jewelry
The many ways in which the body can and has been modified around the world is truly amazing, and the ways in which they have been modified whether it is by piercings or other means they all have meaning that let the person that has had the procedure be who they are. Depending on where the piercing is it will have different meaning and perhaps it will just be made to beautify the body with nothing but aesthetics as the main reason to have body jewelry. If this is the case one of the most dramatic way in which you can change your appearance is by having nostril jewelry, this exotic way of having piercing jewelry on the body has many options when it comes to the jewelry that is available for it and this is one of the reasons for its growing popularity with every one.

A nose piercing can take place on either side of the nose or on the septum as well as on the bridge of the nose for a piercing called an Earl. The type of nostril jewelry used depends on where the piercing has taken place. For a septum the nostril jewelry used are nose rings, plugs, and pinchers and they are available in many different sizes because it can be stretched to accommodate larger sizes of jewelry. For an Earl the preferred choice is barbells, and circular barbells, but the most extensive amount is reserved for the sides of the nose which has an almost limitless amount of nostril jewelry made for it. There are nose rings, nose pins, nose studs and nose screws which are made in as many different materials and styles. This is one of the most ornately decorated nostril jewelry using precious metals and gems such as gold, silver, and stainless steel as well as diamonds and crystals.

The large selection of nostril jewelry makes it an ideal type of jewelry to purchase in bulk quantities from wholesale body jewelry vendors at online piercing stores. Because it does enjoy such popularity nostril jewelry is prominently displayed in the site of all wholesale jewelry vendors who specialize in selling piercing jewelry. Finding the right company that will take care of all your piercing supplies needs has become much easier because of the many stores that have an online presence and this convenience has also been responsible for the growing popularity of body jewelry no matter what part of the body it is made for.

Nose Rings

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Nose Rings
Nose rings and the piercing for it is one that has taken the longest for people to accept as readily as other piercings. Why this is no one knows but if you are considering having a piercing that you will be wearing nose rings on, you should really find out if it will be accepted in your work place. If of course you are in the entertainment field and or a creative type this form of expression will be readily accepted and wearing nose rings will not be seen in any bad light at all. Piercing on the nose is a practice that goes back many centuries performed for medical, religious and as symbols of status.

A nagging thought that a person who wants to wear nose rings has is the social implications, and this fact as we discussed earlier is something society is taking a long time in accepting. If you are a person who is confident in what you want and know who you are than doing what will make you happy should be your concern and not what others think. And if you are wearing your nose rings with confidence and knowledge that it is what you want then you will change the attitude of people around you about piercings, no matter if it is on your nose, ears, tongue or lip. The good thing about wearing nose rings is that you can take them off and no one will be the wiser, if the hole where the piercing has been performed is too large, there are clear plastic studs that cover the hole and that will take care of it.

Piercing jewelry is readily available these days and nose rings are part of this jewelry class and they are no exception, the internet has been a great source for people having a hard time finding such pieces. So when you are ready to buy nose rings go online and find the piercings manufacturer of your choice and getting a piece that will make you happy will be an easy task. The materials which these nose rings are made of is just like any jewelry piece made by jewelers, whether it is gold, silver, or any other metals the options are many.

Like they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you find your self beautiful with nose rings then by all means have the piercing done and have fun with it.

Nose Piercing Types

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Nose Piercing Types

 
Nose piercing has long been practiced in many countries and cultures such as those found in India and Nepal. While nose piercing may have started out as a cultural tradition, today it is something that is done by many people. A lot of people who have nose piercings done do so for fashion reasons or even just as a means of self expression. Many people like the idea of a nose piercing because it is seen as beautiful and more socially acceptable by the mainstream population than perhaps some other facial piercings. Nose piercings can be made very low profile so that even people in professional settings can enjoy wearing body jewelry in their nose.

Nostril piercing is one of the most common types of nose piercings. This is the piercing of the nostril, usually on the left side. Some say piercing the left side because it is said to stimulate reproduction in females, and is even said to make childbirth easier. There are many different types of nose jewelry options for the nostril piercing. Some of the more common are the hoops or loops, studs with an l-bar closure, a stud with a ball closure, as well as a stud with a flat back. Many people choose simple nose screws that are jewelry that screw right into the nostril piercing. The nostril piercing tends to shrink over time, so it is important for those with this piercing to keep jewelry in it at all times to keep it from healing closed.

Nasal septum piercing is another type of nose piercing, but it is not as common as the nostril piercing. The septum piercing is often called a bull ring. This involved the piercing of the cartilage that is found between the two nostrils. In some cases the cartilage is pierced, but most professional piercing specialists will actually pierce instead in a gap between the cartilage at the bottom of the nose. This is preferred because it is less painful, as the nose is a densely packed with nerves. Captive bead rings are commonly worn in the septum piercings. Circular barbells are also common and those who stretch their septum piercings may also choose to wear plugs. Those who want to keep the piercing open but cannot wear jewelry daily often choose to wear retainers, which are shaped like staples, and will keep the piercing open while being very low profile.

Bridge piercing is another form of nose piercing. This is not a common type of piercing as it can be quite painful. The bridge piercing involves piercing the small amount of skin that is found at the top of the nose between the eyes. The piercing does not pass through the bone. This type of piercing is usually not worn long term because they have a very high rate of migration and eventually rejection. Curved barbells are the most common type of body jewelry worn in the bridge piercing, although straight barbells are very common, and some people even choose to wear seamless rings.

Navel Rings

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Navel Rings

The beauty of navel rings is what they do not only to the person wearing it but the pleasure it gives to any one that sees the piercing, navel rings are exotic and this fact has made it one of the most popular piercing that is performed.

It is so popular because of the number of celebrities that are wearing them, whether they are musicians, actors or athletes, and once it has been accepted by them it is almost a given that most everyone else will be having navel rings if not with a real piercing than a fake one. Piercing to beautify the body has been practiced for a very long time, it is not a fad recently invented and because of mass media most people think it is a recent phenomenon.

While the reason for having navel rings might be influenced by others, you should always do what makes you happy because it is what you want. Having a piercing on your belly button is a procedure that takes a long time to heal before you will be able to put on any navel rings of your choice; as a matter of fact it is one of the piercings that takes the longest to heal. So after you have had the piercing make sure that you are following proper care in cleaning the site because of possible infection, as we mentioned it takes a long time and it is usually five months to a year.

Once it has healed though, having navel rings is one of the most beautiful and eye catching piercing a person can have, the play full nature of jewelry for the navel makes it a great source of inspiration for the piercings manufacturer, and jewelry available for the navel are many, and of course having fun shopping for them is part of the enjoyment.

The navel rings come in different price ranges and are available almost every where, and there are jewelers making these pieces from every conceivable material. The most common navel rings are made of surgical grade stainless steel, and this is the most common because it is usually the piece that is put on there during the piercing. After the stainless steel, precious metals such as silver and gold are also used, and there are even pieces with precious stones, and what will limit what kind of navel rings you will have is your budget. The online market place is a good source for finding all the types of materials and styles of navel rings available, so have a look and enjoy the experience.

Body Jewelry Plugs – Piercing Jewelry

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Body Jewelry Plugs – Piercing Jewelry

Body Jewelry Plugs – Piercing Jewelry One of the fastest growing art forms in the US and around the world is body modification. Body jewelry plugs are becoming more popular than ever. When it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find the right body jewelry plugs design, it seems that making body jewelry plugs at home is a reasonably option, if you take the proper precautions. If you design your own body jewelry plugs it can be bad for your health if you underestimate the size of your piercing jewelry or don’t use appropriate materials. Here is how to make your own body jewelry plugs.

1. Ensure that you can change your jewelry. Depending on how well you take care of the piercing and its location the time it takes to heal may vary.

2. Remove your current jewelry and measure it. Basically, there are two ways to do this. First, you should measure it with a gauge wheel which can be purchased at most hardware stores. Should the jewelry be too big to fit in the gauge wheel and then measure it in inches instead. To do this, you will need a caliper. After you know what gauge or how many inches the jewelry is, make a note of it. After you have measured it, replace your jewelry.

3. Buy a blank plug of the appropriate size. Plugs can also be made from plastic rods or dowels if they are the correct size. Avoid porous or organic materials. You should use clean, smooth, and synthetic, plugs. Buying a plug made of acrylic is inexpensive and usually a good idea.

4. Buy some O rings from a hardware store. Put the O rings on the newly cut dowel or blank plugs. This will permit you to see how the plug will look with the O rings attached.

5. Use a small bladed razor knife to carve the design you want onto the plug’s face. You can practice on some pieces of plastic after making a stencil. Use a finely tipped paintbrush to put some acrylic paint into the grooves of our design. Another option is to print some design stickers on a computer and then cut them to fit over the ends of the plug.

6. After the paint has dried for 24 hours, remove your old jewelry and put in your new body jewelry plugs. If the jewelry does not go in easily, use an antibiotic ointment as a lubricant.

Belly Button Rings

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Belly Button Rings
Lets face it belly button rings makes a woman extremely feminine and the growing acceptance should not make any woman shy away from getting one, and the best thing about getting a piercing on your stomach is it can be hidden and only revealed when you choose to do so.

The variety of belly button rings available in the market place are literally limitless and whatever your fancy there is a manufacturer that has the piercing jewelry, whether it is steel jewelry, precious metals, plastics or glass. The variety of designs and motifs cover every conceivable gamut of life, so no matter what your profession, hobby or interests are there is a piercings manufacturer that is making belly button rings or belly bars that will fit your personality.

Anything that involves piercing should come with a warning and before you buy any belly button rings some information that will help you avoid unnecessary complications that can make an other wise event free procedure something you will regret is in order. The key to an experience you will be pleased with is researching your piercing parlor, and once you have done that and you are happy with the cleanliness and experience of the establishment you can have it done. The after care is one of the most important factors once you have gotten the piercing, because if it does not heal properly putting on all the belly button rings you have or will purchase will take a very long time, so follow the instructions to the letter.

You have followed the instructions and your piercing has healed beautifully and you are asking your self what kind of piercing jewelry am I in the mood for? The answer is going to be how many moods do you have or better yet do you have enough moods to cover all the belly button rings and belly bars available to you.

There are some stores that have adequate choices, but if you want a variety that can satisfy any choice you want then you have to get online. Piercing jewelry can be truly appreciated when you get online and search the incredible amount of designs, materials, hobbies, colors and prices that a store can not provide.

Every one that has had the piercing says they have multiple belly button rings and with the choices available you should have a collection to suit any occasion.

Body Bars – a popular body jewelry

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Body Bars – a popular body jewelry
There is numerous type of body jewelry that use body bars including eyebrow bars, banana bars, and tongue bars.

There are many different types of eyebrow bars that are made from all types of materials. Eyebrow bars are a type of body bars that are quite popular with college students and teenagers. They have different stones and beads are used eyebrow bars as are diamonds such as pearls and birthstones.

A titanium eyebrow bar is a plasma coated that is colored black. This is normally used as protective coating in medical devices such as an orthopedic implant. This same metal is used an eyebrow bar. Eyebrow bars are particularly popular with teenagers and the college crowd, which have helped bring this popularity of eyebrow bar piercing about. Body bars such as an eyebrow bar is trendy and cool in all of their different shapes and forms that are made from numerous metals including silver, titanium, and white gold or you can have it made from your favorite type metal.

Banana bars are another type of body bars that made especially for belly button piercing. There are numerous types of banana bars that are available today. Banana bars are available in bio flexible PTFE, gemstones, titanium, surgical steel, Zircon gold, Blackline, and acrylic. The body bars that are made from these materials are safe, attractive, and very popular. Belly button rings are sometimes pierced with a barbell and after the piercing has healed a decorative banana bar is worn like a captive bead ring or a dangling pendant. Banana bars come in all shapes including a rose, butterfly, Scorpio, lizard, iguana, and a dragon.

Tongue bars are a type of body bars that are the most desired fashion accessory in the world today. These body bars are available as tongue rings, tongue studs, and tongue bars. This type of body bars is available in blue, aqua, pink, and clear. In addition, they are usually made of acrylic or plastic. They are very popular with people of all ages and genders. There is even such a thing as a vibrating tongue bar. You should only metal plated or metal tongue bar jewelry. Tongue bars that are made for plastic will gather dirt from food and other items that may come into contact with the piercing. The best metals to use for tongue bars are 14K gold, stainless steel, and titanium. Tongue bars that are made from brass and nickel should be avoided since they can cause irritation and allergies.

Acrylic Body Jewelry Gaining Popularity

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Acrylic Body Jewelry Gaining Popularity

Acrylic body jewelry is one of the most appealing forms of adornment. It has become hugely popular as an increasing number of people are moving from traditional gold or silver jewelry and trying out new trends and styles in jewelry. A large number of people are going in for fashionable, elegant and affordable jewelry rather than sticking to conventional and old-fashioned designs. In keeping with the changing times and the evolving trends, new jewelry trends have begun gaining acceptance. Among the several new forms, acrylic body jewelry has also managed to create a niche market for itself. Acrylic tongue rings, belly rings, ear plugs, labrets, ear studs, bracelets and neck pieces are in great demand in the market.

Acrylic body jewelry is an extraordinary form of jewelry that can be made easily with the help of some supplies and a little bit of creativity. Make your own exquisite and affordable line of acrylic jewelry by taking the help of an acrylic jewelry-making book. While making such jewelry, one should keep in mind that there are different acrylic beads available in varied shapes, sizes, color, textures and designs. Choose beads that are not too heavy and easy to handle. You can get beads of different colors threaded in one wire to give your jewelry that colorful dash rather than sticking to one color. For creating that simple and stylish necklace or bracelet, you can use beads of alternating colors.

Use of soft-flex wire is recommended while beading different beaded acrylic body jewelry as it is flexible and very durable. Cut the flex wire in the length that you desire for your necklace or bracelet or as per the pattern that you have in mind for designing your acrylic body jewelry. Use of clasp while making your acrylic jewelry will also help you wear the jewelry comfortably without facing the fear of it falling off from your body.

One of the disadvantages of possessing acrylic body jewelry is that it is difficult to clean it. Use of alcohol, acetone and peroxide can have detrimental effect on the acrylic materials. Traditional cleaning process for such jewelry such as boiling is not good if you want to preserve your exquisite acrylic body jewelry for long. One has to be extremely careful while cleaning your precious pieces so that they could maintain the brilliance and the sheen without damaging them. Wearing acrylic body jewelry for a longer duration may cause discomfort and unpleasant odor.

The History of Body Jewelry

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The History of Body Jewelry

Body jewelry dates back a long, long ways. Many people associate piercing and body jewelry with current times because it has become widely accepted among people of all ages and walks of life. While body jewelry is very popular right now, the idea of piercing ones body and decorating it with various types of jewelry is nothing new.

In fact, experts believe that body jewelry and the associated piercing dates back more than 2,000 years! Body jewelry and piercing is even mentioned in the Bible where nomadic tribes were known for their jewelry made out of various materials such as bone and even wood. The history of body jewelry dates back quite a ways in Egypt where royal family members have been getting body piercing done as long as time itself.

While body jewelry is simply a fashion statement today, there are reasons that people wear it in some cultures. For instance, in the roman warriors piercing and wearing jewelry was a sign of strength and in other cultures body jewelry is a sign of beauty and even fertility. Each culture has its own reason for the piercing and wearing of body jewelry.

While body jewelry has been embraced by some cultures it has also been condemned by others. In fact, the practice of piercing and wearing body jewelry was considered illegal in many areas. While it was banned, it didn’t stay that way for all that long before people began wearing it again to make a fashion statement, to do something different with their body, or even just achieve a certain social status.

Today people all over the world are piercing their bodies and there is a varying amount of acceptance of this practice. In most cultures today this is done as a fashion statement, to express oneself, or even for the intensified sexual experience. Body piercing and the wearing of body jewelry is more common than ever and there are many different parts of the body that are pierced as well as different materials that body jewelry is offered in.