New Body Piercings: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong

Modifying your body with a piercing is a little more tricky than modifying it with a tattoo. Although a piercing is a quick pinch that’s over in an instant, the pain and discomfort afterwards lasts much longer than the pain inflicted by a tattoo. Tattoos heal initially in 5-10 days, and will be healed completely …

The rise of the fashion piercing: From septum rings to multiple brow hoops, how much is too much?

Think back to Spring 2012 Couture week, when Givenchy wowed us with those memorable, over-the-top septum piercings—oversized nose rings in mixed metals, dripping with decorative chains and diamonds. Everything was overstated: heavy beading, mixed metals and hardware, and a combination of animal skins and velvets. Big hair and bright makeup accompanied the look, naturally. In the past couple …

Nose Ear Lip Brow Piercings & Perception

There are various motivations for why men and women get piercings. The reasons can have a personal significance or meaning to the person getting pierced. People attribute their choice of piercings to peer pressure in some groups (high school/rock bands), enhancement of fashion and beauty, expressing individuality, cultural and spiritual traditions, addiction, sexual motivation and in …