Piercing Information

Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Piercings

Thinking about getting a dermal piercing? If so, then this dermal piercing debrief will tell you everything you need to know before and after getting pierced! Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of microdermal piercings, your dermal anchor options, the dermal piercing healing process, how to change a dermal top, what types of dermal tops are available, and more.

Cheek Piercing FAQs

Thinking about having your cheeks pierced? If so, there are a few things you should know first. For instance, an improperly-placed cheek piercing can damage the parotid duct and permanently affect your saliva flow, so it's extremely important to have an experienced piercer do this piercing for you. Learn more about cheek piercings in our <em>Cheek Piercing FAQs</em>, including what kind of jewelry is best for cheek piercings and how to care for your new cheek piercings...

Belly Button Piercing FAQs

Are you thinking about having your belly button pierced, but you have questions about the process, jewelry or aftercare? Maybe you already have a belly piercing, but you're having a problem with it and need help? Whatever the case, we have the answers to all of your belly button piercing questions here in our <em>Belly Button Piercing FAQs</em>!...

Nipple Piercing FAQs

If you've been thinking about having your nipples pierced, but you have questions you want answered first, we have the info you need to get comfortable with this popular type of piercing. Learn about the piercing process, the best starting gauge and jewelry for nipple piercings, whether or not you can get pierced if you have inverted nipples, and much more...

Essential Supplies for Starting a Piercing Shop

Deciding to open your own piercing shop is a big step in your professional piercing career. Start out on the right foot by stocking your shop with all the tools, body jewelry, piercing supplies, disposables, and medical supplies needed to open your doors and see clients. Our <em>Essential Supplies for Starting a Piercing Shop</em> will guide you on everything you should include in your first piercing supplies order.

The New Piercer's Guide to Getting Started

Congratulations! You've finished your piercing apprenticeship and are ready to start your career as a professional piercer. What do you need to get started? What essential tools, piercing needles and body jewelry should you purchase so you're prepared to handle standard piercings? We guide you on building your basic piercing supply toolkit in this article, <em>The New Piercer's Guide to Getting Started</em>...

Piercing Safely

Piercing safely means looking out for your clients' health and well being, and it also means protecting yourself and your staff both physically and legally. We talk about business licenses, handling intoxicated clients, piercing and minors, what products and tools to use to keep your shop clean and sterile, and everything else you need to keep in mind for your clients' and your safety...

Typical Piercing Sizes

Learn about typical piercing sizes and the best body jewelry sizes for your piercings. In our <em>Typical Piercing Sizes</em> article, we provide a breakdown of typical piercing sizes by piercing as well as a body jewelry size chart and links to resources for measuring body jewelry, converting measurements from gauges to millimeters, and other helpful body jewelry and piercing size information.

FAQs About Ear Piercings

Ear piercings are the most popular piercing type overall, and it's no surprise considering how many different types of ear piercings there are! Learn about the different types of ear piercings you can get, where you should go to get your ears pierced, what the best starter jewelry is for your ear piercings, how best to care for your newly pierced ears and more in our Ear Piercing FAQs...

Earlobe Piercings & Cartilage Piercings

Ear piercings have made prominent appearances throughout history, dating back 5,000 years or more. Ear piercings are mentioned in the Bible. Stretched lobes were found on a 5,000-year-old mummy. In the middle ages, it was fashionable for Frenchmen and Spaniards to wear a single earring. Pirates throughout history have been depicted with earrings. Most African tribes incorporate ear piercings into coming-of-age rituals. Roughly 83% of people in the western world have their ears pierced, which means that ear piercings are here to stay! Learn more about earlobe piercings and cartilage piercings...