Piercing Information

Topical Anesthetics - What You Need to Know

Read in English Leer en Español Topical Anesthetics - What You Need to Know Topical anesthetics are typically used to numb the surface of the skin to relieve minor pain or itching. They are commonly used by physicians during minor dermatological and cosmetic procedures, and can also be used during body modification procedures, such as tattooing and body piercing. Many topical anesthetics available both by prescription and over the counter are highly effective when used properly. However, side effects can and will occur if the different chemical compositions of each anesthetic are not taken...

Surface Piercing Aftercare

Proper surface piercing care is critical if you want your new or irritated piercing to heal well, and we have all the info you need right here. In this Surface Piercing Aftercare guide, we'll teach you how to keep your surface piercing clean, what you can and can't do during the healing process, what problems to watch out for, what you should do if you experience certain surface piercing problems, how to change your surface barbell tops, and more.

Surface Piercing FAQs

Surface piercings are dynamic body piercings that can be placed nearly anywhere on the body. Nape piercings, hip piercings, anti-eyebrow piercings, chest piercings, Christina piercings, and frenum piercings are just a few of the many different types of surface piercings from which you can choose. If you're interested in this popular type of body piercing but want to learn more before you get one, these FAQs will give you all the info you need to get a surface piercing with confidence.

Recovery Piercing Aftercare

The Recovery Piercing Aftercare product line includes an assortment of tools that piercing collectors and enthusiasts can use to ensure that their new body piercings heal fully and well. These products can also be used to treat dry skin around established piercings, minimize piercing scars, address occasional piercing irritations, and more. Learn about the products in the Recovery Piercing Aftercare line, how they can benefit you, and how to use them to keep new and existing piercings happy and healthy.

History of Ear Piercings

Men and women alike have been piercing their ears for cosmetic and ritualistic purposes since time immemorial. When did people first start piercing their ears? What reasons have different cultures had for engaging in the ancient practice of ear piercing? How is it that ear piercings have remained one of the most popular types of body piercings throughout time? What types of ear piercings can you get today? We answer these questions and more in this History of Ear Piercings.

History of Nose Piercings

Nose piercing has been going on for over 4,000 years. Explore everything from the fundamentals to the origins of nose piercing in our History of Nose Piercings article.

History of Body Modification

As long as man has roamed the earth, we've continuously searched for new ways to enhance our physical appearances, express our individuality, mark milestones, celebrate life achievements, commemorate loved ones lost, heal our minds and bodies, and grow spiritually. All of these factors and more have compelled people to modify themselves in a variety of ways since time immemorial. Some of the earliest forms of body modification included body piercings, tattoos and scarification designs. Learn more about the history of each of these body modification forms and others in this article.