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History of piercing  dates back to the roman empire, 200 - 400  A.D. In Africa piercings are common as far as time goes back for religious and cultural reasons.They pierced their nose because they believed that a demon flew up it and made the person sick.

Piercing also occurred among tribes in New Guinea, India, Indonesia, North and South America, Australian Aborigines, Amazon and North American Indians for hundreds of years.

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Piercing had a huge come back in recent years, almost any part of skin or flesh can be pierced, listed below you can see the most common modifications practiced nowadays.

General piercing

  

Male Piercing

  

Female Piercing

Ear
Tongue
Nose
Eyebrows
Nipples
Bellybutton
Lip
Septum
Madonna
Labret
Medusa
Septril

 

Ampallang
Apadravyas
Dolphins
PAs (Prince Alberts)
Dydoes
Foreskin Piercings
Frenums
Scrotal Ladders
Guiche Piercings
Hafadas/Scrotal Piercings
Pubic Piercings
Prince's Wands

 

Clit Piercings
Triangle Piercings
Inner Labia Piercings
Hood Piercings
Outer Labia Piercings
Christina
Prince Albertina



 

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Q.: Does it hurt?

A:
Yes, it does. However, a piercing done by a professional will
only take a few seconds, which means the pain is very minimal.  Of course it depends on the placement of the piercing. It hardly ever hurts in a tongue or ear. Nipples and genital piercings definitely are more painful.

Q.: How is a piercing done?

A:
The procedure is quite simple, but the proper knowledge is what is
most important. The area of skin to be pierced must be cleansed thoroughly with a medical skin disinfectant. Marking a precise spot for the piercing itself is very important for health reasons and for the overall look. Improper placement can cause unnecessary rejections. A specially designed needle (carrying the jewelry in the back) is quickly pushed into the marked spot. The needle is then pulled through without any further discomfort.

Q.: Do you use a gun?

A:
No! A gun should never be used for any body or facial piercing. Piercing guns are inaccurate, more painful and not as safe as properly sterilized needles.

Q.: Why do I have to sign a release form?

A:
The release form is a type of communication as well as consent. By signing the release form, you are letting the studio know that:

  • You understand the seriousness of piercing.  
  • You are in good physical and personal health. 
  • You are at least the age of consent.

    Q.: Are there any body piercing schools?

    A:
    Yes there are.
    Check out Body Designs or The Fakir for more info on that topic.

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    Q.: What kind of jewelry should I use?

    A:
    The type of metal used in producing jewelry is of great importance. The metal must be hypo-allergenic and must be unaffected by body fluids, tissue, fresh and salt water, oils, lubricants, soaps, shampoos, etc.. Surgical stainless steel is ideal to use in the body.
    Surgical stainless steel is silver in color and meets all of listed requirements. A colorful alternative to stainless steel is niobium.  Correct measurements are proper for healing ( Gage and Width).

    Q.: How do I take care of it?

    A:
    The piercing needs to be cleaned with a gentle antibacterial soap twice a day and sea salt soaks 1-2 times a month during healing. The time of the healing process depends on the placement and how well your body excepts it.

    Q.: What should I do in case of infection?

    A:
    Infections rarely occur if the guidelines of the aftercare sheet are followed. If you get an infection, it is very important that you leave the jewelry in the piercing. Contact the piercer or your doctor in case of an infection. REMEMBER, no question is a stupid question if its concerning your body.


    Q.: Why is the service expensive?

    A:
    The most expensive part of the piercing will be the jewelry. The piercing fee usually covers the cost of all medical supplies, sterilization and a clean environment.

    Q.: Why did I get rejected by the piercer?

    A:

  • You are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
       Nobody will serve a client who seems to be under the influence of
       any kind of drugs or alcohol.  
  • You request a piercing in an area that may reject the ring or
       may cause a possible health risk. 
  • You are on certain medications, have allergic reactions or you have
       health problems that may interfere with your piercing. 
    You are under the age of consent.

    Q.: Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body jewelry?

    A:
    YES. Piercing needles are brand new and autoclaved also. So is the jewelry used in a new piercing.
    Once a needle is used, it is disposed of in a "sharps" container which is collected by a medical waste handling service, once the container is filled. 




    Conversiontable from Gauges into inches into millimeters!


    20 Ga
    0.032"
    0,8 mm
    18 Ga
    0.040"
    1 mm
    16 Ga
    0.051"
    1,2 mm
    14 Ga
    0.064"
    1,6 mm
    12 Ga
    0.081"
    2 mm
    10 Ga
    0.102"
    2,5 mm
    8 Ga
    0.128"
    3,2 mm
    6 Ga
    0.162"
    4 mm
    4 Ga
    0.204"
    5 mm
    2 Ga
    0.257"
    6,5 mm
    0 Ga
    0.324"
    8,2 mm
    00 Ga
    0.364"
    9,2 mm

     

     

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