How to choose a piercer

Choosing a piercer shouldn’t be a hard thing. Taking your time and following a few basic guidelines will make finding a quality piercer much easier. If you are lucky and live in a well sized city you will have a few options on where to go to get your piercing.... Continue Reading
How to Find a Professional Piercer

How to Find a Professional Piercer

From time to time, readers of the Freshtrends piercing and body jewelry blog write to ask where to go for a piercing where they can be sure it’s safe, clean, etc. Obviously I don’t know a piercer in every single town, but a safe bet is to check out the... Continue Reading

At what age should you pierce your kids?

At what age should you pierce a little girl’s ears? This is a tough one. There are so many schools of thought from “Do it early so they won’t mess with them or remember it” to “You should let them decide. What if they get older and decide they didn’t want earrings and... Continue Reading
Face Pierceology

Face Pierceology

Hopefully this diagram will help distinguish between the different facial piercings. Knowing the names of these will help when you go to get the actual piercing, as well as when you are shopping for the appropriate... Continue Reading
Ear Pierceology

Ear Pierceology

With so many terms for piercing just for the ears alone, it can be confusing. For simplicity sake, take a look at the graphic that shows the location for the following: Industrial, Forward Helix, Rook, Daith, Tragus, Conch, Earlobe, Anti-Tragus, Anti-Helix or Snug,... Continue Reading

Pregnancy and Navel Jewelry

One of my concerns when I was about half way through my pregnancy and expanding at an alarming rate was “what am I going to do with my belly button ring?” I didn’t want to take it out. I had tried switching to different jewelry and found that a... Continue Reading
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