Zesty for Clean

The antibiotics in antibacterial soap are often a better choice [if prescribed by the piercing artist] than hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to clean your newly pierced skin.  The main reason is that the latter two tend to dry the skin plus corrode the areas near the piercing edges.

Less is DEFINITELY Not More Sometimes

With an unbelievable current six thousand nine hundred twenty-five (and counting) piercings, the Guinness Book of World Records has a woman of Brazilian origin from the United Kingdom on record as having the most piercings in the world.  She takes her passion for body art (body piercings, tattoos and hair braiding) very seriously and is also a specialist in the field.  Talk about practicing what you preach!

Some Pain, Then Gain

Piercings can actually enlarge a penis – especially when extra large gauges are used.  The “gauge” is the thickness of body jewelry used when piercing and as worn afterward.

Monroe/Madonna/Crawford – Lots In Common

Named after these three style and entertainment icons, piercings above the lip and off center are called either of these names.  Just like the beauty marks heralded by these famous women – a piercing of this style is a fairly new trend, having only broken the piercing scene since the mid-90s.

Packing the Punch

When larger sized body jewelry is desired, piercings artists sometimes use a dermal punch to create a hole in the skin that is large enough to fit the gauge piercing in it. Essentially punching out a hole of skin to expedite the stretching process, this method is used for piercings but also by doctors to perform biopsies.