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Things That Go Bump on Your Piercing

Posted by Charles LaFave

This is my first forum suggested blog entry. I posted a thread on the forum – you can check it out here — a few weeks ago, and a user popped in there was like “I’d like to see a blog post about caring for bumps,” and I was like, “Sure.” Then I tracked down […]

How to Stretch Your Piercing

Posted by Charles LaFave

(Without having terrible things happen)   You are about to embark on an incredible journey. Stretching a piercing is a practice that goes back thousands of years. The oldest mummified remains ever found, “Otzi” the caveman, had stretched lobes. Jewelry has been found in graves from the very first civilizations. It’s a practice that goes […]

7 Things Every Piercer Needs to Have

Posted by Charles LaFave

1. The Autoclave The autoclave is a thingy that kills bacteria that lives on jewelry and stuff. Ask to see this. While you’re looking at it, ask to see their spore test results. A spore test is when special strips covered in bacteria are placed in the autoclave, the autoclave runs, and then the strips […]

When, If and How it Goes Wrong

Posted by Charles LaFave

Whether you’ve just joined the ranks of the pierced or you’ve had piercings for years, it’s possible to have issues crop up. This article covers some of the things that can happen, why they happen and what you can do about it. Irritation What to look for: Itching and tenderness, but not puss. There might […]