This is an index of all the body piercing articles that are archived at Bodyart at Bellaonline.com
All About Nipple Piercings
All of the articles on nipple piercing, now organized in one handy location!
All About Nose Piercings
All the articles about nose piercing, including styles of jewelry, healing and much more.
Back-to-School and Body Piercings
It's that time of year again, when kids who got pierced noses over the summer worry about playing sports and or wonder how they are going to hide the new facial ring that they aren't supposed to have.
Body Piercings and Temperature Shifts
Should you be concerned about body piercings when it gets really hot or really cold? Most often that depends on just how extreme the weather has become.
Choosing A Good Earring Metal or Material
Once upon a time, people hardly gave a thought to what metals or materials their earrings were made from, but with the growth in popularity of body piercing and ethnic-inspired ear piercings, that's not the case anymore. Learn how to choose the right metal or material for your earrings.
An overview of the basics of ear piercing, including piercing variations, jewelry styles and cultural differences.
Exotic Ear Piercings
The boom in body piercing popularity gave birth to whole new piercings. You may have pierced ears, but what kind of ear piercings do you really have? A tragus? Conch? Helix or Industrial?
Piercing the eyebrow is a modern body art development, and despite the popularity and ease of this facial piercing, it can be a bit problematic to heal.
Eyebrow Piercing After-effects
Your questions about bruising around a healing eyebrow piercing answered, plus other aftercare tips for new brow piercing.
Eyebrow Piercing FAQ
The Body Art editor answers questions about self-piercing eyebrows and the risks of brow piercing in general.
Modern piercing techniques and jewelry crafting have moved the facial piercing from the obvious nostril and lips to just about any part of the facial surface. Learn more about exotic facial piercings.
Female Body Piercings
Learn more about piercings specific to the female anatomy. Including details on the queen christina, the triangle, the fourchette and more.
Flesh Hooks and Suspension
A fusion of body piercing and spiritual practice, suspension, ball dances and flesh hook pulls are slowly making a space for themselves in alternative communities.
Hook Pull Experience
In April 2010, the Body Art Editor took part in a hook pull workshop in San Francisco. Read about her experiences with this modern tribal ritual.
Hook Pull Rituals
Ancient hook pull rituals are not just for tribal cultures anymore. They are finding meaning and context for modern primitives too.
How To Change A Captured Bead Ring
Captured bead rings are one of the most comfortable, long-term jewelry choices for many styles of body piercing. Here´s how to change out a captured bead ring.
Ins and Outs of Body Piercing [offsite link]
This helpful resource includes links to pages that talk about ages/legal restrictions, has videos of piercings as they are being done, and listings for body jewelry.
Jobs and Tongue Piercings
One body piercing where people find a clash between their own lifestyle and their job is with tongue piercings. Complying with work rules might allow for both to co-exist, but not always.
Labret Healing and Dental Side Effects
Labrets, or lip piercings, are growing in popularity in the mainstream piercing world. Learn more about the dental side effects possible from this type of piercing.
Male Body Piercings
Learn more about piercings specific to male anatomy. In modern piercing, the reasons for any of these piercings is most likely to be a mix of personal symbolism and meaning.
You see them in every commercial and fashion magazine, your teenage daughter HAS to have one. Pierced belly buttons do seem to be popping up almost everywhere. Here is some info for before you decide to go under the needle.
Questions about Navel Piercings
Some of the latest question from the Body Art mailbag: How can I help my navel piercing heal? Can you pierce outie belly buttons? and How old do you have to be to get pierced?
Removing A Piercing
Many people get pierced without ever thinking of what might happen if they have to remove the piercing for a short while, or wonder what will remain if they choose to stop wearing jewelry. Learn what can happen when you removing a piercing.
Reversing Ear Piercing
Most people who decide to get ear piercings live happily with them for the rest of their lives. Occasionally, people decide that a piercing no longer suits them. With large gauge piercings, just taking the rings out might not reverse the effects.
Ritual and Play Piercing
Play piercing is done for the experience of being pierced. Several ancient cultures practiced their own forms of ritual piercing.
Shopping for Body Jewelry Online
When body piercing first started to take off in the Nineties, you had to go to custom jewelers or piercing shops to find jewelry. Now it seems like it's everywhere, especially online. But do you know how to make sure you get quality jewelry?
Some cultures practiced the stretching or enlargement of body piercings. Done slowly, this can be a different way of exploring piercing.
Surface Piercings and Pocketing
Surface piercing is a modern exploration of body piercing. Sometimes these exotic body piercings heal into keepable piercings and sometimes they do not.
The Labret, or Lip Piercing
The lip piercing, or labret, has been a steady presence in the history of body piercing. Placement and jewelry choice are essential to the enjoyment of these piercings.
Tongue piercings are popular, with wearers split between viewing it as a private piercing or IN YOUR FACE! And the pierced tongue is moving from the realm of the rock star to college towns all over America.
When Do Stretched Ears Become Permanent?
Recently a reader asked about enlarged ear piercings and permanency. Read what I wrote back as my reply.
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