SAFE PIERCING

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

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playmeonrepeatmusic:

So this is what my nipple looks like now, thanks to @brianrichtertattooer over at @zebratattoos. Also, notice that sweet #anatometal jewelry. #nippletattoo #heartshapednipple

playmeonrepeatmusic:

So this is what my nipple looks like now, thanks to @brianrichtertattooer over at @zebratattoos. Also, notice that sweet #anatometal jewelry. #nippletattoo #heartshapednipple

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Anonymous asked: Is there any significant difference or benefit between threaded and threadless jewelry?

Ease of installation really. Internally threaded jewelry is reasonable simple to install, but you still need a bit of dexterity to screw on tiny end pieces. Threadless jewelry simply snaps onto the end of a post, pretty easy with small pieces. I wouldn’t call either superior, its more of a personal preference. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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Anonymous asked: Can people with fully healed conch, or double conch piercings wear earbuds?

Piercings like conches, daiths, and traguses (tragi?) are compatible with earbuds when fully healed, yes. You may need to shorten the posts on your jewelry to be able to wear them comfortably though. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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ryanpba:

Nina had a uniquely shaped ear with practically no anti-helix, so we placed this rose gold triple set to emphasize her anatomy. Other piercings not by me. #bvla #appmember #safepiercing

ryanpba:

Nina had a uniquely shaped ear with practically no anti-helix, so we placed this rose gold triple set to emphasize her anatomy. Other piercings not by me. #bvla #appmember #safepiercing

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the-wisconsin-creature:

Fresh Philtrum piercing I just had the pleasure of doing on Teddy a little bit ago. I love the look of this piercing and with coordinating jewelry to boot?!? You can’t ask for a better way to start your day. @hardluckbodyworx @anatometalinc #hardluckbodyworx #anatometal #philtrum #legitbodyjewelry #piercing

the-wisconsin-creature:

Fresh Philtrum piercing I just had the pleasure of doing on Teddy a little bit ago. I love the look of this piercing and with coordinating jewelry to boot?!? You can’t ask for a better way to start your day. @hardluckbodyworx @anatometalinc #hardluckbodyworx #anatometal #philtrum #legitbodyjewelry #piercing

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Anonymous asked: Had an apadravya piercing done less than a week ago at a reputable shop by a piercer of 17 years. I know it's probably normal, but the head of my penis is still pretty swollen and red. At what point should I worry that the redness and swelling is more than just normal healing.

Well as you said, it is actually pretty normal to have mild to moderate swelling while healing an apadravya (vertical penile head piercing). That piercing passes through a thick section of very vascular tissue, vascular tissue can swell pretty easy. Think of the typical tissue expansion in that area after all. 

If you’re at less than a week I would not be concerned. Try a cool water soak for relief, and just follow good aftercare practices. If you have continued irritation or swelling stop by for a check up with your piercer and see if they have any other suggestions. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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modernritual:

We are open til 8pm today, with incredible gold options for new or existing piercings! #modernritual #yellowgold #tigereye #bvla #solidgold #qualityjewelry #bodyjewelry #bodypiercing #feelyourbest #neohio #massillon

modernritual:

We are open til 8pm today, with incredible gold options for new or existing piercings! #modernritual #yellowgold #tigereye #bvla #solidgold #qualityjewelry #bodyjewelry #bodypiercing #feelyourbest #neohio #massillon

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Anonymous asked: Would female genital piercings interfere with bicycling at all?

It could make healing a bit more uncomfortable I’m sure. I don’t think you would be at any significant risk. Depending on the exact piercing location you might just want to avoid anything that would add excessive pressure directly against it for a few days.

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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mskrahnic:

Nifty little industrial piercing I got to do last week! Sweet little 18g Neometal ear rod with 2.5mm Champagne CZ’s, anodized gold in house by me :)

mskrahnic:

Nifty little industrial piercing I got to do last week! Sweet little 18g Neometal ear rod with 2.5mm Champagne CZ’s, anodized gold in house by me :)

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Anonymous asked: I really want my nose pierced. Is it possible to get it pierced with a hoop?

Yes, totally possible. You may have an easier time healing with post style jewelry though. For a nostril to be started with a ring you’ll need some extra diameter. That extra diameter can make the piercing a little harder to heal since you’ll end up bumping it a bit more. You can’t start with a tight ring because you won’t have any space to accommodate mild to moderate swelling during healing. Starting with a tight ring will usually lead to irritation such as excessive swelling and those little scar bumps. If you don’t mind starting with a slightly larger hoop you should be ok. 

I typically suggest that my clients start with post style jewelry (nostril screw or labret post) and let it heal for at least 4 months before they try a ring. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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