All About Snug Piercings

 

2018 will be the year of the ear. Ear piercings are making a comeback, and expected to be trending throughout the year. With so much space on a single ear, everyone can get creative with what type of piercings they want. Amongst the various different types of piercings, the snug piercing is approaching in full gear.

 

 

WHAT IS A SNUG PIERCING?

Placed through the cartilage between the inner and outer ridge of the ear, the position of snug piercings varies for each person, but it is generally positioned at the middle of the ear, above the anti-tragus. Although a more difficult form of ear piercing, snug piercings are great in expanding your collection, and being creative while expressing your uniqueness. 

 

DOES IT HURT?

Unfortunately, because of the thick cartilage and sensitivity of the area, snug piercings are considered to be one of the more painful piercings. But, good news, everyone’s pain tolerance varies, and the higher your tolerance, the less it’s going to hurt.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SNUG PIERCING?

Because snug piercings are more difficult, be sure to go to an experienced, professional piercer for the procedure. In order to prevent infections, you should care for and clean the area of the piercing daily. Your piercer may provide you with a cleaning solution and instructions, or you can use warm salt water to clean the area two to three times a day. Make sure you don’t over-clean your piercing, as that can irritate the area.

Make sure not to touch the piercing, especially with dirty hands. Be careful with anything that may come in contact with your piercing, such as clothing, earphones, bedding, and your phone.

Your piercing will take 6 to 12 months to heal. Also, it is recommended to wait until your piercing heals before switching jewelry.

 

WHAT JEWELRY CAN I USE?

Once you have decided to get a snug piercing, you finally get to go jewelry shopping! Snug piercings can be done with straight or curved barbells. At Hollywood Body Jewelry, we offer a wide variety of products that your piercer can use. Check us out here and you will definitely find something that will match your style.

 

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Contact information:

Email: info@hbjus.com

Phone: 1-866-425-2665

 

 

Choosing the right Threading

When buying body jewelry, especially online, you may come across the terms “Internally” threaded. Most standard body jewelry are “Externally” threaded. It’s important that you know the difference.

Externally Threaded by Hollywood Body Jewelry

Externally threaded body jewelry has the thread on the end of the barbell, and it is placed inside a threaded hole in the ball. This means that when the jewelry is being passed through the piercing, the threads also pass through it, and then the ball is screwed into place.

Internally Threaded by Hollywood Body Jewelry

Internally threaded body jewelry has a threaded hole inside the barbell, and then an external thread protruding from the ball. A smooth barbell passes through the piercing, and then the ball is inserted and screwed into place.

Monroes and Labrets by Hollywood Body Jewelry

Now APP “standard for initial piercing jewelry”, internally threaded jewelry is recommended, however if you don’t want an internally threaded jewelry, the standard externally threaded jewelry is fine also.

Head over to Hollywood Body Jewelry for all your internally/externally body jewelry.

Piercing your Tragus??

Tragus by Hollywood Body Jewelry


Tragus piercing is usually done with a 18-gauge hollow needle, and a tiny cork is placed after it has successfully pierced the tragus cartilage. After the tragus is punctured, a pierced of jewelry is inserted through the hole. You can choose from many of different type of jewelry that are available for the tragus.

Tragus Barbells

Tragus piercing

Tragus piercing is usually done with a 18-gauge hollow need. A tiny cork is placed after it has successfully pierced the tragus cartilage. After the tragus is punctured, a pierced of jewelry is inserted through the hole. You can choose from many of different type of jewelry that are available for the tragus.

Types of jewelry for tragus piercing

  • Captive bead rings: The captive bead or ball fits into a small opening in the circle of the ring.
  • Labret studs: Labret studs are  typically a short barbell with a flatback.
  • Barbells: A straight bar and with a bead on each end, one or both beads unscrewable for removal and/or changing of the bead

 

Official Playboy Tragus by Hollywood Body Jewelry

 

Be sure to check out Hollywood Body Jewelry for all your Tragus jewelry and much more!!