Uncommon Facts About Body Piercing and Jewelry

If we would define the term body piercing, we would find that it is somewhat a more popular term for body modification, in which a person creates a hole or puncture in his/her body part(s) to wear some specifically designed jewelry. These body parts could be nostrils, ear lobes, upper or outer ears, genitals, nipples, belly buttons, lips, chin, eyelashes, eyebrows, tongue, etc. There is something very magnetic about people with visible body piercing. Both males and females go for it, because of various reasons, which we’ll talk about later in the article.

14% among all have piercing in other than traditional body parts.

Earlobe and nostril piercing are the two most common types of piercings people opt for. But did you know, ‘about fourteen percent of the people on earth have piercing in body parts other than ears and nose’? Well, a research conducted in the year 2006 says so.

It’s an old custom.

And, did you also know that the anthropologists and archeologists have found the first solid evidence of body knifing around 2500 BC; they have found an earring, and have traced its age, via carbon-aging system. The tribes used it as a rule is the most common belief, however, the researchers are still digging to find more clues on it. So far, the history diggers have unearthed many mummified bodies with ear piercing. African, American, Indian tribes used to wear rings and jewelries in many body parts, including ears, nose and lips.

Even ancient texts have mentions of earrings.

There is some mentioning about earrings in the Holy Bible (in Genesis 35:4 and 24:22). Furthermore, in several thousand years old Indian mythology, illustration of Devi Laxmi wears earrings. Even more, the oldest text on earth, the Vedas quote the earrings of the Goddess Laxmi.

Numerous reasons for numerous people for wearing body jewelries

Opinions change from people to people. It is a very famous saying which deems true when people express their views on body modification. In many, if not most, parts of the globe, people have different judgments on this tradition. Some believe it is a sin to wear jewelries in genitals, while those who choose it affirm that genital piercing has boosted their sex drive. There is a huge majority that sports body jewelries for enhancing their style statement.

Doctors, on the other hand, have a very different stance. Puncturing a specific body part to wear a piece of ornaments should be done carefully. There could appear a number of side effects, if practiced wrongly or unhygienically. Wearing best quality ornaments is always suggestible.

Celebrate Your Body Jewelry With the Best Promotion Strategies Around

Why do online shops work better today? Almost everyone has access to the internet and with that comes the exposure that leads customers directly to the brands and their websites; many of which are available at best prices, discounted rates and even have offers coupled with other exciting products. These advantages are no different when it comes to body jewelry. There is a huge market out there for the various enhancements available for exclusive admirers of body jewelry and other added accessories. New designers who are unable to advertise their wares on a large-scale can face a problem when competing with such larger brands that sport a huge budget for their advertising needs.

Trying Out the Retail Front

Opening up retail stores cost a lot of money. A shop needs to be rented or leased. Staff needs to be appointed, interiors need to be done or changed and the appropriate furniture ordered to showcase some of your best work. Collectively it can amount to a large expense; and even then you cannot guarantee that this investment will work out and you will begin to see some sort of return on your investment. Moreover there are other specialized brands which have a monopoly in this market and a small time entrepreneur,even with a uniquely created design, may not be able to make a dent in this scenario.

Getting Up Close and Personal With Piercing Shops

This is another way to sell your body jewelry. Piercing shops experience an influx of visitors and window shoppers, day-in and day-out. They are the perfect people to advertise and sell your wares. Customers see your designs directly, examine and then choose them, thereby making your creations popular. There is no added advertising cost as the shop has its own clientele. Many shops even have their own websites which will display your designs on their pages providing new and enterprising young designers, even more exposure.

Showcasing Your Work on the Web

Starting your own website has never been as easy as it is today. It doesn’t take much investment but there is the cost of taking on the technology and designing your website. Set this up and you could see your designs being displayed in a large way with orders that could be placed right on the website. Of course you will need to have a good number of designs on display to attract the customer’s eye. With a bit of advertising, you could ensure the body jewelry segment knows about your designs and your newly launched brand. Apart from that, you could also advertise on other popular shopping portals in the body jewelry market. Many popular websites offer a superb mix of wholesale products from various designers, giving them a great option to sell their exclusively designed creations.

Importance of a Safe Environment for Your Piercing

You rarely worry about a certain piece of jewelry you are sporting causing an adverse reaction on your body unless it is an allergic one. In the case of body piercing, this worry could be warranted. Body jewelry is very different from your standard rings, necklaces and bracelets. For one you are actually piercing your body with a foreign object, creating a wound and an opening and then inserting another object inside it. While preparing your body for such a wound, you need to ensure that the implements and the components being used are of the highest quality and won’t cause undue stress; at least, more than justified.

Ensure Your Piercing Is in a Sterile Environment

The only way to ensure your wound or piercing does not get infected is by confirming the use of safest elements on it. Moreover it should be done at a certified body piercing studio with qualified piercers. Every self-respecting piercer understands importance of utilizing only authentic instruments and 100% safe jewelry. Even these are auto-claved (sterilized) before every procedure. Gloves and anti-bacterial solutions ensure that no infections are transferred as the piercing is carried out. The initial body jewelry needs to be the safest as your body takes time to heal. Once the healing process is complete you can then switch to the different styles and designs that are available in the market.

Choosing the Right Body Jewelry

The initial body jewelry that is used immediately after creating the hole needs to be smooth, with absolutely no scratches or grooves. The reason for extreme care while selecting jewelry after the first piercing is that when the body heals, new tissues grow in and around the metal, making it difficult for the new skin to breathe if the fit is too tight. Certain metals are harmless when used with the body like steel, titanium, niobium, platinum or gold. Surgical steel is by far the most favorite of all. These are sterilized before they are used by piercers who have a supply of various pieces available with them, from which you can choose.

Life after Piercing

Other metals like nickel and platinum, glass and even biocompatible polymers are used in the body jewelry segment. After 3-6 months of the piercing you are free to choose whatever you want and display it proudly. Other entrants in the world of body jewelry like acrylics, PTFE and even gems and gemstones are also widely used. Many of these can be auto-claved which means they can be considered as the first jewelry to be inserted while the wound heals. Piercers can help and advise you on the proper procedures to be followed as well as the dos and don’ts.