What Makes Piercings So Popular Among Teenagers?

Did you ever try to think what the reason is that most teenagers are falling for piercings? No wonder, it is something makes a person look different? But how come they start feeling pleasure in pain? Tattoos and piercings are actually becoming so popular among teenagers despite the pain and discomfort it will bring in their lives.

Not only the teenagers or youngsters, the entire fashion industry is falling for multiple piercings. You can see the piercing in the ears, nose, eyebrows, tongue or even belly piercing of famous actors and actresses. In a promotional photo shoot, it is seen that Emma Watson got four piercing on their ears snaking up beautifully. Also, a shot got viral on the internet where the Camille Charriere (a top style blogger) and her friends joined the Maria Tash Piercing event.

One of the major reasons why piercings have becoming quite popular among the teenagers is the growing interest of famous personalities and their flaunting style with a piercing done on unbelievable parts of their body.

‘People started to appreciate that all parts of the ear could be decorated,’ says Maria Tash. She admired the way people start appreciating the way a person can enhance their look by getting pierced their ears, eyebrows and even lips.

It is not surprising to know that every girl loves to be called beautiful which is the main reason why they won’t afraid of trying all fashion tips to look good. Recently, a lot of teenagers turned to facial piercing to make their personalities even better. Nose, ears, and eyebrows are the popular piercing. They find fun in everything without thinking about its adverse effects. They won’t hesitate to try everything and make their personalities different and everything that makes them an individual.

Tattoos and body piercings are just like a body art and they find it feasible to work on their body and face not only to make their looks better but to make themselves feel beautiful and get the appreciation for what they have done.

Another major reason behind the popularity of piercing is following the famous personalities. The first thing which comes to the fashion industry, people notice when their famous actors or artists carry that fashion.

However, youngsters want to follow a fashion statement followed by their role model. And the famous personalities are trying all the styles whether they are doing the ears piercing or belly piercing to stay in vogue. Now, they are following the unique fashion statement to enhance their individuality.

NoPull Piercing Discs Result In Healthier Piercings

When someone gets a piercing, their top priority should be the care of that piercing. There are a number of products that help with the healing process. These are normally sprays, creams, fluids, soaps or even mouthwash. However, there are other products that help in the healing process. One such product is the NoPull Piercing Disc.

The NoPull Piercing Disc is a silicone disc. This silicone disc fits up the 12g jewelry and generally jewelry that is as small as 18g. While the disc is not an o-ring, in most cases the disc will not fall off but can be easily removed by the wearer. If a user needs to, the disc can be altered to fit up to 6g body jewelry. Any more and the effect the disc has would be minimal if present at all as the little disc is 7mm in size.

The great thing about the NoPull Piercing Disc is that the manufacture of the product is top notch. The product is made in the United States rather than being sourced out to China or some other country that usually ends up meaning the possibility of a lower quality product. Not only that, the disc is only made with medical grade silicone. You can be sure that the disc is safe to use on all piercings, even new piercings which is the primary use of the disc.

Sure, the NoPull Piercing Disc is high quality. But why would you want to use it? Well, there are many reasons. There are many piercings that it can be used for. Originally the disc was made for oral piercings and piercings that used labret studs. The idea was to provide a larger softer surface are so that a cushion was made. This allowed less irritation which results in faster healing times.

As more and more people started using the NoPull Piercing Disc, they started to experiment with it. Soon, it was discovered that the disc offered huge benefits to cartilage piercings. Sometimes with cartilage piercings, some very painful and ugly scarring happens. This usually results in a cartilage bump. Previously, there wasn’t really a good way to get rid of that bump. Maybe a little cushion would help? Turns out not only does the cushion help, but the use of silicone helps reduce the bump and even get rid of it completely.

Don’t want to believe it? There are plenty of customer reviews floating around. Even a free participant study was conducted over several months. The results, when worn snug against the scarring, hypertrophic scars were greatly reduced in already healed cartilage. The NoPull Piercing Disc is even recommended by some of the biggest names in the Piercing industry. Elayne Angel, author of the Piercing Bible and one of the biggest names if not biggest name in the industry, recommends it.

And since the disc is made out of silicone, it can be sterilized in a steam autoclave. This is a must for new piercings so that no bacteria and germs are transported to the new piercing which could result in an effected piercing. And a sterilized NoPull Piercing Disc guarantees you a clean and safe product before you even start using it.

If you are having problems with or are getting a new oral piercing, piercing using a labret stud or a cartilage piercing you, you should seriously consider getting a NoPull Piercing Disc.

Eyebrow Piercings, Third Eye Piercings, Anti-Eyebrow Piercings, and Eyelid Piercings

Your eyes are amongst the most expressive areas on your body, and your eyes are wholly unique. Naturally, a great way to emphasize your eyes is with body piercings! While facial piercings on the whole are becoming ever more popular and acceptable, piercings in the eye area are really pioneering new styles and methods in the body piercing and body modification world.

While I do not want to discourage you from getting a piercing in the eye area (in fact, I think eye area piercings are a beautiful way to enhance features), I do want you to be fully informed. I shall first explain eyebrow piercings, which are rather common now, and then I will dive into the rarer – and RISKIER- piercings that can be done near the eyes.

Eyebrow Piercings are common piercings in our culture. The eyebrow piercing can be placed anywhere on the eyebrow, although only a very skilled piercer should consider piercing near the inner corners (closest to the nose) of the eyebrow, for three major nerves are located in this area (for this reason, this isn’t a popular placement). Most piercings are pierced at a forty degree angle, so as to minimize risks of tearing the jewelry out. Most initial jewelry consists of either curved barbells or captive rings, depending on your facial structure. Some people get multiple eyebrow piercings on one or both eyebrows – your creativity is really the limit.

Once pierced, these piercings take anywhere from five to eight weeks to heal, but irritations such as makeup or sweat can irritate the piercing and prolong healing. While the eyebrow is one of the least infected piercings, the risk is indeed there – so be sure to soak using warm saline solution, don’t touch the jewelry with dirty hands, and follow all aftercare instructions given to you by your professional piercer.

Speaking of professional piercers, some people may try and tell you that you can pierce your own eyebrow with a safety pin (or something of that sort) with no difficulty. This is not wholly true. While it is not difficult to push sharp objects through the eyebrow (there is not a lot of tissue or muscle underneath, as compared to other piercing locations), the odds of your body rejecting the jewelry is much higher when you do it yourself. Because there is not a lot of tissue to hold the jewelry in place, sometimes it can “migrate” (a nice term for pushing itself out of your skin – not fun). Besides, heating a sharp metal object over a flame does NOT constitute as disinfecting! Many bacteria are only destroyed at temperatures far higher than what a flame can provide! Tempting though it may be – don’t pierce your own eyebrow; it will probably become infected, it may become rejected, and if your placement is wrong it will look awkward. Spending a couple bucks for a licensed professional to do it is well worth your money.

A very unique and uncommon piercing is the Third Eye Piercings. Very similar to a bridge piercing (see my nose piercing article for more information), the Third Eye Piercings are pierced using surface bars or curved barbells. These piercings are located between your eyebrows (maybe even a bit higher that between the eyebrows, depending on face shape) and are technically considered a surface piercing. As a result Third Eye Piercings can migrate or become rejected if not taken care of properly. Although these piercings look amazing, these piercings are prone to reoccurring infections even if you stringently adhere to the correct aftercare. Sweat, makeup, face wash, are all irritants; this area of the face is very expressive (just imagine frowning, acting surprised, squinting, etc) so the skin around this piercing will move frequently and delaying the healing time. Not everyone can keep this piercing, but if you like how it looks, it just may be worth a try. Talk to your piercer and decide what’s best for you!

The Anti-Eyebrow is still very rare but when healed properly can look very intriguing. Usually pierced below the eye, on the orbital bone/upper cheek area, the Anti-Eyebrow is also referred to as a “teardrop piercing”. This is a surface piercing, so the risk of migration and rejection is possible, although because of the skin, tissue, and muscle density in this area, this piercing can last for a long time if maintained properly. The risk of infection is pretty low if you don’t sweat, touch the jewelry, or wear makeup. Be sure to clean the area thoroughly and cautiously during the healing period (approximately six weeks).

And finally, the last piercing in the eye area is not one I can actually recommend to anyone, but since it is out there, I feel compelled to discuss it. The eyelid piercing is one of the rarest piercing in the world – and for good reason. To my knowledge, only a handful of people have this piercing, and not everyone’s eyelids are conducive to the piercing. The eyelid is a thin layer of skin is designed to protect, nourish, and moisturize the eyes and corneas. Piercing the eyelid is very dangerous, and 99.99% of all professional piercers will refuse to do this procedure. Blindness can happen if the piercing goes awry. It is very tricky from the piercer’s point of view to successfully complete this procedure, for arranging the forceps and needle to miss the eyeball is no easy feat. Ophthalmology surgeons spend the better part of a decade learning specifically how to do this and get paid very handsomely to miss eyeballs, just to put it in perspective.

Even if you somehow convince a piercer to risk their reputation and pierce your eyelid for you, cleaning the eyelid is difficult. Captive rings are used, and the eyelid will swell, there will be crust and puss, and the only way you can hope to keep the piercing clean is with your own tears and saline solution (which closely matches your tears). If you wear contacts, a misplaced piercing will scratch them; heck, a misplaced eye piercing will scratch your corneas – which can be excruciating. Most of these piercings do not last long because there are just too many irritants in our world to prevent a complete and infection-free healing.

While final pictures of the few brave people who have this procedure look totally awesome, it can cause irreversible and serious damage. I can’t recommend this to anyone, although I am completely for pushing the boundaries of self expression, but I would feel awful if someone attempted this piercing and failed. If considering an eyelid piercing – find a piercer who has performed it before (who may not be willing to do it anyway), be fully aware and prepared for the worst, good luck, and send me a picture!