Male piercing has long become not just a tribute to fashion, but also a stylish accessory that is able to tell interesting details from personal life about its carriers. If in ancient times earrings were worn mainly by warriors and representatives of special castes, nowadays dumbbells and tubes adorn the ears, eyebrows and other parts of the body of bohemians, creative intelligentsia and young people who simply want to stand out against the background of the gray mass of big cities and the monotony of the quiet Russian provinces.
The choice of men's piercing accessories is in no way inferior to women's. Among the usual rings and studs, there are also exotic models, mainly used to decorate punctures in non-standard places. Do not forget that you need to treat the piercing procedure like a medical operation. Only in this case, together with a stylish accessory, you will not get a lot of unwanted 'bonuses'.
The choice of piercing is limited only by personal fantasies and phobias
What to pierce men?
This question can be answered as follows: if you are a representative of the creative profession (rock musician, futurist artist, etc.), then the choice of the puncture site will be limited only by personal fantasies and phobias about injections. But actors, models and civil servants should not over-pierce their bodies, as this can negatively affect their careers. Representatives of professions in which a strict appearance means money (sales managers, bank employees, retail employees) should also restrain their fantasies within the dress code.
Earlobes and eyebrows
Most often, men decorate the earlobes, due to which many do not classify these punctures as 'piercings'. Small earrings can be seen in the ears of not only famous football players and actors, but also office workers and even representatives of blue-collar occupations. It is important to understand here that ear piercings also have their boundaries. If small rings or carnations in the lobes are suitable for almost everyone, then three-centimeter cylinders, bone plugs or dumbbells in the cartilaginous part of the ear will not always be appropriate and will not be suitable for everyone. Small bars and special balls can be used to decorate not only the auricle, but also the tragus.
Eyebrow piercing heals relatively quickly, but is quite painful
The easiest way to heal is punctures located on the lobe, but the cartilaginous part of the ear heals on average at least 3-4 weeks. In general, ear piercings are the easiest to maintain and less painful. But eyebrow punctures are made exclusively in specialized salons. Eyebrow bar wearers may have problems with widening the puncture site, as well as specific care considerations.
Nose and nasal septum
Piercing of the nose and nasal septum can often be seen on representatives of some youth subcultures, as well as musicians. Most of these guys prefer to wear jewelry in the nostril. These can be small rings, as well as special earrings with a loop. A puncture in the nasal septum is not only a kind of challenge to the piercing community, but also evidence that the wearer of such an accessory is a brave and clean person. The fact is that only a specialist can make a puncture in this part of the body, while the procedure itself is very painful. Such piercing requires constant hygiene, both after the procedure and when subsequently wearing a barbell or other type of earrings.
Nasal septum piercing is very demanding on care and hygiene
Tongue and lips
Punctures in the tongue and lips can be considered exotic, as jewelry in these parts of the body is worn by the most real fans of pain, needles and antiseptics. If the labrettes are visible to everyone, then the barbell in the tongue will be the secret of a man and his woman. According to experts, this type of piercing is one of the most dangerous, since a puncture can cause infection.
During the first days of lip piercing, there will be problems with speech and nutrition.
Exotic Piercing Solutions
Nipple piercings and other exotic types of male piercings are always deployed on truly brutal or unusual guys. It is interesting that in many native tribes such decoration was the prerogative of warriors, but women were forbidden to perform such experiments on their bodies. Piercing, which involves the implantation of plates and balls under the skin, which can be located in various places of the body, is also exotic.
Many exotic piercings originally meant courage and strength.
Types of piercing earrings
As it is not surprising, but a man's box with this kind of jewelry can surprise even sophisticated ladies. For the manufacture of accessories, precious metals (silver, gold) can be used, as well as surgical steel and even titanium. Among young people, plugs and expanders made of silicone and natural materials (bone, wood, stone) are more popular. Fans of club life should take a closer look at the fenits that glow in the dark, which are often made of silicone and acrylic.
The shape and materials of piercing accessories are very diverse.
As for the shapes of earrings, it is quite difficult to figure it out without a special dictionary of terms for a male piercing master. If even youngsters who have recently crawled out of tights and shorts have heard about rings, studs, barbells, bananas and tunnels, then only those who are initiated into the pierced caste know about stretch marks, labrettes, circulars, skindivers and other gadgets.
Among the new products, it is worth mentioning special transparent earrings designed for those who do not want to part with their favorite accessory, but the position and dress code do not allow openly wearing labrettes in their lips or ears. Retainers are also suitable for athletes.
Transparent earrings for people constrained by dress code
Microdermals form a special group, many of which have an inner and outer part. In this case, the base implanted under the skin is often made of titanium, but the replaceable head is made of surgical steel. This type of puncture can also be perfectly disguised, perhaps that is why titanium bodypainting is popular among men who sit in stuffy offices during the day and turn into cheeky pub visitors in the evening.
Since the piercing procedure involves the application of microtrauma, then, like any wound, the puncture will need special care. Most of the recommendations for all types of male piercing boil down to basic hygiene, which always begins with a thorough hand washing.
Earlobe piercing heals the fastest
Alcohol-free antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine or miramistin, must be used to flush punctures. Traditional iodine and brilliant green will, on the contrary, dry out the canal. It is not recommended to move the piercing, especially during the wound healing period. In this case, it is important that the antiseptic falls not only on the area around the earring, but also inside the hole. This procedure should be done 3-4 times a day every day.
Eyebrow piercings can take up to 3 months to heal
The period for forming a permanent hole may vary. For example, an earlobe heals on average in 12-14 days, an eyebrow can ooze up to 2-3 months. Punctures in the nose and ear cartilage will cause inconvenience the longest. It is also important during this time frame to avoid visiting baths, public pools, rivers and lakes. For a better effect during this period, you can drink zinc-containing vitamins.
To be or not to be?
Like a tattoo, male piercing involves a balanced decision: before the procedure, you need to weigh the pros and cons. It is important to remember that some types of piercing can leave noticeable marks. Therefore, beginners should not immediately make permanent punctures. For starters, you can wear the magnetic clips, which will train your ears to be unusually heavy.