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    Love for Body Jewelry

    Understanding Body Jewelry Style

    Understanding Body Jewelry Style

    Love of body jewelry may not always translate to knowing what works with clothes. If you want to make sure your body jewelry works well for you in all ways, here are some rules of styling that you can follow.

    Styling Recommendations

    Take note that these are just some styling recommendations. They are not absolute rules but can be helpful in letting you understand how to wear your body jewelry in the way that compliments your entire appearance. You can use these recommendations when they feel right, but you still have the liberty to try and experiment on things. Now that's covered, here are some things you can consider.

    Wide or Small Frames

    If you have a wide frame, you should avoid wearing small pieces of jewelry. They will only create a disproportionate look. You may also end up looking bigger than you do. The same applies if you have short frames. You should avoid wearing large and eye-catching items. This will only create a cluttered look. It can disrupt the balanced look and even make you end up looking smaller.

    Nonetheless, also take note that these recommendations don't always stand right for people. It is also essential to take a look at the overall look. You should consider your preferences and how you feel wearing the items. If you happen to like small jewelry and you want to go for the cluttered look, then you can go for it. It's all about knowing how to carry yourself.

    Cherry Body Shape

    The rule of thumb for cherry types is that they should not choose short necklaces. It is often best to avoid necklaces that sit quite tightly around your neck, so they will not make you look like you have a shorter upper torso. If you don't know what a cherry body shape is, this type of body is characterized by wide hips and a large chest.

    As with the other recommendations, you should not only consider the length of the necklace. You should also evaluate the proportion and width. The rule may not apply to all people with cherry types because some have long necks. The best way to go is for you to check yourself out generally. See if the necklace looks good on you on all fronts like the shape or color. If it feels right then you might as well wear it. Also, note that many shops will allow you to change the length of the necklaces. This can improve your overall look entirely without sacrificing your style.

    Pear Shape

    If you have pear shape body type, then you have wider hips and narrow upper torso. You should avoid wearing long necklaces or anything that will highlight the hip area. Most of the time, it is best to wear multiple accessories so you can balance your upper half with your hips.

    Likewise, before choosing to wear multiple necklaces, consider avoiding to make your top look cluttered. You don't want to create a confused look in your most delicate parts. Nonetheless, if you find the right necklace or something that you like even with a long length then check how you feel about it. See how it looks and if it feels right then you can experiment more.

    Understand that the last recommendation applies to all body shapes. Your body jewelry acts like a magnet. It will draw people's attention to wherever you put it. You should place where you want the eyes to be on or parts you want to accentuate.

    Working on Your Body Jewelry

    There is nothing like body jewelry that adds a  personal touch to your appearance. It can give your look a more interesting touch and even an ounce of freshness. Many people treat their body jewelry likes spices because they add flavor to their appearance or their outfit. However, also remember that spices are also a matter of personal preference. Some people like more of it, some people prefer a little dab of it. Taste is personal. If you're going to wear body jewelry, then make sure you choose the one that represents you best - not just because it follows fashion rules. You can always strike a balance between what is ideal and what you want. Some people prefer a cluttered look while others like a neat approach.

    Essentially, learning your body jewelry style is all about finding the right balance of your preference, fashion recommendations and what you feel is right. Learning what works for your body shape is a great thing to start from. You will understand how specific body jewelry type will affect your shape so you can experiment better. Wearing body jewelry is about owning your style and being comfortable about it.


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    Things to Know About Plugs and Tunnels

    Things to Know About Plugs and Tunnels

    Planning to get your ear lobes stretched? There are two popular accessories used for this body modification--the plugs and tunnels.

    Both are often randomly used and might give you the impression that they are more or less the same. Although they do have similarities they are two very different pieces of jewelry.

    The biggest difference is the look of the accessory. An ear tunnel, as its literal meaning, is hollow on the inside. One should be able to look through the jewel which emphasizes the inside of the ear. A plug, on the other hand, is solid and fills the entire ear emphasizing the front.

    To give you more idea, here are the most popular types of plugs and tunnels:


    This one is a hollow, tube-shaped plug. You can see directly through a tunnel for a stretched or scalpelled piercing. However, the smaller the gauge the smaller the effect to see through the plug becomes.

    Straight Taper 

    This is a straight piece that is small on one side and larger on the other. When you insert a taper it will increase the size of your piercing. O-rings are generally included to keep your lobe at the desired area on the taper and allowing you to slide to a larger part when straight

    Screw Fit

    For this one, the threaded ends will be removed/unscrewed to allow for ease in insertion. Take note that double flared ends can be a challenge for the wearer to get in especially if they are at a new size/gauge. The threaded ends can be internally threaded or externally threaded.

    Saddle Plugs 

    This type have a smooth curved flare to join onto the wearable area. It’s similar to a double flare style but the flared ends are not as abrupt and often times slightly smaller, making for an easier insertion.