Tattoos by Tyrone

Oral – Superior fraenum

The Superior Fraenum(smily) is the membrane of very thin muscular tissue connecting the upper lip to the upper gum. Often pierced with 18g,16gauge jewelry like Ball Closure rings and short curved barbells. Healing Time: 4 – 12...

Ear – Snug

The Snug piercing is located through the inner cartilage, halfway down the outer rim of the ear, above the anti-tragus. In most cases this area is quite shallow, and micro jewelry is often used. Again curved barbells are preferable and need only be a few millimetres longer than the thickness of the cartilage. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

Nasel – Septum

The Septum is the cartilage on the inside of the nose that separates the nostrils. It is usually pierced quite near the front, or tip, of the septum rather than centrally. In many cases the septum cartilage is high enough to pierce through the tissue below it. In other cases the cartilage may have points along its base where it is thinner. More often than not, however, the septum cartilage is very tough all the way down to the bottom and piercing it will require some effort on the part of the piercer, and the piercee. Many people get this piercing with 16g, 14g, 12gauge jewelry. There is an item of jewelry called a ‘Septum Keeper’, which can be worn hanging down or flipped up, into the nostril cavities to hide it, which is nice; but a Ball Closure Ring, Barbell, or Circular Barbell is ok too. Healing Time: 8 – 12...

Ear – Scaffold

The scaffold piercing is two or more separate rim (or cartilage) piercings that are joined by one barbell. This procedure can be performed as separate piercings with separate jewelry and allowed to heal individually; but can also be fitted with one medproflex or PTFE barbell, which will decrease the amount of tension placed on the structure of the cartilage itself. The piercer should carefully mark and plan the piercing so the gauge is suitable for all the tissue it travels though. 14 gauge,16 gauge are probably the wisest choice. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

Ear – Rook

The Rook is the highest fold of cartilage, beneath the Helix. Make sure that there is enough cartilage to support the jewelry comfortably. If a shallow Rook is pierced with large gauge jewellery, the jewellery has a higher chance of migrating (but a thin gauge, or Micro, jewelry can migrate faster!). Ball Closure Rings, Curved Barbells, Medproflex or PTFE Barbells are recommended for this piercing. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

Ear – Orbital

An orbital piercings is a piercing that enters and exits the same part of the ear. It actually made up of two piercing holes, with one ball closure ring going through both the piercings. Orbital piercings can be placed anywhere in the ear but they often located in the helix (outer ear rim) or ear lobe. The most common jewelry to wear in an orbital piercing is a ball closure ring. BCRs are very secure and available in a wide range of materials. Both piercings can be done at once or one at a time. It is also possible to turn a single ear piercing into an orbital by adding another piercing nearby. As a rule orbital piercings placed in the cartilage will take longer to heal than those nearer the ear lobe. This is because cartilage contains fewer blood vessels. When piercing an orbital it is very important to use the correct size jewelry – a BCR that is too big or small will put pressure on the piercing and can cause migration or rejection. While the piercing is healing you may experience discomfort while sleeping. Orbital piercings should be cleaned daily using saline solution and the BCR rotated gently in the piercing once it becomes comfortable to do so. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

oral – Lower Lip

The Lower Lip piercing is usually pierced through the thinner tissue just beneath the lip itself. A labret of 16g, 14gauge are normally used and the length often depends on the thickness of the tissue being pierced. Healing Time: 4 – 12...

Oral – Cheek

Cheek piercing is facial body piercing through the cheek. The most common variation of the cheek piercing penetrates the facial tissue into the oral cavity. The usual placement is symmetrical on either side of the face, either penetrating or imitating dimples. Cheek piercings are normally pierced with 14g flat back labret studs, a type of barbell jewelry. The flat back provides comfort and lessens the chance of the jewelry damaging the teeth and gums of the bearer. During healing, the piercing is fitted with longer jewelry to accommodate for swelling. After the piercing is healed, shortened jewelry further reduces the chance of damage to the teeth from unintentional biting. Medproflex labrets (flexibilty and soft flat back are the best ), over a surgical steel labret. Healing Time: 8 – 12...

Nasel – Nostril

The Nostril is pierced anywhere along the curve of the nostril, as this is where the cartilage is at its thinnest. The initial jewelry can be of 20g,18gauge. Nostril studs, labrets, or barbells need only be long enough to allow for initial swelling; but a Ball Closure Ring needs to be of a large enough diameter to just hang a little away from the bottom of the nostril, in case of swelling causing the Ball Closure Ring to ‘pull’ into the nostril. The jewelry length of the stud needs to be bent different from person to person. Healing Time: 12 – 16...

Nipple – Female

Nipple piercings are not only very elegant piercings to behold, but also rather titillating to the wearer, so to speak. The jewelry placement is the same for both male and female piercings, and is extremely important. Improper placement is most frequent cause of scarring or problems healing these piercings. The piercing should be done at the base of the nipple itself, where the nipple meets the areola (the larger, flat dark circle). If the piercing is done any deeper than the base of the nipple, healing can be extremely lengthened, often causing excessive tubes of scar tissue and misshapen nipples. If the piercing is done too far forward, e.g. in the tip of the nipple, there is a definite possibility of rejection (growing out). Done properly, this piercing should cause the nipple to stay erect, and possibly grow slightly, giving you that just-in-from-the-cold look all the time. They will also get more sensitive Healing time 4 – 6...

Surface – Nape Piercing

The Nape Piercing (Medula Oblongata) is anywhere on the rear of the neck running along the length of the spine. The Nape is preferably pierced with 14g, 12g, 10gauge Tianium jewelry with flat disc.(the shape of the jewelry looks like a staple do not let anybody fool you) Specially made surface Titanium piercing jewelry and Medproflex jewelry offer best chances at preventing migration and rejection, though both are common with this of piercing. How to know is real titanium grade 23: if you compare a barbell same length/same gauge made of steel. The titanium barbell will weight half. They both have the same color -high luster you can only put them apart by weight. Healing Time: 8...

Oral – Monroe

The Madonna Piercing (Angel Kiss / Marilyn) is a piercing of the upper lip, usually anywhere but often located where many models such as Cindy Crawford, have a ‘beauty mark’. Depending on the location, this piercing often heals better when using a labret, labrets are considered the ‘norm’ for this piercing. Standard jewelry 16g and 14 gauge are often used. Healing Time: 4 – 12...

Oral – Medusa

The Medusa piercing (central upper lip) is located in the centre of the top lip, in the area where most people have a ‘dip’ beneath the nose. Jewellery is often a labret and follows the same directions as for the ‘Madonna’, but it should be noted that piercers should avoid piercing through the upper fraenum when performing this procedure. Healing Time: 4 – 12...

Oral – Lower fraenum

The Lower Fraenum is the membrane connecting the lower lip to the lower gum. Often pierced with micro jewelry such as Ball Closure Rings and short curved, or straight, barbells. Healing Time: 4 – 12...

Oral – Labret

The Labret piercing is usually pierced through the thinner tissue just beneath the lip itself. A labret of 16 or 14 gauge is normally used and the length often depends on the thickness of the tissue being pierced. Ball Closure Rings are also used the initial piercing, but they often have to be larger in diameter to allow for swelling. This often means that the jewelry flops about on the lip and this can cause the kind of aggravation that prolongs healing. Healing Time: 6 – 12...

Ear – Industrial via rook

The industrial piercing is two or more separate rim (or cartilage) piercings that are joined by one barbell. This procedure can be performed as separate piercings with separate jewellery and allowed to heal individually; but can also be fitted with one PTFE barbell, which will decrease the amount of tension placed on the structure of the cartilage itself. The piercer should carefully mark and plan the piercing so the gauge is suitable for all the tissue it travels though. 1.6mm gauge is probably the wisest choice. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

Ear – Industrial

The industrial piercing is two or more separate rim (or cartilage) piercings that are joined by one barbell. This procedure can be performed as separate piercings with separate jewelry and allowed to heal individually; but can also be fitted with one Medproflex barbell, which will decrease the amount of tension placed on the structure of the cartilage itself. The piercer should carefully mark and plan the piercing so the gauge is suitable for all the tissue it travels though. 1.6mm gauge is probably the wisest choice. Healing Time: 8 – 16...

Ear – Forward Pinna

The Forward Pinna (forward Helix) is the beginning of the carat that begins at the top of the ear, by the side of the head. This is often a slim strip of cartilage, as it is close to the side of the head, and can take micro jewelry (18gauge to 16 gauge). These include Ball Closure rings of 6mm and curved barbells, labrets or straight barbells of 6mm in length. Healing Time: 8 – 16...