Silver Safari
Body Piercing

We also carry a huge selection of:

Natural stone jewelry set in Sterling Silver (Pendants, Rings, Earrings and Bracelets)

Steel and Sterling Silver Earrings

RINGS! Tungsten, Titanium, Steel, and Sterling Silver

African and Indonesian wood carvings

Wild Berry Incense and Incense Burners


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Below are some of the topics discussed in The Art of Body Piercing:

How to choose a piercing shop

How old do you need to be to get a body piercing?

Choosing the metal best for you: surgical steel, titanium or gold

Learn what size (gauge, length, diameter) to be pierced with and why - for each piercing.

Often the size of the jewelry pierced with is different from what can be worn after the piercing is healed (to allow for swelling).  Learn what is appropriate for the initial piercing and what to wear in the healed piercing. 

Piercing Aftercare: for new and healed piercings and what to do for irritated piercings.

How long does it take for the piercing to heal and how to change body jewelry.

Tapering: the correct steps for stretching ears.

Everything you need to know about Micro-Dermal Anchors.

Myths and methodologies about ear piercing guns.

Piercing the ears of children

Frequently Asked Questions:

My jewelry came out and I can't get it back in - what do I do?

I suspect my piercing is infected - what should I do?

My piercing has a bubble on it. What should I do?

My new piercing is bleeding and swollen - is that normal?

Can I get re-pierced if I have scar tissue?

Why do some piercings grow out/reject?

Why do I have a bruise around my new piercing?

Can I go swimming after I get pierced?

Is it okay to pierce through a vein?

The truth about surface piercings. 

What part of the tongue is safe to pierce?

How long can I go without wearing jewelry?

Is it safe to get a piercing when pregnant?

The truth about breastfeeding and nipple piercings.

Can I donate blood after getting pierced?



The Art of Body Piercing, by owner of Silver Safari, Genia Gaffaney



Everyone's body is different and what works for one person, may not work for another. It's important to know what options you have and how to properly care for your piercing.

Education is one of the most important elements of body piercing.
There is a lot of incorrect information floating around about body piercing.  If you have a piercing, or are thinking about getting one, you should know everything there is to know about it.

We see a lot of customers who have gotten a piercing and have no idea how to take care of it or what type of jewelry they should wear.  

The fact is, there are a lot of piercing shops that will give you a piercing - but what comes after that?