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All glossary terms beggining with "M" are listed below.

Madonna

The Madonna piercing (also known as the Angel Kiss or Marilyn piercing) is located above the upper lip and slightly off-centre.

The placement of this piercing is designed to imitate a beauty spot, such as that on Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford.

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Mammoth Ivory

Mammoth Ivory is a natural material from the tusk of a Mammoth, which is used for many different types of fashion and body piercing jewellery.

Classified an extinct species, fossilised mammoth ivory is a legal commodity and can be traded world wide, as it is exempt from the Washington agreement on Endangered Species.
All our Mammoth Ivory is double certificated.

All our Mammoth Ivory is extracted from the permafrost turndra of North Eastern Siberia, a vast desolate wasteland deep inside the Arctic Circle, six time zones and over 5000km from Moscow. The Russian Acadamy of Science estimates that more than 500,000 tonnes of mammoth tusks are buried along a 1000km stretch of Arctic coast, suggesting that five million mammoths once roamed arctic wilderness.

We guarantee that all items offered in this schedule are GENUINE fossilised mammoth ivory and are exempt from CITES control. Information from CITES indicates that our suppliers are the only known UK importers of mammoth ivory.

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Manicure Set

Manicure Sets include a range of products specially designed for the perfect nail care and manicure.

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A manicure can treat just the hands, just the nails, or both.

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Massage Essentials

Massage Essentials are a collection of massage oils, lotions and potions, gift sest and massagers.

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Measurement

A Measurement is a way to recognize size (this could be the thickness, length, widtch or diameter of an item, for example) often used for body jewellery. This ensures that the most comfortable size of jewellery is chosen for your individual piercings.

Wearing jewellery of the correct size in your body piercing is important, so knowing how to measure yourself makes buying and choosing body piercing jewellery quicker, safer and more convenient.
If the body jewellery is too short in your piercing it will aggravate the area, cause an excess of swelling and possibly lead to infection. If it is too long the body jewellery stands more chance of getting caught or snagged on clothes, fingers or hair.

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Measuring Tools

Measuring Tools are used to measure the size of piercings and jewellery very accurately. Tools such as the Vernier Calipers show measurements to the nearest tenth of a millimeter.

These tools are the standard in professional body piercing hardware, used by professional piercers and enthusiasts alike.

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Medusa

The Medusa piercing is above the top lip, between the nose and lipline and in the centre of the face.

This piercing was named in the mid 1990s by Kerrick, a hairdresser and model from Toronto, Canada. The piercing was performed by Tom Brazda of Stainless Studios, although it was certainly not unheard of at that point. It just didn't have a name that had stuck.

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Micro Labret Studs

Micro Labret Studs are the same as labret studs or stems, but with a thinner (micro) thickness of 1.2mm.

A micro labret stud is a piece of jewellery designed like a barbell, with a flat base and one removable ball.

Labret studs can be used for labret, lip or ear piercings alike.

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Migration

Migration means, 'move from one place to settle in another'. When piercings migrate, they literally travel through the skin and settle in a different position from the original piercing.

A piercing that migrates will usually move a few millimetres out of its original location. This is also called 'parking'. Sometimes this is because the piercee might be allergic to the metal and so should also display the signs of metal hypersensitivity.

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Modelling Sets (Fimo)

Fimo Modelling Sets are part of the Fimo modelling range, including jewellery-making sets in different styles and colours.

Ideal for children and adults alike, Fimo modelling sets allow for people to design pieces of jewellery by hand.

Fimo is the name of a brand of polymer clay. It is an easy to handle, versatile modelling material in brilliant colours that hardens in the oven at max. 130ºC/265ºF.

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