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Anonymous:
Dude I was going to pierce this girls inner lip today and she hadn't shaved in like 5 years hahaha it was so gross. Does this ever happen to you?
Me:

efixroy:

tobiasxva:

persephonebodypiercing:

perrymdoig:

modificationnotmutilation:

I’ve got a kookie idea here; stop being a fucking asshole. Be a fucking adult and realize that hair in places where hair grows is nothing to even think about. Then be a professional and understand that it’s not your business and stop looking at your clients like pieces of meat. That person trusted you to do a piercing with a professional attitude. How dare you violate that trust by running your mouth about your bullshit standards. It’s a part of the natural human anatomy. Grow the fuck up. I feel bad for any person who gets pierced by you.

If you cannot respect the body of another person and what choices they make regarding personal grooming, then you should not be placing your hands on anyone. This is utterly disgraceful. A client entrusted you with an intimate service, and you broke that trust by gossiping about them. Completely unprofessional. You are no colleague of mine.

This just in: Humans are mammals and actually grow hair.

After the break: Sky is blue, water is wet.

But seriously, piercers that talk shit about their clients having body hair, or being fat, or whatever, just makes me fucking sick. Stop it. YOU are the reason why I have so many people coming in to see me, ashamed of things their bodies do naturally. Guess what, some people are fat, and some choose to leave their body hair natural (hairy, fat piercer bitch right here, folks!), and also vulvas have a smell. If you can’t deal with that, you’re in the wrong career, so maybe go ahead and grow up.

Amen

Seriously, you have ONE JOB, and it is to make people feel better about themselves, to make them feel pretty. You are failing as a piercer as you obvisously don’t even understand the essence of your job. 

People, please remember that this person does not represent what body piercers stand for, and that you should never have to worry about being judged or gossiped about, ever. Love your body and adorn it the way it pleases you!

luckysnoho:

This awesome seahorse end got snapped up by an awesome lady almost the moment we put it out! So cute!! #luckysnoho #seahorse #safepiercing #bvla #northampton

luckysnoho:

This awesome seahorse end got snapped up by an awesome lady almost the moment we put it out! So cute!! #luckysnoho #seahorse #safepiercing #bvla #northampton

noahbabcock:

Fresh #nostrilpiercing with #rosegold and CZ jewelry by #bvla  (at Evolution Body Piercing)

noahbabcock:

Fresh #nostrilpiercing with #rosegold and CZ jewelry by #bvla (at Evolution Body Piercing)

coldsteelpiercing:

We really love when clients are as excited about amazing jewelry as we are, and the fantastic Kandace is definitely one of those clients! She came in a few weeks ago and snapped up that amazing Rose Gold and Black Opal teardrop end for her tragus, and today she came in to pick up this custom order we put together for her.

Rose Gold “trinity cab cluster” threadless end with synthetic White, Lavender, and Purple opals from Body Vision Los Angeles. This is definitely one of my favorite pieces we’ve put together so far, so adorable!

Anonymous:
How long does it take a piercing bump to go away after you change the jewelry to something less irritating?
Me:

safepiercing:

It depends on too many factors to give you a simplified answer. 

Mild bumps can heal fairly quickly once you remove the source of irritation. Some larger bumps, or ones that have been ignored for awhile can be more persistent to get rid of. Either way if you’ve changed jewelry to a better quality piece be patient and give it some time. Avoid trying to “help” along the bump’s regression with things like harsh chemicals. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

Anonymous:
I have inward nipples that only come out when it's cold or touched, am I still able to get them pierced?
Me:

Hi!
It’s hard to say without having an in person consult to have a better look at your anatomy. You’re welcome to come in so we can give you a more accurate answer and discuss some options with you!
Give the studio a ring on 8231 7818 if you’d like to book a consult or have any further questions :)
Mariah

adamrichins:

Fresh Rook piercing from last week with a cute little dangle 2mm CZ hanging from the 3mm CZ. All jewelry from @anatometalinc! #adamrichins #anatometalinc #anatometal #vaughnbodyarts #monterey #montereybay #mpc #santacruz #ucsc #rook (at Vaughn Body Arts)

adamrichins:

Fresh Rook piercing from last week with a cute little dangle 2mm CZ hanging from the 3mm CZ. All jewelry from @anatometalinc! #adamrichins #anatometalinc #anatometal #vaughnbodyarts #monterey #montereybay #mpc #santacruz #ucsc #rook (at Vaughn Body Arts)

piercedheartstattooparlor:

14g 7/16” yellow gold low profile curved barbell with Peridot stones @piercedhearts @bvla #navel #bodyjewelry #naveljewelry #gold #curvedbarbell  (at Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor)

piercedheartstattooparlor:

14g 7/16” yellow gold low profile curved barbell with Peridot stones @piercedhearts @bvla #navel #bodyjewelry #naveljewelry #gold #curvedbarbell (at Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor)

piercingbywhitney:

VCH piercing with White Opal cabochon

piercingbywhitney:

VCH piercing with White Opal cabochon

Anonymous:
I got a tummy tuck about a year ago, I went to my piercer and she REFUSED to pierce my brand new navel. So I went to a different shop and go it done. Why would one piercer refuse and another agree to do it. I was given conflicting information from both piercers. Is there a major reasons as to why I should not have gotten it done?
Me:

persephonebodypiercing:

safepiercing:

The first piercer was doing exactly what they should have, and I would urge you to see that they were merely being professional. When a piercer does not feel a customer’s request is viable turning it down is the correct way to go. 

You can always find someone to say “yeah sure no problem” and take your money. Finding a professional to give you honest input and turn something down because they don’t think you will have a good result is more rare. 

I’m not saying you shouldn’t have gotten pierced, but its sadly rare that piercers will turn down a paying client in favor of avoiding a potential issue. 

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery can cause a few issues with navel piercing. Mostly because they skin is very tight and can have internal scarring, both issues can lead to rejection in some cases. The first piercer may have had concerns that your piercing would not heal so they turned you down. The second piercer may have had a difference of opinion or been more experienced with this type of issue and that is why they agreed to perform it. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

In these situations I want the scar tissue at the wound site to be well healed. I wouldn’t pierce a “brand new” navel.

In my experience there are plenty of second-rate piercers willing to take your money at the risk of your safety or longevity of your piercing.