i scrolled down for an explanation and there wasn’t one but i think i’m ok with that
Penny drove all the way from Southern California just to have her septum pierced by us. How awesome is that? And how incredible does her jewelry look?!
The Marina in 14k white gold from BVLA.
Fantastic choice, Penny. Thank you so much for coming all this way to let us pierce you!
Miss Michelle and I were definitely seeing eye to eye when we planned this cute little ear project! We topped her healed rook piercing with a lovely white gold harlequin marquise, and added 3 new piercings with bead clusters as accents. Simple and elegant <3. #bvla #saintsabrinas #safepiercing #rookpiercing #gold #goldbodyjewelry #appmember (at Saint Sabrina’s)
What is your opinion on ear scapelling?
SInce earlobe scalpelling is an “advanced body modification” and not something covered by APP standards this in my personal opinion ok, not that of the APP.
It has its place in body modification, but I feel that it is over-used and misunderstood. Ear scalpelling is when you cut or remove a small section of earlobe to either redirect a stretched earlobe piercing, or to increase jewelry by more than one size at a time. Earlobe scalpelling is not something that should be used for “middle sizes”. Meaning to to say its not just a quick and easy way to skip a few gauge sizes. It should really only be used when there are no other options, or for obtaining your final size. When you cut the lobe you need to let it heal for a long time, its not something you repeat, and its not something you do if you intend to continue stretching in the short term.When you cut the lobe you also limit future stretching, because you’re not allowing it to stretch, generate new tissue, and expand. When you scalpel you are putting increased pressure on your lobe, if this is your final jump its not so bad, but if you want to continue stretching you’ll end up with less lobe if you cheat and skip sizes with scalpelling.
So if your lobe is stubborn and you can’t get in that last stretch before you stop at a final size, or if your lobe is off center and you want to re-direct it slightly earlobe scalpelling may be an option.
Earlobe scalpelling is illegal in many parts of the US, since you have to use a scalpel to perform the service. When something is illegal cautious and skilled piercers aren’t going to be the ones offering it widely, you’ll have an increase in reckless practitioners offering it, so please use caution and common sense. Also, its a scalpel, not a toy. If some piercer wants to play doctor and they screw up you could potentially ruin your ear, or even lose your lobe depending on the level of damage. This is something that you should spend LOTS of time researching. If a piercer says they offer it or can do it, and they don’t have pictures of healed ones they have done, do not let them experiment on you. I don’t offer it, but I get people asking me for it all the time, and almost no one wants it for a legitimate or viable reason. Most people just want to skip sizes or magically redirect a badly stretched lobe, earlobe scalpelling is not for that.
This is a perfect answer and I’m glad Ryan chose to say more than just that it isn’t piercing related.
Very well said once again Ryan. Kudos.
Where can I order angel wing nipple bars that don't cost 800?!
You can definitely find pieces like that priced lower, but keep in mind that they’re most likely going to be more of a costume-quality, meaning they’ll probably be externally threaded, not hand-polished, and made of “mystery metals” mass-produced overseas using questionable labor practices. Pieces of that quality are only meant to be worn for short periods of time, if at all.
Now, the drastically higher quality pieces that we would be ordering, from say Body Vision Los Angeles, may come with a higher price tag, but at the same time they will be hand machined, hand polished to a mirror finish, made of solid 14 or 18 karat palladium-based gold or platinum, custom fit, internally threaded, manufactured here in California by highly-skilled adults making a living wage, and guaranteed for life. Not only will these incredible pieces be made, to order, just for you, but they will look WAY better than those lower-end costume pieces, you’d be able to wear them every day-forever-if you so choose, and you’d be supporting small businesses that actually really care about your piercings’ health and well-being.
We completely understand if you feel the higher cost still isn’t worth all of the amazing benefits and attributes included in the price, but we really hope you take all of these things into consideration before deciding who to entrust your piercings to!
Puppies with pacifiers
this is fucking adorable
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