The Tea: Answering Your Piercing Questions, Vol. 10
Hey Body Candy Fam!
The happiest of Thursdays to you all! My name is Alley - if it's your first time joining us, welcome. This is The Tea, where we discuss piercings, body mods, jewelry, and everything else great about being modified. I've gotten so many great questions from Body Candy Babes all over the world this week. For this week's edition of The Tea, I'm doing another episode where I answer your piercing questions LIVE on my vlog!
Watch the video to see what I have to say:
- "I had my nipples pierced in my 30s. I had removed both because one had ripped. I regret doing it and I want to get them pierced again. Is it possible to redo the piercing through the scar tissue?"
- "I've had my double helix piercing for about two (2) years now, and it's still not healed. A lot has happened with it, including: the inner threading of the original barbells being messed up, so the jewelry kept falling off. I dealt with that for a whole year before switching to hoops (I know I shouldn't have) back in July of 2020 just to see if there was any possibility it could help. Now I just want to know if I should just give up and let the holes close and start over? Or if it will actually eventually get better."
- "I have had my nipple pierced for about two (2) years, but when I put any kind of metal nipple barbell in the piercing, it just gets really sore and I have to take it out and put a bioplast barbell in. That seems to be the only barbell that will agree with it. I am just wondering, why is this happening?"
It happens to the best of us.. you get a new piercing and develop a little, fluid-filled bump next to it. What exactly is a "piercing bump?" Don't worry, it's a very, very common reaction to getting a piercing and being pierced in general. It's also known as hypertrophic scarring. The nice thing about hypertrophic scars is they are relatively easy to get rid of, assuming you treat them with a bit of patience and the right sort of aftercare. Oftentimes, you're simply touching, poking, or prodding your piercing too much... You could also be putting too much pressure on your piercing when you are sleeping or wearing a face mask. Either way, these pesky little bumps can really put a damper on the excitement of a new nose piercing - here's this week's blog that explains why they happen and how to get rid of them: Nose Piercing Bump: What is it and How Do I Get Rid of It?
Let's talk about jewelry, bbs! We just uploaded a fresh batch of brand new body jewelry to our website. Body Candy is the biggest and best online store when it comes to shopping for your body jewelry needs. Variety is the spice of life, so we're always uploading fun new options at great prices for you to try out in your mods. Be sure to check out our new arrivals section to see all the new items and back-in-stock inventory we just refreshed in our warehouse. I'd also like to point you in the direction of our Body Candy Monthly Clubs - I'll talk a little bit about the clubs later on in this blog, but if you're a dedicated Body Candy fan who loves keeping your jewelry looking fresh and growing your collection at an amazing price, the clubs might just be the best option for you. We've got eight (8) monthly clubs so far (and we're working on more!) - check them out here. Finally, an old trusty favorite, I'd like to draw your attention to our opal love collection. There's nothing quite like the eye-catching glimmer of an opal-studded piece of body jewelry. They look good in EVERYTHING - from tucked-away belly button rings and nipple barbells to a more prominent piercing like a labret or eyebrow ring. Check out everything we have to offer in our Opal collection here.
As you can probably tell from this episode of The Tea, I love answering questions from Body Candy customers. If you have a question/comment/concern/compliment that you want to share with me, I'd love to hear what you have to say. Send an email over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com... I choose three (3) questions every Saturday to answer in my advice column of the same name, Dear Alley! Are you wondering about some aspect of your piercing aftercare? Do you want advice on how to proceed with a new piercing? Did you hear a strange piercing rumor? Let me help!
February is here, which means new monthly clubs are in! Have you heard of the Body Candy monthly club subscription? Every month, our team picks three (3) amazing jewelry selections to hand-pack and send off to our members. We've got a club for lots of piercings, something for just about every type of body piercing: belly button ring club; nose ring club; nipple ring club; cartilage earring club; labret club; septum/daith club; tongue ring club; and industrial bar club. The best part about our clubs? We work hard to give you the best possible prices. Grow your body jewelry collection and stay up-to-date with fresh body jewelry every month. Body Candy monthly clubs make great gifts too - sign up now!