The Tea: Answering Your Piercing Questions, Vol. 11
Hey Body Candy Fam!
Hello world! It's me, Alley, here with another edition of The Tea. It's my weekly video blog (or vlog for short) where we talk about all things piercings, body mods, and anything else that's on my mind. Thanks for joining us today!
I get lots of questions from Body Candy babes worldwide, so every now and then I like to answer a few of your questions live... I'm happy to present another edition of Answering Your Piercing Questions. I can't believe we're already on volume 11!
Today, we have questions from Ty, Valerie, and Blake - we're talking about piercing aftercare with nipple piercings, the aftermath of septum piercings, and getting your nose re-pierced. Check out the list of questions below, and be sure to watch my video for the answers in-full.
- "Hello! It’s been just over a year since I got my nipples pierced, and they still aren’t fully healed. I haven’t changed the jewelry since, and I clean them but not as thoroughly as the first 6 months. Should I still be doing the salt soaks? Or does it just take longer to heal?" - Ty
- "Hey! I recently got my septum pierced and I decided to let my hole close up. I let it close up last year in December after having it only for a month. But now there is a mark in my nose where you can tell it was pierced, sorta like a bump. It’s doesn’t hurt and I can barely tell it’s there because it’s so small. Should I go get it checked?" - Valerie
- "I got my nose re pierced in December. So I have had it for a couple months. It was healing fine. Until a month and a half ago I got a bump by it. I clean it with salt water. However it isn't going away. I talked to a professional piercer and she said to scrub the bump with a q-tip to help clean it more. I have been for a week. Still nothing. No change. What else can I do?" - Blake
Have you ever seen a piercing that isn't through a typically-pierced body party (think belly button, nipple, earlobe, nose, or lip? Odds are you're looking at a "dermal" piercing - it's a stationary piercing anchored to the body using a special base that is inserted beneath the skin. The best part about dermal piercings is that they can be placed anywhere on the body - since they don't need to be pierced through a body part, the options are endless. Some common spots for dermal anchors include: the cheekbone, the clavicle, the nape of your neck, the hips, and the wrists. While these piercings aren't always permanent (dermal piercings are close to the surface of the skin, meaning they can be prone to rejection), with proper aftercare and attention, dermal piercings can last for years. We asked five (5) Body Candy customers what it was like to get their dermal piercings - read this week's blog to get a feel for what it was like for these individuals to head to the piercing studio to get a new mod: What Does it Feel Like to Get A Dermal Piercing?
We've been on fire with new body jewelry arrivals lately. One of my newest favorite pieces is our natural stone agate plugs - we have them in so many colors: green, orange, purple, blue... You name it. That's the best thing about working for Body Candy - we're proud of our status as the largest body jewelry store on the internet and work to bring you new and fun options for all of your piercing needs. Be sure to check out our New Arrivals collection. Next, I'd like to draw your attention to one of our most popular jewelry collections - matte finish body jewelry. Our matte jewelry is the perfect way to add a bit of color without going overboard. If you're a fan of a more subtle, understated look, our matte jewelry collection is perfect - we have jewelry of just about every color! Teal, white, tan, pink, purple... You name it - check that one out now. I know we're a far way away from end-of-summer flowers blooming... But we've been having lots of nice weather lately and it reminded me of one of my favorite body jewelry themes - sunflower body jewelry. Sunflowers are vibrant and eye-catching in the perfect way... And we have sunflowers for every piercing type. Belly rings, cartilage jewelry, nose rings, you name it. Check it out via the link above.
Do you want to be featured in a new episode of The Tea? Do you have a burning question for yours truly? I'd be happy to help. Aside from episodes of The Tea where I answer your pierced/modified questions, I also have Saturday blog called Dear Alley where I get even more in depth and answer inquiries in writing. Each week, I choose three (3) of my favorite questions and feature them in my blog. Do you have a question/comment/compliment you want to send my way? Write up an email and send it to DearAlley@bodycandy.com - I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Don't forget to sign up now for our March Monthly Clubs! Have you heard of the Body Candy Monthly Club yet? It's a monthly subscription meant for pierced and modified fans. It's the perfect way to grow your collection, stay up-to-date with beautiful new jewelry styles, and invest in a bit of self-care at a super affordable price. For only $14.95 per month, you'll get three (3) brand-new, exclusive body jewelry pieces delivered right to your door. Not sure if we have your style? We have a monthly club for lots of different jewelry types, including: belly button ring club; nipple ring club; cartilage earring club; nose ring club; labret stud club; industrial bar club; tongue ring club; septum/daith club... We've even a club for Vitamin C serum enthusiasts. We'd love to have you and now... You're officially invited!