The Tea: Answering Your Piercing Questions, Vol. 12
Hey Body Candy Fam!
CONGRATULATIONS! You've made it to Thursday! We've ALL made it to Thursday... And that means it's time for a new episode of The Tea with me, Alley. It's my every-Thursday blog where we talk about piercings, body mods, and anything else that might be on my mind. Thanks for being here!
I love these episodes of The Tea because I get to answer questions directly! These are real questions from real Body Candy customers, and I think they apply to lots of other pierced and modified folks worldwide. Here's another volume of Answering Your Piercing Questions - we're already on volume 12!
Today, we have questions from Gloria, Bri, and Sierra - we're talking about industrial bars and piercing bumps; masking up for work when you are pierced (and the complications that might ensue); and what to do when you have an infected belly ring.
- "Dear Alley: I got an industrial bar piercing about three (3) years ago. I cleaned and took care of it properly, but I still got a bump on the backside of my ear. How can I get rid of it, or is it too late?" - Gloria
- "Hi, my name is Bri! I have to wear double masks at my job and I have an industrial bar. The masks I have to wear irritated it and created a keloid around the trouble spot. What should I do? I wanted to get it surgically removed but I feel like it would defeat the purpose if I have to keep wearing the mask still. Have a nice day!" - Bri
- "Hi, I recently got a belly piercing and it's infected, what do I do? My parents won't take me to a doctor, but it's itchy and red..." - Sierra
More content below! ♡
We've all been there... You've got an amazing piece of jewelry you want to wear. You get into the bathroom to change your jewelry in the mirror and your piercing ball won't unscrew... What gives? This is a common issue with jewelry of all qualities, but there are some pretty simple solutions to helping you get these tricky balls unstuck. Have you tried wearing a rubber glove or a latex glove? The extra traction between your fingers and the piercing ball might give you the edge that you need to unstick that stubborn ball. Besides that, we've put together a helpful little list of things you can try when your piercing ball just won't come undone. Check out this week's blog over on the body jewelry blog: Piercing Ball Won't Unscrew? Five (5) Tips To Unscrew A Piercing Ball That is Stuck.
Hey, if you haven't lately, I really recommend peeping our New Arrivals collection! We love being the biggest and best body jewelry company on the internet, so we're always looking for new stuff to bring in for you to enjoy. It's springtime now, so we've been uploading lots of Easter-themed stuff, beautiful floral pieces, and some colorful ombre pieces that we think you'll love! Speaking of soft ombre pieces, Body Candy's matte jewelry is an amazing way to add a bit of color to your look. I like to recommend these pieces to people who prefer a more subtle look without sacrificing a bit of flair - check that one out now. One last collection... Our sunflower body jewelry. There's really not anything better to exude big summer energy than a gigantic yellow sunflower... And even though it's barely spring here, I'm already yearning for those sweltering summer days. We've got sunflowers for just about every piercing! Sunflower belly rings, sunflower plugs, sunflower industrial bars... You name it we have it! Thanks in advance bbs :)
If you couldn't tell already, I absolutely love answering your pierced/modified questions. The Tea is my chance to pick the topic for the week... But I love seeing what pierced and modified people want to hear about. Do you have a question that you've been dying to get an answer to? Need some advice when it comes to moving forward with a new piercing? Not sure who else to turn to about your aftercare advice? Let me be your sounding board! Write up a nice little email and send it over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com! I read each and every question - you might even be featured on next week's The Tea or even my Saturday email series, Dear Alley.
Last call for our March monthly clubs - make sure you sign up now! We have nine (9) monthly clubs for you to enjoy. Each monthly club comes with three (3) jewelry pieces delivered right to your door. Which piercings do you have? I bet we've got a club to accommodate you. Belly ring club? Check. Industrial bar club? Check. Cartilage earring club? Check. We've also got: labret club; septum and daith earring club; nose ring club; nipple ring club; tongue ring club; and a club for our exclusive Christopher David vitamin C serum. For only $14.95 each month, you'll receive an amazing pack of body jewelry keepsakes, hand-picked and hand-packed in a cute little bag. Grow your jewelry collection! Stay up to date with fresh body jewelry looks. Save money while you're at it. We think you're going to love being a part of our monthly club family!