The Tea: Dealing with Rude Comments About Your Piercings (Holiday Edition)
Hey Body Candy Fam!
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas Teave! Thanks for being here everyone - I'm Alley and this is my every-Thursday blog where we get together and discuss all things piercing & modified. It's called The Tea.
It's an all too familiar situation for us pierced & modified folks... We're all decked out for the holidays, looking fierce and fine. And one of our family members makes an off-color comment. "You'd look so much better without all that metal in your face."
The 2020 holiday season is certainly a unique one... Many families will be hosting their family get togethers via Zoom or some other streaming platform. We predict that there will still be lots of unwanted comments from uptight relatives. Here's how I suggest dealing with them!
- First and foremost, make sure you go into every situation with a positive attitude! You're fierce & modified and that's all that matters. Being cranky will simply reinforce the negative stereotype that pierced people are angry/aggressive.
- If you're on Zoom and someone's being negative... Pull the "my internet is cutting out" card. You can even rub your microphone with your finger for some extra glitchy flavor.
- If you're with your family in-person, don't ever feel bad about simply walking away. You don't owe anyone an explanation. Just walk out of the room... This could be a good opportunity to get another snack!
- The best way to handle these comments is to have some go-to fun facts! Responding with education or positivity is a great way to shut down someone's negative-Nancy commentary.
Be safe this holiday y'all! See you all next week.
Piercing aftercare is an incredibly important part of the piercing experience... But did you know that you can actually clean your piercings too much? Saline or salt soaks are generally agreed upon as a gentle and therapeutic way to keep your piercings clean. But oftentimes, cleaning your piercing is an excuse for touching, poking, and prodding a healing wound that needs space to take care of itself on its own. While general hygiene is very important, keep in mind that "crusties" (aka lymph fluid) or blood may form on the outside of your piercing as a natural barrier to the outside world. It exists just as much to keep foreign invaders, bacteria, and debris out. Remember - always follow the aftercare methods that your piercer suggests, but if you're interested, ask them about the LITHA method. It stands for something simple, yet effective... Curious? Check out our latest blog now: Piercing Aftercare: What Is the LITHA Method?
Let's talk jewelry bbs! We're always bringing in brand New Body Jewelry to our warehouse, so let's start with that collection! Part of the fun of being pierced is being able to swap out your jewelry at any and every whim! Stay up to date with our latest arrivals, including new nipple rings; new belly rings; new segment rings; new seamless rings; and much more! Number two... There's no better jewelry for the wintertime than our irridescent aurora gem jewelry. Aurora finish is a special coating that shines different colors in different lights... It's snowflake reminiscent in the way that it will shimmer blue, yellow, purple, and many different colors! It's a lovely way to give just a little pop of color to your jewelry. Finally, I'd like to direct your attention to our Opal Love selections. I don't need to tell y'all - opals are shimmery and shiny stones that glimmer brilliantly in the sunlight. There's just something about a beautiful white opal in the wintertime - it looks like your body is decorated with snowflakes! Our Opal Love category is HUGE - we have opal nipple rings; opal medusa jewelry; opal industrial bars; opal stud earrings; and many more.
Has there been something on your mind? Wondering about the latest piercing trends? Need advice on where to go next? If it's piercing related, I'd love to help! For those of you that come back for The Tea from week to week, I invite you to come check out my Saturday email series, Dear Alley. Each week, I select emails from Body Candy Babes worldwide and answer their pierced/modified concerns to the best of my ability. If you have a question, what are you waiting for?! Send me an email NOW at DearAlley@bodycandy.com. You might be featured in next week's email!
Last call for our December monthly club pieces! This month's jewelry is SO cute and season appropriate, I hope you all get your orders in on time! What is the Body Candy Monthly Club? Every month, Body Candy curates several clubs based on body jewelry styles. Do you have a belly button ring? We have a belly ring club! Do you have a labret ring or a cartilage piercing? We've got those too! We pick three exclusive Body Candy pieces to hand-pack for each member of our club. They are then shipped off to your door, no hassles whatsoever. Just three, brand new body jewelry keepsakes to enjoy for a super-low price. $14.95 for three (3) nipple rings? You bet! We've also got the septum & daith club; the tongue ring club; the nose ring club; and the industrial bar club. If you want to keep your body jewelry collection looking amazing all year round, YOU'RE OFFICIALLY INVITED! Sign up now!