Welcome back to my every-Thursday e-zine, The Tea!
Piercings are great and all... But you have to remember, they are open wounds! As a needle passes through your body, it damages the tissue... Certain bodily tissues heal faster than others, and that's what we're discussing today.
- 4 weeks - At just a month in length (give or take), the tongue piercing is the fastest-healing piercing.
- 6-8 weeks - Earlobe, septum, eyebrow, labret, and philtrum piercings fall under this time frame.
- 6 months - 1 year - Most other piercings fall into this healing time frame, including: nipple piercings, navel piercings, ear cartilage, industrial bars, and nostril piercings.
- Varying timeframes - Some piercings, like dermals and various surface piercings, take up to a year to heal up. Some never truly heal due to their high-traffic locations. Talk to your piercer for more information about these.
- Last but not least, keep in mind that everyone's body is different! These times can also be affected by other factors like bumps, stress, snags, and pressures.
We're all noobies at one time or another! I've got 5+ piercings myself (and have removed a few to boot), but even I had a point when was getting my first non-earlobe piercing. There's no shame in just starting your piercing journey... And even if it stops at one piercing, that's fine too! But there are a bunch of things you should keep in mind before you take the plunge and get modded. Don't listen to your friend who is a "piercing expert," leave it to the professionals. And no tea tree oil, peroxide, or other harsh chemicals. We go over all the basics in our latest blog, "Five (5) Piercing Mistakes You'll Make as a Rookie." If you or your friends are thinking about getting their first piercing, send them this blog first!
We recently refreshed our amazing matte jewelry collection! We've got matte jewelry in a ton of beautiful colors and in just about every type of jewelry. Horseshoes? We've got 'em. Belly button rings? Yep. Cartilage studs? You bet! Even matte BCRs; matte plugs; and matte tapers. If you like this lovely sandblasted finish, the matte collection is definitely for you! Also, has anyone else been sweating their way through this heat wave? I think there's no better time to put on your best mermaid skin and pretend to be an underwater dweller! Our mermaid jewelry is shimmery, sparkly, and blue, just like a marine-dwelling mammal should look! We've also got fish, crabs, lobsters, scales, whales, sharks and much much more. Get yourself an under the sea theme and make your way to the beach to show it off (safely and socially distant, of course). Last but not least, if you haven't already, it's definitely time to invest in some skin care. Our Christopher David Vitamin C serum is incredible for protecting against UV rays and keeping your skin tight, bright, and brilliant. Combat dark circles while you protect yourself from the harshest elements of the sun. Get your Christopher David Vitamin C Serum now!
I'm getting super into our Dear Alley questions! Every Saturday, I take three pierced and modified questions and do my best to answer them. Are you struggling with a tricky industrial piercing? Do you wonder if you're a good candidate for a navel ring? What if you're getting bullied by coworkers about your fierce and fashionable mods? I'M HERE FOR ALL OF IT. Shoot me a cute little email at DearAlley@bodycandy.com - who knows, you might be my next advice subject. Thanks in advance, bbs!
Have you joined our monthly clubs yet? It's July now which means we've got a fresh new batch of amazing monthly club deals to offer. What is our club? First and foremost... You're invited! Join our Body Candy Monthly Club to be a part of an incredible gathering of pierced qts who want to wear amazing jewelry; live their best pierced life, and love saving money. For me, you'd have me at save money! When you join up, we'll put you on our exclusive list to deliver three stunning body jewelry selections directly to your mailbox... In case you're wondering, yes, we've got a monthly club for just about any piercing. Belly button club, nipple club, cartilage club, septum and daith club, tongue club, nose ring club... We've even got t-shirts and Vitamin C serum deals! Check it now!