Good morning/afternoon/evening bbs! You're here. It's Thursday... Time for The Tea. If this is your first time here, hello! I'm Alley, and this is my weekly e-zine where I talk about pierced & modified fun.
I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about a few little things that are going on in my life. If you remember, I got my ear cartilage pierced a few weeks ago (conch, helix, and tragus) and wanted to update y'all on my healing progress. I also wanted to talk a little bit about why I'm headed to the piercing shop again today and the things I'm taking into consideration as I'm getting ready for my appointment. Hope you all like the update! Watch the video for all the juicy deets.
- My ear is healing up well! No pain, no swelling, no piercing bumps (so far)! All I've been doing is sleeping on my travel pillow, cleaning it once a day with sea salt soaks, and letting the hot water run over it in the shower.
- I'll be going into a piercing studio soon to get my earring post shortened... Just one (my tragus) for now.
- The weather change is definitely affecting me negatively (I'm SLEEPY!)... But if you think you are sick or could potentially give someone something (i.e. your piercer), stay home!
- Quick Tip: when you're heading in to your piercing appointment, bring cash! If you're stopping by the store on the way to grab a sports drink and a snack, hit the ATM while you're there - a lot of shops are cash only.
- Only one symptom to report about my ear... It's ITCHY. My tragus especially. No pain... just ITCH. It's annoying, but worth it!
Getting a piercing is always an exciting new experience. You get to get out of the house, go somewhere cool with like-minded individuals, and get a brand new body mod that you've been pining after for months. As a body piercing website, of course we want you to go get pierced... But there are some situations when getting a piercing just might not feel right. Are you being peer pressured into getting a new piercing? How would one even know? Ask yourself a few hard questions - "Do I want this piercing to feel better about myself, or am I doing it for someone else?" "Do I feel comfortable with this piercing studio, or am I just here because it's the closest shop available?" "Should I trust a pro to give me a professional piercing experience, or do I let my friend pierce my ear for free?" They may seem like obvious answers, but peer pressure makes us act goofy sometimes. Make sure you're always making the right decisions for yourself by following the advice in our latest blog: Piercing Peer Pressure: When To Say Yes or No To A Piercing.
Check out our amazing opal love collection! We love different kinds of stones in our body jewelry... But I'm not sure anything tops the natural beauty and fiery inclusions of opals. Opals look amazing in every piercing. They are stunning in septum rings, they are excellent in eyebrow rings, and they are beautiful in belly rings. Plus, we've got colors for days! White opals, pink opals, blue opals, black opals, green opals, purple opals, and even red opals for everyone! Speaking of amazing and unique jewelry options, you've absolutely got to take a look at our matte collection. Matte body jewelry has been one of our best selling 2020 body jewelry, and for good reason. It's really cool and looks good on everyone. We made every effort to get matte jewelry in just about every possible variation. Matte belly rings? Yes. Matte cartilage studs? We've got them. Matte labret studs? Absolutely! Last but not least, it's always a good time to check out our new body jewelry collection. We're always updating our jewelry collection with brand new pieces - evergreen stuff for daily wear, seasonal stuff for your favorite holidays, and even super-unique pieces that you probably wouldn't have ever thought existed! We just uploaded some new pieces for just about every piercing type. We just added new septum rings, plugs, navel rings, nipple barbells, nose hoops, nose rings, cartilage studs, labret studs... And more! Check it out now!
I'm so glad you made it here for The Tea. My favorite part of my job is interacting with Body Candy babes all over the world... And this is the best place for me to address you all at once. But did you know I also have an advice column to answer your questions individually? That's right - every Saturday, I send out an email called Dear Alley where I take three of your questions and answer them for you! Do you want to be featured in Dear Alley? Just send me an email! DearAlley@bodycandy.com is the best place to reach me - type up your question in a cute little email and shoot it over. We'll see you Saturday!
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