Welcome welcome! I'm Alley, and this is my weekly e-zine, The Tea! If it's your first time joining us, this is my chance to talk with Body Candy Babes about all-things body mods.
Today I thought I'd talk about a few things I ran into during the week that were affected by my healing ear piercings. Cartilage piercings are tricky to heal up so I'm doing my best to keep them in tip-top shape. Here's what's up:
- Refresher: I got my conch, helix, and tragus pierced a few weeks ago. Just keeping y'all updated on my healing journey.
- Sleeping... It sucks! You just can't always lay how you want to. My travel pillow has been very, very handy though!
- I got my hair done (dyed), which was tricky for my ear situation. I had to saran wrap my ear with a little blanket - a new experience for me!
- Before I got my hair done, I made sure to wash my ear one last time with a warm salt soak... Just so I didn't have to worry about it with fresh hair after my appointment.
- I'll be keeping you posted on my ear going forward - thanks for all your questions so far!
Piercing rejection. Piercing infection. Just the thought of these two phrases can strike fear into the hearts of the pierced and modified crowd. Nobody wants to experience an unexpected complication after their new piercing, but understanding the risks of a piercing procedure before you head into a piercing studio is paramount to your aftercare success. What exactly is the difference between the words "infection" and "rejection?" Don't they mean the same thing? Not quite. An infection is when foreign bacteria invade your piercing and multiply, causing a number of symptoms (redness, swelling, smell) which could ultimately lead to the loss of your piercing. A rejection is something completely different - it's when your body identifies your new piercing jewelry as a foreign invader (kind of like a sliver) and works to push it out of your piercing despite your best efforts. Learn more about the differences between the two and how to spot symptoms so you know what you're dealing with in our latest blog: "Piercing infection vs. Piercing Rejection: What's the Difference?" Don't forget! If you think you're experiencing a complication with your piercing, it is ALWAYS a good idea to consult your piercing pro or a medical professional!
Halloween is coming up, but there is still plenty of time to get your body jewelry needs in time for the holiday! Did you know that Halloween falls on a full moon this year? I'm very excited for the (socially distant) shenanigans. In case you missed them, we've got in a new item - our fake blood plugs! They are oozy and gooey, perfect for that halloween vibe! And of course, never forget about our bat septum rings, which are so loved that we got them in new colors - gold, rose gold, and black! Let me also direct your attention to our matte collection - this is another collection that got so much love that we recently re-upped in a whole bunch of different jewelry styles. We have horseshoes, industrial bars, nipple barbells, belly rings, eyebrow rings, and much more! We also have them in just about every color imaginable, think: teal jewelry, black matte jewelry, pink matte jewelry, white matte jewelry, and lots of other hues. As always, we're uploading new products and restocking old best-sellers into the site every week. Be sure to come back regularly and check out our new arrivals section to see what we've been up to. This is a great section to check out if you have multiple piercings - we add EVERYTHING to that collection, including belly button rings, nipple rings, septum rings, industrial barbells, cartilage studs, eyebrow barbells, and more. Looking forward to seeing all your spooky and witchy Halloween costume vibes, bbs!
Got something on your mind? I'd be happy to help! Did you know what I have my own "advice" column? It's called Dear Alley and it goes out on Saturdays. Every week, I answer questions from three pierced/modded individuals. Heard a strange piercing myth you can't quite shake? I'm on it. Are you worried about the experience of going to a piercing studio? I'm here for you. Do you need to know what's going on with your aftercare. I'm your girl! All you have to do is send a question over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com - who knows, this week I might choose YOUR question! I absolutely LOVE getting your emails! Remember thatThe Tea and Dear Alley are just a few of blog series - be sure to check back every single week for our newest content!
October Monthly clubs are still going strong! We cordially invite you to be a part of our monthly club crew. In case you're unfamiliar, Body Candy has a monthly club for just about every pierced or modified person. When you sign up for our clubs, you sign up for a service that sends you three body jewelry pieces to your home with no hassle whatsoever. Grow your body jewelry collection! Freshen up your seasonal look! Get a great deal while you're at it. We hand-select and hand-pack every single order to ensure quality. The best part is the price - $14.95 a month for three pieces of jewelry each time. It's an even better deal if you sign up for a whole year (you get two months free)! It averages out to less than $5 per piercing, yes, even nipple piercings! If you wear belly rings, industrial bars, nose rings, nipple barbells, septum rings, cartilage jewelry, tongue rings, or labret studs, sign up now!