Good morning/afternoon/evening bbs! It's me, Alley, here with another edition of The Tea. It's my every-Thursday vlog where we talk about piercings, jewelry, and anything and everything else in the body modification realm.
Part of being pierced is understanding the limits of your own body. Sometimes, our body's unique twists, turns, and curves just aren't made to accept a specific piercing... But it doesn't mean you have to give up on being pierced altogether!
Today we're going to talk about the forward helix, why a piercer might say "no" to this piercing, and a practical solution to still get a piercing that looks great. Watch my video to learn more!
- The forward helix is an ear cartilage piercing located in the upper rim of your ear. It is located directly above the tragus near your temple.
- You might be told "no" to a forward helix because there isn't enough of a cartilage "lip" to sustain a healthy piercing.
- Have a trusted piercer asses your ear to check to see if you have the right anatomy. If they say no, do not bounce from piercer to piercer until you find someone who says yes. They are giving medical advice that will benefit the long-term health of your ear in the long run.
- Turning the no into a yes: instead of a forward helix piercing, you can have lots of fun with a flat piercing. A flat is any piercing located in the upper cartilage of the ear (instead of the rim). It's a fun way to add a similar amount of visual interest to your upper/inner ear.
We're not all piercing experts... In fact, we all have to start somewhere! Body Candy is here for the piercing newbies too, which is why we've created our latest blog, Nose Piercing Newbie? Which Nose Piercing Should I Get? Sometimes you just don't have the resources you're looking for - like a pierced/modded friend who can point you in the right direction. It can be hard to know what a good piercing for a beginner might be. Nose piercings are a great place to start - they are some of the most common and widely-accepted piercings in the world today. They can be as simple as a stainless steel nose hoop, to a sparkly micro nose ring, to something a bit more showy like a rainbow anodized piece of jewelry. Septum piercings are also very popular these days and are incredibly customizable to your personal tastes. They can accommodate horseshoe barbells, seamless rings, segment rings, septum clickers... Pretty much anything you can fit into your personal nose. It's all included in this most recent blog, so take a peek if you've been thinking about getting your nose pierced!
Let's take a peek at some new jewelry! Body Candy is all about selection - we've got stuff for every single piercing type... Probably stuff you didn't even think existed! Holiday body jewelry, 14k gold body jewelry, animal themed body jewelry. If you can think it up, we've got it. We're always uploading fun new stuff and restocking old favorites, so make sure you check out our new body jewelry - here's a link to the collection. I thought it might be a good idea to talk about anodized titanium body jewelry today as well. Titanium is a super inert metal, meaning it is very biocompatible when it's being worn inside of your piercing. If you have a tough time with material sensitivities, think about investing in an anodized titanium piece. Anodized titanium comes in lots of different colors. The best part about these colorful hues is they're actually bonded to the titanium without changing the structure of the titanium itself... So a green or purple anodized titanium piece is going to feel just as comfy as a shiny silver-colored piece. Anodized titanium body jewelry comes in lots of different styles, so make sure you head over to that section as well - here's another link for you. Finally, we're reaching out with an always-beautiful standard. OPALS! Opals look good in literally everything. Industrial bars? Yup. Eyebrow rings? Tiny, but stunning. Septum piercings? Don't get me started! Opals are going to give your piercings that coveted natural-stone look without sacrificing any of the shimmery, sparkly goodness of a cz gem. Try one out in each of your piercings for an amazingly uniform look. Take a look at the Opal Love collection here.
The Tea is my chance to talk about what's on my pierced/modded mind... But I know that lots of Body Candy bbs have questions that are ultra-specific to them and their experiences. That's why we have a different segment, Dear Alley, where we answer everyone and anyone's questions, every week. Are you wondering about a piercing that's been on your mind? Do you need advice on where to go next? Are you looking for a piercer in your area? These are all questions that I can help you answer! Write up an email and send it over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com... I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you!
We're mid-way through February now, so time is running out to sign up for our Body Candy Monthly clubs. Are you someone who likes to have a big body jewelry collection? Do you like swapping out your jewelry every day for fun new looks? Do you like amazing deals on high-quality body jewelry? If so, I think the monthly clubs would be a great option for you. Each month we put together eight (8) specially curated clubs for you to enjoy. Each club comes with three (3) jewelry pieces for you to add to your collection. We've got a club for just about everyone as well: belly ring club; nipple ring club; industrial bar club; septum and daith club; cartilage earring club; labret ring club; tongue ring club; and the vitamin C club. What are you waiting for... sign up now!