It's Alley, here with Body Candy for another delicious edition of my weekly e-zine, 'The Tea.'
New piercings - what's more fun than that!? Once you've gone and gotten the piercing, the next thing on your mind should be healing up quickly and efficiently. It's important to be diligent about taking care of your piercing when you're awake... But what about when you aren't awake? Yes, your time spent asleep can have a significant affect on the healthiness and happiness of your piercing. Here's a few tips:
- Be careful with your hair - especially with ear cartilage piercings. Snags can re-irritate your piercings, and tossing and turning at night can certainly cause this to happen.
- Change your sheets and pillowcases often. Bacteria from unwashed bedding can get in and around your piercings, causing complications.
- NEVER sleep directly on a new piercing... The unnecessary pressure causes stress on your new mod, which can complicate healing times.
- Struggling because you're a side sleeper? A travel pillow (donut shaped) or two pillows placed close together with a gap in the middle can provide some wiggle room for your ear to hang out stress-free.
- Clean your piercings before bed! Good general hygiene and diligent aftercare go a long way in your healing journey.
Speaking of new piercings... There's something that happens to some of us when we return from the parlor. You look in the mirror on the first or second day and notice something odd. Why is my piercing a little crooked? This doesn't look exactly like I thought... I brought a picture along and it doesn't look like what I thought! Don't worry - this is a common problem that happens to lots of pierced and modified folks. Long story short - a piercing is an open wound. It's literally hole in your body caused by a needle. Your body is bound to swell up, especially on a sensitive spot like a lip or tongue. Either way - we went totally in depth as to why your piercing might not initially look exactly like you thought. Keep up on that aftercare and brush up on your post-piercing info with our latest blog - "Why Doesn't My New Piercing Look Exactly Like I Thought?"
Let's talk about jewelry for a bit! As always, we've just uploaded some brand new jewelry to the site. Did you know - Body Candy is the biggest and best body jewelry site on the internet, with a huge selection that we're super proud of! Check out our new stuff - we've got nose rings, industrial bars, nipple rings, belly rings, eyebrow rings, cartilage studs, tongue rings, and much much more. Summer's not over yet, but we're also starting to creep into fall... Which means its time for autumn jewelry! Before we break out all the halloween stuff, there's lots of other themed-jewelry that you can rep for your fall moods. We have leaves, owls, foxes, acorns, pumpkin pies... Just about anything you can think of in terms of the fall months. Last but not least, I want to bring a bit of attention to one of our favorite gem types, the aurora gem. Body Candy has jewelry in every color, that's for sure. But we also have these amazing little gems that we like to call "aurora" gems. Aurora finish is similar to a rainbow, but just a bit more iridescent. The best part? Each aurora gem is just a little bit different than the last. They shine in hues of blues, greens, purples, oranges, and yellows - perhaps even more. You never know what you're going to get... So check out the entire collection up above.
Do you like The Tea? If so, it's time to sign up for the Body Candy newsletter - I think you'd really like my Saturday column, Dear Alley. On Saturdays, I answer three of your pierced and modified questions and concerns. Do you have a question for me? Do you want piercing advice? Are you confused about what to do next? Let us help! Write up an email and send it to DearAlley@gmail.com. We appreciate it - your Dear Alley action helps us to keep creating fun and informative content like both The Tea and Dear Alley.
Happy to announce that our September Monthly Club Subscription is available now! What are the Body Candy Monthly Clubs? Every month, Body Candy puts together a collection of three body jewelry pieces. These pieces get hand-packed and are shipped off to wherever you live. Every month, you'll be treated to these special pieces, delivered right to your door. For $14.95 per club (3 pieces of jewelry for less than $15 - WOW), you can be a part of our club! And yes, you've now been officially invited :). We have a club for just about everyone: belly rings, nose rings, industrial bars, cartilage studs, nose rings, labret studs, tongue rings, and septum rings. Check it out.