Welcome to my weekly e-zine, The Tea! It's my every-Thursday blog where I talk with all my Body Candy bbs about fun pierced/modified content.
Being pierced/modified is amazing but doesn't come without complications! One big question, especially for beginners, is knowing what gauge size jewelry is right for you...
Today we're going to talk about the most common (aka "standard") sizes for each piercing!
Today's questions: - 14g - Most navel piercings, nipple piercings, and industrial bars are done at this gauge. Note: Belly rings, nipple rings, and industrial barbells occasionally come in smaller sizes (16g).
- 16g - Most cartilage and septum piercings fall into the 16g range. Some individuals choose to stretch their septum piercing, which will result in a larger gauge.
- 18g - Most nostril piercings are done with an 18g needle. Some cartilage piercings come in this size as well.
- 20g - 20g is pretty thin, so at this size, you're mostly looking at nose rings - any smaller is more of a specialty size.
- Plus more tips, tricks, & Alley-isms to get you through your week :)
Who else is planning out their next move when it comes to body mods? I think if I were to go out and get a piercing right now, I would get my medusa or a cartilage piercing... It's important to plan for a long enough healing period before switching out your jewelry, but I am excited about some spring/summer themes. One popular collection is our huge selection of sunflower jewelry - there's not much more summery than a bright yellow flower decorating one of your piercings. Sunflower jewelry helps me feel cheery and positive, so I'll def be rocking some of that soon. Also, y'all know i'm the OG emo mermaid and our mermaid jewelry is top notch. If anyone knows me, they know I love animals. So beyond the shimmery mermaid scales and beautiful mermaids, we have lots of crabs, starfish, fish, and under the sea life to set off any mermaid look. I'm also continuing to use our amazing new Christopher David Vitamin C serum in my daily skin routine... I'd be a great candidate for our new Vitamin C serum monthly club (only $14.95 per month)!
Septum rings, nose rings, nipple rings, and belly rings are amazing and beautiful, but they are always hogging the spotlight! This week, we wanted to highlight another incredible and timeless piercing that doesn't get enough time to shine. This week's blog is, "Understanding Eyebrow Piercings." Did you know the eyebrow piercing is a surface piercing? It has a different healing time and a unique healing process because of it. Learn all about this unique piercing over on the Body Jewelry Blog!
Another fun reminder! If you think of a question you need answered regarding your pierced/modded lifestyle, send it over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com! My weekend Dear Alley segments is so much fun - I love helping out the pierced crowd. If you're stumped on any piercing-related info, now's your chance to get some real Alley advice! Dear Alley is one of our plenty of blog segments that we update weekly. Check back every week!
We've got a monthly club for everyone! We have belly jewelry, nipple jewelry, cartilage jewelry, nostril jewelry, tongue jewelry, septum jewelry, industrial bars... Even t-shirts and vitamin c serum clubs! What are our Monthly Club Subscriptions? They are an exclusive club of pierced & modified individuals who are pierced & proud and love keeping their mods fresh and stunning. When you sign up for one of our clubs, every single month, we'll send you a brand new set of body jewelry collectibles to keep you looking amazing. We hand pack each and every one in a cute little bag, too! Be sure to join up now!