The Tea: Why A Good Relationship With A Professional Piercer is Important
Hey Body Candy Fam!
Hello all! Thank you for joining us on this lovely Thursday. I'm Alley, and this is my weekly e-zine called The Tea! It's my chance to talk about all-things pierced & modified.
As most of you know, I'm not a professional piercer... Just a piercing aficionado! And while I'm here to steer you in the right direction, you should always fall back on a professional piercer's advice when it comes to your piercing's health. I might sound like a broken record sometimes, but it's for a good reason! Here are a few reasons why I'm always saying...
"ASK YOUR PROFESSIONAL PIERCER!"
- Professional piercers have seen it all! They're licensed and qualified to give medical advice regarding your piercings.
- Communication is key: especially with piercing newbies. It's hard to communicate exactly what's happening with your piercing. Seeing your piercing in-person eliminates that confusion.
- Line of sight - it's not always easy to see that piercing bump on the back of your cartilage earring! Let the pro diagnose what's up, they can see your industrial bar from an angle that you cannot.
- Advice - when I give out advice, it's general aftercare tips regarding a naturally healing piercing. If you have a piercing complication, the way you take care of it might change. Let a piercing studio tell you the next steps to take.
- Build a relationship with your professional piercer... It's good to feel comfortable with someone who will give you proper piercing care (and hopefully more mods in the future)
Do you have a nose ring that needs to be hidden? Some places of employment allow you to freely express yourself with tattoos and piercings... But there are some other jobs that just haven't hit that benchmark yet. It's not easy to completely hide a nose piercing, but you certainly have options! Luckily, with nose rings, there are super tiny options, especially in 14 k gold nose ring selections, that are much more subtle than a full on nose hoop or one with a charm. If your nose piercing happens to be a septum ring, you can always invest in a horseshoe ring for your septum piercing and flip it up into your nostrils for a sleek, almost-invisible look. And last but not least, there's always the trusty piercing retainer to keep your piercing open while you're on your feet at work. Clear bioplast retainers (or ones dotted carefully with a flesh-tone color) can be borderline invisible, especially in the dim light of a restaurant. We wrote about it in depth in this week's blog: Four Tips: How to Hide A Nose Piercing At Work.
We're bringing back an oldie but goodie this week, our Opal Love collection. Opals are straight up BEAUTIFUL on anyone and they come in so many different colors. We have the classic white opal, blue opal, pink opal, green opal, black opal, and even purple opals to choose from! Can I recommend our best-selling White Stainless Steel Opal Earring 3 Pack (which also comes in pink, blue, and green)? Speaking of colorful jewelry options, I would like to suggest taking a look at our matte collection as well - matte-finish body jewelry is some of our best-selling stuff, so we went all out to make sure we got as much matte stuff in stock as possible. Matte industrial bars? Yep. Matte belly ring packs? We've got it. Matte nipple jewelry? In just about every color! Pink, purple, teal, black, white... you name it! Finally, I think it's time to check out our new arrivals section... Actually, I take that back. It's ALWAYS time to check out our section of new body jewelry. Part of Body Candy's charm is that we have a HUGE selection of body jewelry. We've got stuff for just about everyone and every piercing. We're always uploading new belly button rings, septum rings, nipple barbells, cartilage studs, nose hoops, nose rings... It's better viewed than read about. Check it out now!
Are you a newbie to The Tea? It's not my only weekly segment! If you sign up for our newsletter, you'll also start getting Dear Alley every Saturday. Dear Alley is my weekly advice segment where I answer your specific pierced & modified questions. Do you have a question about one of your piercings? Let me help! Do you need advice on how to handle piercing peer pressure? I'm your girl. You can reach me at DearAlley@bodycandy.com. Draft up a little email with your question - I promise I read each and every one! Maybe your question will get answered this Saturday.
Did you know that Body Candy has a Monthly Club? Here's your formal invitation: You're INVITED to join our exclusive club! The Body Candy monthly club is a group of pierced and modified people who want to grow their collection, freshen up their look, and stay cool from month-to-month. We'll hand-pick three body jewelry options and send it do your door every month. The best part is the price - the club is only $14.95 per month for THREE pieces of body jewelry. It's an even better deal if you buy it by the year (you'll get two months for free). We've got a club for just about everyone as well - belly rings, septum rings, industrial bars, cartilage studs, labret studs, tongue rings, nipple rings, and even a Vitamin C serum club! Are you into it - if so, sign up now!