It's Thursday... You know what time it is! The Tea, with me, Alley. Thanks for joining me for my every-Thursday blog where we discuss all-things Body Candy - piercings, tattoos, aftercare, and being a pierced and modified bae in general.
Let's get back to basics for this week's Tea - Piercing aftercare! Part of being pierced is being ready to practice diligent and regular aftercare. But even when we've got good hygiene and do everything we can to ensure our piercings are staying happy and healthy, there are things that can throw off our heal time.
Let's discuss some tricky things that might explain why your piercing just isn't healing the way you'd like:
- Trauma: bumps, pokes, prods, snags... Any of these (yes, even as minimal as poking at your piercing) can cause added heal time
- Sleeping on it: do your best to sleep on the opposite side of your piercing when applicable - if you absolutely must sleep on your side, invest in a travel donut pillow to keep your ear off the bed/pillow
- Hygiene: it's very important to keep your piercing clean! We recommend a nice warm shower and a sterile saline spray once a day. You can actually over-clean your piercings though! Don't clean them so much that they dry out, which can have the opposite effect.
- Jewelry: this one's more on your pro piercer, but sometimes the jewelry you were pierced with isn't right for your personal body; isn't the right size; or just isn't conducive to healing.
- Medical Issue: if you think this is the case, you should definitely go visit your pro piercer ASAP! A hidden infection; debris caught in your piercing; or any sort of medical complication isn't worth ignoring.
We've posted a throwback blog this week! Join past-Alley (me) as she (I) heads to the piercing studio to get her (my) high nostrils done! I've since taken these piercings out, but I absolutely love the look of them. Nose rings are some of the most popular piercings in the world for a reason... They look amazing and they're widely accepted in society and the work place. For me, I just wanted a bit of extra flair in my nose, so I decided to get my upper nostrils pierced. It was definitely a unique experience! It's not that often that you get something that far up your nose, especially something sharp like a piercing needle... But while I had these unique piercings, I was in love with the look of them. Sometimes you just need to see another person's experience to decide for yourself if you want a new mod or not. Check out my LIVE piercing experience - Piercing Experience: Alley's High Nostrils.
Let's talk JEWELRY bbs! Our New Arrivals collection is popping this week! We've got a ton of re-stocks to show off this week, including lots of must-have basic body jewelry; spring flower body jewelry; and even a much-requested piercing ball removal tool. If you want to keep up with what Body Candy is up to, bookmark our New Arrivals collection to make sure you get first dibs on all our newly listed goodies. I'd also like to highlight our Cute Fruits collection! We've added a surprising amount of fruit body jewelry to our website over the last few months - we have pineapple body jewelry; cherry body jewelry; apple body jewelry; grape body jewelry... I could go on, but I think it's best to have a look for yourself. With the nice spring weather coming up, a bunch of juicy fruit in your piercings will totally match all the lovely picnic vibes! I also want to show off our Aliens & UFO collection! At Body Candy, we WANT TO BELIEVE! But we'll settle for some cute alien body jewelry; spaceship body jewelry; ufo body jewelry, and any other planetary cosmic stuff you could possibly think of. Check it out now!
Calling all pierced/modified peeps - I'm looking for more questions to answer for my weekly "advice column," Dear Alley. Every Saturday, I choose three pierced & modified questions to answer in a helpful little blog. Have you been wondering about the healing process of your belly button ring? Is your nose piercing developing a piercing bump? Is one of your piercings acting up? I'd be happy to point you in the right direction! Draft up a little email and send it over to my personal inbox at DearAlley@bodycandy.com. Who knows - your question might end up in next week's segment!
Have you seen our March monthly clubs yet?! These might be some of my favorite collections EVER. Our monthly club is a subscription program where body jewelry lovers receive exclusive body jewelry pieces every month at an AMAZING price. It's only $14.95 for three (3) pieces of body jewelry delivered on-schedule, right to your door. If you're pierced/modified and you want to grow your collection or just keep your jewelry looking fresh, this is the perfect option for you. We've got a monthly club for lots of different piercings: a belly ring club; nipple ring club; nose ring club; industrial bar club; labret club; septum and daith club; tongue ring club; cartilage stud club; and even a club for skincare enthusiasts - our Vitamin C Serum club. What are you waiting for - check them out now!