It's Alley, serving it HOT for this edition of my weekly e-zine, 'The Tea.'
It's about that time to do another Alley answers your questions kind of Tea... But when I went into my inbox today I noticed a TON of questions about one topic in particular. Home piercing kits. They seem like a cheap alternative... But are they safe? Do they actually work?
The bottom line - leave it to the pros, bbs! Piercing yourself can lead to a whole bunch of complications. Watch today's video for an in-depth analysis
- Piercing kits are typically made of materials that are not hygienic and cannot be sanitized properly. You don't know where they've been.
- Piercers are trained to pierce you properly - it's too easy to pierce yourself with a crooked mod or a blunt needle. Let them handle it!
- Piercing shops are safe, prepped, cleaned, and full of knowledgeable professionals. The extra money you spend for a proper procedure will save you money in aftercare/revisions down the line.
- Possible complications include crooked piercings, infections, rejections, or scarring. Ouch!
- At the end of the day... YOUR BODY IS WORTH IT. Don't skimp out and settle for a kit because of price :)
You've been thinking about it for a while and you've finally decided that its time to go out and get your tongue pierced. Awesome! But what exactly does it feel like? You asked, and we got you answers! We asked five of our trusted Body Candy customers what it was like to have your tongue pierced. There are lots of different variations of tongue piercings, the most common being the "midline" tongue piercing, but no matter what way you spin it, you're still getting a needle pushed through a muscle in your body. Swelling? Pain? Aftercare? We discuss it all in this week's blog - "What Does It Feel Like To Get A Tongue Piercing?"
Now for jewelry - we've just gotten in some brand new body jewelry, including a huge update to our matte body jewelry collection. We have matte industrials, matte horseshoes, matte belly rings, matte labret rings, matte cartilage studs... Just about every jewelry you can think of in our wonderful matte finish... Not to mention a fresh update to our Halloween collection! Halloween is a year-round celebration for us at body jewelry. There's just something about this dark and spooky holiday that goes along with piercing. So many of our Body Candy babes are rocking witchy vibes, and we've got jewelry for you to really explore that look. Bats, cats, pumpkins, skulls, you name it, we've got it. Lots of stuff in moody shades of black, maroon, and purple too, if that's more your speed. Last but not least, although Halloween is coming up in a few months, it's not too late to stock up on your autumn-themed jewelry as well! If the spooky stuff is a bit too dark for you, we have owls, acorns, pumpkin pie, leaves, and foxes - if it's autumnal, we've got you covered!
So you're here for The Tea. You like pierced/modified content. I think you should get acquainted with the Body Candy newsletter! Not only do you get The Tea delivered steamin' hot every Thursday, we also do a Saturday column, Dear Alley. If you have any pierced/modified questions/comments/concerns, send them over to DearAlley@bodycandy.com. On Saturday, I will answer 3 Body Candy Babes with my Alley-advice. Advice? You got it. Questions? I'm here for you. Let me know either way! Write an email and send it over to DearAlley@gmail.com now!
Have you signed up for our September Monthly Club Subscriptions yet? You might be thinking: "Hmmm, what are the Body Candy Monthly Clubs?" Here's the scoop - every month, we pack a collection of three body jewelry pieces into a cute little Body Candy bag. We'll send them off to your front door, PO box, or address, no ifs, ands, or buts! For every month you're a member, we'll treat you to three jewelry keepsakes. The best part? They're only $14.95 per club (3 pieces of jewelry for less than $15 is basically unheard of). Do you want to be a part of our club? Well, YOU'RE INVITED!! We've got monthly clubs for everyone: nose rings, belly rings, industrial bars, nose rings, cartilage studs, tongue rings, labret studs, and septum rings.