Anonymous said: Do y'all sell bvla cartilage piercings online?

If you mean jewelry for cartilage piercings, sure! Right now we’re in the process of upgrading our web store, so online checkout has been disabled. You can still browse the options that are online and give us a call or shoot us an email to complete your purchase. We also have options available that haven’t been added to our old webstore, so if you’re looking for something specific, just ask!

vaughnbodyarts:

Robin stopped in for a nostril piercing. She was looking at our selection of gold ends and fell in love with this gorgeous BVLA piece. The Mini Paloma: 14k yellow gold with an itty bitty 1.5mm CZ accent. Great choice, Robin. It looks wonderful on you. 

Damn! This is one of my favorite bvla ends we carry. It’s great for a variety of ear piercings, but it’s a killer in this nostril piercing.

vaughnbodyarts:

Robin stopped in for a nostril piercing.

She was looking at our selection of gold ends and fell in love with this gorgeous BVLA piece.

The Mini Paloma: 14k yellow gold with an itty bitty 1.5mm CZ accent.

Great choice, Robin. It looks wonderful on you. 

Damn!

This is one of my favorite bvla ends we carry. It’s great for a variety of ear piercings, but it’s a killer in this nostril piercing.

Some of our new gold options this week, including pieces from body vision los angeles. The clickers are stunning.

Colin’s last day guesting is Monday, so come in and get some rad piercings this weekend!

Some of our new gold options this week, including pieces from body vision los angeles. The clickers are stunning.

Colin’s last day guesting is Monday, so come in and get some rad piercings this weekend!

Anonymous said: are tea tree oil and chamomile soaks safe?

richardeffinivey:

TL;DR - Not really, and more importantly, they’re not needed.  

Tea tree oil is said to have antiseptic and antifungal properties.  There’s not really a ton of scientific evidence to support that, but let’s say for the sake of discussion that it’s 100% true. Now here’s something that IS 100% true: using products that kill bacteria on a piercing is never necessary.  You have an immune system!  As long as you’re a reasonably healthy person, you don’t have to worry that scraping your knee, cutting yourself shaving, or popping a zit is going to kill you.  Your body is designed to isolate harmful things and neutralize them.  Think about your immune system being the FBI, and your body is America.  Your immune system is always on the prowl, evaluating threats, listening to your phone calls, and keeping you safe, without you even knowing.  Now, if the FBI was trying to catch a criminal, and knew he was hiding in a hotel, would they call in the Army to blow up the whole thing?  Nope!  There’d be more harm than good done, right? Well, that’s what it’s like when you use an antiseptic / antimicrobial / antibacterial product on a piercing… Sure, you’re getting rid of the bad stuff, but you’re doing WAY more harm than good.  Funnily enough, what we see tea tree oil getting recommended for most often is piercing bumps, which are normally caused by physical irritation!  That’s like taking tylenol to stop someone from punching you in the face.  

Chamomile makes a delicious tea (I like a little honey in mine) and it’s said to relieve inflammation.  Again, there’s not really a lot of science to support that.  I’ve seen piercers recommend soaking an irritated piercing in chamomile tea or using a steeped tea bag as a compress.  In either of these situations, that tea or tea bag is hot.  Guess what heat does?  It’s a vasodilator, meaning it expands blood vessels, which actually encourages swelling.  Much like with tea tree oil,  I normally see chamomile tea being recommended as a treatment for the dreaded piercing bubble. Since those bumps are caused by physical irritation, they need to be treated by removing the source of the irritation, not rubbing something from the health food store on them.  Once the cause of the irritation is gone, the bump will be very happy to go away on it’s own.  

Sorry for talking your ear off, but I guess people read this stuff enough to make it worthwhile.  :)

skin-rivets-tyler:

We went a little hard at piercingexp today with dropkickingtoddlers , colin—o , and Will

Check out this group of fine folks!

Fun fact: their average age is barely older than the shop itself!

Sarah collects tiaras, so this princess cut stone in 14k rose gold is perfect for her navel! 

Another rad new piercing from Colin while he’s visiting us!

Sarah collects tiaras, so this princess cut stone in 14k rose gold is perfect for her navel!

Another rad new piercing from Colin while he’s visiting us!

Mr. Colin O. joins us as a guest piercer for the next couple of weeks!  He helped Ashley select these awesome gold bead clusters for her new piercings and a pair of NeoMetal gem clusters for her healed lobes.

Check out Colin’s work at http://instagram.com/colin_o and come get pierced while he’s in town!

Mr. Colin O. joins us as a guest piercer for the next couple of weeks! He helped Ashley select these awesome gold bead clusters for her new piercings and a pair of NeoMetal gem clusters for her healed lobes.

Check out Colin’s work at http://instagram.com/colin_o and come get pierced while he’s in town!

sacreddebris:

To my generation, the body artists and pioneers featured in RE/Search Publications iconic MODERN PRIMITIVES are our Major Arcana.  In a time where information was hard to come by we read their interviews over and over and took them as the words of our elders, helping to illuminate the path we were on and most importantly to reaffirm to us that we weren’t alone. 
Raelyn Gallina the first artist I ever heard talking about scarification. Her influence as a body modification artist is often overlooked- regrettably overlooked- but you can bet she influenced the people who’ve inspired you. 
In the twenty five years that have passed since it’s publication and to my initial introduction to Raelyn I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, but I found her to be a funny, warm and spirited woman who despite dealing with her own medical problems took the time to invite me into her hotel room, tell me some stories and raise a little hell. Raelyn passed away on 8th September 2014. My condolences to her friends and loved ones. 

sacreddebris:

To my generation, the body artists and pioneers featured in RE/Search Publications iconic MODERN PRIMITIVES are our Major Arcana.  In a time where information was hard to come by we read their interviews over and over and took them as the words of our elders, helping to illuminate the path we were on and most importantly to reaffirm to us that we weren’t alone. 

Raelyn Gallina the first artist I ever heard talking about scarification. Her influence as a body modification artist is often overlooked- regrettably overlooked- but you can bet she influenced the people who’ve inspired you. 

In the twenty five years that have passed since it’s publication and to my initial introduction to Raelyn I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, but I found her to be a funny, warm and spirited woman who despite dealing with her own medical problems took the time to invite me into her hotel room, tell me some stories and raise a little hell. 

Raelyn passed away on 8th September 2014. My condolences to her friends and loved ones. 

Our selection of threadless ends in precious metals seems to change all the time now! We love being able to show these off, but I almost can’t keep an up to date photo.  Come see all the awesome new options for yourself!

Our selection of threadless ends in precious metals seems to change all the time now! We love being able to show these off, but I almost can’t keep an up to date photo. Come see all the awesome new options for yourself!

ashmisako:

Triple flat with Anatometal! Amazingly fun client! (at Kira Kira Fine Jewelry and Body Piercing)

ashmisako:

Triple flat with Anatometal! Amazingly fun client! (at Kira Kira Fine Jewelry and Body Piercing)

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