Making Piercing Experience Pretty

Our repairs and upgrades continue! However, making the shop a pretty more function place means we can’t take care of any piercing services today. We hope to be back up and fully operational by Wednesday!

Ashleigh and Megan started our morning right with their new tragus and navel piercings! Ashleigh picked out a white gold trinity from BVLA. Megan got a yellow gold prong-set navel curve from LeRoi Fine Body Jewelry. Thanks, ladies!

Ashleigh and Megan started our morning right with their new tragus and navel piercings! Ashleigh picked out a white gold trinity from BVLA. Megan got a yellow gold prong-set navel curve from LeRoi Fine Body Jewelry. Thanks, ladies!

Sarah came in a little while back, picked out these awesome mint green stones set in gold, and got a double helix piercing from Christina. They’re such great complementary pieces.

Sarah came in a little while back, picked out these awesome mint green stones set in gold, and got a double helix piercing from Christina. They’re such great complementary pieces.

There’s still a ton of work to do, but the studio is starting to feel right. We’re really excited to get the rest of this work done.
We restocked threadless gold ends, including fun options from bodyvisionlosangeles, NeoMetal, LeRoi, and Future Primitives. We also have a ton of new piercing photos coming up!

There’s still a ton of work to do, but the studio is starting to feel right. We’re really excited to get the rest of this work done.

We restocked threadless gold ends, including fun options from bodyvisionlosangeles, NeoMetal, LeRoi, and Future Primitives. We also have a ton of new piercing photos coming up!

We’ll be open regular hours all weekend, but we are moving some things around the shop. So when you come in, make sure to yell at Aaron for looking mischievous instead of helping.

We’ll be open regular hours all weekend, but we are moving some things around the shop. So when you come in, make sure to yell at Aaron for looking mischievous instead of helping.

colin—o:

Busted out this dope surface piercing today at piercingexp

Jewelry by Industrial Strength and Anatometal. Photo by Aaron Pounds

Today’s the final day of my guest spot at Piercing Experience in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s been a wonderful experience. Special shoutout to all the wonderful staff and clients here. See all you guys in December when I return for another couple weeks!

We had a lot of fun these past two weeks.  Colin is so enthusiastic about every piercing he does.  We’re looking forward to working with him again!

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.  :)

safe. simple. gentle.



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