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I've always got my piercings for 50$ and with externally threaded jewelry, i know it's crap and not good for my body but i've NEVER had any problems with those piercings, they've healed perfectly in the correct period of time , I'm a student so i barely have any savings. Why should i spend my (inexistent) money on a super expensive piercing (the jewlery and the process) if the cheap ones work well on me? (Not trying to be rude or anything, i ❤️ your blog) thanks! x
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piercingsbyaj:

While it’s certainly true that not everyone has issues with low quality jewelry(the body can be pretty impressive and heal things in SPITE of obstacles in its way), but the fact that you’ve been drastically overpaying for piercings with low quality jewelry should piss you off to the point that paying literally only a few more dollars for proper jewelry shouldn’t be a big deal lol. Most of the piercings I do, for example, start at 60 dollars with some nice pretty gemmed stuff with implant grade titanium and gems that are guaranteed for life. If you’re getting pierced with externally threaded jewelry and you pay more than 20 or 30 dollars(most of that money should be tied up in the piercing fee) then you’re not getting what you paid for. Externally threaded jewelry is dirt cheap. If you want to pay 50 dollars for a piercing with a piece of jewelry that the piercer/studio paid a dollar for, that’s your business and you’re entitled to do what you want. But understand how much you’re getting ripped off lol. It’s funny how some people, not necessarily you of course, think that high quality piercers rip people off with our prices but if you look at markup percentages, I can guarantee you that piercers that pierce with low quality jewelry have a DRASTICALLY higher markup percentage on their jewelry, and that should make you angry enough to not support them!

But if you want to talk about why high quality jewelry is better than low quality jewelry and not refer to pricing, we can do that as well! Sure, your piercings might have healed with low quality jewelry, but they likely would have healed faster and easier with high quality jewelry though. Low quality jewelry with a poor or non existent polish will have a rough surface finish which can irritate your piercing any time it moves which could cause excessive scarring during healing. Those little nooks and crannies in the jewelry can also harbor bacteria which can lead to infection. Luckily that hasn’t happened to you at this point, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t in the future. Externally threaded jewelry will also irritate your piercing every time the jewelry is inserted or removed. So yes, you haven’t had any issues, which is great, but that doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t benefit more from high quality jewelry and doesn’t mean that you won’t have issues in the future with low quality jewelry.

I personally just prefer to support companies/piercers that care enough about their clients to provide them with quality that is honestly the industry standard. You’re free to do what you’d like of course, but I try to encourage people to support the people in this industry that show that they deserve that support. Hope this explains everything a little better!


ryanpba:

Let me first state that this post is strictly my personal opinion and I am in no way representing any organization or group that I may be part of. 

These were performed by a well known body piercer who has been featured on television and has a significant following online. This piercer obviously did not care about his client’s safety. If these were performed as some type of “play or temporary” piercing then they should have been removed long before they could reject to this degree. These surface anchors were placed in such a way that the client had no chance of successful healing. There were 71 anchors total in this project and you can clearly see that the majority of them have rejected, or are well on their way to rejection. All 71 were performed in one sitting, and unless the client paid well into the thousands of dollars for this project they would had to have been performed with low quality jewelry. Both the placement and lack of quality shows just how reckless a piercer can be when they are trying to promote themselves as a celebrity rather than a true professional. 

This is what happens when a piercer disregards the safety of their client in favor of wanting a “sexy picture” for their portfolio. Do not be fooled by a fresh picture of something like this, or even one that states “after 3 months, no rejection”. You as the client need to realize that when you go to a body piercer you have a choice. You can either select a responsible piercer that will refrain from careless work in favor of offering you a quality piercing that has the ability to give you a pleasant healing result. Or you can select a piercer who either doesn’t know, or doesn’t care what the words “restraint” and “professionalism” mean. 

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I was asked to post some of my favorite pieces that I’ve done so here you go. Most of these are healed or are at least well into the healing process but a few are of fresh piercings as well. These are in no particular order of favorites, just kind of random. It was very difficult to only pick 10 but that’s all Tumblr will allow me to upload in one post.


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