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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!


Happy birthday Jim Ward! Since he is basically the father of modern body piercings that makes today International Body Piercing Day! Come in and get pierced with purple jewelry, including any of our titanium basics which can be anodized purple and get either $20 off your piercing or 20% off your jewelry! Today only!

Happy birthday Jim Ward! Since he is basically the father of modern body piercings that makes today International Body Piercing Day! Come in and get pierced with purple jewelry, including any of our titanium basics which can be anodized purple and get either $20 off your piercing or 20% off your jewelry! Today only!


Anatometal arrived and I’m so stoked! Check out these pieces featuring sleepy lavendar opals and mint green gems <3

Anatometal arrived and I’m so stoked! Check out these pieces featuring sleepy lavendar opals and mint green gems <3


diabloorganics:

Ornately engraved solid brass Puju Hoops with multicolored bezel set stones. Designed for Diablo Dames with stretched ears who love to stand out! Will be presenting these new designs at APP 2014 in Vegas June 8th- 13th!!!!

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hardluckjim:

Industrial piercing I performed today featuring titanium jewelry from anatometal

hardluckjim:

Industrial piercing I performed today featuring titanium jewelry from anatometal

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richardeffinivey:

I needed to make sure the world really gets to see these up close.  It’s always an honor to pierce another piercer, especially one I respect so much.  Aaron picked these rose gold pieces from BVLA, and I was so flattered to be asked to do the piercings for him to wear them in.  Thanks again man! (at Piercing Experience)

richardeffinivey:

I needed to make sure the world really gets to see these up close. It’s always an honor to pierce another piercer, especially one I respect so much. Aaron picked these rose gold pieces from BVLA, and I was so flattered to be asked to do the piercings for him to wear them in. Thanks again man! (at Piercing Experience)


deathbeforedigital:

Okay okay okay, here they are, the AMAZING pieces from BVLA I spent months saving and waiting for!! These beauties are frickin ridiculous, and I am completely in love. I think for my very first set of solid gold jewelry, I chose pretty well, yeah?

In my nostrils: 4mm synthetic Purple Opals set in solid 14 karat Rose Gold “Crown” settings. These 14g ends are threaded into the 4g implant-grade steel plugs I had custom made by Anatometal.

In my philtrum: 8mm (yes, 8 whole mm’s) synthetic Purple Opal set in a solid 14 karat Rose Gold “Crown” setting. Again this is a 14g threaded piece on a custom made implant-grade steel disk back labret from Anatometal.

Also peeking out from the side: more synthetic Purple Opals from Anatometal and NeoMetal, and Rose Gold plated small “Knuckle” weights from Diablo Organics.


mark-thomas:

Fresh navel with #gold from #bvla #safepiercing #appmember (at Warlocks Body Piercing)

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mark-thomas:

Fresh navel with #gold from #bvla #safepiercing #appmember (at Warlocks Body Piercing)

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anatometal:

1 1/8” Double Orbit Eyelets with Dangles in ASTM F-136 titanium, anodized blurple: synthetic Opals #52, #38, and #17 gems

anatometal:

1 1/8” Double Orbit Eyelets with Dangles in ASTM F-136 titanium, anodized blurple: synthetic Opals #52, #38, and #17 gems


noodlejerk:

5pointleo:

A couple of beautiful piercings from this week.  

Top: Christina with Rose Gold Altura with Lavender and Amethsyt

Bottom: VCH witth White Gold Milgrain Bezel

Yes sir

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