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Jul 23, 2014

Anonymous said: I had my helix professionally pierced 2 1/2 years ago, and it took over 8 months to heal and left a bump-like scar on the back of my ear. Even now, it still frequently gets sore and painful and discharges a clear liquid. The jewelry is 14k white gold (or so I was told- it hasn't tarnished or discolored or anything so I assume this is true). I have 2 other cartilage piercings and they healed fine and never "flare up". Why is this one being so weird? Could I benefit from removing & re piercing it?

I would let a reputable piercer in your area take a look in person.

Some gold body jewelry can be plated or sometimes mixed with lead so although it’s labeled as 14k, it could still be causing an irritation to your piercing.

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Jul 23, 2014

Anonymous said: Can hip piercings be done as surface bars? I've read that they reject almost all the time, but micro-dermals and skin divers look SO much more painful...

I prefer surface barbells over surface anchors in that area due to the movement and considering the friction they’ll receive from clothing,etc.
In my opinion, they will have a better chance for healing.
Though I have performed surface anchors on hips in the past that have healed successfully.

Its really important to consider your profession, your hobbies and your health when considering getting certain piercings.
That can be a contributing factor to their failure or success for healing.

However, I don’t believe one procedure is more painful than the other, granted you go to a reputable piercer who knows an easy technique to perform these types of  piercings

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Good luck!

Jul 23, 2014

Anonymous said: How many piercings (ear) would you be comfortable doing in one session? Or does the placement factor in?

Placement is important.
But I wouldn’t recommend more than 4 cartilage at once.
Unless you know what you’re getting yourself into :}



Started the day out right with this surface piercing using a titanium flat bottom surface bar and some flat CZ gem tops from #Anatometal
Jul 23, 2014 / 27 notes
Started the day out right with this surface piercing using a titanium flat bottom surface bar and some flat CZ gem tops from #Anatometal
Jul 17, 2014 / 1,037 notes

5pointleo:

I was getting ready to upload a new VCH with a BVLA Miro Modena (photo 1) and I thought it would be fun to look back over the last year of photos and see how many “BVLA ladies” I could find.  Tumblr limits posts to 10 photos so I guess that’s where we’ll stop :)

If you were EVER going to treat yourself to a REALLY special piece of jewelry, I can’t think of a better way to do it.

All piercings by Leo Ziebol. All fancy tops by BVLA. All ti curves by Anatometal

Beautiful.

(via safepiercing)

VCH with bezel-set Emerald gemstone from #Anatometal
Jul 14, 2014 / 52 notes

VCH with bezel-set Emerald gemstone from #Anatometal

Jul 14, 2014 / 20 notes

Anonymous said: Labia majora. Labia minora. You're a girl and you're piercing those places. You should know those words!

I do know those terms.
Your’re correct.
But you’ll discover that some piercers will refer to those areas as outer and inner labias as well.

Have a nice day, Smartass :}

#Rook piercing with #Opal jewelry from #Anatometal
Jul 13, 2014 / 42 notes

#Rook piercing with #Opal jewelry from #Anatometal

Double Trouble Tragus with blue and purple opal cabs from #Neometal
Jul 13, 2014 / 34 notes

Double Trouble Tragus with blue and purple opal cabs from #Neometal

Jul 13, 2014 / 3 notes

lolita-trash-jpg said: So I was wondering if its dangerous to pierce your nipples if they aren't fully developed. Because I really want mine done but I'm not sure if my nipples are mature enough. They don't look it.

I would have a reputable piercer in your area do in an person consultation.
Seeing your anatomy in person is truly the only way a piercer can determine if you’re built for the piercing you desire.

Good luck!

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