SAFE PIERCING

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

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xbrainflowerpiercingx:

Helix with a beautiful 3mm fancy purple set in titanium! #brandxpiercing #brandxtattooandpiercing #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook #safepiercing #appmember #implantgrade #titanium #threadless @safepiercing

xbrainflowerpiercingx:

Helix with a beautiful 3mm fancy purple set in titanium! #brandxpiercing #brandxtattooandpiercing #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook #safepiercing #appmember #implantgrade #titanium #threadless @safepiercing

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josh-nobleolson:

Fresh 16g faux snug with #neometal jewelry and a healed industrial with a 14g #anatometal barbell. @slavetotheneedle #slavetotheneedle #seattle #safepiercing #appmember  (at Slave to the Needle)

josh-nobleolson:

Fresh 16g faux snug with #neometal jewelry and a healed industrial with a 14g #anatometal barbell. @slavetotheneedle #slavetotheneedle #seattle #safepiercing #appmember (at Slave to the Needle)

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beckyadorned:

3-4 month old PA piercing. 6g 3/4” CBR and 6g 7/8” curved bb by Industrial Strength. Piercing performed deeper than traditional to accommodate for the inevitable stretch to 00g. This gentleman is one of my favorite clients ever!

beckyadorned:

3-4 month old PA piercing. 6g 3/4” CBR and 6g 7/8” curved bb by Industrial Strength. Piercing performed deeper than traditional to accommodate for the inevitable stretch to 00g. This gentleman is one of my favorite clients ever!

Filed under PA princealbert nsfw

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xcopper-and-starsx:

Purple and White Opal is one of my favorite combos!!! Jammed out this tragus with a 3mm White Opal from @neometaljewelry!!! #safepiercing #appmember #tragus #neocult #neometal #opalygoodness #opal #cartilage #anodized #purple #startwearingpurple #highqualityorGTFO #alton #edwardsville #illinois #MWPC #PiasaBodyArt  (at Piasa Body Art)

xcopper-and-starsx:

Purple and White Opal is one of my favorite combos!!! Jammed out this tragus with a 3mm White Opal from @neometaljewelry!!! #safepiercing #appmember #tragus #neocult #neometal #opalygoodness #opal #cartilage #anodized #purple #startwearingpurple #highqualityorGTFO #alton #edwardsville #illinois #MWPC #PiasaBodyArt (at Piasa Body Art)

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starrbelew:

How adorable is @kristiwallsnyc ‘s new tragus piercing featuring this black and champagne cz cluster from @anatometalinc ♡ @sacredtattoonyc #purebodyarts #anatometal #sacredtattoonyc

starrbelew:

How adorable is @kristiwallsnyc ‘s new tragus piercing featuring this black and champagne cz cluster from @anatometalinc ♡ @sacredtattoonyc #purebodyarts #anatometal #sacredtattoonyc

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Anonymous asked: I have two questions. I'm planning on getting a double conch piercing (one on top, one on the bottom) in one ear. So my first question is would it be a good idea to get both of the piercings at the same time or wait until one heals then get the other? My second question is for the possible swelling, should I ask for a jewelry with a flat back? Sorry if this is long.

When I do all my double and triple piercings I prefer to do them in the same sitting. Its tough to make piercings line up perfectly when you do them at different points. With a conch I actually prefer a ball backing on the post. You’ll have some extra slack sticking out on the back at first, if you put a disc on it things like hair and towels might catch more frequently. A ball backing could help some snagging items slide off rather than get caught. One they’re fully healed I would suggest downsizing to a snug post with a disc backing though. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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joeltron-firstblood:

@goodvodka got this super happy fun time 14g 7/16” daith from me during my last Sydney visit

Yes, thats sum 3mm Amythest balls AND a Caeli cluster combined to make a georgous purple and devils gold combo! All that you see is made by our friends over at @industrialstrength

joeltron-firstblood:

@goodvodka got this super happy fun time 14g 7/16” daith from me during my last Sydney visit

Yes, thats sum 3mm Amythest balls AND a Caeli cluster combined to make a georgous purple and devils gold combo! All that you see is made by our friends over at @industrialstrength

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Anonymous asked: Is it ever okay for a piercer to use a personal lubricant (KY or similar) to insert jewelry in say a stretched ear lobe?

If we’re talking about a fully healed lobe being stretched, sure. KY jelly would be ok. Just make sure its basic KY water based lube. Don’t go using anything with sensual ingredients for flavoring or different sensations. You could also just pick up plain water based lube in more pharmacies. 

You may want to do a patch test first if you’re not sure of allergies. You can put a product in your armpit or inner elbow, wait and hour and see if your skin is red or itchy. Avoid petroleum based products or heavy oils for stretching. 

**Added note**

A piercer should not be dispensing lubricant out of a reuseable tube. Any water based lube for client services should be single use, in individual packets to prevent cross contamination. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

Filed under ky lube ky jelly lubricant water based lube lube stretching lubricant stretching lube

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velvetelvispiercing:

Fresh surface piercing in a great client from yesterday. Done with 3mm Capri blue faux-pal ends from @industrialstrength on an implant quality flat surface bar from Intrinsic. I’m off today , but make sure to go get pierced by my friend and skilled piercer Hall Boyer that’s guesting at both of our shops for the next month or two. He’s open for appointments and walk-ins from 12-8pm.

velvetelvispiercing:

Fresh surface piercing in a great client from yesterday. Done with 3mm Capri blue faux-pal ends from @industrialstrength on an implant quality flat surface bar from Intrinsic. I’m off today , but make sure to go get pierced by my friend and skilled piercer Hall Boyer that’s guesting at both of our shops for the next month or two. He’s open for appointments and walk-ins from 12-8pm.

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Embrace the gay side

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So while I was scrolling through tumblr today I saw this meme of a google search auto complete. This is something that comes up all the time at my studio and I’ve never thought to address it here. 

Yes, at one point a single earlobe piercing was used to signify sexual orientation. A kind of subtle nod to those in the know. Over the years that is something which has faded away. Now many people wear a single lobe piercing simply for the joy of self expression, there is no hidden meaning to it. I can’t count how many times people have asked “which side is the gay side?”. My default answer is now a deadpan “both are”. 

So let’s just enjoy the art of piercing and stop worrying about what they signify. There are no piercings that make you gay. Although you do run the risk of becoming FABULOUS. 

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Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

Filed under gay side earlobe earring point