SAFE PIERCING

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

140 notes

deathbeforedigital:

coldsteelpiercing:

Revamped the @neometaljewelry displays, again, and we got in lots of gold goodies! #coldsteelpiercing #neometal #neocult #legitbodyjewelry #fahncee #gold #rosegold #cute #sparkly #nostriljewelry #lipjewelry #helixjewelry #conchjewelry #crafty #onlythebest #haight #sf #sanfrancisco (at Cold Steel America)

It’s a good thing I’m incredibly anal retentive.

deathbeforedigital:

coldsteelpiercing:

Revamped the @neometaljewelry displays, again, and we got in lots of gold goodies! #coldsteelpiercing #neometal #neocult #legitbodyjewelry #fahncee #gold #rosegold #cute #sparkly #nostriljewelry #lipjewelry #helixjewelry #conchjewelry #crafty #onlythebest #haight #sf #sanfrancisco (at Cold Steel America)

It’s a good thing I’m incredibly anal retentive.

3 notes

Anonymous asked: I got a vch piercing in a couple months ago and some hyper granuloma tissue has developed at the top hole. What can I do to get rid of it?

Have a consultation with an experienced piercer. Its too hard to give advice without seeing it and knowing more specifics. It could be an issue with jewelry design or material, it could also be a placement issue. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

85 notes

mateoway:

Yesterday at @waybodyarts was amazing despite the cold and wet weather! Was lucky enough to install this yellow gold Lakshmi seam ring from @bvla into a healed daith piercing I did a number of years ago. Thanks again @thebottery ! Enjoy ma’m! #waybodyarts #daith #daithpiercing #earpiercing #gold #goldbodyjewelry #bvla #bodyjewelry #professionalpiercing #bodypiercing #bodyart #bodymodification #fahncee #legitbodyjewelry

mateoway:

Yesterday at @waybodyarts was amazing despite the cold and wet weather! Was lucky enough to install this yellow gold Lakshmi seam ring from @bvla into a healed daith piercing I did a number of years ago. Thanks again @thebottery ! Enjoy ma’m! #waybodyarts #daith #daithpiercing #earpiercing #gold #goldbodyjewelry #bvla #bodyjewelry #professionalpiercing #bodypiercing #bodyart #bodymodification #fahncee #legitbodyjewelry

11 notes

Anonymous asked: Quick stretching question; I'm looking to stretch my earlobes, and they're at about an 18g (they were pierced with a gun when I was a wee child but 18s are comfortable). My question is, can I skip to a 14/12, or do I need to do 16,14,12, etc?

If you’ve had it pierced for a long while you might be able to have a professional piercer bump you straight to a 14g. Don’t get greedy and try to rush too fast though, 12g might be pushing it. Talk to an experienced professional and see what they think. The difference between those smaller gauges is less than a millimeter, but skipping sizes can still cause tearing and scarring. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

20 notes

Did you know you can submit your own content to safepiercing.tumblr.com?

Use the submit link on our page to send us pictures of your piercings, or even some text about a positive piercing experience you’ve had. We just ask that submissions meet the following criteria. 

  • Submissions should be in a positive light (leave troubleshooting or questions for the ask box please)
  • Make sure to include your piercer’s name, their shop name and location, and / or contact info. 
  • Good quality piercings / jewelry / pictures only please. No blurry photos, poorly lit photos, or sexually explicit photos. No bloody/red/swollen photos will be posted regardless of how expensive the jewelry is :)

Thank you for your support, we wouldn’t be here without our followers. 

5 notes

Anonymous asked: hi ryan/cody! as far as top navel piercings are concerned, how do you choose between a curved barbell and a j-curve? is it an anatomy-specific decision or just personal preference? are there any situations in which one would work/look better than the other? thanks for your help & providing an awesome resource.

I personally start all of my navels with curved barbells. I really only install J curves in navels performed at other studios, and only if they are pierced at a low forward angle. The J curve was really developed as a way to make jewelry more visible with that kind of angling. I don’t personally like to start people with a downward facing angle, I like them to face forward so they have more jewelry options.

Yes, some people are not anatomically suited for that placement, but in my experience its a small minority. I’ve found that a slightly longer (and heavier gauge) standard placement with a curved barbell will give me better results than a low angle placement with a J curve, in those cases.

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

30 notes

immaculatepiercing:

Another unique placement for a double helix with CZ and Arctic Blue from @neometaljewelry
Follow us on: Facebook.com/immaculatepiercing Immaculatepiercing.tumblr.com Instagram: @immaculatepiercing
#southcarolina #sc #carolina #columbiasc #columbiasouthcarolina #803 #lexingtoncounty #southeast #southcarolinastate #greenville #greenvillesc #rockhill #universityofsouthcarolina #uofsc #gamecocks #gococks #gamecocknation #columbia #myrtlebeach #insta_carolina #greenvillesouthcarolina #southcarolinabound #southcarolinagamecocks #immaculatepiercing #safepiercing #APP #APPMember #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook @legitbodyjewelry @perfectly_modified @bodymodifications @safepiercing (at Immaculate Piercing)

immaculatepiercing:

Another unique placement for a double helix with CZ and Arctic Blue from @neometaljewelry

Follow us on:
Facebook.com/immaculatepiercing
Immaculatepiercing.tumblr.com
Instagram: @immaculatepiercing

#southcarolina #sc #carolina #columbiasc #columbiasouthcarolina #803 #lexingtoncounty #southeast #southcarolinastate #greenville #greenvillesc #rockhill #universityofsouthcarolina #uofsc #gamecocks #gococks #gamecocknation #columbia #myrtlebeach #insta_carolina #greenvillesouthcarolina #southcarolinabound #southcarolinagamecocks #immaculatepiercing #safepiercing #APP #APPMember #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook @legitbodyjewelry @perfectly_modified @bodymodifications @safepiercing (at Immaculate Piercing)

4 notes

Anonymous asked: hey! you guys rule! I was wondering, I want to get my nipples pierced but one of them is inverted, can I still get that one pierced?

Almost certainly. Though I’ve heard of a few instances where a nipple was so inverted, the piercing couldn’t be done, that’s not the norm. 

I would say they’re best described as almost always pierce-able.

Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee 

232 notes

bananzaaaaa:

Rose gold punks not dead from @mayajewelry through @tawapa eyelets. #cowpok #stretchedears #plugs #mayajewelry #tawapa #rosegold #earweights (at CowPök)

bananzaaaaa:

Rose gold punks not dead from @mayajewelry through @tawapa eyelets. #cowpok #stretchedears #plugs #mayajewelry #tawapa #rosegold #earweights (at CowPök)