The folks over at Maya Jewelry used our very own Taylor Dees as the debut model for their new 18ga Majesty Black design. These are a smaller version of one of our favorite designs from them, and they can be worn in regular-sized earlobes as well as stretched lobes.
They are so freakin’ cute!
We will have these in the studio in a couple of weeks! They will be available in brass, white brass, copper and sterling silver.
Anonymous asked: What do you do when it comes to tattooing and acne scarring/acne prone areas? Can tattoos cover up acne scarring, or at least minimize it? Will acne outbreaks ruin tattoos?
It’s never a good idea to tattoo an area that is currently experiencing an acne (or any other type of non-intact skin) outbreak, so our artists don’t do that. But, when it comes to tattooing over acne scars, that is generally something that can be done.
Ultimately, it will depend upon how much/how severe the scarring is, as would be the case with scars from any injury or other skin conditions. The artists would need to see the scarring in question and decide if the design you had in mind would work well in that area. Many times, scarring can be easily covered with a tattoo.
As for how acne might affect a tattoo you already have, that is a little harder to predict. As a general rule, if the acne is severe enough to cause scarring on non-tattooed skin, it will probably cause some scarring on tattooed skin. Exactly how that will affect the tattoo is hard to say. In some instances, it may not be very (or at all) noticeable. In others instances, such as where there is line work, scarring could cause the lines to look “blown out”/fuzzy. But again, this all a bit of theorizing, as each person will have a somewhat different experience.
Hopefully this helps!
Our newest piercer, dansteinbacher, did these three helix piercings with great choices in jewelry.
All the jewelry, included the piece in her daith piercing, is from body body vision los angeles.
Yesterday, dansteinbacher did this fun single helix piercing using a five-gem cluster. The placement he chose works perfectly to enhance the shape and flow of his client’s ear.
The jewelry is from anatometal, the originators of this type of cluster design, featuring white and dark blue opals. Clusters like these are available in a wide array of shapes and with a huge selection of gem combinations.
themichaelandtomasproject asked: Is your stuff only for stretched lobes?
We carry a large selection of jewelry for piercings of all sizes. Some designs are only available in sizes for stretched lobes, but much of it can be worn in standard earlobe piercings as well.
makingsenseofnothing asked: Hey so for my birthday two months ago my friend bought me a ring for my two years healed helix, and I could tell the jewelry wasn't quality, and it has a company name engraved but I figured I should put it in to be polite anyways and would switch it out when it starred to irritate me, but it never has. And it's been in for a while... I know it's probably a bad idea, but would there be problems leaving the jewelry in even if it is low quality, since my piercings been fine w/ it? Thanks in advance
You may not experience any obvious problems from wearing low-quality jewelry. However, depending upon what the jewelry is made of, low-quality jewelry can lead to an increase in metal sensitivities, potential harmful materials leeching into the body, permanent discoloration of the skin etc.
Without knowing the quality of what your friend purchased, there is no real way to know what specific risks you might be exposing yourself to. It is also possible you might not have any problems. Just don’t assume that because there are no visible problems, it’s a guarantee there isn’t something more serious going on.
Anonymous asked: Can you do septum piercings with decorative hinged rings? And do you have any from bvla? Annnnd do you also have a general price range for jewelry like that? :)
Hi! Many of the hinged rings can be used for initial jewelry on septum piercings, but some may not be appropriate based upon the design and/or someone’s specific anatomy. We do have a selection of BVLA septum rings, both hinged and otherwise. Unfortunately, that type of jewelry covers a wide price range, so we can’t really give you an idea of prices in general. But, if you stop into the studio, we will be happy to go over all your options and the associated prices.
Hope that helps!