Triple Forward Helix

triple forward helix

This triple forward helix Westin did has a bit of a Fall feeling, with this incredible combination of gold jewelry. With a yellow gold Afghan and two small beads for accents, it makes this always-fun piercing even more interesting.

Not everyone has anatomy to support a triple forward helix.  When they are an option, we love it when clients take them to the next level with amazing jewelry combinations. We really enjoy working with our clients to come up with a unique and interesting combination.

If a triple forward helix isn’t an option for you, don’t panic. You can still do fantastic things with a double or single forward helix piercing. Choosing one amazing piece of jewelry can make a single forward helix piercing just as stunning as a triple forward helix.

Conch piercing with a gold BVLA ring

So Many Beautiful Options

Our client Kima recently updated the jewelry in her conch piercing. She ordered this beautiful Telesto ring from BVLA.

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A Telesto ring from BVLA in a conch piercing

This particular Telesto is made from 14kt, solid yellow gold and has cubic zirconia gems. Nate helped determine the appropriate size because it is important the jewelry fits perfectly.
There are a lot of great jewelry options available for conch piercings. The Telesto is quickly becoming one of our favorites. It can be ordered in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum and it can be made with a many different gemstones.

Stop in any time to discuss the options available for customizing this piece, or any of the amazing pieces of jewelry made by BVLA.

Yellow gold septum jewelry from BVLA

We are so in love with this yellow gold Cirrus, featuring London Blue Topaz gems, from BVLA. It is going to look incredible in one lucky person’s septum or helix. 
Nate paired it with this set of Crop Circle earrings in this great photo. 

Septum Piercing with Gold Ring

Courtney did this septum piercing last summer. After it was all healed up, her client picked out this rose gold ring with a white opal gem. 
 

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Perfect septum piercing with a beautiful gold ring

 
Rose gold and white opal are such a great combination! 

Birthday Helix Piercing! 

Talk about doing your 18th birthday right! This lovely lady had Dan do this piercing for her with a yellow gold Sun Ray from body vision Los Angeles. 
Happy birthday! 

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18th birthday helix piercing!

Industrial Piercing

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Courtney made someone’s ear really fancy with this custom-anodized barbell for their industrial piercing. In addition, the client picked out a great yellow gold, tri-prong cluster from Body Vision Los Angeles. 

 

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custom-anodized gem barbell from Anatometal

  
We love how the “Wow!” factor of the industrial jewerly is tempered a bit by the bronze tone the client chose for the barbell. 

Working with clients to come up with combinations like this is one of our favorite things to do! 

Gold Septum Ring

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Perfect Jewelry for a Wonderful Face

Julia picked out wonderful jewelry for the septum piercing Courtney did on her. The jewelry she is wearing is a 14 karat solid gold septum ring, with a CZ gem accent.

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Julia picked out this perfect gold septum ring from Body Vision Los Angeles

We love everything about how this looks on her face. The interplay of her skin tones with the color of the jewelry; the delicate, but noticeable gemstones; how well the shape of a full ring works with the shape of her face. Everything about this piece just works.

A gold septum ring may not be for everyone, but in this case, she couldn’t have made a better choice!

We stock a large selection of sizes, styles and colors for septum jewelry. While we do love gold septum rings, we also carry jewelry in stainless steel, titanium and niobium.

Body Vision Jewelry

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gold body jewelry from body vision los angeles

The Rose from Body Vision Los Angeles, available with a wide variety of gemstone combinations

Here are two magnificent Rose ends that we have in stock right now! They can be used in a lot of different piercings. We can’t wait to find out what lucky person will be taking these home!

The top piece features rhodalite garnets on the outside and a genuine white pearl in the center.

The bottom piece is made with citrine gems on the outside and the center is London Blue topaz.

Both pieces are set in 14 karat yellow gold and are made by our friends at Body Vision Los Angeles.

Dan Steinbacher took the fantastic photos of these beauties. Thanks, Dan!

Navel Piercing Healing Problems–The Wrong Jewelry

I got my belly button pierced a few years ago and it rejected. the scar is healed and everything and my bestie and I want to get them done. I don’t think the people before did it right because they put in a bull ring and when I went to get a new ring from another place the look on there face was shocked when they saw the ring because my piercing was so red. I’m scared that it will either reject again or they won’t be able to do it again. How do I know if the scar tissue is bad or not?

Questions about navel piercing healing problems are far too common. There is no way for us to cover all aspects of this topic. However, we wanted to share our answer to this question with a wider audience. We hope that educating more people will prevent others from having similar experiences.

Circular barbells lead to a lot of navel piercing healing problems

The piercer chose the wrong style of jewelry for a fresh navel piercing.  Circular barbells (a.k.a., bull rings or horseshoe barbells) are one of the worst choices for jewelry in a fresh navel piercing. They are pretty much a guarantee that you will experience navel piercing healing problems.

This style of jewelry sticks away from the body quite a bit. That means the jewelry will move around a lot more during the most basic daily activities, not to mention exercise or other rigorous activities. In addition, it will get rubbed/pressed on by clothing and is more likely to get snagged. All of those things will result in a lot of irritation to the piercing. The more irritation, the harder it is for your body to heal the piercing.

circular barbells often cause navel piercing healing problems

Circular barbells are not good to use in a new navel piercing

This style of jewelry is also open in the middle. This allows more things to slip between the beads and catch on the inside of the jewelry, causing additional irritation that will make the piercing ake longer to heal and be more likely to reject.

Curved barbells are the best style of jewelry to prevent navel piercing healing problems.

The best style of jewelry to be used in a navel piecing is a curved barbell. This type of jewelry sits much more flush with the body. It is less likely to get caught/snagged on things and it moves around a lot less.

We all know from experience that any wound you get (say, a scratch on your arm), heals easier, faster and with fewer complications if you leave it alone. In other words, the less irritation that happens, the faster it heals. The same thing is true for any healing piercing, The less irritation and movement that happens, the easier it is for your body to heal.

Can I get my navel pierced again?

It’s usually not a problem to re-pierce a navel piercing that has rejected or that was removed for some other reason. The amount of scar tissue is a consideration. You will have to rely on the experience of a piercer you trust to decide whether re-piecing is a good option for you.

As for it rejecting again, that is always a possibility. However, in this situation, the choice of  jewelry probably played a very big role in why it rejected. A properly-placed, properly-fitted piece of high-quality jewelry will go a long way to reducing the likelihood of rejection.

If you are looking for a piercer in your area, a good place to start is the web site for the Association of Professional Piercers. The APP doesn’t endorse the piercing abilities of any piercer, but membership does indicate that the piercer is following at least a minimum set of health and safety standards.

 

 

Labret Jewelry from BVLA

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threaded gold ends from Body Vision Los Angeles

threaded gold ends from Body Vision Los Angeles

We’re pretty sure our wonderful client Alan has the best collection of labret jewelry in the Twin Cities after he picked up these five gorgeous pieces from BVLA.

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* Rose gold double round Harlequin with genuine citrine
* Rose gold Toltec with Rhodalite and a pink CZ center
* Yellow gold Sol Flower with a Tsavorite center
* Rose gold Crown with a black pearl
* Yellow gold Nanda with a genuine garnet

Nicely done, Alan. Nicely done.

We love it when clients approach their body jewelry as a collection and they treat it like the fine jewelry that is. High quality body jewelry, whether it’s made from stainless steel, titanium or gold, can last a lifetime and we think it should be treated with no less respect than jewelry worn on a finger wrist or neck.