Triple Forward Helix

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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. 

Daith Piercing and Faux Rook Piercing

This is a pretty impressive combination of awesomeness Nate captured!
A rose gold Rosette in the faux-rook piercing and a rose gold Dahlia in the daith piercing. Both of these pieces are from BVLA
 

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Daith and faux rook piercings

 

Industrial Piercing with Anatometal Jewelry

A beautifully-healed industrial piecing by Courtney. It’s about 6 months old and her client took perfect care of it! The implant-grade titanium jewelry is from Anatometal. 

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Healed industrial piercing with Anatometal jewelry

Bump on Cartilage Piercing


We received the following anonymous question on Tumblr about a cartilage piercing and the use of tea tree oil:

I have a bump from my cartilage piercing, most likely caused by the fitting of the piercing or the weight of it. I used tea tree oil to treat it but now the skin around my first lobe piercing is peeling off. I know the tea tree oil was to harsh for my skin, but should I just wait it out and see if the skin around my lobe piercing heals or would aquaphor or hydrogen peroxide help?

Hi there…

The best thing to do is leave things alone for a while. Once the skin has become irritated from the tea tree oil, it needs time to calm down. Putting more stuff on your skin/the bump will increases the chances of your skin staying irritated or getting even more irritated. When the skin stays irritated longer, there is also a greater chance the bump will get worse.

If the bump formed because the jewelry wasn’t fitting correctly, then it should start to go away pretty quickly once the jewlery issue is resolved. If the bump doesn’t start to get smaller soon, then it’s likely the bump wasn’t caused by the jewelry.

This is also a good reminder to others that tea tree oil, while commonly touted as a good fix for piercing bumps, is very often too harsh for skin and can create more problems than it solves. We rarely suggest the use of tea tree oil for fixing piercing bumps. In many case, the tea tree oil only treats the symptom and not the problem itself. It’s common that when the tea tree oil is topped, the bump comes back because the actual problem hasn’t been taken care of.

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!

Best Friends Piercings

We think Courtney said it best:
“Got to do buddy piercings the other day on these gals! They picked a yellow gold, milgrain flower for a faux rook, and rose gold sun ray for a tragus. 

Remember: buds that get pierced together, stay together! 👯👌”

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BFF piercings for a couple of wonderful ladies

Daith Piercings

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Daith piercings have been one of our favorite piercings for a very long time. We wanted to take this opportunity to give them the attention they deserve!

Daith is “officially” pronounced “doth”, but many people pronounce it “day-th”. We think you should pronounce it whichever way sounds best to you. It’s simply too great of a piercing to get hung up on how it’s pronounced.

Way Back When

The first daith was performed by an often under appreciated piercer named Erik Dakota, all the way back in 1992. While it may not seem remarkable by today’s piercing standards, at the time, the daith was truly a ground-breaking piercing. Many of the tools and techniques used by piercers today to perform daith piercings were conceived and refined by Erik Dakota.

Erik was a pioneer as a piercer and a jewelry maker, as well as an innovator when it came to piercing equipment. As with many pioneers, Erik Dakota doesn’t get the credit he deserve for the influence he has had on modern-day body piercing. While body piercing may still have ended up where it is today, it likely wouldn’t have happened as soon or as smoothly as it did without Erik Dakota.

The Wow Factor!

Most piercers love daith piercings. They love doing them, they love the way they look, they love the variety of jewelry that can be used, they love how easily they heal for most clients…love, love, love. Our friend Jef Saunders wrote a great blog celebrating daith piercings and bringing to life the Daith Bowl. His blog is geared a little more towards piercers, but it is still an interesting read if you’re intrigued by daith piercings.
One of our favorite things about about daith piercings is how versatile they are. Because daith piercings are “tucked away”, they can blend with, and compliment, piercings you already have without making your ear look crowded.

Having an ear full of cool piercings is great. Having an ear full of piercings that work well together is The Greatest!TM.

Below you can see some examples of daith piercings done by some piercer-friends of ours that highlight how well they work with other ear piercings.

Going Solo

Perhaps even better than how well daith piercings work with other piercings, is how absolutely stunning they are all by themselves.


Seeing a single daith piercing as the focal point of someone’s ear is really striking, With simple jewelry, it can be the perfect piercing for a minimalist look. With more intricate jewelry, it can command your attention and admiration. There are a whole range of options in-between as well.

Daith Piercings and Migraines

During the past few months, there has been some buzz online about daith piercings. We wish the buzz was the rest of the world appreciating daith piercing as much as we do. Sadly, that isn’t the case. Daith piercing are getting attention because of an article or two suggesting daith piercings might offer relief for people who suffer from migraines.

There does not appear to be any actual scientific evidence/study that shows daith piercings help with migraines. As the topic has gotten more attention, it has become easier to find tweets, blog comments and other testimonials declaring daith piercings to be a miracle migraine cure (or, at least helpful in reducing how common they are).

However, there is no way to verify any of these claims, and there certainly isn’t enough controlled evidence to draw a line from daith piercings to migraine relief. We think anyone (especially a piercer) who dangles a daith piercing as a fix for migraines is a real jerk.

We think daith piercings are beautiful and a total blast to perform. Even though they don’t cure migraines, we will continue to be thrilled to do them. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at daith piercing. It’s certainly a great one to put on your list of next piercings!

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!