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.
Rose gold and white opal are such a great combination!
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! 👯👌”
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The gem-clicker ring is an absolutely perfect fit for this beauty!
Over the past 5 or so years, the number and style of different jewelry available for septum piercing has increased dramatically. Gone are the days when septum piercing were only for the “hard core” piercing enthusiast. Today, there is so much beautiful, delicate jewelry, the whole concept of a septum piercing has been transformed.
We love septum piercings!
This yellow gold flower with Iolite petals and a Chrysoprase center is a really lovely combination of colors. The folks at Body Vision Los Angeles never let us down when it comes to making suggestions for color combinations, gemstone choices and information with anything related to fine jewelry.
We really enjoy working with them so closely and extensively.
One of Courtney’s regulars came in and Courtney got the chance to snap a photo of her collection of piercings and gems! She already had one nostril piercing and the septum piercing when she started working with Courtney and they have since added the rest.
All of the piercings are now healed and we think they all look great together!
Featuring jewelry from Anatometal, NeoMetal and Industrial Strength Body Jewelry.
Courtney started her day off with this fun little triple helix/flat piercing project yesterday.