Our very own Lilli picked up these sweet little Hummingbird weights from Tawapa. She has had her eyes on them for months and today her birdie dreams came true!
Talk about INCREDIBLE!
These titanium-coated Chalcedony Trillion dangles from Diablo Organics went to their new home! They are topped off by 1″ brass spreader hooks (a Diablo Organics original design), that make wearing heavier jewelry easy and comfortable.
These beauties belong to the wonderful Carli, who continues to amass one of the most impressive jewelry collection we’ve every seen. Congrats, Carli! These are amazing!
Bleach started some color work on this dragon sleeve tattoo.
For you all Battlestar Galactica fans!
Bleach did this piece about a year ago. Big and bold!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.