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Screwed

Don’t get screwed…

Threaded jewelry uses screw threads for their closures – it has end balls that screw on and off (such as straight, curved or circular barbells, dermals and labret jewelry.) It’s either internally or externally threaded, and when choosing body jewelry, it’s important that you know the difference. Internally threaded product is safer and higher quality than the other. Internally threaded …

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Self Pierced

DIY piercing in three easy steps…

Recently, we’ve had a spate of customers come in with tales of self-piercings gone wrong. The lady who pierced her tongue…with a paper clip. The girl who let her friend pierce her nostril, but when said friend got the needle half-way through, she had to stop because she was laughing too hard. The guy with the pus-filled lip from his …

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Cleaning 2

It’s time you came clean… (Part 2)

When it comes to body jewelry, there is a wide array—a veritable potpourri, a mélange, a grab bag, if you will—of materials available. From metals to glass to organics, the possibilities for some very unique designs are endless. While cleaning with warm water and antibacterial soap works for all, each medium has its own considerations. STONE Stone definitely has the …

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Cleaning

It’s time you came clean… (Part 1)

Fingerprints, body oil, lotions, perfumes, and hair products, can all make your jewelry look dull. But by keeping your jewelry clean, you not only save yourself from bacterial infections, you can also keep that new trinket on your body bright and shiny! Cleaning your surgical steel, titanium and niobium jewelry with warm water and antibacterial soap works best. Alternatively, I’ve …

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Sink Trap

Shut your trap…

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re presented with all sorts of obligatory year in review lists. As this blog is new, our review would be quite short. So instead, I’m going to present you with tricks and tips I’ve learned this year from my dozen or so piercings, and my time spent here at Palm Springs Piercing Company. When …

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Loving Feeling 2

You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’…

Almost to a person, when clients ask about nipple piercings, they’re worried they might lose sensitivity—like their friend did, or like the hairstylist of their brother’s neighbor’s cousin’s friend’s uncle. If this was true, nipple piercings definitely wouldn’t be the most popular below-the-neck procedure for our shop! While no definitive studies have been conducted, the anecdotal evidence I have suggests …

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Jet Plane

Leaving on a jet plane…

Holiday season is upon us, and weird stuffing recipes, rambling stories from drunken uncles, ugly sweaters, and fights at big-box stores over this year’s hottest toy aren’t the only perils on our clients’ minds. Many piercees are concerned that their piercing(s) will set off a metal detector in an airport or other venue. Stories of friends—or friends of friends, or friends of …

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CrustiesNew

Crusties…

Crusties—the nickname for the clear or yellow caking that forms around a healing body piercing. Crusties are the result of your body trying to heal itself. This is simply a mix of lymphatic fluid, epithelial debris and dead blood cells which seeps out clear and dries to a yellowish color when exposed to air. It’s nothing to worry about and …

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Trypanophobia

Trypanophobia…

Trypa-what? Trypanophobia? If you’ve ever tried to google “fear of needles,” you’ve probably come across some very odd and confusing terms— trypanophobia, aichmophobia, belonephobia or maybe enetophobia. Approximately 20 percent of the general population has some degree of fear associated with needles. But the fear of needles is a learned condition, and can be overcome.   If you’ve wanted a …

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Sea Salt

Less is more…

We all know the saying. It has been transformed into a platitude by fashionistas, architects, musicians and even Unix programmers. But when it comes to aftercare for your piercing, it is solid advice. When making your saline solution, the proper ratio is ¼ teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt to 8 oz. of clean, warm water. These proportions are critical. If …

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