6 week old surface piercing with Capri blue synthetic opals
Piercing by Lenae Gherardi
Diamond Heart Studios
Facebook.com / diamondheartpiercing
A uniquely placed helix piercing with a Rose Gold Mini Toltec and CZ from @bvla
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(at Immaculate Piercing)
We do things a little differently:
Lunar Flares - forged fine silver tunnels from 3/4” - 2”.
What is a Lunar Flare?
It is when a soft hammer falls, pushing the tunnel into a subtle curve.
When 1200 degrees of thermal energy massage the Pure Silver crystal element into relaxation, preparing for more movement.
When a steel hammer drops, stretching that curve into a broad, organic flare.
Just want to pierce septums. Perfect, beautiful septums..
All piercings by Leo Ziebol
(at 5 Point Studios)
Changed up Kims inner conch jewelry to this 5 gem cluster from Anatometal. #anatometal @anatometalinc #conch #conchpiercing #conchjewelry #ironclad #ironcladtattoo #ironcladtattooco (at www.ironcladtattoo.com)
Anonymous asked: just out of curiosity, did you keep your dreadlocks after reading what Breeze said?
I have so far but I’m pretty torn on it honestly. I’ve talked to a lot of people on it and the consensus seems pretty split as to whether it’s a big deal or not. Dreadlocks are also pretty cross-cultural, but when placed in historical context it’s not as simple as saying “dreadlocks are a worldwide phenomenon” because of the meaning they have to a lot of people here in the US.
On a purely selfish note, I really like my dreadlocks because I have really frizzy hair and every time I tried to grow it long pre-dreadlock it just got bigger instead of longer. So dreadlocks seemed like a perfect fit for me for zero-maintenance long hair. My hair dreads easily on its own so the “dreadlocks on white people aren’t natural” kind of isn’t true in my case I guess either. BUT, yeah, I’m still on the fence about it and their days are probably numbered.
Beaded rose gold from @BVLA — SO NICE. #nose #nostril #piercing (at Lucky Rabbit)
Anonymous asked: Do you think mandala tattoos are appropriation?
I don’t think that’s up to me to decide. There’s a lot of discussion around that, especially with how popular mandala tattoos currently are, that if you seek out is pretty easy to find.
My personal opinion: Mandalas themselves aren’t really tied to any one culture. I don’t see anything wrong with a mandala simply on its own. A more grey area might be a mandala with design elements borrowed from another culture.
Anonymous asked: Should any white people have ANY piercing or modification? wouldn't you consider it Cultural appropriation regardless? while people like you are criticizing people with swastikas (Arrogantly assuming they have no faith linked to it) The same people will be praising the work of Jim ward and Fakir musafar, who basically took piercings with real meaning to some, and had kinky sex over them.... Kinda more offensive if you ask me, But no one has the guts to call them out. Hypocritical to me.
I’m going to respond to both of these at once since the same person sent them (also, I know who you are, so it would be cool if you would post non-anonymously and join in this conversation!).
"And Anyway, who are you, as a white person to talk about what other white people should, or should not do, with a company called "Origins Handmade" what about you, or your profit making business making body jewelry (forms stolen from other cultures) isn’t based on Cultural appropriation? again, Hypocritical."
I HAVE seen argument from people who argue that white people shouldn’t have any piercings or tattoos at all and that ALL of that falls under cultural appropriation. I don’t really agree with that… piercings, tattoos, etc. all seem to be a pretty cross-cultural phenomenon and I think that’s a really awesome thing that brings people together. Context is super-important though. Me wearing a scarf isn’t cultural appropriation. Scarves are pretty universal. Wearing a keffiyah? Crossed a line. Why? Because it’s a very particular type of scarf with a very particular cultural meaning.
I’m not really sure how sex and piercings really even relates to this conversation.
As for the “who are you?” aspect of the second question, let me make it clear: I am not an authority. I am not a rule maker. I am NOBODY.
I’ve tried to emphasize from the start of this conversation that I’m not telling anyone what they can and can’t do, my goal is to open a conversation about where the boundaries lie and hopefully raise awareness of some issues that I don’t see talked about in this industry much at all but I think are super important. In fact, I fully claim ignorance to a lot of stuff when this issue comes up and I’ve done potentially offensive stuff in the past and probably still am, although I’m trying not to.
I in no way want to come off as a white knight swooping in to save the day. I just want to bring awareness to the industry I work in that there’s a larger conversation surrounding these issues already in progress and we should probably take a look at that conversation and consider how our actions affect others. I am by no means shying away from personal critique or claiming perfection on my own part, but I also will not tolerate having a conversation be shut down because it calls into question the status quo.
Roughed out. Now just need to sand and finish them. #handmade #plugs #wood
Muncie Tatty Zappin.’ It’s been awhile… @scumbag_doodles @jburns7 @wrukwrok @kylesayslucky @luckyrabbitart @alanvedge #muncie
by @thrivinjesse “Septum piercing with a 14K gold beaded ring “Lakshmi” from @BVLA. Pierced by @thrivestudios #bodyvisionlosangeles #bvla #septum #thrivestudios #justapiercer #legitbodyjewelry #piercing #bodypiercing #safepiercing #associationofprofessionalpiercers”
The lovely @alyssamahoney has fantastic taste! Tragus with a millgrain pearl end in rose gold. Daith with a rose gold Desiree. @bvla @sacredtattoonyc #purebodyarts #sacredtattoonyc #bvla #bodyjewelry #bodypiercing (at Sacred Tattoo)
A gorgeous jewelry pairing by the lovely Starr :)
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