- There is more than the triple forward helix!
- Simply Adorable
- Out with the old. In with the ‘Nouveau’!
- The Classiest Glass You’ll Ever See
- Golden Holidays
- 2012 Halloween Sale!!
- A heads up for our wonderful clients both new and old!
- FRIDAY April 13th, 2012
- New Payment System!
- It’s Back! Join us this Friday for our Annual Friday the 13th SALE!!!
Category Archives: Body Jewelry
We here at WAY Body Arts are extremely happy with how our Holiday Food Drive has been going! So many of our lovely clients have come in baring the maximum number of non perishable food items! Not only are your contributions saving you money but they are helping feed those less fortunate! Thank You again!!!
I know we mentioned it in our last post! BUT!!! To those who haven’t “LIKED” the shop Facebook page, Please Do! “LIKE”ing us on Facebook will help keep you and your friends in the loop about our new specials and events! So, if you are on Facebook and have an extra minute drop by and hit that -Like- Button!!! We would greatly appreciate it!!!
Now onto the fun stuff!!! We have been busy the last few weeks and have some photos to prove it!!! Enjoy the large variety of piercings we have had the chance to perform and check out the videos that some of our clients have shot of their piercing procedures!
Above is a standard 14g Industrial. This particular client has had her Industrial a little over a year and has switched to a new piece of jewelry. The second photo shows the angles at which this particular piercing was performed. Angles can make or break an Industrial and here at WAY we love to show off our angles!!!
Sam had the chance to pierce this young ladies navel. Even though WAY is located in a beach town we don’t seem to have a big demand for navel piercings. So when they walk in the door we are happy to greet them with a selection of gorgeous Navel pieces like the one posted above!
We are trying to up our stock of gold jewelry for initial piercings. The price of gold can be some what intimidating but we try to encourage our clients to see it as an investment in a material that has never lost value!
We encourage our clients to start nostril piercings with straight mini threadless barbell. Not only are they easier to care for and more low profile they also lead to quicker healing times and less complications. Nostrils can an will heal with rings but it can be a much longer healing process for some. Jarrett here was up for the challenge and did so with an awesome jewelry choice!
The vertical labret above is a good example of what one might expect a brand new lip piercing to look like. Most people are caught off guard by the extra length on the post upon looking at their new piercing. Almost all oral piercings swell and as a result we have to accommodate with a little extra post length. Don’t worry though! In 2 to 4 weeks you can come in to have us downsize your jewelry to a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing size!
Ever since we have opened we have had a relatively constant flow of clients looking for surface piercings. We love that our clients are willing to dedicate their time to the proper aftercare that these types of piercings demand. Above are 2 examples of what some people call “Sideburn” piercings as well as a pair of diagonal chest surface piercings that are roughly 1 month old in the photo. Below is a video one of our clients made of her nape piercing procedure! Check it out!
We always seem to be doing something new with Parker and Tida. Above are a few photos of their new adornments. Thanks again Parker and Tida!!!
Paul’s Boy Toy Alex was nice enough to document the piercing by shooting some video! Check out the videos below by clicking on the links!
Well Folks! Thanks for dropping by the WAY Body Arts Blog! Hopefully we will have another post before the new year! Happy Holidays!!!
I believe some time ago we posted some photos of ear piercings we had done with multiple barbells or glass plugs in preparation for some cool ear projects that our clients had requested. Well, we had the great opportunity to be able to swap out the jewelry for two of them this past week! Check out the photos below!
Lime Green Prong Set Fauxpal Gems and Titanium Spiral Anodized Gold!
Above: 14g Orbital with a Hand Bent D-Ring
Above: 2-point Conch to Helix Orbital
Sporting a 14g Circular Barbell with 3mm Disc Ends
We offer all manner of ear piercings for all of our clients as long as their anatomy can support it!
Believe it or not, not everyone can get a traditional “Industrial” piercing. I’ve had to turn down a lot of clients for that particular piercing this past month due to unsuitable anatomy. It’s a total bummer when you can’t have something that looks so simple as a bar across your ear, but there really is more to doing the piercing successfully than poking holes and sticking jewelry in. If you aren’t sure whether your anatomy is suited for a piercing, come in and let us take a look! If your anatomy won’t be able to support the piercing, we may be able to find a different placement or style of industrial or orbital that WILL work! The options really are endless!
Here are some other piercings that we’ve done recently and got to snag photos of!
Above: This is my sister! She recently came in to get this piercing, called a “Smiley”! After it had been healed for about a week, she needed to have something a bit classier than the plain steel ball I had originally installed, so we switched it out to this cute little copper colored ball! (Note: We have nothing to do with the side lip piercing in this photo…)
This is a healed side lip piercing that I did quite some time ago. She recently came in to get her jewelry downsized to something more snug and form fitting. It looks great!
Just the other day, Mateo installed another anchor in our awesome regular, Claudia! The top two are healed, and the bottom one is fresh. If her others are any indication of how well this bottom one will turn out, we can expect awesome results!
These awesome 0g gauge cartilage piercings were done by Mateo a little less than a week ago. The client is wearing green colored glass plugs backwards for ease of comfort.
That’s all for now, folks! Don’t forget, the previous entry contains our $5 OFF coupon, valid to use toward ANY piercing for the rest of this month!
Good afternoon blog readers! Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about hiding your piercings!
We have had our fair share of people decide they can’t get something because they need to hide it, or talk about how they wish they could get pierced, but they can’t for whatever reason. This post is for those people. There are ways of hiding many different piercings. In the piercing business, we achieve this level of piercing camouflage by using glass jewelry, or skin toned “hider” ends.
Below, I have two prime examples of using glass jewelry to hide piercings. First, Parker! Our regular customer, turned fabulous friend, who is wearing retainers in almost all of his facial piercings, except for his septum which is discreetly flipped up into his nose. Can you spot all of them?
I’ll bet you noticed his various lip piercings, which are obvious mostly due to the semi-translucent o-rings that ensure the jewelry doesn’t slip out on accident. But could you tell he also has both of his nostrils pierced? One is sticking out just a tad, which makes it easily noticed to the trained eye, but when they sit flush, they are almost undetectable!
The reason for my use of the retainers was not to hide them for my mothers sake, or for any job, but so I wouldn’t lose my piercings while undergoing a minor surgery. This is another useful quality of glass jewelry. If you have to get x-rays, MRI, CAT scan, surgery, etc. The glass jewelry will not interfere with any of their equipment, is unlikely to cause any harm to you in the likelihood that there are complications and the crazy paddle machines are needed.
+ Easy to clean
+ Can be used to hide piercings
+ Can be worn during medical procedures
+ Cost effective! ($5-15/each depending on the size & style)
- Fragile (will break if dropped on hard floors)
- Can only be secured with o-rings (which can fall off)
They’re definitely pretty handy! Always something to keep in mind when you are considering getting a piercing or anticipate a situation where inert/concealable jewelry is needed!
In other news, Mateo and I have been taking a fair amount of photos recently, so we will be back in soon with a proper photo update of some more recent work!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks over here at Way Body Arts! We’ve been renovating, reorganizing jewelry cases, and buying new gadgets to make our lives a little easier….with some little events mixed in there. Most recently, Nick Anderson had his reception for all the wonderful paintings that he has graced our walls with! You can see examples of his work at his website:www.nickandersonart.comBut we highly encourage you to come check out his paintings in person! Nick also has high quality numbered and signed prints available.
Below are some photos from the reception!
Next, I think I’ll take the time to share some MORE gorgeous rocks we’ve picked up for our clients with stretched piercings. Most of them are below 0g, but there are some weighted styles thrown in there.
Check it out!
Pinchers: Hawk Eye, Tiger Eye, Red Tiger Eye, Hematite & Black Agate
Rings: various Glass & Agate, synth Turquoise, Opalite & Tiger Eye
And those awesome genuine Silver with Turquoise inlay plugs!
Every time I look at our cases, I squeal a little bit inside, because all of these pieces are so nice! I’m personally in love with all the Turquoise we’ve been picking up. Hopefully everyone else will like it too! We will also be getting new photos of the improved front desk area that Mateo and I built soon! We’re not quite finished with it yet, but it is coming along VERY nicely.
In piercing news, we have a few photos to share! I believe this is a 12g helix piercing that I did some time ago, and it was healing so well that the client was able to switch his jewelry to this segment ring from another piercing he had. It looks great!
The center anchor on this client was already there, and though I was hesitant to install one any lower into her cleavage area, she seems to be healing both the top and bottom anchors just fine! This same client is also the proud owner of two nape anchors that Mateo installed for her after I did these. She’s a wonderful client, and seems to be able to heal these piercings with very little issue. Hooray!
This young lady is pretty awesome. We had talked via the internet for a little while, and she came in with some of her own jewelry for me to install in a new place. She has wonderful plump, smooth cheeks…and this anchor placement really suits her very well.
I think that’s it for now…I’ve got to get to putting some jewelry away here, but thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
And don’t forget! March Mustache Madness all month! $5 OFF ALL UPPER LIP PIERCINGS! We are also offering some variations of lip piercings for FREE! Come in and ask us about it!