Long time no photo! As promised…a new post, FULL of great piercings Mateo and I have done the last couple of weeks. We’ve been pretty busy, and if you’ve come into the shop recently you’ve seen why. We’ve revamped the front desk area at the shop, and we’re not even done yet! We’ve got a brand new jewelry case that we’re going to try and fill with many pretties, and we’re going to build some new bench seating for the waiting area. Come in and check out our progress!
ON TO THE PHOTOS!
First up, an industrial Mateo did while he was in San Diego. This photo was taken the day after the piercing was done.
This industrial is fresh. The client chose to have the bar and ball ends anodized a nice solid blue color!
This industrial is also fresh. We did not do the tragus!
Above are all great examples of what your ear should resemble if you want to get a traditional industrial piercing. The last photo is an example of what I consider to be OK, but not optimal anatomy. The fold of her ear drops off pretty dramatically, and this means that the angles are much more limited. If you want an industrial with a more extreme angle, you must have enough ear to support it!
Above is a photo of two cartilage piercings. We only did the lower one. I like taking photos of piercings we do that have to match another pre-existing piercing, because it is sometimes pretty darn difficult to get them to match up perfectly. I think this match came out very nicely!
The piercing in the very center of this photo is called a Snug. These piercings are also very anatomy dependent. If you do not have a very defined ridge to pierce, it can make the attempt to heal this piercing very difficult. This client does not have an incredibly prominent ridge, but she was dedicated to making it work. This photo was taken a week or so after the piercing was done.
It is a bit hard to tell in this photo, but the barbell this client had us install in her navel is a gorgeous chocolate-y bronze color!
This double navel is on another of Mateo’s clients from when he was in San Diego. Big CZ gems on top, and plain balls on bottom…super cute!
This hip surface piercing was a re-do! The client had healed the piercing previously with a curved barbell, which is pretty miraculous considering that surface piercings done with appropriate jewelry (surface bars) don’t always work out! The piercing was done with intention to hide the old scars, and it succeeds pretty well.
This facial surface piercing was also a re-do! The scarring is a bit more prominent on this one, but the jewelry hides it relatively well. There are two different sized discs for added awesomeness!
This client was awesome. She came in wanting this piercing, and I needed to order the jewelry for it. The jewelry showed up a couple days later, and we did the piercing! It came out awesome, and I am excited to see how well it heals.
This client took a shine to Mateo when he was working up at Cold Steel in SF! The thumbnail is a close-up of his eyebrow piercing, done with gemmed curved barbell!
Now here…a rarity in terms of requests from the average walk-in client. A 4g tongue piercing! From what I know, this client wanted to gear up for an eventual tongue splitting. I (Sammy) am interested in the same procedure, and I had Mateo do a 4g tongue piercing on myself a couple weeks ago. I will have photos of that later! Meeeep!
This double nostril was done with a more atypical placement, with one above the other as opposed to the more common one behind the other.
One of the nights Mateo was in San Diego, he hadn’t done many piercings until this young lady walked in the door and asked for an 8g septum piercing!! Super awesome! We are always super stoked to have people ask for non-traditional piercings, or things done larger than 14g!
Like a unicorn, this piercing is extremely rare. It’s called an “ashley” piercing, or in more obvious terms the inverse vertical lip piercing. Imagine a vertical lip piercing…turned around so the bottom end rests inside of the mouth as opposed to outside of the mouth. They are harder to heal than a traditional vertical lip piercing, but for the work it takes to heal…it pays out in novelty and uniqueness!
Last but not least, an old client of mine who has been getting pierced by Mateo each time he goes down to San Diego. The new piercing in this photo is the philtrum piercing. We LOVE doing these. I may be biased, because it was the first piercing I ever got, but these almost always look gorgeous…especially on ladies, where it accentuates the upper lip and draws attention to the mouth.
PHEW! I think that’s it for now.
Remember: We want to meet yo mama! Bring her in with you when you get pierced, and we’ll give you both $5 Off whatever piercings either of you get!