Hello everyone! We want to apologize for our lack of updates in the past few months. A lot has been happening at WAY and we are making it a point to make monthly updates. I am going to dedicate this post to all of the work Samantha and I have been doing since our last post. We have been staying nice and busy, traveling and loving every second of it. Enjoy the post and check out some of the changes regardling our location and specials!!!
I thought we could dedicate this post to some not so “regular” piercings, as well as some “basic” piercings with great jewelry optiona that we have had the pleasure of performing in the past few months. Multiple times we have clients who ask for something “different”. A majority of piercings have been done numerous times but every so once in awhile unique anatomy or jewelry style allow us to do some really fun! Enjoy!
The young lady above is sporting a beautifully well healed inverse vertical labret. We have done a number of these piercings and even though they can have a lengthy healing process for some, they are extremely complementary to the lips.
The young lady below is a regular at our studio. Kelly came in with her momma a few months back to get pierced and was interested in getting an inverse vertical labret like the young lady in the photo above. After talking to a few colleagues about different jewelry styles and placement, Kelly and I decided to take a slightly different approach to this piercing. Kelly is sporting a straight titanium labret stud with a small titanium disk, the very same style of jewelry used for a traditional labret. We noticed a much easier and less problematic healing process with this jewelry choice and will be offering it to clients in the future.
Kelly’s mom was just as awesome and decided that she needed a little “metal” in her life. She went with a basic, but not so common philtrum piercing. She is sporting a beautiful 16g prongset white opal.
The “Monroe” piercing is definitely one of our more common oral piercings. I hear a lot of people say that not everyone can “pull them off” but this young lady is having no such problem! Sam and I agree that placement for this piercing is key! Too high and it’s lost when someone smiles, too low and you run the risk of gum damage or snagging.
Jessica has been posted on our blog previously but we felt the need to post her again after she picked up these gorgeous CZ Plumeria Flower ends for her cheeks! We love working so closely with the Anatometal crew to make all of your jewelry dreams possible!
Nostril Piercings are one of our most common piercings at WAY. The human nose can vary so much that no two nostril piercings are ever the same. The two young ladies below wanted to put a little twist on the basic nostril piercing and decided to get paired piercings. From the photos you can see the ladies went slightly different routes and I feel like they suite them and their anatomy quite well!
Last year the Industrial seemed to be one of our most commonly requested ear cartilage piercings. This year we have had numerous requests for the forward helix. The two gals below are sporting a well healed 16g Industrial as well as a Industrial/ Forward Helix combo!
The piercing below is a different take on the traditional Industrial. This clients anatomy wouldn’t accommodate a “normal” Industrial so Sammy ordered her a custom surface barbell that would mock the placement and visual aesthetic. The barbell actually has 90 degree bends on both ends and exits out the back of the clients helix. We really hope to get a healed photo of this little one in the future!
The Anti-Tragus Piercing pictured below is a fairly uncommon piercing. The client below had ideal anatomy and was stoked to try something different. We hope to get a healed photo of this little guy in the future!
Sam and I LOVE doing Conch Piercings like the one below. With the right jewelry choice I feel like this particular piercing can be both subtle and very complimentary to the ears anatomy. This piercing can be performed at numerous angles to change the aesthetic and dictate different jewelry options and I think that is one main reason Sam and I jump on the chance to do such a piercing.
The Cartilage Piercing below we have started calling the “Feltcher” a friend and regular of ours came up with the name and it has kinda stuck around the shop. This piercing exits behind the rook and is pretty much a lower placed helix piercing. Healing is relatively quick with this piercing as it isn’t as prone to snagging and rests parallel to the side of the face. Also pictured is a beautifully healed 14g Conch piercing =]
The little one below was definitely a firecracker. Samantha had the joy of piercing her earlobes a few months back and she recently came in to switch out the ends on her Threadless posts. We are stoked to work with minors who understand what their piercing experience will entail and are capable of following aftercare as well as give consent to their piercing experience. We encourage parents to wait to have their children’s ears pierced until the piercee is able to articulate what they want and fully understand what will happen during their piercing.
Last but not least we have a few paired tongue piercings. These piercing, unlike a center or traditionally placed piercing, actually pass through the muscle of the tongue. This can lead to increased swelling as well as discomfort during the healing process. The first set of photos is of a healed set at 4 weeks after their downsize and the third photo are a fresh set performed by Sam during her guest spot at Nomad in San Francisco, Ca. We often enjoy consulting with people about these piercings to inform them of the possible risks involved so if you are enticed by these beauties drop on in and lets talk!
Well ladies and gents that is it for this post. Like I stated before, I am going to make it a point to make more frequent posts. Expect a post later this week for our Halloween Special as well as a post featuring a ton of larger gauge initial piercings as well as surface piercings and surface anchors!
Be well and we hope to see you at the shop soon!