BodyCandy Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what to get for that hard to shop for person on your list this holiday? Undecided on what direction to go in? Shop the BodyCandy gift guide for our top picks for the modified beauties in your life!

Money Shots: 0:31 and 0:59, 1:37 and 1:56

Gabby decided to start a dermal anchor project, and chose to let us record her experience with professional piercer James at American Skin Art in Buffalo, NY! James starts by cleaning the area where Gabby’s piercings will go. He then marks the locations for each dermal and measures to make sure they’re lined up on either side. A hollow piercing needle is used to remove the small section of skin where the anchor will be placed. James then inserts the dermal anchor. During healing, the skin grows around the anchor, holding the piercing in place. James then repeats the process on the other side.

Since the piercings are so close together, Gabby must return for a second visit to complete the project. 6 weeks later, James pierces her second set, and her dermal anchor project is complete.

Healing time: 2-3 months

Initial Jewelry: Dermal anchor, with interchangeable tops that can be switched out after fully healed.


New Plugs In Stock!

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We’re prepping for the holidays with new styles and trends. Is it about time you updated your plug collection? Are you sizing up? We hear the needs of our customers first, and we’ve got new plugs in stock.

For those of you on your journey to your goal size, we’re stocked up on stretching kits and stainless steel tapers that are perfect for sizing up safely and successfully.


A step by step guide to stretching your ears: Ear Stretching 101: How To Properly Stretch Your Lobes

The last 3 months of the year are unique in that they each have multiple birthstones. November lays claim to citrine and topaz. The yellow and orange that makes up citrine is perfect for this time of year! Topaz, in its precious state, also has a rich orange color. However, it comes in an array of other shades of yellow, blue and pink as well.

Not feeling those November colors? Try the staple fall shade: maroon. Variations of the color and different shades of red are EVERYWHERE this time of year. The Pantone color of the year marsala falls into this category as well. Which just so happens to match with another popular color trend – rose gold!

Wondering what to get that pierced and proud friend? Look no further! BodyCandy has your ultimate gift guide. The top 5 gifts we think any pierced individual would love. Feel free to list any additional suggestions in the comments!






BodyCandy’s Teen Vogue Debut

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If you’ve had a chance to pick up this month’s copy of Teen Vogue, you may have noticed musician Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis wearing our plugs in the 90′s style inspired Hot Fuzz feature!

Our matte black steel saddle plugs really are the perfect accessory for any outfit. Who’d of thought body piercing and Fred Perry could go together so well? There are no rules when it comes to fashion! Even a Black Titanium Cheater Plug gives the same look, without the commitment to stretching your ears.

Thanks for the awesome feature, Teen Vogue!

Recent trends in jewelry have seen a turn towards more a more delicate approach to fashion. But plain and simple doesn’t always do it for everyone. How do you establish that pop of color or that sparkle only a crystal can give? With druzy stones and opals. Druzy creates a glittering effect, much like a collection of small crystals. The stones are cut to create a rugged look atop of a natural material. They’re inexpensive and they shine like no other, so what’s not to love, right?

They’re inexpensive and they shine like no other, so what’s not to love, right?

Opals have a unique quality in that their stones can have almost every color of the spectrum in them with a dominating base color. Similar to the druzy with its sparkle, these gems are often rivals of the expensive diamonds, emeralds, etc.

Luckily, faux opal looks just as brilliant!

So you’ve decided to get a cartilage piercing done. Not only is there a wide array of options available to you as far as the choice of piercing, but also a huge selection of types of jewelry you can use. It can be confusing. Just because an earring says it’s for cartilage piercings, doesn’t necessarily mean it will fit for you, or fit in your type of piercing. This guide should help you better determine the type of jewelry and sizes you should be looking for.

Jewelry Type: Ring or Barbell
Gauge: 22 or 20 gauge if done at a piercing kiosk, 18-14 gauge if done by a piercer in a shop
Ring Diameter: 5/16″ – 1/2″
Barbell: 5/16″ – 3/8″

Jewelry Type: Ring or Barbell
Gauge: 18 or 16 (14 for larger ears)
Diameter: 3/8″ (Could be as small as 5/16″ or big as 7/16″ depending on anatomy)

Jewelry Type: Straight barbell (A captive ring can be used, depending on ear size)
Gauge: 14 or 12
Diameter: 1/2″ – 5/8″
Length: 5/16″ – 7/16″

Jewelry Type: Curved barbell or ring
Gauge: 18 or 16
Diameter: 5/16″ – 3/8″
Length: 1/4″ – 5/16″

Jewelry Type: Ring or barbell (curved may be more comfortable)
Gauge: 18 or 16
Diameter: 5/16″ – 3/8″

Jewelry Type: Ring, barbell, curved barbell
Gauge: 18 or 14
Diameter: 3/8″ (5/16″ for smaller anatomy, 7/16″ for larger)

Jewelry Type: Ring, or curved barbell
Gauge: 16 or 14 (18 sometimes used for smaller anatomy)
Diameter: 3/8″

Keep in mind that individual anatomy and comfort does play into this decision. Something that fits comfortably in your friend’s ear may not work for you. When it doubt, check with your piercer. They’ll be able to tell you the exact gauge you were pierced at, and measure to give you a good idea what length/diameter jewelry will fit you best!




New Arrivals: Septum Clickers

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2015 has seen the continued rise in septum piercings. With more and more people getting pierced, the style of septum jewelry is evolving. From basic horseshoe circular barbells, to elaborate designs and sparkling 14KT gold rings.

Check out some of our newest septum clickers!

NEW Septum Clickers
NEW Septum Clickers by bodycandy on Polyvore

Zombies have gone from being a feared part of horror fiction, to a part of pop culture. TV shows like “The Walking Dead” have made zombies cool. They’re everywhere. Still feared just as they always have been, some people even go so far as to believe a zombie apocalypse could happen! I like to keep my zombie beliefs in movies and books. My favorite zombie? Billy from Hocus Pocus.

Whether you buy into the hype or not, this season is really the time for the undead to shine.