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Location: in the flat part of the ear, sometimes called the outer shell, between the ridges of the helix and antihelix

Jewelry: initially, a straight barbell from 16 gauge (1.2mm) to 12 gauge (2mm) is usually used in lengths typically ranging from 5/16″ (8mm) to 3/8″ (10mm); jewelry types used can also include labret studs with flat or ball backings

Healing: total healing time is anywhere from 3-9 months; can take longer; usually 6 months on average

Aftercare: about twice a day, wash with warm water and antibacterial soap; sea salt solutions and sprays can aid with the process and both are recommended for use in an aftercare routine

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If you like your fashion, film, & music darkly dramatic

you might know what I’m talking about.

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If you think “That looks a lot like my family portrait”

you might know what I’m talking about.

 

 Did you look at this little guy did you think–

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“Super scary cute!?” You definitely know what I’m talking about. Proceed!

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Antique finishes, intricate detailing, and bold blues, greens, and reds are all yours!

There’s no question about the prevalence of the rising trend of native and southwestern jewelry, so we figured we should give you guys a look at all the awesome inspired styles we already have available in our inventory – plus some BRAND NEW ones that just launched on our site! The entrancing hues of turquoise and the rustic finished looks of these pieces will have you ready for a fashion stand-off no matter what body jewelry style you’re put up against.

Whether you’re looking for dangling chandelier belly rings or want to try out a pair of our new ear weights for stretched ears, there are plenty of options to bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl without resorting to the dust and dry of the wild, wild west.

Click the “read more” link to see our new southwestern-inspired looks and get to browsing these beauties because styles this wild won’t last long!

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Location: through the deep central bowl-shaped shell (called the concha) of the inner cartilage of the ear; large surface area provides for a variety of options for placement and projects

Jewelry: initially, a straight barbell or large-diameter circular ring from 16 gauge (1.2mm) to 12 gauge (2mm) is usually used in lengths typically ranging from 5/16″ (8mm) to 3/8″ (10mm) and diameters ranging from 1/2″ (12mm) to 5/8″ (16mm) to keep from restricting the edge of the ear; jewelry types used can also include curved barbells, BCRs, horseshoe circular barbells, and labret studs

Healing: total healing time is anywhere from 3-9 months; can take longer; usually 6 months on average

Aftercare: about twice a day, wash with warm water and antibacterial soap; sea salt solutions and sprays can aid with the process and both are recommended for use in an aftercare routine

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Even though the end of summer may seem like it has already come and passed, we still have a couple of more weeks to have fun in the sun!

Here at BodyCandy.com, we have the sparkle and shimmer that the waves at the beach will still be greeting you with this weekend. With a HUGE selection of belly button rings, along with plenty of other fantastic body jewelry options, just take a dive into our store for some modified-approved cures for your end of summer FOMO. Many of the products featured in the main image of this post are either totally brand new styles or are part of our super discounted Almost Free body jewelry sale. You can totally grab some more back-to-school looks on the low!

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Jacqui, friend of a BodyCandy colleague, came to us looking for a new tragus piercing. Of course we knew exactly where to go and who to see – our buddy James at American Skin Art in Buffalo, NY.

Off camera, James cleans the area and grabs his sterilized equipment. Hopping up on the table, Jacqui lays back and James directs her to tilt her head so that he can clearly see the tragus area for the piercing. A hollow receiving tube is lined up behind her tragus, and it’s time! James pushes the needle through, then steadies it and corks the sharp end. Jacqui’s tragus jewelry is ready to be inserted! James pushes the needle the remainder of the way through her tragus and along comes a new cartilage stud. James securely screws the ball end on the back of the tragus, and Jacqui is all set!

Healing time: 3-9 months, often longer

Initial Jewelry: Straight barbell cartilage stud.

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Location: through the highest fold of the cartilage at the top of the ear; located between the inner and outer conch areas

Jewelry: initially, a circular ring or curved barbell ranging from 18 gauge (1mm) to 16 gauge (1.2mm) is usually used in diameters and lengths typically ranging from 5/16″ (8mm) to 3/8″ (10mm); jewelry types used can also include BCRs, eyebrow rings, and horseshoe circular barbells

Healing: total healing time is anywhere from 3-9 months; usually around 6 months or more on average

Aftercare: about twice a day, wash with warm water and antibacterial soap; sea salt solutions and sprays can aid with the process and both are recommended for use in an aftercare routine

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It’s happening. Your piercings are about to be the object of attention on one life’s most judgemental runways: THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. The question is: are you ready? Are you missing key pieces and jewelry supplies? We are here to help.


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We’ve got replacement posts in curved and straight and horseshoe barbells too! Replacement balls? Replace them all! We’ve got a pattern or print for you. If you need o-rings we’ve got the thing in clear and black for hearty hold, and if festival season was your only reason restock glow sticks for party goals.

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Say no to the old, the tired, the busted @s$ jewelry that you’ve worn all summer. Start the school year with new barbells, balls, o-rings, and more and remember that Bodycandy.com is always looking out for you.


 

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So, what does it mean if your body jewelry is annealed?

When you see the word “annealed” to describe a metal object, that means it has gone through a heat treatment process where the metal is then cooled very slowly in order to reduce the immobility of the hardened state. That means that body jewelry that would normally be non-adjustable can be transformed into a flexible version of the same durable material. What does this mean for you and your pierced style? Now we can achieve seamless looks that do not require tools and can bend easily to create a more customized fit for you and your piercing.

Our new d-rings are currently available in 16 gauge with post length options of 5/16″ (8mm), 3/8″ (10mm), and 1/2″ (12mm). Check ’em out and try out a new style that’s sure to please your need for a dainty septum ring look or some close-fitted cartilage ear candy coordination. These versatile examples of annealed body jewelry feature rounded-off ends that can be twisted open to fit into your piercing and then twisted shut again in an s-curve movement for a secure fit wherever you choose to adorn.

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hands-1031131__180You (and I) have asked this question in every clothing store that has ever sold us a damn thing. Why?

Because Johnny Cash wore black in mourning for the lives that could have been.

Because when laundry day comes your dirty clothes mountain the blackest thing you’ve ever seen.

Because counterculture fashion can’t do without dark threads, baby.

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Run, it’s the fuzz!

Counterculture and its love for the color black dates back to prehistoric times (and possibly the world’s first taggers) when 18,000ish years ago our crafty ancestors in France got busy making black pigment from charcoal, ground bone, and various ingredients to leave behind . . . graffiti! – or – “cave art” for you fancy historians out there.

 

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The meme kid is totally not wearing black.

Ancient Egyptians considered black the color of fertility and ancient Romans assigned black dye fabrics to be worn by craftsmen and artists (big surprise, artists in black, amiright!). In Latin, the base word for “black” was associated with all things brutal and is even the root of the English word for “atrocity” (now we know why the metalheads are on board).

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Not all kids who wear black are goth kids but all goth kids love their basic black!

Black was the signature color of the Industrial Revolution and was worn religiously by writers of the Romantic movement (the William Blake kind, not the Danielle Steel kind). The battle between good and evil in Western culture has always been waged between a hero on a white horse and a man dressed all in black.

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For you and me and pretty much every grunge / emo / metal / goth / glam / artsy / pierced / punk / tattooed and delightfully, differently unique kid you know the color black is a life essential.

Black is the color of social defiance, of the battle to preserve individuality, and occasionally even worldwide revolutionary change. If your closet looks like a black hole and your mom is always bugging you to try on something with a little color then rest assured that you are in good company and always remember to wash in cold water.

Comment with your own basic black photos of your colorless closet, favorite outfit, or black body jewelry!