Football is an American favorite past-time, and the Super Bowl is the big hoorah everyone looks forward to all season. For those of you who aren’t into sports, it’s an excuse to get together with family & friends. And don’t forget the snacks!

Who are you rooting for this year?

These aren’t limited edition pieces. We’ve got you covered year round with officially licensed NFL body jewelry!

 

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When it comes to body jewelry, the options are endless as far as style and type of jewelry you can use for each kind of piercing. Eyebrow rings (curved barbells) fit nicely into rook piercings, and even belly rings can be worn as earrings… if your lobes happen to be stretched to 14g. But remember, these pieces are made with their intended piercing in mind.

The appeal of jewelry designed for multiple uses is that all you need to know is the size of jewelry you should be wearing. Captive rings and segment rings can be worn in so many different piercings! Cartilage, septum, lip, nipple…

A bead captive ring closure provides a bit of extra sparkle to your metal. We recently got these beautiful opal captive rings in! The trick with these is that they can be difficult to close. A special set of pliers can be used to steady the ring/ball in place, making it a bit easier. (You can watch our instructional video here if you’re interested in the captive bead ring style.) Depending on the placement of your piercing and if you’ve got shaky hands, these may or mat not be the multi-use jewelry for you.

Hinged segment rings are a popular style of jewelry, resembling the simplicity of some initial piercing jewelry. They give a clean look, and look awesome when layered on in multiple helix piercings or worn as snake bites. The closure is a bit easier since it opens on a hing, and then fastens shut.

If the BCR style still has you nervous, but you want  a little more than just a plain ring, our new segment rings also come with gem accented options!

Whether you’re a sucker for sweet talkers, madly in love with your boo, or just a girly girl who loves love, Valentine’s Day is that one time of year where you can be sappy and romantic without feeling silly. We’re all secretly wishing to get struck by Cupid’s arrow. ‘That cute guy at the coffee shop is totally going to look my way today, I can feel it!’

If you haven’t checked out our newest arrivals this month, you should. They’re full of Valentine’s themed fun!

 

New Valentine’s Belly Rings

Click to shop our Valentine’s Belly Rings collection

New Valentine’s Plugs

Click to shop our Valentine’s Plugs

“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy—but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you—don’t bother me.”—Yohji Yamamoto

The color that goes with everything! If you’re hard pressed to find a color that matches, almost guaranteed black will do the trick. And for those of you with stretched lobes, finding black plugs to compliment any style is simple.

A recent feature in Teen Vogue magazine shows our Matte Black Steel Saddle Plugs mixed with a bright patterned outfit. The minimalist trend is in right now, and what better way to achieve this look than with a pair of all black plugs? They’re the go-to accessory you need in your collection!

Still not convinced? Check out some of our fan favorite picks for the best black plugs and tunnels.

2015 was a great year for new body jewelry! So many new styles made a name for themselves in a big way. The septum piercing trend hit its full potential with septum clicker designs fit for the goddess in us all. And don’t forget about the opals… we love opals! Look out for plenty of those in the coming year.

Want to know what #bodycandy items people are drooling over so far in 2016? Check out some of our trending items!

What are some of your favorites?
What styles are you really looking forward to trying out?

Ever wonder what makes the price of a 14KT gold piece of jewelry worth it? We’d like to give you a breakdown of why our solid 14KT gold nose rings are a great choice!

Our nose rings are set in a low profile setting. The setting has a flat bottom, to ensure the ring sits flush to the nose. Not only is there an aesthetic quality to this, but it also makes it less likely you’ll get the jewelry caught on something. Each stone has it’s own “seat” where a notch was cut into the setting to fit that individual stone by a professional, highly skilled craftsman. The stones are positioned as low as possible in the setting for a secure hold.

When buying 14KT gold nose rings, be wary of poor craftsmanship. Some jewelers use a setting that is shaped like a cone, with thin prongs that have no support from each other. Both of these factors make it easy for the diamond to shift out of place. The thin prongs are simply wrapped around the stones edge. The prongs are easy to see from the top of the jewelry and cover some of the beauty of the diamond.

Our jewelers take great care to prevent those things from happening. BodyCandy 14KT gold nose rings have a good amount of metal surrounding the setting, which means less of it covering the stone. This technique makes the piece of jewelry more sturdy, while also enhancing the diamond’s natural beauty and sparkle. You’d be hard pressed to find other diamonds in the industry of the same quality and within such a great price range!

It’s the time of year to show off your pierced pride as much as you can! Don’t let anyone tell you that your piercings and tattoos aren’t beautiful. They’re what makes you you. Flaunt ‘em if you’ve got ‘em and be proud of who you are!

Happy holidays from all of us here at BodyCandy!

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If you didn’t know, double nostril piercings are becoming a thing! Stefanie decided to have her second hole done by James at American Skin Art inBuffalo,NYand we got to watch.

The process starts with some clean up around the area to be pierced. James then eyes up the placement of her first piercing, and marks the second hole accordingly. Nose piercings are a relatively quick process. The needle is pushed through, and a cork is inserted onto the sharp end of the needle to avoid any accidental injury. Stefanie’s new nose jewelry is then pushed through the piercing right behind the needle, and twisted into place. A little bit of clean up and the piercing is done!

Healing Time: 3-4 months
Initial Jewelry: Nose screw or 5/16″-7/16″ diameter ring can be used.

Still too young for a piercing you really want to get? Stuck working a job that doesn’t allow you to have piercings? Not 100% certain you want to get that piercing? Trying to convince mom & dad that piercings can be classy & professional? You can still achieve that pierced look without the commitment to pierce. BodyCandy carries a wide array of faux body jewelry for all types of piercings. Our newest additions are clip on nose hoops. Decorated with colorful opals and sparkling gems, these rings are a huge hit!

For a more bold look, look towards one of the hottest piercings of the most recent years: the septum piercing.

Clip on septum rings are a great way to decide if the septum piercing is a good look for you! Plus they’re just cute. Many of our pierced septum clickers come in faux jewelry options as well.

The best part about fake septum jewelry? They look just like the real thing when you’re wearing them. Check it out!

 

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for others this holiday, gift guides are all over the place! Sometimes your shopping venture just needs stocking stuffers and small gifts of quantity. I don’t know about you, but the look of piercings all the way up the ear is one of my favs! And it’s the perfect excuse to accessorize like crazy for the holidays.

Anyway. The new earring sets we just got in are too good not to share! Check the links underneath the photo to shop these awesome styles.

1. Silver Tone Clear Septenary Ear Cuff and Stud Earring Set - $12.99
2. Burnished Silver Wild West Feather Chain Earring Set - $11.99
3. Gold Tone Clear Ball Stud Earrings and Triple Clear Ear Cuff Set - $11.99
4. Gold Tone Imitation Pearl Clear and Black Earring Set - $11.99
5. Silver Tone Aurora Marquis Clear Chain Ear Cuff Stud Earring Set - $11.99