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Jun
23

America the Modified

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Get into a more patriotic state of mind for the 4th of July with a body jewelry upgrade that will say something to the world about your all-American style!

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Find a little freedom and justice for all of your favorite piercings here by clicking below for a perfectly patriotic selection from our red, white, and blue section!

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With the official start of summer just a little more than a week away, there’s plenty of cause to celebrate the incoming season of sunny vibes and warm weather! Don’t know where to start with all of this summer excitement buzzing about in your thoughts? I mean, there’s beaches to go to and sunscreen to apply and long neglected pools to fill! Well, even if we can’t help you out with your summer plans, we’ve got you covered with our summer themed body jewelry with styles for all kinds of beach bunnies (even if you don’t like the beach!).

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An endless variety of belly button rings with summer, beach, and ocean inspired designs can be found both in our Cinco de Mayo category as well as our Martini/Happy Hour category (which includes fun tropical themed jewelry!). Don’t have your belly button pierced? Not to worry! There’s plenty of other options as far as summer body jewelry goes:

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And that’s just the start of it all! Browse through our immense inventory to find a summer style all your own!

Please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below asking for the product numbers of ANY of the body jewelry featured in today’s blog post!

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While it may not be the time for our hometown team of the Buffalo Sabres to win the Stanley Cup (there’s always next year, right?), there’s still a great series of upcoming games in store for the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins as they battle for the ultimate prize in the NHL.

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Make sure you get your style in the spirit of hockey season before it’s all over with our selection of officially licensed NHL body jewelry, which currently includes belly button rings, industrial barbell cartilage earrings, and barbell tongue rings featuring a logo inlay or charm of your favorite hockey team.

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Want to know the schedule for the final games? Check out the official NHL page for their schedule or keep your eyes out for these upcoming games:

Game 1: Monday 5/30 at 8pm: San Jose @ Pittsburgh

Game 2: Wednesday 6/1 at 8pm: San Jose @ Pittsburgh

Game 3: Saturday 6/4 at 8pm: Pittsburgh @ San Jose

Game 4: Monday 6/6 at 8pm: Pittsburgh @ San Jose

Game 5: Thursday 6/9 at 8pm: San Jose @ Pittsburgh

Game 6: Sunday 6/12 at 8pm: Pittsburgh @ San Jose

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS WIN!

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Don’t see body jewelry for the team you rooted for this season? Let us know in the comments so that we can stock up for you to enjoy some hockey fanatic fashion yourself!

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When it comes to the metals and materials used to create your body jewelry there is always new and changing information. At Body Candy we do our best to help you make an informed decision but we ALWAYS recommend that you ask your own trusted piercer for advice specific to you.

With that said I give you a few final bits of information about some of our most popular and commonly used materials.

Platinum:

  • Platinum is a dense heavy metal with a high resistance to corrosion and wear.  It’s high shine, maintains a silvery white tone, and is also the least reactive of all metals when it comes to skin and piercings.
  • Platinum jewelry is an excellent hypoallergenic choice for piercings but the material itself is rare and comes with a higher price tag.

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Sterling Silver:

  • Sterling silver–even when combined with another metals–is soft enough to scratch, creating nicks that can be a trigger for bacteria.
  • Silver tends to oxidize when it comes in contact with body tissues or fluids and the result (tarnish!) is not good for your piercing.
  • Do not wear sterling silver jewelry in unhealed body piercings or if you are prone to allergic reaction!

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Acrylic:

  • “Acrylic” refers to varieties of plastic like lucite and plexiglass that are super light and great for larger gauge piercings.
  • Acrylic jewelry comes in every color and print you can imagine but is much easier to break or shatter than other materials.
  • Bending, heating, and dropping are death for acrylic jewelry which means Acrylic can not be sterilized and is not a good choice for people who are prone to allergic reactions or for use in unhealed body piercings.

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Still have questions? Check out the April 17th and April 13th blog posts for information on some of our other metals and materials or call our customer service department 9-5pm Monday through Friday (Eastern Standard Time) at 1-800-694-1426They will be happy to suggest a choice for you!

Remember: the best person to ask for a recommendation of the material that is best for you is a trusted piercer and the only qualified person to ask about symptoms of allergic reaction is a medical professional!

Apr
19

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Happy 4/20!

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With the growing acceptance of all things cannabis lately, the 20th of April will carry more of a reason for celebration than ever before. No matter your choice on whether or not to participate in the holiday’s hazy traditions, we’ve got you covered in today’s post with some fun 420 history and a plethora of awesome weed-related jewelry and accessories.

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Rasta Santa Claus enjoys his 4/20 responsibly.

But why this date? What makes April 20th and the time of 4:20 so special to the cannabis community? There are a lot of myths surrounding the origins of this holiday, which isn’t too surprising since some weed enthusiasts are known to have difficulties remembering the time to get the pizza out of the oven. Likewise, the story itself is nothing short of what you would expect from the celebration considered the Oktoberfest for potheads.

4/20: A Brief History

Let’s take a little trip back to the year 1971 – the year when five high school students from California first uttered the term “4:20” whilst meeting daily at that specific time under their school’s statue to partake in a smoke session before wandering around the wilderness searching for a legendary lost cannabis crop allegedly left behind by “some dude from the Coast Guard.”

Despite never stumbling upon their pot field treasure, the term “420” lived on in infamy as a code to conceal drug use from parents and teachers that eventually found its way into pop culture (thanks to one of the high schooler’s older brothers being a friend of the bassist for the Grateful Dead) to become the number that is now synonymous with the plant and the culture that surrounds its consumption.

A 2014 article from Vice News has a bunch of interesting facts and research about this day and its origins if you feel like incorporating a little knowledge into your holiday this year.

One of my favorite tidbits from the article is the fact that the Denver, Colorado Interstate mile marker 420 has been stolen so many times that it was replaced with mile marker 419.99 to deter further theft.

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If you’re looking for some 4/20 friendly body jewelry to show off your love for the holiday, we’ve got a TON of awesome options for you to check out, including:

Our stash plugs are the perfect way to keep your goods secure, and we even carry herb grinder plugs for easy rolling no matter where you might find yourself.

Want something even more resourceful? Check out our 0 gauge pipe talon taper (it’s the blue Sherlock-like piece in the above image) made from unobtanium borosilicate glass for the perfect piece to add to your stash.

Another cool option for 4/20 body jewelry is our glow-in-the-dark items! A selection of our logo inlay jewelry features the ability to glow, which only adds to the righteous style you’ll gain from wearing it. This colorful rasta pot leaf belly ring is an especially popular choice on our site.

We also carry a selection of weed-themed jewelry for those who haven’t delved into the vast world of body modification just yet, featuring fashion jewelry and accessories including the products featured in the image below. Additionally, a lot of our jewelry with rasta colors and marijuana leaf designs are currently a part of our clearance section for an easily affordable celebration.

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Use coupon code “BC420” for 15% off of your purchase, which is valid until Friday, April 22nd, 2016.

Do you want to know more about what you are putting into your piercings? This is basic information about some of our most popular and commonly used styles. Stop by next week for ongoing information about the variety of materials we use. 

316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel: This high shine, no frills marvel is the perfect combo of function and anti-fashion thanks to its colorless, simple style that makes it the go-to material for ever-changing trends.  If you are prone to allergic reaction and find that you cannot wear “plain” metal body jewelry this may not be right for you. 

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Solid Titanium: Grade 23 titanium is high quality and is used for solid titanium pieces which are composed of an alloy of pure titanium and other metals or elements.  The “grade” listed with titanium products is a reference to the exact composition and oxygen content of the metal.  This type of titanium can be heat sterilized and is considered hypoallergenic so its a great choice if you are prone to allergic reaction.

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Anodized Titanium: Titanium can be used for both solid titanium pieces as described above or as an outer coating for items plated in titanium.  Like gold plated jewelry, anodized titanium pieces are composed of a hard metal core like surgical steel and a high shine outer coating: in this case, titanium.  This allows for a variety of bright, colorful jewelry. Body Candy is generally able to list the base metal for anodized and plated jewelry. If you are prone to allergic reaction you should choose pieces with a base metal that is right for you. 

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Gold Plated: When an item is listed as “gold plated,” the item is not solid gold.  The base is composed of a harder metal like surgical grade stainless steel which is coated with a thin layer of lustrous gold for a shining finish.  This creates the look of gold but with greater stability and a lower cost. Many people can wear plated items but if you are unable to wear stainless steel body jewelry this may not be a good choice for you. 

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See April 13th post for info about 14k Gold, Bioplast, and PTFE

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Check back soon for information about Platinum, Acrylic, and Sterling Silver!

 

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1)

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks! It’s that time of the year: the start of the regular baseball season for Major League Baseball. After a great opening night on Sunday, we have a lot to look forward to. Thirty teams from the U.S. and Canada will pitch, swing, and run for the winning title in the World Series…but we’ve still got a whole season to watch play out before that!

Want something to show off your support for your sport? We have officially licensed MLB body jewelry featuring logos from the most recent champion, Kansas City Royals, as well as the team who claims the most titles: the New York Yankees (as well as many of the other great teams that are part of the MLB). Belly rings, industrial barbell earrings, belt buckles, and more are available on our site right now, so make sure you grab some gear to advertise your love for the game of baseball.

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Don’t see your team? No need to fret! We have more licensed MLB jewelry coming in as the season progresses, so keep checking back to adorn yourself with some flair from your favorite baseball team!

Upcoming Events in the World of Baseball:

April 15th – Jackie Robinson Day: commemorates and honors the day that Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player, made his major league debut. This year will be the 69th anniversary of his start with the Brooklyn Dodgers (now known as the Los Angeles Dodgers).

May 31st – Roberto Clemente Day: Roberto Clemente’s former team, the Pittsburg Pirates, will play the Florida Marlins for two games in legendary and charitable Clemente’s home of Puerto Rico for this year’s honoring of the player whom best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual’s contribution to his team – the Roberto Clemente Award.

June 9th-11th – 2016 MLB Draft: The Philadelphia Phillies will start out the draft this season, and there are a lot of decisions to be made; tune in to see what changes and additions will be made to your favorite (and rival) teams. Check out the full draft order by clicking here.

If you don’t have an easy way to catch your game but you have an internet connection, there’s some great news for you that was recently announced. According to their article posted following opening day, Yahoo Sports plans to allow for free streaming of one specific MLB game per day (commercial breaks and all) for the entire season! How awesome is that?!

Click here to view the full game schedule for this season