Archive for Ear Piercings

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

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New Valentine’s Plugs

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“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.


NEW Gift Idea: BodyCandy Earring Sets

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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


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!


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


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!

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!




Industrial Barbell Sizing

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The barbell piercing worn in the ear cartilage goes by a few different names : The barbell is called an industrial barbell, construction bar, or industrial project bar. Sizing of these bars varies depending on the person, because everybody’s ears are a different size.

Industrial piercings are commonly done with a 14 gauge needle. The jewelry itself can range anywhere from 28mm to 50mm in length. You’ll need to ask your piercer or have your ear measured to ensure you are getting the right fit. The angle of the holes and the distance they are apart from each other will greatly effect whether an industrial barbell fits your ear or not. The ball ends of the barbell will be a 5 or 6mm screw fit. (Ball ends can be removed using our Body Piercing Ball Removal Tool)

As with any piercing, if you’re having difficulties finding the right fit or inserting/removing your jewelry, visit your piercer. They’ll be more than happy to assist you!

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start planning your costume or finding some really awesome Halloween body jewelry.

Skeletons and skulls are commonly seen in Halloween decor. Their symbolic meaning, as one would guess, is death and mortality. However, in some ancient societies, skulls were said to represent life and the embodiment of consciousness, particularly crystallized ones.

In fashion, skulls are widely used!  The late Alexander McQueen is credited with popularizing a fashion trend of stylized skulls, starting with skull-decorated bags and scarves.

BodyCandy has plenty of skeletons and skulls to go around this Halloween. Click the image to shop the rest of our Halloween body jewelry!

Halloween Body Jewelry


Handcrafted New Arrivals

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Handcrafted plugs, belly rings, industrial barbells, nipple rings and so much more are made here in our warehouse by our talented jewelers. If you’re looking for unique designs you won’t find anywhere else, these babies are your answer.

Shop all of our newest arrivals today!