Archive for Non-Pierced Body Jewelry
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.
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.
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:
- belly button rings – so many dope dangles!
- nipple rings
- industrial barbells
- captive rings
- cartilage earrings
- eyebrow rings
- nose rings
- labrets for lip piercings
- tongue rings
- plugs and tapers
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.
We’ve got body jewelry selections for merry pranksters and fools alike as April begins with a day of (hopefully) light-hearted tricks played by you and yours.
Fool your friends into thinking you got that piercing you’ve always dreamed of with faux, cheater, and non pierced jewelry selections . . .
Celebrate the spirit of the day with fun disguise inspired jewelry! Whatever your pleasure, save yourself a little pain and pick up your April Fool’s Day body jewelry here at BodyCandy.com.
One of the hottest trending pieces this year, rose gold body jewelry creates an aesthetic of luxury. These pieces go great with everything from evening wear to a swim suit, and pair particularly well with tanned skin and white fabrics. If you’re tired of steel or white gold, but yellow gold isn’t really your thing, try rose gold as an alternative. It’s warm tone compliments most skin and is a definite eye-catcher!
Looking to switch up your style without any commitment? Faux septum rings are the way to go, these luxurious and exotic styles add mystery and allure to any look. These darlings can also be layered or paired with pierced jewelry as well.
Adorn your delicate digits with beautiful cocktail rings, get the high fashion look without the price tag. Available also in mid ring styles, you can mix, match and layer these stunning styles to put the finishing touches on your ensemble.
Find all of the pieces in these sets by checking out our Polyvore! http://bodycandy.polyvore.com/
Avengers, assemble: Marvel has found the cure for what ails summer movies, this year in the form of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
While wunderkind Joss Whedon’s film The Avengers grossed $207.4 million during its debut weekend (giving it one of many records, including biggest opening debut in North America), Avengers: Age of Ultron is poised to Hulk-smash that record into smithereens. In fact, according to Boxoffice magazine, the film is projected to earn $217 million on its opening weekend in North America, making it the biggest feature-film debut of all time. Sure, that’s a drop in the bucket to Tony Stark, but a pretty impressive sum to most of us normal humans – and proof that comic books-turned-movies are hardly exclusive to nerds anymore.
This was truly a global project, thanks to not only its all-star cast, but the multiple locations worldwide where it was shot. Those who worry that the character they loved most from the first Avengers movie might not make an appearance? Rest assured that the mammoth number of actors signed on for this thing create a pretty good chance of seeing at least a glimpse or two (Loki fangirls – you know what I’m talking about). But since Joss Whedon claims he won’t be back for the subsequent Avengers adventures, this might be the last chance to experience the magic he’s so successfully woven into the franchise thus far, so savor away.
Why do we love the idea of superheroes so much? The theme of good vs. evil is as old as time itself, and the 21st century has been more than a little tumultuous. So perhaps it’s not too surprising that we love to lose ourselves battling the bad guys for a few hours on a hot summer night, either in a favorite air conditioned multiplex or under the stars at a throwback drive-in. Whatever way you choose experience your favorite superhero or heroine, adorn yourself with Marvel merch, assemble your friends, and cheer until you’re hoarse. Then maybe next weekend, do it all over again. Happy Summer Movie Season, BodyCandy fans!
It’s no big surprise that the most of the people you know have some kind of piercing. Ears are the big ones, with a whopping 83% of Americans having their lobes pierced. And not just the lobes, but tragus, cartilage, and daith rounding out some of the other areas where ears tend to attract holes. Some of the other popular piercing spots are the belly and nose, both of which require a little bit of commitment to maintain (not to mention the pain factor when it comes to actually getting the piercing). But what if you want to be on top of what’s trending without making a sometimes-irreversible hole?
Fake it, friends. And do it flawlessly.
In this post, we’ll talk about the trend that has really run away like a freight train, and the non-pierced alternatives: septum clickers.
While the number of people with pierced ears is high, only about 19% have their nose pierced (the stats don’t differentiate between a nostril piercing and septum piercing; while the nostril piercing is currently more common than a septum piercing, by what percentage? That’s anyone’s guess). So what’s an otherwise cool individual supposed to do if he or she wants to rock the look and avoid any long-term consequences? The answer: clip it on. No pain, no needles, no messy break-up when it’s apparent the relationship just isn’t working.
Thanks to a new batch of non-pierced septum rings and hangers, it’s possibly the easiest thing in the universe to replicate the style of your modified chums. Using the imitation septum ring is as easy as stretching the piece as wide as necessary to insert, then pressing the ends gently together to create a comfortable fit. And with metals ranging from silvery stainless steel to warm rose gold IP – bejeweled or unadorned – stealing the look also has options for just about anyone. Added bonus: giving the not-as-open-minded relative a minor shock, which never, ever gets old.
Clip earrings are essentially any style of earring that can be worn without necessitating a piercing for its use. There are two basic types of clip earring: lever back, and screw back. And the difference is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Lever back pieces involve a hinged lever that opens wide and then is re-shut to hold the item onto the earlobe, while screw back items literally screw into place. They screw open to create a space for the lobe, and then twist back in the other direction to tighten, and can be worn as tight or as loose as you like.
For those who have allergies, these items will often be available in silver, gold, or titanium plated options, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction by omitting lead and nickel. This is also true of many ear cuffs, which are an awesome option for those who like the look of cartilage earrings but don’t want the commitment involved with an actual piercing. Ear cuffs come in a variety of styles, but the most common are simple single cuffs, more ornate single cuffs with dangling decorative elements, double cuffs, and cuffs that extend down the ear, sometimes called “wrap cuffs.”
All of these items are completely piercing free, but can sometimes be worn by those who are pierced as well, either in conjunction with body jewelry, or in place of it. So check out the fabulous world of clip-ons, and don’t be afraid to mix it up!
Remember April Fools pranks from when we were kids? Whoopi cushions, hand buzzers, that nasty tasting joke gum… A few things have changed since then, but hopefully our senses of humor haven’t. After all, even adults need to have a little laugh once in a while, right?
As long as your tricks are harmless, good-natured, and don’t involve any vandalism, there’s no reason not to pull a few choice legs, especially if it ends up brightening someone’s spirits. So take a little time out for some light-hearted fun today. We promise we won’t tell. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
1. Send your friends or coworkers hilarious anonymous e-cards.
2. Change your voicemail greeting to “Hello? Hell-ohhh? Is anybody there?…”
3. Make some caramel-covered onions and leave them somewhere on a tray labeled, “Caramel Apples. Help yourself!”
4. Change your friend’s cell phone background image to a photo of broken glass when they leave the room.
5. Fake new tattoos or piercings with clip-on jewelry or temporary tattoos. (This one is a great prank to pull on your parents.)
Just make sure that you come clean at the end of an awesome prank, even if it only means yelling, “April Fools!”
For centuries, people have enjoyed playing practical jokes on each other on April Fools Day. Whether it’s putting saran wrap over the toilet bowl and waiting for your roommate’s panicked screams to echo from the bathroom, or some sort of elaborate lie about the death of your friend’s favorite celebrity, the day is perfect for messing with someone you love (or hate). So, here’s an idea:
Wouldn’t your youth pastor freak out if he saw you looking like that? Wouldn’t your children? That’s the beauty of temporary body art; Its fun, painless and, of course, temporary. Good for giving a little more edge to your look, adding a splash of color to your pallor, or giving your dentist something to look at during a teeth cleaning. Not to mention, of course, the many different practical jokes you can play on your grandparents, parents, little sisters, or just plain gullible friends by slapping on some tattoos and a couple fake nose rings, or rocking a cheater plug or two.
Whether you’re already pierced or not, you may be wanting a piercing in a specific spot for your Halloween costume. That’s where fake piercings come in. Faux piercing jewelry has gotten a lot better and more realistic since the days of stick-ons and spring clips, and with a set of illusion rings or cheater plugs, it’s never been easier to get the look you’re aiming for painlessly and temporarily. Just take a look.
These are standard illusion rings:
They come in two styles, one with a moveable ball to look like a ball captive ring, and one without that fakes the style of a continuous hoop or “segment ring.” The end with the flat bar goes on the inside area of your faux piercing (like inside your bottom lip, nostril, or ear cartilage), so that it’s hidden and doesn’t give anything away. The free end is what’s seen from the outside, and often appears so realistic that even up close nobody can tell.
To fake a row of multiple piercings in the same spot, like a line of helix piercings at the upper ear cartilage or a set of spider bites on the lower lip, a double or triple illusion ring of either style works like a charm.
Depending on where you’re planning to wear illusion jewelry, the hoop may need to be pried open gently to fit. Common places that faux piercing jewelry works well include the belly button, lips, nostrils, septum, ear lobes, and various places on the ear cartilage.
To simulate the look of a stretched lobe piercing, cheater plugs are a great fix. A cheater plug has wide removable ends that mimic the look of a 0 gauge plug, but with a small, 16 gauge center that fits through most regular piercings.
These handy little items come in almost as many styles as real plugs and tapers do, and when used correctly they fake the look of a gauged piercing so well that people may ask you where you got those awesome plugs.
Cheaters are most often worn in the ears, but standard straight faux plug styles can be worn in other piercings as well, like labrets, monroes, and some cartilage piercings.
So if you’re in need of quick and painless fix to make a Halloween costume accurate or more appealing, faux piercing jewelry is definitely the way to go. And when people compliment your awesome piercing, just smile and say, “thank you.”