Body Jewelry Questions

Body Jewelry Questions

Body Jewelry Removal Considerations

Hi Ms. Angel,

Hope you are well. You did my triangle piercing last year in Philly and I'd like to remove it for a few hours. Do you think it would be a problem to put it back in? BTW, I love it! 

My reply:

Hi.

There's a chance if you remove it you won't be able to reinsert it. On some women, this can happen instantaneously with triangle piercings, because of the way I manipulate the clitoral shaft to rest in front of the jewelry. There's a possibility it could slip back and block the channel even if the piercing is well established. I've had some very distressed clients who found out the hard way that it just couldn't  be reinserted, even after the briefest removal.

Since you love it, maybe you can avoid taking it out? 

Or, at the very least, I'd strongly suggest you get an insertion taper before you do so. That can help you to reinsert it with less difficulty or trauma. You can get them here:

http://www.bodycircle.com 

I'd suggest the one for threaded jewelry in the 12 gauge (which is the most common size I use and should be what you're wearing unless we discussed some other size, or you have stretched up since I pierced you).

Information that will be very helpful to you is located in Chapter 17 of my book, The Piercing Bible. Here's a brief excerpt that should prove useful if you decide to do any jewelry changes (or try out brief removal):

Insertion Tapers for Jewelry Changes

Spotlight on inGauge: The Body Jewelry Measuring Application

I'm so excited about the Pain Magazine "Spotlight" on inGauge, my awesome body jewelry measuring mobile app. It is in the December 2012 edition on page 28. You can view it on their site. I just had to share a glimpse of it here.


Pain Mag Spotlight on inGauge Body Jewelry Measuring APP

It reads:
Pain Magazine Spotlight on the inGauge App

by Scott Hove

In an effort to further enrich the ongoing relationship between piercers, their clients, and jewelry manufacturers, world-renowned author and piercer Elayne Angel has recently developed inGauge—a new mobile application designed specifically to aid members of the pierced community in sizing physical pieces of body jewelry.

Plastic Retainers to Keep Hood and Labia Piercings Open During Surgery

I received a message from the husband of a client I performed multiple genital piercings on:


Dear Elayne,

How are you doing? Hope all is well.

We have a quick question, Sharon unfortunately needs a knee replacement & will be the hospital for 3 days. We need remove her VCH  & the outer labias that you did (both are 10 gauge). They might be out at least 2 days before I could put them back in. We read your book & you suggest retainers, where should we go to in NYC or what can I do myself. I could get fishing line but I not sure it comes in 10 gauge & how to close the ends so it does fall out for the 2 days.

Again so sorry to bother you,

Thanks again, H.

Multiple Female Genital Piercings

Sorry to hear about S's knee surgery. I hope all goes well.

You can order inexpensive 10 gauge retainers here. That is a reliable website that is respected in the community.

I'm not sure where you could buy them locally, though. You'd have to call around.

Let me know if you have any questions and please send her my wishes for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery!

Thank you,

Elayne

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