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July 27, 2011 - 3:57pm
I just read the article you posted on saline soak. To anyone who hasn't tried it, please do. Regular soaks have helped me through the healing of my frenum ladder and are now providing comfort and relief to my newly acquired apadravya. The only word I can use to describe "the soak" is soothing. I'd like to thank you one more time for my most intense piercing experience to date! Keep up the incredible work. Love and miss you, ray
July 25, 2011 - 3:12pm
It was my pleasure to meet you this past week at Prix on Sunset in West Hollywood. You and the Prix team made my piercing very easy. I wanted to share thoughts for women that might be considering...
Firstly prior to my piercing I contacted Elayne, and she was a dear and answered all of my questions. I also followed her pre- piercing recommendations and cut out several herbal vitamin that contained ingredients that were on Elayne's list of things not to have - and yes that included wine. I also purchased a complete multivitamin with vitamin K and iron to build my body's immunity and over all health. And I purchased vitamin C for post piercing health. The day of the piercing, I did take Tylenol (an approved pain killer.) I think all of these recommendations really helped to get my body physically prepared.
The day of the piercing, the Prix staff was great. Prix is immaculately clean. Elayne is very professional and knowledgeable, and she explained every step of the process from paperwork, to sterilization, to what she was doing and why. The entire process from prep to my leaving Prix, including jewelry purchase took one hour. The actual piercing was swift and took less than a minute. After there were thoughtful freebies, including sea salt, organic lubricant for sex, and a panty liner just in case. As I told Elayne, my private piercing was easier than my navel piercing! I left the studio with absolutely no discomfort.
I think the before care and after care that Elayne gives is critical to such an intimate piercing. I was able to resume my normal sexual activity within 72 hours; although I have taken oral sex off the table until being completely healed. My piercing looks great, I feel great, and I am eternally grateful for having had the opportunity to be pierced by one of the best.
Thanks so much Elayne, I appreciate you.
Continued blessings and success!
One last tip - travel size lotion bottles with wide opening work perfectly gor soaking on the go.
July 21, 2011 - 3:29pm | Website
Hey Elayne, just wanted to say Hi. I started stretching my ears a few weeks ago, and researching body modification at the same time. I'm only sixteen, so I'm not yet able to really get anything done, but I already have a laundry list of mods that I want done when I turn eighteen. It seems everywhere I go, your name is mentioned and your book is linked to. I'm in the process of acquiring your book right now, and can't wait to read it. I also wanted to complement you on your tattoos. They are wonderful. I have wanted a pair of hawks wings for awhile, and looking at your angel wings, the wanting was only strengthened. :) Good luck, and may the wind be always at your back. - Forrest.
July 20, 2011 - 7:56pm
Elayne Angel has written a “must have” book for anyone interested in any type of piercing. The Piercing Bible is crammed with information to help you clearly understand all aspects of your piercing experience, including; piercing terms, safety, finding a qualified piercer, after-care and living with your piercing. Elayne shares her vast knowledge from her lifetime of professional experience in a totally accessible way. It's a fun, fast, interesting read and I couldn't put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her book and highly recommend that anyone with 1 or 100 piercings keep this book as a permanent reference guide. Be sure to check out her videos too. It's great knowing what to expect before I ever walk into a piercing studio and I've discovered all kinds of fun piercings to consider in my personal body mod journey.
July 20, 2011 - 7:36pm
Another great experience. My VCH (done in Long Beach, CA Nov. '09)went off without a hitch and this time, in Hollywood, my tongue piercing went smoothly, too. Even my husband, who is EXTREMELY conservative, was impressed with your knowledge, concern, time spent, ability and the wonderful personalities of you and Buck. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
July 16, 2011 - 11:15pm
Hey Elayne, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you. I was very nervous about getting my VCH piercing but you made me feel extremely confortable. Today marks day two and the healing is going great. I hardly notice that it is there unless getting up from a sitting position. Very minimal pain if any. The bleeding has stopped as well. Prior to coming down and getting my VCH I researched many reviews regarding the pain and healing time. I was surprised to find that my experience was somewhat different from alot of reviews I read. The pain was hardly anything. Seriously, no joke. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Your book is such a wealth of information. I have learned so much in such a small amount of time. Thank you for such a great experience. Take Care
July 10, 2011 - 10:23pm
I just wanted to say thank you. I have read all through your blog and it convinced me to finally get the VCH piercing I've been wanting. I looked through your referral page and found Body Piercing By Bink. They were absolutely amazing! I drove 2 hrs to get to his shop because i was afraid of not getting what i wanted and i am SO glad that i did. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and with their professionalism. The whole experience was way easier than i could ever have imagined. And the piercing looks fantastic! Based on your photos and blog they did a top notch amazing job. So i just wanted to say thank you :)
July 6, 2011 - 9:02am
Thank you for all your hardwork and dedication to the piercing industry. The right information is so important to have, as there are way too many people out there claiming to be piercers and tattoo artists. Keep up the good work, and thanks again.
July 4, 2011 - 2:59am
Elayne's book made me feel much more comfortable about getting pierced and when i intended to get only one, i'm now on my fourth and still counting. It provides a great insight on what piercing really is and i still read it often.
July 3, 2011 - 10:06pm
hahaha! It was June-not July. Sorry. :-D
July 3, 2011 - 10:04pm
I drove 600 miles to New Orleans to meet you and have you pierce me in July! I am so happy that I did! Elayne, you are awesome! I have to say that my VCH has made me feel so much more confident and sexy! Now I just need the right jewelry. Thank you Elayne! I hope to see you again soon!
July 1, 2011 - 7:20pm | Website
Thank you for such an amazing learning experience! I purchased your book over a year ago and was thrilled at how informative and extensive it was. I currently work at a tattoo shop as the sole piercer and have never once had any problems. I keep your book on hand for quick reference and take it to every tattoo party I work at outside of the shop. My clients find it to be very helpful when they are asking questions, or are unsure about what they want to pierce exactly. I am wondering if you have written anything in regards to dermals? I am now in training (self-taught just like with when I used your book to begin being a professional piercer) to begin offering them to my clients and would love any insight you could provide. Thanks again for being the BEST TEACHER I could of EVER asked for. Even how you wrote it made me feel completely at ease!!!! (As most know, when beginning as a piercer, one can feel alot of apprehension- but you made that all melt away in a snap!) Sincerely, Rae Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23, 2011 - 9:03pm
FANTASTIC site Elayne! :D
June 22, 2011 - 7:01pm
Im a piercer form Norway. I have now order your book and Im looking so much forward to read it.
Have a nice summer.
June 19, 2011 - 4:55pm | Website
Looking forward to seeing you on next trip. I am now single and would love to partake at your b&b&p when you open.
Comment by angel
Paul, My old buddy! Great to hear from you. Please email me at elayneangel[at] piercingbible[dot]com or hit the contact button on this website!
Shannon "TriXx" Messer
June 17, 2011 - 6:25pm
I just got my copy of The Piercing Bible. I can't put it down. I've been piercing for 6 years now and I have learned so much in that time. I learn more every day. I think I have learned more in the last few hours then i have in the last few years. The advise is amazing and it really makes you evaluate yourself and your practices! Thank you so much for writing it. I think i might pick up a few more copies for my shop so my customers can read it and be more informed!
June 15, 2011 - 5:47pm
My husband and I saw you NOLA June 2nd and I had a VCH and he got a frenum. Mine healed within a week and feels so amazing! And not to mention its beautiful, perfectly placed! Can't wait for you to come back as I think next I'll get my nipples done :) Thanks again for an amazing job!
June 14, 2011 - 11:04pm
Hi Elayne,You did my VCH in January at Prix in West Hollywood... and I absolutely love it (it's been responsible quite for a few insane orgasms... who knew!) It healed so quickly and beautifully and I just think you did a perfect job. Now I'm obsessing over a triangle piercing and can't wait to see you in LA come July to have it done and have you change my VCH jewelry.
You're awesome at what you do!
June 7, 2011 - 3:07am
Hi Elayne, I first saw you on TLC's "Strange Sex." It seemed to me that you were extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, and I did a TON of research on you, as well as your body modifications. I had been thinking of getting a VCH piercing for quite a while, and I had been checking out your website. I looked under your piercer referrals tab, and did some research on Didier Suarez at Enigma Professional Piercing. I booked my appointment, and I am so glad I did! He is an amazing piercer, and made me feel completely comfortable. I wasn't too scared about the pain of the piercing, just anxious about "spreading my junk to a stranger." My fears were unwarranted, I realize now, because Didier is awesome. Anyway, I really just want to thank you for recommending him, I am so glad that I got the VCH, and I love it so much more than I ever thought I would.
June 4, 2011 - 5:00pm
I wish I had found this site earlier. Now I know that almost each of my piercings was done incorrectly - but still I'm glad to have them anyway. I'm going to buy your book, in case not to get fooled again by countless unexperienced piercers round here. Thanks a lot! Wish I could be like you one day.
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