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August 19, 2011 - 7:12am
I loved the idea of a genital piercing and had been contemplating one for many, many years, but didn't know where to begin. (I live in a really rural area.) When I turned 50 this year, I decided now is the time! And so I preceded to do some internet research. Of course I quicky discovered Elayne's detailed website and found all the info I needed to give me the confidence to go for it; and checking her calendar, low and behold, Elayne's guest spot at Infinite Piercing in Philly just happened to coincide with some travels of mine. It was fate! I quickly booked an appointment, and am now proud to say that at 50 yrs old I have a VCH piercing! Elayne was a doll; warm yet professional and the whole thing was over so quickly. The healing has gone extremely well so far, and I look forward to test-driving my new piercing soon. (My husband is psyched! ;) Just want to encourage all you older women out there to follow your bliss! And if you have the good fortune to connect with Elayne like I did, all the better; you'll be in good hands. Elayne is a rock star, conquering the world one piercing at a time!!!
August 18, 2011 - 4:02pm
I just wished to express my thanks to the wonderful outline you gave in regards to VCH piercings as I'd wanted one done for some time now. A friend had hers done prior to mine and was frustrated by the lack of sensation and was directed to your site. As suspected, hers wasn't placed as it should have been and they used the wide open forceps that are generally seen used on eyebrow piercings, etc. (Huge gaping hole, looks more like tongs, rather than the forceps that appear to have an NRT type hole on both ends.)
Your site was a gold mine! I was able to make a much more educated decision on what I wanted to get and why, and spoke with my piercer who comes into town once every few months (he used to work at a local studio in Ottawa/In Living Colour, but now has his own in another city - Piercings by J @ Inksmith Tattoos in Guelph), so I bombarded him with questions based on your site.
I just had my piercing done yesterday and I couldn't have been happier! Now, while you, yourself, did not do the piercing, it's because of you that I was able to have what I was looking for...So again, you have my sincerest thanks!
August 16, 2011 - 9:43am
I just want to say thank you for providing such a wealth of piercing information. I did my due diligence beforehand, scouring the web for information and photos on VCH piercing. Your website not only gave me the information I sought, but also included photos of what it was supposed to look like and what it was NOT supposed to look like! That was so helpful! I used your referral list and visited Byriah Dailey at Texas Tattoo Emporium (downtown location). He is a terrific guy! He was very professional, gentle, and put me completely at ease. My piercing looks beautiful and I am so very pleased! I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Houston area. Thank you again, Elayne, for your dedication to providing easily accessible, thorough and accurate piercing information.
August 15, 2011 - 3:00pm
I think you are awesome! My husband and I have a list of piercings we want, we already have a few! But we would love to have you do them! Is there any chance you might be coming close to VA? Anytime!! We need a VCH a frenum, naval, eyebrow, and maybe a nipple piercing. Richmond, or VA Beach are both great places to consider coming too!! Thanks, Jennifer
August 8, 2011 - 12:09am
This website opened my eyes!! I never realized that there were so many different types of female piercings. I am seriously thinking of getting a piercing now!! Thank you Elayne for educating the public and making this information easily accessible.
August 5, 2011 - 10:49am
Elayne is amazing. Such a great communicator. I felt completely at ease when I had my nipples pierced by her. From the minute we started to talk about the piercing, I knew I was in good hands. And throughout, I always knew what to expect. It was a fantastic time. I have never had a better piercing experience.
Thank you so much!! I love them!!
August 1, 2011 - 9:14pm
Elayne is VERY helpful and informative. She helped me with my VCH issues. If youu If you need advice on a piercing, ask Elayne!
August 1, 2011 - 7:22am | Website
i love this book very much, you can find every important aspects of body piercings in it! i cant read it enough
July 29, 2011 - 4:06pm
Wow. Opened my eyes to the beauty and skill of your profession. I live in UK and not got the gutts [or the money probably!] but couldn;t leave this site without showing my appreciation.
July 27, 2011 - 2:57pm
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 - 2:12pm
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 - 2:29pm | 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 - 6:56pm
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 - 6:36pm
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 - 10:15pm
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 - 9:23pm
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 - 8:02am
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 - 1:59am
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 - 9:06pm
hahaha! It was June-not July. Sorry. :-D
July 3, 2011 - 9:04pm
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!
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