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Elayne Angel


Dear Elayne, I wanted to write and thank you for your information about the VCH piercing that you provided in your Piercing Bible. I have read that book from cover to cover several times. Armed with the proper information I found a local, experienced piercer who performed my piercing correctly. My lifestyle is probably the polar opposite of yours (no judgement intended here) and 10 years ago I would have never set foot in a piercing studio, believing that they were pretty good places to pick up some unwanted diseases. Complications following a cartilege piercing at a mall kiosk (yes, now I know better!) necessitated a visit to a local piercer and my whole idea of what a piercing studio was got turned upside down. Your book was recommended by my piercer. I was so glad to find that your book is written in a neutral tone so everyone is comfortable reading it. I am so grateful for the wealth of information you have presented here. I didn't get the VCH for the usual reasons that most people do although I will say that the jewelry is pretty and fancies up the area quite a bit! :) I am a 58 year old post hysterectomy, post menopausal woman who wanted a non-hormonal approach to dealing with postmenopausal dryness issues. Because of my family history, estrogen is NOT my friend!! (I have strokes and heart issues on paternal and maternal sides of the family and other than high triglycerides, I have avoided the other problems so far.) I suspected that a well placed VCH would act to cause passive lubrication and that seems to have been the case with me. It's possible it is a placebo effect, but heck, even if it is, I have some relief from the excessive dryness that has plagued me for the last five years. I did ask my NP if she had seen any studies regarding genital piercings and post menopausal women and she had not, but she was intrigued by the idea that a VCH would cause passive lubrication. To her, it seemed logical that the presence of jewelry in the area would cause the body to produce more moisture. I am wondering if you have been aware of any studies that have proven this? Anyway, thank you for a solution that I would never have been aware of before reading your book!


Hello, I got a VCH piercing about 10 years ago to help with stimulation during sex. I had hoped this would help with orgasm during sex since I haven't been able to achieve one. I was wondering if maybe there's a reason it didn't help at all? Maybe it was placed wrong? I don't recall having the choice between the 2 VCH or HCH. Is there another piercing that would help with this.I would love to be able to experience this ! Thanks in advance!

Hi Sara,

It is quite possible that your piercing was not placed optimally for your anatomy, or that the jewelry isn't the best size or style for you.

If you would like my help with evaluating the placement of your VCH piercing, and to check your anatomy to see what other options you might be built for, visit this page to book a consultation with me:

Some women find that the triangle piercing does the trick, so if you're suited to that you may want to get one! Use the CONTACT form (linked in the top navigation) to send me a message!


I am recently fully healed from a triangle piercing which I was grateful& happy to have had done by Elayne in mid December 2014. I also had one nipple pierced. I have had two nipple piercings in the past that healed shut & I had no idea that these piercings took so long to heal because they had been pierced in the wrong location! I also had a previous hood piercing that I wasn't told would be strictly cosmetic, so going to Elayne was an incredible experience. She is wonderfully gifted & gracious expert. Elayne is so knowledgeable that there was NO pain from the extremely quick & perfectly placed piercings. They are incredibly suited to me which was determined before hand in a consultation with Elayne. My words of praise seem too menial when compared with the professionalism, passion and empathy she has for what she does. There is no one like you! Thank you Elayne! You ROCK!


Thank you Elayne for the awesome consultation, you were very helpful and kind! If I ever have any other questions about piercing, I know who to contact again!

Nikki H

I just wanted to thank Elayne for doing my VCH in Atlanta at Virtue and Vice on Sunday 4/11/15. I have wanted a VCH for a while and after researching,I knew Elayne was the only person I wanted to do my piercing. I wasn't nervous until I got to the shop and was waiting for my turn. Elayne was very calming and quick...Thank God..because the "startle" was very startling. . but the pain was over as quick as I could react. The few seconds of pain was worth the results...I love my's gorgeous. Thanks again Elayne!!


"VCH!!!!"...I faced every obstacle head on yesterday from a car crash to driving in the storm for 2 1/2 just to get pierced by Elayne. Prior to my appointment I was slightly nervous but after all I went through yesterday I figured this would be my most exciting part of the day. Elayne was very considering and made me feel comfortable. Yes there was a slight "startle" and before I could even react the piercing was over. I was able to walk, sit, and even pee without any discomfort. So far no pain, however I am experiencing a little bleeding but that's considered normal. I love my "VCH" it's so pretty, can't wait for it to heal so I can try it out. Thanks Elayne.

Pierced yesterday around 8:30 pm.

Jess L

Thanks for all your great info. I got a vch yesterday by Kevin at HTC in Tempe AZ. Because of your info and Kevin's professionalism I had a great experience. Thanks for all you do!


I was lucky enough to have my VCH done by Elayne on 3/22/15 while she was at Infinite in Philly. Elayne is the epitome of knowledge and professionalism - she pierced me in, quite literally, two seconds, and I remember yammering about how shocked I was that she was *really that quick.* She's incredibly kind, answered all of my questions, and was even kind enough to inform me about my suitability for future piercings I was considering. Her experience is literally unparalleled, and it shows. I will definitely be pierced by Elayne again later this year when she returns to Infinite - in July, most likely, but if circumstances change, then definitely in November. If you're considering any genital piercing, waiting for her to visit a city near you or travelling to a stop on her tour is well worth it!

Robbin was an AWESOME PLEASURE to meet and have my VCH & Triangle done by you at infinite in Philly on 3/25/15. You answered all question pre-vist and post-visit. You made me feel at ease with just a small jolt for the triangle and a pinch for the VCH. I love the Jewels they look great!! You have such a warm, calming spirit and a great attitude. Thanks again for the tip of the Z-coils. I can't wait until you return to Philly to get my autographed copy of your book and hopefully a photo as well. Continue to be blessed in your craft....YOU ROCK!!! :)

Barbara Z.


It was such a pleasure meeting with you once again for the 4th time for my 3rd set of outer labia adornments at Infinite Body Piercing in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday 03/26/2015. It is truly a privilege to be pierced by you! I cannot stop singing your praises. You are an amazing woman who is fiercely dedicated to her craft. Your knowledge, professionalism & calming presence in a welcome atmosphere make this experience a pleasant one. Although I am now a piercing "veteran", you still take the time to discuss the piercing, jewelry and aftercare. Anyone ever thinking of having their "sweetie" pierced - a visit with Elayne Angel is a MUST. Keep doing what your doing Elayne - I'm stalking your calendar for July or perhaps November. Have a GR-8 summer.


I almost never leave reviews, but I had to in this case!

I am such a huge fan of Elayne's work and her educating people on safe piercing. Her site allowed me to find a reputable piercer to do my nipples and VCH. Her great information also taught me how to care for my piercings and what jewelry to use. Truly, I consider her to be the best in the business!

After submitting photos for a triangle piercing consultation MANY months (over a year) ago, I finally got the nerve to actually go through with it. That said, I didn't want ANYONE but Elayne to pierce me! I have become quite a fan and figured that I wanted to make sure that if I was going to have such a serious piercing done, it would be done by an expert.

Yesterday, I was able to meet her at Infinite in Philly and it was such a pleasure. She has such a warm vibe and extremely professional manner. She described where she would be piercing and walked me through each step of the way. It was only minutes before I was pierced and ready to go back home. Even though it was just last night, I can barely remember the pain because she was so incredibly fast. I was very comfortable though the process and she was very willing to answer my questions. AS nervous as I was going in, I knew I was in good hands. I'm super thrilled with my piercing and so happy I waited for Elayne to do it! A truly great piercing experience with a very knowledgeable woman. This is probably my last piercing, but if there was anything else I was going to get, I'd wait for her next tour.

Keep doing what you do, Elayne! You're awesome!



So after years of wanting my nipples and my sweetie pierced, I finally got it done. It was a gift from my boyfriend who absolutely love them!! My vertical hood piercing does ride up all time and I am constantly fixing it. I am still wearing the jewelry I was pierced with I dont know if I need a shorter bar and larger balls?


It sounds like you may need a larger ball or gem on the bottom of your VCH jewelry.



I wanted piercings for years. I began researching and stumbled upon The Piercing Bible and found Elayne Angel. I knew with the unfortunate event Katrina she lost her shop in New Orleans and moved to Mexico. I found out that she was a guest piercer here in the states and I found that she was coming to Hollywood and I got my first genital piercing on my Birthday last year. The Triangle piercing is all that I thought it would be and more. I wanted NO ONE other than her to do this particular piercing and I'm glad i waited for her! She is very fast, smooth and it hurt for only a second ( which i rather enjoyed) The jewelry is pretty and the orgasms are freakishly intense! Almost a year later she returned to the same shop ( Ancient Adornments) and I got both nipples pierced by her as well as a VCH. She just made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. Im proud to say that my piercings were done by this lady. What makes this all perfect is that I have many times written her with questions and she always writes back, quite often the same day with advice and instruction. It's like having an 'after care expert' within reach - This proves how much she genuinely cares for her people and wants them to be SAFE regarding every aspect of the piercing experience. I've had local piercers want to check out the triangle because they admit to having never seen one ( let alone performed one - EEEK! ) They just stare at me in silence when I mention her name ( These are NOT APP shops ) I recommend if you are interested in piercings that you do your research, check out her tour dates and book an appointment. I get very excited each time she comes to this area because I cant wait to get something else pierced. She's worth the wait - high quality jewelry placed by the best there is: Elayne Angel- it doesn't get much better than that.


I had two consultations with Elayne, one for my tongue piercing and one for my Christina piercing. Elayne was not only extremely fast to respond, but she was super helpful! My issue with my tongue is rapidly improving thanks to her advice. I also learned that my Christina piercing was poorly placed and unlikely to heal, so I did remove it based on her advice. Elayne also recommended an APP piercer near me and that's who I will see from now on.

I highly recommend consulting Elayne about any piercing issues, she's top notch. Hopefully she'll be piercing in Florida sometime so I can go see her.

Karla Carroll

I've been wanting a VCH for awhile now. I live in the Chehalis, WA area but am willing to travel to Portland, OR if I need to. Any recommendation on a piercer in the area? I'm a diabetic, but my numbers have been great for a year now. Any concerns I should have? I have other piercings, but no genital ones.

Thank you in advance,


Hi Karla, Please see my piercer referral page for information: A VCH is a quick and easy piercing to heal for most gals, but when you have a serious medical condition like diabetes, I do suggest discussing body art with your doctor before proceeding.

Carmen Flores-Cooper



Elayne was just amazing and helped me tremendously recently with my VCH Piercing. I began having issues (swelling, itchiness, and soreness) with my 5 week old piercing after not having any issues all this time. I hesitated last night contacting her with photos and I decided to contact her. After sending my submission to Elayne within the hour I had a response! We went through what some of the problems it could be. I did what she suggested (lowered my salt content for my soak) this morning and my piercing is already feeling 10x's better. Even this morning I had some additional issues that wasn't occurring last night and when I emailed her again this morning she continued to helped me and reassured my piercing was doing what it was supposed to be. Since this morning the itchiness has subsided and the swelling has gone down. If you are hesitating contacting Elayne, DON'T! She was very responsive and so helpful! Thank you for everything Elayne and I'm so glad I contacted you!!!!

Cyn T

Elayne, I did all my initial research regarding my wanted piercings on your page, and felt thoroughly informed and confident, so used one of your referral piercerers (roger rabbit :) and true to form he was awesome. Im glad for your site and generosity of expertise. Love love love my piercings and the entire process. Thank you!!!!

Alyssa Lamdgens

Dear Elayne, Thank you so much for having such an informative site. Your wealth of knowledge is astounding.

I am currently 19, and have been thinking about getting a triangle piercing for quite some time. I've gotten my anatomy checked in a consultation and was told I'm an ideal candidate, however I'm just too wimpy to actually have it done. I've never liked the way circular barbells look, but I really want the piercing in that location for sensual stimulation. Also, I'm not a piercing junkie. The only piercings I've ever had are my earlobes, but I'm fascinated with the idea of getting a triangle piercing and my boyfriend is all for it. Finally, I'm really worried about the pain. I've heard that the pain for triangle piercings is much much worse than that for other genital piercings, around a 9 out of 10.

Do you have any advice for my situation? Although I hadn't planned on much travel to get this done, I may consider coming to see you.

Thanks so much!

Hi Alyssa,

Thanks for your post! Many of my clients have no other body art and they tolerate the procedure very well. The triangle is my specialty. I've popularized and perfected it, and probably performed more than most piercers all put together!

I can't say what your experience might be like with another piercer, but I can assure you that the piercing would be very momentary. Virtually all of my clients tell me it wasn't as bad as they were thinking. And virtually all of them leave reporting that they are experiencing no discomfort!

If you'd like to see me performing triangle piercings, and demonstrating exactly where they should be placed and how quickly and easily I can perform them, I've got videos available here: I think it will be very reassuring to you.

I've never had someone regret that they waited for me, or traveled to be pierced by me, or had someone feel unhappy that they paid what I charge; it is well worth it to get the job done properly. Unfortunately, I've heard plenty of regrets from those who haven't visited me and I get emails DAILY about botched genital piercings! See my blog for an abundance of horrors.

Warmly, Elayne


Hi! This website is amazing! Thanks for all the great information.

I have a question.

I went for a consultation with a piercer. He told me my anatomy was 50/50 for a successful vch piercing. He said my anatomy could reject it but it could happen with everyone. He did the qtip test and I almost covered the top like your website shows but not the whole thing.

I decided to still get it. It's been three weeks tomorrow and all of a sudden as I was cleaning it, I saw blood as I patting the salt water over it.

I've read lots of places that said soak twice a day and then some that said regular shower and soak once a day. I've been soaking once a day this last week.

My question is, do you think the bleeding happened because I "open it up" to clean it and that the skin has been stretched? I notice in many pictures of poper vch piercing you cannot see the bar. As the weeks have passed, I see more and more of the bar and it moves from side to side. I know you haven't seen pics but could it be possible that the piercing is getting ready to reject? Is there any way to prevent it?

Thanks for your time! -ash

Hi Ash, My detailed aftercare suggestions and instructions are here: It seems like you probably need an actual consultation. You can sign up for one here: Elayne

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