hood piercing pictures
May 19th, 2012
I received a photo from a woman who found my website after getting her Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing done. She thought something didn't seem right with it. This is my response:
It might be in the right spot. I'd need to see it from underneath to be sure. See attachment that shows a shallow VCH piercing with the optimal placement marked.
Also, your bar is far longer than it needs to be. This can cause discomfort and also excess trauma, which can delay healing and cause complications such as scarring.
Further, the bar looks like it may be thiner than the safe minimum size (14 gauge), and the balls are very small, which could result in embedding. I would suggest you get a shorter bar in, and one that has larger balls than what you're wearing now.
Even if the jewelry is thinner than it should be, I would advise you to wait until the piercing has fully healed and settled (at least 3 months) before getting a thicker piece of jewelry put in. It would not need to be repierced to do that. This tissue is quite malleable and stretchy and can go up in size quite easily. A piercer can do it with a device called an insertion taper. It might feel somewhat tight or pinchy, but if you stretch it slowly enough, it will not cause damage or need to reheal.
Are you following the aftercare as suggested here?
April 8th, 2012
I reveived a message recently:
I got my VCH done last June by Kellan at infinite in Philly and I've been very pleased with it. He was a great and professional piercer, he calmed me down and talked me through it. I got a curved barbell but I've decided I want try out some different jewelry. Do you have any ideas for styles to increase stimulation?
Also, next month I have to have a test and my doctor said I have to take the jewelry out. How long can I leave it out for? I can't get back to Infinite any time soon. Thank you so much! A.
March 14th, 2012
I received this message from a concerned piercee:
I got my piercing done two days ago and the skin that is on top of the bar hurts really bad to be touched. Also where the top ball sits when I move it so I can clean it hurts. Also when i got itI done it was the worse pain I have ever felt in my life!I please help!
January 14th, 2012
I had a piercee (not someone I pierced personally) contact me to say she was concerned about her genital piercings due to localized swelling following sexual activities:
I know you are super busy, and I totally appreciate you taking some of your time out to read and reply to my issue. I got a VCH on July 2nd and then I got a Triangle done on Sept 10th of this year. I haven't had any problems with the healing process but I have noticed lately when I have somewhat rough sex my hood gets quite swollen (like it kind of balloons up to maybe 2x its size). It gets really sensitive and discomforting and I don't know if its because the Triangle is still healing or is this a side effect of having both piercings? Or a combo of both?
Thank you for everything! You are an awesome woman and I love your book! You rock!
January 4th, 2012
I am so sorry to keep bugging you, but I'm very disappointed. After being curious as to why I wasn't receiving much clitoral stimulation from my piercing, I did a little more exploring of the area. I do think that this guy placed the bottom of the piercing a bit too far from the apex of my clitoral hood. I know I sound like a scrooge, but I didn't spend my hard earned money on a piercing that's only going to look pretty and not function as it should.
You can imagine how pissed off I am right now. I have attached a picture exposing the underside of my hood. Please give me your opinion. If you concur, I have a couple of questions for you.
Do you think I should abandon the piercing, or would simply changing the jewelry to a j-curve solve the issue? If I abandon the piercing, how long should I wait before getting re-pierced properly? Finally, can you recommend any piercers in California? (Preferably in the southern California or inland empire areas.) Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you so much. Xoxo <3 A.
Yeah, that's WAY off the mark. I would abandon it, and I'd suggest you wait 2 weeks or so before repiercing. If the tissue is pliable and not hard or inflexible, and there's no discomfort, you should be ready to repierce. The correct placement is quite a distance from where your piercing was placed. I do think it would be reasonable to request a refund (and you can give them their jewelry back...).
If you'd like, I can pierce you myself! I'll be working in LA later this month. Information is here and attached flier: http://piercingbible.com/event/2011/07/elayne-angel-piercing-los-angeles...
Let me know ASAP as I'm almost booked up. If you don't want to have me do it, I have referrals here; http://piercingbible.com/piercer-referrals
January 4th, 2012
I had some lengthy correspondence with a piercee who went to a reputable professional for her Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing, but felt it was much more painful than most other women seem to find the procedure and aftermath. I believe it was a reflection of individual sensitivity after learning it was done by a skilled piercer.
December 29th, 2011
Thank you for your blog and insight. When I decided on a VCH piercing I researched your blog and found infinate piercings in Philly to be reputable and only about 2 hours away from me. I had her done at the end of October. They were excellent, professional, clean...wonderful experience.
I guess my question to you is now that I feel I've healed, when I look at correct vch piercings mine looks different. It seems to stick out more than others.
Now I do realize anotomy is different so I try not to let it bother me, however it appears correct from the view I sent, according to your dots I see you mark on others photos. The side view shows it doesn't seem flush with the skin like others are. (She likes to lean to one side...ha) Could it possibly be pierced wrong? Perhaps I need a larger gauge. I was pierced at 12 and just ordered a 10 to stretch so perhaps that may help? Thanks for your time.
December 23rd, 2011
I got a message from a fellow piercer who had asked me some questions about performing "Duke" piercings. This is the term I coined for Princess Diana piercings when they are performed on a Female-to-Male transsexual. Yes, they've been done on more than one. You can find more information about them here. There's also another photo and more description about the Princess Diana piercings here.
Hey Elayne! Thanks for the tips on the duke piercing. Here's how it turned out. I used 14g 9/16 sbb and the back side of a 10g needle as a receiving tube. Left one went no issues, right one I did 2x bc lost connection on insert. You can see where the initial incise was. I changed the positioning bc I thought it was too low, but now it seems too high. :/ either way, he was stoked and I was stoked to do them for him! Thanks again for your insight. Happy holidays to you an your family!