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September 5, 2016 - 9:00pm
I was concerned about the placement of a new nipple piercing I had done a few days ago. Elayne responded to my need for a consult within a few hours, and took the time to put all my concerns at ease. We cooresponded through several emails and she made sure she had all of the information and photos she needed to reach an educated conclusion about how my piercing was placed. She alleviated all of my worries in a timely, professional, and friendly manner. Would recommend her to anyone!
September 1, 2016 - 3:53pm
i have been a body mod enthusiast for over 14 years now and am only 26 years young.
My experience with piercings I would call much better than most. I have studied and talked with many expert piercers from around the country. I only use the best jewellery, whether the piercings are healed or not. I've done my own PA, center-lip, tongue, ears, and have successfully placed all of them on the first try and without any complications. (Not suggesting others Pierce themselves!!!)
All the piercings I have gotten healed easily including set of surface bars (anti-eyebrows,) as I take extremely good care of both my body and aftercare routines. Normally I only use saline soaks and two daily showers.
However I have tried to heal a set of snake bites three times now. First trial I had them for a year and would not heal. Second time I gave them 9 months before retiring them. I am now on my third set and it's been over 4 months.
There have been many complications. Including losing jewellery, being forced to wear clear retainers too early, biting the studs (rings would not heal in the first two attempts,) and jewellery being too tight.
One side has been doing consistently better than the other. My lip piercing on the right side has had a mild recurring infection. Once every 2 weeks or so when I gently pushed on the piercing from the back of the stud, I noticed a lump very close to the exit either near the top or bottom of the piercing. When I gently pushed on this lump some yellowish discharge would come out, sometimes it was thicker. There was never a profound amount, but it certainly was of major concern to me as it is the worst complication I have experienced thus far out of close to 20 piercings.
Last night I forcibly drained this lump again and thoroughly. It swelled even bigger. I then applied the Briotech spray twice. When I woke up only 6 hours later I applied again and checked the swelling. The swelling is less than it has been in 2 months!
I am amazed at how quickly this spray has worked.
I think it's worth mentioning that I take good care of my health and diet. I get PLENTY of exercise and also eat mainly a vegan diet and take herbal supplements every now and then and also eat a varied diet to get PLENTY of nutrients.
Even this was not enough to heal my piercings but the spray seems to be helping immensely.
August 30, 2016 - 4:35pm
I had my VCH pierced 9 months ago from someone other than Elayne. Everything has healed well until the last few months I started to get the dreaded bubble under the top gem. It itched and felt like it was pinching. I went back to my piercer and she thought I needed to do sea salt soaks in distilled water. When that didn't work I paid the $10 and contacted Elayne. She is amazing! She recommended I use the no-pull discs and change my jewelry to one with a more rounded jewelry on top. So far I have had the disc on for 1 day and it already feels 110% better! I'm anxious to see if the bubble will disappear as the makers of the no pull disc claim it will. Elayne was very informative, responded very quickly and she probably should have charged me more than the $10 with all the communication we did back and forth. She helped me find a piercer she trusts in my area. I highly recommend her! Well worth the money!
August 25, 2016 - 10:35am
I recently had a consult with Elayne (if you are worried about the legitimacy of the payment method fear not!!). I had a bad peircing experience and really needed some advice on what to do about my piercings. I came across this site and the help I recieve from Elayne was absolutely fantastic!! She was so willing to help and very informative. I regret not finding this site before I had any of my piercings done!! Thank you so much Elayne. Apart from the great advice you have given me the confidence to possibly consider getting the piercing done again. I will be using this site and all it offers again in the future definietly. I was extremely anxious and worried about the piercings but Elaynes replies came almost immediatly and set my mind at ease.
August 2, 2016 - 7:17pm
I just wanted to stop by again and say how appreciative I am of all of Elayne's wisdom and willingness to help.
Over the past few years, Elayne has done wonderful and informative online consultations to assist me with piercing questions and concerns. She did my triangle piercing for me, but has assisted me with questions about other piercings I have. She is the epitome of great client care!
July 25, 2016 - 1:31am
Elayne is amazing. I decided to get a VCH and was thrilled to have the opportunity to be pierced in Hollywood by Elayne. She explained everything and it didn't hurt at all. There was maybe just 1/2 second of a dull ache. That was it. Then immediately no pain. I swear my piercing has already healed and it's only ten days old. No pain. No throbbing. I didn't even need the cooling pad. My ears and cartilage hurt more than my VCH. Elayne was friendly and professional and also helped me choose which jewelry was best for me. If anyone is hesitant to be pierced I cannot say enough good things about Elayne. She is a kindred spirit and had good energy to boot. Thank you Elayne for everything.
July 20, 2016 - 1:54pm
I have wanted my nipples pierced for over 6 years. I have been a fan of Elayne and her infinite skill and knowledge for just as long. My hesitancy to go through with it was never out of fear, but simply because I would have no other person pierce me other than her. In the summer of 2015, a friend of mine mentioned she had gone to Elayne for a VCH piercing and I just about cried when I discovered she had already left town! Fast forward to May 2016, I got myself on the wait list and when dates were released I took the first available opening. I purchased her book and read it several times over. I sent photos (along with several emails with questions) to Elayne and she responded almost immediately. She was patient and warm and shared in my great excitement. The day of my piecing, she walked out in all her beauty with a huge smile and the experience was one I will always treasure. Ancient Adornments' staff was friendly, funny and equally excited for me to be there. During my piecing, Elayne and I talked about our shared love for life, animals and doing the things you love. I couldn't possibly rave or recommend her enough and just like I told her, she is a true gift to this community of body art/modification lovers. I will be forever grateful and my only regret is that I didn't see her sooner.
July 13, 2016 - 8:23am
I recently (Sunday) got my VCH pierced by one of Elayne's references, Alicia, at Sol Tribe in Denver, CO. She was very informative and helpful, and did an absolutely wonderful job! There was very little pain, and she walked me through the process several times before actually doing it. She doesn't do a lot of piercing herself anymore, but I didn't mind waiting for an appointment with her. I absolutely couldn't thank Elayne enough for the reference! I'm in love with my new jewelry!
June 29, 2016 - 8:01am
Elayne was so so helpful! From the start she was so sweet and helped me figure out the payment through paypal. I got a consultation for a troublesome piercing that was poorly placed, and she gave me some great insights and advice about how to move forward and let it heal and where to get it pierced when it's safe to re-pierce. She even gave me the name of someone she knows who can help me fix my piercing right here where I live. She answered all of my million questions without hesitation. Thank you Elayne!
June 13, 2016 - 4:49pm
THANK YOU ELAYNE! you provided me with so much information regarding my 3 day old nipple piercing... which was not optimally placed. Im so glad i reached out to you before i got to attached to my piercing. I will make a better decision on where i get repierced thanks to your expert advice. THANK YOU for replying so quickly and answering every question i had. You are Awesome and i wish you were in California. BLESSINGS!
June 6, 2016 - 2:24pm
I'm extremely grateful I came across tis wonderful person! She gave great information & provided direction in order to protect my piercings, but more so? My health. She referred my case to Dandyland here in San Antonio, & they did not disappoint. I had a triple forward helix done wrong, & my ear was healing as best as it could, but was not enough. Turns out my ear is only built to hold a double helix; something that was overlooked the first time I had it pierced at Body Art Tattoo & Piercing. As a consequence, I developed infection along with hypertrophic scarring. I tried it all, & turns out I was drying out my ear. If it wasn't for this awesome lady, I'd still feel the stress of healing three piercings that were never going to do so.
Thanks Elayne! I look forward to healing well, & getting a second one put it once I'm healed up. So glad to have come across your website.
May 25, 2016 - 3:32pm
I would like to thank you ! I applied for a anatomy consultation and i am glad i did. I Don't know what people would do without your advise . It would be nice if guests could add a photo letting people see what they can have to enjoy . My wife can testify to that . I think everybody you have helped would fill up a photo gallery for you. Your site is the only one everbody trusts. Your the BEST! Looking forward to my consultation
May 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
I'm living in Germany and wrote Elayne after having received the 2nd misplaced triangle. The 1st one was pierced through the clitoral shaft, the 2nd too low to stimulate anything. I felt desperate and unhappy and asked for advice what to do now. Elayne gave me some very good advice and calmed me down, made me feel a lot better. Now I retired also the 2nd misplaced triangle, let it heal and have the hope I'll find a good piercer in Germany to pierce the 3rd triangle. It was such a hard and painful road until now and I hope I will finally end up with the perfect trianlge I've been dreaming of for several months now. I wish I could afford the flight to USA to get pierced by Elayne herself, but that will stay a dream.
April 21, 2016 - 4:33pm
Thank you for your very informative website! I used your referral and traveled 2 hours to see Kevin Jump at HTC in Phoenix. I have just gotten back and I am so thrilled, I even squeeed in the shop. I'm 50+, it took me a long time to get the courage to do this. Based on the research I did here, I went in with my options open for VCH or Triangle. Kevin evaluated me and advised against the Triangle and said the VCH would be the best piercing for me because of my anatomy. I had examined myself prior to going in and had figured VCH because I don't look anything like the pics of the ones with the Triangle. There are many websites with really bad information and hearsay, I want to say thank you very much for helping me make an informed decision that has already changed my outlook even more on life. I feel even more in control of my own sexuality and I really like it. Kevin was very professional, explained everything to me, put me at ease with his knowledge and personality. I just cannot thank you enough!
April 10, 2016 - 2:49pm
Elayne Angel is completely professional and helpful. She sincerely cared about my concerns with horribly places nipple piercings done by a place in Crofton Maryland called Mystic Piercings by a piercer named Ben. Elayne was completely patient and surprising very quick to answer my emails. I am extremely happy with her consultation and can not wait to get pierced by her!
April 9, 2016 - 8:29am
I've been lucky enough to get a guiche and lorum piercing by Elayne on her last visit to Philly and just want everybody to know that no matter how long the wait is for an appointment with Elayne, it's WELL WORTH the wait! She is very professional and the best in the business in my opinion. I'm glad to see that you're coming back in September and will be signing up for the newsletter to possibly schedule an appointment for more genital piercings. I'm proud and honored to be pierced by the best.
April 8, 2016 - 12:36pm
After 5 months of struggling with my nipple piercings and was ready to take them out and start over I found Elayne!! I realized how uneducated I was with piercings. It was amazing to talk to someone so extremely educated and wise, I now know exactly what to do to heal my piercings because everything I thought I was doing right, was wrong! She is absolutely amazing and has saved my piercings from future disaster.
March 29, 2016 - 5:56pm
After almost 3 months of a tremendously difficult time with my 7-year old daughter's lobe piercings, I finally found Elayne! She was like an instant friend and supporter. Her $10 consult fee is so reasonable and she really invested time and thought into our problem. She gave detailed advice with weblinks that I could easily click on for more information. She was highly responsive and very caring! Thank you, Elayne!! You were a huge help to us and we greatly appreciate it.
March 27, 2016 - 6:50pm
"The Piercing Bible" is well written, informative and approachable book that demystifies the world of piercing for anyone who wants to know more. Before you invest in a piercing of any nature, do yourself a favor and invest your time in reading this book instead of what you find from a google search!
March 3, 2016 - 7:13am
I used to weigh 120 lbs when I got my navel pierced. About 7 years ago I was diagnosed with hypoactive thyroidism. Within the first year I gained 70 lbs. At my largest I was 239. 2 years of struggling I'm down to 210, however my navel hole is now larger than the piercing and during the time of the quick weight gain a bruised (purplish/blueish) appeared from the top of navel on up. It's about the size of a nickel. Do u happen to have any suggestions as to get rid of the discoloration (it really stands out)? And should I get another piercing further back into the navel (I've had the piercing for about 20 years now) or just buy a larger ring? I thank you so much for your time...Tena
Comment by angel
I can't offer much personalized advice without doing a proper consultation, which would include seeing photos of the area. You can sign up for a consult with me by selecting the "Piercing Problem Consultation" link from the "Consultations" navigation link at the top of the page.
As far as reducing the visibility of your scar, you may want to try one of the scar reduction products mentioned in my book, or ask your pharmacist for a suggestion. Elayne
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