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Elayne Angel


Hi Elayne, I can’t thank you enough for your personal involvement and efforts to educate the general population about body piercing! The wealth of information you offer through your website, “The Piercing Bible” book, videos, and email communications armed me with everything I needed in order to insure a safe and excellent piercing experience. I can’t thank you enough for that!! Although I would have loved to have received my VCH piercing from you, our schedules conflicted so I used your online “piercer referrals” resource to find, Clay Wanstrath at Freaks on 39th in Kansas City to do my piercing. Clay is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and was very professional, knowledgeable, skilled, amiable and non-judgmental! He has a calming and caring demeanor which helped set me at ease. He also took his time, answered all of my questions from, what the bar was made of, to the piercing aftercare. He made every effort to ensure I was comfortable and explained what he was doing slowly and step-by-step. It was really great to hear him say, “If Elayne says that, I don’t question it!” That was all I needed – I was ready for my piercing! The whole experience has been unbelievably awesome! I am so please and happy with my piercing, and I owe it to you and Clay Wanstrath!! Now, the only question is… what to pierce next? Thank you, to both you and Clay, you’re awesome!!

Mindy G

I had read over Elayne's website thoroughly, and checked some of the local shops regarding piercings. I was never fully satisfied that they knew the proper technique and they could never answer my questions to my satisfaction. I live in Nashville, and there is NO ONE in this area who are members of APP. I began going thru Elayne's referrals of people in surrounding states, and located Bethra in the Atlanta/Athens GA area. Knowing that Bethra had done a sort of apprenticeship with Elayne, I decided I would make the drive and at least TALK to her and see what she had to say. SHE WAS WONDERFUL! I was immediately at ease, and she could not have explained things any better. The entire consultation/piercing process was 30 minutes tops. My VCH and nipple piercings are awesome. If there is no one in your area who is APP certified, I would definitely recommend making the drive to see Bethre -you will not be disappointed!!!


Hi Elayne,

I'm a huge fan! I just wanted to thank you for your recommendation of Desert Palms Emu oil. It's so great. I've also emailed Deb telling her how great her product is. I've been using it on my healing piercings, tattoos and eczema. I gave some to my 89 year old grandmother for her birthday. She had basal cell carcinoma removed from her nose (it was completely excised thank goodness!). Her dermatologist could not believe how well her nose is healing up from that procedure. She's now using it for her keratosis and eczema and is seeing major relief.

Thanks again! Kate


I sought Elayne's expertise regarding having my nose pierced. I had already purchased Elayne's book, The Piercing Bible. However, I still wanted to take advantage of having Elayne's personal counsel on my individual situation. First of all, Elayne provides wonderful attention to your concerns, questions and issues. She is patient, honest, thorough and knowledgable. In merely one initial exchange, you will see and feel her passion and commitment to the piercing industry. Because of her counsel and advice, I felt comfortable in making the decision to pierce. I love my new piercing! I have not experienced any pain or discomfort. I have no regrets about my decision. Elayne is truly phenomenal at what she does. I would have paid double for the services she provides. Thank you, Elayne!

NOTE: Amber contacted me again and said this, "Thank you so very much for your attention to my issue. Thank you for understanding my being cautious about this issue and not thinking I'm making too much of this situation. I can not tell you how often I've heard negative feedback from my meticulous nature about being pierced. So thank you so very much again, for understanding.

To update you, I went to TRX studio and met with Stan. I was really impressed with his professionalism, the patience and expertise he showed when fielding my questions and the time he willingly provided. Based upon my experience with Stan, I decided to have the piercing done. It was a great experience! The piercing did not hurt at all. There was no bleeding and no tearing of the eye. Even after the piercing there has been no pain or "crusties". I am doing the soaks and using saline spray as well. So all is well and I am LOVING my new piercing! Yay!!!!!

In reference to your request of posting feedback on your guestbook, I would be honored. It has been a wonderful experience working with such a legend! I soooo think you under charge for what you do. Consequently, I will be going to your page to make a donation. [ ]

Thanks again. You really are an angel.

Sincerely, Amber"

Kim F.

My online consultation for a VCH with Elayne was thorough, informative, and full of caring concern. When the pictures I sent made Elayne feel that I wasn't an ideal candidate for this piercing, she told me in detail why it could be difficult. Really wanting this piercing, Elayne recommended I visit Ed or Kellan at Infinite for a real life consult. Saw Ed (who is amazing btw!), and he confirmed exactly what Elayne could tell by email!! While it's possible for me to get the VCH, it will be tricky, so I've decided to hold off for a bit. Ed double pierced my lobes yesterday, so I now have gorgeous triples!

Elayne by the time this goes up on your site I'll already have thanked you by private email, but just wanted to say to anyone interested in a consultation with you : ELAYNE IS THE BEST!!!! You were truly my angel in this case, as some unscrupulous piercers might have really damaged me just to get my money. I WILL one day be pierced by you, and you'd better expect a huge hug when I show up lol!

Much love and respect, Kim


I recently went to one of your refferals at Lady Luck to get a vch piercing done by Tiffany, she was VERY knowledgable and informed me that I was not suited for such a piercing and suggested the Diana. I had such a great experience, she made me feel so comfortable and answered all of my questions. I'm very happy with my piercing and will be returning to this shop for future work, thank you for having such a wonderful piercer on your list :)


Hi Elayne! Let me just start off by saying thank you for everything that you've done for the piercing industry, especially for us ladies. You are one of the most respected piercers and you are a woman in a male dominated industry, I really look up to you. Also I want to thank you for your referral to Roger Rabb!t at Ancient Adornments, he's awesome! I recently got my nipples pierced by him and he was really professional, comforting, and super friendly. He's one of those people that talk to you and make you feel like you've been friends for many years. And the jewelry he sells is gorgeous! I highly recommend him to anyone that visits, the shop I work at, looking to get advanced piercings. I know I missed you in April when you were over there, but I definitely want to meet you and get pierced by you. I've signed up for your newsletter so it's only a matter of time :)


You've got three piercing converts! My sissy started it, she got her VCH from Becky at Cold Steel. She's the piercing lover, our Momma had just older single lobes, I had triple lobes, tragus, anti tragus and two upper helix in both ears, Sis has more than I can recall.

Darn her, I got tired of her bragging, and the VCH sounded nice, and I can walk to Sol Tribe, so I want a VCH and you recommend Alicia. So, I went in for a VCH, thought I might pass out from nerves. Alicia was so nice! My nerves settled down, and since I was there, and have the room - I walked out with a VCH and triangle. Both are perfectly placed, no problems, healed nicely.

So Sis and I are visiting for Momma's 65th birthday, and got to giggling about our husbands and their enjoyment and indulgence in our jewelry. So Momma decides she needs to join in. Off to visit Tiffany who was amazing to work with.

Dad isn't sure what to think.


fascinated by all the pictures have thinking about body piecing since i saw the story of O and old porn movie. But i always wonder about the pain yet it turns me on!! just need to find courage...

The best way to build your courage is by becoming an educated consumer so you can make safe choices about piercing. The Piercing Bible would help a LOT!

Also, if you'd like to see me performing piercings, and demonstrating exactly where they should be placed and how quickly and easily an expert can perform them, I've got videos available here: (You'll see that I can perform a piercing in an instant!)


I had the fortune of getting pierced by the amazing Elayne Angel back in April at Ancient Adornments (a beautiful studio!)

It was an absolutely wonderful experience! I had my nipples pierced previously, but it unfortunately didn't work out for me, so i made the decision to retire the piercings in hopes that maybe they would heal better if i had Elayne pierce them for me. I was extremely anxious about getting my nipples pierced again, and I can only imagine how annoying i must have been to Elayne, Roger, and Matt. Elayne was unbelievably patient with me; she went through my jewelry options, told me what she thought would be best for me and why, she was very thorough with everything. After the jewelry was selected, everything was sterilized, and i was cleaned and marked, it was time to get pierced! My anxiety reached it's peak, but Elayne managed to help calm me down. I took the deep breaths, and before i knew it, the piercing was already over with. Oddly enough, it was less painful than the first time i got my nipples pierced.

Elayne is without a doubt a magical piercer, and i'm positively grateful i finally had the opportunity to get pierced by her. She was notably patient, understanding, professional, empathetic, and overall just wonderful. My piercings are healing far better this time around (knock on wood!), and I really think i only have Elayne to thank for this. Thank you so much Elayne, I truly appreciate it!


I have just got into piercing and now have a jacobs ladder, a prince albert, both ears and a nipple piercing. I find your site very interesting and informative. Thanks Greg

Thanks for the positive feedback, Greg. I'm glad you're enjoying the site! Elayne


First I will say, I've read your website from top to bottom. I did buy your book as well just to make sure I didn't miss anything! Both were so informative and educational that by the time I went to get my piercing I felt like I could do it myself! (ok, maybe not quite) I wanted to write and say a big 'thank you' for recommending Bink in Tallahassee, FL. My friend and I had our VCH there last Friday (4/26/13) and we are more than happy. One of his staff members actually did our piercings and we were very comfortable with her. Just knowing the referral for Bink came from you, we could only trust he trained his staff with the same care. I paid particular attention to the section in your book detailing sanitary measures. You gave step by step instructions on what to look for and what should happen and Bink's sterility procedures were followed verbatim. We had a few questions and the patience and knowledge of the piercer (Marina) was exceptional. The shop was so inviting it made us comfortable the moment we walked in. No bright neon lights and rock music there!! As you emphasized repeatedly, if it’s not a professional and caring piercing establishment, RUN!! Thank you for all you do, Elayne! Your knowledge, experience and the education you make available, free I will say, is indispensable. Bink spoke very highly of you and he says “hello”!!

Thanks for your comments Teri! I'm delighted that you had a good experience at Bink's studio with Marina. Hopefully your feedback will help people to feel comfortable about making use of my piercer referrals (in the "More Pages" navigation in the right sidebar). Elayne

Two happy piercings!

I'm a veteran of at times grumpy piercings, and am starting to balance my ears. My cohort in mayhem is brand new to piercings, having had a bad experience with a piercing gun. While I'm thrilled with my main piercer for my ear piercings, my friend is admittedly terrified.

I got her a copy of The Piercing Bible and flagged the areas that are too extreme for her. When we were in Denver, we went to visit Alicia with Sol Tribe from the referral list. I was going for tragus, my friend was still nervous about lobe piercing. Mine was easy, quick and almost no pain - always impressive for a tragus. My friend felt comfortable from Elayne's book and referral plus Alicia's comfortable and professional manner that she did settle her nerves and has her first piercing.

I have no qualms recommending Elayne, her book, website or referrals. Plus, Alicia is amazing and awesome, plus easy to get to in Denver!

La Donya

Pardon the pun, but Elayne Angel is an angel! I have wanted a genital piercing for years but was scared of getting it done by the wrong person and being injured or disfigured. By chance I came across Elayne's site a few months ago when I started thinking about it again and discovered the VCH was the piercing for me and that she would be in Los Angeles in April. I researched Elayne on other sites and read nothing but good about her, what she means to the industry, and the fact that she has years of experience that she made into a book had me sold. I got my VCH on Thursday, April 18th and it is beautiful! You can tell when someone is just in it for the money, or like Elayne, really has a passion for what she does and gets joy from making dreams come true. She explained every step, took her time, and there was absolutely no pain. I wasn't nervous at all. I've been admiring my VCH every chance I can get!

Thank you Elayne for being the beautiful spirit that you are and for being part of my transformation.

Thanks La Donya, for coming to see me and trusting me to pierce you. I'm do happy that you had a good experience and that you're pleased with your piercing! Enjoy! Elayne


Thank for another incredible piercing experience! Hopefully, my Frenum Ladder is now complete and the ring in my Lornum looks great. Thank you so, so much for taking such wonderful care of my wife, her VCH looks beautiful!!! Just my Labret and Ear Lobes left to do, perhaps during your next visit!!!

Love you forever, ray

Ray, It is always a pleasure to pierce you and your family! Love and hugs to you all, Elayne

Katie K

Elayne Angel is absolutely fabulous!! I wasn't real nervous about getting my VCH until I was there. Elayne is so personable and professional she immediately put me at ease. The piercing itself was over in a blink and hasn't given me anything but a tremendous amount of pleasure. I highly recommend Elayne to anyone considering this type of piercing or any other for that matter. Thank you, thank you, thank you Elayne!


Hello! I got my vch piercing before buying the piercing bible and belive me it should have been the other way around! By reading this book, looking at pictures and educating myself through Elayne's knowledge i found out that i had a surface hood piercing not an actual vch piercing ! (I heard this is very common.) So i wrote to Elayne to make sure i was right. The I took it out. Obviously i want the real deal not a bad piercing. So i went back and got pierced again by someone who knows what they are doing. Elayne's book helped me to evaluate the piercer that did it for me and i knew exactly what questions to ask to make sure i end up with a perfect vch piercing.

If i can tell one thing to the women out there who are considering a vch piercing is to read this book and educate yourself so you don't end up with a botched piercing! i learned from my own mistake and hopefully this message will help other women not to make the same mistake i did. Yes it is important to trust your piercer but you also need know exactly what you are getting done and be well informed! The piercing bible will help you do that and make you feel more confident! When its done right trust me it is the best piercing to have and i don't regret having it re-pierced. Thanks again Elayne for this amazing book!

Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and encouraging others to become educated before getting pierced. I'm sorry they were learned through your own bad experience.

Be safe! Elayne


I did oodles and oodles of research before getting a VCH piercing by Elayne. After reading all the horror stories on her Piercing Bible blog section, there was *no way* I was going to have anyone other than Elayne do the job. Given the fact that she performs thousands of VCH piercings every year, I knew I was in good hands.

We exchanged a couple of emails and I performed the Q-Tip test to confirm that I was a candidate for a VCH. Then I had to wait until she made her (seemingly) yearly trek to Obscurities in Dallas, TX. I didn't get super nervous until I was sitting in the lobby of the studio. Elayne was wonderful at calming my nerves. She gave a thorough explanation at each step of the piercing process. The actual piercing was more startling than it was painful. The piercing bled a little bit and I was a little tender for a couple of days. I'd estimate my healing time to be around three weeks total. I followed Elayne's advice to the letter (saline soaks and Bronner's soap washes) and had no problems with the piercing at all.

I can't say enough nice things about Elayne. She's a very skilled professional piercer and if I ever get the nerve to get something else pierced, I will definitely have her do it.



I've just gotten my belly pierced 2 days ago. Now I'm worried that it'll leave a scar because this morning I was positive that I'm pregnant. Should I take it off now? Because I googled and it appears to me that the belly button looks ugly when pregnant and the scar looks bad. What should I do?

Yes if you're pregnant the jewelry should be removed and the piercing abandoned right away. Just wash the area and your hands and remove the jewelry. Wash the area daily with soap and water until the wound has clearly sealed up.

This is a brief section from my book, The Piercing Bible that is relevant to your issue about healing a piercing during pregnancy:

"Your body is already occupied with a momentous and complex task: creating and nurturing your baby. Getting pierced during pregnancy also exposes your unborn child to unnecessary risks of infection (particularly because of changes to your immune system when you are pregnant), allergic reaction, bloodborne disease, and medication used to treat complications.

If you anticipate becoming pregnant in the next year or so, postpone getting a piercing with an extended healing time, especially the navel. Even if your navel piercing is almost healed, as your abdomen grows and the area changes, further healing of this area cannot take place. If you have a fresh or unhealed piercing, remove your jewelry once it is confirmed that you are expecting. Bolster your system to contend with your pregnancy instead of depleting it by trying to heal a piercing."


I contacted Elayne regarding whether or not I would be able to anatomically suit a VCH. Her responses were incredibly prompt and informative. I felt comfortable throughout the entire consultation, and her responses were very thorough as well as personable. I felt like I was chatting with a friend and neighbor, who happens to be incredibly smart and talented. I went to one of her recommend piercers who is near where I live. The entire experience was not only easy, I also felt I was prepared for each step next to come. The needle stick, was indeed just that, minor, and the only remotely uncomfortable part of the process, and that was fleeting. No shock, nor discomfort, no surprises! I am a firm believer that knowledge is power and that Elayne provided the knowledge to EMPOWER me in making this decision, completely well-informed. If you're considering any piercing, it is well worth your peace of mind to read the piercing bible, contact Elayne for her expert advice, and trust in her recommended piercers list if you're unable to travel to the lady herself.

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