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Elayne Angel


Hi Elayne, Your site is so informative. I've been thinking about getting a VCH piercing for a while. Do you ever come to Central Florida? Or could you recommend a place to go that is good in Orlando or Tampa? I'd love if I could get you to do mine.

Hi Amber, Thanks for your interest. All of my piercer referrals are posted on this page of this website:

If I haven't personally worked with or trained any piercers in your area, you can check the website for a member of the Association of Professional Piercers who is local to you:

The APP is a non-profit international organization dedicated to disseminating vital health and safety information about piercing to piercers, piercees, medical professionals, legislators, and the general public. The piercers are not "certified" by the association, however. While some of the piercers on the list may have taken my seminars at the annual APP conferences, I still wouldn't consider them to have been "trained by me," as those courses only last a few hours and aren't sufficient for providing a thorough education. Please meet the piercer and see if you develop a good rapport and if they inspire your confidence.

The best thing I can suggest to help you make good decisions about piercing is to become a more well-educated consumer. If you found my website informative, I think you'll be amazed by all of the valuable facts and practical advice in my book, The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing. It contains loads of information about evaluating piercers and studios, piercing placements, appropriate body jewelry sizes, styles, and materials, aftercare, troubleshooting, and much, much more. This website contains just barely a taste of the information in my book!

Lola L

Hi Elayne! I just wanted you to know that my partner and I are beyond pleased with the VCH you performed In Dallas.I had my heart set on a triangle or a HCH, but after you explained why these would no be good options, I was ok with the VCH. We really appreciated how professional and friendly you were. When you included my partner in the decision making process, it meant a great deal to both of us. I was worried about the pain and the aftercare, but it was not painful! Just a quick stick and burn, and the aftercare products have been amazing. As it turns out, the VCH was probably meant to be, as the jewelry has some wonderful sexual side effects!! Elayne you are just amazing! The VCH was the final step in our 2 day commitment ceremony. Thank you so much for being a part of it! All the best to you and your husband!

Lola L

PS. I have a couple of GF's that would like to have this same procedure done. I am forwarding your links to them and told them you are the only person I would ever consider doing this!


Thanks for referring me to Bethra in Atlanta. I had my VCH piercing done on Wednesday march 6th and couldnt have been more pleased with her knowledge and experience.


I want to thank you for having this page and the book you wrote. I've been considering a VCH piercing for a couple of years now and after buying your book I finally went and got it done 2 days ago. I was careful on who I picked and did a lot of research on where to go. I finally settled on a Sacred Heart a studio in Houston. The piercer Mickey did a phenomenal job. He was informative, well mannered, and extremely nice. Thanks to the pictures you posted I knew exactly how my VCH was supposed to be placed. There was surprisingly little to no bleeding at all with very minimal swelling. I'm beyond happy with the results. Your doing a great service by helping to inform people such as myself. Thanks again.


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I woul like to contct you about a VCH piercing I had done. However the site will not let me. It says that you allow no more than 2 comments per 2 hours, or something of that nature. Anyhow, I've never contacted you before so Im confused as to why it would say that. Any suggestions?

Hi Alexis,

You can use the Contact navigation to send me a message, but first please see my Consultations page:


Awesome recommendation. Got my VCH done in London by Julie @ Cold Steel. The appointment process was straight forward, friendly, and informative. Julie is super sweet, very patient and professional. My piercing follows the same process as described by others that saw her. Hard to describe how it felt. It wasn't a quick sharp pain but rather a dull discomfort as if my skin was slowly getting pulled to the point that began to hurt then it was over before any real pain kicked in. Once the ring is on, all discomfort/pain disappears. There were a few drops of blood for the first 30 mins. Julie also provides support if there are any questions with aftercare/healing. She recommended a surgical steel rings as opposed to a titanium one cuz it's shininger n prettier. Had to sit on an 18 hour flight the next day. It was a bit annoying but not as bad as one would expect and no signs of visible swelling even after a day of sitting. Too lazy to do the sea salt thing so using Summers Eve wipes instead. Day 1.5, so far all is great.

Glad to hear all went well, but I wanted to let you know that Summers Eve wipes are not intended for use on wounds so I would not advise clients to use them on piercings. You can find appropriate care guidelines here: Thanks, Elaye


Elayne, I cannot explain to you how please I was with your prompt consultation. Your knowledge & expertise was just what I was looking for to address the placement issues that I was experiencing with my nose piercing. I am relieved to know that there was a solution. Also, thank you for providing me the useful information from the Association of Professional Piercers (APP). I am defenitely more informed about my decision to have my nose re-pierced and feel confident because I am more knowledgeable when working with my piercer.

Elayne, thanks so much! The pictures you sent me to show the area for the correct placement of my piercing were right on. I'm taking these with me to show my piercer.

Thanks So Much, Dawn


I wholeheartedly recommend Elayne Angel's book, The Piercing Bible, to anyone who is interested in the culture of body piercing. Elayne's infinite knowledge and experience provide a wealth of information for piercers and piercees alike. This book is a must-have in any library - it is easy to read and an excellent source of reference. A comprehensive and practical guide.


Hi! I just wanted to say that as a healthcare professional I admire your professionalism and skill. Your site displays an uncommon understanding of anatomy and medicine. Your clinical photos are of medical symposium quality. Most importantly it seems that you've helped a lot of women... Yours truly, Chris

Shelley Todd

R U ever in th San Diego area??

Hi Shelley,

Thanks for your interest. I'd be happy to pierce you! However, Los Angeles is the closest to you that I'll be working in the foreseeable future. I'll be piercing there in April. Details are available from the link in the "Upcoming Events" block in the right sidebar.

If you'd like to make an appointment, use the CONTACT navigation above to get in touch with me. I frequently have clients drive or fly in from other areas when I work.


مرحبا إيلين! بعد أكثر مثير للدهشة تلتئم مشككات من أنت أجريت لك مشككات على كل من الحلمات للذهابع مشككات الحلمة يتطلع إلى أن يكون تريفيكتا بلدي الكمال! أشكركم مرة أخرى لتفعل ما تفعله - أنت بلا شك أفضل!

I put that message in a translation program, and it came up with this: Perfectionistic Hello, Elayne! After the piercings healed, I think you are even more amazing than I thought before. Your work on both of Zhaba's nipple piercings looks to be perfect! Thank you again for doing what you do - you are undoubtedly the best!


Cory Smith

Elayne, your book has seriously helped me with my piercing. I'm still learning more and more from reading your book every day, but both my clients and I have definitely seen improvements in my piercing abilities. Thank you so much, I sincerely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in piercing or even being pierced.

- Cory


I absolutely love your book, it has been incredibly helpful. It contains so much helpful information that I have learned more than I ever imagined. I also wanted to thank you for your recommendation of Alicia at Sol Tribe in Denver, CO. She was incredibly kind and helpful, and even worked with my fear of needles.


It Has Been Four Weeks Since You Did My VCH Piercing And I Love It. I Was Scared That The Piercing Would Be PainfuL And It Was Not.You Were ExtremeLy Professional And Kind Making This An Even Better Experience. Highly Recommend. I Am Already Thinking About Y Next Piercing.


I want to say to thoes of you who want VCH piercing please do ur homework as I did. I found THE PIERCING BIBLE and Elayne's information the best out there. She will answer any questions you hv & in a timely manor. She is very kind & she KNOWS what she talking about. I was not going to let any joe smoe do it!!! I told her where im from & gave me her recommendations and they r certified. Elayne made me feel as tho ive known her for ever. That ment so much to me. I took her advice called made my appointment. I was treated so very kind & was told everything up front. I want to thank Evelyn for all of her help because what she tells you is right on information. TRX took very good care of me & my friend. I felt safe knowing Evelyn referred and stands by who she referred. I knew I was in great hands!!! I've now had my VCH 4wks & not one bit of trouble with my VCH. I must say I LOVE IT!!!! IM SO THANKFUL FOR EVELYN and her help. Rest asure ur in good hands. THANK YOU!!! XOXOX MEL


Thanks for your comment. So glad to hear that you are happy with the referral I made, and the piercing you got there.

Interestingly, my mother's name is "Evelyn" though mine is Elayne. But I know who you meant. : )


KatBlack aka Katarina

I live in the Southwestern United States and even though I could not travel to meet Elayne for my piercings. I did read her book, The Piercing Bible. If you are thinking about getting a piercing or just want more info on piercing then this is a must have book! Do not go to a piercer without the information that Elayne arms you with... She will give you all the facts and explain everything precisely and thoroughly. I really enjoyed reading this book and I have not read anything that was so helpful in my entire life. She is a wonderful Author! Thank you Elayne Angel for writing this FABULOUS Book!!!

shayla OBard

I received a VCH today from Elayne!! It was better than I could have expected!! Yes i jumped when she pierced me but i also laughed at myself for jumping! It took me longer to get back dressed than the whole procedure!! I will follow her and the ladies at Virtual and Vice anywhere!! Thanks again for enhancing my world! I feel powerful!!


Thank You Elayne for my new Apadravya! I made an appointment to see Elayne in Philadelphia on the fourth of December for my Apadravya. I had not been able to find anyone locally who would do a below the waist piercing much less this paticular piercing. Elayne was absolutely fantastic. As much as I wanted to get this done there is still a level of apprehension and anxiety with such a piercing as you can imagine. Elayne completely dispelled that. She is quite personable. I think I could sit and talk to her for hours. What impressed me most is that she actually took the time to not only go over what was going to happen but what to expect after the piercing took place and the aftercare that I would have to perform. She didn't use some cookie cutter approach to my piercing but based it on both my paticular anatomy and preferance. The result is an amazing piercing! The actualy piercing was seconds and I would describe it as a pressure with a sharp sting at the end which is not at all intolerable. I have had no swelling or bruising with mimnimal bleeding. Elayne also reccommended the Emu oil as part of my aftercare. GET THE EMU OIL! I don't know how or why it works but I have had great success with it. Thank You Elayne for a wonderful piercing and piercing experience.


I had two unsuccessful VCH piercings done and was really bummed that I was having such difficulty wearing them comfortably. I had the first two piercings done by reputable, professional piercers, (one out of town, one in my hometown) so I felt that the problem had something to do with my anatomy or well, who knows what. I decided to consult with the expert, Elayne, and I am so glad that I did. She exchanged countless emails with me, evaluated my pictures, and gave me the advice to go back to my piercer and tell him exactly what my issues were. If he advised against piercing me again, then I should follow his advice. She knows and trust my piercer completely (as do I), and I felt very comfortable doing what she suggested. My piercer decided he should pierce me a bit lower, and use a barbell with slightly less of a curve. I'm happy to say that I have been wearing my new piercing for a little over a week now and I've had no discomfort whatsoever. I am so fortunate to have had consultations with two incredible piercing professionals, and I'm so grateful that Elayne took so much time to evaluate my situation. She is so well known and such an expert in her field, yet she gave so much credit to my piercer, for being an expert himself. That's awesome! Thank you Elayne, for caring about me and my piercing experience. You are an amazing professional, and a truly caring person. I hope you come to Albuquerque some day so that I can meet you in person. Thanjk you, thank you, thank you!

Sincerely, Susana

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