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Elayne Angel


Hi Elayne

just a very big thank you, for your experience and passion for what you do.I am very glad i waited a good while to get my piercings done by is a long way from West Hollywood!!!Im healing wonderfully and honestly i never doubted it!You are a pro in your own right in every way possible and i would take another long trip any day if im ever to get another piercing.Great job

Deanna Duong

Hi Elayne, I would like to thank you for the wonderful piercing experience in West Hollywood today (technically yesterday since it's after midnight now). I came across your site as I was searching piercing on google and it brought me here. I am glad that I came across your site and had lots of questions for you. You answered all of my questions in a very timely manner. As soon as I found out that you were going to be in Los Angeles, I just had to get a piercing done by you. I was super nervous and anxious to get my VCH pierced, but you helped calm my nervous by letting me know exactly what you were doing. The initial piercing hurt as I flinched and let out a loud OW! But after the piercing, the pain was nearly gone. She gives you all the instructions you need to know and if you have any questions to email her. I ordered her book and it opened my eyes to so many things I never knew before. I would totally recommend her book to anyone and recommend Elayne to anyone looking for a wonderful piercer. I can't wait for her to come back to LA again in the future, so I can get another piercing done by her. :)


Hello! I emailed you 3 weeks ago about my VCH piercing and what I suspected was granulation tissue. You asked me to let you know how my treatment turned out. For 3 weeks I applied tea tree oil, twice daily. The change was fairly dramatic. The piece of tissue was long enough that it protruded out from under my hood next to the bottom ball of my piercing. Within a week it had shrunk to half that size. Two weeks later, the last piece of tissue fell off and the red bump on the outside of the piercing is now completely healed. When the last piece of granulation tissue fell off, it bled a tiny bit. I used a styptic pencil to stop the bleeding and everything looks 100 percent now. I'll be leaving it alone for a couple more weeks to ensure that it's fully healed. But I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the results. And I wanted to thank you for being so reassuring. I was pretty bummed that I might lose the piercing, but you gave me the confidence to hang in there and be patient. Thank you!


I just wanted to send you a quick thank you. I reciently drove almost 100 miles to visit Marc at Piercing Emporium, in Worchester MA. He was very professional, kind, and respectful. He took the time to answer all my questions big and small. He made me feel very comfortable every step of the way. I had a vertical hood piercing done. It looks beautiful. Again thanks for your information and your referrals. Bonnie


Thank you so much for your site! This information is extremely valuable and highly needed for everyone in the piercing community. I have had several piercings done; including the VCH and tongue(which were both pierced twice, as I removed them the first time I had them done), the navel, both nipples, my tragus, nostril, and four cartilage piercings in each ear. I believe that both my VCH piercings were done correctly but I am going to send you a picture to be extra sure. I really appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise with the world.



I love your site. I have been thinking about getting my clit done but couldnt figure out how to test to see if it was a good idea. and your information helped. and i love your work you are amazing. thanks so much.

Dylan Lowery

It has been one year since i purchased The Piercing Bible, and even now, every time i read it, it astounds me how knowledgeable, experienced, informative, and personal Elayne Angel is in her writing. I am 19 years old, and after graduating high school and being disqualified from the military because of health issues, i was completely lost in what i wanted to do with my future. That is until one day a friend persuaded me to get my tongue done for my birthday. It was painful, almost got infected to the point of having to take it out, and even incorrectly placed. Not even a day later and after searching the internet for hours, i found and purchased Elaynes book from amazon. Now, my tongue is doing fine, although still quite crooked, and i even have a few new piercings. After reading her book, i have yet to find anything in this world that i am as passionate about than body piercings. I would do anything it took to find a good trustworthy piercer to take me on as an apprentice, and i hope one day i will get to meet Elayne Angel in person. Thank you Elayne!!! You gave my life direction again!!!


Well, Peter, I am 53 years old and I wanted the best of the best to pierce me, and fortunately for me, Elayne was in town when I decided to pierce my nose. I am so impressed by her professionalism, knowledge, expertise, and commitment to provide a sterile environment in which to practice. Not to mention, it was virtually painless, I had NO problem healing, and, it looks really cute! I also bought her book that same day and have found it to be most informative. Thanks Elayne, and Buck! If I ever get another piercing, it will be done by Elayne. She is the BEST!To watch her pierce my nostril, go to this link:


Elayne - I am compelled to contact you and thank you for the recommendation of using emu oil to help heal piercings. Just a quick update, I am I guess you would call a late bloomer, but got the urge to get a body piercing - at 50! While I may be 50 I act and think like I'm 25 again, and the body piercing was soemthing that I was thinking about for a long time. Well, I did it - got my left earlobe and my left nipple pierced, and I went to a reliable place in town here in Orlando called Axiom, who were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and considerate, especially when a 50 year old man like me walks in the door. But I had no fear, and went through the procedure - pain was not an issue, but the beauty I saw in the mirror, the allure of my pierced nipple was worth the effort. While I was there I had asked about genital piercings, as I was interested in a frenium, which I did just about a week later. A couple of weeks after that I did a second frenium so now I have the 4 piercings. I tried the right nipple, but for some reason it just kept on being pushed out so I'm letting it rest for a while. Hopefully you're still with me, because the best news was that I had gone to your website, and read about using the emu oil to heal the piercing wounds. While not easy to find at any retail store, I was able to get it at my local organic health food store (I'm a vegan as well) - Thunder Ranch is the one I got. After applying it to the piercings as you had recommended, and keeping with it, the wounds healed almost miraculously, and any swelling or discomfort was gone. Better yet, I went back about 4 weeks after getting my left nipple pierced and wanted to get it streched from a 14 gauge to a 12 gauge; this was done with minimal discomfort for maybe a day or so. After that, I went back two weeks after this stretching to see about going to a 10 gauge, which I thought would be too soon. Much to my amazement, the stretch was effortless, and the piercer remarked how easy it was - I probably could have gone even to an 8 gauge because how pliable the area was. I told him it was the emu oil, and told him of your website and your recommendation to use it. He was so amazed at how it worked on an old fart like me he asked me where to get it because he was going to see about adding it to the store to help with the piercing customers. Just so you know, Axiom is very thorough with their procedures, and go through aftercare in great detail, although they focus primarily on saline soaks to help the healing process. Your insights have made a believer in me, and although I only have about 10% of the piercings you have, I treasure them and look at them as a way that I decorate the body that I have and the body that I love.

Regardless, I wanted to thank you very much for the emu oil recommendation - it has made me a true believer and I may have already converted a very experienced piercer to believe as well!


Teryn Lee

If you're considering become a piercer, Read 'The Piercing Bible' This book has not only taught me more than I could even imagine, it's also given me more reasons to fall in love with body modifications. Elayne Angel is my idol and I can't wait to meet her next month. I strongly recommend you to listen to everything she's saying. Ever since i've read this book, I feellike i've become a doctor or something. I take care of all my friends piercing and stretching and I help clean up their infections. She's turned me into a mini piercing genius. I hope one day we can serve terms together on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Piercers. Thank you so much, Elayne!


If someone is looking an excellent VCH piercer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex, go see Eric Marcucci, from Obscurities in Dallas, Texas. He's on Elayne's referral list. He's informative, hygenic, and extremely patient! I speak from experience, he did my VCH piercing 3 days ago. Also, he has an apprentice, nicknamed Nacho who's just as nice and informative. He's in training under Eric, so let him observe your VCH or other piercings. He wants to learn, so let him observe. We need another Eric Marcucci! Thank you Elayne, Eric and Nacho!

Nikki Perry

Wow! Amazing informative site! And one very beautiful lady and your tattoos are exquisite. Off to find a copy of your book now! Nikki, wales uk x

Shery Sabin

Hi Elayne, Thank you for your helpful suggestions on my irritated rook piercing and taking the time to chat with me. After changing to a shorter titanium barbell and using the emu oil you suggested...amazing stuff by the way. It feels great! My daughter has used it on a few of her piercings too, wow what a difference. I can't wait to read your book and I hope to meet you the next time you are in the Seattle area.

Warmly, Sheryl~Seattle Washington


When I researched the fourchette piercing I only wanted it done by the best (Elyane). Unfortunately, I couldn't get to Mexico to see her, but she referred me to Pat in New Orleans. He was absolutely wonderful and made the experience pleasant. I can't thank Elayne enough because going to someone she recommended gave me absolute peace of mind and confidence in my Piercer. (Pat Roig is awesome! ) I love my piercing as much as I thought I would!


Thank you for this site! I have wanted to peruse this for a while now but haven't researched it until now, you are very helpful ;) thanks!

Alexandria Vance

this book is the best book i've ever brought! no doubt about it, it helped me think realistic about what piercings i should and shouldn't get, with so much information on piercings i didn't even know existed. I emailed elayne and she told me what i should do. it was so nice to read real informatoin on piercings :)


Hey Elayne!

Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love my nipple piercings! They healed so well and you made me so relaxed and calm! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and patience! It really pays off :) I can't wait to get pierced by you again!

Rosalind Realer

Your site was very informative and i really appreciate the information presented. I hope that you come to philadelphia again. I wanted to know if you will post any information on re piercing. I had a hood pierced before and i wanted to know if it is possible to have a successful re piercieng.

Hi Rosalind,

Your ability to have a successful piercing depends not only on the skills and abilities of your piercer, but also your anatomy. Feel free to send photos as explained on this page of this site: (or click the Female Genital Piercing page in the navigation on the right side of this page, and scroll to the bottom) so that I can evaluate your anatomy, including the q-tip test.

Assuming you are anatomically built for a piercing, and there was no major scar tissue formation or other complications from a prior piercing attempt, then you should be able to be repierced with no problems.

I plan to pierce in Philadelphia in March or April 2012.

If you would like to be notified when I make travel plans, please sign up for my newsletter in the box on the left lower portion of the page: (or just click the wings logo above) It is an "opt-in" list, so I can't add you myself.

Sincerely, Elayne

Elayne Angel, Author The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing President, Association of Professional Piercers

Andrea Holmes

Hello! I have read the piercing bible twice now and im just fasinated by the amount of information that i have learned. I myself want to become a body mod professional. I enjoyed the part thats in there about suspension. The best book i have ever bought!! Thanks for being awesome and helping inform the world!! :)

Andrea, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you found The Piercing Bible to be so informative and enjoyable! If you have any questions that weren't answered in the book, please feel free to ask.


I found your site while looking into getting a genital piercing. I will be married 21 years this December and my husband was recently sent out of state for his work. Though he is only 4 hours away it was necessary for him to get a place there. I would like to get a VCH piercing to liven up the bedroom talk, so to speak, lol. I unfortunately dont live no where near you. I live in Michigan. But your site has given me alot of useful information to bring to the person going to pierce me tomorrow. If you ever do make it up here I would like my nipples pierced also. To look at me you would never know I have 12 tattoos and 2 piercing lol.

I have two piercer referrals in Michigan, and would highly suggest you visit one of them. Their information is on this page: (or click the "Piercer Referrals" link in the navigation on the right side of this page.

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