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Elayne Angel


I got a VCH from Elayne today and it went so well! She was very patient and helpful with all the questions I had. I just loved how she placed a cooling pad on the piercing so it didn't hurt as much after!


Driving several hours to Seattle for fun weekend and get VCH pierced by Elyane Angel. I am so happy that I came across her website and her book few months ago. She made me feel safe and less nervous than I would have. On 2nd day of having my VCH pierced. No pain no swelling. Very little bleeding. I'm very pleased with her work!!! Thank you Elyane! It was great meeting you!



great site!

carmen gist

im interested in a vch piercing and my question is will a 14k curved bar be appropiate for this type of piercing

Hi there,

I do ordinarily use a curved bar, in 14 or 12 gauge, and the appropriate length is anatomically dependent. So you will need your piercer to assist you in the selection of the right size.

There's a lot to know about gold body jewelry. Here's a section from The Piercing Bible about it:

Gold has a long history of use within the body. Its use in modern dentistry also attests to its safety. Still, specific implant designations do not exist for gold. It comes in many different alloys, so use caution when making a purchase, especially since gold is significantly more expensive than most other body jewelry materials. Cheap gold is never good gold. However, a high price tag alone does not guarantee quality or acceptability for wear in body piercings.

The term karat refers to the purity of gold. Pure gold, or twenty-four karat gold (24K), is highly biocompatible, but it is too soft for body jewelry. It must be alloyed with other metals. Out of twenty-four parts of metal, eighteen karat (18K) indicates that eighteen parts are gold and six parts are other elements (75 percent gold and 25 percent other elements).1 Some piercers sell fourteen karat (14K) gold, which is about 58 per- cent gold. Regardless of how many karats the gold is, the jewelry is safe to wear in the body only when inert elements are used in the alloy.

If there is too much silver, copper, or other reactive material in the mixture, even eighteen-karat gold can be problematic. Much of the white gold used for body jewelry is alloyed without nickel; for whiteness it contains palladium, an inert element in the platinum family. Colored golds such as pink and green should be avoided, since they usually include irritating elements.

Acidic body fluids can react with certain alloys and cause a dark discoloration of the metal. Frequent use of a gold-polishing cloth will usually resolve this problem. Gold is durable, but excessive exposure to chlorine (in pools and hot tubs) can cause gold jewelry to become brittle.

Gold has an undeserved reputation as being unsafe for initial piercings, but when it is alloyed for wear in the body, it works very well. Because of its high cost, many piercers do not stock a large selection of gold jewelry, so you may need to place an advance order if you wish to start a piercing with it. Regular fine jewelers are often unfamiliar with the need for inert alloys, smooth surfaces, and safe closures. Consult a piercer about the exact requirements before you place an order or purchase gold jewelry.



Mary Pip

Thank you Elayne for making the trek to Oklahoma City! Thankfully I stumbled upon your "Piercing Bible" website when I began my research on female geintal piercings! Ordered my copy, read it cover to cover (more than once!) and estatically discovered you were making a stop in OKC, just 2 short hours from where I live!! The 3 months I eagerly waited from the time I contacted you until the actual date of our fateful appointment were spent carefully combing thru your "bible" in preparation for my piercings. Thank you so very much for putting me at such great ease! From the moment I met you, I felt as if I had known you forever and a day! Had it not been for the fleeting, split second pinch from each piercing, I wold dare say I had just made an appointment to hang out and visit with a dear friend! I was completely at ease through the entire process, thanks in part to knowing I was completely prepared and because of you! One amazing experience, 45 minutes, 3 piercings and 1 hug later, I walked out of the 23rd Street shop feeling as if I could do anything! So very grateful for the opportunity to meet you and your husband and for the opportunity to be pierced by THE expert in female genital piercings! After all, you wrote the book on it! 2 weeks later, I am healing wonderfully! I am in awe of myself, my piercings and Elayne Angel! Any questions/concerns that may have come up during this process have all been in my handy dandy Piercing Bible. I highly recommend "The Piercing Bible"! Should I ever decide to add more piercings to my collection, I know to whom and where I will be going...wherever Elayne Angel is making a piercing tour stop! Thank you again Elayne, you are truly a gem! Thanks for going above and beyond to share your expertise with the world and for striving to promote health and safety for all piercers and piercees!

David Audet

Thank you Elayne for your explanations on female piercings, aftercare and associated information it has helped my wife immensely In her choice of what piercing to choose. So Helpful, thank you again. Best regards

David Audet Sydney Australia


Elayne did a VCH piercing on me this past weekend and she was wonderful! She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. She is a great person and really knows her stuff when it comes to piercing. I wouldn't trust anyone else to pierce such a delicate area. She was very helpful and eager to answer any questions I had. It was a honor to meet her!!! I am extremely pleased with my piercing! :) THANK YOU ELAYNE!


Thank you so much for piercing me last friday! I love it <3 Looking forward to seeing the video & hope it will help others with unusual anatomy :)


Hi Elayne, I am definitely a neophyte when it comes to piercing. I only have pierced ears, but I've been contemplating getting a VCH. I'm glad I stumbled onto your site after a long, confusing search for solid information. Thank you so much for making such a great resource available.

mike phillips

im in the middle of readying the piercing bible. this is one of the most informational books i have ever read on body mod. i even use a lot of it for my information board for clieents. thanx elayne.

Emily Spencer

I just had my VCH done by Elayne at Adornment Deluxe in Berkley MI. I have to say, the piercing was PAINLESS. A sudden prick, then over. It was done 14 days ago and not once did I feel any pain in the piercing. Elayne was amazing. She helped me relax and was so kind and talkative. She asked me questions about myself (which none of my piercers have ever done) and she signed my Piercing Bible and took a photo with me! So excited that I was able to have this piercing done by Elayne and to have finally met her in person. She is just wonderfull.

My piercing bible has helped me greatly to keep track of necessarily knowledge to keep myself and my body protected, and safely modified.

Thank you so much Elayne!!


Whether you're a piercing professional or enthusiast, this book is a 'must-have'. It's well structured and extremely informative. This book will guide you in the correct way to pierce. Thank you Elayne!

Sebastian Kinne

I had the pleasure of meeting you and seeing you work first hand at Adornment Deluxe in Detroit MI a week or so ago. I came in with my girlfriend Chelsea who received both a VCH and a Triangle piercing from you. As a professional piercer myself who has read your book 7 times over, keeps up on your articles in Tattoo Magazine, and is quite a fan of your work, the experience was quite an honor. When I was first offered my apprenticeship I was told that the best thing I could do before I got started into it was to pick up and read through a copy of "The Piercing Bible". I did so, had it read in a matter of days, and my mentor couldn't have been more right. I learned nearly all of my proper placements and techniques from the book (ie. nostril piercing equilateral triangle from the front and back of the nostril to the point of incision.). I still to this day reference your book quite frequently when explaining to clientele why I recommend placing piercings where I do and why I use certain methods as opposed to others. "The Piercing Bible" was and is the single most useful and handy tool for anyone genuinely interested in the industry both from a piercee and piercers stand point. Thank you so much for the experience and all of the help both directly and indirectly


Hi Everyone I want to let everybody know who wants a piercing and scared to get one, to go to Elayne her method is very fast and u don't feel any pain u probably just get startled that's it and it might sting for a second but she helps u with that. She makes u feel very comfortable and she answers all your questions it's over in seconds. I am so glad I went to Elayne so just to let everyone know your piercing does not have to be like them youtube videos make a smart decision and go to Elayne no pain just stings a little and it's over.


Elayne! What an amazing book you have and you've made me really do some research on piercings to expand my knowledge. Come to Boston so I can have the honor of letting you do all the work! Thank you for such thorough and helpful information!


Elayne when will you come to Charlotte, NC waiting on you.. Please keep intouch


I got a VCH piering from you yesterday. You are the BEST! You give off a very comforting vibe. A tight pinch was all I felt. Hope to get pierced again by you some day.

angry birds online

Wow you are AMAZING I am a little scared of getting a certain piercing but if I decide to get it done I would like you to do it just need to man up I know my girlfriend will love it


I loved the idea of a genital piercing and had been contemplating one for many, many years, but didn't know where to begin. (I live in a really rural area.) When I turned 50 this year, I decided now is the time! And so I preceded to do some internet research. Of course I quicky discovered Elayne's detailed website and found all the info I needed to give me the confidence to go for it; and checking her calendar, low and behold, Elayne's guest spot at Infinite Piercing in Philly just happened to coincide with some travels of mine. It was fate! I quickly booked an appointment, and am now proud to say that at 50 yrs old I have a VCH piercing! Elayne was a doll; warm yet professional and the whole thing was over so quickly. The healing has gone extremely well so far, and I look forward to test-driving my new piercing soon. (My husband is psyched! ;) Just want to encourage all you older women out there to follow your bliss! And if you have the good fortune to connect with Elayne like I did, all the better; you'll be in good hands. Elayne is a rock star, conquering the world one piercing at a time!!!



I just wished to express my thanks to the wonderful outline you gave in regards to VCH piercings as I'd wanted one done for some time now. A friend had hers done prior to mine and was frustrated by the lack of sensation and was directed to your site. As suspected, hers wasn't placed as it should have been and they used the wide open forceps that are generally seen used on eyebrow piercings, etc. (Huge gaping hole, looks more like tongs, rather than the forceps that appear to have an NRT type hole on both ends.)

Your site was a gold mine! I was able to make a much more educated decision on what I wanted to get and why, and spoke with my piercer who comes into town once every few months (he used to work at a local studio in Ottawa/In Living Colour, but now has his own in another city - Piercings by J @ Inksmith Tattoos in Guelph), so I bombarded him with questions based on your site.

I just had my piercing done yesterday and I couldn't have been happier! Now, while you, yourself, did not do the piercing, it's because of you that I was able to have what I was looking for...So again, you have my sincerest thanks!


- Jaqles

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