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September 11, 2015 - 2:48pm
I found Elayne's site simply looking for information about nostril piercing placement...I had not had the best experience going in, as the piercer had difficulty getting the nostril screw to fit properly. It kept hanging out of the bottom of my nostril ( I am a teacher, and regardless, its no fun to walk around that way!) I went back twice within 2 weeks to have the jewelry tweaked and having the labret moved in and out while the piercer 'measured'....my poor nose was beaten up, and the experience resulted in me doubting his expertise. And, I still came away with wire hanging down out of my nose!....I was 'rescued' a few weeks later by another piercer, who put a shorter screw in for me ( so gently I did not even feel it done!) but still felt insecure about the entire process. I was excited to read Elayne's advice to others on her site, and ELATED that she does consultations for such a reasonable fee!....I emailed Elayne and she responded within hours, so thoughtfully and from her heart. I feel so much better having an aesthetic opinion from someone who obviously puts so much in to mastering her craft. Thank you again, Elayne...namaste.
September 1, 2015 - 10:13pm
Everything is just phenomenal over here on my end! 2 weeks ago I took a trip over to San Francisco where I flew out from Chicago to meet with Elayne Angel for an appointment at Cold Steel Tattoo and Piercing on the famous Haight Street. After following all of Elayne’s instructions, my new apadravya piercing has been healing as good as it gets. The look AND the feel of my piercing is awesome and I wouldn't ever consider second-guessing myself or going back in time to avoid having it done. Again, I thank Ms. Elayne Angel so very much for all of her help and continued support throughout the entire process. Her level of professionalism was absolutely tremendous and I can't say that loudly enough. It was truly an honor to receive my piercing from her and most definitely appreciate all that she has done. I love it! She performed such a wonderful job with amazing placement. Everything occurred perfectly as planned because her technique is so advanced. The sea salt water soaks and the emu oil from Desert Palms Emu Ranch are wonderful and do a terrific job-I am absolutely hooked on the Desert Palms Emu Ranch Oil and have been recommending the product to some of my family and friends since it has such a multitude of uses. From the bottom of my heart, once again, thank you Elayne. You are so remarkable at what you do for a living.
August 21, 2015 - 6:26pm
I received a triangle piercing from Elayne in SF 5 days ago. I was not nervous or anxious prior, due to Elayne's excellent communication before and during. This was my first piercing other than my ears, nose, and belly button, so I was totally new to the genital piercing experience. Elayne was the epitome of professional and her confidence did wonders in making me feel comfortable. I trusted her totally, and am so glad I did! I am still healing and have yet to enjoy the benefits of my piercing, but it is beautiful and most importantly, done properly. I cannot thank her enough for being the expert piercer that she truly is. I feel grateful to have been pierced by the one person I believe to be a master at her art. I am so happy. Thank you, Elayne!
August 20, 2015 - 10:25am
I had a very great time getting to meet and get pierced by Elayne in SF last weekend! I got one of her own creations the Lorum and it's fantastic, I love it! Thank you very much for the great experience Elayne I can't wait to get another piercing from you! P.S if you could send a copy of the picture you took of my new piercing I would appreciate it, thanks once again. Phil
August 17, 2015 - 11:14am
My piercing is beautiful and healing great! The Emu Oil is great stuff! I have been soaking 2x a day for 10 min when i can but once at a minimum. I have had no crusties or discharge that i can tell. It looks amazing!
I will concur with your descriptions that it changes sex and masturbation. The first time we tried a small vibe to it was like a bolt of electricity! YOWZA!! But it has definitely helped improve sensitivity during intercourse. YAY!!
Thank you again for a job well done and for being a fabulous piercer and helping this girl with her first body piercing!! Can you tell, i am thrilled!! :-D
August 15, 2015 - 4:48pm
I want to thank Elayne for a great experience with outer labia piercings. I'm quite middle-aged and I've only ever had my ears pierced before, so I was very nervous. Elayne was really great from our first email contact to the actual piercing and then consulting on aftercare. She returns emails promptly, is clear about what information she needs beforehand and what she can only tell in person, answers questions clearly, and doesn't over-promise.
She was very professional about the piercing in terms of timeliness and sterility, etc. but she was also warm and helpful about me being nervous. She waited between the two piercings for me to be ready for the second one, even though I knew she was on a tight schedule.
To me, the piercing did hurt quite a bit at the time, and I was glad that Elayne hadn't told me anything different, but the immediate pain subsided in a few minutes and any real discomfort was over by the next day. The piercings are healing beautifully and I really love the emu oil.
If I ever decide to have additional genital piercings, I would certainly go back to Elayne.
August 7, 2015 - 7:45pm
Hello, everyone! I just want to share the GREAT enjoyment I've experienced with my piercing since visiting Elayne in July. I wanted a VCH but it was determined I wasn't built for the piercing. However, Elayne suggested a labia piercing & angled it right next to my clitoris. & OH man is it wonderful!!! I read that labia piercing are largely aesthetic but thanks to Elayne's expert markings I am VERY pleased to say that mine's is more than just an ornamental piercing. In short, it feels marvelous!! As for the pain, it was brief & just a sting. I wanted to share this for all those women who may want to get pierced but have doubts-DO IT! & make sure it's by Elayne because she is the best!!
August 7, 2015 - 10:13am
this site helped me answer my question about if I could get a nose stud and switch it out with a ring (the rings on the side of the nose) cause somebody had already answered it. I'm also considering getting a lip ring (ring on the side of the lip) but I don't know where I want to place it :(
August 5, 2015 - 12:11pm
I'm practically a regular alumni with Elayne now, having both a VCH and both nipples pierced. I just celebrated my first year VCH birthday, and my nipples (2nd time being pierced) will be a year in November.
To start, I'll say that Elayne was both highly professional and incredibly friendly and knowledgeable during the whole process. This includes early on, when I first contacted her with email questions about the VCH. She walked me thru the "Q-tip test" and responded to email thoughtfully and promptly. I made my appointment with her for her visit to Infinite Piercing in Philadelphia, and she was great - in person the same as she conveyed online. The piercing was a cinch, just a quick split second of pain, and that was it. She answered my several questions, leaving the whole process to be an excellent experience. AND, I love love love my VCH!
I then contacted her and we discussed my nipples being re-pierced. While some piercers may have just told me "sure no problem", Elayne said she's need to see them to be sure there were no issues with scar tissue, and once again took great care to ask me several questions as to the history of my issues with them. I made another appointment at Infinite, and once again, she was caring and thoughtful and did a wonderful job on both piercings.
One of the reasons I initially let my first nipple piercings close is that even after almost two years, they were always "cranky", the crusties that while normal were always uncomfortable. Having been introduced to emu oil from Elayne from my VCH, we talked about using it liberally with my nipples. Well, needless to say, the emu oil was and still is AMAZING. The healing seemed to go more quickly, and it prevents the crusties and relieves them if they appear.
So, once again a successful piercing and wonderful experience overall with Elayne's knowledge and artistry.
Thank you Elayne! I'll see you hopefully soon for my labia piercings!!
August 4, 2015 - 4:43pm
I was worried about my nipple piercing and airport security a few days ago, not anymore! Elayne provided me with heaps of helpful, professional information. Replying WAY faster than any other piercer I have contacted (literally replys in a space of a few hours), I actually felt like I was talking to a close friend over email, she's that friendly! Will definitely contact again if I have any further problems, Thank you so much Elayne! Will be looking into buying your book for further information.
July 21, 2015 - 2:01pm
I recently got my inner labia pierced by Elayne and it was THE BEST piercing experience ever. She is the definition of professional and well educated in her field. The piercing procedure was incredibly quick and the pain went away after 2 seconds. I could honestly say that this was the least painful piercing I ever got, which is why Im going back to get two more done by her in December! I was always insecure about my labia, but getting it pierced has improved my self esteem and now it is my favorite piercing. Also, thanks to Elayne, I am a lover of emu oil. I had mentioned to her I use coconut oil for everything: I eat it, feed it to my dogs, use it to shave, use it as hair treatment and hair growth, and apply it everyday during the healing process for a new piercing (has no negative effects, unless you're allergic). Emu oil and coconut oil have the same benefits and healing properties, but emu oil is just 10xs stronger. Due to the nasty weather change in San Diego, my eyes burn, itch, become puffy and red during the entire day (eyedrops would not work), I applied emu oil all over my eyes and within a few minutes my eyes cleared up COMPLETELY. All in all, GO TO ELAYNE FOR YOUR PIERCINGS. Her level of experience, skill, and professionalism will make your piercing experience memorable!
July 13, 2015 - 12:16pm
In 2012 I decided to transform my self-pierced Prince Albert into a Apadravya. Elayne did an amazing job--the piercing was quick, precise and relatively painless. I love having an Apadravya and had scheduled an appointment to get an Ampallang to create a Magic Cross (Iron Cross) piercing. I made a deposit for the piercing session and was contacted by Elayne to submit photos to assist with jewelry measurement. However, when I sent her the photos, it was obvious to her that the Ampallang would not be possible due to the angle of the Apadravya and the large gauge jewelry being worn in it. If we did proceed with the Ampallang, there would be a high chance that it would be difficult to heal and could possibly migrate. I decided to cancel my piercing and she issued a full refund, minus the $10 consultation fee. Although I was disappointed, I really respect Elayne's integrity and professionalism. She is a gifted master piercer and I've had two very positive interactions with her, although only one resulted in a piercing:
I highly recommend Elayne Angel if you are considering a below-the-neck piercing.I can't think of a more competent, experienced and ethical piercer on the planet!
July 9, 2015 - 12:00am
I got a VCH by Elayne about 2 years ago in Long Beach, and it was easily the best experience I've ever had. Through my research I came across her website and her book. (Great book, by the way. I highly suggest reading it before getting your next piercing). I contacted her with a question and I was just astounded at what I received: nothing but pure professionalism, genuine kindness and understanding, and not to mention a surprisingly quick response.
Come the day of the piercing. She was amazing. Same professional, friendly, welcoming person I experienced via email. I was extremely nervous, but before I knew it she was done. It was an all around great experience from the prep time to the aftercare discussion. 2 years later, I absolutely love my piercing!
Due to past experiences I had a real disconnect from my sexuality and my body. The entire piercing experience from the questions to the cleaning have been a part of my healing process. I have to say that getting that piercing has really helped me get back in touch with myself. It was not an overnight fix: it started as just a physical benefit, but in the process of caring for the piercing and becoming associated with it I found myself caring and becoming associated with myself. I believe the piercing and my wonderful experience with my piercer are the major catalysts that have helped me learn to love my body again.
Thank you, Elayne!
July 6, 2015 - 8:03pm
Elayne! You are a wonder & gift to us all. I had no piercings, other than ears, & was scared half to death for my trinity of VCH & nipples. I'm a scientist by nature & attorney by training so I researched these procedures obsessively before commiting to them. The most important part of my research centered on WHO would do my piercings. All road led to you & I am so grateful! You were patient, professional, understanding, informative, & immensely kind. Oh, did I mention, YOU WERE FAST!! Thank the Lord you knew to do the VCH first!! That one was a doozie!! However, since you made sure my blood sugar was up & I was hydrated, I was confident to move forward with the next two. I sure couldn't have done it in anyone else's hands. Now, about 6 weeks later, I'm thrilled & so blessed to have crossed paths with you. All is well. If any of my children ever consider piercings, you know who I'll be sending them to! Much love!
July 1, 2015 - 5:38pm
The Piercing Bible is a fantastic resource for new and experienced piercees, and Elayne is a wonderful help whenever you need her. I have had some scary piercing-related experiences but with the help of Elayne and one of her APP members I came through the struggles on top, with nine healthy, healed piercings. I highly recommend the book and the APP, and will say from personal experience that it's definitely worth the extra drive to get a piercing from an APP member!
June 26, 2015 - 3:22pm
i had my VCH done by the piercing studio you suggested.
great experience, great jos, great advices, great professionnal and at the end of the day i am so happy and satisfied !
making use of you referral is definitvelly a must ! no issues, great professiona. i gain a lot of time versus trying to find one by myself !
again tks a lot for your advices
June 15, 2015 - 12:40pm
I've had my belly button pierced for about 5 months now ,the top looks perfectly fine but the bottom hole still bleeds a little every so often , and some times it has pus around it which gets stuck to the ball and makes crusties around it. Another thing is when I clean it if its not wet before I try to move the bar its kind of hard to move it up and down . Is anything wrong ? My piercer told me to clean it with antibacterial gold dial bar soap
Comment by angel
This is not the best place for piercing questions. That said, I would HIGHLY suggest you stop using Dial and review (and follow) the care guidelines on my page here: http://www.piercingbible.com/piercing-care
I do offer professional consultations for a small fee. If you wish to have a consultation with me for your piercing problem, please visit this page for information and to sign up and pay the $10. for a consultation: http://www.piercingbible.com/piercing-problem-consultation
Unfortunately, I can’t really offer much personalized information or advice without doing a proper consult, which would include seeing some clear, close-up photos.
Also, if you're not wearing high quality jewelry, you may need to change it to for your piercing to heal properly.
June 7, 2015 - 9:16pm
I did a previous review some time back on my VCH, which Elayne did this March 22nd at Infinite Body in Philly - in short, Elayne was very warm, wonderful, and incredibly quick; I will definitely be booking her again. This review is a long one, but it's a fuller testament to what a properly placed, well-healed genital piercing done by a true professional with proper jewelry can do.
I dealt with primary anorgasmia before Elayne pierced my VCH. "Anorgasmia" is a catch-all term to describe the condition of not being able to orgasm. "Primary anorgasmia" describes the condition of having never had an orgasm, despite trying. I'm a student sex educator on my college campus, so for me, this was particularly difficult; right or wrong, the fact of the matter was that I felt like a fraud. Here I was able to answer dozens of the weirdest questions college kids have about safer sex and sexuality - yet I couldn't even manage to get myself off. After ages of jumping through medical hoops, my doctor told me that nothing was medically "wrong" and nothing in my background suggested a psychological block. This rather awkward conversation also assured her that nothing was wrong with my own "technique" and that my past partners were, in fact, capable of locating the clitoris. She said my clitoris was just "unusually insensitive" (I could've told her that much), that it was likely so from birth, & that I'd just "have to live with" being incapable of orgasm. That wasn't acceptable to me. By this time, I already had a few more traditional piercings & was well aware of Elayne's reputation. I knew I wasn't suited for horizontal placement, which initially discouraged me, as I'd heard plenty of feedback from triangle owners who previously dealt with anorgasmia and found their piercing helped - but none from VCH owners. Nevertheless, I personally liked the look of the VCH better anyway - and as far as sensation went, I figured that in the hands of a consummate professional like Elayne, it certainly couldn't be detrimental. In the back of my head, I think the most I expected was increased sensation. After my VCH healed (which it did rapidly and without a problem), not only was sensation increased, but orgasming became possible. I honestly can't attribute it to anything but the piercing - literally nothing else has changed. Elayne's work seriously changes lives, and I can't thank her enough for that.
every body is different, and I'm not saying genital piercing will magically cure everyone with anorgasmia, primary or general - but in some cases, it may make what was previously impossible possible, as it's done for me. (And, again, for what it's worth, I wouldn't go to anyone but Elayne for a piercing below the belt. Especially in such an important area, why settle for anyone but the best? If you cannot make it to Elayne, seek her referrals, or at least seek out someone APP certified - I've visited Infinite a few times after getting my VCH for non-genital piercings, and the folks there have been consistently fabulous.)
June 3, 2015 - 6:12pm
I had been considering getting a VCH and did some research, not only on this website but on several other websites. I finally went into get the piercing with one of Elayne's referrals in Arizona, Kevin Jump at HTC Piercing. He is awesome! I was so nervous when I first walked in but as soon as I spoke to him, he eased my worries and I was positive I was ready for a VCH. Not only is he extremely informative and professional, he's also humorous and just has this attitude that immediately puts you at ease. I firmly believe that getting a piercing is a HUGE deal, and it shouldn't be taken lightly. Yeah, a piercing might be modification that you can "take out" if you're not happy with it, but just the mere process of it can expose you to all sorts of infections or other complications. I felt that not only Kevin embraces that but the entire shop. I am more than happy with his work and would not go anywhere else for any future piercings (if I decided to get more).
May 25, 2015 - 9:21am
I recently had the pleasure of getting a VCH and my nipples pierced by Elayne in New Orleans. These are piercings I have dreamed about getting for YEARS, but due to nerves and a lack of great piercers in my hometown (not New Orleans), I refused to get them done unless they were done by the best.
Elayne was incredibly kind and quick during the appointment booking. When I was unsure about the results of my Qtip test, she agreed to consult me during my appointment. During the appointment, Elayne was super professional and super nice! She was great about letting me know what to expect during the piercing process. I was impressed by how thorough she was in making sure that my piercings were safely and correctly placed and best suited for my anatomy. She also taught me about the aftercare process and what to expect during healing. I could not have asked for a better experience, and I am SO thankful for Elayne and her website for giving me the research and tools I needed to make wise decisions about my piercings. It's great going into an appointment knowing that you are in great hands (especially when you're nervous!)
Overall, 20/10 experience! I am so in love with my new piercings, and I have had zero issues in the last few days since piercing following Elayne's advice. I HIGHLY recommend consulting and booking Elayne for your piercings if she is in your area. She is without a doubt worth the wait.
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