decorate your face!
decorate your face!
single piercings with multi-gem pieces! you know how we do it!
so true! who else feels the same way I do?
The soft pink tones of Rose Gold are captivating!
Hot combo of the day - Polaris eyelets and a custom @bvla clicker!
Opals in a flower setting adorn this healed conch piercing by Jared Silverman! @zombiejihad
An in progress Owl portrait by Jon Goad!
I had a fun time carving pumpkins with friends tonight! Have you carved a pumpkin this year? I want to see it! Tag me in your pumpkin pics so I can see them!
Baby, it’s cold outside! Nothing will keep you warmer than an official Born This Way hoodie! In stock and ready to ship. Visit our online store to purchase (click the link in our profile)
The Toltec by @bvla. These pieces feature a genuine pearl accented by the Swarovski CZs, set in 14k Gold. Adorn your ears, nose… the possibilities are endless!
Halloween is getting close! What are you going to be for Halloween? Sweet bat tattoo by @evanlovett, who will back to our studio in just a few weeks! You should get tattooed by him - email for details email@example.com
this dapper dressing man is our #mcm, @skin_rivets_tyler! not only is he a snazzy dresser, he’s an excellent piercer too!
Extreme Body Modification Rituals Around the World
Teeth sharpening, ear elongation, lip plates, nose studs, body scarring and giraffe necks – tribes and ethnic enclaves throughout the world have and continue to engage in incredible practices and rituals of body modification and body art for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Body modification or alteration is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy and it’s done for a variety of reasons: aesthetics, sexual enhancement, rites of passage, religious beliefs, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, and as self-expression.
Ritual modification is used in many tribes and ethnic groups in Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, and South East Asia. It can be done by burning, cutting, or elongating parts of the body. It’s used to identify members of certain tribal families. It is also done for social and culture acceptance. And it’s not only done to the men of the tribes, but also to women and children as a coming of age rite of passage. In women, it’s seen as something beautiful, marks showing they are suitable mothers and wives.
Unfortunately body-mod tourism isn’t that rare. Although an influx of tourists has brought attention to cultural practices and money to impoverished tribes, some argue that it is deteriorating their way of life and cheapening their traditions and values.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Honor those who have been effected by this terrible disease by wearing your ribbon all year long! We will be offering 50% off our piercing service fees with any purchase of ribbon jewelry for the entire month of October.
Bryan just finished up this silly painting of the Sunsphere from The Simpsons! Original and prints available on our webstore.