New Labret – Skull

This will be our last labret for the day. Three is a solid number to stop on anywho.

This labret features a skull. The skull is one symbol that has been used throughout history. It usually symbolizes death but can be danger, new life, darkness, or any number of ideas or concepts. Besides that, the skull is cool. Tattoos feature them all the time. Motorcycles can sometimes be riddled with them along with their drivers. Rock bands galore will feature them on the occasion.

If you like skulls, which I am sure you do, you will love this new labret. Made of surgical steel. Has internal threads. 16GA in thickness. 5/16″ in length. And sent through our autoclave. This is one piece you will want to add to your collection.

Check out the Internally Threaded Surgical Steel Skull!

New Labret – Surgical Steel Butterfly

Today is turning into Labret day for us here at Pierced Edge. Normally we only get one new listed body jewelry in a day and here we are, at number 2 with no intent at stopping here. We probably should have been just one blog post for the new products we are adding today but writing is fun.

This new labret features a Butterfly. Usually what comes to mind when we think of a butterfly is beauty. That is some excellent symbolism to throw on a piece of body jewelry.  And really, who doesn’t like butterflies? Even the most hardcore of men like butterflies.

This piece comes at you in 14GA and is 5/16″ long. It is made of surgical steel. And comes internally threaded. An excellent choice for any piercing. Oh and we throw it into the autoclave so that you receive not only an excellent piece of body jewelry, but a clean and sterile one because we love you.

Be sure to check out the Internally Threaded Surgical Steel Butterfly Labret.

New Labret – The Sparrow

Today, we present our newly listed labret, the Internally Threaded Surgical Steel Sparrow Labret.

The Sparrow makes a great image to represent in body jewelry. The Sparrow has been used as imagery in the Bible and in works by Shakespeare. It has its own hieroglyph. The sparrow was even associated with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. The Sparrow can represent some pretty powerful words. Two of the main ones are freedom and love.

Besides the symbolism it offers, this piece of body jewelry is made to meet your standards. This piece is made of 316L Surgical Steel. Internal threads are used to appease even the pickiest and safety conscious of pierced individuals. Being a labret, you can use it a wide variety of piercings if you desire. And to top it off, we autoclave sterilize them so that you can be sure the body jewelry you are getting will not only look awesome but treat your piercing awesome as well.

New Belly Ring – The Pave

It has been a busy one. As soon as it warmed up, it seemed like the work load increased horrendously. With it came a bit of a lul in getting new products up. Today, we break that lul.

Today we got a new belly ring listed for your purchasing pleasure. It is made of surgical steel and it is called the Pave. It has gotten the nickname of the Curly Cue  which if that name sticks we will most likely rename it to that.

It comes paved with gems which are also pave set. Being pave set, there shouldn’t be a problem with gems coming out. Currently, there are four different colored gems available.

Check out the Pave Belly Ring today!

Answering “Any Tips, Advice, Tools Needed For Doing A Piercing Ourselves” Properly

There is a certain organization that answers questions on its  blog from anyone that has one regarding piercing. Normally, you can find some awesome info and answers on this blog. But recently, they had a question that went something like “Me and a friend want to pierce each other. Is there anything specific we need and do you have any advice?” The reply started out alright and if worded properly would have been a respectable answer.

But, the answer soon became something that wasn’t as much informative as it was just the person answering the question to be a dick. This might have been a suitable way to answer the question on an individual basis, still sketchy, but answering like that on behalf of an organization is ridiculous and stupid. What made it worse was that even that answer was half assed. Apparently the only way to get something sterilized is to buy an autoclave. Weird, since everything we currently sell is sterilized and the customer doesn’t even need to buy one. And while we don’t care piercing tools, you can buy them from other retailers sterilized if you look hard enough.

Here is how a more properly written reply might go.

Hello anonymous,

I am glad you asked this question rather than just going ahead and doing it. There are a lot of factors to take into account when doing a piercing. If not done properly, there can and most likely will be serious health risks to the area getting pierced.

This is why I must advise you to go to a professional piercer. Any professional will have a portfolio to showcase your work so that you can verify their work is quality. You can also find an awesome list of qualified professional piercers in the APP Certified Member List. You can also talk with people locally that have piercings to get a good idea of who might be worth checking out.

Don’t let the upfront cost fool you. Getting a piercing done by a professional will help ensure a healthy piercing as they will guide you specifically on the healing process for the type of piercing you are getting, the steps for cleaning, and will always be there to help you resolve any future issues. And at the end of this post, you will see that really that professionally done piercing isn’t that expensive and will probably be the cheaper option.

Now if you still decide to do the piercings on your own you need to make sure everything is done in a clean environment and anything near the piercing or going into the new piercing is sterilized. You will need  any needles, clamps, or other tools that might come in contact with the skin to be autoclave sterilized. You could do this yourself but a typical steam autoclave will put you back about $3000. However, if you can locate a retailer that sterilizes items, they might sell everything you need already sterilized. There might be a premium price but it would be cheaper than buying an autoclave. Typically, you can expect to spend around $4-5 more per sterilized piece.

You will also need to make sure that the body jewelry piece you will be inserting is sterile as well. The piece should really be either titanium or niobium. You could get away with surgical steel but even that isn’t recommended. Nothing else should be used for a brand new piercing, PERIOD. And if you use a piece of jewelry that has threads, internal threads are highly suggested over external threads. External threads can cut and tear at the new piercing making the healing process longer and the chance of infection much higher. You can expect to pay somewhere around $20 for a piece matching this description. Most places charge $5 just to sterilize a piece of body jewelry. And you will want a high quality piece. You might be able to find something cheaper than $20(we do have some pieces that are below that would be suitable for new piercings but we also don’t charge for the sterilization process) but it won’t be easy.

You will need to sterilize the area getting pierced with iodine. You want to limit the risk of any germs or bacteria that might be nearby from finding their way in.

You will also need some medical gloves. Your skin should not be touching someone else’s skin near a piercing as there is always a risk of transferring germs or bacteria.

Figure everything needed without the autoclave and you can expect to spend a minimum of $30 to upwards of $100 per piercing. Chances are you can get that same piercing done by a professional for less or at least at a similar price without all the hassle and with A LOT more knowledge and experience behind it.

There you have it, nearly every scenario is just better if you go to a professional. If you still decide to do them on your own, be sure to do extensive research. Otherwise you might not only end up with a piercing that rejects the jewelry, but one that will have serious health problems. If that happens, that piercing can not only cause a lot more pain and suffering, but an expensive medical bill as well.

And there you have it, a much better response to a question. Not only is it more informative it also doesn’t make you sound like a pompous dick. Granted, this reply may be a little long winded but knowledge is power.

Sorry for the rant but a person from a professional organization should give a legitimate answer intelligently rather than giving a poorly done answer while being a dick.

New Belly Ring Listed: Dangling Lips

After having to much fun with PI day yesterday, we had to get back to business today or at least a little bit of it. What better way to do that than to get a new product listed.

I present to you, the Surgical Steel Dangling Lips Belly Ring. Made of 316L Surgical Steel, gems inlaid in the lips with 3 different colors available, and steam autoclave sterilized means you have an awesome option to “sexy” up your belly button piercing.

Be forewarned, the word sexy is thrown around a lot in the product description. Decided to have a little fun with that description and what better word to have fun with than sexy?

Hope you like it and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, or blog for any new product releases.

Pinchers Now Listed

We finally got Pinchers listed. This is another category we had been lacking in and one that we wanted to get listed as soon as possible. Luckily, we managed to get our hands on some pretty cool pieces, ones that glow in the dark!

Glow in the dark is something we also wanted to carry. Because really, who wouldn’t want some glow in the dark jewelry? Only problem, most glow in the dark jewelry is acrylic. We don’t like acrylic. We can’t sterilize it. But glass, ya we like glass. Glass that glows in the dark is even better.

So presenting, Glass Glow In the Dark Pinchers

– Picture of them actually glowing in the dark coming soon.

We Got Plugs!

If you have been following us on the social medias, you will know we promised to start adding new products at the latest by today. Today, that promise has been followed through on.

And that promise finally brings some plugs to our product offerings. This is something we desperately wanted to add and finally have been able to make it happen. We will be trying to get this category full of options. For now, we have glass double flare or saddle plugs.

These plugs are mostly clear glass. They than have a front color to the clear glass. There are seven colors in total; Clear, Pearly Purple, Neon Green, Blue, Red, White, Black. They are available in sizes 8GA, 6GA, 4GA, 2GA, 0GA, 00GA, 7/16″, and 1/2″. As with all of our currently listed products, these are autoclave sterilized and delivered to you in their sterilization pouch. You are getting clean and safe body jewelry that you can safely use.