10 4 / 2014

5pointleo:

We just got back from a VERY exciting buy. We have a handful of brand new materials. All specimen grade pieces of outstanding quality. We will be posting about each of these over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first!
Botswana Agate from… You guessed it.. Botswana in south central Africa. This material is famed for it’s TIGHT banding. The highest quality pieces exhibit an effect called “shadowing”. The banding seems to flow as it moves before your eye.
Intended sizes for each piece are listed in the bottom right of each photo. These specimens are one of a kind and will be claimed on a first come/first serve basis. Email leo@relicstoneworks.com to discuss price and claim your favorite!

5pointleo:

We just got back from a VERY exciting buy. We have a handful of brand new materials. All specimen grade pieces of outstanding quality. We will be posting about each of these over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first!

Botswana Agate from… You guessed it.. Botswana in south central Africa. This material is famed for it’s TIGHT banding. The highest quality pieces exhibit an effect called “shadowing”. The banding seems to flow as it moves before your eye.

Intended sizes for each piece are listed in the bottom right of each photo. These specimens are one of a kind and will be claimed on a first come/first serve basis. Email leo@relicstoneworks.com to discuss price and claim your favorite!

10 4 / 2014

alanvedge:

pangeapiercing:

getting a little sick of activities by the body mod community that seriously hold us back in the public eye. Just like the few PhDs that have neck tattoos do not compensate for the mug shots with neck tattoos, a few hipster dumbasses wearing swastikas do not compensate for the extreme negative impressions most Westerners have for swastikas. Yes, I know, it’s an ancient symbol, used by a very unpopular regime- that doesn’t diminish the fact that it IS the de facto symbol for hate. The body mod community is just now starting to have a modicum of respectability…it diminishes our collective credibility wearing them, no matter how fancy they are.

I completely agree with this but for different reasons. My issue with the swastika trend is NOT how other people view it. I could care less how people judge me. My issue is and always has been this:

You don’t get to “reclaim” a symbol that wasn’t used to oppress you in the first place.

I can’t imagine a more clear-cut example of a bunch of white kids failing to recognize their own privilege and then playing the White Savior card when they get called out on it.

Feel free to disagree, but I’ll be focusing my anti-racist efforts on actually educating myself on institutional racism and working to dismantle it. NOT on selfishly flexing my “right” to wear a symbol that for many people represents and reinforces that system.

This is my concern with the swastika usage as well, as well as a selection of other things within the community, but swastika usage is the biggest one right now and of course is the one that this conversation is about right now.

The line of cultural appropriation, what is, what isn’t, can be a wiggly one particularly in the body modification community, and of course we’re all following our own moral compasses, and all have different ideas about what is or isn’t acceptable, or what is appropriative.

I think we SHOULD be having this conversation, as an industry, where we borrow so many things from other cultures - practices, jewellery designs, motifs. We love these things, I know we do, but it doesn’t hurt to be humbled and reminded of the fact that the things we do or love may have a very different meaning to other cultures, and that they might be upset by our usage of it.

10 4 / 2014

virtual-artifacts:

Mixtec or Aztec lip plugs, Mexico.

 ”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.”

sources: 123

(via mateoway)

10 4 / 2014

tubbymctubbs:

PSA we really will help you! #piercingstudioproblems (at enigma. professional piercing studio)

Everyone gets treated to my “Stahp touching your piercings!” talk at some point. I DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND I HATE BACTERIA, OKAY?

tubbymctubbs:

PSA we really will help you! #piercingstudioproblems (at enigma. professional piercing studio)

Everyone gets treated to my “Stahp touching your piercings!” talk at some point. I DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND I HATE BACTERIA, OKAY?

(via safepiercing)

10 4 / 2014

I know sometimes it can be hard to balance the love of piercing with work or school commitments, so here is a great compromise - This young lady got pierced this week with a quartz glass retainer. Super discreet, and perfect for dress codes everywhere!

I know sometimes it can be hard to balance the love of piercing with work or school commitments, so here is a great compromise - This young lady got pierced this week with a quartz glass retainer. Super discreet, and perfect for dress codes everywhere!

(Source: persephonebodypiercing)

09 4 / 2014

A client custom ordered this fab piece of ANATOMETAL jewellery for her existing industrial piercing.

It is all implant-grade titanium with black and white CZ gemstones.

We’re able to custom order a variety of gemmed options for industrials, so feel free to get in touch for a quote! :)

(Source: persephonebodypiercing)

09 4 / 2014

Anonymous asked: Hi Dimmie! I was wondering if you do hand webbing piercings (a piercing in the webbing of your index finger and thumb)? And if so, how much? And is there an age restriction? Please and thank you!!!

Hi!

No, I don’t perform any piercings on the hands or arms, especially not web piercings.

They’re incredibly difficult to live with and heal, they often reject and are under constant pressure from movement of fingers and hands. Not to mention the fact they’re coming into contact with every dirty thing your hands touch. They will affect your ability to perform certain tasks with your hands, such as washing dishes, wiping after going to the toilet (!!!), handling pets and other animals, etc.

They’re just an all round bad idea, and I don’t perform them at Persephone because I don’t want to do anything that could cause harm to any of my clients!

Hope this has been informative, if not the answer you were after!

xx Dimmie 

08 4 / 2014

Anonymous asked: Hello, I was the anon who's friend's helix piercing is infected. We live in Houston TX, and the piercing was done at '713 Tattoo'. Thank you so much for your help!

Hi!

The closest person I can find is Miro at Dandyland in San Antonio so if nothing else, it might be worth giving him a call and asking for a referral in your area :)

xx Dimmie

08 4 / 2014

modscene:

Young Mr @jacko1423 Sporting his new septum piece. All custom design by him. Featuring Solid White Yellow And Rose Gold and an stunning 12 AA Rubies. All made by the amazing team at Body Vision Los Angeles.  From concept to creation. Nick and the team are amazing  #gold #bvla #legitbodyjewelry #legitjewelry #legit #bodyvisonlosangeles #bling #jackson #modscene #custom #finejewelry #allthegold

modscene:

Young Mr @jacko1423 Sporting his new septum piece.
All custom design by him. Featuring Solid White Yellow And Rose Gold
and an stunning 12 AA Rubies. All made by the amazing team at Body Vision Los Angeles.
From concept to creation. Nick and the team are amazing
#gold #bvla #legitbodyjewelry #legitjewelry #legit #bodyvisonlosangeles #bling #jackson #modscene #custom #finejewelry #allthegold

08 4 / 2014

cjmaxwell:

5pointleo:

Introducing the Altura by body vision los angeles. We’ve carried a few of these stunning ends in the past but never like this. Today we received 9 sets of these pieces in White and Rose Gold featuring a rainbow of genuine and created stones. Perfect for earrings, cartilage piercings and microdermals.These really have to be seen to believe!

I adore these.

cjmaxwell:

5pointleo:

Introducing the Altura by body vision los angeles. We’ve carried a few of these stunning ends in the past but never like this. Today we received 9 sets of these pieces in White and Rose Gold featuring a rainbow of genuine and created stones. Perfect for earrings, cartilage piercings and microdermals.

These really have to be seen to believe!

I adore these.

(via alanvedge)