14 8 / 2014

craig-bless-you:

persephonebodypiercing:

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!
First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.
The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.
Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"
This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice.
This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

If I was going to get a huge project like this done I would do all the research I possibly could and talk to several people before even considering getting it done. It’s already been said that large dermal projects like this pretty much always fail regardless of the piercer. This shouldn’t be a huge shock.

But many, many piercers tell clients these projects last long term. Chris Saint tells a lot more people because he’s reaching a lot of people through TV and social media. People don’t know, and I would never shame a client for something like this. This client is scarred for life, through no fault of her own, because she thought that she could trust the professional that pierced her.
As a professional piercer, you learn a lot more empathy for people, I find. People don’t know, the education often isn’t available for people to access, not everyone is savvy enough with the internet, and they believe that they can trust a professional.

craig-bless-you:

persephonebodypiercing:

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!

First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.

The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.

Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"

This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice.

This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

If I was going to get a huge project like this done I would do all the research I possibly could and talk to several people before even considering getting it done. It’s already been said that large dermal projects like this pretty much always fail regardless of the piercer. This shouldn’t be a huge shock.

But many, many piercers tell clients these projects last long term. Chris Saint tells a lot more people because he’s reaching a lot of people through TV and social media. People don’t know, and I would never shame a client for something like this. This client is scarred for life, through no fault of her own, because she thought that she could trust the professional that pierced her.

As a professional piercer, you learn a lot more empathy for people, I find. People don’t know, the education often isn’t available for people to access, not everyone is savvy enough with the internet, and they believe that they can trust a professional.

14 8 / 2014

comrade-cohaay:

persephonebodypiercing:

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!
First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.
The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.
Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"
This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice.
This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

I dunno man, I’m no pro when it comes to safety but one look at that and I can’t help but think “Mmmmm probably not a good idea”. Like common sense seems to be a big factor here. A pro piecer could tell me it’s safe to get my butt cheeks pierced together but I’m not gonna do that either, ya know?

Getting your “butt cheeks pierced together” is a different concept to surface anchor projects, particularly when gargantuan amounts of not-so-reputable piercers tells clients they’re 100% permanent, have no risks associated with them, etc. 
I’m just saying that as an actual professional piercer, I’d be nothing but sad for this client, who trusted one of my “peers” and is now permanently scarred, through absolutely no fault of her own.

comrade-cohaay:

persephonebodypiercing:

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!

First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.

The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.

Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"

This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice.

This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

I dunno man, I’m no pro when it comes to safety but one look at that and I can’t help but think “Mmmmm probably not a good idea”. Like common sense seems to be a big factor here. A pro piecer could tell me it’s safe to get my butt cheeks pierced together but I’m not gonna do that either, ya know?

Getting your “butt cheeks pierced together” is a different concept to surface anchor projects, particularly when gargantuan amounts of not-so-reputable piercers tells clients they’re 100% permanent, have no risks associated with them, etc.

I’m just saying that as an actual professional piercer, I’d be nothing but sad for this client, who trusted one of my “peers” and is now permanently scarred, through absolutely no fault of her own.

14 8 / 2014

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!
First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.
The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.
Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"
This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice. 
This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

craig-bless-you:

ilymorgannn:

joshverdi:

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!

First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.

The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.

Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"

This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

What a jerk, poor girl

Dermal projects of this size almost always fail…why are any of you surprised

It’s just as much the girl’s fault too…it’s 71 dermals…like wtf did she expect?

I need to step in here and say that a client often trusts what piercers say (no matter how reputable they are) because they trust that their piercer is a professional. That they are receiving good, solid advice.

This kind of situation is NOT the client’s fault, and I am 100% NOT into shaming clients for being victims of bad piercers.

14 8 / 2014

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!
First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.
The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.
Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"
This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

piercingsbyaj:

luisgpiercing:

The truth is out there!

First, this collage is swiped from @piercertales on twitter. Here’s the deal: the top image is a screencap from a certain terrible piercing and tattoo show of a 71 surface anchor project done by a certain piercer that pretends to know what he’s doing, and thinks he’s above everyone else. This piercer then shopped that crap “3 months no rejection” emblem on there when he used it in his social media.

The bottom two images are photos taken by the actual client. The after shot is what that project looks like today. This is the truth of what giant surface anchor projects tend to turn into once they get to 6-12 months old. Especially on an area like an upper leg.

Don’t fall for the hype, this is the reality, not the so called “reality” shown in these shows.

"What are your thoughts on Chris Saint?"

This. This is what I think of Chris Saint.

14 8 / 2014

Yes hello I’d like to talk to you about Moon Prism Power…

I got this 18k moon for my third eye but it totally didn’t work, so whatever vertical philtrum is good too, hey?

My face is kind of a hot mess of different companies, so let me list them.. My septum and cheek jewellery is by Body Vision, my nostril pieces are by Neometal, my third eye and vertical philtrum pieces are by Anatometal, and my labret was made by Tam Gannon.

My piercings themselves were performed over the years by Vogue peeps Lori (third eye, cheeks, vertical philtrum), Sana (double nostrils), and Warren Hiller (septum). My labret is by Scott at Ninjaflower in Wellington, NZ.

(Source: persephonebodypiercing)

14 8 / 2014

Restocked Neometal this week!

Restocked Neometal this week!

(Source: persephonebodypiercing)

13 8 / 2014

Restocked navel curves from ANATOMETAL yesterday! :)

(Source: persephonebodypiercing)

13 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: Your challenge Mr. Garcia? I'm sorry, who the hell are you, and should I know you? So let me get this straight a man who I don't know, and why should I he's a nobody, Wants me to take time out of my busy schedule, and make him a piece of shit gold septum ring... While I am making $150,000 engagement rings, to prove what to whom? Let me state this, number one the only reason why I landed on AJ's page was because my niece wanted to get her nose pierced, went to your friends studio and wanted to

luisgpiercing:

This whole first paragraph is continued from this moron’s ask response to me :

"Get her nose pierced with a piece of gold jewelry. After texting me and telling me the prices, I then googled the studio and somehow landed on AJ’s Tumblr. That would explain why I am under anonymous, because I don’t give a shit about any of this stuff. I simply called him out because what he is doing and selling is completely ridiculous. After reading his posts, and hearing him talk about the quality of jewelry, made me fucking laugh. And yes Mr. Garcia my family and I are 82% owners of Diamond mind in south Africa. Complaining about prices? Now I wasn’t complaining, I was simply trying to make everybody aware that AJ is a rip off, and what he is selling and for the prices he is selling them at is complete fucking bullshit. Now I don’t understand why you stuck nose in this argument, but like I said I have no idea who you are, because you are a nobody. Why don’t you do your self a favor, I don’t care if you have been piercing for 50 years, go get yourself a reputable Occupation, maybe even an education, and when you are done doing all of that, maybe then I will make you that gold septum piece u so badly want : But I can guarantee you this, it won’t be a fucking rip off. Now do your self a favor, go back to piercing 15 year old girls and making a difference in this world. Here’s an idea, maybe you should go to law school since you like fighting other people’s battles so bad. Have a great day fellas!!!! Oh, and I almost forgot, don’t forget to send this to AJ, so he can re-blogged this or whatever!!!! lMFAO maybe when we are all off of our periods, we can go get a beer and settle this the right way! Happy piercing"

And my response:

Wow, just wow.

Apparently all that metalsmithing had ruined your reading comprehension.

I do not covet any jewelry from you. You ran your mouth, so I asked you to pony up and see if you could meet our current standards for polish, since you seem to think that you could do as good a job for a cheaper price. Then we could put it side by side with the stuff that AJ uses, that you claim is a rip off, so we can compare quality. By the way you were talking, one would think that should be a quick and easy job for you. Apparently not, so you just spouted off a bunch of irrelevant nonsense.

Let’s touch on some of your moronic banter, shall we?

First, who am I? I’m one of the better known body piercers in the world who has taught technique classes all over the world.

I have an education. I have two bachelors, one in biology, and another in chemistry, from George Washington University in DC. From the sounds of it, I’m clearly more educated than you.

I chose to work in this field because it makes me happy. Simple as that. I wouldn’t expect you to understand that, though, since you sound like the typical spoiled brat that is raised by a family that owns a blood mine. Money is all you care about. You’d probably sell your own family out for a thousand bucks.

As for making $150,000 wedding rings, do you realize how hypocritical you are being? It’s well known that the typical markup for such rings is over 1000% (verified by several Philadelphia jeweler’s row jewelers, and by me purchasing my husband’s wedding band for cost at (under $10,000 when it’s retail value on jewelers row was over $150,000)

You’re more guilty than AJ, since you claim to be one of the family that owns this style of business.

All AJ is doing is pricing accordingly to what he was charged wholesale. Maybe it’s the wiser people in your family business that handle that kind of stuff, but let me explain it for you: every business sells their items for at least 200% more than what they payed to acquire it. It’s simple economics.

I interjected because you were full of total shit, and that’s how tumblr works. I can chose to interject and respond to blathering monkeys like you. At least I’m not doing it anonymously.

You point the finger at our industry, when yours is more guilty than almost any other industry of the same thing, only to a way higher extent.

As for your name calling, really? That’s all you have? Calling me a nobody?

That falls flatter than a skeletons’ tits, grey face.

I wonder if this super famous amazing dude’s family (and therefore the boss of their company) knows that they’re off picking fights and looking like a douche on the internet. This kind of fingerpointing and shrieking on the internet is bad for business, and if I found that one of my staff members was doing it (regardless of whether or not they were related to me), I’d be extremely pissed off.

12 8 / 2014

cjmaxwell:

dansteinbacher:

We just got a bunch of beautiful new gold ends from BVLA at Saint Sabrina’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I sat down for a few minutes and grabbed some photos of them today.

There are definitely perks to working with people who know how to use a camera :) I’m so happy about how these new color combos turned out!

(via alanvedge)

11 8 / 2014

red-hellion:

Not sure if I ever posted pictures of this flashy labradorite labret from Mateo. It’s hard to capture the gold sheen using a forward facing iphone camera, but trust me, it’s fancy! ✨💁✨ (at The Hellmouth )

red-hellion:

Not sure if I ever posted pictures of this flashy labradorite labret from Mateo. It’s hard to capture the gold sheen using a forward facing iphone camera, but trust me, it’s fancy! ✨💁✨ (at The Hellmouth )

(via safepiercing)