Not All Titanium Jewellery Is Created Equally, or: Why Cheap Jewellery Isn’t Safe Two, Electric Boogaloo

As a preface, I'd like to state that one of the things I have always striven for is providing the highest quality and safest piercing and/or modification experience at the best value for money and price I can possibly offer. Please be cautious of compromising quality for a lower price. This is your body and piercing is a cosmetic implant that should not be taken lightly. Not all piercers are the same, and not all body jewellery is made equally…always research your piercer to see if they are right for you. I posted a bit ago about the dangers of cheap jewellery and have had a few questions from clients asking about titanium that they have purchased from various places online. All titanium jewellery is not the same. Titanium, like many metals, comes in different grades with varying level of purity and quality. Implant-grade titanium (which is the material all my jewellery is made of) is the most appropriate material available...
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A Quick Word of Caution…(Or Why Buying Cheap Jewellery is Not a Good Idea)

Over the course of lockdown I have received quite a few messages from clients who purchased jewellery online from various sources and have had reactions, infections, and other issues with their piercings after changing to the new jewellery. Additionally I have had people who were pierced elsewhere contacting me with issues about their piercings as the piercer who originally performed the piercing was unable or unwilling to help. In these cases, most of the problems could be attributed to poor quality jewellery and improper placement, though the most worrying thread throughout them has been the fact that the piercer did not tell them the metal that was being used or when asked would not disclose the source of the jewellery. I cannot stress enough how important it is to purchase body jewellery from a reputable piercer who will willingly disclose the company who produces their jewellery or reputable online retailer. A reputable online retailer will have their XRF test results certificate...
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QualiTi Luxury Jewellery Information and Pricing

I am now exclusively stocking QualiTi Luxury Titanium Body Jewellery. After much thought, consideration, and client feedback it became clear that many of you are searching for high-quality jewellery that is not only beautiful and the safest metal for your piercing(s) but will last like any fine jewellery would. Many clients have voiced frustration with the inability to find luxury body jewellery at a reasonable price. My main goal has always been to provide the highest quality and safest piercing and/or modification experience at the best value for money and price I can possibly offer to put massive smiles on my clients' faces, so the search began. Finding jewellery that offers both high quality as well as affordability led me to apply to be a QualiTi artist and stockist. The difference with QualiTi jewellery is amazing - even I am exclusively using it in my own piercings! Some of the things that set QualiTi apart from other manufacturers are: ~ QualiTi uses...
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OokySpooky Covid Protection and Prevention Protocol

I have had a few clients who have contacted me to make appointments and have asked what they need to do when they arrive to be Covid safe. OokySpooky will be using a few protocols that we kindly ask all clients to follow. ~ Only one person will be allowed in the studio at a time. If necessary, a friend or family member may accompany the client to provide support, but for the most part, I strongly recommend that you come on your own or have anyone accompanying you wait outside. This does not apply to children under 16 as a parent or guardian must be present to sign the consent form and stay with the client. ~ If you must bring someone for emotional support be aware that due to distancing they will NOT be able to be with you inside the studio during the procedure. They will need to wait in the hallway outside. This includes parents and guardians accompanying...
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Can I Have It Pierced With a Ring?

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is if I can pierce nostrils, cartilage, lips, and nipples with a ring rather than a labret stud, nostril screw, or barbell. The answer: Yes, I can...but I recommend against it.Nostril, lip, nipple, and cartilage piercings heal far faster and with fewer complications when they are initially pierced with a straight piece of jewellery. Rings can encourage scarring and in some cases can even cause the piercing to migrate. However, it is still your body so if after taking my recommendations and experience into account you would still prefer a ring it is something we can discuss in further detail at your appointment. ...
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NFC and RFID Implants Coming Soon!

Anne will be offering programmable RFID and NFC implants from Bioteq pending further training. The implants are chemically and biologically inert and have been tested in many millions of mammalian insertions plus an increasing number of human situations. Bioteq has worked with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to confirm the legal status of their implants. The implants are pre-loaded inside a sterile injection assembly, which is then used to inject the implant into the hand. It is recommended that it is injected between the thumb and index finger. If you have an NFC implant you can store a small amount of text based data, for example your name, address and contact information. You can potentially clone your work ID card if the system is compatible with the Bioteq implant range. Contactless payments are not currently possible, but the technology is compatible to make this work. The main issue currently is being allowed to integrate the system with credit providers such as...
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Needle Piercing vs. Gun Piercing: Why I Refuse to Use Guns

Needle Piercing vs. Gun Piercing: Why I Refuse to Use Guns

Why Not? I am often asked by prospective clients if I pierce ears and nostrils with a needle or gun. The answer? NEEDLE ONLY. Guns may be a quick, easy to operate, and popular method but they have significant drawbacks. The most pressing issues regarding gun piercings are inappropriate jewellery design, sterility of the implements, and tissue damage. In this post, I will explain these points in detail as I believe that educating others about the dangers of gun piercing is crucial. Inappropriate Jewellery Design The length of ear piercing studs is usually too short for most cartilage and some earlobes. The initial force of the implement is usually enough to force the earring to close over the tissue but after the piercing is completed and the jewellery is locked on there is not sufficient space for the tissue to decompress which can cause significant issues. In addition to irritation some of the lesser complications are decreased blood flow and air circulation to...
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