vaughnbodyarts:

Very excited that our BVLA gold jewelry order is due to arrive tomorrow! 
We have some really exquisite pieces coming in. New items never before available in Monterey. Be sure to drop in and get first dibs. 
As for today, we are dying to put this gorgeous BVLA flower into some awesome clients tragus, helix, conch or philtrum. 
14k rose gold with genuine pearls. 
Any takers?

vaughnbodyarts:

Very excited that our BVLA gold jewelry order is due to arrive tomorrow! 

We have some really exquisite pieces coming in. New items never before available in Monterey. Be sure to drop in and get first dibs. 

As for today, we are dying to put this gorgeous BVLA flower into some awesome clients tragus, helix, conch or philtrum. 

14k rose gold with genuine pearls. 

Any takers?

Anonymous asked:

Hello, there's a piercing place near me that only charges $10 a piercing. I talked to the owner, and he says that other places are just too expensive, and that he cares about his work and his clients too much to charge anymore than what he does. My girlfriend goes there for all of her piercings, and so far has not had a problem (she's gotten quite a few). I just wanted to make sure this place is safe. Is it possible for him to safely charge only $10 for jewelry and the piercing process?

Ritual For The People Answer:

5pointleo:

saintsabrinas:

In our opinion, it would be impossible for any piercer to offer piercings, including jewelry, safely at that price. There are lots of factors that play into this, but we will focus on a just a few:

1) The biggest red flag this raises is about the quality of the jewelry being used. Many people think that all jewelry is the same and that it doesn’t matter what the quality of the jewelry installed is. This couldn’t further from the truth. If you think about it, the jewelry is the thing that will be in direct contact with your piercing while it is healing, and for as long as you have your piercing. It is the thing that will most directly affect how your piercing heals. If the jewelry is not made of a high-quality, safe material with a mirror-finish, it can drastically affect the healing of the piercing. In some cases, the piercing may appear to heal fine, but you could be exposing your self to an unsafe material that can have affects on your health. 

Just like anything else, high-quality jewelry costs more (often a lot) than low-quality, mystery-metal jewelry. To be able to afford to offer piercings for $10, including jewelry, we can assure you that the jewelry being offered by this piercer is NOT high-quality, safe jewelry. Even if he was willing to make absolutely no profit, he still would not be able to buy quality jewelry that would be appropriate for a lot of piercings, for less than $10. There is a great deal of very low-quality, unsafe jewelry available that literally costs pennies to buy…and none of it is something anyone should want to wear in their body, even if their piercings seem to heal okay. 

2) Being able to offer the piercing process safely also costs money. Depending upon how the piercer operates, sometimes the piercings can be done at a very low cost to the piercer. However, even at a very low costs (using the cheapest supplies, skirting various health and safety practices, never seeking out continuing education etc), we still don’t see how $10 could ever be a reasonable price to charge…and that doesn’t even include the cost of the jewelry which we addressed above. 

When it comes to health and safety practices, we would be VERY concerned about what sort of corners this piercer might be cutting. To put people’s health and safety at risk by using low-quality jewelry is one thing. But, cutting corners in the areas of health and safety (cleanliness, sterilization, cross-contamination, spore testing, equipment maintenance etc) is unconscionable. 

So, that’s a lot of words to basically say this:

It is our opinion that there is absolutely no way this piercer is offering safe piercings with quality jewelry for that price. it’s great your girlfriend hasn’t experienced any negative effects up to this point…and hopefully she never will. However, we would strongly encourage her to find a different a piercer.

No matter what story this person has concocted to justify his questionable practices, it just isn’t possible to do piercing safely for that cost. 

Great question anon!!  Trust your gut!

the-weird-queer:

mellowblueness:

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

A grassroots movement to help Emma Sulkowicz carry her mattress has already begun.

I feel sick.  

(via captainblucifer)

vaughnbodyarts:

Nancy saw the picture we had posted of our latest cluster order and quickly called and picked out which one she had to have. 
A couple days later she drove out to Monterey and got her helix pierced with a classy all CZ anatometal cluster. 
Thanks so much, Nancy!

vaughnbodyarts:

Nancy saw the picture we had posted of our latest cluster order and quickly called and picked out which one she had to have. 

A couple days later she drove out to Monterey and got her helix pierced with a classy all CZ anatometal cluster. 

Thanks so much, Nancy!

vaughnbodyarts:

Darlene stopped in to treat herself to something fancy for her birthday.

She decided on a tragus piercing and picked out a lovely anatometal cluster.

Champagne and CZ Swarovski gem stones hand set in implant grade titanium.

Such a gorgeous looking piece in a tragus piercing.

Thank you, Darlene! We hope you had an awesome birthday. 

vaughnbodyarts:

Our favorite season of the year is approaching! 
Soon it’ll be Autumn, and even though the leaves aren’t changing colors yet, the coffee shops are making pumpkin drinks and we get to fill the studio with pumpkins, so that’s good enough for us. 
Why not treat yourself to some jewelry to go along with the season? 
Champagne, Brown CZ, Citrine? 
They all look great alone or together. 

vaughnbodyarts:

Our favorite season of the year is approaching! 

Soon it’ll be Autumn, and even though the leaves aren’t changing colors yet, the coffee shops are making pumpkin drinks and we get to fill the studio with pumpkins, so that’s good enough for us. 

Why not treat yourself to some jewelry to go along with the season? 

Champagne, Brown CZ, Citrine? 

They all look great alone or together. 

vaughnbodyarts:

Have you seen the new designs from mayajewelry? If not, we have a bunch of them in stock at Vaughn Body Arts. Pictured here are “Saturn Return”. Hand forged brass, and a drop dead gorgeous option for healed lobes. And you don’t need stretched lobe piercings to wear these as they’re sized for “normal” little ear piercings. Come swing by and check these lovelies out in person. And don’t forget, we ship! 

vaughnbodyarts:

Have you seen the new designs from mayajewelry? If not, we have a bunch of them in stock at Vaughn Body Arts.

Pictured here are “Saturn Return”. Hand forged brass, and a drop dead gorgeous option for healed lobes.

And you don’t need stretched lobe piercings to wear these as they’re sized for “normal” little ear piercings.

Come swing by and check these lovelies out in person. 

And don’t forget, we ship!