Cody / Professional Body Piercer / Vaughn Body Arts (Monterey CA) / Proud APP Member / Fakir Intensive Instructor

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26th July 2014

Video reblogged from they were spaceships. with 37,065 notes

captainstormwind:

the truth is out there.

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25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Piercings By AJ with 244 notes

piercingsbyaj:

Fresh 8g triple scrotal piercings connected by a single gem cluster with blue green opals, red opals, and black CZs. All titanium jewelry from anatometal!

piercingsbyaj:

Fresh 8g triple scrotal piercings connected by a single gem cluster with blue green opals, red opals, and black CZs. All titanium jewelry from anatometal!

25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from VAUGHN BODY ARTS with 31 notes

vaughnbodyarts:

We pierced our clients triangle a little over three months ago. She’s been healing wonderfully and stopped in for a new anatometal circular barbell we anodized bronze.Not everybody has the anatomy for a triangle piercing, but it’s awesome when they do. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they’re functional as well. Thank you so much client whose name I will not announce on Tumblr!  

vaughnbodyarts:

We pierced our clients triangle a little over three months ago. 

She’s been healing wonderfully and stopped in for a new anatometal circular barbell we anodized bronze.

Not everybody has the anatomy for a triangle piercing, but it’s awesome when they do. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they’re functional as well.

Thank you so much client whose name I will not announce on Tumblr!  

25th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from VAUGHN BODY ARTS with 40 notes

vaughnbodyarts:

Silvia stopped in looking for something fancy, but she wasn’t quite sure what exactly she wanted pierced.

She chose her conch, which is shaped perfectly for this gorgeous anatometal cluster.

Swarovski Mint Green, CZ and Black CZ handset in implant grade titanium, anodized bronze.

Great choice, Silvia. Thank you so much!

24th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Anatometal with 75 notes

anatometal:

Captive Gem Clusters in ASTM F-136 titanium with synthetic Turquoise and genuine Black Onyx gemstones

anatometal:

Captive Gem Clusters in ASTM F-136 titanium with synthetic Turquoise and genuine Black Onyx gemstones

24th July 2014

Question reblogged from SAFE PIERCING with 95 notes

Anonymous said: I have quite a few piercings myself. I recently met a guy at an art show and we were talking about my jewelry. He wants a piercing himself, but, there's a catch: he's HIV positive (I'm not). I have always signed a paper when being pierced declaring I have no blood-born illness, but, in my research since this conversation I can't find any official laws forbidding HIV positive people from being pierced. Is this something he would just disclose, or even possible? Is it up to the piercer?

safepiercing:

Disclosure of any personal medical information is up to the individual. Many of those fancy release forms that ask a client to disclose medical history are not required by law, but are optional. In some regions asking a client to disclose medical information may actually be unlawful. Here are some hard facts for you to think about which changes your question quite a bit. 

Piercers work on clients with bloodborne illnesses all the time, whether the piercer or even the client knows it. Its just statistics and percentages. 

From the CDC website:

More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 6 (15.8%) are unaware of their infection.

Any professional should be working on the assumption that the client has everything. A professional piercer or tattoo artist, or anyone working with blood or other infectious material for that matter, should be trained to understand safety concerns. When to change gloves, when and how to disinfect, how to prevent cross contamination. My point is, you shouldn’t only be careful when a client tells you they have  a communicable disease. You should be careful and thorough every time regardless of the client. 

If a client wants to disclose any medical condition that is their personal choice, but a professional piercer should be taking the same precautions regardless of who they are working on. I have had clients disclose medical conditions before and it didn’t change how I operated one bit. The only concern I have is for their personal safety and well being related to healing. If someone has a compromised immune system from a medical condition I would simply ask them to discuss wound healing with their doctor before getting a new piercing or body modification. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from VAUGHN BODY ARTS with 122 notes

vaughnbodyarts:

These anatometal clusters are one of our favorites, and we have two left!

Swarovski CZ, Mint Green and a Black CZ all hand set in implant grade titanium. And they thread on to a single piece of jewelry.

Come bring us your ears so we can make them shine like no other!

22nd July 2014

Photo reblogged from VAUGHN BODY ARTS with 58 notes

vaughnbodyarts:

This is Lauren’s helix piercing we did four months ago. She’s off to a great start with her healing. 
And her mint green/arctic blue/CZ anatometal captive gem cluster couldn’t be any prettier looking. 
Keep up the good work, Lauren! Thank you!

vaughnbodyarts:

This is Lauren’s helix piercing we did four months ago. She’s off to a great start with her healing. 

And her mint green/arctic blue/CZ anatometal captive gem cluster couldn’t be any prettier looking. 

Keep up the good work, Lauren! Thank you!

21st July 2014

Photo reblogged from VAUGHN BODY ARTS with 95 notes

vaughnbodyarts:

Sarah stopped in for a triple helix. 
She chose these graduating sized 14k gold domes. She also picked up some lovely pieces for her lobes and tragus. 
The end result is one fancy looking ear. 
Great choices, Sarah! Thank you so much.

vaughnbodyarts:

Sarah stopped in for a triple helix. 

She chose these graduating sized 14k gold domes. She also picked up some lovely pieces for her lobes and tragus. 

The end result is one fancy looking ear. 

Great choices, Sarah! Thank you so much.

20th July 2014

Post reblogged from SAFE PIERCING with 1,183 notes

I got my tongue pierced a fortnight ago. I had my bar changed down now. Im just wondering when ill be able to give oral sex and kiss with tongues again?

safepiercing:

Good morrow! If it’s been a fortnight (2 weeks for people with bad vocabularies) and the piercing feels fine you should be ok for some light kissing. As for the oral sex you might want to wait closer to the one month point. 

Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach

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This is why I love Ryan.