Archives for April 2014

Dermals – Look How Far We’ve Come

Look How Far We've Come

In the years since microdermal piercings have come into the mainstream, methods and materials have been perfected, and now that we’ve worked out the technical kinks, it’s that amazing time when the magic happens.  More jewelry is available, more modification artists are honing their craft, and more fun and interesting designs are popping up every day.  What started as single one point piercings performed with a punch, has gone full-out and head-on, ranging from multiple rows of piercings, to hot tattoo embellishments, and even large scale body designs of ever-increasing complexity.

 microdermal piercings being performed

One of the most popular places for women to get dermal piercings is on the cheek or around the eye.  Depending on the size of the jewelry, health of the skin, and shape of the eyes, this can include everywhere from just past the corner of the eye, to the top of the cheek just below the eye in front, to above the brow.  No matter where it is, it tends to look lovely and amazing.  (We’ve all got gorgeous eyes anyways, right ladies?)

 ladies dermals around the eye

Some other common locations for dermal designs include the chest/clavicle area, the back of the neck, the hips/ lower abdomen, the finger (generally where a ring would go), the wrist, the middle of the forehead/bindi area, and behind or directly in front of the ear.

 common places to get dermals

And now for the best part of all: the fun new styles of jewelry.  Instead of just standard gems in varying sizes, we’ve got hearts, stars, teardrops, skulls, and just about anything else you can think of.  Kind of makes you want to get a dermal (or if you already have some, another dermal), doesn’t it?  Keep it going, trend-setters!

cool new dermal jewelry styles

Fabulous Florals and a Magical Modified Prom

piercings and tattoos at the prom

Prom is coming up, and for any of us ladies who are modified it can be both an exciting, and a trying time.  Afterall, not all of us are “evening gown ready,” and for some it can be difficult to feel comfy in our skin, especially if we’re a member of what (in most schools) constitutes a tiny minority.  Not a lot of high schoolers have multiple tattoos, large gauge stretched ears, or several noticeable piercings.  But you don’t have to be self-conscious, and thanks to a growing “accept us as we are” movement, the prom can be the perfect time to let your mods take center stage.

go strapless or spaghetti to show off tattoos

A strapless or spaghetti strap prom dress is a great way to show off upper body tatts.  Just be sure that you moisturize well for about a week before so that your skin looks its best, and stay away from sunless tanner, which can make your tattoo’s coloring look a little off.  If you really need to have a tan, just mix some bronzer into your favorite light lotion, or buy an instant bronzing cream.

piercings and stretched ears at prom

For ladies with piercings, especially if your ear piercings are stretched, this can be your chance to glam them up with gems or sparkles.  If you’re not sure how to coordinate multiple facial piercings, a good rule of thumb is to choose a single piercing to focus on with bling, and wear subtle jewelry in most of the others.  For a little extra femme, here are some great floral ideas for stretched ears:

sweet floral plug styles for prom

So have an awesome and one-of-a-kind prom girls, and show off your awesome mods!