Archives for 2016

Holiday Style Inspiration For The Pierced & Proud

Holiday time brings out everyone’s festive side. But with all of the stress of holiday shopping, end of the semester exams, work deadlines, and trying to fit in family time, sometimes we forget to show ourselves a little TLC. Why not take some of that goodwill you’re feeling towards others and invest a bit in cultivating a surprisingly cool holiday look for yourself?

 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Swag:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Swag

For the all the nerds (and closet nerds) out there! Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a fashionable statement within pop culture. If your mind isn’t with the sci-fi geeks, there’s always comfy, cozy sweaters with holiday prints like reindeer and snowflakes. Trust me, showing up to a holiday party in something like this will make people jealous of your holiday cheer, even if you’re the grinchiest of people this time of year.

 

Simple As a Snowflake:

Simple As a Snowflake

Sometimes going all out for Christmas can feel a tad bit tacky. Instead of displaying your holiday style loudly, add a bit of sparkle here and there. Try adding some snowflakes to your nails if you’ve got the patience. A toothpick and some white nail polish can create a just left the salon look! Mix some pastels, silver and white into your makeup routine for a little tiny pop of holiday spirit.

 

Life Of The Holiday Party:

Life of the Holiday Party

For style that says “Look at me!” there’s one golden rule: Glitter! Sparkling gems aren’t always enough to complete a holiday party look, so embrace your inner diva and bring out the glitter. The bonus is your holiday style can be Christmas party perfect, and with a few extra sequins, you’re ready for New Year’s Eve too!

It’s Almost October… Here’s Some Halloween Style Inspiration

It’s almost October 1st, and we all know what that means. It’s time to let your inner witchy girl out. Evil or fun? Skeletons or ghouls? You can wear all of your favorite Halloween things… and you can even put ’em in your piercings!

Halloween Body Jewelry

What about some spooky makeup trends? Metallic lip color is all the rage right now! If you’re not feeling adventurous, nudes are always in. A glistening highlight, some perfect wings and you’ve got an awesome Halloween look, with or without a costume.

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You can also keep it simple with black body jewelry that you can wear year round. Not everyone wants a spider web hanging from their ear, but a sparkling black diamond in your nose is just as bold!

Blackline Titanium Body Jewelry

What are some of your favorite fall and Halloween inspired looks this year?

MTV VMA Stars: Modified Style Inspiration Through The Years

MTV VMA's Stars: Modified Style Inspiration Through The Years

The VMA’s are known every year for shocking and entertaining the masses. From controversy to fashion, people all over the world tune in to see what kind of fabulous their favorite celebrities will bring to the red carpet each year.

We’ve compiled a brief list of a few favorite modified celebrities for your viewing pleasure.

 

Rihanna

We’re dubbing Rihanna our new favorite queen. Outside of her amazing talent, the girl’s got body mods we just can’t get enough of! Tattoos, multiple ear piercings, her septum and the newest addition to her collection seems to be a nipple piercing. Her laid back style (if you caught her all pink outfit on the VMA’s last night) with a twist makes us feel all kinds of cozy, but this girl can do sexy bad ass just as well. Fashion #goals… anyone?

 

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Isn’t it great to see Britney back after all these years?! And looking absolutely great, we must add. Britney’s past VMA looks have proved to be shocking and wonderful. Think belly piercings, belly chains, and tons of sparkling gems. Even her older and more sophisticated style still boasts an “I’ve got it, I’m gonna flaunt it” attitude. It’s no coincidence that she’s inspired some pierced and proud babe’s out there.

 

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Christina’s piercings may be a thing of the past, but no one’s going to forget that easily. Tongue piercing, loads of ear piercings, nose, lip… phew! Also known to rock the nipple ring, Christina took is a step further. Scandal broke out around her intimate piercing at one point. What’s more inspirational than being a woman who’s not afraid to get a little bit “Dirrty”!? (Sadly, she’s since then removed nearly all of her mods, but we still love her for them nonetheless.) PS – Colorful clip-in extensions. That’s some style inspiration we still stand behind!

 

Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro

Let’s take a second to appreciate the body modified dudes of celebrity culture. Stretched lobes, earrings, tattoos. He’s also in on the nipple piercing trend, too! It may not be much of a stretch (pun intended) when you consider his grunge rock brethren, but proving that piercings and tattoos can be a well respected part of mainstream culture for men is iconic.

 

Amber Rose

Amber Rose

And we’re back to the bad ass females. Amber’s no stranger to controversy, and her bold nipple piercings are the perfect compliment to her give no f*#%s attitude. Her celeb spotlight is often drowned out by lovers past (Kanye and Wiz Khalifa), but we think it’s great to point out Amber’s strength! Women empowering other women, and doing it with style that screams confidence and pride? We’re on board.

 

Who are your favorite pierced celebrities?

How To Hide Your Body Piercings For Work, School, etc.

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The last thing we want to tell you to do is hide your piercings. If it were up to us, let it all hang out would be a motto to live by. Unfortunately, professional and educational settings can be restricting. Or parents… yikes!

 

While most high school dress codes are seeing an improvement on leniency, and some employers are adopting a more laid back attitude towards office attire (especially on the west coast), it can still be a problem in terms of what’s acceptable and when.

 

Facial piercings are most often under scrutiny. Food service industry standards almost always require them to be removed, as the risk of infections can be a danger to FDA regulations set for the business. Other employers may even require you remove the piercing completely to comply to their conservative company standards. However, if you can get away with it, there are ways to hide and keep your piercings.

Nose, Lip, Cartilage, Belly, Tongue Retainers

Solution: clear body jewelry. Most often made from bioplast of PTFE, clear pieces can be worn to temporarily disguise a piercing.

 

The popular septum piercing takes another route to blending in. Retainers make it possible to flip your jewelry to hide it. Simply tuck the ends that stick out of your nostrils up inside your nostrils during work hours, and bring ’em back down when you’re out. How cool is that?!

Septum Retainers

Limitations do hit a wall when it comes to stretching. If you’ve got stretched lobes, you’re going to have to hope for an open-minded employer. They do exist! After all, who really wants to work for a company who doesn’t respect them as an individual?

 

Do you have any useful tips and tricks for hiding your piercings?

Summer 2016 Trends: “Dainty” Body Jewelry

Dainty Body Jewelry

As is true in fashion, body jewelry trends change all of the time. Pop culture icons sporting a new style of jewelry or type of piercing, fashion industry looks drawing on styles of decades past, and not to mention the growing appreciation of having that unique look – we see it all, and we hear ya!

This year’s hottest body jewelry style has taken a turn for the simpler life. Minimalist lifestyles are big right now, so it’s no surprise!

How do you obtain that dainty look with your body piercings? Keep it simple. All metal surfaces are great, but a few sparkling gems won’t hurt. Remember the point is to create a look that’s sophisticated, clean and goes with anything.

Stackable rings and bangle bracelets are popular amongst fashion jewelry trends right now. The ability to mix and match or wear these pieces alone makes them a perfect way to accessorize! Especially in these summer months – the less work it takes to create a look, the better!

Here’s 3 body piercings you can style perfectly with this year’s dainty trend:

 

Nose Piercings

Nose Rings

 

Septum Piercings

Septum Piercings

 

Cartilage Piercings

Cartilage Earrings

 

Alternative Migraine Relief: Daith Piercings

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Daith piercings are on the rise this year. Understandably… they’re super cute! The inner cartilage piercing can be accessorized with a ride array of jewelry, ranging from simple curved barbells and segment rings to elaborate captive rings, and even septum clickers.

 

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons the daith piercing has increased in popularity is the rumored benefit for those who suffer from migraines. Many who experience these excruciating headaches go through countless trial & error processes trying to find relief. Piercing a hole in your body to test out an unproven theory might seem kind of crazy, but I recently started suffering from migraines, and let me tell you – It’s a risk worth taking!

 

Even if you find your migraines still remain, at least you still have this cute new piercing to accessorize!

 

Daith Piercings

The location of the piercing happens to be an acupuncture pressure point. Although the effect the piercing has cannot be directly related to an actual acupuncture procedure, it is still being examined as another “alternative” form of treatment for migraines. In theory, piercing this area could provide something more than a placebo effect. As for fully curing migraines… eh, not so much. If anything a daith piercing will lessen the frequency of the headaches, which in turn decreases drug dependency. If you could eliminate the need to depend on medication for relief, would you?

 

Have you felt migraine relief due to a daith piercing? Do you have any alternative approaches to migraine relief that you’ve found work? Share with us in the comments below!

Style Inspiration: Festival Season Trends

Music Festival Life

Is it just me, or have music festivals grown enormously in the past 5 years? They’re everywhere! Large scale festivals, with big hitting acts on their lineups. It’s pretty much gone from an experience people dream about having to a yearly tradition.

 

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Even if you’ve never been, or maybe have no desire to, you’ll still find that fashion and popular culture are heavily influenced by the styles seen at music festivals. It’s a place where people really embrace their individuality, and the perfect setting for up & coming fashionistas to start the newest trend.

 

Septum Piercing - Multiple Earrings

You’ll also see quite a bit of new body piercing trends becoming widely popular. The septum piercing is still holding steady, along with the up and coming return of multiple ear piercings. We’re talking ears full of piercings! It’s a wonderful time to be modified.

 

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Here’s to the nights that turned into morning, and the friends who turned into family.”

DC Comics Body Jewelry – Batman v Superman

You’d be pretty hard pressed to avoid superhero movies this year. Marvel and DC have really laid their claim on 2016. Whether you’re into the comics or you’ve become a fan through the big screen, one of the most anticipated new releases has been Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 

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The movie follows suit to the latest in the Superman series, and features an epic battle between these two DC superheroes. Are you #TeamSuperman or #TeamBatman? (Is this like Twilight for comic book nerds?)

 

Superman, played by actor Henry Cavill, isn’t exactly chill with Batman (played by Ben Afleck.) The film takes place in Superman’s home of Metropolis, outlining their battle for the world’s greatest hero. Unfortunately their little scrap is cut short by one of Superman’s enemies, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), who stirs up some trouble. So ultimately the two have to put aside their differences and fight the real threat. Queue Stepbrothers reference: “DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?!”

 

And for those pierced and proud superhero buffs, the release of Dawn of Justice is a perfectly legit excuse to sport some fun new body jewelry!

 

Batman v Superman Body Jewelry

2016 Piercing Trends – Septum Piercings & Multiple Ear Piercings

If you’re the on-trend type, then maybe you already know this. The fashion world and celebrities are definitely into piercings, and this year is no exception. We decided to put together a guide to the piercing trends you’ll mostly likely be seeing a lot of in 2016.

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Septum

Septum piercings have been on the rise in popularity for a few years now. We definitely won’t see a decline anytime soon! Jewelry for these piercings ranges from simple to elaborate designs, drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern culture. Septum clickers are the most popular style of jewelry used, but captive rings and horseshoe barbells are also a hit. And can you really deny the legitimacy of a piercing that emphasizes the perfect lip color? Absolutely not.

septum piercing

Multiple Ear Piercings

Pretty sure this trend has been around longer than the septum piercing. Something about it screams 90’s to me, in the best way possible. This would be one of the exceptions to the whole “less is more” rule. The more earrings, the better! There are so many unique ways to complete this look. Not to mention an array of sparkling jewelry to boot. Cartilage piercings like the rook, daith, tragus and helix are popular. For the daring, try the double hole piercing known as the scaffold or industrial!

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Check out StyleCaster for more ideas!

New Jewelry Trends – Synthetic Opal Body Jewelry

If you haven’t noticed the rise in opals when it comes to fashion jewelry, you’re probably living under a rock. They’re everywhere!

Opal Gemstone

Opal is a mineral that forms inside the fissures of almost any kind of rock. Precious opals boast almost every color of the spectrum produced by light refracting off of the stone. The quality of the opal depends on the amount of mineral deposits.

Opal Belly Rings

Any deposit not thick enough to be carved into its own stone is combined with a layer of dark material (such as onyx) to make sure that the wide array of colors still show. Of course, as with any precious gem, there are variations. The more pure minerals found in the stone, the higher the price.

Opal Nipple Rings

Studying the way the light refracts in opal has come in handy for developing ways to produce synthetic or imitation gemstones with that same appeal. Taking things a step further, a dominant color can be added to the stones to create a different look than the traditional, “milky” opal. Opalite is a variety of translucent glass or stone that possesses the rainbow effect of opal.

Opal Plugs

The world of body piercing has benefited greatly from this discovery. Synthetic opal provides for a colorful aesthetic that other gemstones just can’t match!