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Exotic Piercings - Female

 

Nipple PiercingHorizontal Hood PiercingClitoral PiercingTriple Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A word of warning to those ladies considering exotic piercings.

A few words of wisdom and warning from John our 20 year Senior Professional Body Piercer.

Not every piercer knows what they are doing when it comes to female exotic piercings, even more so in northern B.C.. Our real professional body piercer, John has been piercing professionally since 1993 and wants you to know there are hacks out there working it what may appear to be a legitimate facilities.You need to know that "price" should never sway you toward making a bad decision, nor should "gender". Just because the so called "piercer" is female, doesn't mean she knows what she is doing, nor does the fact the piercer is male. Bottom line you need to do your research before you do anything like booking an appointment. Get a consultation with the piercer before committing to getting the piercing done. Do your research, know what's involved in the process and learn what is the correct method is for performing the piercing. Don't want to look or can't find that info, then go to your consult and ask the piercer what the procedure is, a real professional piercer will walk you through the whole piercing from start to finish as well as cover the aftercare requirements for the piercing.

Being a member of the APP* (Association of Professional Piercers) does not mean anything in Canada, it's a club for all intents and purposes, they do not police there members. So don't be lured by chat about being a "professional member" of anything. This doesn't assure you the piercer is in fact trained or qualified to provide you with any form of piercing in Canada. "Do it all shops" are another point you need to keep in mind, just because they sell cheap stuff or do hair or nails or hot rock treatments doesn't mean they are going to look after you correctlyor provide the service in a correct manner. You don't call a plumber to fix your car??

*It should be noted that the APP does provide lots of great information for piercers and piercing fans and is infact a great resource for information. However the lack of policing of thier membership takes away from the efforts they provide in education and community resources in the piercing world. Bad eggs slip into everything from time to time.

Case In Point: Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing

I had a lady come in who got a piercing done by another "we do it all shop" where the VCH was the piercing she wanted. She got the piercing and a few days later discovered that the piercing wasn't doing what it was intended to do (add sensation). She came to me, an upon examination, I discovered that the piercing was botched by the piercer. I asked the lady how the piercing was done and she told me the piercer used a clamp on the tissue. Well it was obvious to me what had happened, so I had to explain to the lady what "should have been done", and how the piercing should have been preformed was not at all what happened for her. This was done by a so called "professional body piercer" claiming APP accreditation and yahda yahda. VCH piercings are never "clamped", a device called a "needle receiving tube" is used, this clearly shows that this piercer could care less about "doing the piercing right". As it stands this lady had a vertical clitoral hood piercing that serves no purpose. Trust me she was not impressed with the individual who did the piercing.

Price is what you pay for a piercing provided by an "experienced professional piercer". You are paying for the knowledge, skill and experience of the person providing your piercing services, jewellery is inexpensive, knowledge and skill is what you are paying for. Good piercings, done correctly are not cheap, cheap piercings are not good.This just solidifies John's opinion that these novice individuals doing the piercing don't have a clue what they are doing almost to the point of bordering on criminal fraud.

John has, over the last four years here in Prince George, had to fix screw ups caused by these so called "piercers". Client's stories of experiences in "other shops" are enough to make one sick. Needlessly painful piercing procedure, improperly placed, incorrect jewellery used for the piercing and outrageous aftercare products that do nothing other than cause needless pain for the client. A novice piercer is not a good thing when it comes to exotic piercings.

 

Here's what you need to know:

You need to have a consultation with the piercer before you get any exotic piercing done.

You need to know that there are no training requirements for body piercers in Canada, however studios do need to clear a local health inspection in order to obtain a business license to operate a body piercing/tattoo studio in every province in Canada. That doesn't mean the person doing your piercing is actually the one who signed the Health Inspection Report for the shop or studio.

Ask questions like where did they learn to pierce, where did they work in the past and do they have proof of their experience and claims of knowledge?

  1. Is the facility inspected by the local health authority, with a current health inspection report available for examination?
  2. Is the facility licensed by the city, municipality or regional district, the license should be posted for inspection by the public.
  3. Does the facility have an autoclave and is it spore tested at least once a month with the results available for inspection by the public.
  4. Disposable single use equipment? If they say they use single use disposable tools they should show you the "plastic tools" in sealed plastic packages showing sterilization information on the packages. If the show you metal instruments, they are not "disposable single use" and are more than certainly being reused and must be disinfected and sterilized* (*autoclaved) between uses.

There is a difference between disinfected and sterilized.

Disinfecting is the washing and cleaning or soiled equipment to remove matter and body fluids from instruments AKA: cleaned, however "clean" doesn't mean sterilized.

Sterilized means the "cleaned" instrument is placed into a special package that ensures the instrument remains "sterilized" once it has be run through a "sterilization cycle" in an autoclave. Only the high pressure and heat generated by an autoclave can kill the spores and bacterial life still on the "cleaned" instrument, ensuring that once the cycle is complete and the packaging is dry and unopened the contents is classified as "sterile".

While we are on the topic of sterilized and disinfected. One shop claims to have a "sterile environment", well just so you know there is no such thing as a "sterile environment", clean yes, sterile no. Not even the hospital operating rooms are sterile, again clean yes, sterile no. So don't buy into the big story you see on advertising and website's about the shops "level of hygiene". From these shops it's hype nothing more, if they can't be honest on there advertising, chances are good they can't be honest about there skill sets either. This is why you need to book a consultation with the piercer before you get anything done, trust your eyes, ears and that little voice. If you get the information in a clear easy to understand terms, feel comfortable and at ease then book your appointment. If you are rushed, talked down to or the piercer seems too busy to talk to you then look somewhere else for that piercing you want. Remember you are interviewing them for the job, not them interviewing you.

Now when asking about the exotic piercing you are interested in, base your questions on the research you have done. Yes, you need to make yourself knowledgeable about what you want to have done (that may explain why your reading this). Ask questions about the healing time, piercing process, aftercare routine, possible complications.

Not everyone is up on there own personal anatomy, but the piercer you choose should know the anatomy inside and out and be able to explain it to you in easy to understand terms. You don't need to learn Latin to understand the anatomical terms for your body but it helps you decide if the piercing studio you choose is the right place to be and in the case of your piercer, the right one for you.

The female anatomy is quite simple to understand, the areas that are considered for piercings are:

Labia Majora: The outer "lips" of the vaginal opening.

Labia Minora: The inner "lips" of the vaginal opening.

Clitoral Hood: The labial "hood" covering the clitoris above the vaginal opening.

Clitoris: The clitoris is the sensitive tissue "bulb" under the clitoral hood.

Vestibule: The tissue at the bottom of the vaginal opening between the labia Minora.

 

female exotics defined

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The internet will offer a plethora of various names for piercings but at the end of the day the above locations are the typical locations for these various named piercings.

Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) Piercing.:
Healing time: 4 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Straight or Curved Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

The Princess Diana Piercing.:
Healing time: 4 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Straight or Curved Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

The Horizontal Clitoral Hood (HCH) Piercing.:
Healing time: 6 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: , Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

The Triangle Piercing.:
Healing time: 3 ~ 4 months for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style:, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

Outer Labial Piercings.:
Healing time: 3 ~ 4 months for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Curved Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

Labia Minora (Inner Labia) Piercings.:
Healing time: 4 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Curved Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

The Fourchette Piercing.:
Healing time: 6 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Curved Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

The Christina Piercing.:
Healing time: 6 ~ 9 months for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: PTFE Barbell, Bioplast Curved Barbell.

The Clitoris Piercing.:
Healing time: 4 ~ 8 weeks for a light heal.
Initial Jewellery Style: Straight Barbell, Captive Bead Ring or Circular Barbell.

 

 


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I want to get a Piercing I want to get a Piercing! Shop around, visit the shops you have interest in and talk to the piercers, look at the studios ask some smart questions. Don't price shop, use your head, we are talking about your body and putting a hole in it somewhere. Do your research on the piercing you want then ask the piercer about the piercing and the aftercare for the piercing. Use common sense and gut instinct.

It's Infected, now what? It's infected now what? Professional piercers know much more about body piercing than the average person, so this in mind, you have to pick a course of action. Start by seeing your piercer as soon as possible. Infections are easy to treat so long as they are handled quickly and properly..

Common Sense Aftercare Aftercare is a simple procedure in the care of any body piercing from simple ear piercings to the extreme piercings, but you have to remember some common points with all aftercare instructions. Many clients quickly forget half of what they are told in the studio after getting a piercing, partly due to the excitement of the piercing and partly from the rush of having just got what they wanted for a while.

It's an Art form, It's what we do.Our body piercer is among some of the most experienced piercers in British Columbia. Our senior piercer is from the old school of piercing and studied various piercing methods at length as well as many variations offered by other senior piercers in the industry. Instrument use, technique, sterilization methods and metals used for the process of piercing were looked at in great detail.

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