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Piercing Prep: Essential Tips for your Next Piercing
Getting a piercing is an exciting and personal way to express yourself. Whether it's your first piercing or an addition to your collection, proper preparation is crucial to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience. Let’s talk about some key precautions that you should take to make sure you are ready for your next piercing.
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Aftercare Blog
When talking about aftercare, it is important to understand that the method does not heal piercings, it encourages and promotes an optimal environment for our bodies to heal. It is important to find an aftercare spray like Neilmed, which is made with a sterile saline solution, to encourage your piercing to heal and avoid  irritation. Neilmed is Isotonic, meaning it is ideal for sensitive skin. Using an aftercare spray with preservatives and harsh chemicals (such as alcohol) can cause skin irritation and prevent proper healing.
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Collection Four: Celebrities With Curated Ears

Get ready to be inspired by the one and only Zoë Kravitz, who is a true fashion icon with an equally stunning ear collection. With 13 piercings, Zoë proves that the sky is the limit when it comes to ear curation. From her first lobe piercing to the constellation of piercings on her upper lobe, to the tragus, daith, and conch, Zoë has it all. She effortlessly showcases that a scattered selection of piercings can be a show-stopping look. If you're feeling adventurous and looking to stand out, Zoë's ear design might be the one for you. Book a consultation with one of our specialists at SK and get ready to create your own curated ear look today. Don't forget to share your piercing journey with us using the hashtag #piercedbysk!

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Collection Three: Celebrities With Curated Ears

Welcome to part 3 of our series on celebrities with curated ears! This week, we're diving into Ashley Graham's piercings and showing you how she combines timeless and unique looks to create her own piercing masterpiece. Ashley Graham is a well-known plus-sized model and an ambassador for the body positivity movement, but did you know she also loves a good ear piercing? With a total of 12 piercings across both ears, Ashley proves that there's no limit to what you can do with your ear piercings.

From the simple yet not-so-standard look of her right ear to the asymmetrical design of her left ear, Ashley Graham's ear piercings are definitely worth a closer inspection. With her firsts, seconds, thirds, and fourths placed on her lobe and a double helix and conch piercing, Ashley's right ear is a timeless look with a twist. Meanwhile, her left ear features 5 piercings placed along her lobe, giving a unique touch to her piercing style.

Whether you're inspired by Ashley's piercing perfection or looking for your own unique look, visit your local SK for a personal consultation with one of our team members. Get ready to show off your new curated ears with the hashtag #piercedbysk. Stay tuned for next week's celebrity and their ear piercing looks. Get ready to be inspired!

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Collection One: Celebrities With Curated Ears

Get inspired for your next ear piercing look with Keke Palmer's curated ear collection. From a symmetrical triples lobe piercing to a single lobe with three helix piercings, Keke shows how to create a unique look with strategic piercings. Visit your local SK for a personal consultation and get #piercedbysk. Stay tuned for more celeb-inspired ear bling in the coming weeks.

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Q&A With Ellie - Curated Ears

Curated Ear: Everything You Need to Know

Body piercings have become a popular form of self-expression and a curated ear is a trend that is taking the piercing world by storm. Ellie, our National Compliance Manager and a seasoned piercer with over 20,000 piercings under her belt, has all the answers to your questions about curated ears. From defining what a curated ear is to tips on healing, Ellie provides insights and advice on this trend. Learn about the importance of selecting the right metal, the healing process, and how to clean your piercings. Ellie shares her personal favorite piercing in a curated ear look and whether she would have a curated ear herself. Get all the information you need to know about curated ears and how to achieve your desired look.

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The Average Healing Time By Piercing Type

Looking after your new piercing is a top priority, especially during the healing process. Different piercings take different amounts of time to heal, so it's important to be aware of what you can expect. From the helix piercing, which takes 6-12 months, to the earlobe piercing, which can take 3-6 months, each piercing requires a specific care routine. Proper cleaning and avoiding activities that could cause irritation, such as twisting the jewellery, are key to a successful healing process. Additionally, it's important to avoid swimming and to keep the area clean to prevent infection. If you experience any signs of infection like redness, swelling, or extreme pain, make sure to seek help from a professional. Get all the information you need on healing times and care for popular piercings like the helix, nose, earlobe, and navel, with this comprehensive guide.

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Collection Two: Celebrities With Curated Ears

Get inspired by Beyoncé's unique take on the curated ear trend! With 6 piercings on one ear and a single lobe piercing on the other, Queen B shows how you can tailor your look to fit your style. Head to SK for a personal consultation and curate your own unique ear look today. Use the hashtag #piercedbysk to show off your new piercings. Stay tuned for next week's celebrity ear inspiration

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Helix Piercings 101

Get the 101 on helix piercings and learn everything you need to know before getting one. From the different types of helix piercings, age of consent, price, piercing process, and aftercare, this blog has you covered. Find out how to get your new look with confidence and book your appointment today!

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4 Reasons Why Sterling Silver Should Be Part of Your Collection

Discover why sterling silver has stood the test of time as a popular choice for jewelry. With its customizable, versatile, affordable and durable qualities, sterling silver is the go-to option for any occasion. From chic events to casual dinners with friends, add a timeless and seamless touch to your collection. With a wide range of designs available, build a unique collection that expresses your individual personality. Don't miss out, choose sterling silver for your next jewelry piece.

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Upgradable piercing jewellery to get the look you want – instantly

Introducing our latest line of premium upgrades! Our fancy pieces allow you to get your desired look right from the start, with no more waiting for a changeover. These piercings are made with implant grade Titanium, ensuring a top-quality start to your piercing life. Plus, they are bio-compatible, making your healing process smoother. These pieces offer a higher quality metal and a fancier piece of jewelry, with no downsides. Book into your closest SK store now to bling out your ears on piercing day. Say NO to FOMO

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What’s Your Style – Silver, Rose Gold or Gold?

In this blog, we explore the relationship between skin tone and jewelry, and how it can impact the way a piece of jewelry looks on a person. We first provide tips on how to determine your skin tone, based on hair and eye color, skin sensitivity to the sun, and wrist veins. If you have a cool skin tone, silver and white gold are great choices, while warm skin tones pair well with yellow gold.

We also introduce the newer metal, rose gold, which is a mixture of copper and gold. Rose gold is versatile and compliments most skin tones, but it is not recommended for those with fair skin and red undertones. If you are unsure, try mixing and matching different metals for a unique and stylish look. Whether worn on its own or with gold, rose gold makes a contemporary statement.

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The Most Pierced Celebrities in Hollywood

Get inspired by Hollywood celebs who are pushing the boundaries with unique piercings. From nose hoops, nipple and genital piercings to septum, industrial and surface piercings, celebrities are embracing body modifications with confidence. See how stars like Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera show off their piercing style. Find out who has hidden piercings like Jessica Biel and discover who loves to flaunt their surface piercings like Perrie Edwards.

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Curated Ears – The Latest Trend!

Get inspired to take your ear piercing game to the next level! Multiple piercings are all the rage and can turn a once mundane style into a unique fashion statement. Choose from a minimalist look with studs and a conch piercing or make a statement with a combination of tragus, conch, and scaffold piercings. The ears offer endless options for modification - from double helix to triple lobe hoops and everything in between. Create your dream ear art with the help of a professional piercer at SkinKandy

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Nipple Piercing and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding with pierced nipples is possible in most cases, but complications may arise depending on the position of the piercing. To prevent issues, it's recommended to remove jewellery before breastfeeding and talk to a doctor or midwife. Avoiding infections and avoiding the risk of choking for your baby by keeping the jewellery out is essential

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Ear stretching – what is it? Should you do it and how long will it take?

Ear stretching has been a part of tribal cultures for centuries and is now becoming a mainstream fashion trend. It involves enlarging a body piercing to accommodate larger pieces of jewelry and is a slow process that should be done with care to avoid tearing, bleeding, and infection. Preconditioning for ear stretching is simply healed ear piercings and using tapers is one safe method. Eagerness should be put on hold and it is recommended to wait six weeks between stretches. Using good quality jewellery, such as titanium or steel, and properly cleaning your stretched lobes will ensure a healthy and successful ear stretching experience.

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Afterpay – A Great Way to Spread the Cost of your SkinKandy Goodies

Get your piercings done now, pay later with Afterpay! Enjoy the convenience of a shopping experience without paying upfront. No extra costs, no approval process, and no paperwork required. Simply sign up and link your debit or credit card. You will be charged the first quarter of the piercing amount, and the rest will be paid back in equal fortnightly instalments with reminders. With excellent security, advance payment options, and automatic deductions, Afterpay is the perfect payment solution. Remember to check your account information and upcoming payments via your Afterpay account. Get started today!

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What Should I Look for When Choosing a Piercing Shop?

When considering a piercing, it's crucial to choose a trustworthy and clean store. Look for a visibly clean store with well-presented staff, a welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable technicians, and no pressure to go through with the procedure. Trust your instincts and make an informed decision for a safe and successful piercing experience. At SkinKandy, you can trust our commitment to hygiene and customer satisfaction.

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Why Come to SkinKandy?

Get the piercing of your dreams at SkinKandy! Our 23 stores boast over 100 experienced Squad Members who offer more than just medically sound advice. With a focus on hygiene, our team ensures you receive the best equipment and jewelry for a safe and comfortable experience. At SkinKandy, we want everyone to feel welcome and at ease, whether you're bringing your children for their first ear piercing or getting a new adornment for yourself. Trust us with your piercing journey and listen to our wealth of experience.

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How old do you have to be to get pierced?
What Type of Piercing Can You Have? Here at Skinkandy we take our responsibilities towards our clients and to society very seriously indeed. When it comes to safety and consent, we don’t just err on the side of caution, we...
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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a critical issue that we take seriously at SkinKandy. That's why this October, we're dedicated to promoting self-checks and early detection. By encouraging women to regularly examine their breasts, we hope to increase the chances of successful treatment outcomes.

To support our mission, we're offering a self-check promotion during the month of October to help women get to know their bodies better. Whether you're just starting your self-check journey or have been doing it for years, now is the perfect time to prioritize your breast health.

At SkinKandy, we believe in educating and empowering women to take control of their health. Join us this October in the fight against breast cancer.

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