Wedding Party!

Wedding Party Piercing

Your wedding is fast approaching. You have your venue. Your dress is fitted. The groomsmen all picked up their tuxedos. What about the gifts for the wedding party? When a bride and groom decide to do gifts for the groomsmen, and the bridal party, often times you see monogrammed flasks, matching shirt cuff links, matching necklaces, or something similar. Why not get a little more personalized, and get the whole party matching piercings!
Bringing your wedding party in to get matching piercings can be a great experience. It’s a day together of picking out jewelry, conversing, and bonding over this experience that is truly once in a lifetime. Going in and together choosing what piercing and what jewelry you’ll all wear for the big day is a much more fun, intimate experience than a day at the spa, or a personalized flask that will sit in a drawer for the following years. A piercing is something that can stay with you forever.
This can be amplified by choosing just the right jewelry. You and your best friends choosing to commit to not only a professional body piercing, but also higher quality jewelry, such as a solid 18K gold ring from Le Roi, or that custom solid gold end from Body Vision Los Angeles can create a lasting memory for years to come.
If you decide that the more traditional gifts are not for you, and you’re wanting to make a more personalized and fun experience, it’s as easy as walking into one of our studios. We have qualified and competent jewelry specialist and body piercers that can help you choose the perfect piercing as well as jewelry for you big day, and to make sure it’s planned out accordingly so that your experience goes smoothly.

Upsizing and Downsizing Jewelry

Upsizing and Downsizing

Upsizing and downsizing your jewelry is an important step to having a happy, healed piercing. Let’s talk about some of the benefits to getting the correct sizing for your new piercing.

Initial piercing

A lot of people want that really small, cute jewelry right off the bat. This is typically not a healthy option. Jewelry is chosen by the body piercer to be the correct length, and/or diameter to allow room for swelling. Your piercing will swell. Sometimes a small amount, sometimes a lot. Having jewelry that will allow your body to swell, and not create pressure at the site of that piercing will not only be more comfortable for you, but will prevent more issues for your piercing while it heals.

Trust your body piercer!

We hear the phrase “I don’t swell that much” quite a bit. While we understand you know your body, we do not want to risk your piercing to do anything other than have the best chance at a happy, healthy healing process along the way. Your body piercer will know the best options for you, and for your piercing when it comes to the size jewelry you will need initially.

Downsizing

It is important to make sure you downsize your jewelry in the time frame your body piercer gives you for that specific piercing. Leaving the jewelry from an initial piercing (typically a longer or wider diameter version of the jewelry you’ll wear once it’s healed) in after the healing process can cause some irritation, or leave you susceptible to migration. This is popular in cartilage piercings on the outer ear, as people often will roll over on them in their sleep.

When it comes to the sizing of your jewelry, trust your body piercer and have patience. Give your body the opportunity to heal the best way it can, and in no time you’ll have that super cute, small jewelry you are after!

Start Wearing Purple!

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(piercing by Jim Sens at High Priestess Campus)

Pantone.com has announced that this year, will be the year of PURPLE! (Ultra-Violet to be exact) We thought it would be a nice idea to share some information, and some possibilities on how you can use that information for your next jewelry or tattoo.

What is Pantone?

The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset. Recognized around the world as a leading source of color information through seasonal trend forecasts, custom color development, and palette recommendations for product and corporate identity, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.” – Pantone.com

Often times when a client is choosing new jewelry, the selection of colors we carry can be a little overwhelming. Being able to work with so many amazing, high quality jewelry companies that offer an extremely large selection of colors has always been a great service we are able to provide. With Pantone’s release of the ‘Pantone color of the year’ that selection may be just a little easier for you.

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(Jewelry from Body Vision Los Angeles)

The color purple is a color that may hold more history than you think. As mentioned in the article by Pantone on their website, purple has been used in the past by some very influential people such as Prince, and Jimi Hendrix.

Start wearing purple

(Jewelry from Body Vision Los Angeles)

Wether you’re wanting faceted or cabochon, prong or bezeled, we have a lot of options in our studios to help you choose the right piece for your next piercing, or jewelry upgrade.

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(Jewelry from Anatometal)

This is an opportunity to jump ahead of the curve, and start changing into those fashionable colors ahead of time!

start wearing purple

(Jewelry From Anatometal)

It can be very affordable to change jewelry tops from existing piercings with new purple colored tops, or you can start off with new purple tops. The choice is yours, and the opportunities are endless!

Be it a walk in piercing, or a more planned out curated piercing, this may make things a little easier for you to choose your next color!

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Meet Stephanie Savage-Gonzales

Many of you may know Steph as part of our counter staff at HTC, but let us introduce you to Steph: the shop apprentice!

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Steph is our latest employee working her way up the ranks to become a professional body piercer. She has been with HTC since 2010 and is about 2 years into her formal apprenticeship.  She is now performing supervised piercings at our North Phoenix location every Thursday for $10.

Industrial Strength Septum Clickers

Spruce up your septum or daith piercing with one of these gemmed beauties. Available at all three HTC locations or you can place a special order for your own unique color combination!

Last minute gift idea!

These Yellow Gold and Rose Gold navel curves would make a spectacular gift for that fancy lady in your life. Don’t know what length she needs? That’s okay, gift cards are 10% off this month. You can find these particular pieces at our Uptown location on 7th avenue.

Tis the Season!

The holiday season is here and we have all the pretties you need.

This bounty of  Diablo Organics jewelry can be found at our Tempe location at 808 S. Ash avenue.

If you have someone in your life who loves jewelry, they are sure to love anything from Diablo!

(picture courtesy of Kevin Jump)

Gold Bumblebees

These adorable Yellow Gold bees are available at all three HTC locations. They can also be special ordered in Rose Gold and White Gold. Get one while supplies last!

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Picture Day!

We are missing a few faces, but here is all 3 HTC studios!

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New Website!

Welcome to the new HTCAZ.COM. We’re excited to have a brand new site with great new features!

Pardon the dust while we finish getting the remainder of the pages up and running.

Thanks!