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QUALITY JEWELLERY

We believe in quality jewellery

With an expansive knowledge of the wold of body jewellery, gemstones and materials. Our team is dedicated to helping you create your statement.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Only the finest

We believe that every piece of jewellery should meet the highest possible standards, be crafted from safe wearable materials and can adorn your body for a lifetime.

Unique projects

We approach each project individually and with care

Our dedicated team can aid you start to finish on your custom curated collection.

How we work

Quality means safety

Blue Lotus carries only the safest and highest quality body jewellery. Each piece is hand finished to a mirror polish. Keeping you safe and your piercing healthy.

KIDS PIERCINGS, SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School holidays

Seems like the right time to get their piercings? However there are still lots of things to consider before taking the plunge with your youngster.

Are they over 14 years old?

 

Do you
both have
legal ID?

Do they
play lots
of sports?

Consider the following healing related issues before taking the plunge and booking your teenager in for a piercing….

Have you asked at school?

While we absolutely agree that your little human is still more than capable of learning while wearing earrings and has free will plus a right to adorn their ears in a safe and appropriate way.

School can still have the final word 🙁

Repeatedly removing piercings can lead to the channel becoming very irritated very quickly. If your bairn attends a school that will remove the jewellery at school, its not advised to get piercings at this time.

How long do earlobes take to heal?

Most earlobe piercings take around three months to be considered healed.

HOWEVER
They shouldn’t be left ’empty’ without jewellery for 12 months.

We recommend cleaning morning and evening for the first three weeks. As well as patting dry after bathing.

After your piercer says its OK.

We ask you to come back around three weeks into healing so we can ensure you’re healing the way we want.

If the beginning of the healing went without a hitch, they can typically be switched out to alternative earrings after month three. If your not sure you can always pop back for us to confirm you are healed enough.

Check with the school. Plasters could be worn over the earring at three months or they could be switched to retainers at this time. But the piercing channel will likely become irritated if they are repeatedly removed during the first year.

At the age of 14 or over with a parent or legal guardian present, you can get your lobe and helix pierced. With experience our piercer’s may be willing to consider slightly more complicated piercings such as Tragus or Conch. But these will not be offered as your first ever piercing.
At 16 years old a few more services open up to you. 
Please remember both parent and guardian need to bring legal I.D to the appointment.

At what age will you pierce?

We require your youngling to be 14 years old or over to be pierced in our studio. We also need their parent or legal guardian present. Both need legal I.D to proceed with our services.
You need to be 16 years or older to have a navel piercing.

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Why we say 16 for navel piercings

A lot of youngsters want their navels pierced when they get to secondary school but we all too often see older children visiting the studio with navel piercings that have ‘grown out’ or are hanging on by a few millimeters of skin.

This migration is more often than not caused simply by growing, a process referred to as ‘nesting’ and is more predictable when the piercing is preformed on a more grown individual.

While it may not migrate to the point where it begins to reject and break the skin, it can cause an unhappy piercing that may not sit quite right or end up healing where it is hanging on by an unattractive snippet of skin!
Occasionally the scarring caused by this can sometimes mean that when they are older and done growing, they can be unsuitable for piercing again as the scar tissue will be too weak to hold the piercing in, and again will grow out.

time.

Piercings facts we sometimes forget

Although rare its important to be aware that their piercing may have ups and downs

Whatever you decide we are here to help

When the moment comes to getting pierced the appointment steps will be explained as will the aftercare and the follow ups, you will both have ample opportunity to ask any questions.

We hope to see you soon

PIERCINGS & HOLIDAYS

Going on holiday soon?

While a holiday is a wonderful thing, it may not be the ideal time to get a new piercing. Sun sea sand and fun don’t often mix well with an open wound. Small though it is.

PROS……

  • A break from your regular routine of life can offer some a wonderful opportunity to be more careful and allow a piercing to heal.
  • Increased blood flow can actively encourage successful healing.
  • Looser clothing can be easier to manage, avoiding snag’s and pulls that slow or irritate the healing.

CONS……

  • Going on vacation weather home or abroad can interrupt the healing process and leave you in a position where help isn’t available.

  • Sweating, sun cream, pools and saunas are a few commonplace summertime irritants to piercings and may even cause infection.

  • Wearing hair loose increases your chances of getting a new facial or ear piercing caught.

Planning a trip?

How would you manage following these care instructions while trying to enjoy your vacation?

Read our aftercare here

Piercings like to be left alone during their initial healing period (varying with each body location and individual circumstances) 
Sleeping in a new bed, swimming, applying suntan lotions, playing sports, eating or drinking differently, being more mobile with hobbies….. All these fun activities would be problematic for a new piercing.

Staying home……

New in store only range of summer jewellery

Whenever you decide to be pierced, our team will always be with you every step of the way. Home or abroad, we are only ever a message or call away. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us 🙂

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOWNSIZING

Just for this piece, we are going to talk about cartilage/ear piercings as this is the most common issue we most frequently see with our clients when offering advice at reception.

Room to grow

Once you have been in for your new piercing with our piercers, they cover a lot of things when it comes down to healing your new piercing. They talk about aftercare and the importance of choosing quality jewellery. Something that often gets forgotten by clients is the step of downsizing your jewellery. This is critical to the overall healing of your piercing.

Most cartilage piercings at first require jewellery that is slightly longer in length, or wider in diameter to allow for the swelling that usually arises. Yes, this length may be slightly irritating, its a necessary evil to prevent jewellery from embedding into the tissue.

The initial jewellery may look rather long in the pictures above, but we took those straight after the piercing took place. 2 or 3 weeks later the flat back of that labret was flush against the tragus tissue and the rook was rather plump!

After being pierced

You are often invited back for a ‘check-up’, at this point we can see how your piercing is healing. We see if we can help you fix any minor issues that may have arisen that you may not have noticed and all importantly change your jewellery to something shorter if its needed.
This visit is just you walking into the studio for us to see you and your piercings overall health. We would then book you in for an appointment at an appropriate time to get the jewellery adjusted for the rest of the piercings healing time.

We have established that longer jewellery is needed, but overly long jewellery can cause problems as well. It is more likely to get caught on clothing, hair or snagged, causing the piercing become to be irritated and upset, thus making the already lengthy healing time of cartilage even longer. This is another reason why its important to see a reputable piercer.

With many cartilage piercings, longer jewellery being left in too long can cause the piercing to migrate. (A shift in the piercing channel which makes the piercing wonky)

So what do I do?

Some people are ready sooner than others, we give the most ‘average’ figure for our check up invitation. Usually after a few weeks to a month is adequate time to change a helix piercing. Don’t leave it longer, this leaves a window of opportunity open where you are more likely to catch your piercing and then go through all the swelling again and delaying your downsize. Don’t forget, most cartilage piercings take around a year to heal, so after this change, its really important you leave it in until it has fully healed!

After all this being said, when can you actually come to change your jewellery to something that is a good, snug fit?

This is where it starts to vary from each client/piercing to the other. Your piercer would have worked this out with you and wrote it on your care sheet to take home with you.

 

A high polished curved bar in a new rook piercing

You will of course have to pay for your shorter jewellery, getting a piercing is a project. It takes time and a little dedication towards its healing and care. Aesthetically pleasing piercings are worth a little bit of hard work. Good piercings ain’t cheap, and cheap piercings ain’t good!

Thanks for reading, we feel better for sharing this with you 🙂

ONLINE STORE NOW HERE

We wish with all our might we could be piercing you and helping you adorn your person – but as that’s not always possible we want to be able to assist you at home as well.

The new online store will continue to grow as we add more and more jewellery to chose from.

Measuring up for your own jewellery can be intimidating

that’s why we created a system that can be utilized via any social media where we can assist you and help you find the right size together

 

 

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It will all be available, whether you want a spare or an upgrade, advice or an appointment – we got you!

JEWELLERY PURCHASES COME WITH:

Instructions on how to change your jewellery at home
Cleaning wipes and lubricant

 

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THREADING & WHY IT MATTERS

the left shows the quality of finish that comes from Anatometal jewellery as apposed to other pieces on offer

If you don’t already know that internally threaded or press-fit jewellery is the best choice for your initial piercing you’ve possibly had your head buried in the sand or been on a long holiday to the moon. Big organizations like the Association of Professional Piercers [APP] and companies like Anatometal Inc shout about it all the time because they take great pride in the quality of the body jewellery they promote and produce.

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Having internally threaded or press-fit jewellery inserted in a fresh piercing is much more comfortable due to the smooth surface compared to the ridged surface of externally threaded pieces.
But this is not the only benefit: bacteria can live inside the teeny threading crevices which wrap around the ends of external jewellery. Which in turn come in direct contact with the piercing.
New piercings are susceptible to irritation and infection which can cause a whole range of problems and using externally threaded jewellery unfortunately vastly increases that risk.

We have always used the very best of titanium. But now we are also using the very best of threading too.

The comfort of your body jewelry should be high on your priority list, but your health should certainly be at the top. Using internally threaded jewellery with initial piercings greatly increases your chance of healing quickly and issue free. Internally threaded jewellery does cost a little more, but that is because it is more difficult to manufacture. It is more often made from greater quality materials and truly: when it really comes down to it, can you put a price on your health?