That’s the show
Helix piercing I did today at Saint Sabrina’s.
Rad little 14k yellow gold flower with coral and lapis from body vision los angeles.
That foxy blue lace agate. She wears them so well.
I was sooooo happy to see this pair find a home! We picked these up at #app2014 and I was smitten with them. <3
New double round harlequin from @bvla . Rose gold with citrine, white gold and tanzanite, yellow gold with mystic topaz and black rhodium with black cz 😍 (at Saint Sabrina’s)
Moar lovelies from work!
14k yellow gold Faraway ring and Altura end with genuine black diamonds and white pearl center from Body Vision Los Angeles.
Available at Saint Sabrina’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A photo of a few of the beauties we have at the shop right now :)
Fun with mixed metals! Healed piercings with a 14k yellow gold seam ring, and a black rhodium gold Lakshmi, both by #bvla at #saintsabrinas <3 (at Saint Sabrina’s)
Raelyn Gallina has passed away.
Raelyn was instrumental in the rise in popularity of body piercing in the early 90s, making Philadelphia a main stop on her body modification tours. She helped to shape what body piercing was, and would become, on the East Coast. I was lucky to have had both piercing and branding work done by her.
She was never given the status in our community that I always felt she deserved, and when I became president of the APP in 2009, I knew I wanted to work to change that, and she was the first person I was able to honor with the APP President’s Award. (She’s holding it in her lap in the video, and you can read more about it in The Point #48, at safepiercing.org.) Of all the things I was able to do as president, this was one of my accomplishments I’m most proud of.
Over the 20-plus years I’ve been in the industry, and my time with the APP, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with most of my heroes—but Raelyn was still something special. She will be missed, but not forgotten.
I’m not usually one to share quotes, but this is one that I think of often that I’m really feeling at the moment.
This ear belongs to the delightful Cara who drove 6 hours to get these piercings! The Ares with a tiny 3 bead accent, and a matching crown set dark blue opal all in 14k white gold. We matched the lobe piercing on the other ear as well, and even installed a pretty Lakshmi ring for her healed helix piercing above that. She came a long way, and wasn’t going to pass up a chance to get all the jewelry she had be dreaming about! I love seeing well coordinated jewelry ensembles come together like this. (Thanks to dansteinbacher for snapping this photo for me!)
I positively adore this. The look of well planned large scale asymmetry on the body does it for me every time.
I am always happy to help a client make their dreams a reality, but I will jump at the chance to play ‘architect’ if someone asks :p
I love to focus on planning an ear around unique anatomy, as well as working for versatility. It’s a lot of fun to design projects that can be worn with different jewelry and create a completely different look. I also enjoy helping people plan jewelry collections- Finding pieces that will coordinate well and make a statement together :)
Chocolate bunny tattoo
tattoo by Ashley Luka