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To Rotate Or Not To Rotate

Friday, 14 August 2015 by

♪ Swing your partner round and round… ♪   For years aftercare instructions included soaking a new piercing, and then vigorously rotating it to clean the inside of the fresh wound and prevent the jewelry from ‘sticking’ to the body. Nowadays, we know better, and reputable piercing shops will recommend that people soak, rinse, and dry their

  Once the stuff of pranks, many people are now purposefully taking to the sun with only select parts of their skin protected. The trend, which is being treated like a fun temporary tattoo, is receiving a lot of criticism from the medical industry. (Even more criticism then the body modification industry normally receives.) So what

In the customer service industry there is a well known (and controversial) saying, ‘the customer is always right’. This sentiment is often used to justify the validity of any customer request, and strong arm the service person into complying. In some situations, this sentiment is helpful. If you have a problem with your hotel, you want

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Throughout our lives we put a lot of stress on our ear lobes. We might tug on them, stick holes through them, make those holes bigger, and/or challenge their strength with heavy dangly earrings.   (Especially in the 80’s. It was a hard time for lobes.)   Because of this wear, many people (especially older

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We see it everyday. The piercing is over, jewelry is in, we hold up the mirror, and the first thing people want to do is touch. We slap your hand away and scold you, what did we just talk about?    So why is it to important? Your piercing is on your body, and your

Downsizing Your Jewelry

Saturday, 21 March 2015 by

So you just got your lip pierced and the jewelry is sticking out of your face like a tiny antenna. Not exactly the look you were going for, so what gives? Why can’t the jewelry just be the right size from day one? Longer/larger diameter jewelry is carefully chosen for a new piercing to accommodate

It’s often the first question we get asked when a client walks through the door, “Is it going to hurt?” And while it’s normal to be concerned about the mysterious, unknown pain we’re choosing to inflict on ourselves, problems can arise when we let fear make our decisions. Fear can convince us to get a tattoo that’s

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Fletcher’s Challenge

Saturday, 28 February 2015 by

Fletcher’s Challenge is an all inclusive, fitness positive event dedicated to the memory of Gavin Fletcher. Gavin, who passed away in 2006, was an athlete, competitor, and dedicated family man. He was a member of the Nanaimo chapter of Runner’s Of Compassion (ROC), “a non-profit society of physically active people dedicated to making a positive difference

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Forever After(care)

Friday, 31 October 2014 by

We’ve tattooed or pierced you, giving you our aftercare spiel, and bid you adieu, but our job does not end there! We promised to help you through the entire healing process and we meant it. Aftercare for tattoos and piercings is a complex beast. Our recommendations are built on our own experience, the experience of

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