Q:I like the answer you had to posting piercing prices online but i feel like you missed one BIG BIG BIG bullet point: Area of the country/world and income/cost of living play a big role for shops like with us at Body Anthology which is located outside of cleveland, ohio which seems to be in a constant decline when it comes to poverty and cost of living. We have to keep our baseline prices pretty low to get people in here since clevelanders have alot of "10/20 dollar options"...
I can certainly see your argument for that way of thinking, but you don’t necessarily need to go that way. There are high end shops in some painfully low income areas that thrive. TRX in St. Louis, Dan Steinbacher made a living with high end services in Baltimore, there are some awesome shops in super broke parts of Michigan.
For me I live in a pretty low income part of New Hampshire. I tried to do a cheaper price point for the people who needed it, and then the nicer stuff for those who wanted it. After awhile I saw that strategy wasn’t really working for either side. I had to abandon the low end of the market and cater to the higher end only, and that’s how I succeed. You need to focus on the market you want and work towards that. If there are $10-20 shops, let them have those clients. Are you really happy with the compromises you would have to make in order to do a lower cost piercing? I guarantee there is a client base dissatisfied with shops that charge that little. Cater to them, treat them right, and they’ll come back to you in the future. If I can maintain an APP membership and carry the jewelry I do, in a city of 100,000 people in New Hampshire, then you can do it in Cleveland with 400,000 residents.
If you would care to discuss it further please contact me on my private page, or you can even email me email@example.com. I’d be happy to offer any advice I can.
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Q:To get/have a Christina piercing do I have to shave my vagina?
Trimming pubic hair isn’t necessary for any genital piercing, but it can make marking a christina a lot simpler and can also make observing the piercing while it heals a bit easier. With a healed piercing, hair poses no risks other than maybe hiding your jewelry.
Not true. Hair can wrap around your piercing and iritate it AND cause infection. I know this from experience. My hair played A BIG HUGE role in the extended and difficult healing process of my tragus piercing.
Also, since it’s a genital area, the mousture of a vagina can also irritate the piercing. As long as your trimmed around it, it shouldn’t cause any problems. Just make sure to keep any hairs from wrapping around it.
Hair from your head wrapping around your tragus piercing and tugging on it can absolutely cause irritation (NOT infection). This is an example of mechanical stress or trauma. Pubic hair being wrapped around a christina piercing isn’t very likely in the first place, and that hair snagging the piercing or causing issues is extremely unlikely.
Also, vaginal moisture doesn’t irritate piercings (if it does then how do fourchettes, labia piercings, female PAs, even hood piercings heal?) and it definitely isn’t a huge concern for a christina piercing, which affects the mons pubis (which is a good inch or two above the vagina and would never be touched by vaginal moisture without external stimuli (i.e. sexual contact).
The reason professional piercers like myself spend our very little free time answering questions online is to correct the over abundance of internet know-it-alls dispensing bad advice, not so you can use our responses as a vehicle for your incorrect ideas about how piercings heal and how female genitalia works.
Bam^ people should probably listen to Richard’s piercing advice