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Elayne Angel


I have had trouble with cartilage piercings in the past, many have grown out. A couple of months back I got a snug piercing nearer to the top of my ear. However since I got it done it has not been right, unsure whether it is infected, growing out or how to treat! It is still sore, and has to blister looking keloid sort of scars about each side of ball, need some help.

Lexi walker

Hey! So I have my belly pierced ive had it since November 1st 2014 an it's been about 4 months an I have this red ring around my top ball an I was wondering how to get rid of it ?? Please help!

This isn't the best place for requesting advice, but I can tell you that navels frequently take 6-9 months or longer to heal. During healing, piercings could be discolored--so it might be normal. From The Piercing Bible: Some discoloration (pinkish, brownish, or purplish), secretion of clear or cloudy fluids, and induration (hardening of       tissue) can all be present in a normal healing navel piercing.

To offer any advice, I'd need to do a consult to evaluate your piercing, though. If you wish to sign up for a consultation, go to this page:



Hi! I would just like to know if I get a hoop type ring for my navel, can I still use a barbel when it heals if I want to change it? Cause I just got my navel piercing last September with a barbel even tho the piercer already told me that having a hoop is better for healing but I insisted her to use a barbel and now I had to remove the barbel cause it got rejected by my body. I'm just worried cause I'll be having it repierce next month and she told me this time I should get a hoop first but I'm afraid that I won't be able to use a barbel afterwards...

Hi Emai,

If you wish to have a consultation with me about your piercing, please visit this page for information and to sign up and pay the $10. for a consultation: 

Unfortunately, I can’t really offer any personalized information or advice without doing a proper consult, which would include seeing some clear, close-up photos.

Sincerely, Elayne

Dale Montgomery

How big can guy go with pa .I GOT .000 in right now can you bigger?

HI Dale, That will depend on your anatomy and the placement of your piercing. Note that over stretching beyond your body's pliability can result in tissue damage and even the loss of your piercing/accidental bifurcation. So be careful!

If you wish to have a consultation with me, you can sign up for one here:

Elayne Angel


The extensive information on The Piercing Bible is very informative and helped me a lot in making the decision to get a triangle piercing. I also used the referrals section to select Roger Rabbit as my piercer while I vacationed in LA for NYE, since Elayne is not traveling near my home state of NC any time soon.

I must say, I am completely happy with my piercing, as well as with Roger Rabbit. Very professional, quick, and relatively painless. I am a month into the healing process and have been healing well and quickly. I have no regrets!

Rebecca Lewis

Thank you for all that you do to keep up an awesome,informative and illustrated website. I purchased your book some time back and finally had a chance to drive 5 hours to the closest piercer you refer to. Bethra at Virtue and Vice in Atlanta Georgia was better than I could have imagined. I initially was going to just get a VCH but after much more reading and thinking, I decided that a triangle would also be nice. I had both done and am very happy with them. I have only had them 12 days but I am already thinking about my next piercing...or at least my next jewelry:). I would have never been able to do this if you didn't have this wonderful website that gave such professional information without judgement or salesmanship. Thank you doesn't seem enough....If anyone is close to Atlanta Georgia, then go see Bethra at Virtue and Vice....awesome place!


Hello i was just wondering if nipple piercings will make it so i can't breastfeed? I have two children already but when i had them i found out my right nipple is inverted and looks awkward compare to my other nipple. I really don't like being shirtless in front of my boyfriend anymore because of it. I'm planning on having another child but not for a few years and I'm honestly just looking for a confidence boost. Love reading about your work :)

Here's what it says about that in The Piercing Bible:

Nipple Piercing and Breastfeeding Many pierced women express concerns about breastfeeding, but there does not appear to be any evidence that nipple piercings negatively affect the ability to breastfeed. A normal female nipple has a multiplicity of up to twenty porelike milk ducts, rather than a single spout. Therefore, a nipple piercing of ordinary size and uneventful healing won’t block them all. The ability to nurse could be impaired if a troubled nipple piercing causes excess scarring. When jewelry is removed from a well-healed nipple piercing, some colostrum or milk might seep or flow from the empty channel.

Leaving out your nipple jewelry during breastfeeding is safest for your infant, although some women do successfully nurse with it in place. Jewelry removal eliminates the most serious risk of your baby choking on a ball, ring, or bar that becomes unfastened. You also diminish the potential for other nursing problems such as difficulty latching on or damage to the soft tissue of your infant’s mouth. Another concern is that body jewelry might be a source of bacteria that could enter a baby’s system. Some women have had success nursing with flexible jewelry like PTFE barbells instead of metal. Do not wear a retainer that has an O-ring closure because it is not sufficiently secure to stay on during nursing.

If you decide to take out your jewelry and leave it out until you are done nursing, the piercing may shrink or close up by the time your baby is weaned. If your piercing is fully healed, there is some chance the hole could remain open. It may be possible to encourage a well-established channel to stay viable by passing a small, clean insertion taper through it on a regular basis. If the piercing has sealed shut and you wish to be repierced, it is best to wait at least three months after you stop nursing to allow the tissue to normalize.


Hi guys. I gave my wife a clit ring for a present,( I had it done, I just paid for it) and I think I was done in. The ring is situated to the right of the clit, does not look like it is through it.. What must I do? Please let me know.

BTW: I'm from South Africa so I can't come in or bring her in for an evaluation. Please help.

Thank you.

Hi Hennie, If you wish to have me evaluate your wife's piercing, I can do an online consultation. You can sign up for one here:


Hi Elayne, I finally had the pleasure of meeting and being pierced by you on 11/11/14 in Philly. I am in awe!!! You have a beautiful spirit and that was apparent from the moment I saw you. I feel like a groupie now. The experience of getting my VCH and Triangle was simply amazing. I would suggest you to anyone looking to be pierced. You are a wonderful amazing talent who has mastered her craft. I just wanted to say THANK YOU and wish you continued success in everything you do. I am truly a life long fan!!



Thank you so much! I'm in love with my new piercing! You were so professional and patient; understanding and knowledgeable when answering all of our questions.You're amazing! I was a fan of you before my piercing and am more of one now! I can't thank you enough :)

‎ My girlfriend was just as nervous as I was on the drive down, but I did extensive research and didn't want anyone else to pierce me! 

You really are the best!

It was worth the 1yr wait to finally get pierced by you and you helped to make this birthday one in which I will never forget! 

Thanks Again!,



I'm usually not one to ever leave reviews or feedback but this time I feel it's needed! I heard about Elayne awhile back the first time I had my nipples pierced but had missed her coming to Philly. I wound up not liking what I had and had a hard time healing so I wound up taking them out. A couple weeks ago I noticed Elayne was coming to Philly again so I sent an email thinking she was most likely booked up but luckily there was an opening so I had to take it and im very happy I did!!! Elayne was not only the nicest person I have ever met, but she is extremely informative and instantly puts you at ease. I thought for sure getting pierced a second time would hurt really bad but to my surprise I barely felt a thing. Out of the four times I have been pierced in the last couple years, my experience with Elayne has definitely been the best and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to get pierced!! I will definitely be making a future appointment!

Thanks again Elayne!

-Victoria, Philly Pa.

Barbara Z.

Dear Elayne:

It was so nice seeing you yesterday (my 3rd visit with you!) 11/07/2014 at Infinite Body Piercing in Philadelphia, PA. I came for my 2nd set of three outer labia adornments. You make this process so quick and with the exception of a momentary “Startle” virtually painless! Although I’ve visited with you in the past, you still took the time with me, and made sure I understood the piercing I was receiving, my anatomy, the piercing process, the jewelry choice(s) & the healing process. You are an incredible woman, piercer & now friend. I will be stalking your calendar for my 3rd set of outer labia piercings in March 2015. Thank you again for your professionalism & commitment to your craft – you really set the bar high!!


I got my anti eyebrow 2 days ago and one of the exit points is red and tender no puss from wat I can see but the other side is perfect is it infected or is that normal for a new piercing?

HI Janee, It can be normal for some redness and tenderness to surround a new piercing.

But I can't say whether your piercing looks normal without doing a proper consultation, which would require photos. If you wish to sign up for a consultation, you can go to this page:

Information on appropriate care is located here:

Good luck! Elayne


Very informative! Thank you!!


Thank you so much for the referral links! My experience with Bethra at Virtue and Vice in Athens GA was amazing. I got a properly placed vch piercing because Bethra knew how to work with anatomy a bit shy of passing the infamous q-tip test. She was quick, professional, and I barely felt a thing!


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I read your book and went to Marc in Worcester for my VCH piercing. He was extremely kind, professional and overall helpful. The piercing happened so quickly the pain went by even quicker. He was so informative and made me feel abundantly comfortable. I can't sing his praises high enough. Thank you so much. I truly respect your passion for quality piercing. I would have never considered getting my VCH or nipples pierced before reading your book and website. I'm so grateful.


Hi. I came across your page a few months ago and have been doing research into getting a VCH or maybe a HCH. I like the way they both look. I even contacted a piercer where I live in Chicago that you have listed on your page. I just have some quick questions. First is it possible to get both done if the anatomy allows? Also is there any jewelry that has a small hanging charm?

Hi Gail, Please use the Contact page for questions: and the Anatomy Consultations page for an anatomy consultation:

No hanging charms until after healing is done! Elayne

Kimber O.

I was pierced (HCH) by Paul King 10+ years ago, before knowing his pedigree. He is awesome! I'm being re-pierced in the next week and may very well visit Cold Steel again!

PS - Awesome info on your website!!


I just need to find someone with exp. to do my clit piercing

If you'd like to be pierced by me personally, you can check my trips listed in the right column of this page. Or you can check my referrals page here:

Note that "clit" or clitoris piercing is VERY rare; it is clitoral hood piercing that is popular. For more information, see the related pages under the PIERCING navigation tab at the top of the page.


I just got a vch piercing and wanted to know where I can find jewelry for it

If you just got the piercing, you should have gotten quality jewelry from your piercer, and it should remain in for at least 4-6 weeks. You can get jewelry right from this web page: and for custom work in white or yellow gold and gems:

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