Body Piercing by Kenny Crespo

This is the body piercing blog for professional piercer Kenny Crespo. Kenny is a member of the association of professional piercers (APP) Kenny can be found piercing at New Flower Studio in Long Beach, Anomaly Piercing Pasadena and at time at Golden Eagle Body Piercing in Santa Barbara. Learn more at Kennycrespo.com
Fresh helix piercing I did using a flower end by Anatometal at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Fresh helix piercing I did using a flower end by Anatometal at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Nostril piercing done using a simple gold end by BVLA at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Nostril piercing done using a simple gold end by BVLA at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Upgraded Mollies nostril with a white gold Latchmi by @bvla.

Upgraded Mollies nostril with a white gold Latchmi by @bvla.

Forward helix done with a mint green end from neometal. Piercing done at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Forward helix done with a mint green end from neometal. Piercing done at New Flower Studio in Long Beach

Association of Professional Piercers response to cheek piercing incident in The UK

safepiercing:

The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is aware of a piercing incident reported on February 24, 2014 in the lifestyle/health section of the Birminghammail.co.uk website. 


A Birmingham, UK resident visited a local tattoo and piercing studio for a pair of cheek piercings and reportedly lost four pints of blood in about 5 days.

The article states an artery was ruptured and required surgeons to cauterize the wound. It’s important to know bleeding and swelling are among the most common symptoms of a fresh piercing, and some piercings may take several months to appear healed. A small amount of bleeding is normal with any piercing and not usually considered life-threatening or a cause for alarm.

Also, some health conditions and medications may influence the amount of bleeding a piercee me have.

This particular client’s situation required medical attention and we hope she recovers quickly.

Cheek piercings have special anatomical considerations and elevated risk which is evident in this client’s experience.

Further, the use of a light is not always effective for mapping blood vessels in such thick tissue.

The APP encourages piercees to educate themselves with what to look for when choosing a studio to ensure the piercer is properly trained and experienced for the piercing they desire, offers jewelry made of an appropriate material and finish, and performs piercings in a safe and aseptic manner.

To learn more about picking a piercer and appropriate jewelry standards for initial piercings please visit the APP’s website, SafePiercing.org.

The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.

White gold eternity clicker from Venus by Maria Tash. Available at New Flower Studio in Long Beach.

White gold eternity clicker from Venus by Maria Tash. Available at New Flower Studio in Long Beach.

Triple conch I did last night using mint green bezel set ends by neometal done at New Flower Studio in Long Beach.

Triple conch I did last night using mint green bezel set ends by neometal done at New Flower Studio in Long Beach.

Nostril piercing done with a 2mm yellow gold prong end by neometal at New flower studio in Long Beach.

Nostril piercing done with a 2mm yellow gold prong end by neometal at New flower studio in Long Beach.