2022 Christina Piercing Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP50

In Season 2 Episode 50, DaVo covers the Pros & Cons of a Christina Piercing. In addition, he covers what you should know before, the piercing experience, healing the piercing, Jewelry, and abandoning the piercing.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:

  • Pierced Vertically at the top of the vulva where the labia majoras meet

  • AKA a Venus Piercing

History:

  • A modern piercing developed in the 1990s and legend has it that it was named after the first person to get one.

Pros:

  1. Looks beautiful

  2. A long history of healing

  3. Can be grouped with other piercings

  4. Doesn’t interrupt intercourse

  5. Easy to Conceal

Cons

  1. Proper Anatomy is required

  2. STD

  3. Prone to rejection and migration

  4. swelling

  5. catching on clothing

Things to look for:

  • Piercer is experienced with this piercing. Verify this!!!

  • The piercer should be professional, informative, and make you feel comfortable

  • The piercer should offer a consultation that involves aftercare, risks, etc…

  • The piercer should be someone that you feel comfortable with while undressed.

  • The piercer should evaluate your anatomy

  • Usually pierced with a curved barbell or an L bent bar sometimes called a half surface bar

  • You are going to need to disrobe and wear clothing that is easy to remove

  • Do they provide aftercare products and written and verbal aftercare instructions?

The Piercing Experience:

  • Consultation and the anatomy are examined

  • Jewelry selection

  • waiver

  • Area is disinfected

  • The piercing is marked

  • Freehand with an NRT

  • The piercing is quick, pain will be sharp at first and then quickly fade.

  • A guide pin is used to insert the jewelry

  • The jewelry may require a little time to insert and close

  • There may be some slight to moderate bleeding

  • Unlike other piercings, you may have the throbbing and aching but the Piercing is sensitive to the touch.

Healing: right

  • The average healing time is 6-12 weeks or longer

  • Clean twice daily with saline

  • Must practice cross-contamination prevention and isolate and avoid any contact with the piercing.

    • Clean hands

    • no oral contact or exchanging of bodily fluids for 6 months. Latex barriers should be used regardless of relationship type

    • Keep your environment clean

    • Do not submerge in water

    • Keep pets away and out of your bed

  • Can swell a lot

  • Nesting, if the ends begin to sink in, see your piercer for larger ends or discs or ends that have a flat back.

  • Sexual activity when it feels comfortable.If there is pain try something else or take a break

  • Avoid clothing that will easily catch on the jewelry. For example lacy underclothing, fishnet tights, etc…

  • Bleeding can last up to 5 days. Wear a pad or sanitary napkin

  • Avoid contact or trauma to the area.

  • First 3-5 days you can experience slight bleeding off and on, redness/discolor, heat, and tenderness to the touch.

  • Downsize jewelry within 4-6 weeks if it isn’t snug to the piercing

Jewelry Options:

  • Can change after the piercing is healed

  • Commonly the jewelry is 14g or thicker, 3/8 - 916,

  • Should downsize the jewelry if it loose-fitting.

  • Curved Barbells or L - Bars are your best option, rings and circular jewelry will lead to rejection.

  • if the ends are nesting ends with flat backs or discs will reduce this issue.

  • Can be threaded or threadless

  • Having a large setting on the top is possible once it is healed.

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry should be left in at all times.

  • Avoid pressure or trauma to the piercing

  • Clean the jewelry in the shower with water and soap.

  • Avoid wearing clothing that will easily catch on the jewelry.

  • Check ends on a regular bases

Abandoning the piercing:

  • If during healing if there are signs of infection, see your piercer or doctor before removing

  • It will close but may appear open for a long period of time.

  • There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.

  • Sebum

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All photos are used in the spirit of Fair use. If you own the copyright of the photos, did the piercing, or are the person in the photo, please contact me and I will add the information to the description. 

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3bb5PV4 and Canon EOS R  - https://amzn.to/386Y1BZ with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens - https://amzn.to/3jkvptO

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - https://amzn.to/39fKKbS with a Tascam DR-40x - https://amzn.to/2Lw67O8

For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to https://axiompiercing.com

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Contact DaVo at davo@axiompiercing.com or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to https://axiompiercing.com/booking.

Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

 

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