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I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT A SUPER COOL EAR PROJECT

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I am looking for folks who would like to get a super cool ear project started. I will take care of you with discounted piercing fees, you just need to purchase the jewelry. That’s a sweet deal!
Checkout Industrial Strength’s FB page to get  more ideas of what I’m talking about and give me a shout when you’re ready to come in for a consultation or with any questions!
https://www.facebook.com/ISbodyjewelry?ref=br_tf

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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ANATOMETAL IS HERE!

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Anatometal threaded ends for nostrils, lips and ear cartilage have arrived as well as navel curves to my body piercing and body jewelry studio in Arlington, Virginia!

These are all American made, implant grade titanium jewelry polished to a mirror finish and accented with beautiful quality gemstones that are the finest in the industry. Stop in and check them out or visit their website here…http://anatometal.com/. I can custom order anything you want!

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH ODYSSEY CLICKERS ARE HERE!

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I have these two in stock here at my body piercing and jewelry studio in Arlington, Virginia. I can also custom order these for you in just about any color combination you can think of! You can even have opals or natural stones if you like!!!

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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NEOMETAL IS HERE!!!

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Stop in to my studio located at 4818 Lee Highway in Arlington, Virginia and check out the new selection of beautiful jewelry from NeoMetal. Gorgeous opals and crystals in implant grade titanium for nostril, cartilage and lip piercings!

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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ANATOMETAL, NEOMETAL AND INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH JEWELRY

 

I have ordered from Anatometal, NeoMetal and Industrial Strength and the orders will be arriving to my piercing and jewelry studio in Arlington, Virginia in the next couple of weeks! The order includes navel curves, threaded and threadless ends for ears, noses and lips as well as septum clickers. All of this jewelry is made of high quality, internally threaded, implant grade materials that are manufactured in the U.S.A. and hand polished to a mirror finish. All of these companies warranty their jewelry against manufacturers defects for life!

Be sure to like my FB page here…http://www.facebook.com/craigpokesu to keep updated on what is in stock and, of course, you can always contact me here…http://craigpokesu.com/contact/ to custom order anything that you want that is not currently in my inventory.

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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PIERCING “BUMPS”

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The cause of piercing “bumps”could be due to a number of sources of irritation or infection that can result in overgrowth of scar tissue when the healing process is disrupted. There may be a single, simple solution though it commonly may take a combination of protective measures to help this turn out well.

Often a piercing done at an angle to the tissue other than perpendicular, or with a slightly irritating shape or material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. You can  stop by and have me switch it to a sterilized piece of anodized titanium jewelry made of certified implant material for better success.

Other notable co-factors the irritation could be related to:

  • cleaning products you use; chemical or particulate irritation
  • the shape and size of the jewelry; a piece out of proportion to your body
  • mechanical friction/motion of the jewelry; moving it around too much
  • sleeping on the piercing; putting pressure on the jewelry
  • tap water/moisture not dried off completely; fluid causing ulceration of the wound bed

>> The shape, friction, and your sleeping habits could be the big issues. For these reasons I avoid overly loose fitted or ring shaped jewelry for healing most piercings.

Stop by for a free consultation if you are in near my studio located at 4818 Lee Highway in Arlington, Virginia. I can provide you with an appropriate, attractive piece of implant grade jewelry.

In the meantime, try to follow simple sensible care described on my aftercare pages here:

http://craigpokesu.com/aftercare/aftercare-for-body-piercings/ …and here… http://craigpokesu.com/aftercare/aftercare-for-oral-piercings/

What seems to help the most and harm the least is gentle care as mentioned above and to apply a dry hot compress such as a heat pad set to medium or a hot washcloth in a Ziploc bag for a period of ten to fifteen minutes as frequently as once an hour up to bedtime, to increase circulation and build immune response. Make sure to put something absorbent such as sterile gauze in between you and the compress for a clean barrier.

It may disappear as quickly as overnight if the irritation is dealt with, or it could take a few days.

See your physician or dermatologist if symptoms get worse or do not clear up in the following few days after taking all the measures listed above. This could be an infection from streptococcus pyogenes or other germs.

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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RICK’S TATTOO IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA PIERCING HOURS

I will be piercing at Rick’s Tattoo in Arlington, Virginia seven days a week for the next couple of weeks until roughly the third week of August. After that, I plan to take off on either Tuesday or Wednesday and possibly every other Sunday. I will keep everyone updated via the blog and you can always check my hours and schedule with me here…

http://craigpokesu.com/calendar/

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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ARLINGTON PIERCING

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In just 5 days, on August 1st, I will be moving to Arlington, Va. to pierce at Rick’s Tattoo located at 4818 Lee Highway! I couldn’t be more excited! I will be putting in new jewelry orders after I arrive and figure out the display situation. I’m very much looking forward to meeting everyone and creating some beautiful piercings with awesome, quality jewelry!

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA IS THE NEW HOME OF CRAIGPOKESU!

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Beginning August 1, 2013 the new home for my piercing and body jewelry studio will be Rick’s Tattoo located at 4818 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22207. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work at the oldest and certainly the coolest shop in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area!

I plan to make this the home of CraigPokesU for the foreseeable future and look forward to meeting all of those of you that live in the area and having my old friends stop by as well!

http://www.rickstattoostudio.com/

See You On The Sharp End!

~ Craig

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