Anonymous: Why do they even make externally threaded jewelry if it's so frowned upon... It's difficult to find internally threaded jewelry that doesn't cost a fortune/isn't boring..,
Externally threaded jewelry is everywhere because it’s a cheap “alternative” to real jewelry. If you think high quality internally threaded jewelry costs a fortune, you should change your definition of a fortune because it’s not that expensive, especially when you factor in what you’re actually getting for that price! You’re getting an implant grade piece of jewelry, you’re getting something that was physically polished by hand by a human being that makes a livable wage(along with everyone else that works for that company), you’re getting gemstones that are set by hand without any cheap glues, you’re getting jewelry that comes with a lifetime guarantee, and you’re supporting the industry that I’m assuming you care about since you obviously enjoy body piercings! And as far as it being boring, the fanciest jewelry options available ONLY come in internally threaded or threadless designs, so that part isn’t even true =)
Anonymous: Do you ever feel like quality jewelry is too expensive? I'm a college student and barely make enough to pay for my books, I don't know how I'm ever expected to afford a piercing with those prices.
No I don’t feel that it’s too expensive. If anything it’s pretty affordable to have a hand polished piece of jewelry with a lifetime warranty.
In regards to the entirety of the pricing, you’re also paying for a service. That payment is both feeding a piercer and the business that employs them, to keep food on their table and also profit towards a small business.
You don’t need that piercing, you want that piercing. I want a lot of things, I also work hard to make money to pay for the things I want. If college is your top priority, then do college for now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you want extra money to pay for things, get a second job, maybe tutor an underclassman, sell some things you don’t use anymore.
I mean absolutely no offense saying this. But as a piecer, I care about doing my job right, not what your income situation is. That means properly executing a piercing and using quality jewelry that is properly suited for your body.