all about my curated ear piercings and Q&A | inspiroue

Talking through my 10 dainty ear piercings and answering your most asked questions! I have my anti-tragus, tragus, conch, rook, helix and lobes pierced for a curated ear – they’re my way of accessorizing daily in a low impact and subtle way. Open for timestamps/links:

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00:00 Intro

Left Ear
00:34 Anti-tragus
01:33 Tragus
01:54 Can you wear earbuds/headphones
02:19 Helix
02:30 Affordable gold rings from etsy
03:19 Lobes
03:44 Jewelry

Right Ear
04:30 Conch
05:11 Rook
05:44 Helix
06:13 Lobes

06:30 Aftercare/cleaning
07:30 New piercing care

08:22 Prices
09:18 Future piercings
10:40 Q&A
18:08 Final thoughts


Sustainable/ethical brands:
• Bluboho (toronto based, recycled gold, conflict-free stones, ethically handmade):
• Wolf Circus (vancouver based, ethically handmade, recycled brass, woman owned):
• Catbird (ethical working conditions, fair wages, recycled gold, conflict-free stones):
• ABLE (B Corp, female artisan-made in Peru, fair labor practices):
• Amarilo/Haatichai (POC owned, artisan made):

Affordable options:
• Revelmy (ethically made gold hoops):

My seamless rings & diamond studs are by BVLA (bought through studios when getting pierced). Ethically sourced and conflict free. They’re an option if you don’t want to wear titanium jewelry in fresh piercings but you can always opt for titanium studs/hoops and invest in jewelry later on).


Sea salt soaks, warm compresses, and a saline spray (I use NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing Aftercare) are your best friends!

Thrifted jumpsuit and cardigan (I finally fixed the button on this vintage celine cardigan I realized I’ve been sleepingggg on – it’s so gorgeous I don’t know why I never wore it for the past two years lol)

#curatedear #minimalpiercings

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High End Body Piercing Jewelry Pros & Cons by a Piercer EP68

#jewelry #piercing #DesMoines
In Episode 68, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of High-End Body Piercings Jewelry. The video includes five advantages and five disadvantages of spending the extra money to get high-end Jewelry from Manufactures like Anatometal, BVLA, Neometal, Etc…  Future episodes will include Pros and Cons of Mid-level jewelry and low-end jewelry.

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. 

Jewelry photo in Thumbnail is from BVLA’s Website –

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Following links are affiliate links and a small amount will go to DaVo and the Axiom:

Suggested Aftercare Products:
For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each –
For Oral Piercings –     
Biotene Fresh Mint Moisturizing Oral Rinse Mouthwash, Alcohol-Free, for Dry Mouth –
All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS M50 Camera get your own at Amazon – Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens – and Canon EOS R  – with Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens –

Audio – Recorded with Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone – and Tascam DR-70D 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder –

For more information on DaVo and the Axiom Body Piercing Studio go to

Now on TikTok – TikTok – @SKTattoo –

Axiom Instagram –

Skin Kitchen’s Instagram –

Contact DaVo at or by phone at 515-966-4814
If you would like to set up a Piercing Appointment go to and click on the “Book Now” button.

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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Instagram & Twitter @hapahermione

Explaining all 15 of the my piercings that I’ve collected since I was about 6 years old. Now that piercings have become more and more popular I thought I’d share my own collection.

All piercings are yellow gold and I have a mix of both inexpensive earrings and higher quality earrings:

Etsy simple hoops

Quad Mead Cluster Earring (Conch)

Gold Bead Classic Disc Back (Helix)

Claire Marshall’s Bound collection is limited edition but you can check out more from mejuri

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