Thursday, June 10, 2010

A New Perspective on Plugs

I have to admit, I've never really understood the whole piercing spacer style. You know, where someone pierces their ears then gradually makes that hole larger and larger? I've actually seen a few that made my stomach turn.

That said? I came across a shop the other day that gave me a whole new perspective on this style of piercing.

Usually, you see spacers inserted that aren't particularly decorative. Sometimes they're hollow and just a ring so you can see all the way through. Many look like plugs. Either plain plugs or with something like a gem tucked in them.

At Pearce Dunlap, though, you can find spacers that are tiny, unique pieces of art. I think if I'd seen more people with such pretty and ultimately intriguing pieces in their ears, I might have been given a completely different first impression of this style of piercing because, I have to admit, I find these plugs very, very intriguing.

Pearce Dunlap has everything from
Van Gogh reproductions in miniature on their plugs to cogs and wheels for those with a sense of Steampunk style. Happy faces, Coca Cola, Converse and Darth Vader sit along side with Pokemon, Steampunk gears, clock faces and much more! They even do made-to-order so you can custom order what you want.

So, if you're looking for a little variety
and intrigue in your plugs and gauges, you really need to stop by and take a peek. It might give you a new perspective on this style of jewelry, too, if you were one of those (like myself) that had been carrying around a somewhat negative first impression!



Anna K. said...

How interesting - I've only ever seen pretty boring/black spacers before. I think I would like them more if they were pretty like the ones above...

Crooked Sister said...

Thanks for sharing this! I have my ears stretched (not too big) and it can be really hard to find nice earrings at an affordable price.

BlenderBach said...

Those are so cool! I'm definitely sending my friend to this shop!

lisaroy said...

these are so interesting! I've only seen the black spacers too and am not a fan but you have opened my eyes to a whole new form of art!

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