Whenever I travel, I like collecting dainty jewelry to remember the trip by. My absolute weak spot is the ears and the diamond flower done by J. Colby Smith in New York served as most recent proof. So when I kept hearing rave reviews about Los Angeles piercing legend Brian Keith Thompson (he owns Body Electric Tattoo), my interest was sparked. It seemed only natural to drop by his studio… I’m sure you agree.
On the spot Brian and I brainstormed about adding something unique to my already extensive collection. We both got excited about the idea of a yellow gold pyramid stud with two tiny asymmetric chains dangling from it. It’s pretty, it’s delicate and it subtly balances out what I already had going on.
Speaking of which, this is a perfect moment to give you a quick run through of what currently decorates my ears. On right we have four small silver earrings in the lobe (a triangle, a tridot, a silver stripe and a diamond stud – I bought some of those from Studio MHL) and a rose gold and diamond flower in the helix. On left we have a silver bar earring, a white gold tridot in the conch (you know, the inner ear shell) and the brand new yellow gold pyramid stud with two asymmetric chains.
What appeals to me most about piercings is the styling aspect; I lose complete track of time while browsing Pinterest for earspiration and keep a file on my computer with perfectly put together ear ensembles. My ‘goal’ is to wear a well-balanced and subtle combination of different types of gold, gems and shapes. So I’m already pretty damn excited about returning and hearing what ideas for styling Brian has up his sleeves. I have a feeling that we’ll meet again soon.