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  • Cold Weather and Piercings - A Guide to a Succesful Winter

    by User Not Found | Dec 02, 2014
    Cold Weather and Your Piercings!

    As temperatures across our awesome Canadian landscape drop, we are getting prepared by gearing up with winter boots, mittens and toques. Well, for those of us who are body modified, we also have to consider how to protect our piercings from cold weather damage. One thing to keep in mind during the cold weather is protecting exposed skin, especially if it has a piece of metal jewelry through it! Metal is an excellent conductor of cold and heat, and when you have facial and body piercings that could become exposed to the cold, we have to take extra precaution. 

    Frostbite, in a nutshell is skin or soft tissue that freezes due to exposure to extreme cold. Our bodies are designed to fight cold, but if we get too cold, the body stops sending warm blood to your appendages (nose, ears, fingers, etc.) and it keeps it near the core of your body to protect your vital organs and prevent hypothermia.

    This automatic response by our bodies is wonderful for survival, but not awesome for our piercings. Noses and ears getting cold first with the added metal can cause an extra problem. The jewelry can actually act like a "heat sink" in other words as the jewelry gets cold, it transfers more cold to the pierced area, like inserting an icicle, carrying the cold inside that soft tissue.

    Prevention is the best medicine! When you know you will be outside in our Canadian climate, please take extra precaution and cover those areas that contain your precious piercings. Don't move the jewelry around if the area is cold, and get inside and slowly rewarm the areas. Heavy gauge pieces of metal should be avoided if possible, and if you know you're going to be in the elements for long periods of time, maybe consider acrylic or Pyrex jewelry?

    Let's make this winter a beautifully modified one by taking care of your piercings and don't hesitate to contact your favorite piercer if you have any questions or concerns! 
     
     
    Courtney Rose 
    Body Piercer
    CULTure Grande Prairie 
    (780) 839-2986
    27 Comments


  • Ryans Fave Five!

    by User Not Found | Jun 25, 2014
    Ryan our piercing apprentice from Nanaimo offers us his five favorite CULTure pieces!

    Ryan's fave five! from Culture on Vimeo.

    12 Comments


  • Krystals Fave Five

    by User Not Found | Mar 18, 2014
    Our head piercer from the Nanaimo store shows off her 5 favourite pieces!




  • Adam Newton Guest Spot #1

    by User Not Found | Mar 17, 2014
    Aaaaaaaadam Newton's comin to town, woah woah, Aaaadam Newtons comin to town, A-dam New-tons comin, to toooowwn!

    We are super pleased to announce that following our guest spot by our friend Rene Botha; Adam newton from Painted Lotus Studio in Victoria, will be coming to our Woodgrove Mall Location to tattoo for three days! March, 27, 28, 29th!

    Call the shop at 250.933.2199, or email [email protected] to book a spot today!

    Adam Newton

    Adam Newton


  • Amy's 5 favourite pieces!

    by User Not Found | Mar 05, 2014
    Amy from our Nanaimo store takes us around the shop showing us her 5 favourite pieces and that some things aren't just meant for boys!

    Amy's Fave 5! from Culture on Vimeo.

    9 Comments


  • Rene Botha Guest Spot #1

    by User Not Found | Mar 03, 2014
    Hey Everyone!!

    We are lucky enough to have the super talented Rene Botha from Liquid Amber Tattoo visiting us for a few days a little later in March! She'll be tattooing at our Nanaimo store March, 21, 22, 23! Check out her bio and portfolio and hit up the store for appointments! 

    Peace!

    Culture Nanaimo
    250.933.2199 / [email protected]

    Rene Botha Bio 1

    Rene Botha Bio 2

    21 Comments


  • Ashleys 5 Favorite Pieces

    by User Not Found | Feb 25, 2014
    Watch out new manager from Nanaimo turn her 5 Favorite Pieces into 1 kick-ass outfit!

    Ashleys Fave 5 from Culture on Vimeo.



  • Mataio Foster, Guest Spot #2

    by User Not Found | Feb 25, 2014
    This past weekend marked Mataio Fosters's second guest spot at our Nanaimo store. It's always a good time when he is hangin out doin his thing! We're super happy to announce that he'll be doin regular monthly spots from now on! The next one should be at the end of March! More dates and details to follow!



    Mataio Foster