by Wendy Strgar November 18, 2011
Ever wonder about the increasing popularity of body piercings, don’t miss this informative and surprising view of the art and science of body art by Elayne Angel who wrote the definitive guide The Piercing Bible. With over 40,000 piercings in every imaginable place, Elayne shares her unique perspective of how body art ritualizes important life passages as well as how it has been practiced throughout the world since recorded time. Her’s was the first piercing shop in the country and she remains the leading voice for improving it’s education and safety. I promise you will not look at piercing the same…
Elayne Angel is a world-renowned professional body piercer and author of The Piercing Bible–The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing (Random House, 2009), the only comprehensive book in English that is exclusively on the subject of body piercing.
She’s performed over 40,000 piercings in her career since the 1980s when she managed Gauntlet, the first piercing specialty studio in the United States. She was founder and President of Rings of Desire, the only licensed body art studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where she pierced for over twelve years. She helped legislators to promulgate the regulations on body art for the state of Louisiana. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, she closed her business and relocated to the Yucatán in Mexico.
Mrs. Angel guest pierces in fine studios all around the US and she is a monthly columnist for the body art industry trade publication, Pain Magazine. Now serving her fourth elected term of service on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Piercers, she is the current President of the organization.
by Wendy Strgar May 22, 2018
There is no time like long summer nights to cultivate our uniquely, profoundly human capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. Our pleasure response transforms our relationship to each other and even to life itself. Focusing on pleasure not only changes how we see our opportunities for intimate connection, but also invites us into a deeper relationship with our erotic soul.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018