Body Piercing Blog

So You Want To Be A Tattoo Artist/Piercer

Blog By M. Mitera The body modification industry is not an easy business to break in to. While the industry is a lot more welcoming to new people than it used to be, it's not just a matter of walking in to a shop and being offered a job as a piercer or tattoo artist....

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Anodizing Titanium Jewelry

Blog By M. Mitera Implant grade titanium is an ideal substance for piercing jewelry. It is durable, light, and extremely bio-compatible, meaning that basically no one is allergic to it. Because we use this high quality metal for all of our piercings, we have the...

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Five Steps To Help That Irritation Bump

Blog By M. Mitera In the past, we've gone over what irritation bumps are when it comes to piercings. Many people think that any sort of bump is a keloid and it isn't, we promise. Chances are that you just have an angry piercing. Unfortunately, the internet has a whole...

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Surface Piercings; What To Expect

Blog By M. Mitera While not as popular as they used to be, surface piercings still do make themselves apparent every so often. And why shouldn't they? They're pretty awesome! There are many options to choose from when it comes to the design tops you can choose from,...

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Remembering Bill Rhine

Blog By M. Mitera As many of you know, we recently lost an amazing person and tattoo artist, Bill Rhine. He was a wonderful part of the tattoo community and an all around great guy. In his tattooing career, he left a mark on hundreds of clients, both in the form of...

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A Brief Guide To Stretched Ears

Blog By M. Mitera Stretching your ears is a big deal. The smaller sizes are easier to care for but when you start to size up, caring for your lobes can be a whole new addition to your daily routine. Taking care of your ears is extremely important, since the skin is...

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Piercings & Consent

Blog By M. Mitera Over the course of the last few years, the piercing staff here at Spider-Bite, Inc have worked hard to improve their jewelry selection, client interactions, and overall process. Their goal is to provide every client with a wonderful experience....

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Meet Our Piercers

Spider-Bite Body Piercing employs two piercers who share the goal of creating a comfortable, enjoyable experience for their clients. Carrying the highest quality jewelry available, using meticulous sterilization techniques and incredible attention to aftercare, our...

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The Importance Of Downsizing

Blog By M. Mitera If you've ever gotten a piercing before (and I'm sure most of you have or you wouldn't be here reading this), you're probably aware that when you first get a piercing, your initial jewelry is longer or bigger than you originally thought it was going...

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Infant Ear Piercing

Blog By M. Mitera Ear piercing has been a part of many cultures and traditions for a very long time. Most people who have their ears pierced usually had them pierced at a very young age, so young perhaps that they don't even remember it happening. This could be viewed...

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Five Products You SHOULD NOT Use On Your New Piercing

Blog By M. Mitera Healing piercings can be a difficult process. Some piercings take a while to fully heal and there can be problems that arise during the process, regardless of how well you care for it. Sometimes, things just happen. When you have an angry piercing,...

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Piercing FAQs; Does It Hurt?

Blog By M. Mitera Many of our clients have questions when they come to see us. It's understandable, there's a lot of things to ask about in this profession! We spend a lot of time learning how to perfect our craft and trust me, we love talking about how we do things!...

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Morgan’s Piercing Specials

If you've been sleeping on our Facebook, you probably haven't noticed that our apprentice Morgan is cruising along in her studies to become a fully licensed piercer! She's now offering numerous piercings and doing wonderfully! We're happy with how far she's come since...

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Five Reasons We Don’t Pierce Cheeks

Blog By M. Mitera I've written a few blogs regarding why we won't perform certain piercings and why. Sometimes, there are just places that piercings will not work out. Snake eyes piercings, microdermals on the hands, the Ashley piercing. All of these have high rates...

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5 Piercings That Don’t Work (And Why)

Blog By M. Mitera Obviously, we love piercings! We would never have chosen this career if we didn't love what we do! And since we love what we do so much, there are some piercings that we just won't perform here at Spider-Bite Body Piercing (and for good reasons)....

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Meet M. The Apprentice Piercer

Our piercers work very hard to make sure that our clients are taken care of but do you know why they do what they do? Our piercers Morgan and Farley work great together to bring clients amazing jewelry and happy, healthy piercings. If you haven't met our piercers yet,...

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Nostril Piercing Placement

Blog By M. Mitera Besides lobes and the upper cartilage flat, the nostril is one of the most common piercings in the industry. There are so many clients who come in on the daily looking for nostril piercings. Some just get the traditional single stud, while others do...

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Child Ear Piercing Policy

Blog By M. Mitera We have many clients who come in looking for child ear piercings. Clients like these are awesome because they're usually trying to avoid taking their little one to the mall to get pierced. The mall is not the recommended choice of body piercers so we...

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Why That Bump On Your Piercing Isn’t A Keloid

Blog By M. Mitera Being a piercer means that we (as professionals) must familiarize ourselves with certain skin conditions that may make themselves apparent. Things such as redness, crusties, and bumps are something that we deal with on an every day basis. Bumps are a...

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Spider-Bite & Tattoo Angus Go Digital

Blog By M. Mitera   Being in sync with the times is incredibly important, especially now in 2018. Everything is lightning fast and people carry small computers in their pockets. Looking something up takes mere seconds and communications between people on opposite...

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Spider-Bite Limo Valentine’s Day Couples Package

Blog By M. Mitera With the most couples' orientated holiday fast approaching, you definitely don't want to be caught without a special surprise for your significant other. We've already told you what MALS has in stock for your special someone (if you haven't, check it...

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Five Reasons Your Piercing Isn’t Healing Correctly

Blog By M. Mitera Here at the shop, we have a steady stream of clients that come in and ask why their piercing isn't healing properly. You've probably seen our blogs on aftercare and how to tend to a fresh piercing. But if you've somehow missed a step or maybe you've...

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Piercings & Seasons

Blog By M. Mitera Piercings take some time to heal. There's a lot of factors that go in to healing up a fresh piercing. One of these factors is the seasons. Even though a lot of clients don't realize it, the changing weather has a big effect on healing times and can...

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Salt Soaks For Piercing Bumps

Blog By M. Mitera Let’s face it; bumps on piercings happen. Many of you have seen my article regarding the vitamin E oil treatment for pissed off piercings but there are other ways to try to help that pesky bubble go away. Sometimes, just one kind of treatment...

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Halloween Piercing Specials

Blog By M. Mitera Like we've said before, our favorite time of year is upon us! The shop has been decorated and we're gearing up for the Halloween party on the 21st!  In honor of the holiday and the party, we are offering specials on both tattoos and...

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Why Jewelry Price Matters

Blog By M. Mitera We live in a world where cheapness is rampant. Not that it’s a terrible thing, saving money is great. Getting a good deal on something expensive can give you a huge sense of accomplishment. But have you ever bought a $300 car?  Chances are,...

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Do Daith Piercings Cure Migraines?

Blog By M. Mitera There are so many results on Google when you search “daith piercings”, it’s incredible. There are numerous stories of people getting this particular ear piercing and saying that it cures their migraines. Some piercers swear that it does as...

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Vitamin E Oil On Piercing Bumps

Blog By M. Mitera         Many issues can arise during the healing time of piercings that can lead to alarm. Most clients get right on the internet and begin to think that their new adornment is infected. Most of the time, there is no infection and...

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Why You Should Fear Piercing Guns

Blog By M. Mitera Almost everyone who is in their mid twenties or older had their earlobes originally pierced at the mall. Maybe it was at a kiosk or a store that sells feather boas next to their body jewelry. Chances are the person piercing was using a piercing...

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Piercings And Anatomy

Blog By M. Mitera The human body is a wonderful mechanism that can do so many incredible things. And every single person is different. No two people have the same fingerprints, our faces are all shaped differently, skin textures change.  Have you ever looked at...

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Theatrical Contacts

Blog By M. Mitera Disguising your eyes can make or break a costume. If you spend hours putting together a costume for Halloween (or perhaps you're a fan of cosplay), the finishing touch is definitely to pick up a pair of special effects contacts. It's important to get...

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Children In The Shop

Blog By M. Mitera Being an artist requires a certain level of concentration. When you come to our shop, you're trusting us to pierce you or tattoo you and we want to give you our utmost attention to ensure that you get exactly what you want. There's a lot of technical...

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Preparing For Your Piercing/Tattoo

Blog By M. Getting a new piercing or tattoo is such an exciting experience! This can be especially amplified for those who are getting their first one. Heading to a shop for the first time to get a professional tattoo or piercing is such an amazing thing and people...

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Interview With Raymvnd

  Blog By M. Recently, Spider-Bite acquired a new artist! With our larger work space, we can accommodate far more artists than we used to and we are happy to add a very talented individual to our already awesome team! Raymvnd hails from the snowy north and...

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Spider-Bite; The Move

Blog By M. Mitera Spider-Bite has been a presence in Manchester for more than two decades, helping people beautify their bodies with piercings and tattoos. The shop started out as a small spot in front of SOPHA on Elm St, containing tanning beds, tattoo equipment...

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Young Client Earlobe Piercings

Blog By M. Thanks to the readily available information on the internet, many parents are beginning to realize that the mall isn't the most ideal place to take your small child to get their ears pierced. There are many good reasons to avoid   mall ear piercings,...

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Interview With Dave McCormick

On a sunny October day, I visited Spider-Bite Tattoo & Body Piercing to interview Dave McCormick, one of the talented tattooers at the shop. Spider-Bite is getting ready for the Halloween season, and they had the lobby decked out with these wicked spider webs...

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Interview With Jeff Lindh

I met with Jeff Lindh, a tattoo artist in the newly renovated Spider-Bite shop located at 179 Elm Street in Manchester, NH. We talked in the open and inviting lobby filled with custom artwork and Spider-Bite merchandise. They even have a cool bar area for the...

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Spider-Bite Loves The Manchester Animal Shelter!

So many precious furry friends are left behind and abandoned to fend for themselves. All they need is a little love and care and they will devote their lives to the human that loves them. Thankfully, Manchester New Hampshire is blessed to have an amazing no-kill...

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