streched lobes

International Bat Appreciation Day!

Today is International Bat Appreciation Day! This is the time when bats begin to emerge from hibernation. Bats are amazing creatures and can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! If you hate mosquitoes as much as we do you should build a bat house for your yard. 

here is a link for a bat house plan

http://www.eparks.org/wildlife_protection/wildlife_facts/bats/bat_house.asp

If you don't have a yard our bat plugs are a great way to show your love for the bats!

2ga to 1-1/4" Crafted out of  Beetlekill pine inlaid in Granadillo wood.

00ga to 1-1/2" Crafted from Chechen wood.

For more information visit

http://www.batcon.org/

National Candy Corn Day

Today is National Candy Corn Day! 

If you don't already have your exclusive candy corn plugs stop in and get them before they are gone.

Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. 

Check out our new plugs!

"FRAGILE (FRA-GEE-LAY) it must be Italian!" 

This holiday teardrop plug style is inspired by the movie A Christmas Story and it's infamous leg lamp, aka "a major award". If you haven't seen the movie, you should, and if you have, you're probably going to need these plugs. Crafted in Curly Maple inlayed with Osage Orange & Katalox and etched with "ugly sweater" detailing. 


1/2" to 1-1/2" 




Lobe Stretching on Your Own

SNAP PLUGS 

     Halo now carries SnapPlugs in our studio. They are made in two different series;  Series 1 is 4 Gauge to 0 Gauge and Series 2 is 0 Gauge to 1/2".

      The idea is really simple. When it comes to stretching your lobes, it is all about the circumference. By using small and even changes in circumference between one SnapPlug to the next, a safer and more comfortable stretch is realized while reducing the risk of damage and blowouts when stretching your ears on your own.

     Let us look at an example: Stretching a piercing with jewelry that changes by only 1mm in diameter, would result in about a 3mm change in circumference. In comparison, to stretch a piercing by 1mm in diameter using SnapPlugs, it would require about three stretches. This is because SnapPlugs are designed with gradual, systematic changes in circumference of about 1mm, which equate to only about 0.32mm change in diameter per jump.  This makes for a much healthier and usually faster transition even though it involves more steps.

     All other methods of stretching involve products that depend on the standard jewelry sizes that have varying changes in diameter, which result in erratic changes in circumference. Many traditional stretches require skin to stretch as much as 5mm in one stretch, which can cause a great deal of discomfort and damage to the piercing. Even plugs that have small 1mm changes in diameter, result in a stretch that is 3 times as large as a stretch with SnapPlugs. This is why we suggest you wait 2 to 3 months in between stretching when you have us stretch at Halo using traditional sizes.

Each SnapPlug should be worn a minimum of 10 days and up to 30 days, before moving to the next stretch/size.

     What makes SnapPlugs a revolutionary ear stretching system is the implementation of a ‘transition ramp’. The transition ramp is a slightly tapered end located at the back of the plug at the widest part, so it can sit flush with the next plug in the series. Since SnapPlugs only have a 1mm circumfrence increase, the transition ramp helps ensure a smooth, painless stretch each and every time.

SKYLINE PLUGS

Some of you may just know one of these plugs as 'home'.

Special ordered in your size from 1/2" to 1-3/4" in Chechen wood

*Please note: Our plugs are finished with plant based, vegan friendly Carnuba Wax

Denver: "The Mile-High City" 

Nicknamed the Mile-High City because the official elevation of Denver is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level.  

If you get a chance visit our friends at Sol Tribe tell them everyone at Halo said "Hi"!

Chicago: "The Windy City"

An international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications and transportation.  The Field Museum has an amazing collection of jewelry and gems stones from all over the world, including the Ancient Americas.   Also, make sure to visit Boka on Halstead for a fantastic dinner. 

Los Angeles: "The City of Angels"

The second most populous city in the United States, is among the most ethnically diverse large cities, and nicknamed City of Angels.  If you are ever there, load up on vinyl records & CDs at Amoeba, the largest independent record store in the United States! 

New York: "The Big Apple"

The most populous city in the US, home to the UN Headquarters, has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.  As many as 800 languages are spoken there.  The Met has a pair if 1st century B.C. Gold earrings  from India that are exquisite.  

Seattle: "The Emerald City" 

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, a coastal seaport, and the fastest-growing major city in the United States. Its nickname was changed from "Queen City" to "Emerald City" in reference to the lush evergreen forests of the area.  The Seattle Asian Art Museum is tiny, but beautiful.  Plus you can walk to the Conservatory, there are flowers everywhere and you  can also see Bruce and Brandon Lee's Gravesite when you visit.

Skyline Wood Dog Tags are also available.

Japanese Pattern Plugs

0gauge to 2-3/4" avaliable

These Plugs are derived from the very precise and mathematical patterns of the Japanese culture. 

Notice how the engraving pops off the surface? 

This look is truly a classic style that will only get better with time. 

Offered in: 

Bloodwood & Ebony 

0ga to 1"

Pink Ivort 0g to 1-1/4"

Curly Maple & Osage Orange 0ga to 1-1/2"

Chechen 0g to 1-3/4"

Cherry wood from 1-1316" to 2-3/4" 

Custom made to fit your lobe - you can choose wear space and flare style.