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France | 02/05/2024
Mr. R.H | Online Shop

Service parfait, merci beaucoup, je suis très content avec vous. Perfect Service Thank you very much. I am very happy with you

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United Kingdom | 17/03/2024
Ms. L.D. | Jewelry Wholesaler

Your prices and quality are great, but your product selection is small. Please add dermal anchors and piercing tools to your product line up.

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Spain | 22/02/2024
Mr P.G. | Piercing Studio

Mi ultimo pedido number 211 nos llego en tan solo 4 dias, Servicio perfect y muy rapido My last order with you (211) arrived in just 4 days. Perfect service and so fast!

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99 cent body jewelry

Wholesale Body Jewelry by 99 Cent Body

Even in 2024 anyone who is a professional in the body jewelry industry will have heard about 99 cent body jewelry. However, this company and its website no longer exist, so it's difficult for anyone who was not active in the industry during that time to fully understand this company and its role in the body piercing jewelry wholesale market.

What exactly was 99 Cent Body

99 Cent Body was a subdivision of LA Silver Inc., founded by Mike in Los Angeles in 1991. La Silver initially specialized in selling silver jewelry. Through this route, they expanded their product line to include silver ear studs and later silver nose jewelry such as nose rings and nose studs. By the late nineties, the company had grown substantially, and body jewelry was quickly becoming a mainstream trend. Since many of their customers were in need of steel body jewelry, they eventually added these items to their product line. However, since silver jewelry and steel body jewelry demanded different pricing strategies by the year 2000, they ultimately decided that creating a subdivision dedicated to body jewelry would be best. Recognizing the significant demand for affordable wholesale body jewelry, they focused on selling all of their piercing supplies in pre-packaged assortments. This led to them being known as the source of wholesale body jewelry at the lowest prices. They were also one of the very first body jewelry companies to use the Internet, and in 2002, they launched their own website, Initially, they also worked with paper body jewelry catalogs, but by 2003, they had already transitioned to a fully functional e-commerce store selling wholesale body jewelry. They also welcomed international orders from the beginning, greatly expanding their geographic reach. Being an early adopter really paid off for them, and they became one of the world's largest and most well-known wholesale body jewelry websites. Between 2005 and 2015, 99 Cent Body was undoubtedly one of the top 3 wholesale body jewelry websites in terms of sales volume and popularity.

What happened to 99 Cent Body

By 2015, the body jewelry industry had begun transitioning from a growing market to a mature one. As a result, one-season fashion products with low wholesale prices were less in demand by end consumers, and the demand for higher-quality jewelry was increasing. Price, while still critical, was no longer the only purchase criterion. In 2018, Mike, the owner and manager of the company, decided to retire from body jewelry. The large remaining stock was sold to their customers, and the domain was sold to achadirect from Thailand. This company operates an entirely different business model than 99 Cent Body Jewelry, selling at relatively high prices and by individual pieces rather than by assortment.

What items did 99 cent body jewelry sell?

Below is a selection of items that 99 Cent Body used to sell. Note that these are actual screenshots from their website and do not reflect current prices and/or availability on our own website.

Surgical steel belly bananas for 0.16$

Surgical Steel Tongue barbell for 0.09

Surgical steel Industrial Barbells for 0.25$

Surgical steel big gauge bananas from 0.99$

Opal triple helix barbells from 1.23$

Dermal anchor tops from 1.20$

Surgical Steel Opal Nose Jewelry from 0.49$

Ferido multi crystal belly rings for 1.50$

Surgical steel nose hoops from 0.25$

Mustache Septum Clicker from 1.40$

Surgical Steel Septum Clicker with crystal from 1.55$

Surgical steel Septum Clicker with CZ from 1.77$

Anodized ball closure rings from 0.35$

Anodized Circular Barbells from 0.33$

Black anodized tongue barbells from 0.35$

Zebra anodized body jewelry from 0.74$

Crystal flesh tunnels in gold anodized steel from 1.24$

Acrylic Fake plugs in many colors and sizes from 0.22$

Are there any website similar to 99 Cent Body

We at Piercing China are probably the closest when it comes to the core business concept of 99 cent body jewelry which was to sell body jewelry in assortments to cut down on the actual cost of preparing customer orders. However, where we differ is in the type of items. In Piercing China, we specialize in those basic items all piercing and tattoo studios need constantly, so we do not focus on customers looking for single-season products. Due to our focus on piercing and tattoo studios and basic initial piercing, we also focus on featuring high-quality body jewelry. Accordingly, all our products pass rigorous quality control to ensure they are suitable for initial piercings. Give us a try, and if you enter code 99cent during the checkout process, you will get free shipping for your first order.

Can I still see what 99 Cent Body looked like?

Yes, this is possible. You can use this website  to see how 99 Cent Body used to look. But to make it easier for you, we have created this small slideshow for you..