…size that you would recommend getting lobes scalpeled?

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 9:35 PM

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Hey guys, I have a quick question about getting my ears re-pierced (they closed up completely after I removed my 6 gauge CBR’s a few years ago). Anyway, my piercer says that the biggest she’s willing to pierce my lobes is 8 gauge. However, she is willing to scalpel them. What’s the smallest size that you would recommend getting lobes scalpeled? Thank you for all your hard work!


The smallest I really scalpel lobes is maybe 8 or 9mm (0ga to 00ga) - anything smaller than that, I just pierce with a large-gauge needle (which I have up to 6mm, about 2ga), it’s kind of easier on everybody. However, I can’t believe that you had your lobes stretched to 6ga and they closed up completely! You seriously can’t get an 18ga taper through them, with a little massage and some patience? I’d stretch the holes you’ve already got before I made more scar tissue, if I were you.

- Lori St.Leone

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Tape one of the suspicious plugs to the inside of

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 6:35 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Tape one of the suspicious plugs to the inside of your thigh or wrist (areas with sensitive skin) for the day. By the end of the day (or maybe even with an hour or two), you’ll know if you’re allergic to the material. Just make sure you check it often so if you are allergic, you don’t get a really bad rash.


That’s a fairly awesome idea and a great suggestion, thanks!

- Lori St.Leone

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…be able to go through that or would it cause a problem?

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 5:52 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Hi, I really want to get my septum pierced but I have a lot of scar tissue on the inside of my nose from an operation - would the piercer be able to go through that or would it cause a problem?
Thank you!


It would really depend on your individual anatomy and the level of scarring, but I should think it would be possible. Go have a chat to a quality piercer and see what they think! It’s generally fine to pierce through scar tissue, although it may be a little more uncomfortable for a few seconds during the actual piercing.

Good luck with it! :)
- Lori St.Leone

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…there a reason its not healing as fast as normal?

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 5:21 PM

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My septum was pierced in early august.
The healing process has been going great and I have been taking great care of it. However, it is still slightly sore if i poke the tip of my nose. Is there a reason its not healing as fast as normal?


I’d say for the piercing to only be a couple of months old, that’s pretty normal for it to still be healing. Most piercings take at least a few months to really settle down and heal well. If it hurts, stop poking it. :)

- Lori St.Leone

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In regards to the recent online problems with…

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 11:27 AM

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In regards to the recent online problems with Shannon…it’s those people involved that have been posting and deleting somewhat cryptic and contrary information and made the problem more public. I don’t think the staff of QOD should be mad that we’ve read it. Also, what kind of ‘community’ are we if we take the stance that’s it’s not our problem, just ignore it and we’ll all be fine. Not a very good one I guess…


OK, now I’m a liar, because I am going to answer this, but this is it, seriously! No one’s “mad” that anyone’s read it, it IS annoying that people don’t seem content to leave well enough alone and stay out of other people’s business, and then refuse to take the hint to drop it when they attempt to propagate more drama by discussing it on every single forum with every single person they can find online. The allegations going back and forth don’t, at the end of the day, affect anyone other than the people involved, which is why it’s not anyone else’s concern or problem.

As for stating that it’s the community’s right to know every single detail of any ill-advised-and-since-deleted personal posts by the owners (yes, multiple) or employees of BME or their personal lives… uh, no, it’s really not your business, and trying to justify nosiness as some kind of noble concern for the welfare of the community is both laughable and in very poor taste. If your neighbours have a noisy row, do you think it’s the right of everyone in the neighbourhood to troop through their front door the next day and demand an explanation in full and glorious detail? Don’t bother answering that question, but if you DO think so, geez, I’m glad I don’t live in your neighbourhood!

So, long story short, as interesting as this all must be to those with boring lives, my advice is to drop it and find something else to do. You’re NOT helping anyone involved by constantly nattering on about it, and the vast majority of the people reading this don’t know any of the interested parties well enough personally to take one side or another - myself included! It’s a bit more complicated than that. So, go outside and fly a kite or something. :D
- Lori St.Leone

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…what the heck is going on with this internet drama thing?

Friday September 28th, 2007 @ 6:22 AM

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Could someone explain what the heck is going on with this internet drama thing? Did Shannons account get hacked, or is the server just really messed up right now?


The server’s working fine, the site appears to be fine. If you have an IAM account, you can access it just like always and none of the site functionality has been changed, nor do I imagine that it will be changed any time soon. As for the drama that has been posted and deleted, etc etc, it’s none of our business. If it involved you, you wouldn’t have to ask about it.

I’m not humouring any more queries on the subject. People, stop worrying about other people’s dirty laundry and just enjoy the site as you usually do, ok?

- Lori St.Leone

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Can I get tattooed?

Wednesday September 26th, 2007 @ 10:23 PM

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I have Mono… Can I get tattooed?


NO!

- John Joyce

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…should i wait after beeing tattoed before shaving over it?

Wednesday September 26th, 2007 @ 4:01 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

hello Shawn, just wanted to thank you for your answer and to tell you that i think you’re some king of magical element…only a few hour after i posted my question it started looking alot better. Anyway thanks alot for your ever greatly answered questions. and just because you’re so good to all of us i need another answer from you…how much time should i wait after beeing tattoed before shaving over it?
Thanks again…have a nive day!


I think I waited two weeks after my throat piece to start shaving. When nothing is raised of flakey, have at it. (posted via iPhone on a Philly bus… QOD goes mobile)

- Shawn Porter

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…still have some of this kind of skin after this much time?

Wednesday September 26th, 2007 @ 3:05 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

Hello Shawn, i’ve searched alot and never found an answer for my question. I had the outline done on my chest piece two weeks and a half ago and it looks great but when i look at it closely i can see a bit of skin still flaking or something on some parts of it. is it normal to still have some of this kind of skin after this much time? i followed the aftercare closely but i still heal slowly…is it me being only slow to heal or my skin going crazy? Thank you very very much!!!


Kinda looks like peeling skin from a sunburn?
Yeah, you’re probably fine. Give us a status update if not, but I’ve had line work look a little peely in the past.

- Shawn Porter

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…should i wait after beeing tattoed before shaving over it?

Wednesday September 26th, 2007 @ 1:32 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

hello Shawn, just wanted to thank you for your answer and to tell you that i think you’re some king of magical element…only a few hour after i posted my question it started looking alot better. Anyway thanks alot for your ever greatly answered questions. and just because you’re so good to all of us i need another answer from you…how much time should i wait after beeing tattoed before shaving over it?
Thanks again…have a nive day!


I think I waited two weeks after my throat piece to start shaving. When nothing is raised of flakey, have at it. (posted via iPhone on a Philly bus… QOD goes mobile)

- Shawn Porter

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