I was told by someone who had microdermals in her

Friday September 21st, 2007 @ 12:11 PM

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I was told by someone who had microdermals in her sternum who had an MRI while her microdermals were healing, that they held up fine *during* the MRI, but within a day or so, they rejected. She also had a couple that were healed that held up just fine… So, I don’t know if that means anything, but I imagine that it probably wouldn’t be advisable to get an MRI during the healing process.


I really don’t think an MRI could make something reject. I’d chalk it up to coincidence.

- Ryan Ouellette

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Wonderful QOD Staff, My ears have been stretched…

Wednesday September 19th, 2007 @ 11:47 PM

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Wonderful QOD Staff, My ears have been stretched to 5/8th for several months now with no problems before, but in the past few days they became extreamely inflammed, red, and developed a small bumpy (and very itchy) rash that spread from my lobes to most of my ears, behind on my neck and parts of my cheeks, after that they became slightly oozy and crusted around my lobes. I usually massage my ears with either neem or jojoba oil and have never had any problems with either. The only thing that has been different in the past week were a pair of rose quartz earrings I had just gotten and was wearing for a few days. I went to the doctor, and was told that it was an “infection of unknown origin” and was given an oral antibiotic and bactroban ointment to treat the area. I have never had any problems wearing organic jewelery before and always thought that stone was generally inert, but was wondering if the rose quartz plugs could have caused the reaction, and if anyone has seen that reaction to stone before (I couldn’t find anything in my searches). I apologize for the long winded question, and thanks in advance for any insight on my dilema.


That sounds a lot like an allergic reaction to something, and if you had new plugs, I’d say that was it. You may have been sensitive to something that the stone was treated with - a polish or cleaner used on the plugs, perhaps, as stone is somewhat porous and can absorb chemicals, but people can be allergic to anything, really, so I can’t really tell you for sure. I’d definitely advise against wearing those plugs again, though!

- Lori St.Leone

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…way to get a gentian violet stain off of a linoleum floor?

Wednesday September 19th, 2007 @ 3:44 PM

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What’s the best way to get a gentian violet stain off of a linoleum floor?


Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean works wonders.

- Shawn Porter

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Will I have to retire my VCH?

Wednesday September 19th, 2007 @ 2:41 PM

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Hiya pretty lady! Thought I’d ask you ’cause you have all the bits - I already have a VCH but I’m thinking of getting an Isabella. Will I have to retire my VCH? I know the Isabella starts around the same area but is there any way to have both?

Thank you in advance!
X


Hi Ruth! It really does depend on your individual anatomy - you’d probably do well to find a piercer who’s quite experienced with advanced genital piercings (and I’m talking, like, Elayne-Angel-experienced) to see how you’d fare. Personally, I’m not a great fan of piercings intersecting the clitoral shaft, I don’t like playing the odds with risky genital work. Yeah, I know. I’d just rather do something effective and awesome like a triangle, which has a lot less risk of damage!

Good luck, and post pics if you get it done!

- Lori St.Leone

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…you consider it acceptable to smoke in a tattoo shop?

Wednesday September 19th, 2007 @ 11:21 AM

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Do you consider it acceptable to smoke in a tattoo shop?


Not at all, and as one of those really annoyingly self-righteous ex-smokers, I really don’t find it appropriate to smoke indoors, anywhere. :) But it’s definitely not appropriate in a piercing or tattoo studio!

- Lori St.Leone

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I was wondering if D rings would work for…

Wednesday September 19th, 2007 @ 10:34 AM

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I was wondering if D rings would work for permanent corset piercing as well as surface barbells


No.

- Lori St.Leone

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…there any such thing as a sports retainer for a piercing?

Tuesday September 18th, 2007 @ 3:55 PM

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Is there any such thing as a sports retainer for a piercing? I play rugby, and I think it irritates my eyebrow piercing when I take it out 3+ times a week during the season.


You could try a flexible material like tygon, teflon, or even some acrylics. That would help pressure, but not the risk of catching or tearing. To help minimize that risk I would suggest using o-rings rather than threaded ends. that way if it gets tugged hard enough the jewelry would just slip out rather than potentially tearing.

- Ryan Ouellette

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Found the topic interesting so I checked for some

Tuesday September 18th, 2007 @ 2:39 PM

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Found the topic interesting so I checked for some info. According to several scientific reports, where the effect on titanium implants using different MRI acquisitions was tested, the implant will not move or get heated. It might however cause a slight artifact in an image, but the image will still be good enough for medical evaluations.


Good info, thanks

- Ryan Ouellette

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…low for someone who has no guaranteed MRIs in the future?

Tuesday September 18th, 2007 @ 10:15 AM

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Your answer to this makes me quite curious. I am someone with a disorder that requires routine MRI monitoring. I’m interested in microdermals but I just assumed that they would never be a viable option for me. Do you really think it’s possible for a microdermal to go through an MRI (I always thought this was doubtful) or are you just saying that the risk is low for someone who has no guaranteed MRIs in the future?


I’ll post a short answer to another post shortly. But someone just posted something about small titanium implants not causing significant issues with an MRI.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…if one of her parents went with her and gave consent?

Monday September 17th, 2007 @ 11:39 PM

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What if one of her parents went with her and gave consent?


Parental consent doesn’t remove the fact that tattooing a 15 year old is illegal.

- Ryan Ouellette

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