…to be taking out a 5 week old monroe stud to clean it?

Thursday September 13th, 2007 @ 3:13 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Do you think its wise to be taking out a 5 week old monroe stud to clean it?


Not the best idea, but it might be the only way to get that plaque off of there. Removing it just for general cleaning is a bad idea though.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…to remove just enough skin for a circular scarfication?

Thursday September 13th, 2007 @ 1:16 PM

Filed under: Scarification

Hi guys…I did a quick check in the search but nothing indepth, so sorry if it’s been asked before…Would it be possible to use a demal punch to remove just enough skin for a circular scarfication? I know that’s technically what they’re for, but how difficult would it be to judge to right depth and then ’spatular’ the skin away?…I hope that makes sense to someone..Thanks again..x


Fairly common.

- Shawn Porter

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…still forming little crusties on it, is this normal?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 9:07 PM

Filed under: Piercing

I got “snakebites” 2 weeks ago and they’re still forming little crusties on it, is this normal? What can I do to speed up the healing process?


Crusting and discharge is normal for the first few weeks. Just stick to sea salt solution and avoid irritation and it should zip right along.

- Ryan Ouellette

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Is there a way to wear a PA without stretching it?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 8:54 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Is there a way to wear a PA without stretching it?


Wear lightweight, well-fitted jewelry. That will reduce stretching.

- Ryan Ouellette

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Does anyone have any experience with it?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 8:51 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Someone who swears by Vicks Vaporub as a healing agent suggested I try it out on my angry septum. Does anyone have any experience with it? It sounds a little sketchy to me.


That sounds like an absolutely HORRIBLE idea to me. Are you sure they weren’t just messing with you? In general I say never use any form of ointment on any type of body piercing. I’d just stick to sea salt solution. If something sounds ridiculous, it’s probably for a reason.

- Ryan Ouellette

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whats a good place to go in nyc area?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 7:06 PM

Filed under: Scarification

i want to get a small cutting on my back.
whats a good place to go in nyc area?


www.purebodyarts.com

- Ryan Ouellette

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…to have labret piercings at a 14g rather than a 16g?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 6:22 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Why is it perferably better to have labret piercings at a 14g rather than a 16g?


It isn’t, but it’s slightly easier to find initial labret jewelry in 14g. I use both 14g and 16g for initial lip piercings in my studio. It’s really a matter of preference. I tend to use the 14g for more male piercings, and 16g for more females. But there is no requirement for one over the other.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…this for my next session besides taking a week off?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 5:38 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

i’ve started getting work done on a full sleeve and in the last session, about a week ago, parts of the outline were colored in. near my elbow and outer side of my wrist i’ve developed really bad scabbing. i’m a bartender and i’m fairly sure that the scabbing is from moving my arm so much at work. is there anything i can do to prevent this for my next session besides taking a week off?


You can try plastic wrap aftercare for the first 24-48 hours. It will help prevent scabbing and drying. But not all tattoo artists suggest plastic wrap for healing tattoos, so run it past your individual artist first.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…and i was wondering, is it possible to tattoo over a scar?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 5:02 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

Hey, Im going to get a full sleeve done in a couple of weeks and i was wondering, is it possible to tattoo over a scar? I got a scar after a surgery on my arm and its not nice so it would be cool to tattoo something over it.
Thanks for a great site, greatings from Norway:)


Putting a small tattoo over a scar can sometimes be tricky. But if you’re getting something large scale I’m sure they can find a way to cover a scar without any problems.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…allow the tattooing a 15 year old in the state of Florida?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 3:43 PM

Filed under: Uncategorized

Would a reputable studio allow the tattooing a 15 year old in the state of Florida? Just wondering, since one of my classmates was tattooed recently and she just turned 15 a couple of months ago.


Nope, as far as I know that would be illegal.

- Ryan Ouellette

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