Is My Piercer Telling the Truth?

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Thursday July 31st, 2008 @ 1:45 AM

Filed under: Ear

I recently had my other earlobe pierced. After about 30 minutes, it started bleeding quite heavily for almost another 30 minutes at least.

After going back to my piercer covered in blood, he told me that it was completely normal and that it was most likely pierced next to a little “blood sack”, then as the bar moved around, the blood sack popped.

I’m not sure if I believe him…is he just trying to cover his tracks after a bad piercing?

“Blood Sack”? Is your name Lieutenant Kif Kroker and are you employed under Zapp Brannigan? Ya know cuz Kif doesn’t have any skeleton structure he’s supported by a bunch of fluid filled sacks.

I think what your piercer was trying to say was that he perhaps pierced a blood vessel/capillary vein.

Which might very well be a possibility if you bled that heavily. However when you say “heavily” how can you define that? Was it more of a simple flowing type bleeding or was it a pulsating type bleeding?

The one thing I can say is without being there in person its really hard to determine if he did anything “wrong”…Although I’ve yet to experience a client whom I’ve pierced, that has left and 30+ minutes later bled [i]heavily[/i], especially with an ear lobe piercing.

So I certainly wouldn’t say its “normal” but I’m sure there is a possibility of it occurring with some people.


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8 Responses to “Is My Piercer Telling the Truth?”

  1. Thanks for the quick reply.

    When I say heavily, I mean heavily for an earlobe. It was bleeding faster than I could soak it up. More of a flow I’d say.

    I’ve never had this problem with any of my other piercings, which is why it worried me a bit.

    Gizmogle on July 31st, 2008 at 2:35 am
  2. where ur other piercings done by the same piercer, because different people pierce at different gauges, it´s not uncommon to pierce with a bigger gauge needle than the jewellery, which could be part of the reason for bleeding.

    Lewis on July 31st, 2008 at 8:03 am
  3. Lewis: Realistically there’s no reason to pierce ear lobes at larger gauge sizes, infact for MOST piercings theres no reason to pierce at larger gauge sizes…

    Unless they are not trained or not confident in their jewelry insertion capabilities.

    Maybe they made a mistake and used a larger needle then jewelry size, perhaps the packaging was mislabeled…

    Regardless the piercer babbling on about a “blood sack” shows they were simply not paying attention to what they were doing…and simply making a illogical excuse as to why it bled more…Rather then potentially owning up to it and coming clean.

    Warren Hiller on August 1st, 2008 at 12:40 am
  4. Some one that quoted Futurama… You have my heart. <3

    Lucas Reichennek on August 1st, 2008 at 3:53 pm
  5. It was pierced at 1.6mm, like all my piercings.

    “Rather then potentially owning up to it and coming clean.”
    Coming clean about what? Does that mean they did do something wrong?

    The piercing has settled down now, but whenever I give it sea salt soaks it seems to bleed slowly for a while.

    Gizmogle on August 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  6. Gizmogle: With the statement about the “blood sack” yes they lied.

    What they did wrong is improperly state what the issue was…Maybe they used a larger needle then jewelry which caused it to bleed more…Maybe there was something else in the equation…But slapping the word: “Blood sack” is immensely improperly inaccurate.

    If a piercer doesn’t know what’s going on, they should own up to it and simply say: “I don’t know what’s going on.” then assess the situation and do their best to get the situation under control. ie: get the bleeding to stop.

    Warren Hiller on August 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm
  7. And furthermore, DON’T SOAK A BLEEDING PIERCING. Soaking an open, bleeding wound in warm water is only going to exacerbate the bleeding and prevent clotting. That’s why people cut their wrists in the bath to kill themselves! Keep it dry, dry, dry until the scabs fall off.

    Lori St.Leone on August 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm
  8. Lol i bleed for ever after i got my ears pierced, i have really good blood flow, i got them pierced at 10ga and as soon as the needle went in the blood was flowing like crazy, my 10ga labrets didn’t bleed much and my 14ga labrets and eye brows and nose didn’t bleed either. Ears have lots of blood flow in some people.

    Lucas Reichennek on August 3rd, 2008 at 9:13 pm

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