Saturday May 30th, 2009 @ 4:20 PM
Dear BME. i am intrested in tongue splitting i have been for some time now. and since i am currently under the legal age to be done by a piercer and i cannot wait till im 18.(i know i should wait to see if i mature bla bla nonsence:)) anyway i have decided to just pierce my tongue and then use the binding method.what i was wondering is do i have too bind over a few weeks or even a few days of time..or could i if i could handle the pain could i bind it over one nights time? has anyone ever done that? thanks:)
I had considered not posting this- usually things like this I just delete.
But to illustrate the point why people generally get frustrated with younger people interested in body modification, I chose to just let’er rip.
First off, you misspelled nonsense. Secondly, you’ve shown a lack of any sort of responsibility that would in any way, shape or form make me want to give you any advice.
When I say “ugh… kids today”… this is who I mean.
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Saturday May 30th, 2009 @ 4:18 PM
I’m not sure if someone asked this or not, I searched for it, on here and on google.
But I was wondering if you knew of a place in Reno, Nevada where I could get my toungue split?
I’ve been searching but I can’t find anything that answers that question.
If you’re searching and can’t find anything, it’s likely because local laws prohibit the procedure. Which would make it where a practitioner able to do something like a tongue splitting wouldn’t advertise.
Were I you, I’d join a site like our own IAM.bmezine.com and start networking with people. You never know what might happen.
Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 1 Comment
Thursday May 28th, 2009 @ 10:11 PM
Filed under: Ear
I wrote back in August about a misbehaving Snug. I took it out within a week of the suggestion being made. That said, I’ve got a few questions. I’d like to have it repierced but I know that cartilage doesn’t grow back like skin, in fact, I can still feel a bit of a ‘divet’ where the piercing used to lie. Is repiercing a snug in the same spot (with a better piercer and different jewelry) a typical option?
If the placement and angle of the piercing is good, there is no reason why you can’t have it pierced in the same spot.
Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | Comments
Thursday May 28th, 2009 @ 10:07 PM
Well I’ve been having problems with my left lobe. For some reason it has been bleeding and oosing puss after 2 stretches. From 8g to 4g and then from 4g to 2g. My right ear never had this problem and I just had it pierced about 3 months ago. I’ve had my left lobe pierced 6 years ago. Is there any other ways of speeding up the healing process besides downsizing?
Firstly, what happened to 6g? Secondly, can you clarify what you mean when you say it has been oozing after two stretches? Do you mean you stretched from 8g to 4g, it bled and seeped then healed, you waited at least two months and then stretched from 4g to 2g and the same thing happened again? If you didn’t wait two months, how long did you leave it between stretches?
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Thursday May 28th, 2009 @ 9:53 PM
Filed under: Ear
I have been working on gauging my ears and today I tried going from an 8g to a 6g. I tried putting the 6g in my right ear without any lube (I forgot..lol) and I was massaging it and working it all the way through. I finally got it out the other side and when I looked at the back of my ear, there was a flap of skin around the plug. So I decided to pull it back out because I have had this happen before.
(The first time it happened was when I went from a 12g to an 8g. There was a flap on each ear. I didn’t go back to the 12g, I just kept my ears clean with salt water everyday. No blowout.)
So when I pulled the 6g back out, the skin that was hanging out the back ripped off and came with it. These plugs have a small indention on each end for an o-ring to fit around and the skin caught on it and ripped it out. My ear bled for a few minutes, nothing too serious, and I waited till it quit bleeding and used moisturizing lotion on my ear and massaged it back through with no more skin flap on the back of my ear.
My question is, I have done this before with the flap and I didn’t get a blowout. What can I do now to prevent a blowout from occurring? Just clean it daily with salt water and use lotion on it?
Thanks in advance
I’m going to hazard a guess that you didn’t wait long enough after your disastrous earlier stretch. Just because you got lucky the first time - and that most certainly was luck rather than good judgement - doesn’t mean you will get lucky again. Downsize and let your ear heal. Once your ear has healed, give it at least eight weeks before you stretch back to 6g. Messing your ears up in the early stages of stretching can interfere with the general health of your lobes further down the line and may limit the potential for going large. Don’t bother with lotions at this stage. Concentrate on twice daily seasalt soaks until it is fully healed. Lotions are best to maintain healthy lobes, not fix damaged ones. Once again, there is plenty of info out there in cyberspace on correct stretching techniques. Do your research, folks.
Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 11 Comments
Friday May 22nd, 2009 @ 2:06 PM
Filed under: Nipple
i just got my (female) nipples stretched from 14 gauge (healed for 8 years) to an 8 gauge.
my question is: should i be able to rotate the ring? i just got it done 2 days ago, there’s no crusties or other guck coming out of the holes, but i cant move the rings to the left or right. it’s like they’re stuck in place.
is this normal?
It’s not normal to stretch from 14g to 8g in one sitting! What happened to 12g and 10g? It’s not surprising the jewellery is tight. I would advise using alot of lube and downsizing the jewellery to minimise the risk of damage to the piercing. You know, there is alot of information on here and elsewhere on the net on safe stretching practice. I really thought that by now it might be common knowledge, particularly amongst those who use bmezine, that skipping sizes is just not the done thing.
Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 6 Comments
Wednesday May 20th, 2009 @ 5:03 PM
Filed under: Ear
I just got my industrial piercing last week, and the piercer told me to use anti bacterial soap to clean it. I was wondering if I could use H2Ocean or if I should just stick to using the soap?
Given the choice between antibacterial soap and using H2Ocean, I’d get a jug of distilled water and some kosher sea salt and make my own solution.
Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 1 Comment
Sunday May 17th, 2009 @ 4:30 PM
Filed under: Ear
After a year of having three pinna piercings with surgical steel, they still aren’t healed, and sometimes very sensitive.
My doctor recommends removing the piercings, because the skin is around them is visibly inflamed, raised, about the size of ball bearings. I really would like them to heal properly finally.
Can you recommend anything to help me?
I am going to hazard a guess that by ‘pinna’ you mean ear cartilage as pinna is the medical term used for the outer structure of the ear and not just the rim. Ear cartilage piercings can take on average a year to fully heal but the raised tissue you describe is a sign of irritation. Three piercings of this nature, in my opinion, is alot to heal in one go. You may find that if you remove one, the other two will settle down. However, it is worth looking at your aftercare regimen (information on correct aftercare can be found on this site), the type and quality of the jewellery and any other factors that may annoy your piercings (hair products, sleeping etc). With angry piercings, it really is a process of elimination.
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Thursday May 14th, 2009 @ 4:31 PM
I just got my tragus pierced, this being my 7th piercing, only the second one professionally done. They sold me H2Ocean sea salt spray and said that unlike the “old fashioned” way, I just had to spray my piercing and not rotate it at all or in anyway touch it or do anything but spray it 3-6 times a day. I’m not sure if I buy this, or if they were just trying to sell me the spray. Is there anything else I should do to the piercing to make sure the piercing heals right? My other piercings were just cleaned out with provon, but my other cartilage piercing got pretty infected. Let me know what you recommend.
It’s a good idea to remove crusties from the piercing once or twice a day. I tell my clients to do this by rinsing their piercing under warm running water till they soften and wash away.
At this time, you could wash your hands and gently adjust the way the jewelry is sitting and check barbell balls for tightness.)
After that, a bit of the aftercare spray sprayed on and left is all you need.
There’s no need to touch or rotate the jewelry otherwise.
Don’t fuss too much over it and your body will heal itself.
Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 5 Comments
Thursday May 14th, 2009 @ 4:21 PM
I am interested in getting an apadravya, but don’t want to get it through the glans, instead pushing it back a bit and coming out either right behind the head, or maybe a bit farther in. Is there a problem with doing this, and can it be done at most piercing shops? Also, what is the standard procedure for getting it done? Is any numbing involved, or is it just prepped then pierced? Thanks of any information you can give me.
It’s definitely possible to have an apadravya placed further back.
Can it be done at “most” piercing shops? I wouldn’t count on it being done well. There’s a fair bit of measuring and manipulation to take into consideration to place a piercing like that. You’ll want to seek out a piercer who has experience.
For the most part, no numbing is involved for apadravya piercings. Even a topical cream would not be enough to effectively numb all the way through.
They’re not known for being particularly comfortable piercings to have done. Find a piercer you trust, go in to your appointment with a clear head and a relaxed, well rested, well fed, healthy body
Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 3 Comments