Interesting Navel Piercing Jewelry

Friday July 13th, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

Filed under: Navel

What type of jewelry is this? Are there any complications with having such jewelry?

This style of jewelry is referred to as a slave ring. the two piercings in the picture were probably done separately with the intention of wearing a slave curved barbell after healing.

If the angles of the piercing are not correct then the new piece of jewelry can cause one of the older piercings to start to migrate and or reject.

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throat dermal anchors

Tuesday July 10th, 2012 @ 7:59 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual

Hi! I just had a quick question… I was just wondering if it is possible for doing a little dermal project on the throat. I am wanting to possibly do a dermal corset on a customer and I guess my main question is, Is it safe to do that sort of piercing on that location? And are there any spots that shouldn’t be touched/ or unsafe to do that piercing? The placements would be more towards the side of the neck, I guess. But is it a safe/good idea to do the project with dermals?

Thank you.

I can only assume that you are a body piercer since you didn’t mention it specifically.

I have one answer for you, Self education. The internet being what it is nowadays, you should be able to find the answer to this one yourself with a little studying.

I’m not going to tell you “yes its safe” or “no don’t do it” because these are things as a body piercer you should be able to deduce for yourself.

Take your time and research the skin structure of the neck, find out where all major vascular builds are and become an expert on the subject. This is the type of thing that can help separate professionals from people with eBay piercing kits.

I have faith in you BME reader!

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piercing a 6 month olds ears

Tuesday July 10th, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

Filed under: Ear

i have been asked today if i will pierce a 6 month olds ears, i explained to them that i only pierce with needles and do not use the gun and that it would be unlikely the baby would sit through both ears being done.

what are your thoughts on this? unfortunately in the uk we have no age limit on who can get pierced as long as they are either over 16 or have parental consent and the parent agrees to it. i feel i should refuse to the child being only 6 months old, surely the childs immune system isnt up to healing a piercing at that age? or am i wrong?

any help would be really appreciated, thanks

This is a question in our community that has been debated back and forth for years, so I wont get into what is right and what is wrong, I’ll just help you decide for yourself.

Talk with the parents and keep in mind that if you aren’t willing to do it there will always be someone out there willing to take their money and not consider the consequences. Even some pediatricians offer infant earlobe piercings. If a parent wants their child’s ear pierced they will do it with or without you.

Personally as much as I want to help and provide a good clean process I can not bring myself to make a child cry. I do as much as I can to try to talk them out of going to the mall or using a piercing gun but If they are still insistent I recommend them to another shop in the area I trust that provides the service.

My rule for earlobes is the child has to be old enough to ask me for the piercings and smart enough to understand what they are getting themselves into. Id say this is usually around the 10-12 year old mark but I’ve had a few sharp 8 and 9 year olds over the years talk me into it. All with parental consent and presence of course.

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Apadryva re-piercing

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I got an apadryva piercing two years ago and had to take it out for the military a year ago … Now I want to have it back and naturally the top hole closed up but the bottom is still open slightly … I was wondering if I can still get it pierced again through the healed scar tissue or if I am out of luck???

You’ll need to have a consultation with your piercer but I see no reason why you wouldn’t be able to do it again. While piercing through scar tissue can be a little more painful it is almost always possible to do.

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Ear stretching complications

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:24 PM

Filed under: Ear

Okay, I pierced my ear myself about 5 months ago, waited a month, stretched straight to 8g with no problems, then I waited another month & stretched 4g which gave me a blowout & put a tear in my ear. Realising I had torn my ear I removed the jewellery completely and let it heal up, it hasn’t closed yet and my ear piercing is too low, extremely crooked and it is sensitive and painful to touch, what should I do? Is it possible to get it pierced higher up? need help! sorry about the bad picture quality, it looks worse in person than it does in the photo


And what did we learn from this experience???

Yes it is possible to get it re-pierced. You will need to wait a few months until the damage you’ve done to heal. The scar and blowout may never go away but piercing above it should be possible.

Next time go to a professional piercer, they will be able to pierce your ears at a larger gauge and help you skip the time and money of stretching a few sizes. After you’re pierced and healed please only stretch one size at a time and give yourself enough time between stretches or you will just be back in the same situation all over again.

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Jaw piercing

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:19 PM

Filed under: Piercing

Has anyone ever heard of jaw piercing? Specifically, through the bottom fleshy part of the jaw and into inside the mouth?

I would love to hear of someone’s experience and/or get any pics. Thanks!

It is called a mandible piercing. There are plenty of images here on BME and experiences as well. Here is a picture of a mandible piercing I did years ago.

Remember if you get it done make sure to submit some pictures to us.

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Diabetes and Microdermals

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual

Hi, I’m a 27 year old diabetic. I have been for 10 years. I have fairly good control of my blood sugars. I currently have 15 piercings. All in good health. I’m really wanting to get a micro-dermal on my temple or anti eyebrow. Thing is I do not heal very well. I have had a hard time with the last two piercings I got most of all. Which were my tragus and labret. Both took very long to heal. Also both ended up infected despite careful aftercare. I guess I’m asking are my chances of rejection the same as a non-diabetic? Is the aftercare or jewelry different for me? Is there a chance a piercer will turn me away due to my condition? I haven’t come across any other diabetics w/ any mods other than basic piercings/tattoos. So I hope this is the right place for answers. Any other info or comments I would really appreciate. Thanks

While diabetes does create a difficult healing situation it is not impossible by any means. You have a couple of positives going for you, you are in good control of your blood sugars and you have experience healing 15 piercings. There is no reason a competent piercer should turn you down for this but it is something that you should inform them of.

As far as aftercare the only difference would be length of time. While a micro dermal in perfect conditions can heal in several months yours might be longer. Just follow your piercers recommended aftercare and you should be fine.

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Question about placement?

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

Filed under: Nipple

I have flat nipples and had them pierced in January to try and fix that, but they’re still flat sometimes. I heard getting your nipples pierced was supposed to make them stick out all the time. Does this mean mine have been pierced too deep? If so how soon could I have them repierced after removing the jewellery?

While piercing a nipple can bring it up or out, this is not the intended purpose of the piercing. If you don’t have the result you were expecting its not necessarily because of improper jewelry placement.

While I have seen great results with piercings help correct inverted nipples (here) I can’t say that correcting flat nipples has ever been something I’ve seen documented although I’m sure its possible.

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Infected lip

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek

I wish I could provide a picture but all my camera devices suck. Basically I got my lip pierced exactly 2 weeks ago. This is the 4th attempt at double labrets as various things keep happening. The piercer ended up putting these ones too high and now it’s right under my lip but I give up, I want these.

Attempt #1: I had labret studs. Lips swelled too much. Studs started cutting into the back of my lip. Finally when I could no longer see them without pushing on them, I freaked and took them out. I regret this more than anyone will ever know.

Only once did I have an infection before (attempt #2), the piercer pinched a nerve and after several months of having them, I woke up with excruciating pain through the left side of my face and my lip was swollen around the ring which I had to remove with 2 sets of plyers over the course of 3 hours. The doc said I had an infection that just never surfaced and instead went inwards and the pinched nerve was close to being cut off from the swelling. So, I’m a tad paranoid. I don’t feel like looking like a stroke victim.

I’m more than sure that the piercer who most recently did my lip this time is a joke. He’s misplaced my rings twice now (attempt 3-4). I had the right side done to perfection and healed. He completely disregarded the fact that I asked him to match it. Told me to take the old one out “cuz it was done wrong” and when the swelling was done, I was very unhappy. So I took out his ring as well under the agreement that he would fix them for free. Well he once again, failed to place them where I asked. He put them right under my lip instead of where my labrets had been. Tried to tell me they were even when they weren’t and even giggled at me while my eyes were closed. I made him take the right one out because it was right on the edge of my lip, not under.

Anyways, back story done. I have the left side (where the pinched nerve was) done and it was perfectly fine until recently I started sleeping with my mouth closed due to some issues I had with dehydr


It appears your post was cut off so I don’t know exactly what your question is. If you’d like to resubmit it I would be happy to try and help.

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Vertical Nape Microdermal

Friday June 15th, 2012 @ 7:41 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual, Uncategorized

Hi, I am considering getting a vertical nape microdermals, but there are a few things I am wanting to clear up first about the possible problems in the future.

Firstly, is there a point in say 20 years time where it wouldn’t be able to be removed without difficulty or permanent damage? Also due to it being vertically down the spine, would their be any farfetched chance of damage to my spinal cord?

Any response would be appreciated, it is a piercing I would love to have but I just want to be fully aware of the possible consequences.

Many Thanks

These are all questions that your artist should be able to answer before you get them done, but I’m here to help. :)

If you keep the piercings and maintain them for 20 years there is no reason they would be any harder to remove than if you kept them for a year.

The anchors themselves are only sitting 2-2.5 mm deep in your skin, so there is no chance of having any effect on your spinal column.

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