…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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…some 18 year old girl know about tattoos period ?

Monday September 17th, 2007 @ 10:50 PM

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Do you think it is appropriate for a tattoo studio to let an 18 year old girl apprentice there because this may sound judgemental but what does some 18 year old girl know about tattoos period ?


Don’t discriminate over age. If she has the artistic talent she will learn the rest as she goes. I started piercing when I was 16, and most of the tattoo artists I work with all got started before they hit 21. There are some 35 year old tattoo artists who still have no fucking clue about tattooing.

- 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

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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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Is this true?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 12:06 AM

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Hey, I read somewhere that a rook piercing should never be pierced at 14g, only 16g. Is this true? And is 16g a better gauge for a rook then 14g? If so, how? Thank you for your time :)


That’s more personal preference rather than rule. If a rook is large enough then 14g would be fine. I almost always do mine at 16g, but only because nobody ever asks for larger.

- Ryan Ouellette

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…remove my top/bra to get a surface piercing on my sternum?

Wednesday September 12th, 2007 @ 12:03 AM

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Will I need to completely remove my top/bra to get a surface piercing on my sternum?


Out of the numerous cleavage surface piercings I’ve done I’d say maybe 25% have to remove their shirt, and maybe only 10% have to remove their bra. Just wear a low cut top, as long as the piercing isn’t very very low you should be fine keeping your top on.

- Ryan Ouellette

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Is there anything i can do?

Saturday September 8th, 2007 @ 9:21 AM

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my ears are stretched to only an 1 1/8. i want to go bigger but my left ear looks too thin while my right ear is perfectly fine. is there anything i can do?


Scalpelling may be an option. Consult with an experienced practitioner.

- Sean Philips

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…is telling me how long an average suspension will last?

Thursday September 6th, 2007 @ 7:04 AM

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I’ve started a little research on suspension, but nothing i’ve found is telling me how long an average suspension will last???


I’ve seen 2 seconds to 2+ hours.

- Shawn Porter

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I’ve had two close friends who’ve had tremendous…

Saturday September 1st, 2007 @ 6:05 AM

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i’ve had two close friends who’ve had tremendous success with Bio Oil (Bio-Oil.com). One of them had burns on her arms that have since faded to almost nothingness.

oh and also, my grandmother used to say the back of a banana peel (the inside) is good for burns. i kid you not!


I never heard of the banana peel thing! My grandma used to spray Windex on our mosquito bites, and you know, it really does stop them from itching. Grandmas are full of weird ideas. :)

- Lori St.Leone

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…Mederma or other scar-treatments with any success?

Wednesday August 29th, 2007 @ 4:36 PM

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Has anyone used silicone sheets/gel, Mederma or other scar-treatments with any success?
I know that vitamin E rubs are regularly recommended to QOD readers to help reduce the appearance of scars. I was just curious about some of the other products I’ve heard about.
I’ve got some rather nasty 2nd degree burns on my arm I’d like to fade away…


I’ve used Mederma personally with fantastic results, the key seems to be patience - it does take months to get good results. Lots of people have used the silicone sheets, as well, I have a friend who was in a terrible car accident and had massive scars all over her chest and neck, she used the silicone sheets and the scars are almost invisible now. Maybe you should consult with a doctor about scar reduction and go from there? Good luck!

- Lori St.Leone

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…the shop, or is the incubation period too short for that?

Thursday August 23rd, 2007 @ 5:43 AM

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Heyo.
A friend and I got pierced on the same day a month or so ago at a shop that I regard as being pretty damned good, sterility-wise. She’s apparently in the emergency room as I write this, with a staph infection in her piercing that’s turned to septicemia as well. Now, considering the length of time since the piercings, could this have been caused by the shop, or is the incubation period too short for that? Should I go in and get cultured to be safe, or just wait and see if anything comes up?


It’s hard to say, there are several strands of staph that lie dormant on the body, they do not become problematic until some trauma causes them to be…such as piercing. I haven’t ever seen this first hand from piercing, but I have seen a few cases on tattoos.

I’d play it safe, get the cultures done. Then educate yourself as much as possible on cross contamination and universal precautions, you may find the shops not as clean as you thought once you know what to look for. Otherwise, it could just be a fluke, no fault of the shops at all and like I mentioned before just a dormant case of Staph that became traumatized.

- Sean Philips

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