Nape Piercing! HELP!

Thursday February 5th, 2009 @ 12:08 PM

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I have had my nape piercing for almost two years, and no problems yet.

About two weeks ago I noticed this cut or scar directly underneath the nape.

I thought it was maybe just a coincidence? And was hoping it had nothing to do with the nape?


I have been touching it lots ( I know… baaad)

And now the one side is forming not a bump.. but just seems infected.

Does it look like it is rejecting??

I really want to save my nape, and just need an opinion if it is rejecting or if there is anything I can put on it to make it heal?

I have been applying tea tree oil… anything else?

HELP GUYS.. I love my nape.. and ill be soo sad if it is rejecting :(


Stop putting tea tree oil on it, PLEASE stop touching it and see a doctor immediately. You’ve got something seriously wrong with that piercing and it requires medical attention ASAP.
It is certainly rejecting, your body does not want it and I’d definitely assume you’ve got a good infection going on in there.

You will likely be required to remove the jewelry (It doesn’t look like it’s appropriate jewelry for a nape piercing anyway) but you could always consider having it repierced after you’ve had some treatment and it’s had time to heal up (a few months)
Seek out a reputable piercer using implant grade surface barbell jewelry and experience with surface piercings.
Good luck!

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 6 Comments

septum/philtrum irritation

Wednesday January 28th, 2009 @ 5:29 PM

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i have my septum pierced, and whenever i kiss my girlfriend, afterwards, she gets a sore, so i just flip it up. first, is that common? and is there anything to do besides flipping it up every time we kiss?

second, i want to get my philtrum pierced. would that cause the same irritation?

thanks in advance. i fucking love bme. my life wouldn’t be the same without it :]

I imagine the sore is a result from your jewelry rubbing on your girlfriend’s face. If flipping the jewelry up out of the way, I think that sounds like a successful plan of action.

Philtrum piercings tend to get in the way of kissing depending on the jewelry worn. Consider that the piercing sits just under the nose and above the upper lip (not totally unlike where many septum jewelry pieces sit). If anyone’s mooshing their lips around the area, chances are they’re going to find themselves lip-to-jewelry and may not like it. No one I’ve smooched has ever complained about my philtrum jewelry (and I wear some pretty large ends on the barbell) but everyone’s got a different type of make-out style, I guess!

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | 1 Comment

Scared Kids?!?

Saturday January 24th, 2009 @ 9:45 PM

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I’m an education student, and the topic of teachers with piercings and tattoos came up on our on-line forum. There are some teachers who seem to think that students (especially in the younger grades) would be scared by a teacher with piercings and/or tattoos. In my experience, kids have been the most mod-friendly. Sometimes they are curious, sometimes fascinated, other times, completely uncaring. Has anyone every scared kids with their mods?

I’ve had sort of the same experience- kids tend to think that it’s awesome. Parents…. not so much.
The floor is open, folks…. discuss.

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Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 36 Comments

Tongue Piercing and singing

Friday January 16th, 2009 @ 8:53 PM

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Hi I have a few ?’s about tongue piercings. I am a singer but I really want my tongue pierced but I wanna make sure that if I do go get my tongue piercing that there is nothing that could go wrong that could ruin my voice in any way. I know for a while im going to have a lisp but if I take it out I wanna make sure that things should go back to norma! Thanks much Tim

As long as your tongue is pierced in the correct placement on your tongue and the jewelry you’re wearing is the right size, you shouldn’t have any problem singing.
I’ve had three tongue piercings at one time (I currently just wear two) and I’ve been singing with no problem every day!

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Posted by Lexci Million | Permalink | Comments

when to stretch?

Tuesday January 13th, 2009 @ 9:54 AM

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hey hey,

i have my ears at 4mm at the moment - had them stretched up to that size in one go at my local piercing place, with metal flares in. Thing is they seem to be taking quite a while to heal - had them for 2 months now and still getting pus forming, and if i take the tunnels out, there is some clear liquid on the inside of the flesholes. Is that normal? I’m guessing they’re not healed yet so I should probably wait til they are to stretch them up. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about flesholes forming ‘cheese’ but not the liquid I’m getting! I’ve also had a bit of blood in one which I’m guessing isn’t too good either…

Advice anyone?

Before I can answer this question, I need a little more information - when you say ‘in one go’ do you mean that you were pieced and then the piercer immendiately stretched them or if they were healed, what size did your piercer stretch them from?

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 7 Comments

i think i posted my question but not sure

Sunday January 11th, 2009 @ 1:31 PM

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im new to this site and now i feel dumb

fail :(

No worries!
If at first you don’t succeed….
Keep on tryin!

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Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 11 Comments

Microdermal Piercings

Friday January 2nd, 2009 @ 6:21 AM

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I currently am looking to get a constellation installed up my left flank. A family thing. I was wondering if you could answer a few of my questions about such a piercing.

Currently i have been doing a lot of research on the art and find it splendidly beautiful. I think that the idea i have is close enough to original and is a lot more like who i am than tattoos.

My boggle is i am also a college rugby player. i have seen these piercing and herd a couple of people talk about when they are healing that they do tend to hang up on things. i was wondering if having these put in and fully healed would be a bad idea for me to go and play a little rugby.. as with any modification i know that being a rough little boy can cause some oops issues, if one gets snagged and i feel a little pain or even bleed i wont mind.. if i get hit and have too have the whole dammed thing removed will piss me off. these things are not cheep and having it until it heals just to remove the dammed thing would be quite the nuisance.

is there any information or suggestions that one would have for my situation.. somebody said that they took his out for football but it was on his wrist. If its on my flank/ribcage/side will i be setting myself up for failure?

Surface work is temperamental at the best of times and even a well-healed microdermal on its own can get pissy if knocked or caught. I can tell you now that having a microdermal project and playing rugby is a sure-fire fail. Even without the rugby, healing several microdermals in a high-motion area is a feat in itself and success is most definately not a given. There’s no way around this one, I’m afraid.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 3 Comments


Tuesday December 23rd, 2008 @ 12:50 PM

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hi all

I’m opening a piercing parlor and i need to know swell bar sizes. i know whats she doing opening a parlor and dosn’t know that simple not the piercer ha ha, but yeah any help would be brilliant much thanks

This question has confused me a little. When I moved to this studio that I am at currently, the person responsible for making sure I had all the necessary consumables, jewellery etc actually consulted me with regards to what I needed. This is a question that you would be better off asking your piercer.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 16 Comments

Tattoo tipping etiquette

Monday December 15th, 2008 @ 3:35 PM

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Just a question about tipping etiquette:

I recently got a tattoo, and the artist did an AMAZING job, so I gave a good sized tip. I am scheduled for a follow up/potential touch up in a couple of weeks, and my question is if I do end up needing a touch up, do I tip the artist again? Or is tipping just at the time of the tattoo okay?

Am I going to seem like a jerk if I dont tip a second time?

If the touchup session is free, drop a $20 or so on them to cover supplies.
It’s never wrong to tip.

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Posted by Shawn Porter | Permalink | 8 Comments


Thursday December 4th, 2008 @ 4:29 PM

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um i need help. i have recently been asked by a new academy in my area to give a lecture for them on body modification and the role it plays on the path to enlightenment.

as such they asked for a 3 hour lecture on the subject. i have no clue where to start.

i have a chance to educate people on what body modification is and why people practice it today as well as where its origins lie in the past.

if anyone can help me with information that is accurate even if it is of personal experiences in rituals the contain some form of mental physical or spiritual realization?

any help will be highly valued.

a 22 year old from South-Africa


Have a look through the archives, publishers ring, interviews, articles, experiences right here on bmezine - afterall, the site seeks to document pretty much everything on body modification. I think here’s a grand place to start.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 1 Comment

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