Re: Cheek piercings gone wrong! (177)
hi ive had my cheeks done 3years yes they r heal but they still do beome irritated if there bumped r chewed on r just a hit u have to treat your piercings with care and keep cleaned no matter for how long clean clean clean even after 3years mine still act up from time to time and for the bumps that comes from either biteing down on something to hard r getting it caught on things sqeeze them they will become bigger but pop it its just all the puss build up i put salt on mine to bust and for other things never have i experienced but do know it takes time for healing at least 2 years
Re: Raised tissue on my lip piercing (104)
Found a better Solution
keloid for oral piercings (lip, cheeks, tongue, etc)
what i use: antiseptic mouth wash (no alcohol), h2ocean (or non-iodized sea salt and warm water), tea tree oil, and cortizone (intensive healing formula).
**u can substitute mouth wash + h2ocean and instead get the h2ocean mouth wash =]
**DO NOT USE THE COLGATE MOUTH WASH I MENTION
if this doesnt help GO SEE A PIERCER =]
Re: How can i talk my parents into letting me stretch my ears? (100)
Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!
Re: Closing stretched lobes (99)
I meant 8mm which is a 0 gauge sorry for tbe confusion
Re: dimple piercings (91)
I got both done three days ago and the outside balls are huge. I say just go with them if they get infected chill cause the infection will pass. Dont stress. The piercing procedure itself, painful no. Once again the pain will pass. I have 20 piercings and im only 17! I cannot compare it to tattoo pain because I dont have one yet. I smoke alot and clean at most twice a day haha. I have huge barbells and I thought my piercer was a butter when she said they use tongue barbells but thank fuck lady you are gold. One is like pain free and the other is dying ;( in order of pain with my piercings
Get it done because unlike a tattoo, its removable
Re: Are we "Too old for piercing" (89)
Having just written this it has occured to me I did not mention the weight of the rings.
A quick calculation tells me they are both wearing around 170g or 6oz of gold.
Re: 'smiley' piercing questions. (73)
Since its such an easy and virtually painless piercing, I usually end up taking it out and letting it heal every four months or so and then repiercing it. (I know, I know. I shouldn't do it myself) I'm just a bit paranoid and don't want it to have even the slightest chance of migrating.
As for erosion, I wear a curved barbell (the kind made for eyebrows) and it doesn't bother my teeth and I've my gums have never felt any different.
Re: Ashes in tattoo ink? (69)
My dog passed away two days ago and I got the same idea to forever keep a memory of her on my body with the ashes of her before I spred them in to the ocean.
R.I.P Shiva my dear friend you will never be forgotten <3
Re: Bioplast (58)
I wanted to stop by and let you know that there are people out here who are DEADLY allergic to implant grade Titanium. I had foot surgery requiring 4 screws, all titanium. Within 6 mos of the last surgery, I had issues that were indicative of a severe systemic allergic reaction. Subsequently, an additional surgery was required to remove the screws. All issues were resolved within 15 days of surgery to remove screws.
I say this because of a navel piercing I have had for 20 years. (YES 20!). After the systemic allergic reactions began, the 18KT SOLID GOLD captive bead ring I was wearing could no longer be tolerated. At this point, Bioplast curved barbell is ALL I can wear.
Perhaps at a later date this will change and I can return to the gold. But for the time being, NO metals of any kind can be worn. I wish someone would make rock or glass curved barbells.
Re: microdermals vs. skin divers? (55)
Just for the record, I have a skin diver and love it. It healed just fine like any other piercing as long as its taken care of. I haven't had any problems with it and it came more recommended than a sub dermal based on the fact that that is a surgical procedure and that you need to have it surgically removed again. 2 of the piercers I have seen (for different piercings) had more than one skin diver and had no problems.
Re: Ritual cutting (45)
Terrific post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Bless you!
Re: Piercing Inverted Nipples (44)
Hi! For everyone with inverted nipples wanting nipple piercings.. I had one nipple that was inverted a "shy" nipple it would be in I could pull it out but it would slowly retract and I had piercings done on both the inverted nipple and the normal one and it worked great it really evened them out and the inverted one came out all the way of coarse with the Jewlery in.So I got prego and after the baby I took them out and in it went finally a year after taking out the Jewlery and it retracting I got tired of living with this issue and took I action.I just had a inverted nipple surgery 3 days ago I am very excited for it to finish healing because its a bit bruised but do far my nipple is looking great and outwards :) so I actually recommend inverted nipple surgery to u nip the the problem in the bud but if you don't have that kind of money available go with the piercing first until you do... It's what I did! Also inverted nipple surgery is not always starting at 2 grand that's bullshit!!! Call around for different surgeons a lot of them are scheduling free consultations I only paid 750 dollars to have my problem fixed and I feel much better now!
Re: Skin diver : the new dermal anchor (42)
just saying, i have heard so many bad things about divers and that dermals are better, but i have both and the dermal has been more trouble then it's worth where as i have had no problems with the diver and it has healed perfectly
Re: Bleeding after tongue piercing (38)
Second of my piercing woke up at night and my tongue was bleeding I'm so scared to even sleep again.....what do I do???
Re: Scared Kids?!? (36)
I think it depends mostly on how you deal with the situation (and on how many piercings and tattoos you have). My fifth grade teacher and an intern teacher I had in my last three years of primary school both had a couple of small piercings, without anyone in class taking any offense. I remember asking the basic questions of 'why and how much did it hurt' and thinking these two women looked really pretty with them. The school had a technical zero tolerance for body modifications apart from earrings, but were willing to turn a blind eye on the subtle, tiny studs and rings.
If you've got tattoos and piercings and want to teach, wear them during your intership(s) and look at the reactions of your students. It's possible the teacher observing/the school head will ask you to take them out. It's likely the kids will ask questions, no matter what age they are.
If you end up teaching younger children, and a lot of them seem to be intimidated, you might want to try and poke a class on body modification into it all, like having them make a self-portrait and then draw modifications on it, or have a tattoo artist or piercer come over and talk to them on the subject and answer all their mind-boggling questions.
Re: Tongue Split Question (36)
hi. I have just done all the research on tongue splitting now I am just after how to actually get it done here in Sydney or somewhere in NSW? anyone here that is like just underage where the did you get it done??? tell me please!
EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Piercing Yourself (33)
I did my own navel it healed, not as quickly as a proff piercing but it looks good. I know a lot of girls who have diy belly rings that are fine but remember to keep it clean!!!
Re: Girlfriend+piercings.. (33)
Try using a sharp nail and a hammer with a stopper behind her lip. Remember to use a really thick stopper because you need to hit the nail really hard so it goes in quicker and doesn't hurt as much.
Re: Why does the fluid coming out of my nipple piercing smell fowl? (31)
Most people I've spoken to after having my nipples pierced over a year ago say it's part of the healing process, mine hardly ever smell/ have discharge anymore, and I think it's because my pharmasist gave me a spray on savlon thing that heals cuts and burns,she said to use it on any peircings and it would help them to heal faster, I really do think it helps a lot.
Re: Stretched ears and the stink? (29)
i clean my ears every day and the smell is just natural and for anyone still stretching your ears depending on how good your healing process is you can get to around 20mm and your ears will go back into shape, ive stretched my ear lobes various times to 18mm and theyve always went back into shape with no problems. but normally take your time, 2mm per month is what i would recommend.
Re: Bloody tissue from bottom hole of navel piercing? (29)
I had the same problem and bought h2ocean solution it works like a miracle cleaned it in the morning and at night u can ppurchase it at any hot topic store
Re: Bruised eyebrow piercing? (28)
Hi I just got my eyebrow done yesterday. It was great till last night. it has started to bleed and continues every time I clean it. It is sore and discolored (yesterday it was not) I am an idiot and on a blood thinner, I got excited and totally forgot about it. I also have some swelling, I guess i just want to make sure that I will not hurt it by cleaning it more often due to the dried blood around the balls it's a bar bell. Should I go back and maybe have them but a ring in instead, due to the swelling
Re: micro dermal removal (28)
Query... I have a dermal on my cheek bone - under my eye. I have had it since 2009 - never had any issues with infection or rejecting, but slowely over time it has raised up and up, to the extent that what was once flush to my skin is now a diamonti - then rod - then entrance to my face - but it is healed! So I am considering getting it removed, and want to know if the scarring will be particularly bad given its current healed state? I was always prepared for a little scar - beauty spot the shit out of it, but is it possible for it to be a sunken hole?
Re: About the size and stretching of a Prince Albert curved barbell (28)
I had a PA done on Wednesday. 10G BBR (19mm size). Titanium. Bled quite a bit during first 24 hours but then stopped. Keeping up the soaking regime and the bruises now going, As many others have said before: why did I wait so long? I love it. Will go up to 8 G in early October. Happy customer!
Re: hip surface piercing or dermal anchor? (28)
Should add my pain tolerance isn't bad, pierced my spider bites by myself.
Re: Wrist Piercing??? (27)
I pierced mine yesterday. I did it myself. It doesn't hurt and looks good. I didn't even research about it. Lmao. Oops.
Re: Hair dye and tattoos? (26)
Hi thanks for all your posts! I have recently purchased DCas professional master colour cream ( special light blonde grey pearl) - it is meant to colour the hair white (like a toner but hair dye). Its the first product that i have ever seen " do not used if tattooed".. I have never had reactions to any hair dyes, i dye my hair a lot and bleach it a lot, i have used live colour xxl, and various other professional hair dyes (and mixed with peroxide).
I have done an allergy test with just a dab of the colour creme behind my ear. I have a few tattoos around my body, but after reading all your posts.. i'm not sure to risk using this or not.
Re: Raised tattoo means botched tattoo? (25)
im covered in black n shade and have had this problem on an off for over 15 years, old and new react the same to hot weather spells, if i itch them they are more prone to raise up,
I suffer from psoriasis to and have been told by a dermatologist team that psoriasis can take over in parts of the skin that have been damaged.
so its a possibility that I could get it on all my tats.
I HAVE HAD A REMOVAL OF ONE TAT AND THIS PATCH OF SKIN NO LONGER RAISES UP OR REACTS TO HEAT!
ADVISE: cool them down (wet skin and a fan usually works for me to relieve the itching)and keep them moisturised all the time, protect urself against the heat and the sun.
To be a walking work of art comes with a price! ;-)
Re: Stretching? (25)
Hi there! This post couldn't be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this information to him. Fairly certain he'll have a great read.
Thank you for sharing!
Re: lip snake bite piercing (infected)? (24)
I am a Cosmetic Surgeon based in mumbai,India. I come across many surgeries like Lip Surgery, Eyelid Surgery etc. Here i want to say that piercing the Lip is not a big issue but caring for it is.Piercings can easily get infected in the first few weeks, so this is the time when you have to be the most meticulous about your cleansing.
Re: 0 To 00 Lobes (23)
yea 2 to 0 was the worst for me and hoping to go to 00 here in a few days hope it goes well
Re: Mall Piercings NNNOOOOO (23)
Amanda: Piercing cartilage with virtually all guns is illegal now. They've made some bullshit 'legal' gun called Inverness, but it's still a gun.
If you know of any place using run-of-the-mill guns to pierce cartilage, report them. ;)
Re: Point of no return? (22)
I stretched my ears two weeks at a time, until I reached a 00g and left them in for almost two 1/2 years, I took them out and they went down to about a 12g, and it's been about a year since, they aren't going down anymore
Re: Barbell ball being swallowed by nipple piercing. (22)
I got one of my nipple pierced about two weeks ago while working in Spain. It was on impulse, but I'm super happy about it. The piercer didn't even speak english, but I understood that I had to rinse it three times a day for six months. Wtf? Today I noticed the same thing as above and I freaked out. I'm concerned that it might disappear into my nipple somehow. After reading the tips above earlier today, I've been drinking a lot of water and just cleansing it like normal. I've been kind of stupid touching it a lot, but I'll try not to from now on. While writing this it already looks better, and hopefully it will be ok. I think I'll stop by a shop when I get back from vacation just to be sure everything is okay and just in case I have to change the barbell. This post calmed me down a bit, thanks!
Re: Scarring on Vertical Lip piercing (21)
i know it's old, but i'm having the same problem.
i'm a body piercer and i have the bump. i have two verticals, like snake bites. after they healed, i changed from 3/8ths to 5/16ths crv. the other night, my lip swelled up in my sleep. one of my piercings is a little deeper than the other, so the 5/16ths is tighter on it. that's the one that caught the bump. in my case, it's most definitely the length of the jewelry. i changed that one back to the 3/8ths and it's fine.
i would say that the jewelry was too tight and needed to be changed.
Re: Getting my septum pierced (21)
Lucas sounds like a dick.
Re: Micro Dermal Anchors (21)
I am in Australia and most of the dermal anchors/jewelry I have dealt with are 14g. I know this is very late and that you/this person would have it sorted by now, but I thought I would reply for others in this same predicament.
As for the original post, I agree with Alyce, and Sean... It seems to me you are jealous of other people doing "your" job and just don't want her, or anyone else for that matter, to learn at all! Grow up! I have trained (and continue to regularly, as well as "self teaching"(reading/studying to learn new techniques and ideas in order to help others) and perfecting each and every piercing I learn and perform) and completed an apprenticeship, worked for others and now have just opened up my second studio. When Microdermals first came out, it was quite a while before there were any places in Australia where one could go to learn about them and how to perform the procedure. I searched the net day and night to find out as much info as I possibly could about them until I was finally able to enrol in and complete a course. (I have actually done a few as different trainers have different techniques) There is nothing wrong with this! I didn't just look it up and follow the directions like a simple cake recipe! I just wanted to know and learn as much as I could. I also purchased some jewelery from overseas right away so I could study it. The shapes, sizes, weights, what it looked and felt like, how it worked and fitted into the process of the natural healing of the human body etc... When I finlly did my course, I already had a fantastic understanding of how they worked and picked it up immediately and naturally. I ended up helping the others, and still do teach people and assist professions in perfecting their art. I was given extra recognition and the trainer even offered me a job! Through this, I was given an even better reputation and greater confidence and I am so glad I did all the initial research and especially that I purchased the jewelery right away when I did! I know my story is different to the original post, I am just saying why knock self study when all it has ever done for anyone is increase their knowledge and skill! (Which you obviously don't realize, is a GOOD thing!) I do not condone reading 'how to do something like this off the net and then going out and trying it on someone without learning properly. (although their are people out there who are able to do so successfully and great for them)
Kate, I hope you found a trainer or course or seminar, as it seems you have over there, and now are successfully performing these marvelous body mods. For anyone else out there looking to learn, keep on looking, dont stop learning, but please, for the sake of yourself and of those whom you would be practising on, do go and get taught properly. There are many things that can go seriously wrong with even the most straight forward and 'basic' piercings, and microdermal anchors are more like a medical procedure than a "simple" piercing. Also, with all these countless new pathegeons and super bugs, you would want to make sure that nothing goes wrong, whether you do it or get someone to do it to you.
Please be careful and dont think that any piercing is just a matter of making a hole somewhere to put some jewelery into. It is not, and even if you are "good at piercing" yourself or others, that is not the only factor you need to take into consideration.
If you are interested in becoming a body piercer, go and speck to a reputable piercer and ask them about how they got started. Everyone is different and has different roots but most people will be happy to share their experiences with you. For all our sakes, I just hope you don't end up finding yourself asking Sean!! You might find yourself with your head bitten off! :)
Re: split vch (21)
So I am actually planning on getting a VCH and then splitting it from the piercing later on down the line...I am curious as to what this girl did. I hate that she received a bad piercing, but people pay to have that kind of outcome...
Re: Stretched Ear Jewellery? (20)
ok my bad there, ill keep quiet...
Re: Tattoos and Keratosis pilaris (20)
Thank you so much for posting this! I have KP on my upper and and I have been terrified and embarrassed to ask a tattooist if I could ever get a sleeve. This has been so helpful! Thank you again!
Re: Career (20)
Anil is indeed tattooed now. Aitchison/Rudy/Booth piece.
Re: Piercings and Blood thinner medication (20)
hi i had to have s full blood count dont and my platelets come back raised at 547 is this still safe to have percings
Re: Bad jewelry and crushed aspirin? (19)
I've had my navel piercing in for almost 3 months now, and it just seems to keep getting worse. I went and talked with my piercer (she was AAP Certified) and was given excellent reviews from many different sources. I was initially pierced and had a 14g nickel rig out in... Evn though I've always had problems with nickel, they refused to put the titanium ring in until there had been a definite reaction.
This is where problems begin.
After the first week, I noticed a green/yellow, snot-like goo coming from my piercing even though I was doing SSS once a dy, and cleaning it 3 times a day with dial antibacterial soap (it came in the kit that the piercer gave me!). When I went in and worriedly asked about the problem, my piercer told me that I was cleaning it far too much. So, I cut it back to once in the morning and once just before I went to bed while continuing the SSS every night.
About 3 weeks after having it pierced, the red area around my ring became even bigger and began to develop a raised, almost volcano-like skin flap growing around the ring. so I (again) went back to the piercer. This time, a different piercer took a look at it and told me it was the beining if a keloid.
Now, everywhere I've looked online has said that keloids are almost never seen in white females. Well, I am an acception - it runs in my family to get keloids after an 'invasive' procedure.
The piercer told me, this time, to make a paste out of 2 aspirin pills and a minimal amount of hot water. I have been using his concoction every night for the past 2 weeks, and although the keloid has gone down almost completely, it looks as though the ball on my navel ring has been getting stuck to the inside of my belly button, where the aspirin has then (literally) burned through the skin on my inner belly button....
Not only is it painful, but it looks awefull! I now have dry skin peeling off my belly up to 1in around my piercing, as well as 3 burned-in holes in my skin from where the ball on my ring is sticking to my skin while I sleep....
I've tried using tea tree oil and water, but that just burned and made it even dryer.
I hve since stopped using both the tea tree oil and the aspirin paste, but the keloid is oming back again! There Is no more oozing of any sort, and it occasionally itches but not too badly.
It's less than 25 days till I'm out or summer vacation, and I can't let people see my belly! It's red, irritated, peeling, ad the peelin skin is starting to turn brown, as if its a sunburn starting to peel.
What should I do? I'd like to keep the piercing in, if I can help it, but I'm worried about the keloid. Also, since its a nickel ring, should I hangs it (myself) to a stainless steel, non-dangly barbell? My piercer (who I go in to speak with and had seen 3 people, l of which have told me the same thing) keeps telling me to continue with the aspirin paste. I'm not okay with it, and neither are my other fiends with thir bark piercing.
It appears that I am an acception to any ad all problems associated with this damn belly button piercing /:
Re: Angel Bites (18)
I was wondering if there are any pictures of how the piercings look after they have been removed. One of my friends told me she used to have lip piercings and i didn't even notice because she didn't seem to have scars. If i looked close up her scars looked like tiny moles. I just wanted to get a picture to show to my unaproving parents. :/
Re: Kids ear piercing? (18)
do you know anyone in or near philadelphia that will do a needle piercing for a 9 year old? The cut off is anywhere from 13 to 16 for most piercing places.
Re: Clone-A-Willy Kits (17)
Totally do it without the jewlery, then buy the rings/barbells, and pierce the clone!
You'll have to clean them carefully after use, but you'll have a real, metal piercing in there!!
Re: Bumps on a new tattoo? (17)
I got a tattoo on my foot 3 weeks ago tomorrow, and I've been using Bepanthen, and I've now got these bumps all around my tattoo. It's raised, itchy and red around my tattoo. It looks quite bad :-( I went to my tattooist and he said it looks like heat rash so take some antihistamine, so I took Claritin. I've been taking it since yesterday when I had it checked out. It doesn't look like its clearing up so I'm getting a bit worried now. There's a few blister like bumps there, so to satisfy my curiosity I popped one with a small needle and clear liquid came out. I don't know if I'm getting this because I'm reacting to the ink or the cream I was using. It's so annoying, I want it to clear up now! So worrying
Re: Brass Neck Rings (17)
HEY ALL you guys and girls
If you want to get Necn Brass rings " installed " you can write or call med !! I myself are within the past 6 month wearing Neck rings ( 17 pcs and necklength 11 cm ).
You can get neck rings with a lock ( takes about 10 sec. to get them off ) or yor can get them fast installed - then you can get more rings and stretcht your neck ( it is not your neck you are stretching but your collar bone you are " downloading )!!
If i you have interest you can mail me: Brohave@hotmail.dk OR phone me: Call Denmark and then 52658776 !! Best of luck -
Mogens from Denmark ( Århus )
Re: MY TONGUE RiNG SHOULD i TAKE iT OUT?? (17)
SO EVA SiNCE THEN....MY TONGUE iS KiLLiNG MEE....
Re: Tongue Web Infection? (17)
I also got my tongue web pierced about a month ago, and i noticed like a white groth only on one of the sides, but i just left it, and really did't worry about it, but today i woke up, and there is a huge bump on only that side, i looked it up, and i think it may be a keloid or an infection D: someone help me. how do i get rid of it?
is it an infection?
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