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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Body Modification Movies

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

Filed under: Uncategorized

I have been researching online and haven’t been coming back with much. I’ve watched Modify and even Flesh & Blood but other then those two I haven’t been able to find any other movies that specifically focus on body modifications. Do you know of any others or are there pretty much just those 2?

I would definitely recommend “Dances Sacred and Profane”

Also if your looking for something a little different you could always try Dee Snider’s Strangeland.

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How to handle outsiders?

Friday June 15th, 2012 @ 7:47 PM

Filed under: Extreme

Ever since i’ve decided to get my tongue split, i got some thoughts, fears you may call them. They don’t concern the procedure or the healing of the split but they concern living with a tonguesplit, or a more extreme mod in general.

A tonguesplit can be very subtle and hard to notice, especially when you don’t expect to see one, so that won’t give me much problems. But what about when you go to a dentist, or a doctor? Or any other situation you can’t avoid showing your modification?

Well, my question comes down to this: what is the correct(/best) way to handle a situation where someone (like a dentist or a doctor) sees your split and starts asking questions about it? Questions like “How was it done?”, “Who did it?”, etc…

Thanks for your time!

If you’ve decided to move into the world of extreme modifications this is something that you will have to deal with.

The best way to handle these situations is just being polite and courteous. If someone asks you “how was it done?” then tell them how it was done.You might not have these answers now but you will after your procedure. Just remember patience is a virtue and you represent how people view our subculture.

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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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nipples splitting

Friday June 15th, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

Filed under: Nipple

first. I am terrified of nipple splitting, and am not sure if two bars in each nipple may lead to nipple splitting? The nipples are getting sort of callousy on the nipple, and callousy and crusty around the piercing. I cant find signs of nipple splitting anywhere on the web, but the piercings dont cause me any pain right now. Advice and warning please?

second. Some of the balls are beginning to be eaten by the piercing, causing the hole to be rather big. And I believe i just need longer jewelry. I live far away from trusted piercing studios. I have had nipple piercings before (horizontal ones) and was wondering if it would be an alright idea to change them myself to longer ones? (they have been here for about a week)

third. I know you suggest saline. My piercer suggested 1/4 tbsp sea salt per 1 cup water solution and that’s what i have been using to clean. is that alright?

Also, side question! I have a new reverse belly button. I was warned it may reject. Certain signs to watch out for or ways to prevent rejection?


Sounds like your main issue is jewelry length. Being that the piercings are so fresh I would avoid changing them yourself and find a studio that will help you and put some longer sterile jewelry in. Its worth the drive!

Saline and 1/4tsp sea salt mixed with 8fl oz are the exact same thing. Your piercer is correct in suggesting this as aftercare.

As far as the navel piercing goes just make sure to follow your piercers aftercare, that is the best way to prevent infection and rejection.

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Tattoo Concealer

Friday June 15th, 2012 @ 7:23 PM

Filed under: Tattoos

Hi! While I’m sure most questions you get are from people who want to show off their modifications, mine is a bit different. I happen to have a very conservative mother. When my mom found out about my first tattoo, she cried and told me she would cut me off if I got another one. Well, I have decided to tempt fate and get my second one (a trail of paper cranes partially up my thigh). However, I just accepted a job that requires me to move home for a month before I can move for work. I would be getting the tattoo about a week before I moved home. Since the tattoo would still be healing, is that too soon to apply a concealer to it? Also, aside from Dermablend, is there another concealer that you would recommend? Thank you!

As I’m sure your tattoo artist will tell you as well, DO NOT put concealer on your fresh healing tattoo.

I am only familiar with Dermablend but I’m sure there are competing products on the market. I would suggest going into a cosmetics store like Sephora as I know they carry these products and can give better advice than I can for application and use.

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i have a question about the placement of my nipple piercing

Friday June 15th, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

Filed under: Nipple

hi.. i just got my nipple piercing today. They are in pretty good shape when my piercer marked the dots which should be on the base of my nipple, however, after its priced i noticed that its a little bit behind where he marked. i have a flat nipple and i’m afraid that my piercer pierced it in the areola. Can you please check the placement of my piercing and give advice if its better for me to take it off? also my piercer told me to put on cosmetic cotton pads on the piercing so bacteria on the bars won’t affect the piercing, will it make the piercing “unbreathable”? please let me know thanks:)

From the picture you posted I would say it looks just fine, not too deep nor too shallow.

I personally don’t recommend bandaging a piercing unless absolutely necessary.

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