I'm very prone to allergies and I spend most of the time sneezing/blowing my nose/ having a running nose. Would it be okay to get a nose piercing or would it be too aggravated?
I usually have a mild case of allergic rhinitis throughout the year, and have 3 nostril piercings. You just need to be super good with cleaning your nose, and try and get it at a time where you feel you’ll be less likely to suffer. But provided you get it done with a nose screw or microlabret, you should be okay :)
WE DO NOT WRITE UNDER THE SUBMISSIONS. WE LEAVE, ALWAYS LEAVE, THE SUBMITTER’S ORIGINAL COMMENTS. IF WE ADD ANYTHING, IT’LL BE QUOTED UNDERNEATH AND SIGNED OFF WITH OUR INITIALS.
THE SUBMITTER’S VIEWS DO NOT REFLECT OUR OWN IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. (However, we do often agree with what they say, this really isn’t always the case)
SO. BEFORE GETTING ALL NERRNERRNERRP ABOUT WHAT WE’VE ‘SAID’, WE PROBABLY DIDN’T EVEN SAY IT, BECAUSE SOMEONE SUBMITTED IT.
Yes, I’ve wanted to say this for a very long time, but everyone getting all annoyed about the tattooed clitoris is annoying. No, tattooed genitals doesn’t remove feeling at all. So, calm your geraniums, and please realise we don’t write the comments under submissions unless stated.
so getting tattooed somewhere means you lose feeling there huh? tattooing a clit doesnt make it an awful modification thinking that just makes you a ignorant person, youre are right about a lot of the shit i see on here but just because they tattoo a clit or asshole or dick doesnt mean it doesnt have feeling in it.
This chain of shops have churned out so many horrific piercings, and also gives freaking terrible advice. Here’s what they say about DIY piercing. I counted about 20 mistakes alone!
The trend of DIY piercing is popular among younger groups within the population but it is thoroughly discouraged by both piercing and health professionals. People love this process because, in essence, all you need is a strong needle and a steel nerve. While this is essentially true, it is a dangerous process that should only be done by professionals. Some people get away with it but there are those that jump right into at-home piercing without the right knowledge, without having done the research and without the right tools. This can result in holes that get infected and close up, or worse. If you insist on doing DIY piercing, there are some important things to keep in mind. The DIY piercing process requires you to use the right needle. Some people will just grab the nearest safety pin to do some piercing with. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons. First of all, a safety pin isn’t designed to pierce the skin, it’s simply not sharp enough. If you try to pierce the skin with any kind of needle not designed for piercing, you risk tearing the skin in the wrong way, leaving it open to infection or even mutilation. Secondly, safety pins are as likely to pierce the skin as they are the break off halfway through. So for DIY piercing, make sure you have a suitable needle. Any DIY piercing equipment should be thoroughly sterilised before use. Sterilising the needles, the skin and your jewellery is very important. When you’re first putting in a piercing, you should only use surgical steel for the stud or ring you want to put in and it should be clean. Use boiling water to sterilise your metal and rubbing alcohol to keep the skin clean before and after piercing. Remember, you’re not just avoiding infection because it’s the smart thing to do, you’re also avoiding infection because a hole that becomes infected is really best left to simply close up in order for it to heal properly. If you want to leave a usable piercing hole, make sure to keep things clean, sterile and professional, even if you’re just doing a little DIY piercing on yourself. Despite all of this, DIY piercing is dangerous and relatively unpleasant. Professional piercers have the training, the equipment and the knowledge of how to pierce in such a way that they can do it safely and minimise the pain involved in the procedure. Attempting to pierce yourself can lead to torn skin, injury and infection, not to mention that it can be nearly impossible to pierce oneself accurately even with the right knowledge. If you don’t have the right education and equipment, you’re probably better off going to a professional than doing DIY piercing at home.
soo, today i had to lecture my boyfriend who has 00g ears, about the word gauges…. he said that a guy in some band he likes thats over hyped had and i quote “bigger gauges then your gauges are” i literally laughed so hard i fell off the bed i was on while trying to to explain to him about my gauges being like calling them my millimeters. I love that kid but.. eugh. same kid who jammed a nail through his ear at the starrt of his “stretching”
What do you think about stretching from 2 to 00's? I've never skipped a size before, but I'm very eager to get my ears the way I want them. It's been about a year since I've stretched my ears. Thoughts?
I tried explaining to her why polymer clay isn’t good to use and about proper terminology, she proceeded to tell me that her ears have ‘only gotten infected twice’ from stretching with her pieces and that was only because she didn’t have neosporin to put on them. Also that I am a stuck-up ass because ‘its just terminology’
I think that last question may have been in reference to things like Simply Saline's Wound Wash. That's what I used for a little while to clean my piercings because it was literally just purified water and sea salt. Now, they've changed the formula and added other chemicals, so I do NOT recommend it at all. I went back to making my own sea salts after they changed it.
Exactly! And that’s my point. There used to be products out there, but now they’re all full of shit. It’s cheaper and better to just make your own. That way all that’s going into it is salt and water. Bing, bang, boom, done. No problems.
I’m not trying to be rude, but, honestly, you’d be outrageously stupid to waste your money buying ‘saline solutions for wounds’ when A. It’s cheaper to make your own and B. It’s better for your wound to make your own.
From a professional’s point of view, it’s super irritating to me when I tell people to do one thing (because I KNOW it works…) and they try to go off and do another or don’t do it at all. Like, really? Why even pay me to do my job when you’re not planning to listen in the first place?
I have another question about my nose piercing. Is it okay to buy a saline solution from somewhere like Walgreens?
NO! Dude, it’s seriously not that hard to make your own sea salt solution. THERE’S A REASON WHY WE TELL YOU THE THINGS THAT WE DO. The saline solution sold in stores is for eye contacts. Not piercings. And the shit that Claire’s sells is awful too.
Honestly. A canister of non-iodized sea salt is like $2 and a liter bottle of Aquafina is like another $2 last time I bought one. Make your own. Please.
Is neosporn bad to use as "lube" or just to keep lobes moisturized?
BAD JUJU, man. No bueno! The ONLY time I suggest using any type of cream like that is when an ear has been traumatized (like a rip, tear, frostbite, etc. Where the skin has been opened.) Neosporin can also be used as a scar deterrent (I’ve only heard of it, so I don’t recommend it.) so using it on scar tissue is kinda common. But no, using creams like that is really bad for a healing piercing unless advised. And Neosporin isn’t gonna do shit for your ears in terms of moisture besides make them really angry. Neosporin is too thick of a cream, your ears need to breathe…….