and i don’t advocate them.
My Story: I’ve had lip piercings since i was 16, but i’ve gotten all mine done professionally. My best friend in high school wanted hers pierced as well but didn’t want to go to a shop, for various reasons. I was 16 at the time, I researched as much as I could. Took every safety and sanitary precaution possible, new unopened piercing needle, gloves, sanitized work station, everything possible. I even had my uncle, who was a nurse, standing next to me the whole time. When it came down to it everything went as planned and perfect. The piercing came out straight and never got infected.
I’m not proud of doing an at home piercing because I look back now and I put my best friend in a lot of danger, whether I took every precaution possible. I strongly advocate professionals when I hear someone talking about doing an at-home piercing or modification. I was very knowledgeable on the subject but I don’t compare to someone that’s licensed. I GOT LUCKY! It wasn’t skill, or a common story, it was pure luck that her piercing came out the way it did.
Go professional, or go without.
When you are apprentice, you have to INFORM the customer that you are. So if the customer accept to be tattooed by the apprentice, everything is fine.
But apprentice shouldn’t tattoo with saying they are pro !
I thought i’d come and share my own horror story with home tattooing! I got my first tattoo when I was 16 and it was done in someones kitchen. My ignorance and impatience has now left me with an unsymmetrical star type thing, unfortunately the star covers a large area and the only way it could possibly be fixed is laser removal. I would do anything to stop people from doing home tattoos! I know that i contributed to it by letting someone tattoo me etc but this is my point:
- Im 19 and hate showing my arms off because of it.
- I have a crappy tattoo for the rest of my life
- My arm is so badly scarred that it hurts to touch
- UNDERAGE IS ILLEGAL.
My tips to anyone would be: If you are underage, do not be impatient. Spend the time you have to wait until you can legally be tattooed thinking about what you want to get tattooed. Theres nothing worse than a tattoo you don’t like.
Also, go pro or go home. I left myself open to infection, the crap job i got, the scarring and the fact the guy knew nothing about proper aftercare.
I will be submitting a picture of this tattoo aswell in the hope that it puts more people off getting a home tattoo/unpro tattoo done. Please, don’t learn from your own mistakes, learn from mine.
They’re safety pins…as jewelry…
Fortunately they are in chirurgical steel, so it’s okay to wear them on HEALTHY holes ;)
clearly, the wrong jewelry, and it’s a little bit rejecting, i guess. doesn’t look so good to me.
i don’t understand how the barbells looks like that. Maybe because she is too skinny. But yeah, she should have surface barbells instead of straight barbells….
That’s a terrible mistake to sell this to people….
This girl used to go to school with me, she dropped out because of her getting in fights so much. Not only did she do this tattoo herself, it’s infected, its someones initials, AND she posted a video in the comments for how to make your own manual tattoo gun/needle. Revolting. It’s on her thigh, and shes done tattoos on others too.
Of course !