My friend got two dermals on the back of her neck. The guy that pierced them said that nothing will reject only if they are done right. I was wondering if this is true? Also, he said that the only places you can get a surface piercings are the back of your neck and on your wrist. Is that also true?
True. Done properly and cared for properly, dermals shouldn’t reject. They will, however, need to be swapped out for fresh ones every 2-3 years.
False, you can pretty much put a surface piercing anywhere you’d like. They just probably won’t last more than a few months without getting nasty and angry.
what are your thoughts on rings v. barbells for fresh piercings? i have been pierced with both in various areas of my body but can't really tell which was better and have been given mixed reviews by various piercing professionals...
I had a tattoo done on my arm back in august, professionally. Its as if my tattoo is almost bulging out a bit still. Like i can physically feel the tattoo on my arm. It looks great, but i found this weird. Is this normal? __________________________________
Yupp! Normal. It can take a few months or more for your tattoo to become level with the rest of your skin. Also, if you scratch it at all, that’ll make it re-raise up.
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.
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.
Thanks guys! I really love this blog :-) learned alot and I really hope other people do too. I think the biggest thing thats came from this for me personally is that if a tattooist/piercer doesn't seem to care as much as you guys do about these things then just walk away! I'd rather spend alot on nice looking, safe tattoos/piercings that I know I'm not going to get infection etc. unless through fault of my own than spend £20 for a crappy unpro job and run a very high risk of catching something!
All the ignorant assholes should listen up, because the people who run this blog know the safe and proper way of piercing, tattooing, and stretching. They are LICENSED PRACTITIONERS, and only safe people who know what the fuck they're doing get licensed and become practitioners. Sit down, shut up, and if you don't like it or you don't want to follow their advice, then please, continue to mutilate your body. Have fun with your infections and whatnot.
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.
I would just like to say, THAT I FUCKING LOVE THIS BLOG! Okay, now that I got that off of my chest, as a retired, professional, licensed, body mod artist, I would love to give MAJOR kudos to you guys here! I am from the Bronx, NY where you can get your clitoris pierced with no ID and $25, where you get asked 'omg that hurted?' about 3487 times in an hour, where someone with no prior proper apprenticeship can start working in a tattoo shop with no portfolio. I tell EVERYONE about this blog!
Thanks ^^ And Emily will certainly think about it ;)
”Her Holeyness”, their/her/whomever takes photographs from google and places the ones about piercings on their own, and telling people wrong information about dermals and, well, piercings in general, and does “other” stuff like teeth whitening.
That exactly this kind of shop where you shouldn’t go for your modifs…
Guys do not skip sizes or use silicone plugs to stretch! A girl I know wanted to stretch from 14 to 16 mm,waiting just a couple weeks after she last stretched. And had the brilliant idea of doing it by just shoving those silicon plugs in her ears. Needless to say, she got a massive blowout and her ears ripped, the infection got SO bad that 4 days after she had to go to the hospital and stay there for days, with intravenous antibiotics ,had to take the plugs off and got her ears closed.
Yep, like i said once in this blog, wearing silicone can make allergy. Be really careful with that !
I wish I had found this blog years sooner. I'm at a healthy and clean 9/16" and never before heard of the tape method. Up until last year, I always just stretched with oil. I have VERY low elasticity in my skin, and one lobe is pierced lower than the other [[hooray for guns at 1 year old *sarcasm jic*]], so stretching this far has been a challenge--a 7 year long endeavor to be sure everything was healed and safe. Even stretch vets can learn something new and better :)