Today at Claire's I saw a little girl who had just got her ears pierced. The mother was looking at some ear antiseptic to buy and I walked over and educated her. I pulled an old receipt out of my purse and wrote down how to make saline solution and told her all about how to make sure her daughter's ears heal properly and slightly less ruined than they would have been. This blog taught me a lot about stuff like that. So thanks guys!
Is it fine if I leave my septum to heal around 2 months inbetween each stretch and constantly tug on it after the first week of healing and tug on it until around 2 months later and if I dead stretch it up a mm each time and the plug fits fine each time? I'm keeping it clean and using stainless steel single flare tunnels.
Dead stretching and tugging on a piercing is never okay. No matter what.
About that 15 yr old red-haired Swedish girl who pierces and charges for it.
I asked her about how sanitary it was, sterile and such.
Hur är det steriliserat? Har du en autoklav att sterilisera i? För kokar du det, är det bara rent, inte steriliserat.
SV: Nej, jag har ingen autoklav, utan jag köper mina kanyler i steriliserade förpackningar, och dom används bara en gång.
Translated from Swedish to English: How is it sterilised? Do you own an autoclave?Because if you only boil it, it’ll not be sterilised, only clean.
Answer: No, I don’t have an autoclave, I buy my needles in sterilised packaging and they’ll only be used once. She’s 15 years old, so I doubt she has her own studio. So she’ll probably pierce in an unsanitary home. (I really hope she hasn’t charged and pierced anyone yet)
I've read on this blog how someone should never do their own piercings on themselves but what if they are actually experienced, have a sterilized equipment including tribeveled needles, wear gloves and do whatever for everything to be clean? I pierced my own eyebrow, tongue and right side of my nostril with absolutely no problems. I also used proper cleaning techniques and have never had an infection or anything. I would never trust other people to pierce me, even if they're professional.
I can see where your coming from, but I still highly shun the practice.
Often, self piercers use bathrooms, which is actually one of the least hygienic places in the home, as well, there’s always fecal matter on surfaces etc (disgusting I know, but it’s an unfortunate fact)
I will never understand self piercing, unless you in are a professional, in a studio with a spotter, who’s also trained.
I do understand where you come from about not trusting other people, however through self piercing you never gain the viewpoint of the prospective place to be pierced that a professional will. No amount of checking can see all veins and capillaries like a professional will, especially without a small spotlight/ high powered medical torch to check for everything.
TL;DR: I hate self piercing and the thought of it.
I have a double nostril piercing and the skin in between and around them always gets really dry. Is there a way I can make this stop happening?
AH! I get this too! Bane of my foundation applying existence! I use a really cheap non perfumed/scented moisturiser for sensitive skin. It cost me about £2? I use a new q-tip/cotton bud to dab and rub on around the piercings, but be really careful not to get it in the fistula/piercing. Try using a magnifying mirror to be on the safe side, and wash the skin beforehand. there’s no ideal way to treat things like this, but I’ve found that’s the best way to help!
to every person who thinks doing your own facial piercings is okay it's stupid. i almost died from an infection that my angel bites caused. i pierced them in the mall bathroom like a dumb ass 14 year old. PLEASE go to a professional. i had to go to the doctors at 2AM because i was crying from the pain of my upper lip swelling 5x times the size of a normal upper lip. my upper-lip is permently deformed due to it. infections and blood borne diseases are NOT a joke
So today I bought wicked sick white triangle shaped gauges. ;D & I GOT SOME WICKED SICK PLUGS THAT HAVE LIKE AN IPOD MENU ON THEM? like a play; next; back; menu button. Like the circular pad thing. It's on the front of it. I wanted to get the plugs with a mustache on them, but I didn't have enough vjbweufneub.
Any idea on how much the average lip piercing costs in the UK. I want to go to a reputable piercer of course. I don't want a shoddy, misplaced monstrosity that's going to get infected and make my face fall off.
On average, they’re £25-£30 in my experience. Can sometimes be £20 as they’re now so common, but that’s average for my area at least :3
A few weeks ago, I posted a Facebook comment by a friend-of-a-friend regarding her self-piercings. I told her over and over to stop piercing herself (she’s done it numerous times) because she could end up in a hospital bed. Call me Jebus, but I knew her recent self-pierced helix would get infected. Below is a lovely picture of it (apologies for the low quality, I got it from her Facebook photos). And yes, that is a taper in her lobe. I don’t think this girl will ever learn.
(Off-topic, but I started to stretch my ears the other day using the guide on here :D)
This is my friend’s cousin, my friend isn’t a professional tattoo artist and tattooed ‘idolized’ across this guys knuckles in his basement, and he’s saying everyone in his town is looking at him like crazy with those weights in his ear. I don’t think those are proper ear weights..
oh and he was just complaining on facebook how he stretched up too fast but luckily his ears are fine. He’s over an inch and just started stretching two months ago.
I just wanted to send this in… even when you go to a professional - shit can go horribly wrong.
a few weeks back i sent in pics of my healthy naked 10MM scalpelled earlobes… they don’t look like that any more….
I had them scalpelled up to 20MM from 10MM on the 10th December. by the 16th December i had to remove the tunnels and the back of my lobes were so thin and turning purple they were ready to split. my left earlobe split badly, all the way around the inside and the right earlobe became infected. i want to point out that it has been deducted from the video that was filmed of them being done (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqx4rbs0Au4) that it’s not my fault. there’s a list of issue that have been pointed out to me from the video.
I now have to have my earlobes stitched back together in the new year. luckily my right one is healing OK but the left is a mess from where it split so badly.