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So I had posted these on my blog, and some girl re-blogged them with a link to your blog, and I figured I would ask for advice…
I did not size up “too quickly,” when speaking of time between sizes. I went up only one size, and it had been 7 months since the last time I stretched. My lobes were completely healed. (I went from 12mm to 9/16”)
I believe that it’s just dead skin. (It looks all weird because I had to make it inside out with my fingers in order to show the inside.) I think I might have shoved them in too fast which caused some tearing, and that’s where the dead skin and blood are coming from. (Though I did lube them with lotion first.) There doesn’t seem to be any infection, nor blow outs….
I’ve been cleaning them twice a day and putting prescription strength medicine on them (which I have for my impetigo, a rare skin condition that reoccurs regularly), and they seem to be healing. I really don’t want to down-size, however. I had to do that a couple of sizes ago, and it made it harder to stretch up.
I would like to eventually go up one more size, to 5/8” but now I’m really freaked out. I don’t think I’ll be using tapers next time, to be honest. How do I stretch again without this happening? The jump from 9/16” to 5/8” looks really big….
If any of you have any advice (other than down-sizing, because I really don’t want to do that) please go to my blog: www.rafiki-town.tumblr.com
I read in an earlier ask about someone who was interested in getting a piercing apprenticeship, about the app conference in june. Where could i find more information on this conference and how/where to attend? Thank you so much!
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the earphones? you kidding me? obviously her ears are stretched past the size of the cord for 2 reasons, how else would she get it in? and you can see it in the picure! she was just being funny. it's not like she stretched with it, or wearing it as actual jewelry. some of you guys on this site just need to calm down and realize some people stick stuff in their ear for a minute just to be funny.
funny but it can give bad ideas to other people. we just show what we get in mails…
body-mod wise, what's wrong with the picture of the girl keeping her cigarette in her ear? nothing. you're just being rude. you shouldn't really speak about class either, as it isn't very classy to sit behind your computer and judge someone like that.
For the millionth time.
We DO NOT write the captions under photos, unless it’s under a break OR a quote.
WHY WILL PEOPLE NOT REALISE THAT WE DO NOT WRITE THE CAPTIONS UNLESS SIGNED OFF AND UNDER A BREAK.
A girl had a cigarette in her piercing and you see nothing wrong with that? Seriously?
First awful mod; My mate Josh went to get his ears professionally stretched to 22mm, they ended up cutting into blood vessel or something (can’t remember, I apologise) and it literally did not stop bleeding, so he ended up having to go to the hospital, where they stitched his ears up. I would show you the other picture but it’s quite… graphic.
Second awful mod; My boyfriend’s friend, Matt, decided that for his first tattoo, he wanted his hand done, and instead of having it done professionally, he wanted to do it himself. Idiot.
this guy wanted to buy some body jewelry. Here’s how our conversation went: Guy: Hey, do you work here? Yeah, I need a barbell for my piercing. Me: Oh, okay. What piercing? And then he proceeds to turn his head to show me the NASTIEST looking surface piercing on his cheek that I have ever seen. He had a fucking CURVED BARBELL in it (like what you would use for a septum piercing) and it was crusty and leaking puss and obviously infected/rejecting. Me: Um..oh..I think your piercing is rejecting.. Guy: NO IT’S NOT I’M A PIERCER. Me: Well..if anything, you shouldn’t put a straight barbell in it because it will reject quicker. Maybe one of those barbells with the 90 degree angles at the end? I’ve heard those are g— Guy: I’M A PIERCER I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
Needless to say, I sent him somewhere else. I’m not going to be responsible for his face falling off >:l
I was with a friend in Claire's watching this poor toddler get raped by a piercing gun clad employee. Her mother and three other women had to hold the screaming child down as they brutally forced crappy jewelry into her young, virgin lobes. We stood there in absolute horror.
"Jag är ju den där "red-haired girl from sweden". Nej jag piercar faktiskt i ett rum som är gjort för just för att pierca i! :) Hur har det med "awful mods" att göra? Du har antagligen inte sett något jag gjort :)"
I’m that “red-haired girl from Sweden.” No, I actually pierce in a room that’s meant to just be pierced in! :) How is this related to “awful mods”? You’ve probably never seen any of my work :)
i’m a qualified body piercer, i was taught in a studio by a proffesional. taught about hygiene and sterilization etc and have done many piercings on people.
i have everything at home, autoclaves, ultrasonic,waste bins, gloves you name it. but i would NEVER pierce at home.
people dont understand how risky and quickly it is to get an infection from a poorly cleaned surface. ALWAYS CHECK THE STERILE SURFACES AND EQUIPMENT.
i could have the cleanest house but id never do it.
just because it smells clean, doesn’t necessarily mean it is.
oh and buying a ”piercing kit” off ebay (needles,bars in a packet) doesnt make it any safer. its easy to put a piece of jewelry in an autoclave pouch but has it actually been through an autoclave cycle?
it the jewelry the right size?
is the needle the right size?……you have no idea.
stop mutilating your bodies. go to a professional.
ONE MORE THING…
the amount of piercings ive seen done at home and they used to come into the studio for our help, eg taking it out, changing jewelry whatever, after you all left the shop, we laughed at you.
Jag är ju den där "red-haired girl from sweden". Nej jag piercar faktiskt i ett rum som är gjort för just för att pierca i! :) Hur har det med "awful mods" att göra? Du har antagligen inte sett något jag gjort :)
I used to have Vanna as a friend on facebook, and on the picture of her getting her chest done, someone said "That'll never last" and you know what she said? "It's not supposed to, it'll just leave a really cool scar" ....
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.