This is literally a rack of unidentified, acrylic barbells (I assume they are for tongue piercings judging by the size, however) with no size/gauge measurements anywhere in sight.
They are out in the open so literally anyone can touch them, and because they are acrylic - the actual bars, not just the balls on the end - they cannot be autoclaved. Lastly, acrylic is a poor material choice for body jewellery.
Ardene, the store I took this picture in, is a branch of Claire’s so they also support using a piercing gun for all their piercings, which is another problem entirelyl
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5 days later, (now) I want to stretch to 6G. but i need tapers. fuck.
I feel very, very sorry for your ears right now. Very.
What’s awful: Jumping 3 sizes in one go, and planning on stretching to another. Ear damage, blowouts and scar tissue ahoy!
How to fix it: Take your plugs out and leave them out. In three months, go to 14g. A month after that, 12g, a month after that, 10g, a month after that, 8g, a month after that, 6g. And so on and so forth (however 0g+ should wait 2-3 months). Tapers are NOT jewellery. You don’t drill a hole for a screw, and leave the drill bit in because ‘it’ll do’. No, it won’t. The same goes for tapers. Save your ears, you’ve only got two of them!
SUBMITTER COMMENT: So she pierced her own lip. And the one thats colored brown KNOWS EVERYTHING. The one in orange is a friend of mine, i did not by any means tell him to say that. But I am the one in red. *Whats wrong with it?* Wrong placement, probably done at someones house, by her “friends” who didn’t clean anything, didn’t wear gloves and pierced it with that earring. Come on guys? I admitted to doing mine myself when I was thirteen. I got my lip pierced this past October and even he said he was piercing where the old one was because it was in the right spot. Mind you I’m 19 and that scar while not big was still there.
Today when I was at work, a girl came in and asked me if we sell “fages.” Confused, I asked her to explain. She said “you know, fake gauges. Fages.” No no no no no. Worst term ever. Then later when I was explaining to a girl not to wear tapers as jewelry, my manager (who has ears stretched to 5/8ths) asked me why I tell people that. I told her about uneven distribution and long term wear of tapers and acrylic, etc. and said “isn’t the same as wearing the jewelry you’re wearing?” I was wearing glass hanging spirals. No, it’s not the same. My ears have been healed for three years, I don’t wear these for more than a few hours at a time, they are glass.. no. Just no all around.
So. All the freaking time you see people running around flailing screaming MAH ERRR IS INFECTEDDD. When, there’s actually a very, very slender chance that it actually is infected. Also, the majority of infections are picked up where the piercing was initially performed, through poor sterilisation methods and lacking in sanitation. Infections are incredibly rare in older piercings.
The ‘Is It Infected’ checklist.
Is it very hot to the touch?
Is the skin around the piercing dark red/purple?
Is there A LOT of swelling, more than expected?
Is there a dark yellow/brown/green/blood stained secretion?
Is there a foul odour?
Is it very painful to the touch?
Generally, a piercing needs 4/6 of these symptoms to be an infection, although if you seriously suspect you have one with only a couple of the more serious symptoms (the pus, smell and significant swelling for example), get your behind to a medical professional.
Let’s compare this to the ‘Is It Irritated?’ Checklist
Warm to touch
Slight redness around piercing site
A light cream/white/light yellow substance being excreted, drying to a yellow crust?
Painful to touch?
See the difference here? Irritation is able to be treated with chamomile compresses, salt soaks and general babying. It’s annoying, but not serious and can be treated using various at-home remedies. It’s sometimes as simple as changing jewellery, or just not playing with it.
A piercing infection is very, very serious. If you suspect that you have a piercing infection, DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWELLERY, EVEN IF THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ASKS YOU TO! Get to an ER/A&E/Doctor and tell them you have an infected piercing. They will prescribe you a broad-spectrum antibiotic. ALWAYS TAKE ALL OF THE PRESCRIBED PILLS. Just because you feel better, doesn’t mean you should stop taking the pill cycle early. An infection can reoccur if you finish a cycle early.
Infections cannot be treated with at-home remedies, unlike irritation. Infections can be life threatening, and should be treated medically!
Law and Order SVU has an open casting call in NYC for heavily-modded extras.
Alright NYC ModBloggers, we’ve got a casting call for anyone with heavy modifications.
Law & Order SVU is looking to feature people with extreme body modifications for the upcoming episode “Strange Beauty.” Specifically, we are looking for people with large sub dermal implants, pointed ears, filed teeth, and other alterations and amputations, extreme piercings, and scarification. This is a paid gig in the NYC area, most likely near Coney Island, and will include a brief on-camera feature, no speaking, and no experience necessary. Depending upon the scene and your involvement, rates will vary starting at the regular SAG (Screen Actors Guild) background rate of $142.00 for 8 hours with overtime after 8 hours. The tentative work date is Friday, April 27th. All inquiries about rates and specifics welcome.
My ears absolutely refuse to stretch up from a 2 to a 0.
I’m gonna murder someone.
It’s been 2 months now, and I’ve tried 3 times.
I’m so beyond tired of waiting.
You’re forgetting the almighty, magical and mystical 1g or 7mm. These can easily be bought from your local reputable piercing shop, or online at www.bodyartforms.com. A 2mm jump is too big for all ears, which is why your ears won’t stretch, despite waiting a good amount of time. Buy something single flared, in titanium, surgical steel or glass, and you should be good to go!