My friend and I are starting a business. She's Yin and I'm Chang. Instead of Yin Yang we're going to be YinChang. We offer services such as ear piercing and matchmaking.Our preferred method of payment is free food, appreciation, and smiles.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: This is my friend’s ear. He went from a 20g to a 10g in less than two weeks. I have told him repeatedly to wait between each size. Before he even stretched his ear was majorly infected and that was about a month ago. Now he is doing this. I feel bad for his ears.
WHY IT’S AWFUL: 20g to 10g in less than 2 weeks, need I say anymore?
In response to your request, we have contacted the person involved. We have explained to them that such activity in Washington County must be licensed. She has indicated to us that they are no longer involved with such and have removed any website information regarding it. There should no longer be any such activity taking place at her residence. If you have further questions or information, please contact our department.
You guys have trained me so well! I've successfully and CORRECTLY reached 19mm on both lobes! It ticks me off that this blog gets so much hate for educating the idiots. You guys don't "force" anything. You simply correct people and teach them the rights and wrongs of piercings. Anyways. Thanks for running an awesome blog(:
SUBMITTERS COMMENT: WHY. It makes me sad that people would pay good money to look like an idiot for having huge tapers made from polymer clay. They also had this along with them: “I made these for those of you who like the look of gauges but don’t want to endure the wait or the pain involved in stretching your ear lobes. These are completely hand made by me with the strongest polymer clay available.”
When I was about 11 I decided that, after much pressure from my mom, I was going to get my ears pierced. So because she didn`t know better she took me to Claire`s to get it done with, what else, a piercing gun. The left ear went fine, but when the girl, who couldn`t have been more than 18, did my right ear she pierced her glove in to my ear. PIERCED HER GLOVE IN TO MY EAR. Of course she thought it was funny and started pulling on the glove to try to “loosen it up”. After about five minutes I was crying, blood was pouring down the side of my neck, and my mom was off looking at earrings. It didn`t heal for the longest time even though I followed the aftercare instructions I was given(which obv didn`t help matters), and when I was finally able to change earrings the piece of latex had actually partially grown in to my ear. It`s 11 years later, my ears are at a healthy and comfortable 00g, but even still I have issues with infection in my right ear that I attribute to that glove. So people, when getting your kid`s ears pierced, please go to a reputable shop!
The APP response: It has come to the attention of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) that a video has been widely circulated that depicts the installation of four surface anchors and immediate magnetic attachment of an electronic device to those fresh piercings.
The members of the organization have several concerns about this: While the APP recognizes surface anchors (the preferred terminology for this form of body art) as a “regular piercing,” the procedures in the video were performed with an instrument called a “dermal punch” or “biopsy punch.” This is a medical tool that is expressly forbidden to be used by body artists in the state where the piercer was located (New Jersey). Surface anchor procedures should be performed with the standard tool that piercers use for all piercings (an ordinary piercing needle). The video sets a bad example for others, and potentially opens the piercer to legal problems.
Though the procedures were self-done by the piercer on his own body, it is rumored that he is also offering the same service to the paying public. The Association would like to make it clear that attaching any object or device to fresh piercings is not an appropriate or acceptable procedure. There are added risks of complications from attaching anything to a fresh piercing including irritation, trauma, infection, migration, and rejection.