this is a self submit! on Sunday may 27, I had my top navel pierced after some horrific scarring on my inverse navel several years ago made it impossible to re-pierce. I went to my normal piercing shop which I trust and have had only positive experiences with. unfortunately my piercer did rush the measuring and I am not sure she got an accurate reading or factored in the swelling allowance, but that afternoon I was in a lot of discomfort. I thought it was normal as the piercing was only a few hours old. the next day I cleaned and salt soaked, but I was still in a lot of pain - the kind you can’t take your mid off. I bathed it in warm water and then salt soaked again that night, as well as taking an aspirin to stop the swelling. at 5am the next morning, I woke up in extreme pain and had to have ice on my stomach until I went to school. the bottom ball was embedded in my skin. I went into the shop during lunch as it doesn’t open until 10, and had it looked at by the owner and head pierced at the shop. he agreed that the bar was not nearly long enough to allow for swelling and changed and replaced the bar free of charge. the impression left by the bottom ball was made under so much pressure that the skin has gone raw and stings, something I hope to heal with twice daily half hour salt soaks and placing a cover over the piercing to avoid it being snagged or irritated by my clothes. I’m still in a lot of pain - even though I had it checked out relatively quickly.
what’s awful: my piercer didn’t take enough time to think through their actions and it had a bad effect on their client! I didn’t ensure the bar would accommodate swelling and this also lead to a lot of pain and a prolonged healing time.
how it can be fixed: careful monitoring, salt soaks and visiting a professional with as little delay as possible. being thorough and making. sure your piercer talks you through the procedure to make sure they know what they are doing, whether it’s your first piercing or your fiftieth!
A girl I knew from high school posted this gem. I don’t know the back story, but it looks awful and I wouldn’t be surprised if some dude did this in a basement. Apparently its on her boyfriend.
What’s awful? Just look at dat face! Super wonky line work, the eyes are way off, the knobs on the guitar are absolutely horrendous. The top of the left arm and wrist are terribly off, pretty much everything about this tattoo just looks….bad.
How it could be fixed? Going to a shop where someone actually knows what they are doing and has experience with portrait work.
So I got asked to be a mod for this blog. And so here I am. I don’t really know what to put into an intro post, so how about I just do it like this:
Name: Kat Age: 19 Location: Delaware/Georgia Visible Modifications: “smiley”, 4g lobes (stretching back to 2g), industrial Modifications not shown: 12g horizontal nipples About myself: I like a lot of things that don’t seem to go together. Most people don’t expect me to be an outdoorsy type, but I love camping/hiking and I work as a lifeguard. I don’t go to nearly as many concerts/shows as I’d like to. I love science (mostly biology). I am a photography major.
Here is this awkward picture of myself:
(yes, that is totally the same post I wrote for awesomemods. look at all the fucks I give. :P )
And our newest member, Petra! You may well have already seen her ‘welcome’ post, but she’s a professional body jewellery designer, and has been pierced, punched, scalpelled and tattooed, and also had one of the rarest piercings in the world!
Okay so my laptop is a bit broken. As in the fan's broken and I'm awaiting a new one.
Our other fabulous moderators will keep us all in the loop and when I have access to a laptop I’ll get back to answering questions and approving submissions! Thanks for all the suggestions by the way guys, I figured my best bet is to replace the fan and cooling mechanism with help from a friend, and if it’s still broken then I better get saving!
Submitter comment: Somehow my sister convinced me to get my Helix pierced at a shop with a sketchy reputation in Toronto, Ontario. My underage sister and her underage best friend had gotten piercings there before since the prices are waaay cheaper than at the reputable places. My sister’s Nipple miraculously did not get infected but her Rook swelled to the point that the jewellery was beyond removal and she had to go to the hospital. Needless to say, my experience wasn’t that great either. My Helix became swollen, hot to the touch and purple within 3-4 days. When I returned to the shop to ask for help/advice, I was told it was fine and to just leave it alone for a few more days and continue to clean with alcohol. Eventually (after a visit to the doctor for antibiotics), the ring was removed and I’m now left with a scar and large bump on the back of my ear. Thank god the shop (Stinger Tattoo) has since closed down but I think they have re-opened a new location. At least the guy who messed up mine and my sister’s piercings no longer works there.
What’s awful: Shop with a poor reputation, piercing under-agers, poor after-care instruction, lack of knowledge about their field of work, general irresponsibility…need I go on?
How it can be fixed: Do some research before you pick your shop, don’t be pressured into going somewhere you don’t trust-low price doesn’t always mean its a good deal!!
Submitter comment: When I saw this on my newsfeed, I couldn’t ignore it. This kid says gauges and so do his friends, who all insist on using the term. Later on, they end up mentioning that it hurts when they gauge and to what gauge they gauged their gauges.
What’s Awful: They keep using incorrect terms, say that it hurt whenever they stretched their ears, and plenty of other things that I didn’t screencap.
How It Can Be Fixed: Chances are it probably can’t be because for some of them, the damage is already done. Plus, one of his friends is telling him that he doesn’t need any sort of lubricant for smaller sizes. Have fun with that. Proper stretching is greatly needed here.
Petra/Babypietattoo here. You may know me from our sister blog, AwesomeMods, or from the ads to my Etsy floating around. I’ve officially joined the AwfulMods moderator team! I’m a professional body jewelry designer and have personal experience with stretching, piercings, punches, scalpels, tattoos, and tooth filing. I once was Modblogged for having one of the rarest piercings in the world. Ain’t I a special snowflake?
Looking forward to answering/posting all things Awful!
We apologise for the interruption of normal services. So here's a picture of what happens when a blowout keloids!
Blowouts are easily avoided by correct stretching and proper methods, however keloid scarring is genetic and is unlikely to ever leave, surgery is sometimes an option however more keloids can grow along the wound line. Steroid creams and injections can be use to breakdown the scar tissue, however this is sometimes temporarily effective. Keloid scarring is more common with those of a darker skin tone, however nobody is immune.
Technically, the only bad thing here is that the blowout developed a keloid which spread far beyond the bounds of the original wound. FUNSIES!
Shocking people into seeing what can go wrong with modification is often the only way to stop them from ruining their bodies.
Also, if people want a submission removed, all they need to do is ask and we’ll remove it, no questions asked. You don’t need to tell us that ‘haters make you famous’ and thank us for the followers. You can just ask us to remove it rather than making a fool out of ones self.
Seriously though. Shock and horror and harsh words are often the only way to shake someone out of modifying badly. This blog educates and demonstrates what can and will go wrong if you modify badly, no matter how or why. You only have one body. Modification is serious. Don’t mess it up just because you think you can get a ‘great deal from a guy in a basement’ or a friend who will ‘pierce it for free’. Respect your body. Modify well.
bash on my shit all you fucking want little bitch, you got me 40+ new followers and there's been 100+ people on my blog for the past hour, ALL YOU'RE DOING IS MAKING ME MORE FAMOUS, i mean i'm fab as fuck and everyone loves me as it is, but really, thanks for the help c;
There’s 6 people who run this blog, six professional modification artists and 6 people who don’t appreciate poorly done and dangerous modification.
OH HATES MAKE U FAMOUS OMG LOLOL I AM SO FAMOUS NOW 40+ FOLLOWERS OMG I AM SO FAMOUS.
No, not everyone loves you, bad tattoos are unattractive to most.
It’s almost like you’re proud of ruining your body, before you’re even of age to do it properly. If you want to cover yourself in tattoos, wait until you’re old enough and get it done properly.
It’s nothing to be proud of.
Seriously, you’re modifying yourself badly, wait until you’re of legal age and visit a professional, rather than ruining your skin with bad scratchy tattoos and then paying through the nose to get them all fixed.