SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: The caption under this girl’s tattoo is “And that is how you cover up your exes name you stupidly had tattod on yourself :)”.
WHAT’S AWFUL: It’s wonky as hell and the colors aren’t even. In short? Everything.
What’s Awful: Lots! - Terrible placement right on the lip, went through almost vertically and was way too high up inside too, pierced with a CBR which would heal curved and didn’t even touch the outside of my lip due to the weird placement, 16 (rather than 14) gauge which contributed to it migrating… Also when I went back to the shop to ask her if it looked normal, she insisted nothing was wrong!
How it can be Fixed: Take it out and get it re-pierced. At a different shop, by someone who knows what they’re doing. That’s what I’ve done, and it’s looking a lot better so far this time. :)
I feel like I’ve been way over-submitting lately, but boy do I have my own horror story. Not as bad as some, but still stupid.
I begged my mom for years to get my ears pierced, and she finally relented when I was 11, and I had them pierced for my birthday at Walmart, with a gun. They healed pretty nicely, no infections or anything, but they are uneven. :c I can’t wear the kinds of earrings with the small post that goes through a hole in the jewelry in the front and back in one of my ears because of how bad the angle is.
Later I got my ears pierced a second time, again with a gun, and the right side was really bad, gross and crusty and soon after the healing period, I took the earring out and it healed right through, but I can still feel the scar tissue there. The second piercing on the left lobe, I still have, but it’s very poorly placed, and difficult for me to wear multiple earrings in my left ear because the holes are way too close.
When I was 14 is where the real horror begins. I decided I wanted to be cool and stretch my ears; the problem was I didn’t know how to begin. I didn’t even know they made tapers small enough for regular pierced ears, so I just said, what the hell, and spent about $50 on a shitload of cheap jewelry from Walmart. A lot of it was acrylic, all externally-threaded, and it was 14g (which I now know from comparing it to my septum jewelry). Because 14 year old me had no grasp of gauges, I just lubed up the jewelry, with water, and spent about twenty minutes with each hole just shoving the jewelry straight through.
It bled, it was painful and really crusty and disgusting, and I was using fucking tongue posts. Acrylic tongue posts. I’m sure I looked like a complete moron.
I honestly don’t even know how I managed this. Things actually healed up, though, and I wore the 14g jewelry for a little while after that before taking it out, and when I tried to put it in again, the fistulas had shrunk back to a normal earring gauge, and it’s been like this ever since.
My ears are still painful to wear earrings for a long time in, and they quickly get crusty and smelly, so normally I just keep jewelry out of them altogether. It doesn’t matter much, anyway, since I plan to get them re-pierced professionally with 16 or 14g, and then wait a nice long time and treat them well before beginning to stretch them again - this time the right way! And thanks to you lovely people, I know how to do it. <3
A few days ago at my college they had one of their annual “Knowledge Fairs.” While walking around the fair I came across a booth entitled “Think Before You Ink”, this booth showed a bunch of informative images and stories of poorly done tattoos and piercings and reasons you shouldn’t get them. At first glance I was pretty stoked that people were actually informing young people about the dangers of modifications when not done professionally. Than I noticed the images of Mexican Vampire Woman, Rick Genest, and The Mexican Mutant (images below.) I asked the woman running the booth why they were up there, she replied “to make people second guess getting tattoos.”
This doesn’t make any sense, if you want to show kids bad examples of facial tattoos or piercings you might want to find someone that isn’t successful because of their imag. For example Rick Genest has been seen in Lady Gaga music videos and even on high fashion runway. They also had the girl with the stars on her face and a small text from the Kimberley Vlaeminck vs Rouslan Toumaniantz case, the text said “This girl fell asleep while getting a tattoo and woke up with stars on her face.” With some actual research they would’ve found that Kimberley lost that case because she lied.
I told the woman about Awful Mods and gave her the site, hopefully they can properly educate the public next time.
These modifications aren’t awful, they are (apart from the stars on face case) beautiful, well planned and have aided their success.
Mexican Vampire Woman
The Mexican Mutant
SOURCE: I found it myself while browsing through videos on Youtube.com. The person’s account is on the video.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: She was very careless in doing this from what it looks like to be from her bedroom.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Everything is so unsanitary, she didn’t even bother to wear gloves! At the end when she finishes, I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t clean off everything the right way.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Go to a way more sanitary place and if she wants to do it herself so badly, at least wear gloves.
NOT DO IT.
Go to a professional.
Submitter Comment: This girl got this jewel done at a friends house. I’m sure that they were professional with their highly sophisticated lining.
What’s Awful: The entire piece. I cannot pin-point a thing that isn’t wrong with this.
How it can be fixed: With lazer removal surgery or having the common sense not to let an unprofessional tattoo artist tattoo you at their home.
- Submitter Comment: I did a lot of editing to fit your new guide lines, i hope you get a kick from this! I cut out the picture, it was just a tattoo she wants, I am the purple. I’m sorry i cut out the part of him insulting me and calling me fancy spoiled white girl.
- What’s Awful: This is a younger fifteen year old girl who goes to an international baccalaureate academy. I can not believe she would think of getting it not professionally. I also list why it’s such a bad idea.
- How this can be fixed: Not get the tattoo and attend biology classes.