What’s awful; This REALLY REALLY needs to be seen. The girl touches her belly button, and the guys gloves, AND HE PIERCES IT ANYWAY. He doesn’t clean it again or put on new gloves. He just goes on and pierces it. It doesn’t even look like a shop..
How this can be fixed; I don’t think it can, she just needs to realize she can’t keep touching it.
Ooof, this is terrible. That jewelry isn’t sterile, even if you use tweezers to pick it up! The worst part imo is the very end where he just wipes down the forceps and puts them back in a pouch; he’s clearly not going to actually clean and sterilize those.
About an hour ago I finally plucked up the courage to split my gum webbing and re-pierce my philtrum. Even as it is now, I’m so happy with how it looks. I’ll be sure to take some photos of it once it’s healed and I’ve got my new jewelry in it. ^_^
Oh look, a Tumblr famous person essentially telling all her followers that ‘HEY IT’S OKAY TO SLICE YOUR OWN MOUTH OPEN AND PIERCE YOURSELF’.
Newsflash guys. The girl above is an idiot. Don’t do it. You’re better than that. I mean really, practically performing a frenectomy on yourself when it has to be done in sterile conditions as the risk of infection is so high? And then going an piercing right next to it?
Why don’t people with so called ‘fame’ do something fucking good with it.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: This guy who did this tattoo did my labret piercing 7 months ago. He did a good job on my piercing. He did it in a clean room (not at my house, in his actually studio) with gloves, sterilized needle, autoclave, correct and high quality jewelry, etc. It seems to me that he actually does good piercings, but his tattoos are definitely a different story, like this one. I was thinking about getting a tattoo from him until I saw the picture above.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Well, really, what isn’t? The lines are pretty wonky and the shading is horrible. I don’t even know if it can be fixed unless you get it removed.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I know this girl through an old friend. She recently turned 18 and decided to go get a bunch of tattoos. Problem is the girl we know in common has many poorly done tattoos as well.
WHAT’S AWFUL: I can only assume she was trying to go for the sparrow that everyone has but ended up with some fish/bird/reptile thing. There seems to be a double set of wings that don’t match at all. One side is long and narrow, while the other is short and somewhat more bubbly. I don’t even know what’s going on with the tail feathers.
So, I have two Claire’s horror stories for you all.
First, is my own. I was a young kid who wanted to fit in and begged to get my ears pierced. No one in my family knew where to get them done, so we just went to Claire’s. I followed all of their instructions, the twisting of the earrings, cleaning with their solution, and so on. One day I ended up hitting my ear against something. It became swollen, so I iced it, and thought that it would go away, but it turns out that my lobe just swelled up and ate the earring. I had to go to the doctor, where they had to cut it out of my ear.
The second story I have is of my stepsister. She decided that one day she wanted the cartilage of her ear pierced. She went to Claire’s because that’s where she thought it would be best to get it done. They pierced it with a gun and she followed all of the directions that they give to everyone. About a month later, her ear became very swollen to the point she needed to take out the earring she was pierced with. After the swelling went down, there was a keloid that was left over from where she was pierced.
Please spend the money to get properly pierced. It’s worth it.
Maybe They Do Things Differently in the Alameda Bay Area.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: I apologize in advance for my lack of wit and lack of photo - though I was alone with him for a great deal of time, I couldn’t have snapped a picture.
A bit of background: I work at a law office with a very liberal atmosphere, in the heart of Downtown. We have a woman working here who is neck and neck with Rick Genest. V. liberal.
My office is currently hiring, so my co-workers and I have been judging all of the potential candidates based solely on their physical appearance.
As I understand it, stretching your ears is supposed to be taken slowly, methodically, and seriously. Apparently, the candidate in question had never heard that edict. For the interview, he wore a suit and taken out his plugs, but oddly left in his nose ring that looked a bit like a silver booger. More importantly, he had the worst, most hilarious Cat Butt Ears I have ever seen, and he seemed completely unaware. I christened him Cat Butt Ears and now no one will be able to think of anything else when they see him (if he gets hired).
How to fix this problem? Stretch slowly, and liberally massage your ears with oil!
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I’m friends with one of my little sister’s friends on facebook. As I’m scrolling down my newsfeed, I see that she got her nose pierced.
WHAT’S AWFUL: This girl is wearing an earring in a nose piercing, which she had done at her friend’s house. What’s worse? She is thirteen years old. The boy who did it is fourteen. They are both underage, and did the piercing in unsanitary conditions. I shudder to think of what else they will do.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Take it out, and wait until you are old enough to actually get a nose piercing.
not a question, but i just thought i would let you guys know that i was in sally's beauty supply the other day and i saw piercing guns at the register and i rolled my eyes then as i looked closer, i saw they now make piercing guns made entirely out of stainless steel, i'm assuming, so they can be autoclaved and i am just so disappointed like i get that the company might be realizing that it sounds like a good idea but it doesn't change the fact that it's a gun anyway that's all bye :)
I see these shit piercing guns every time I go there. I hate it, but it’s pretty much the only place I can reliably get hair bleach/dye, so I give them my money anyway. I suppose there’s always the internet, but that requires planning…
A girl that I went to school with this last year, considers herself a ‘professional piercer.’
She orders needles online, orders bulk jewelry online (some of which is acrylic and nasty) and pierces people for cheap. She does cartilage piercings with guns, or reuses needles. She’s only 12 or 13. But the awful-ness of the story doesn’t end there.
She does have some ‘professionally’ done piercings, done at the least reputable piercer where I live. These piercings include : A rejecting and infected industrial. A crooked, inflamed belly ring she changed in around a month.
She also pierces herself, mainly her cartilage. Her ears are full of studs from piercing guns, and they all look kinda crooked. It even looks like her ears have pimples in-between them, but, can ears even get those? She’s gotten to a 0g fairly quickly, and often wears acrylic tapers for days. She’s also pierced her ‘downstairs’ , but to be more specific, her clitoral hood.
But here’s my favorite part of this long story. She often just leaves her jewelry laying around her room, but mostly on her ‘Body Jewelry Station’ which is just a plastic container with drawers. Her ‘Station’ is in-between two rat cages, each with around 6 rats in it. She lets them crawl around the room, and unfortunately, on her body jewelry.
This story just goes to sum up, awful mods are everywhere. And it’s really nasty.
I remember hearing about this “awesome Deathbat tattoo” when it was first done. She has gotten a lot of grief about it since…
What’s awful: The original tattoo was a home tattoo, when she was drunk, and only 15 or 16. The cover-up doesn’t look like it was done well. What’s worse: Everyone on her Facebook page says it was “well done”, “awesome”, and “really good.”
How to get it fixed: I would say cover up, but that probably isn’t much of an option anymore.
SUBMITTERS COMMENT: This is a boy I went to school with. He’s covered in hand done tattoos that are just horrid. His ears are also stretched but look very thin and he has had an array of badly done home piercings.
Whats awful?: His tattoos are very badly done and look just plain awful.
people who get their ears pierced with a gun. I had mine pierced at claires with a
piercing gun. Everything went fine. It never got swollen, it had gotten a tiny bit red, but that’s it. I cleaned it every night and I even stretched it to a 00g. Since I had tiny lobes to begin with my earlobes are tiny as mess, oh well.
Whats awful: pretty much if you’re judging how bad piercing guns are by other peoples pic’s whats the point? Go by experience.
Help: If you get your ear’s pierced with a gun the RIGHT way, clean them every night and they’ll be fine.
MOD COMMENT. NEWS FLASH. THERE IS NO WAY TO PIERCE AN EAR USING THE GUN THE ‘RIGHT’ WAY. THEY MAY BE FINE IN SOME EVENTUALITIES, BUT THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY TO PIERCE WITH A GUN. PIERCING GUNS ARE DANGEROUS AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED. NEEDLES EXIST FOR A REASON.
THERE IS NO REASON TO USE A DANGEROUS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT ON THE HUMAN BODY.
Also, your lobe placement is seriously off, and very thin at the bottom. Which will be the result of poor placement because of the gunned piercing.
I saw this today and immediately thought of this blog: While I was walking around a local shopping centre, I saw a little prop up booth made with little partitioning walls they use in offices and was horrified to see that it was a TATTOO "STUDIO". What made it worse- THERE WAS SOMEONE GETTING TATTOO'D IN THERE! It was horribly unsanitary and I doubt the guy was even licensed, they just printed out pictures of celebrities with tattoos and posted them all over the booth.
Would anyone know of a really good studio in Quantico, VA? I recently (Last 2-3 months) got a Christina piecing in Oceanside, CA (At the most wonderful studio ever Tracy's I HIGHLY recommend them totally professional) and I'm terrified it might be rejecting... I want to go somewhere to get my poor piercing checked, but I can't seem to find a good studio or at least one slightly trust-worthy. Any help would be wonderful.... I'm sorry in advance to be a bother.
Anyone? Maybe not in, but near there? Message the original asker, please. Not us.
Not awful, but my friend is almost done with his apprenticeship and I wanted to gush about how proud I am <3 He refused to tattoo anyone until he got his license, and has kept his word entirely, despite being asked all the time by our classmates. It's hard work, people, but THIS IS HOW YOU LEARN TO TATTOO. Not by poking someone with a thread-wrapped safety pin in your cousin's basement. /rant
And a few more for viewing pleasure. There were so many too choose from because she has over 160+ amazing tattoos in her ‘tattoos and such :)’ album.
(source) -the lines, the alignment, the text, it’s all awful.
(source) -the lines, how bold the one on the right is, and thin the one on the left is, the different tails, how some things are filled in on the right fish… but not the left? Not to mention just how they are awful all around…
(source) -the alignment! The line on the top of the tunnel, how the curve of the top of the plant is so uneven, the messed up lines on dem lips, the teeth, and not to mention all those multiple lines where she messed up and tried to fix..
(source) -It looks like the outline for a sketch that someone JUST started.. I mean it looks like it’s done in pencil, those fingers are terrible, I can’t tell if the woman is pregnant or holding a child, it’s not even good for a sketch.
(source) -Well besides those nice wobbly lines for the star, look how professional she is drawing a penis in before filling the rest in..
(source) -Those are supposed to be matching tattoos as friendship tattoos on two girls that are 17/18? Well they aren’t identical to begin with, but as individual tattoos they aren’t even symmetrical, the thickness isn’t consistent, the bottom parts of the anchors are just awful, and they look just like they done in sharpie..
What’s Awful: Well everything, besides that they are awful tattoos, she is working out of her home, she calls her clients guinea pigs (and that doesn’t just scream red light, does it??) She does tattoos on herself, she’s doing COVER UPS FOR PEOPLE. She says “I DO NOT DO DUPLICATES” but I have seen plenty of designs that are online. I commented on one photo, and in a nice way told her if this was something she wanted to do, she should apprentice, practice on pig skin, and learn about tattooing before she’s doing it on peoples bodies. She should be fully aware of what is happening to the skin, what risks there are, and how to prevent infection. She should refine her art skills, and work in a professional sterile environment.. She deleted me as a friend right after, and has taken none of that advice. I also had a friend who went to her, and she had tattooed so deeply into the skin it scarred. She has tried to get it fixed, but the color wont hold on the scar tissue.
How it can be fixed: Well some of the hand tattoos she does are so big and mainly black I don’t know what besides laser tattoo removal. On other bigger parts maybe you could get them covered up? Don’t go to an unprofessional! Don’t settle on crap work..
SUBMITTERS COMMENT: I don’t have a picture, but I still keep seeing people defending piercing guns, and I thought I should share a little story. When I was about 10, I really wanted my ears pierced, so my mum took me to Claires. Not the first time I’d had my ears pierced either, but being younger I’d taken them out. It wasn’t something my mum did lightly, I’d mithered her for months, and she’d been to Claires before to ask how safe it was. So anyway, as soon as I’d got them pierced, they were angry red and sore as hell, but I didn’t think anything of it, apparently the burn was ‘normal’ but after a week, they were still red, and swollen. So swollen, in fact, the back of the too small earring they’d put into my ear had completely disappeared. Guess where I ended up next? If you guessed A&E, you were right. Four hours of people painfully digging into my ear, trying to get the earring out, and nothing. So I had to have surgery, on my ear. And it gets even better, because they didn’t take out the back of the earring, which is still floating around, inside my ear. My other ear is so badly scarred from the piercing gun that I can never have them pierced again.
WHATS AWFUL: I had to have freaking surgery! And there’s an earring back in my ear, and when I went on holiday a few years later, I set off a metal detector and had to spend 10 minutes explaining to security why my ear was full of metal. Plus, the wicked bad scarring.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Don’t get your ears pierced with a piercing gun, unless you like horrific scarring and the possibility of surgery.
good news actually, I got a friend of mine, a pro piercer to talk to her and convinced her to take down her FB page and she’s also going to slowly remove videos on youtube. She said she felt stupid about it and knows what she’s doing is wrong :o woot
Let me paint you a picture with my words. A horrid, disgusting picture.
The day was July 30th. the location, Charlotte, NC at warped tour. my friends and I were standing in line surrounded by terrible, terrible piercings and stretches. I mean some of these things were just awful. cat buttholes and improper jewelry galore.
when all of a sudden I spy the worst thing I have ever seen.
This kid’s poor lobes. were bleeding. in line. at warped tour. and not just bleeding. covered in dry, crusty, old blood and sebum oozing out of every side. If ear lobes had eyes this one would be sobbing.
they were beyond red. almost purple.
I have seen some pretty bad ears in my day, but NEVER have I seen ears that made me literally have to hold back from vomiting. I really wish I could have inconspicuously gotten a picture of how bad it was.
how to fix this atrocity: TAKE THOSE PUPPIES OUT! DOWNSIZE! possibly antibiotics because it looked like it was probably infected. and sad. those ears were so sad.
This is a story of caution to those getting tattooed.
Source: These are my tattoos
This is what’s done of my right forearm. At first glance, it looks great. However, look closely at the top four bands(The two sets of two lines).
And the wonkiness is exposed. The bottom three were done by an artist in NYC, and look fabulous. However, when visiting my hometown, I decided to have them finished by an artist there. I went to a nearby shop, which seemed perfect. It was clean, beautifully furnished and the sole artist that worked there had a stellar portfolio and a background in pinstriping, making him seemingly the perfect person to finish my bands. However, when I went to discuss the tattoo with him, he was less than enthusiastic and almost rude to me. I ignored it, brushing it off as the douchiness that plagues a lot of tattoo artists, and decided the let him work on me, figuring the tattoo would turn out great no matter how he acted. Things started going downhill quickly. He drew two guide lines on in sharpie in under a minute, which made me nervous. My previous artist drew the bands up on a stencil with a ruler(the seemingly obvious way to do it) and spent a painstaking amount of time ensuring they were placed correctly. However, I figured he knew what he was doing and said nothing. As he tattooed me, it became increasingly apparent that he had absolutely no desire to be working on me. He tattooed two of the four bands(leaving out the thinner ones in the set) and said it was done. I very specifically indicated I wanted four at the beginning of the session, and when I reiterated this to him, he became annoyed and jacked up the price of the tattoo from $115 to $210. And proceeded to freehand on the thinner ones. I later found out from my current artist that the man overcharges people on tattoos he deems not worth his time and that he even kicked someone out of his shop for having scratcher tattoos(They were looking to have them covered and before they could say a word, he told them to get out of his shop ‘with that shit on theire arm, how stupid were they’.)
I guess what I’m trying to get across here is that if the artist you’re considering having work on you is rude and seems uninterested, you should probably look elsewhere, even if they have a great portfolio. In my experience, I’ve had three skilled artists that were assholes work on me, and every time I’ve ended up overcharged and with a sloppy tattoo someone else had to fix.
These were done at Flying Eye Tattoo in Elizabethon, TN.
What’s awful: I paid $215 for some wonky ass lines and two hours of an artist making me feel stupid.
How to fix it: I should have gone to another shop. The actual tattoo isn’t really fixable, unless I cover them or thicken the lines, neither of which I want.
Submitter Comment: I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook and saw this. I don’t know the guy who did it (though he’s on my friend list and I don’t even know why), all I know about him is that he’s 19 or 20 and this one was done at his living room. He also calls himself a “self-taught professional”, which is utter BS.
What’s Wrong: Just look at it. Lines, shading, “colours”: everything is f*cked up and it was done in unsanitary enviroment.
How it can be fixed: Go to a professional shop and get a cover-up.
Submitter’s Comment: I was scrolling down my dashboard earlier, and I came across this.
What’s Awful: 3 things are wrong with this. The first being that it’s clearly done at home. The second is that the people doing it clearly used a sewing needle, instead of a proper piercing needle and the last being that they put the needle through the skin first. Now, the person clearly used instagram and the tags were as follows: #shescreamedalot #ishouldbeapropiercer #lipring #needle First of all, of course she would scream! It would hurt like hell considering the fact that they put the needle in the wrong way. I myself have a lip ring, and when I asked my piercer which way would be best, he said through the tissue because it would hurt way less and would lower the risk of infection. Second, no you really shouldn’t get into the piercing industry, since you clearly don’t know how to do it.
How It Can Be Fixed: Take the needle out and let the hole heal. Wait a few months, then fork out the money to get it done professionally if you really want it that bad.
I’d just like to point out that there isn’t necessarily anything “wrong” with piercing a lip from the outside-in. It can sometimes cause slightly more discomfort, but it doesn’t affect the risk of infection. Infection comes from the piercing being exposed to bacteria, whether the piercer does it or the client does it by not keeping up with aftercare. So don’t run away if your piercer tries to pierce your lip from the outside-in. ;)
So today, after seeing two of my Facebook friends claim an online “offer” for $30 tattoos, I decided to check this place out (after all, you can’t get very good work done for a meager thirty bucks). Despite being an actual studio located some place in North Dakota and having some work that really wasn’t bad at all, most of their art is far from professional looking. Wonky linework, nasty, blotchy coloring, and something that looks like a maggot with horns and wings. DEFINITELY talking my friends out of this one.
What’s awful: DEM LINES. DAT COLORING. AND THAT GOD DARN MAGGOT BUTTERFLY
How it can be fixed: DO YOUR RESEARCH, FOR GOD’S SAKE. CHECK PORTFOLIOS, CONTACT OTHER CLIENTS, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
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