Found this on my newsfeed. This girl is about 15 or 16 years old.
What’s awful: She it from her friend with a homemade tattoo gun also it’s her and her ex- boyfriend’s initials surrounded by a big black blob. .
This was found on my Facebook newsfeed, of this guy asking whether he should ‘keep it’. I left a comment explaining the high risk of infection or rejection due to the jewellery not being fit for a surface piecing, and that placement is ridiculous for a straight barbell anyway. He tried to justify the fact he knows what he’s doing because his dad has ‘more original piercings’ than I do and that he apparently knows it’ll get infected but did it for the ‘havoc’ on Facebook.
What’s awful: the placement, the jewellery, the general lack of knowledge on why that won’t be a success.
How it can be fixed: just take it out!
Moderator comment: If you picture the beads as eyes, and the fingers as tentacles, it looks like a little upside-down squid. Cthulu bite.
- Petra / BabyPieTattoo
My client choose this beautiful opal piece by ANATOMETAL for her nostril. So pretty!(at Las Vegas Tattoo Co in Tampa Fl) Love me some Anatometal =)
I don’t understand why this is on awfulmodifications. There’s nothing wrong with it at all.
Piercing looks good to me, and it has high quality jewelry in it.
There isn’t! This piercing is perfect! I’m sorry. this was supposed to get reblogged to AWESOMEmodifications.
They do sell a lot of junk. I’m not going to deny that. (so does my local piercer)
HOWEVER, they also sell a lot of custom-order high quality jewelry (my local piercer at college keeps anatometal on hand [for fresh piercings] as well as the junk [just because? idk]). At least with metals and glass. For organics, you’re still going to go directly to the maker if you want custom.
And as far as not supporting the industry, I will ALWAYS tell people to first see what their local studio can do. However, if either your nearest studio is too far away to go for jewelry (me at home) or just has a small selection and you’re looking for something specific (me at college), then BAF is the perfect solution. I need money in my pocket too and I’m not about to spend the gas money for a 2 hour round trip+city parking just for a pair of plugs (and I know there are people who go a lot farther for their piercer). I understand your point, but I don’t think it’s always applicable.
Hopping in to add that BAF works very closely and has great relationships with jewelry companies and their local piercing shops in Texas. Jewelry companies that are also small businesses. Those companies know very well who they’re selling to. If you find that offensive, you might want to encourage more companies to do what BVLA did and only sell to physical stores. I just think it isn’t fair to call BAF the Walmart of the industry when shit like Ebay goes down with supplies, etc. Not to mention BAF donates quite a bit of money and their time to multiple charities. If I can’t make it to my piercer, that’s a pretty good second choice.
(On a personal note, if you guys haven’t seen my massive collection of jewelry, you’ll see the majority is from local shops or direct from the source and the only website I purchase from if I have to, is BAF.)
- Petra / BabyPieTattoo
tolive-and-tolose asked: I saw your BAF post, and I'd also just like to throw out that they're REALLY good about getting your jewelry to you quickly. They don't waste time. And like you said, they're very reasonably priced/affordable. I couldn't be happier with them. (:
From texas to DE it takes like…4 days tops to get to me and from texas to GA (and through the college’s mail system) it only takes like a week. Seriously I can order something on Monday and have it by Friday.
Iirc, they’re also fast with outside-the-US orders. :)
smugdeadlemon replied to your post: So…I did a stupid thing.
Don’t feel bad; I’ve seen quite a few popular tumblrs do this before. I can’t fathom why there isn’t a prompt for it.
Haha. It’s probably some sort of miracle that it took me this long to do that…
I hit a button and accidentally deleted our ENTIRE inbox. I didn’t even have an option to be like “no i didn’t want to do that kthnx” because tumblr didn’t ask…
SO, if you had any submissions or burning questions that haven’t been answered or posted, it’d be lovely if you could resubmit. It doesn’t look like there is currently anything in our queue, so if you submitted it and it’s not posted, it’s not getting posted unless you resubmit.
Sorry about that. I feel like an idiot.
Submitter Comment: Found this on facebook, i’m pretty sure those are eyebrow bars.
Moderator comment: As I was editing this post, the girl in the picture was fighting with the submitter over FB comments, deleting comments faster than I could screen grab them. Thanks for the fun! c;
- Petra / BabyPieTattoo
i thought you guys would enjoy this. :)
(Source: empiregrotesk, via alpaca-punch)