Did you know? Silver jewelry should only be worn in 100% healed piercings. Sterling silver is made of 92.5% silver and 7.5% “other metal” (most common: copper). Nowadays, it’s rare that sterling silver contains nickel, but to be on the safe side, people with a nickel allergy should avoid wearing silver.
cooledmusic asked: The piercing shop near me does cartilage piercings. We asked if it's with a needle to make sure, and they said that it's done with a gun but with a special gun for cartilage that won't shatter it. I'm going to find somewhere that does it with a needle but my friend went with them for her piercing. I'm concerned, is this "cartilage gun" a real thing and if so how does it compare to needles and normal guns?
That is a load of BS and don’t listen to and “piercer” who says otherwise is full of it.
I’m not sure where you’re located, but especially if you’re in the US, you should be able to find a piercer using this.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENTS: This is a section of a “stick and poke tutorial” I found on Tumblr with almost 5,000 notes. The “instructions” also include gems such as “sanitize the shit out of the thing you’re about to stick yourself with - basically dunk it in alcohol”, and supplies include “a pin needle” and india ink… you know, because it’s $2 at the craft store.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Unprofessional, unsanitary, terrible looking images and almost 5,000 people saving or reblogging it for future use.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Only if the post is removed.
Submitter Comment: When I was 18 i thought it would be the coolest thing ever to get my whole body tattooed but i couldnt afford it. So i made the mistake of allowing somebody to do it out of my apartment.
The guy did use gloves and sterile needles but used tap water to clean the needles to change colors which i learned can put bacteria into your arm and you can loose you arm. The whole thing was shaded with a liner!! and there isnt a proper line done in the whole tattoo. 13 hours of pain and a story for life i warn you. GO TO A PROFESSIONAL
How It can be fixed:
I was lucky enough to find my current artist who was friendly and patient about figuring out an idea to cover up this horrible quarter sleeve that i had gotten. Take your time and dont rush into getting whatever idea pops into your head your going to go through many different ideas and you need to think it through. I finally did after 2 years with this horrible tattoo and im finally happy.
Can you spot the difference? IS vs mystery company. You should care what you choose to put in your body. #brandxpiercing #brandxtattooandpiercing #safepiercing #appmember
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Anonymous asked: Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy jewelry from places like Spencers?
Quite a few actually.
You won’t be getting implant grade titanium, implant grade steel, solid 14K or 18K gold.
You won’t be getting jewelry with a flawless, mirror finish.
You won’t be getting internally threaded jewelry.
You won’t be getting a lifetime warranty.
You won’t be getting jewelry that is custom fit for your anatomy. T-shirts aren’t one-size-fits-all, why should your jewelry?
But most importantly it won’t look as good as Anatometal, BVLA, or the few other quality companies. And you won’t be supporting a corporate business that doesn’t actually care about you or your safety instead of a small local business such as your local, reputable piercer.
This is meant to be a tattoo of a Dragon Ball Z character, done by an “artist” who isn’t licenced to do tattoos.
Where do I start with this one?! It was done in a clearly unsanitary room (which looks like a living room from the “artist’s” other photos), by someone who has no experience or knowledge of tattooing. The lines are awful, the face is awful, the shading is awful… it’s just not a very good tattoo and I would be extremely disappointed if this had been done to my body. Hopefully this person will be able to get it covered up well by a professional.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This is all work from an ex-friend of mine, who apprenticed through his senior year of high school and just started tattooing.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Oh where to start? The footprint tattoo, left footprint looks terrible, the writing looks like he freehanded it, and the shop shown in the background looks very unsanitary. (He told me it was so cramped you could only tattoo two people at one time). The skull is a little better but still, shading is bad and lines are wonky. The triangle is all sorts of crooked, when asked about it he said that the “position on the neck blew it out of proportion”. The writing and shading on the last two are just downright terrible and the cross behind “walk by faith” doesn’t look like a cross.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Think of a different profession, because sooner or later someone is going to get mad at you for messing up their body. Get better at tattooing if you’re going to work in a professional shop.
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