Someone I sort of know getting a stick and poke tattoo.
This is someone who’s getting a stick and poke tattoo in their dorm room.
How to fix it?:
Honestly, don’t do stick and poke tattoos in a messy dorm room - get them done professionally.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: A girl I used to go to school with got this tattoo in February this year. The problem? She was fourteen years old. Even worse is the fact that the man that tattooed her was a friend of her mother, and she let him do it on her. She was also going through a “hipster” phase and I think the unevenness was what she was trying to go for (But still it looks stupid).
WHAT’S AWFUL: The lines are shaky, the circles and segments are different sizes, and the row looks uneven. Also that he knowingly did it on a minor with parental permission, which is still illegal no matter where you are.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: To start, she could have gone to a professional who could turn her down and say “You’re under 18, we can’t do that”. Maybe she could get it covered or removed in three years
Source: Picture taken by me.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: I was with my buddy this summer and he last minute decided to get a tattoo. So, he chooses this painting he had on his wall, and brings it straight to the nearest person with a machine. I was with him for the line-work, and honestly I cringed when I saw it. But I didn’t have the heart to tell him how bad it looked. And it isn’t even finished yet.
What’s Awful: Not a single straight line in sight. The lines are very dodgy and broken (and in all honesty I did watch the tattooist inhale a couple joints before starting), and not to mention it was preformed out of an unsanitary home.
How it can be fixed: Go to a professional, wow.
Anonymous said: So I love the look of a captive ring for septum piercings, but I just can't understand how to open and close them. Would you please explain?
Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee
This technically isn’t a body modification, but I saw this and thought that the guide would help people new to the body mod world understand what to look for when getting pierced, since I’ve learned a LOT from this blog. The picture came from the link in the photo, from a shop called Extigma. They have since removed it.
destielheaven said: i want to get my cartiledge pierced, should i do it myself or go to a professional place like claires?
NO and FUCK NO. Claire’s is not a “professional place”. Please read up on piercing guns and through to piercing kits. After you’re done (hopefully) being thrown off either of those ideas forever, please locate an actual professional near you.
Care enough to take care of your body. Piercing is putting a purposeful wound in your body and I see no reason to get it done by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
Picked this pic up off of my Facebook. This girl goes to school with me she is 16. I know she has some terrible tattoos done by a local scratcher , but this just out does those. She “re-pierced” herself with a “wire” I’m pretty sure that’s a bread bag tie.
How it can be fixed: Take it out get a tetanus shot and stop making decisions that are gonna permanently mark your body till you are of age and in the right mind set to do so.
radiant-gray said: Hey! I just got my septum redone on Thursday and I know that everyone has a different healing times for their piercings, but I just didn't want to buy extra bigger jewlery if I didn't need it. Here's the problem, i requested a staple horseshoe so i can put it up for work. But i have sores on both sides of my nose (directly below the septum where the horse shoe ends la, and i was just wondering should i buy longer jewlery with a longer wearable area or should i just see if its initial swelling?
That happened to me too. It could be the staple is too narrow for your nose, or it could be swelling making that the case. If you can get back to your piercer, all you need to do is tell them that the staple is rubbing your nose raw inside and ask if they can widen up the bottom a bit, so the jewelry will go from being like |_| to more like \_/ (but probably not that wide, you get the point i hope). You shouldn’t need to buy longer wearable, just get them to widen the bottom part of it. Hopefully that’ll help you out.
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