SAFE PIERCING: can a hard material (titanium, for example) be worn in a medusa piercing and not do damage to teeth or gums? or should a... -
It’s a common misconception that you need plastic in an oral piercing to avoid tooth and gum damage. It’s less about the material and more about the size. Many oral piercings are performed with slightly longer jewelry to account for swelling. Once the swelling has passed the jewelry needs to be downsized
SUBMITTER COMMENT: A friend of mine goth this done a couple of months ago. Shes 15 and she said a friend did it. Considering shes underage I doubt it was at a legal shop.
WHATS AWFUL: The shading is bad the lines are wobbly. She drew the image herself.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Coverup.
Submitter’s comment: In addition to the “I love my family” tattoo that was submitted a few days ago, I found Facebook page of the girl who did the tattoo, looked around, and found a couple more tattoos that she has done. The arm on the left is her, and the right is her boyfriend’s, both tattoos were done by her. This is a tattoo that she did on her brother. In the comments, she claims that they are “pretty good for never having touched a machine before!”
What’s awful: First of all, she admitted to not being experienced whatsoever. She basically picked up a tattoo machine and went at it with no knowledge of how to tattoo. The writing is completely horrible, some lines are darker than others, inconsistent script, it looks like it was written by a five year old. I cannot get over how that fishing lure looks…and the “gone fishing” script is just scary. Everything about these tattoos is horrible!
SOURCE:(Not directly linked as it’s just my photobucket)
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Well, a little history I guess. These are my lobes today. (Please note they’re not actually this yucky pinky-red, I have a pink light which reeks havoc on my photo levels) I had them pierced with a gun when I was 12 at a hairdressers, where my aunt signed me off pretending to be my mum. Quality stuff, wonky and everything. I began stretching when I was about 18, I bought a nasty acrylic taper and similar screw-closure tunnels from the local goth shop. (The very same shop who have almost everything out to touch. One time my sister was in there, some girls stuck jewellery in their piercings and put it back, and the guy behind the counter got mad and said he’d have to “disinfect it all again”. Ugh. Just. No.) The girl who served me at the time said going from where I was to 3mm would be fine and to use vaseline. I did exactly that over the course of 2 days, along with a little blood and a nasty throbbing pain.
I know a lot better now. I later went up to 4mm by just popping the next size of acrylic in the day before an event.
I since let them shrink back, and have been stretching again using the correct methods shown in your stretching guide. (THANK you <3) I’m only back to a 2.4, but I’m kinda worried about the placement and any potential scar tissue? When I was younger I tried for 5mm, but one of my lobes was having none of it, which makes me think a little bundle of NOPE could be preventing me there. My goal size is 1” one day, but the way things are positioned I just feel like even with regular downsizing, my ears and going to look awfully thin. My local piercer said that the lobes should even themselves out over time and be just fine, but I’m starting to doubt their judgement after hearing some of the other stuff they’ve come out with. (I was told by the same guy that every surface piercing, even with a staple bar, will reject and they’re all pretty pointless.)
Magical mods, what are your opinions? These holes won’t close up completely as I had them out about a year before. Would it be worth getting them maybe dermal punched into a better placement and to remove any little bits of scarring?
WHAT’S AWFUL: Placement.
First things first: for the scar tissue, try massages. They’ll help break it up slowly over time.
I agree that the placement is not ideal, especially if you want to go much larger. I would try to get them to downsize as much as possible (while doing massages), and (provided they don’t close on their own) possibly look into scalpelling or having them closed by a professional and pierced again later. They’re so off from being centered that I’m not sure what your best bet will be at this point. If you send us your location we can try to help find a body modification artist near you that you can have a consultation in-person with.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Saw this come up on my dash and I honestly thought it never would. I thought the people I was following had more sense than to do something dumb like this.
WHAT’S AWFUL: It’s a stick and poke. What more needs to be said? Apart from being rather poorly done, it is incredibly unhygienic and unhealthy to even consider doing stick & poke tattoos. I’m willing to bet this person had no autoclave, no tattooing experience, nada.
At least with their placement choice it probably won’t stick very well.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I have no intention of buying them as I’m at my GS. Just curious mainly.
I’m not gonna go too in-depth here because I’m not sure if this has been posted before, but they’re acrylic. We do not recommend stretching with acrylic anyway, so the material makes it a bad idea automatically.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I’m actually submitting myself on here in hopes people will read this and take their time before getting a tattoo. I was 16 when I got this done (in Idaho, you could get tattooed at 14 with parental consent.) I brought in a very clear picture of the leaves, and told him I wanted it exactly like the picture. Needless to say, I did not get it. The stencil looked like the picture, but the tattoo did not. I went back in when I was 18 to see what could be done, only to find out that the guy who did mine was fired for terrible work. I’ve gotten it “fixed” as much as I could, now it just looks like black blobs on my chest. Trust with your artist is important. If you ever feel uncomfortable, don’t do it.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I found this while scrolling through my newsfeed.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Everything about this tattoo just doesn’t seem right. The shading. The lines. Everything.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT:I found this photo from fb newsfeed. Friend of mine has done it, apparently drunk, for her friend. She has been doing tattoos for few years now and this is her handwork.. Tattooist is 24 and tattooed is around the same age. Tattooed girl has pictures from her new beauty on her fb page and tattoo shows in every photo.
WHAT’S AWFUL:Do i really have to say something?
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I went to high school with this girl, she is a couple years younger than me and I saw this tattoo on her Facebook. In the comments, it was evident that one of her friends (not a professional) did the tattoo for her.
WHAT’S AWFUL: The lines in the writing and the hearts are completely uneven. It looks like there are some mistake lines in the ‘e’ in ‘love’ that have been gone over again. The ‘F’ in family - good god. And the fact that it was written by a 5 year old.