SUBMITTER COMMENT: This girl went from a 20g mall piercing to a 2g in 6 weeks. Her instagram documents it, along with this complete idiot giving her equally as awful advice on every other photo.
HOW TO FIX IT: STOP PUTTING STUFF IN YOUR EARS. Jesus Christ, when did it become a race? I don’t think much can be done at this point beyond taking them out and waiting like any sane person would do.
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SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This girl is on my Facebook friends list. She is only 14 years old. She just posted a status and these pictures. Some other girl commented saying that it was stupid, and it will get infected. She replied that she knows, but she doesn’t care.
She used the exact technique that you have on blast on your blog right now. She actually posted a picture of a pencil with needle stuck in the eraser. She didn’t even bother cleaning the needle before taking the picture. It’s all crusty and gross.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Um, everything. First of all, she’s 14. Second, she did it herself using a pencil and a pin/sewing needle. Third, it looks like she did it in her bathroom. Fourth, it’s just terrible looking.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: She’s going to have to wait. She can’t get it professionally fixed because she is underage. I’d say she should see a doctor because it will probably be infected by morning, if it isn’t already.
Let’s talk for a minute about the vast majority of commercially available jewelry marketed for pierced ears.
Below you will see a picture of 14K gold jewelry that supposedly is safe and comfortable.
1. The edges of the jewelry appear sharp and the finish is less than mirror finish. Open grooves in the backing and the rough, sharp edges can damage piercings and harbor bacteria and debris.
2. The wonderful 14K gold stamping. The stamping is on the post of the earring, and the crevices and edges are a perfect breeding ground for nasty pathogens.
3. Super sharp threading on the post. I have seen this sort of threading go as far up as 3/4 of the way up the post, essentially causing the piercing to constantly be irritated and damaged. Rubbing this threading even against normal skin can cut into the surface… OUCH!
4. The 14K gold means quality, right? WRONG! The karat only tells you of the percentage of gold in the jewelry in GENERAL. It does not specify if the post, backing, front design or any other part of the jewelry is gold, or even if it is plated! Plated gold can flake off and cause rough edges and expose the wearer to the metals under the plating, which can contain lead (toxic), nickel (a common metal causing reactions), copper and other “stuff” to make the jewelry harder, brighter and more “gold looking”.
Long story short, the jewelry going through your body should ALWAYS be implant grade, with a mirror finish and no rough edges, and not have imprints or other marks where bacteria can colonize. We love using neometal threadless titanium labrets, which come in many different lengths (for chubby or thin lobes) and tons of threadless top choices! Stop by today and pick up some truly safe, implant grade quality jewelry and see what a wonderful difference it makes!
Submitter’s comment: This is my friend of about 4 years now and her boyfriend. The girl’s step dad tattoos out of their home, where they smoke and eat. Tattoos people of age only but does very sloppy work. She says he’s been tattooing for 30 something years now. She has mentioned to me before she would like to go to another tattoo artist because he’s sloppy but doesn’t want to hurt his feelings and she doesnt have to money. She’s also pierced herself at school.
What’s awful: Wonky lines, Very unsanitary, sloppy sloppy work.
P.s. Love this blog. lots and lots. it’s taught me a lot about my own modifications.
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(SOURCE)- Zjebany Piercing via Facebook
Submitter’s Comments: Was cruising on Zjebany Piercing on Facebook and saw this….creation.
Why It’s Awful?: Horrible, incorrect jewelry. Those look like skin divers but I might be wrong, along with bioflex barbells in a ‘surface piercing.’ What’s that black thing lining her neck?! It looks like those plastic things you tie/lock your luggage with when you go on a plane.
How It Can Be Fixed?: TAKE EVERYTHING OUT!
Anonymous said: Hi! In reference about the question you were asked about one needle used to make four separate holes, why exactly is it that the same needle cant be used in the same sitting on one client? Just super curious. thanks :)
The cutting portion of the needle will become extremely dull after being used once compared to being unused. A dull needle will cause more unwanted trauma and discomfort for the piercee as opposed to a new unused needle.
Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee
**MORE FROM RYAN BELOW**
Piercing needles are very finely sharpened, they are not designed to be used for more than one puncture. Here are some pictures that illustrate how quickly a beveled needle dulls from use. These are pictures of syringe needles (very similar in design to piercing needles) under magnification after use.
I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but I saw it on a website a while ago. I can’t stop cringing.
usually i don’t bother reformatting posts that aren’t submitted properly but these are just so awful I needed to.
WHAT’S WRONG: well…pretty obvious at least a little bit. The incorrect jewelry is causing severe irritation and also some of the barbells are sinking into the skin and some are not deep enough even if they were proper jewelry. If I had to take a guess at what this was, I’d say it’s someone trying to keep their corset piercing hole open so they can do it again later. This is not the right way to go about this at all. Also it looks like the bottom ones are placed UNDER where pants would go, which will only make things worse. The placement of the piercings isn’t even, one side is lower than the other.
HOW TO FIX IT: take it out. Maybe visit a doctor first to officially make sure no infection has set in, then take them out once anti-biotics have started.
(I realized I hadnt sourced it so I resubmitted it)
I found these while scrolling through my face book sometime in November
Its from a 15 year old girl I used to be close friends with & she has been tattooing herself & friends
She has no licencing or practice yet went straight on to tattooing people
The top two are an example of the larger pieces shes done on herself, where as the others are what she has done on other people
So this is my ear after buying “silicone” tunnels. They were obviously a cheap plastic, as I have had silicone before with no problems and actually love them. They fit perfectly, so they didn’t stretch and my dr did confirm this was an allergic reaction as it spread to my neck and glands. My ears have not been stretched since last spring.
What’s awful: my ear is swollen, red, itchy, and oozing! And I take great are of my ears. It was so tight, I couldn’t even fit my finger through my 35mm hole. I have a rash on my neck and swollen glands.
How it can be fixed: I am currently on antihistamines, steroid cream,and an antibiotic cream. So doing my treatments and icing them will keep the swelling down. Make sure you know where your plugs are coming from and what is inside them. These are obviously not quality jewelry here.