AWFUL MODS

Jan 19

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Jan 18

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Submitter’s Comment: This was posted on the Facebook page of the local shop near my college. I’m fairly certain that’s blood. I’m also fairly certain that stretching your lobes shouldn’t end with blood. This place does good work, although I will admit that the Industrial I got from them doesn’t seem to be healing right. But I stretch my own ears and I’ve never had them bleed before. it just doesn’t seem right to me. 

What’s Awful: He look’s like he’s bleeding and that lobe doesn’t look happy to me. 

How it can be fixed: Help! Mod’s you guys know a lot more about this than me! 

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that placement is also off. way off. if it were my ear i’d take it out and get it redone elsewhere after it’s healed up.

-kat

ETA:

Except piercings do not just stretch down, they stretch in all directions (or sometimes the direction of least resistance). This would probably also stretch upwards and be pressing on the anti-tragus, which would likely be uncomfortable.

SUBMITTER COMMENT
Everything on this girls blog is either self tattooing or self piercing. 
All of the needle play looks like it’s done on bed sheets, most of the piercings look like they’re in a bathroom. 
What’s awful: Environment doesn’t look sterile, using what looks like a make up wipe to clean it, and the bones don’t line up.

SUBMITTER COMMENT

Everything on this girls blog is either self tattooing or self piercing. 

All of the needle play looks like it’s done on bed sheets, most of the piercings look like they’re in a bathroom. 

What’s awful: Environment doesn’t look sterile, using what looks like a make up wipe to clean it, and the bones don’t line up.

Source: My friend’s mom. 
What’s awful: They got it done in some dude’s trailer for “cheap”. Apparently there were 4-5 cats in the house, and shortly after, it got infected (no surprise). The stars are all weird, and its just in an awkward looking spot.
How it can be fixed: Maybe a cover up? Not really sure. At least go to a professional in a clean shop.

Source: My friend’s mom. 

What’s awful: They got it done in some dude’s trailer for “cheap”. Apparently there were 4-5 cats in the house, and shortly after, it got infected (no surprise). The stars are all weird, and its just in an awkward looking spot.

How it can be fixed: Maybe a cover up? Not really sure. At least go to a professional in a clean shop.

Tattoo Failure

(SOURCE) - “kkhtattoo” via Instagram

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Submitter’s Comment: Part 2 to my ‘kkhtattoo’ picture montage. Found these on Instagram from a “piercing/tattoo shop” located in Hong Kong. All of their pictures are horrible, and mass produced/copied on different people.

What’s Awful?: I am a full believer in the fact that you MUST have a good grasp on a language people for tattoo it onto people’s body. If you don’t, okay, no problem… ASK SOMEONE WHO DOES! These people are so poorly educated in the field that it makes me so sad for these poor people getting work done by them. I mean.. “Enjoy evey Day”? Really? I don’t know what the first picture is doing, but it looks like a tampon hanging on some chains. On their page you can see the puzzle piece with birds flying out of it on multiple people, all done atrociously. 

How Can These Be Fixed?: I’m not sure if they can… Perhaps go to a VERY GOOD cover-up artist. Do your research. NEVER get tattooed in China!

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I mean…I wouldn’t say NEVER get tattooed in China. I’ve seen some good work come out of China, but yeah…be careful when you get tattooed in china. Or anywhere, really. Research your artists.

-kat

neverevergiveupx asked: When you speak of what hypertrophic piercings look like why do you only describe them on caucasian skin? I for one certainly dont experience bumps that are ever red or pink

I would assume we do this because we’re all caucasian* white (including the piercers that have made informative videos on hypertrophic scars). This is a definite bias on our part and I’m sorry. I really don’t have an answer for how they appear on dark or otherwise non-caucasian skin.

Also when I went to google for images even if I added “dark/black/brown/african american skin” it still gave me mostly white people as results, which is really dumb.

This image is labelled as a keloid by the website I found it on, but is close-ish to what you’d be looking out for in a hypertrophic scarring and if you get this on a piercing, it’s not a good sign.

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Not sure if we still have any piercers following us, but feel free to reblog and correct me on this and/or provide your own experiences.

* ETA: good point in the replies

Jan 13

Submitter Comment:Saw this on Facebook and couldn’t believe what I just read.What’s awful: This 16/17 year old girl is piercing people at her HOUSE. Also giving others surface piercings where they aren’t supposed to be, when they should be dermals. Using people as ‘guinea pigs’ for her practice is also a big no no.How it can be fixed: STOP PIERCING PEOPLE FROM YOUR HOUSE

Submitter Comment:
Saw this on Facebook and couldn’t believe what I just read.

What’s awful: This 16/17 year old girl is piercing people at her HOUSE. Also giving others surface piercings where they aren’t supposed to be, when they should be dermals. Using people as ‘guinea pigs’ for her practice is also a big no no.

How it can be fixed: STOP PIERCING PEOPLE FROM YOUR HOUSE

Jan 12

FAR from ‘safe’…

(SOURCE) -  Hubpage’s “Safe Body Piercing Practices”

Submitter’s Comments: This is a screen cap of a site I came across. It was actually found from THIS article, posted on AwfulMods one year ago. If you click on the source, you will find a horrific article on how to ‘safely’ pierce yourself at home.

What’s Awful?: This site is blatantly condoning self piercing. Although it’s possible to find all the info you need online, that doesn’t take away from the fact that most people don’t own autoclaves. What you purchase on the internet will not be sterile (unless it’s a high-quality site that offers such). And even so, it’s just not a good idea. People go through years of apprenticeships to master the art for a reason. They have high prices FOR A REASON.

How To Fix?: Try and educate more people on the dangers of self piercing and go to a reputable shop!

SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Was on my news feed and saw this post from some high school kids I know..
WHAT’S AWFUL: First off, a 16 year old with his own tattoo gun offering tattoos.  And second, the kid tattooing himself WHILE on the computer.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED:  DON’T TATTOO YOURSELF. It’s unsanitary and just plain awful looking. Wait and go to a professional and get it done right. 

SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Was on my news feed and saw this post from some high school kids I know..

WHAT’S AWFUL: First off, a 16 year old with his own tattoo gun offering tattoos.  And second, the kid tattooing himself WHILE on the computer.

HOW IT CAN BE FIXED:  DON’T TATTOO YOURSELF. It’s unsanitary and just plain awful looking. Wait and go to a professional and get it done right. 

Source: Me
Submitter Comment:
So this is my forward helix, the back of it hasn’t changed since it was first pierced, it was only surfacing from the front side of it. :) I went back to the piercer, the guy out the front was in shock that these could surface and my piercer agreed it should be taken out,
do forward helix piercings surface? 
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1. This jewelry is incorrect. These should be done with a straight barbell/labret stud.
2. The placement is not even close to right.
3. is that high quality jewelry? It looks like PVD coated something or other to me and that curve doesn’t look like it’s a good angle at all.
I really suggest you find a new piercer.
-kat

Source: Me

Submitter Comment:

So this is my forward helix, the back of it hasn’t changed since it was first pierced, it was only surfacing from the front side of it. :) I went back to the piercer, the guy out the front was in shock that these could surface and my piercer agreed it should be taken out,

do forward helix piercings surface? 

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1. This jewelry is incorrect. These should be done with a straight barbell/labret stud.

2. The placement is not even close to right.

3. is that high quality jewelry? It looks like PVD coated something or other to me and that curve doesn’t look like it’s a good angle at all.

I really suggest you find a new piercer.

-kat