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.
WHAT’S AWFUL: people claiming to use ‘black henna’ that the FDA has PPD in it- an approved chemical for hair color, but not directly for skin, off the scalp.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: be more knowledgeable about those “temporary henna tattoo” places you see on boardwalks, in parks, etc, etc. Know when it is true henna- or when you may get a chemical if left on your skin- that can ruin it.
This is some scary stuff, and you guys should read it. I actually had someone come into the shop several months ago asking for help with a “black henna” tattoo, and it was not a pretty situation.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This is a friend of mine.. I looked into the shop she said she went to. I’m seeing good tattoos and bad tattoos, hers is obviously one of the bad ones.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Wonky lines, weird shading, it really just doesn’t look good.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Submitting myself just to inform others. Now I went to a professional shop to get my dimples done, everything was sanitary and the girl seemed very informed. She took an hour to line them up, and did well with keeping my calm and getting the bars in. Sadly she didn’t consider how thick my cheeks are, and put in bars that were too short. They still stuck out a bit but NOT enough for when swelling occurred. I thought it might embed so I kept a string of cotton between the ball and my cheeks on both the inside and the outside (Smart, right?). After about a week they were embedding, and I decided to go the next day. I woke up with the inside of my right piercing inside of my cheek, I cried in front of the mirror for about an hour in so much pain trying to remove it. I returned to the shop, and spoke to a different person. She felt so bad for me, and apologized for her co-workers mistake. She numbed my cheek, and was an all around great help, and very considerate of what happened. She gave me longer bars (threaded to help in case swelling became worse) and gave me the old ones for one 6 months or so passed and I could switch the jewelry. I got lucky with my dimple piercings, so be careful guys. I contemplated and thought I knew everything (risks, bars lengths ect) about dimple piercings, but I didn’t. So RESEARCH your shop and make sure you are 100% on your piercing.
I feel like this is more of a warning for how people react when they have piercing issues. Sometimes piercings swell more than the piercer expects, sometimes something happens to cause them to have excessive swelling that is totally unrelated to the piercer. In any case, as soon as you feel like your jewelry is too short, GO SEE YOUR PIERCER TO GET LONGER JEWELRY. Don’t wait until they embed. Even if you aren’t sure if the jewelry is too short but you just have a tiny feeling it might be, go see your piercer. They can fix the problem much more easily as soon as it appears, opposed to a week later..
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I put an 8mm in my ear after having a 6mm in for about 3 weeks. This happened, This morning it bled to the point where i had blood from my ear down my neck to my collarbones. HELP WHAT DO I DO
Leave the jewelry out and let it heal. Read our Stretching FAQ. Wait longer between stretches. Stop at 7mm.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This man posted a picture of these two beauties and then posted “if you lades want to be in a sexy tattoo send me a topless tattoo send me a pic of you if i like it i will get it”. This man’s a real winner.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Terrible lines, shading, placement, just terrible everything. Bottom line, this is a bad tattoo.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Help. I seriously have no idea.
1. I won’t go preaching the animal debate, but for those who say they’re just going to be steak so it doesn’t matter if you tag them, that’s a cheap shot ignoring the bigger problem.
And 2. To those who say piercing guns hardly hurt people, I ended up in the hospital because of one and so have many others. That’s obviously the worst case scenario, but the basic mechanics of a piercing gun does in fact hurt people.
- Petra / BabyPieTattoo
lastofthestarmakers asked: Hi, I just wanted to say for one I love this blog; also, my dad who is a farmer, and knows nothing about body modifications whatsoever other than piercings are holes in the body, agrees that guns should not be used on the human body, only to Pierce cattle, which he has done.
So… He agrees that guns are damaging or otherwise harmful when used on humans, but he turns around and does that damage to tag an unsuspecting animal? I’m not even a vegan and I’m uncomfortable with the comparison.
- Petra / BabyPieTattoo
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”Kat, from the bottom of my heart thank you! No words can describe how much this means to us/me. Knowing that there are people out there supporting us and giving amazing piercing advise …it means so much. THANK THANK THANK YOU <3<3<3
I am getting stupid emotional because I am a giant cheese ball.
Your positive feedback is what we live for. Every time we get good feedback, we print it out and share it with everyone at the company. We hold onto stuff like this. Every one of us has something that a customer has sent us or wrote us. The packers that pack your orders have little prints of comments that you have emailed us or written to us in a survey. I have kept stamps from customers and post-it notes that a customer has drawn a smile face on.
Thank you to everyone that shops with us and has taken the time to shoot us a small email to say thank you. You guys are the best! - Melissa<3”
Y’all are so sweet. :3
Seriously the two times I had an issue with jewelry (neither time your [BAF’s] fault) it’s been resolved quickly and I am no doubt a happy customer.