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) - “kkhtattoo” via Instagram
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!
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.
neverevergiveupx said: 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.
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
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
(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.
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?
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.
Noticed a huge lump of scar tissue under an old gun punched piercing I haven’t worn jewelry in in years.
What’s awful: It takes a considerable amount of trauma to make scar tissue that thick from such a small hole, which is why you should never have even your lobes pierced with a gun
A random girl added me on facebook a while back and i came across her ‘art’ folder one day and found some horrific copies of very well known tattooists work and some other little things that i typed into google images and immediately an original of what shes posted as her ‘own’ shows up. I confronted her and apparently i was ‘attacking’ her and then continued to make status’ about me as she couldn’t handle that she’d been found out, but then deleted all the photos i’d commented on. She has a tattoo machine at home, which she ordered off the internet, she openly offers cheap tattoos on her facebook. I don’t think there are words for these tattoos. I can’t really point out what is wrong, as the whole thing is wrong.
how can it be fixed?
She needs to put the tattoo machine down, pick up a pencil, learn to draw original designs and not tattoo from home. For the tattooed people, they need a cover up ASAP.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: I found this shop through Groupon. They’re offering $50 for $100 worth of tattooing, $350 for six hours of tattooing in one sitting, and(according to their facebook) they offer ridiculous piercing specials regularly. They had some really nice tattoos mixed in with their awful ones which made me curious, so I image searched the good ones. Probably half of the tattoos in their shop portfolio are stolen from different artists(most from Scott Campbell of Saved Tattoo in NY). So not only are they bad at what they do, they are liars and thieves.
I would link photos of the piercings, but they are only on their website which I can’t link from.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Shaky lines, bad shading, STOLEN pictures, awful everything. Surface piercings have wrong jewelry in as well.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Just don’t go to SDInk.
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