Q:Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy jewelry from places like Spencers?
Quite a few actually.
You won’t be getting implant grade titanium, implant grade steel, solid 14K or 18K gold.
You won’t be getting jewelry with a flawless, mirror finish.
You won’t be getting internally threaded jewelry.
You won’t be getting a lifetime warranty.
You won’t be getting jewelry that is custom fit for your anatomy. T-shirts aren’t one-size-fits-all, why should your jewelry?
But most importantly it won’t look as good as Anatometal, BVLA, or the few other quality companies. And you won’t be supporting a corporate business that doesn’t actually care about you or your safety instead of a small local business such as your local, reputable piercer.
Dragon Ball Z tattoo
This is meant to be a tattoo of a Dragon Ball Z character, done by an “artist” who isn’t licenced to do tattoos.
Where do I start with this one?! It was done in a clearly unsanitary room (which looks like a living room from the “artist’s” other photos), by someone who has no experience or knowledge of tattooing. The lines are awful, the face is awful, the shading is awful… it’s just not a very good tattoo and I would be extremely disappointed if this had been done to my body. Hopefully this person will be able to get it covered up well by a professional.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This is all work from an ex-friend of mine, who apprenticed through his senior year of high school and just started tattooing.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Oh where to start? The footprint tattoo, left footprint looks terrible, the writing looks like he freehanded it, and the shop shown in the background looks very unsanitary. (He told me it was so cramped you could only tattoo two people at one time). The skull is a little better but still, shading is bad and lines are wonky. The triangle is all sorts of crooked, when asked about it he said that the “position on the neck blew it out of proportion”. The writing and shading on the last two are just downright terrible and the cross behind “walk by faith” doesn’t look like a cross.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Think of a different profession, because sooner or later someone is going to get mad at you for messing up their body. Get better at tattooing if you’re going to work in a professional shop.
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You all hear me talk about implant-grade body jewellery, and how not all pieces of jewellery are made equally. I also talk a lot about surface finish and mirror polish (and sometimes my portfolio photos have me or my camera reflected in the jewellery!).
However, it can be really difficult at first glance to see the difference between a $2 piece of jewellery or a $100 one, and that can be confusing!
Here is a fabulous example showing the difference between high polish, implant grade body jewellery and the lower quality pieces of jewellery.
Photo credit to Ashley Misako and Rob Hill, and, of course, to the Association of Professional Piercers !
the next person who tells me i’m a snob about jewelry in a condescending way, i swear i’m gonna pop ‘em upside the head.
These are from my friend’s sister’s Facebook. As you can see, both are very sloppy. And ‘freedom’ is spelled incorrectly. The lines are wonky and the tattoos overall are just not good. Pretty sure they were done by a scratcher.
Unless it’s an abbreviation for “Free-DAMN this was a bad idea”?
(SOURCE)- Facebook’s ‘Zjebany’ page
Submitter’s Comments: Was trolling around Zjebany page again, looking for fails.
What’s Awful?: Doz meat legz! And then be proceeded to stretch the meat legs? WTF O_O! I’m not sure what’s on his face… it looks like an extremely poorly placed cheek piercing that’s been stretched? His whole ear just looks like it hates being attached to him.
How Can This Be Fixed?: Take all those tunnels out, get reconstructive surgery. Take that thing out of your cheek asap! Or at least clean all the funk and crust off… at least!
The thing on his face is a
sort of new surface anchor/implant type thing "skin tunnel". I wish i knew where to find the diagrams explaining how it works or even how to look for where they might be, but i forget what the guy who came up w/ it is calling them. In any case, it doesn’t look happy either.
Was looking for ‘Vampire Bite’ microdermals on Google images when I saw the first picture. I clicked on it, knowing that it was improper jewelry and was directed to this website . It’s full of pretty bad piercings. I tried to reverse image search these two and nothing came up for an original source.
What’s awful: The first one is using incorrect jewelry. They should be using a 90* surface bar, not a clear plastic barbell. The second one looks like a barbell as well (hard to tell) and it seems like it will catch from the jewelry being too long.
How to fix it:
Take it out, let the piercings heal. Then, go to a reputable piercer and get either microdermals or a 90* surface bar.