Blown Glass: Mint Grapefruit tapers
Why this is awful: The gradient on that taper is absolutely mental. You’d rip your ear to absolute shreds using that. Not to mention, given the design, one would assume the makers intend it for long term wear, once again, no bueno. That, and that imagine how heavy that would be? You’d be torn and blown out in no time at all.
This shop also proclaims it’s fine to wear polymer clay jewellery for incredibly extended periods. That’s never, ever okay either. Unless you’re into huge amounts of sebum and bacteria, and then probably bacterial infection from ruining your ears with this thing.
Their catalog of failures can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/FreeFlowJewelry as well as on their tumblr. Feel like telling them that they’re wrong in virtually every way, be my guest.
Anything Goes Piercing: Everything a Piercer Should NOT Be
To start off this mess of shit (literally):
(original submission from: carlovely
Throughout all of this post, I am hoping i can convince a few of you guys to help me report these “professional” piercers. The number to the San Joaquin County Health Department is (209) 831-5930
So Im totally in to body modification i love the whole tattoos and piercings thing. Im currently saving for a tattoo, and would love to get some more piercings. I noticed this picture of this girl with a hole in her ear xD and i fell in love haha! I looked on ebay for some “tapers” (the little pole thing that you stick in your ear)
I got these from an ebay shop http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370552510249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_979wt_952
They are a set of 9 starting at 1.6mm all the way to 10mm. the delivery was pretty fast 2 days. these are really good value I bought just one 2mm at my local piercing shop and it cost me £5.29 just for one! anyway they feel very comfortable in your ear. the only thing i will say is that they don’t come with any instructions or no indication of what the sizes are so i guessed from what they look like xD they have a rubber hoop on each end to keep it in place.
I started with the 1.6mm and it went it easy no pain or anything and after a few hours i could twist it without pain so i went up to the 2mm that one did sting but it wasnt unbarable. i am hoping to go up to 8mm so wish me luck! :D
If you want a tutorial on how to clean/put them in then ask away and i shall do that for you :D
(I was not asked to review this but i got them today and was really excited and wanted to tell someone about it! :D)
If you’re ‘totally into body modification’, you’d know that taper’s aren’t supposed to be used in the way you’re describing, you’d know they’re called O-Rings, and you’d know not to wear them as jewellery. So, yeah, stretching should never hurt and I seriously suggest you go and read our FAQ’s.
Fancy helping educate guys?
Please do NOT go to Modify My Life for ANY piercing or tattoo advice! Please spread the message!