This is a Polish page, “Zjebany” means “shitty”. So this isn’t the actual source, but where I found it. The page has lots of awful stuff on it.
Submitter Comment: I know, I couldn’t believe it either…
What’s Awful: It appears this person has been wearing that bolt & nut in their stretched lobe. Inappropriate material for wearing in a stretched lobe, the weight would’ve also been ridiculously too much for the lobe to handle, and it’s obviously caused a lot of damage.
How Can It Be Fixed: Seek medical help immediately. And get an earlobe reconstruction.
WEAR YOUR EARMUFFS! (Stretched Lobes and Frostbite)
(SOURCE) - ModBlog, Jordan Ginsberg. Click for full article!
Submitter’s Comments: Was reading ModBlog again, came across this cautionary tale of keeping your lobes nice and warm during these winter months! This man went out snowboarding and his lobes became frostbitten.
What’s Awful?: He didn’t take proper precaution against the winter weather, so his poor lobes almost fell off.
How to Fix?: Wear earmuffs when you go out in the snow! Or switch your titanium/steel eyelets for something that’s less likely to freezeeeee fast!
Happy Winter, ya’ll!
I know I posted this story as an answer to someone’s question earlier in the season, but i’ll post this just as a reminder to keep those lobes warm. :)
I don’t think it’s the original source, but that’s where I found it.
Submitter comment: All I have to say about this is “what the actual fuck”
What’s awful: Huge blowout, plenty of tearing, also looks like it could have some kind of infection in the mix. This is basically a shit sandwich. Obviously this person has tried to stretch way too quickly, irresponsibly, probably used imporper tools and methods and not taken ANY care of their ear. Something this bad doesn’t happen over night!
How it can be fixed: Stop stretching immediately. Do not put any jewellery in there, don’t even downsize! Just care for it like a wound. Do some saline soaks, maybe a bit of massage. Let that fucking abomination completely heal up and shrink down. Then have either the blowout removed or the lobe reconstructed by a mod artist/plastic surgeon. And only then, when it’s fully healed up, seek out some good stretching advice and begin again but properly this time!
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG! lol
(SOURCE) - Google images
Submitter’s Comments: Was looking up “piercing fistula” in Google images.
What’s Awful: Dat ‘surface piercing’ lol
How to Fix: Take it da fuq out and go to a reputable shop!
SUBMITTER COMMENT: I just saw this on my dash, and for the sake of the infant, i hope this is fake.
what’s awful? does it need to be asked?? stretching an infants earlobes? are you serious?!?!
how it can be fixed: don’t mess with your babies ears, please? wait until their old enough to make that decision for themselves
Submitters comment: I found this scrolling through Facebook this morning. A friend of mine thought it would be a grand idea to shove an earring he found through an old piercing.
What’s awful: Well, from the looks of it, he just ‘found’ the earring. It was definitely not sterilized because I know for a fact he doesn’t have an autoclave, and I doubt he has a tattoo/piercing shop around at that is open at 5:30 in the morning. He also does not need to be sticking a dull-ended piece of jewelry into a closed hole. That’s NEVER “always kool”.
How it can be fixed: Go to a professional piercer to have it re-pierced.
(SOURCE) - Instagram, he since deleted his account
Submitter’s Comments: Found this on Instagram while searching “bodymod.” I’m pretty sure he deleted his account after I told him about himself lol.
What’s Awful?: You mean, besides the fact that he just “found” this? DON”T YOU CLEAN YOUR EARS REGULARLY??!!! Obviously not. Otherwise you would have “found” the problem before it started.
How Can This Be Fixed?: EAR CONSTRUCTION!!! Asap!
Source: Page 88/89 of issue #21 of Inked Australia/New Zealand magazine.
Submitter Comment: Was reading this issue of Inked Aus/NZ and came across the big model spread, thought this woman was gorgeous and really loved her lobes. Then I looked a little closer and staring me right in the face were 2 ugly, blown-out lobes. Yuck! Not so attractive anymore…
What’s Awful: The fact that she has yucky blow outs, from improper stretching, and is a published modified model, especially in Inked mag.
How Can It Be Fixed: Take the jewellery out, soak & massage & shrink the lobes, then stretch back up, that can fix or at least minimise the look of a blowout.
(above is my own photo)
My friend went to get her cartilage pierced at a shop called bedazzled. Before she went, I specifically advised her to get it done with a needle, not a gun, and recommended a reputable shop. Unfortunately, she didn’t listen. This shop gives free piercings with purchase of earrings, which cost about $60. (You could get a piercing done with a needle, and a titanium stud for $50 at the shop I recommended)
I went to check out the shop that she had went to a few weeks afterwards, and was shocked. They advertised “free, painless, sterile piercings with purchase of earring”.
As seen above, it is basically a stapler using the earring as the needle (blunt!). They did not offer needle piercings. I asked whether they wore gloves during the procedure, and was told “No! Why would we need to wear that? Everything is sterile”
I asked the woman how she disposed of the cartridges after piercing, and she showed me a drawer with HUNDREDS of used cartridges (which could have tissue/blood on them, not sterilized, all checked together) and picked one up with her bare hands! (breeding ground for bacteria) Those same bare hands which she soon pierced another customer. Ugh.
"May I see your autoclave please?"
Source: A girl who goes to my college. These are photos of herself that she posted online.
Submitter Comment: This was a surface tragus pierced by her boyfriend, who has no idea what he is doing. It was done with a low grade, externally threaded curved barbell. She also stretched her ears incredibly quickly (from smaller than 1/2” to 1” in a single semester).
Why It’s Awful: Such wrong jewelry! A curved barbell is not appropriate jewelry for surface piercings. It was also done incredibly shallow, you can see the bar through the skin. She should have stretched her ears slower as well, with proper materials.
How It Can Be Fixed: Retire the piercing and see a professional who will repierce it with an implant grade steel or titanium surface bar!