This technically isn’t a body modification, but I saw this and thought that the guide would help people new to the body mod world understand what to look for when getting pierced, since I’ve learned a LOT from this blog. The picture came from the link in the photo, from a shop called Extigma. They have since removed it.
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.
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.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This isn’t a piercing or body mod, but I believe it comes under the same category when it comes to doing it yourself. This video popped up in my news feed on facebook and it is of a girl removing her own tonsils (or removing something at least). On facebook she said she removed them section by section over a matter of days.
WHAT’S AWFUL: EVERYTHING! She’s attempting to perform surgery on herself in her home with out wearing gloves with a pair of tweezers and nail scissors.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Don’t do it! There is a reason people have to study for years to be able to do this safely. She’s lucky she didn’t contract an infection. Leave all body modifications, whether it be a piercing, tattoo, scarification, implant, surgery, etc to the professionals.
SOURCE1 SOURCE2 FULL-SIZE IMAGE
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This girl is on my Facebook friends list. She is only 14 years old. She just posted a status and these pictures. Some other girl commented saying that it was stupid, and it will get infected. She replied that she knows, but she doesn’t care.
She used the exact technique that you have on blast on your blog right now. She actually posted a picture of a pencil with needle stuck in the eraser. She didn’t even bother cleaning the needle before taking the picture. It’s all crusty and gross.
WHAT’S AWFUL: Um, everything. First of all, she’s 14. Second, she did it herself using a pencil and a pin/sewing needle. Third, it looks like she did it in her bathroom. Fourth, it’s just terrible looking.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: She’s going to have to wait. She can’t get it professionally fixed because she is underage. I’d say she should see a doctor because it will probably be infected by morning, if it isn’t already.
Submitter’s comment: This is my friend of about 4 years now and her boyfriend. The girl’s step dad tattoos out of their home, where they smoke and eat. Tattoos people of age only but does very sloppy work. She says he’s been tattooing for 30 something years now. She has mentioned to me before she would like to go to another tattoo artist because he’s sloppy but doesn’t want to hurt his feelings and she doesnt have to money. She’s also pierced herself at school.
What’s awful: Wonky lines, Very unsanitary, sloppy sloppy work.
P.s. Love this blog. lots and lots. it’s taught me a lot about my own modifications.
(SOURCE)- Zjebany Piercing via Facebook
Submitter’s Comments: Was cruising on Zjebany Piercing on Facebook and saw this….creation.
Why It’s Awful?: Horrible, incorrect jewelry. Those look like skin divers but I might be wrong, along with bioflex barbells in a ‘surface piercing.’ What’s that black thing lining her neck?! It looks like those plastic things you tie/lock your luggage with when you go on a plane.
How It Can Be Fixed?: TAKE EVERYTHING OUT!
(I realized I hadnt sourced it so I resubmitted it)
I found these while scrolling through my face book sometime in November
Its from a 15 year old girl I used to be close friends with & she has been tattooing herself & friends
She has no licencing or practice yet went straight on to tattooing people
The top two are an example of the larger pieces shes done on herself, where as the others are what she has done on other people