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’S COMMENT: I saw this status on my newsfeed…
WHAT’S AWFUL:Using a piercing gun shouldn’t even be used at all, let alone for an industrial bar?! On herself, and a belly button, that’s crazy & not to mention she’s going to be piercing other people as well..
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED:DON’T PIERCE YOURSELF, don’t use a piercing gun, and please do not pierce other people. Go to a professional and do it the right way.
Source: Planet Silver - Tattoos, Piercings, Bakery, Tanning Salon in Woodbridge, ON. There are numerous photos posted on their website and Facebook online.
Submitter Comment: This was a surface piercing done at a popular, yet highly unprofessional piercing shop in the town next to mine. This shop does piercings, but they are also a bakery and provide services such as tanning. I have never been there, but seeing piercings they have done on people I go to school with and pictures on their website is extremely frustrating. Apparently they have over 11 years experience with piercing, and they also pierce for ridiculously cheap prices. This is just one of the many pictures of the awful piercings they do on their website.
What’s Awful: Wrong jewelry!! This is a surface piercing which has been done with a curved barbell and low quality jewelry and it is unnaturally red and inflamed.
How It Can Be Fixed: Take out the piercing to heal, go to a professional, reputable shop and wear proper jewelry!
SUBMITTERS COMMENT: I randomly ran across this girl on Instagram after she liked a picture of my piercings. I was horrified when I saw her pictures.
WHAT’S AWFUL: She did these tattoos on herself, her mother, and her boyfriend. She bought all her instruments online, is not certified in anyway, and does them in her home. The one thing I can say is that at least she wears gloves. As for the tattoos, the Grandad one is my favorite: the text is crooked and cramped, the proportions of the cross are wrong and the halo is totally crooked. The same applies to the rosary on her mom’s foot, the proportions are just appalling. Finally, she did her eyebrow piercing by herself and it’s not even on her eyebrow… it’s on the skin below it.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: Stop torturing people with awful tattoos.
Submitters Comment : So I work in a reputable shop and stumbled across this guys page, working out of a not so reputable location. Young guy with clearly no experience in the scarification/heavy mod field yet here he is scarring himself and intending to offer his services to others. Along with this he has pictures of himself dermal punching his own conch in just awful conditions and completely unsanitary.
What’s Awful : What isn’t awful?! He has little to no real knowledge of the process, he was attempting a single scalpel method with his scarring and they turned out terrible. The bottom picture is actually supposed to be a healed shot of the first one, pretty easy to tell how well that turned out. Along with the quality, you can tell from other shots he is not taking any necessary precautions that go along with extreme procedures like these, such as proper sterilized area. It’s just not right. Especially if he plans on doing this to other people.
How Can It Be Fixed : Well as far as the scars themselves the damage has been done there, however this piercer could put the scalpel down and quit while he’s ahead. These aren’t procedures you just jump into, especially without proper guidance. These are things you apprentice under a well respected, well learned piercing/artist who has enough experience to pass the knowledge along to you.
Normally we won’t post scarification submissions, but I think the commentary here is really valuable. Bolding is mine. Please be careful with who you choose to modify your body. Scarification, like any other modifications, should be done by a professional and, imo, should be handled with even more caution since you’re literally letting someone cut/burn/remove your skin.
Submitter’s Comment: Please help me signal boost to get this stick and poke tutorial video taken down. I posted some comments on it what seems a year ago about how even though it claims to be sterile, it is not, and it is also illegal to tattoo without a licence. People are still replying to my comments telling me how stupid I am. The comments seem to be a breeding pool for people thinking that this is totally ok and completely sterile.
What’s Awful: It’s a tutorial on how do to a homemade stick and poke with over 200k views. The maker of the video is using india ink, tattooing her friend outside, and “sterlized” the needle using rubbing alcohol. (also, reading the comments is painful. Things such as “How deep should I poke it?” “Does it hurt?” “What do you do if you hit a vein??” are plentiful.)
How It Can Be Fixed: Get this video removed
Also india ink is NOT something that should be injected (more or less) into the skin. My local art store even had to put up a sign that says “THIS IS NOT TATTOO INK” near their india ink/calligraphy ink selection. I guess they were getting a lot of questions? :/
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!
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Once upon a time, I saw both of these on Facebook. I decided to dig them up again because they’re pretty hilarious. So, the top tattoo is what this chick originally wanted, and the bottom tattoo is what she got. She paid “about $75” for it, so I guess you really do get what you pay for…
WHAT’S AWFUL: What ISN’T awful? The shading makes Hello Kitty looks like she’s on meth and/or holding a flashlight up to her face. Her eyes are waaaay too big, too; they’re practically boring in to your soul. And what’s that weird shadow behind Hello Kitty?
“Bought a Dremel a few months back, now that the weathers warm I have actually been using it!
The first thing I made were taper ear spacers! They turned out alright, I know I need to practice using a Dremel though!
Right now I did a base coat of white on all 8 spacers, and will be decorating and sealing them. I will post photos when I’m done!
Currently making a beginner taper spacer for myself. Going to sand it down more, soak it in extra virgin olive oil and put it in tonight. I’ll update with photos later.”
Source: Someone who I went to school with.
Submitter Comment: I’m just flabbergasted. Obviously she has done no research on ear stretching whatsoever. She has normal pierced ears, not stretched ones.
Why It’s Awful: Where to begin? Her terminology is off - they are called tapers, not ‘beginner taper ear spacers’. Wood should never be used to stretch with, especially not wooden tapers. Tapers are bad enough as it is. Who knows what kind of wood these are made out of, they could be toxic. Look how wonky they are! They are uneven, a huge size jump, and badly sanded. Plus she coated them in paint, and then a sealant, neither of which are healthy for your ears. And then she shoved them through with olive oil..
How It Can Be Fixed: Throw these things in the trash and do some actual research. Buy proper stretching materials and for the love of all things modified, put the dremel down!