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By: Casey R., Utah
I’m no stranger to the needles, I have had a total of 18 piercings (some retired now) and 8 tattoos 🙂 My best advice to people wanting piercings is RESEARCH! please look into what your doing and who your letting pierce you, also what materials and methods they use. My best example of this was getting my first “major” piercing (meaning not my ears!) when i decided i wanted my tongue done for my 17th birthday. My first big mistake was not going to a shop. The lady was someone that knew my family and i babysat her kids. she had all the right materials and cleaned the area like she should but after all was said and done and i got to look at the new piercing it was so horrible crooked i almost cried! i left it in for a few weeks, making sure to take perfect care of it and hoping it would migrate a little and straighten out when the swelling went down but nope! I went back to this lady (notice this was the 2nd mistake) and she had me remove it and come back in 2 weeks to get it redone. stupid me trusted her and basically she put the needle through and threaded the jewelry on but when she went to remove the clamp it was stuck to my fresh bleeding tongue, the balls she had on the jewelry were too big to fit through the opening in the clamp. So just like that i ended up sitting in the chair bleeding while she tried to remove the ring and stick it back in after the clamp came off. horrible experience but at least its healed now and thankfully perfectly straight! Dont let this scare u out of getting it done but let it be a lesson to you to pick someone experienced and go to a real shop! I later took my best friend to get hers done in a real shop and it went so smoothly i felt completely ridiculous, i had put myself through so much pain and trouble only to save a couple bucks. be smart with your body fellow bodyjewelry shoppers <3
|I had my upper belly pierced twice and it fell out both times. I’m not sure if I was just pierced wrong both times or if I was taking care of it wrong or if it was the jewelry. I have allergies to some metals. I did research as I really like having my belly pierced. While doing my research I read that you skin remembers rejection. This means that your skin remembers that it got rid of the body jewelry the first and second time in my case. I was so sad as I really wanted the standard belly piercing. I really loved having my upper navel pierced. I couldn’t believe that I could never get it done again. I did more research about piercings. I remember hearing one of my friends getting her lower navel pierced. I looked at pictures of others who had it done. I decided to give it a try as it looked pretty cool and it would be the only way I could ever get my belly pierced again.I knew I had to find a place that pierced with titanium as I am allergic to surgical steel. I found one place that I heard was good but never went there to get a piercing before. It was a clean place and the piercer was really nice. She took her time making sure the marks were lined up so that it would sit right and not cause a problem when I did things like walking. I love my lower navel piercing. I remember getting the standard belly piecing done and always getting it caught on things. I never really had a problem with the lower navel piercing. I have had this piercing for 2 years now. This is the longest I have ever had my belly pierced for. I would recommend this piercing for anyone who is lifting a lot of things and does not want to get the ring caught on things a much. I would also recommend it for someone who likes to rest items on their tummy. I do this all the time and I think that might not have helped much. I will say that if you want to get your belly pierced make sure it is what you really want and make sure if you are a belly sleeper that you don’t sleep on your tummy any more. I think that was also part of my issue. All in all I think the lower navel piercing is one of the coolest piercings I have gotten.|
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Me and a friend decided to go get matching piercings one day and I let her go first… that was a mistake because she has so many piercings and the piercer likes to test her pain tolerance. Midway through the piercing with the needle half way in she decides to let my friend touch where the needle is and that scared me. When I got to my turn she had trouble piercing through the skin her words ” you have the skin of a rhino” then she finally got it through was the most painful piercing ever 🙂 but I love this pricing so much it was well worth the pain I have a surface piercing on my wrist its quite unusual as its the other way different from most you see.
The picture with is not long after it was done.
I have multiple ear piercings, and have always gotten them done at the mall (I actually had most done during my time employed at a certain accessory store that does ear piercing).
So when I decided to do my own piercing last year, a good buddy of mine told me where I could buy disposable piercing guns CHEAP.
I figure hey, I know what the guns are all about, I used to use them all the time.
One caveat- the ones I used were not fully manual. The one I bought was, relying fully on my own hand strength.
I marked the perfect placement on my ears, alcohol my hands, and boop! I have a new hole, the earring is in place.
Time to celebrate, right? Not even close. The pressure wasn’t enough to release the stud from the gun.
I’m standing in my bathroom with a piercing gun hanging off my ear.
What to do? The only thing I could think to do. I yanked the earring out of my ear, reset the gun, and BOOP! Shot it again. Same result. And now a bloody mess.
Ok, I think to myself, maybe let’s just try the other ear.
Open up the second stud. Line it up perfectly- and end up with matching bloody ears. At this point I am aching and bloody and angry.
So do I quit?
NO WAY, not this gal!!!
I removed the studs from the gun, cleaned them off along with my ears. I lean as close to the mirror as I possibly can, find the damaged holes, and forcibly push the studs through by hand.
By this time the pain is worse than having the cartilage piercing which was my very first piercing and turned me bright red from the pain. It’s even starting to feel worse than the tongue piercing, a dull aching throb and all i can think is how much damage have I done?
Though I managed the piercing and still have them (and they look just fine considering), I knew better when I did it, and will never pierce with a gun again. I haven’t scared myself off self piercing, but from now on I will make sure I am better prepared- with a needle.
By: Kat L., Statesboro, GAHi! My name is Katrina but my friends call me Kat! I wanted to share my story about my dimple piercings because I had to do lots of research & hopefully this will help out someone who wants to find out more! I remember the first time I ever saw someone w/dimple piercings….I was 12 or 1& I went to a Spencer’s store for the first time. I saw a really hot girl w/dimples & I thought she was so badass! I totally wanted them! I decided to get them done for myb-day one year but I had to wait until I moved outta S. Carolina cause in S.C. u can’t have tattoos & piercings in the same shop! Many places don’t offer the piercing services since tattoos are more of a moneymaker! Grrr….so stupid right? I finally moved to GA w/my boyfriend & I knew it was time finally. I had no idea where to go so I asked my GA friends where a good place is & they recommended Lindsey at ivory tower tattoo in Statesboro. She was very friendly & very professional too. She even gave me a discount cause so many of my people recommended her. She first took me in the back after all the paperwork & payment was taking care of. She was playing some awesome rock music which helped me relax. She then took out all her tools which was in sterilized pkgs & proceeded to mark my cheeks which took about 10-15 mins. I checked them out in the mirror & was happy w/the placement. I’m not gonna lie, I was freaking nervous but she made me feel super comfy & helped me relax. She did the first side & it did hurt but not as bad as my industrial! When she did the 2nd side, it didn’t hurt as bad cause my adrenaline was pumping & I barely felt it. She used 14 gauge tongue barbells to prevent countersinking. let me explain what that is so u can prevent it from happening….it’s when ur cheeks swell up around ur piercing & ur piercings sink so deep into ur cheek tissue that u can’t see ur piercings anymore…hence the name countersinking. Thank god this didn’t happen to me but I did swell up a lil & had a slight chipmunk face going on but it was only for a week. The pain afterwards wasn’t too bad, just felt like I had been smiling too much & a slight discomfort feeling. I cleaned the outside using q-tips & antibacterial soap very carefully & twisting them every day too. I used mouthwash to clean the inside of my mouth after every time I smoked, drank or ate. I avoided milk & dairy products & alcohol too. Just how u heal a tongue ring. It’s been healing really well & I recently put in diamond labret rings & they look awesome! I’m super happy w/them & I think they are an awesome piercing to have! i definitely did a great job shopping for my b-day!! 🙂
As I look back on it now it all started many years ago and to understand this you have to relive that time.
In those days men had the tattoos and even ear piercing was a female thing with the exception of those that were into Goth. Well I started working part time in a restaurant a small but very well-known stack house and I pulled the weekend duty. That’s where I first met an employee named Ronny on one of those nights. He was a younger kid always with a smile and a joke everyone would love. Anyways, on this day he introduced himself to me and I noticed he spoke with a slur. “Excuse me Ronny” I said, “Have you been drinking? I mean I really don’t mind it’s just I’ll take the outside and you can stay back here.” He said “Oh no, I just got my Prince Albert piercing today so I took a little bit of something you know for the pain.” I didn’t get much of a chance to work with Ronny again till much later, about four weeks after it was a holiday and they called me in on a Monday and Ronny was there. “How’s that piercing working out?” “Oh better than I expected man, the girls love it!”
Many years went by and times change, men were wearing diamonds in their ears, sometimes both ears and tats were all the rave. I thought about piecing on and off but there were many other things to do but I had been reading and buying tools, materials and some jewelry. A few years later I decided it was time on the 16th of December just before Christmas I said what the hell and did the deed. I started out with a 6g needle and used an 8g stud then in days went up to a 4g. I know this is not the normal thing to do and I do not recommend it to anyone.
Make sure you know what size you want to be first. To make a long story shorter, in just over two months it healed nicely so I went up to a 2g and in four more weeks I went up to a 0g. Now I was not prepared for the 0g and what I thought was a 0g was really something between a 0g and a 2g, big mistake. Anyway now I am wearing a 2g and I change my jewelry back and forth I love the studs its easy but nothing draws attention like a good 2g barbell one inch with 3/8 ball ends take a look tell me what you think.