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It is a Daily Battle to fit in a Society where piercings are still not Been Accepted.
Every day I wake up and I think which piece should I wear? Should I hide them? Should I just use them at night time when I go out? What should I do? I feel this way, every day, before getting ready to start my day. Today, I will be revealing all, my tricks advice and recommendations for having the best experience with your body jewelry and also enjoy it without being criticize by anybody.
Knowing the tricks
Sometimes you are surrounded by people that will tell you “OMG!! I Love your piercing “ or “You look amazing”. However, they will be times that people will tell you “don’t you regret making that whole in your body?”. For this kind of people, my answer is a “No, I don’t regret it”. It is something that is exciting and that I love. Today I will be sharing with you, my tricks, because yes even thought that we might not want to be affected by it, we still are.
For me, my best solution to avoid this issue and avoid been discriminated is to use piercing retainers. Why? You are going to still have the hole without hurting yourself in addition to that you will still have everything looking great and if after work/meeting/dinner you can just change the top part and you will be having your piercing back again.
Also, you avoid the uncomfortable situation and avoid all the bad looks and rejection that you might encounter. Yes, many people may tell you don’t talk to that person or find another job, but at the end of the day is something that is not that easy and we can be prepared for all type of situations.
Have you ever heard about Piercing Retainers?
They come in glass and acrylic and honestly it may be your best solution to avoid a bad encounter and to avoid drama and keep enjoying what you love. Piercing retainers have nice results because they are clear people will see it only if they look in close detail. Of course, you always need to be careful and safe because some people might be allergic to acrylic so before doing anything check am I allergic to the material? I cover my gauges and people sometimes thinks that are earnings and that I just look cute.
For me, it has worked great and it protects my piercing and it doesn’t hurt me. Whenever I feel I might encounter a bad situation or uncomfortable I am now always prepared, and I wanted to share my secret with you and give you the recommendations so you enjoy your piercing the most.
BodyJewelry.com/ offers you a large variety of retainers from different body parts and they also offer the supplies for the care. They offer piercings in gold, silver 925, and in a lot of materials to satisfy your needs and taste.
A piercing is something you have to love to get for yourself. Often I’ve gotten compliments on my industrial barbell piercing and all the fun and different earrings to use. I decided to get my piercing with my sister in law and we were both very nervous given the fact that its not something we were at all familiar with obviously as far as pain goes. We went to Van Nuys in CA, a drive away from where we were coming from (Los Angeles). I did my research and found someone who was going to give us a good deal on it including a free earring. As I sat and watched my SIL bleed like crazy when she got her industrial piercing (everyone is different of course!), I was very nervous. As I sat ready for my turn, I must say it was one of my most painful piercings I’ve gotten but so worth it! The piercing isn’t for everyone of course and I’m sure I’ve gotten my fair share of stares from adults but it’s your body LOVE it and EXPRESS it the way you feel necessary! My industrial piercing was something I wanted for myself and felt would be a fun new accessory to ME and three years later I am still very much in love with how it looks and continue to shop on places like bodyjewelry.com for fun and cute earrings. It’s funny too because on my right ear were i decided to get my piercing I’ve noticed as a child my ears were slightly pointy (yes almost elf like) which people found amusing and now more than ever do i see that this is a feature of mine that stands out like crazy, but again something that i know sets me apart and makes me even more unique. My key barbell i purchased on body jewelry.com and has to be one of my favorites and comes in so many pretty colors! To all who have thought about or second guess getting a piercing afraid because of what some might think, do it! Love yourself for who you are no matter the circumstances, you’ll be a happier person if you do. 🙂
Well this is my story about my industrial piercing. I got it pierced almost a year ago and it has done amazing since day one. I have had a total of 20 piercings in the past two years, now I only have 11. I have had my smiley, both traguses, angel bites, double belly button rings, three ear lobe piercings (including my first hole stretched to 1/2 inch.) Now i have my lobes down to 0 gauge, one tragus, snakebites, my tongue, industrial, conch, rook, and both sides of my nose pierced. All of my piercings healed beautifully and quickly with no problems.
That was just a background of my piercing history, now back to the main topic of my story. Like i said i had my industrial pierced almost a year ago, i had it done at home but with all sterilized equipment (clean; new needle, gloves, new jewelry the right size for swelling, and a semi-experienced piercer.) I trusted this piercer because he had done all my other piercings at the time and i was super excited to get this piercing, i waited three months to get it after heavy amounts of research of reactions and how to keep it well cleaned.
I got it done and it hurt like a bitch but i was prepared for that. I have an extremely high pain tolerance so none of my other piercings hurt but that one was some painful shit. Everyone warned me that it would take six months to heal and they would be agonizing. For me it was only swollen for a week and it was completely healed after three weeks. I only had to sleep on the opposite side for a week and it was back to normal sleeping.
I know the only reason all my piercings healed well is because i took great care of them. For my industrial i cleaned it with dial soap (antibacterial) 3 times a day and for the first few days i soaked it in a sea salt solution (1/4 tbs of sea salt + 1 cup of warm to hot water) for five minutes every time it started to feel sore. After the swelling went down i only soaked it twice a day (when i woke up and before bed.)
I have loved my industrial since i got it. I have had no problems with it even when changing jewelry.
A couple of weeks ago i bought some industrial bars from this site and i LOVE them. They are so cute and in beautiful colors. In the picture attached i am wearing one (just a basic straight barbell.) I definitely plan on buying more from this site.
So that was my industrial story i hope you enjoyed it.
When I was 16 years old, I went to my local tattoo parlor and got piercings with my very first paycheck. I had had my ears pierced about three years prior, at a Piercing Pagoda (do not recommend), but my ears had gotten infected from the crappy metal, and I ended up having to get my earrings surgically removed! But now that I was sixteen, I could get my ears re-pierced in an actual parlor. They were running a special that day, so I decided to get my lobes re-pierced and get my industrial done as well.
I had mostly been nervous for my lobe piercings, as I wasn’t sure how much scar tissue I had accumulated from my surgical removals a few years prior. Those, however, turned out to be the easy ones. When my piercer got to my industrial, that’s when things got difficult. When he went to pierce the cartilage at the top of the piercing, we discovered my skin and cartilage were very tough. He had to basically shove the hollow needle through my ear, which was putting up a fight. Finally, after a few minutes of trying, I finally heard a “POP” and felt a rush of nausea when he finally punched it through. For the first year or so, I had some complications with it, as you could imagine. I developed one of those little bumps on the lower half that would not go away, no matter what I did to get rid of it. It was extremely sensitive, every little bump or snag sent me through the roof in pain.
Finally, I learned that it would probably have better luck healing if I switched to a titanium barbell. So, I did. Almost immediately, the bump went away and the piercing finally healed.I went through hell with this piercing in the beginning, and even thought about taking it out altogether. But once it healed, it became my favorite piercing. To this day, it is still my absolute favorite piercing that I have. It also helps that titanium jewelry has gotten much cuter since then!
I had wanted my industrial for about 5 years before I actually went to my piercing shop in Brooklyn, NYC to get it. And luckily, when I went to go get it the piercer told me that I had the perfect ear for it. I had researched it a lot before I went, and a bunch of people said that it was the most painful ear piercing they had. Being that as far as piercings go, I only have my two lobe piercings, I was prepared for a pretty painful experience, but when I got there the piercer was extremely comforting and it ended up being a pretty tolerable pain level. Afterwards, it wasn’t very uncomfortable, except for a warm “glow” that made my ear feel hot and inflamed. Sleeping, however, was extremely uncomfortable for the next 2-3 weeks and I couldn’t lie on that side. It’s been 2 months later, and I still can’t sleep on that side without facing major irritation and a keloid that lasts for a week or so. It’s definitely a piercing that requires a lot of commitment to cleaning, too. I clean mine 2 times a day and by the second cleaning it’s already a bit crusty again and definitely needs a cleaning. Another thing that I found in my research is that most people let their piercings get infected because they aren’t cleaning it or taking care of it the way they’re supposed to. My piercer also said that to me when he was explaining how diligent I had to be about cleaning it regularly, especially because you can’t just take the piercing out when it does get infected, and it’s painful. It happens mostly with the fistula (piercing hole) higher up in the ear and closer to your head, since it’s constantly touching your hair and getting hit or pulled at. One last bit of advice if you’re looking to get an industrial is not to play with it, even after it feels healed and no longer hurts. Now that it doesn’t directly hurt me, I find myself lifting my hand up to play with it, and I have to remember to stop myself. Anyway, if you plan on getting the piercing, it looks amazing, but it also takes a lot of commitment to take care of it!
My fascination with piercings started when I was maybe ten years old and saw someone with a lip ring for the first time ever. Despite this early love of piercings, my first didn’t come until my seventeenth birthday (a nostril piercing). The year after, I went for my snakebites. I had wanted that particular piercing for the last five years and let me tell you, when I came home with that much metal in my face my parents almost had heart attacks. The year after that, I was nineteen and finally self confident enough for a navel ring, my boyfriend at the time loved to play with it once it healed. Year 20, I decided on my first tattoo and holy shit did it hurt more than I expected. By then, I had lost my left lip ring and sorely missed it. Year 21 I re-pierced the left side of my lip but it was gone again by 22. I seem to have the worst luck with that thing! At 23 I decided on an industrial. Bad bad bad idea. I went to someone I thought was a professional but he appeared try used un-sterilized jewelry in my new piercing. Long story short, the ear rejected the piercing. Last year I turned 24 and had my setup pierced. This is by far my favorite. In 8 months I will decide on my next piercing or tattoo. Who knows what it will be, but I know I will continue this tradition for as long as I can.
I have always thought industrial piercings were amazing but was always too scared to actually get one. I finally built up the courage the summer after my freshman year in college. My three best friends and I went down to the mall excited for some new piercings. I was getting an industrial (finally) and one of my other best friends was getting her tragus done. Hers was more of a spur of the moment decision, but mine was something I’ve been waiting to do. It was the weekend of my birthday, so I was feeling extra courageous, which is why we finally took the plunge and went. Kirsten, my best friend went first. Holding her hand, the man piercing her ear counted to three and it was over in a hot second. Then it was my turn to sit in the chair. I had one best friend on each side holding my hands and one in front of me taking a video (so we could show it off later!) He explained how the piercing would actually happen, going through one side of my ear first, then through the other, but not too long in between. He started counting down from three and before I knew it I was half way done with my piercing!! It wasn’t near as bad as I had expected, so the next set of counting to three went much faster and the process was over before I could even feel pain! After getting the piercing I was so excited and wanted to show everybody!! I went to work that day and showed all of the people I work with! The next morning though, I woke up and my ear was so sore, it had bruised over night and swelled up, putting me in so much pain. There was no way I was taking my bar out though, because I had already gone through it so there was no way I was going to put all of the pain to waste! I kept cleaning my ear with salt water, and a very dilute solution of hydrogen peroxide, to ensure it wouldn’t get infected. Now, 6 months later, I am happy as ever and have an awesome piercing!
By: Karlie C.I’ve had my industrial for over a year now and I’m in love with it. I got pierced with a needle and a silver bar. I won’t lie, it was very painful, but I don’t have a high tolerance for pain. It didn’t bleed when I got it done, but when I woke up the next morning there was some blood. I cleaned it about twice a day with some warm water and soap in a q tip and then I would mix sea salt with warm water and apply it. The sea salt helps to heal. The average healing time for an industrial is a year. An industrial is at a higher risk of infection because of shampoo and conditioner and things like that, so for a few weeks I would wear braids and headbands and try my best to keep my hair and hair products out of it. I would also try not to sleep on it because it would be extremely painful. I changed it 6 months after it was pierced and it was very painful. Despite my efforts, I had hair wrapped at the top of the bar underneath the ball. So when I pulled the bar down through my ear, all the hair came with it and it hurt a lot. Today, my piercing is completely healed up and sometimes it still hurts when I sleep on it, but it’s not bad. I clean it every now and then if I change it, which is a lot.
My nose piercing did not hurt as much as my industrial. It felt like a little pinch and made my eyes water. I got it pierced with a needle and an 18 gauge nose screw. A nose screw or “L” shaped jewelry is the best to have in for the healing process because it won’t fall out in bed while you are sleeping. I cleaned it the same way I cleaned my industrial. The average healing time differs from 3-6 months. I really wanted an actual nose ring, so I changed it really early in the healing process to a hoop with a ball on each end, kind of like a horse shoe. The balls were really hard to get on because they were so tiny, so I only put one on. It was really painful, but only because it wasn’t healed. A few weeks later, I got ready for school and noticed that it was half way in the piercing hole and half way out. My parents and piercer both told me to push it through all the way, but it was so painful and it already healed over, so I couldn’t. Then, my piercer told me to keep it out of my nose and wait for it to completely close or it wouldn’t pierce right. So I waited a few months and got it done again. It hurt a bit more this time because it was pierced through scar tissue and it was harder to pierce. But this time I didn’t change it until I felt it was a good time and when I did, I had both balls on.