Asked by Anonymous
No. Never. This is a serious profession and I take my job seriously.
Re-blogging this in case anyone has gone to a piercer and had inappropriate things happen/be said. This is not cool! Your professional piercer should be just that, A PROFESSIONAL! Seek one out or contact me and I can find someone close to you.
I had to stop eating my lunch when I read this. Oh god, a thousand times this. Your piercer should NEVER made sexual comments, or behave in any kind of inappropriate manner when piercing you!
This needs to be re blogged a million times.
Piercers are performing a service for their clients, and the client is always putting their faith in the piercer to respect their bodies and do them no harm. I take that extremely seriously. If your piercer disrespects your body, they should be reported to the BBB, the health dept, and potentially to the police. This isn’t a laughing matter.
This is the sickest shit I’ve ever seen
I desperately need a watercolor tattoo like right now.
Oh yeah. Definitely loving these designs.watercolor tattoos amaze me
watercolor tats…me wants!
Let’s talk for a minute about the vast majority of commercially available jewelry marketed for pierced ears.
Below you will see a picture of 14K gold jewelry that supposedly is safe and comfortable.
1. The edges of the jewelry appear sharp and the finish is less than mirror finish. Open grooves in the backing and the rough, sharp edges can damage piercings and harbor bacteria and debris.
2. The wonderful 14K gold stamping. The stamping is on the post of the earring, and the crevices and edges are a perfect breeding ground for nasty pathogens.
3. Super sharp threading on the post. I have seen this sort of threading go as far up as 3/4 of the way up the post, essentially causing the piercing to constantly be irritated and damaged. Rubbing this threading even against normal skin can cut into the surface… OUCH!
4. The 14K gold means quality, right? WRONG! The karat only tells you of the percentage of gold in the jewelry in GENERAL. It does not specify if the post, backing, front design or any other part of the jewelry is gold, or even if it is plated! Plated gold can flake off and cause rough edges and expose the wearer to the metals under the plating, which can contain lead (toxic), nickel (a common metal causing reactions), copper and other “stuff” to make the jewelry harder, brighter and more “gold looking”.
Long story short, the jewelry going through your body should ALWAYS be implant grade, with a mirror finish and no rough edges, and not have imprints or other marks where bacteria can colonize. We love using neometal threadless titanium labrets, which come in many different lengths (for chubby or thin lobes) and tons of threadless top choices! Stop by today and pick up some truly safe, implant grade quality jewelry and see what a wonderful difference it makes!
The Greatest Tattoo Artists in the World, and where to find them.
Love the different styles
Tattoos are fucking art i don’t care what anyone else says
THIS ONE HAS LINKS MUST REBLOG AGAIN
Some folks might remember that I got my favorite part of Middle Earth tattooed on my head a while ago, but now there’s more! The whole side has been done that stretches all the way to Erebor, and I’m not even done yet.
(Many continuous thanks to Ed Dempsey in Woodstock, Ny)
And the best tattoo award goes to…
So I’m sure we’ve posted this piercing before, but I’m not sure we’ve posted the aftermath. The extreme damage to the gum and bone is why this piercing should have never been done and should never be replicated.
Just looking at it makes my mouth hurt.
I wasn’t paying attention at first to who posted this and my first thought was
Asked by thelyingshawster
Sorry I haven’t been online often to get to answer you quickly. For the pain, I’d take a Tylenol or Aspirin (depending on your allergies), keep the site clean with sea salt soaks, and no dirty hands. The discomfort should subside pretty quickly after the jewelry is swapped (as in, within a day or two, has been my experience). If it stays irritated longer, try another hypoallergenic metal (maybe the one you swapped for contained nickel) or bioplast jewelry.
Hope you are well past healing by the time I got around to answering this. :)
This 5 year old little girl was brought into the studio today in pain from a 7 month old ear piercing from #clairs there is swelling skin staining from the jewelry (possible allergic reaction) remeber piercing guns are not safe to be pierced with and this is just another example. #piercingfail #piercinggunsarebad #researchyourpiercer #jewelryfail #sad #clairspoisonskids
Nat’s in the shop today from 11-6. Pop by if you’d like a new piercing, or want info on aftercare for one you already have, or just wanna ask questions about a piercing you’re considering down the line. Must be 14 with a parent to get a piercing, 16 on your own with photo ID that states your birthdate.