phobic-squid asked: Omg I am not squeamish and pics of piercings don't bother me, but all these self piercing pics make my stomach do a flip. So horrible.
right isn’t it terrible
Anonymous asked: Jesus Christ, you guys are hypocrites....
how are we hypocrites exactly?
This is @noanaesthesia piercing one of his friends in his house. He ordered piercing needles online and has pierced multiple people. The piercings look extremely inflamed afterwards. He claims he wants to be a professional piercer but there’s nothing professional about piercing people from your house.
Anonymous asked: Would it be inappropriate to ask my piercer if I can watch him pierce people/would be willing to take me as an apprentice one day? How should I broach the subject? Should I have a certain amount of knowledge before I do? What should I avoid saying?
Well first off you should have the proper safety certification first. take a course in cpr and first aide. also a blood borne pathogen course is awesome too. then you can go to a shop that you trust and like and talk to them. tell them what certifications you have. sometimes shops aren’t taking apprentices because they already have one or they just don’t do them. But if you do find a place just talk to them and tell them your goals.
Guys any other advice for this person?
Anonymous asked: Hello. I'm looking into clavicle piercing/surface bars. I don't have very thin or bony shoulders and I was wondering if you think it would be harder to pierce me apposed to a skinny person? My skin is thick and harder to pinch than it seems to be with a skinny/bonier person. Thanks.
You just have to find a good piercer that you trust. Talking to them and seeing if the piercing will look good and also be safe and heal well on your body will be awesome. Piercers are understanding of that.
Anonymous asked: Hello(: love the blog! Good laugh I have looking at the horrible piercing/tattoo jobs. Also, I was wondering if getting a hip piercing, then losing weight is safe? Like getting the piercing then deciding to lose weight, or should I wait until I'm happy with my weight? Thanks(:
Haha thank you! we have a good laugh too sometimes. and losing weight is safe. you can always talk to your piercer too about this subject and they can tell you more about the anatomy of the piercing and your body!
Anonymous asked: As an apprentice, you're bound to get things wrong and make mistakes. As someone with low self esteem and a tendency to over think, how would recommend getting over the fear of this? Do your coworkers look down on you for mistakes/not understanding?
honestly, you have to believe in yourself. Your coworkers should be understanding with this because they understand you’re still an apprentice.
Anonymous asked: I see so many cute plugs made of ridiculously inappropriate materials, is there anywhere you know of that does custom plugs? So that I can wear all of these adorable things safely?
there are some sites. actually awful modifications has a whole list of sites and people who make great custom plugs!
Anonymous asked: Hey there! Firstly, love the blog! And i just have a question...i heard somewhere ( cant recall where) that 5mm is as big as you can stretch your ears and still have them shrink back to a "normal" piercing size. I was just wondering if this is true, or whether it is bigger/smaller. Thanks in advance!
It all depends on the person and how they heal. Some people can get up to a giant size but they can still close.
had to pull this out of a girls forward helix. it’s about 3/16” minutes long, it was so swollen that I had to pull the end out of the back. then I realized it had no gem. under further inspection I realize that gem was still in the cartilage. as if she thought removing the piece of jewelry with painful. so in short, not using crappy Jewelry. Do you think this coming back to you? you’re lucky she’s not going to sue you.
Anonymous asked: I've heard all about how polymer clay is terrible to wear in stretched ears, but what's your take on wearing them inside a good set of tunnels on occasion? Meaning getting them a gauge or two smaller to actually thread through the tunnels for a day.
that is perfectly fine!
Anonymous asked: I'm looking into becoming a piercer. I've been doing a lot of reading of blogs and ordered a few books on the subject. There's even a course near me I want to take taught by professionals. Anything else I can do for a chance at an apprenticeship?
Take a cpr class, take a blood born pathogen course too. That will really show a piercer that you are interested in becoming a professional. You can always ask a professional how to go about becoming a piercer! Don’t be shy because they can help you so much.
moooktv asked: I see ye giving out about self piercers and all that so would you give out about pro piercers self piercing ?
no because they are trained professionals.
Anonymous asked: I know that it's not meant to hurt when you stretch your ears and if it hurts you're meant to stop and wait but what if you're putting the taper through and it goes through painlessly but a few seconds after its in it starts to hurt? What do you do then? In the case I'm talking about I waited a month and a half to stretch from an 8g to a 6g
are we talking actual pain or more of a tingling burn?