Anonymous asked: I recently got my brother done, but with my new job and it being slightly crooked. I took it out, and now there is sort of an abscess. Any idea?...
Um, can you re-phrase this possibly?
Anonymous asked: But then again, you're fucking stupid for saying that as long as a professional piercer has an autoclave, they can work at home. You don't condone unsterile materials, but an unsterile environment is totally cool to you. What the fuck..
Nah you gotta have a sterile environment too. I’ve made a post about this before. You gotta make sure the environment is completely sterile and follow all OSHA guidelines and rules. Blood borne pathogen classes are also a must along with CPR for safety.
Anonymous asked: I love how most of the people that try and defend self-piercing/tattooing are self-modifiers themselves. Using the whole "I pierced myself like 17 times and I'm fine!" thing is literally no excuse for being a dumbass. Your blog is rad and fucking entertaining. Keep it up.
Anonymous asked: This is probably going to sound like a really silly question and i do apologise, but my tragus piercing rejected and literally dropped out of my ear whilst i was in class. (about 3 years ago) and I just wondered if my body rejected it once, will it always reject or is it due to not looking after it properly/fault of the piercer who placed it in that position? I do know that the place is a jewelers in town and is really old and dusty too. I always wondered about piercing rejections!
Usually piercings rejecting just have to do with your own body and what it can take. But in some cases it can have to do with how it was pierced. It might or might not reject again. Now that there’s scar tissue it’ll suck a little more to get it pierced and have it heal, but if you really want to try again, I would suggest the other ear :)
killjoykerosenequeen asked: The yolo was sarcasm. I know self piercing is dangerous I just don't care.
And here everyone is a classic example of plain stupidity
stfu. just. stfu. self piercing is brave as hell. my friends did it and there fine. i pierced my ears with a safetly pin and there now huge 0g gauges. it took me about 2 months to get up there but i never got an infection and it barely even hurt. and i even went from a 12g gauge to a 6 with out any problems. im also going to pierce myself again this weekend either my lip or nose (cant decide) but just because i self pierce doesnt mean im some huge desgrace to the body mod comunity and dont want to pay for it. its because im 16 and not allowed, so i have to do it myself. seriously its not hard to burn a safetly pin and sterilize it with alcohol and stick it through your skin. ffs.
YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF IDIOT.
1) brave? get a grip on yourself
2) gauges? safety pin? two months? JESUS CHRIST.
3)stretching shouldn’t hurt
4)12g-6g? literally dumb as all hell.
5) YOU CANNOT SANITIZE ANYTHING WITH ALCOHOL AND A FLAME I CAN’T TAKE THE STUPIDITY ON THIS POST OH MY GOD.
You just need to stop.
These people who self pierce do so because they claim to love body modifications. They say they are beautiful and they reblog photos of attractive men and women with lots of mods and pics of beautiful organic plugs an hangers from people like diablo and maya.
But then they self pierce at home. Or pierce a friend. Instead of supporting a local shop or artist they decide to support a mass company by ordering shitty unclean needles off amazon or someplace. They wear hot topic plugs or make their own out of poor materials.
And they they bemoan that the “pretty” jewelry is too expensive, that shops cost to much.
Maybe if you actively supported piercers and jewelry makers. Maybe if we made as much money as hot topic or piercing pagoda and could afford to lower prices because everyone doing it at home came to us instead. Maybe if you saved up to buy one stunning piece from IS or bvla instead of 5 low quality ones offline.
Maybe if you supported the industry you claim to love instead of perpetuating the stereotypes by doing dangerous and unsafe piercings at home.
How can you love this art form and this industry and then go against its core beliefs on safety? I do not understand these people.
She obviously knew that you weren’t mature enough, which you are proving her right.
Okay, so self piercing hurts… A lot… I wanted another earring but I didn’t want to pay for it so I looked around on YouTube for a while just to get the idea. So here’s what I did:
1. Clean ear with rubbing alcohol, wash hands, and hold the tip of your needle in a flame to sanitize it.
2. Mark where you want the piercing, and place the needle. (Keep a cotton pad with solution near by)
3. Press in the needle. (Chewing gum is helpful for tolerance)
4. Wait for three different pops from your ear, that is the cartilage breaking. And push all the way through.
5. Twist the needle around for about 10 minutes.
6. Pull the needle through. (Do more than once if needed)
7. Clean the area with ear solution.
8. Carefully put in your earring, and try not to catch the skin.
9. Clean one more time and voilá! Fini.
Do not use ice! And keep the area clean. (4-6 weeks until healed completely)
Even though it hurt, it was worth it! It doesn’t hurt for long after you’re done.
Stay classy my friends,
Want a real tutorial on how to pierce you ear? Go to a shop that uses needles, and not a piercing gun. You NEVER twist the needle, ever. And ear solution is NOT what you use to clean the ear. It’s one of the worst things you could use. Also, rubbing alcohol? Needle over a flame?
The stupidity hurts.
attempted inner helix piercing to no avail. there is blood all over my carpet and clothes now, though.
and this is why you don’t self pierce kids.
Re-pierced my smiley cause yolo.
I haven’t pierced in ages!
yolo with deadly infections <3
How to properly self pierce:
Get an apprenticeship, work for a year learning how to pierce, get proper sterilized equipment in a sterile environment, and don’t be a dumbass
So for all of those who are against self-piercing, there is nothing wrong with it, okay? It’s not going to have any effect on your life unless you self-pierce. So stop with all your anti-self-piercing rants, okay? They’re pointless and stupid because chances are, anyone who’s going to self-pierce isn’t going to listen to you anyway.
Yes, I self-pierce. Hell, I’ve done all but 2 of my piercings myself. Septum, nose, tragus, helix, lobes and tongue web have all been done by me on my body. I did one of my lobes whilst I was bored and had a safety pin and a lighter at hand without knowing a thing about what I was meant to be doing! It turned out perfectly fine. I know that that was pretty stupid but it was my choice and anyone else who makes the decision to do that isn’t going to have an impact on your life now, are they?
All of my other piercings have been done using sterile needles and all the proper things that are meant to be used. They’ve all turned out perfect! I’ve had no infections or anything else wrong with them ever. I’ve done a load of piercings for my friends and none of them have gone wrong, I’ve got a friend who is prone to infection and she’s only had a few minor ones.
If you wanna get the best results out of self-piercing then do your research and get all the proper equipment, don’t just one day think “hey I want this piercing” grab the nearest sewing needle and stab yourself with it, that’s not a great idea but hey ho, sometimes it works!
My point is, stop going on and on about how shitty self-piercings are because a lot of the time, they’re actually pretty good and turn out fine and not infected. Just shush, okay?!
Nah, you gotta shush. There is a problem with self-piercing that effects other people. It’s called professional piercers. They lose more and more customers each year because of self piercing. Usually self piercers have to end up coming into a shop anyways because something went wrong or it ended up infected.
Also, how do you know that they were sterile? Just because they say they are on the package mean nothing. Professionals use a thing called an autoclave which completely sterilize the needle AND the jewelry. If your jewelry isn’t sterilized, there is absolutely no point for a sterile needle. Doing piercings on your friends is also the dumbest idea in the world. What are you going to do if you hit an artery and they bleed out in front of you? Would you even know what to do? Professionals need a lot of training and certificates for safety and health related issues like a Blood Borne Pathogens test for their actual piercing area.
You can’t get reliable information by searching on the internet about how to do a piercing. Piercers have to go under training so that they know what they’re doing. They’re not just some dumbass with a needle that they ordered from amazon with cheap jewelry that is disgusting and un-sterile.
This is just someone who is trying to make a point, but they sound stupid. Self piercing is never okay. You are not trained nor do you have the correct knowledge about the things you need or the technique you need.