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Quote zoeybevan Replybullet Topic: Question about my new clavicle micro dermal? :)
    Posted: July/27/2012 at 6:33pm
Hi, I'm new to this forum so sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place or doing anything wrong haha!!

I got my clavicle micro dermal yesterday morning, it was better than I expected and as soon as I saw it I absolutely fell in love with it. The piercer told me to keep it covered up with air stripped plasters for the first 3 days (although I've read against this?) and then to soak it when I clean it (and, I've also read against this). So I was wondering how should I actually go about cleaning it? and should I take the plasters out now? I'm just paranoid about it getting infected or rejecting as I love it so much :(

Sorry about how long this is, but I was also wondering if anyone thinks that my micro dermal looks normal at this stage? I only had it done yesterday and it looked like this about 2 hours ago

https://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/329db3d8d82e11e1b3ea123138141d1a_7.jpg

There is obvious evident bruising, but I'm guessing thats normal as there was some pinching going on before it and a lot of pressure was applied whilst having it done? I have some blood crust underneath the micro dermal but as the piercer said to not clean it or take the plaster off I'm guessing that will just come off when I do eventually clean it? :) Thanks!
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Quote BigMikeHOOKED Replybullet Posted: July/27/2012 at 8:29pm
The bruising is somewhat normal. Ive done quite a few in that area and bruising there can and will happen. I looked at the pic and its a little blurry so I cant get a good look at how it sits on you. Maybe a pic from a slightly sideways angle thats a little less blurry and me or someone else can let you know if it looks right.

Different piercers will have different aftercare instructions, but I only recommend bandaging for the first night (sometimes not even that long, sometimes not at all). If I have a client use a bandage I will usually have them remove it the next morning and do a S.S.S.  So, yes, I DO recommend soaks 2-3 times a day. Never had a client with an issue I could directly blame on soaking.
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Quote zoeybevan Replybullet Posted: July/28/2012 at 8:11am
I'm aware the quality wasn't very good, I apologise about that it's due to bad lighting and a crappy iPod camera
This is now in the morning, I haven't showered yet but I am about to so this is what it looks like before from a few angles and I'll be sure to post some once it's clean also :)

https://p.twimg.com/Ay48jb2CEAA5zGH.jpg:large (this is the angle I'm worried about, it might just be blood as I haven't cleaned it yet, but is it raising a tiny bit? its hardly noticeable if i look in a mirror but i can notice it)
https://p.twimg.com/Ay44DT5CcAAJWnA.jpg:large
https://p.twimg.com/Ay43_6ECUAAkbiu.jpg:large

I shall post some more photos once I've cleaned it :)

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Quote zoeybevan Replybullet Posted: July/28/2012 at 9:06am
Ok, one side of my micro is deffinatley lifted and there is still some blood under it which just running it under the shower didn't get rid of, what should I do? :(

It's not noticeable if you just look at it directly on in the mirror, but if you get closer and look at it from an angle you can see it's lifted..

https://p.twimg.com/Ay5I-xaCUAId2Fu.jpg <- evident lifting
https://p.twimg.com/Ay5JDd1CAAAI1Dl.jpg <- not so obvious on this photo

Could it be due to swelling also? As I only got it done 2 days ago?
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: July/28/2012 at 6:58pm
You're over-reacting. It's only a couple of days old so I would give it a chance to not be swollen anymore. After a couple weeks if you see the lifting, then they didn't put it in deep enough or it's migrating. For now you just need to give it a chance. :)
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Quote zoeybevan Replybullet Posted: July/28/2012 at 8:50pm
Yeah I gathered I'm just over reacting just don't want to lose it! Sorry for all the fuss haha, thanks :)
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Quote steffieloohoo Replybullet Posted: August/04/2012 at 3:36am
By the way, my piercer told me to massage my dermals twice a day for 2 weeks.. Said that they will take the skin cells inside better if you massage them in..
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: August/05/2012 at 12:01pm
You shouldn't push down on your surface anchors or massage them. That can displace the anchor and prevent it from not setting right under the skin. It also promotes migration and rejection, so it's best to just leave it alone.
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: August/05/2012 at 12:03pm
Also it's important to understand that anchors are not permanent by any means, and the inevitable fate of these piercings it that you will eventually lose them.
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Quote zoeybevan Replybullet Posted: August/05/2012 at 7:32pm
I know I will eventually have to have these out, but surely I shouldn't be thinking about having to have them out only over a week after having them.. I'm back again because I think I've got better photos of the lifting and I think the one side has lifted even more sadly :( I think it's due to the way my shoulders are, my shoulders go forward and back and my chest dips in.. So it would explain why the one side is flat and the other is lifting, I won't mind if that what I'll have to deal with I was just worried it might mean something more. There's no signs of rejection or infection other than it being slightly lifted on the one side.. I'll get chance to actually go back to my piercer some day this week so he can have a better look, I just wanted something to put my mind at ease!

https://p.twimg.com/Azki7E0CUAEcNR5.jpg
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