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Topic: Pierce Your Ear Without a Gun - WikiHow
Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Subject: Pierce Your Ear Without a Gun - WikiHow
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 5:20pm
I thought y'all might get a laugh out of this ridiculous article.


http://www.wikihow.com/Pierce-Your-Ear-Without-a-Gun

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 5:52pm
LMAO Your timing is empeccable. We've just had a similiar discussion.
 
This article is absolutely ridiculous, and then to top it off, they use the term gauge instead of stretching. I think bmodders are going to have a field day with this one.


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Posted By: freak_nutcase
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 5:53pm
LOL

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Posted By: Goat_Feet
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 5:58pm
*smacks forehead*


Posted By: Carmeta
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:05pm
AS SOON AS it's in start twisting it. You don't want the hole to close around the needle (this should be the hardest part).


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Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by mrDahmer

LMAO Your timing is empeccable. We've just had a similiar discussion.
Oh yeah? My bad. Just got back to BodyMod.org after being away for a while. Didn't see something like this when I was reading about the forums. 

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Posted By: AmiiMetalFace
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:13pm
wikihow...would this be the same website which gave us such fantastic topics as how to act gay, and how to dress like a scene queen?
 
 
....case rested and gauged.
 
 
I MADE A FUNNY.
LAUGH.
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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:14pm
Ha it got closed.
 
It's funny because it's ironic that they close a discussion before it got a fiery and on the same day a similiar one is started.

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Posted By: pointblankzero
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:52pm
Facepalm.. Just.. facepalm.


Posted By: QOTSA90
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 6:59pm
"If your doing this piercing yourself then turning the ear lube over may be difficult to find the opening,"
 
haha!
 
and yeah the rest is just ridicerous


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Posted By: BadSeed
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 7:33pm

The most fantastically ridiculous thing I have read in a long time!!

 



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Posted By: JuL_crimson
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 8:02pm
i took the time to invite people to visit the forums here instead :P


Posted By: harley.g
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 8:54pm
lol i i just finished the first step and snickered.


Posted By: bekki659
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 10:53pm
And remember guys, if you want to get past a 14, wait at LEAST 4 weeks because then the festering hole you just punched will be just right for gauging!


Posted By: flutegoddess
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 11:20pm
Bleach? fucking seriously? *shudders* I don't want to see this kids ears, well yeah actually I do.

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Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 12:29am
Originally posted by flutegoddess

Bleach? fucking seriously? *shudders* I don't want to see this kids ears, well yeah actually I do.
Oh, me too! Dude, there should be a gallery on here or BME or something of What Not to Do! lol


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Posted By: xoerinxo
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 1:24am
oh wow. if someone tried to do this to me, I'm not sure what I'd do.
I hope no one reads it and tries it on their child...


Posted By: Eui1337
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 1:56am
remember chillinz. gauge slowly cause if you don't you will fuck up your ears and they will scar. *i lold*

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Posted By: overgone2007
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 3:09am
HOW TO PIERCE YOUR EAR WITHOUT A GUN: 4 STEPS
 
STEPS
1. Go to a piercer
2. Pay money
3. Get piercing done by a professional in a clean and safe environment
4. Go home with a good quality piercing that won't make your lube rot and fall off
 
TIPS
1. Choose a decent piercer with a good rep and excellent hygiene standards
 
WARNINGS
1. May cost money
2. May result in a good quality piercing therefore eradicating the need to make a trip to your local hospital to see that hot nurse.


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Posted By: Jesykka
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 3:18am
Originally posted by QOTSA90

"If your doing this piercing yourself then turning the ear lube over may be difficult to find the opening,"
 
haha!
 
and yeah the rest is just ridicerous
 
I haven't tried that, is it as good as KY?
 
 
 
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Posted By: overgone2007
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 3:21am
I think ear lube must be that stuff that gathers on your plugs if you don't clean them for a while. . .  oh no wait, that's assorted filth.  My bad!

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Posted By: Carrie_p2005
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 3:33am
I noticed that you can edit all the info, including erasing the whole damn article.  I'll give it a few days so everyone can have a good laugh and leave their comments, then I'll just go in and change it.


Posted By: v4climber
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 4:08am
Originally posted by Carrie_p2005

I noticed that you can edit all the info, including erasing the whole damn article.  I'll give it a few days so everyone can have a good laugh and leave their comments, then I'll just go in and change it.
Pleased


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Posted By: Rhuin
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 9:55am
I added in

I highly reccomend actually going to a piercers. It's much safer as all of this information is utter rubbish and will likely result in infection.

and in the tips part:
Go to a piercer.


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Posted By: LAFhasheart
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 4:18pm
Wait... That's not what you're supposed to do? Are you supposed to use MORE bleach? It's ok to stretch with pen caps right?

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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 8:44pm
If it is to be changed (the article),
Can everyone here come to an agreement on how a person should pierce his/or her ears?
"go to a piercer" "cough the money" & "don't" are not viable answers.
 


Posted By: Jesykka
Date Posted: April/30/2009 at 10:49pm
^ That.


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Posted By: CheapPerfume
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 2:25am
People self-pierce correctly all the time. It's a matter of having the proper tools and prior research. I think that's what Felonious Drunk was referring to. I personally don't have the knowledge required to update the post on how to self-pierce correctly, but I think if we're going to actually edit it, someone who has the know-how should do so. 


Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 3:04am
Originally posted by overgone2007

HOW TO PIERCE YOUR EAR WITHOUT A GUN: 4 STEPS
 

STEPS

1. Go to a piercer

2. Pay money

3. Get piercing done by a professional in a clean and safe environment

4. Go home with a good quality piercing that won't make your lube rot and fall off

 

TIPS

1. Choose a decent piercer with a good rep and excellent hygiene standards

 

WARNINGS

1. May cost money

2. May result in a good quality piercing therefore eradicating the need to make a trip to your local hospital to see that hot nurse.



plus mothafuckin' won.

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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 3:28am
== Steps ==
#First things first, your going to need these items; a box of clean single-use gloves. a sanitary environment for your set up, a sengle use dental bib, a single use triple bevelled hypodermic needle, antimicrobial soap, water, a piece of quality jewelery made of surgical stainless or titanium, a neoprene cork, a receiving tube, and a brand-new single use non-acidic marker.

# Take the needle, cork, and jewellery somewhere with an autoclave and have it processed in a single-use sterile pouch. DO NOT TOUCH THE NEEDLE BARE HANDED. Cross contamination is the easiest way to get an infection, followed closely by playing with it with dirty hands while it's healing.

# Wash your hands and the piercing location with anti-microbial soap and wipe off the residue.

# Put on gloves.

# Take the marker and make one mark where you'd like the jewelery. If you eventually wish to stretch your lobes further, mark them a little higher than center, and a bit closer to the face than the outside of your ear. If you want to wear a stud-type piece of jewelery (rarely crafted of decent materials and not suitable for initial piercings) mark it more centered on the lobe. Repeat this process with the other side if desired.

# Open the needle and jewellery package.

# Then place the needle on the marked spot. Make sure you will pierce straight through and into the receiving tube. having a several fixed mirrors to view alternate angles of your head may help.

# Press inward. Do this at a medium pace and be firm. do not jab.

# Push the needle halfway into the receiving tube and carefully place the cork on the end.

# Let your ear relax for a short while, holding the cork to releive pressure from it's weight.

# Slowly butt the jewelery against the needle and push through in one continous, fluid motion.

#And that should give you your very own ear piercing!

#If you'd like to stretch your piercing, wait until it is FULLY healed (AT LEAST 4 months). Do not go straight from an 18 or 20 to a 14. This can damage tissue and lead to blowouts and massive irritation as well as swelling and possibly migration. Do not stretch more than one size every 3 months or so. For a healthy guide to stretching, you may go to http://www.bodymod.org/forum/forum_posts~TID~9647~KW~healthy+stretching.htm .      -k

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 3:51am
^^ +1

Well written and covers all angles. As well as that it may put the odd kid off for the cost of equipment.


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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 3:55am
you're right, bleach is so much cheaper. why don't you post what you think would be the proper materials?

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:01am
lol

blatently a safety pin, and for sanitary, just some washing up liquid will do as long as it's antibacterial of course. I wouldn't bother with the mirrors. You can feel where it should go really.

I did mean my responce positively


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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:06am
Oh god Rick grow up

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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:06am
Originally posted by mrDahmer


lolblatently a safety pin, and for sanitary, just some washing up liquid will do as long as it's antibacterial of course. I wouldn't bother with the mirrors. You can feel where it should go really.I did mean my responce positively



well, i guess you either believe this or believe that this is funny. either way, it's honestly in poor taste and i have to give it a "f" for stupid.

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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:11am
I just fixed the problem, what the fuck is yours?

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:18am
Nothing, once again, I was agreeing with you and you decided to bash me for it.

notice +1

I said your post covered all angles and was well written. I also added that it would put some kids off due to expense meaning, that would go to a pro instead. It was all meant absolutely in a positive manner and could not have been taken any other way.

The second post was absolutely meant as a joke. I really don't think anyone on this site would think for one moment that is what I believed.

Please don't jump down my throat, especially when I agreed with you and complimented you on your write up for an alternative article.


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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:22am
you suggested that it was expensive to do the procedure as i listed. that is the list of materials i use as a dermal artisan to do the piercing. if you think it's expensive to order the equipment to do it properly, why not have it done professionally and accurately?

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:25am
Thats exactly what i've just said.

I did explain that it meant that people would go to pros instead because of cost of equipment. Which in the long run, is better... yes??

So are we, or are we not, agreed that your article, of which I complimented and said was well written, and may put the odd kid off due to expense, meaning that they would go to a pro instead, is a good suggestion of what to put up instead.

Because if we are, I have no idea what you're trying to achieve by having a go at me. I simply complimented you.


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Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:25am
Originally posted by overgone2007

WARNINGS
1. May cost money
2. May result in a good quality piercing therefore eradicating the need to make a trip to your local hospital to see that hot nurse.


Awww .... but the hot nurse is always so nice! Wink


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Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:32am
Originally posted by kcir

== Steps ==
#First things first, your going to need these items; a box of clean single-use gloves. a sanitary environment for your set up, a sengle use dental bib, a single use triple bevelled hypodermic needle, antimicrobial soap, water, a piece of quality jewelery made of surgical stainless or titanium, a neoprene cork, a receiving tube, and a brand-new single use non-acidic marker.

# Take the needle, cork, and jewellery somewhere with an autoclave and have it processed in a single-use sterile pouch. DO NOT TOUCH THE NEEDLE BARE HANDED. Cross contamination is the easiest way to get an infection, followed closely by playing with it with dirty hands while it's healing.

# Wash your hands and the piercing location with anti-microbial soap and wipe off the residue.

# Put on gloves.

# Take the marker and make one mark where you'd like the jewelery. If you eventually wish to stretch your lobes further, mark them a little higher than center, and a bit closer to the face than the outside of your ear. If you want to wear a stud-type piece of jewelery (rarely crafted of decent materials and not suitable for initial piercings) mark it more centered on the lobe. Repeat this process with the other side if desired.

# Open the needle and jewellery package.

# Then place the needle on the marked spot. Make sure you will pierce straight through and into the receiving tube. having a several fixed mirrors to view alternate angles of your head may help.

# Press inward. Do this at a medium pace and be firm. do not jab.

# Push the needle halfway into the receiving tube and carefully place the cork on the end.

# Let your ear relax for a short while, holding the cork to releive pressure from it's weight.

# Slowly butt the jewelery against the needle and push through in one continous, fluid motion.

#And that should give you your very own ear piercing!

#If you'd like to stretch your piercing, wait until it is FULLY healed (AT LEAST 4 months). Do not go straight from an 18 or 20 to a 14. This can damage tissue and lead to blowouts and massive irritation as well as swelling and possibly migration. Do not stretch more than one size every 3 months or so. For a healthy guide to stretching, you may go to http://www.bodymod.org/forum/forum_posts~TID~9647~KW~healthy+stretching.htm .      -k


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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:34am
Careful, don't agree with Rick, he'll have a go at you for it.

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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:41am
Originally posted by mrDahmer

Careful, don't agree with Rick, he'll have a go at you for it.


odoyle rules.

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Posted By: mrDahmer
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:44am
It's O'Doyle Rules. Not odoyle

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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:46am
Originally posted by mrDahmer

It's O'Doyle Rules. Not odoyle


no, sir.

it's assclown. i checked the spelling myself.

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Posted By: freetobeme
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 6:28am

Edit: For ducks & bunnies!



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Posted By: standingtyping
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 7:40am
really? boil bleach and water? uhm... color me clueless, but is that even safe? I can honestly say the very idea of boiling bleach has never once crossed my mind.


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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 9:35am
Rick's directions are pretty good.

Should there be an alternate half ass set of directions?
What about mom's way with the sewing needle and ice?
Can there be a way of minimizing health risks while using household items?
Maybe not, but I did like the part about piercing high for stretching, and center for shit.



As for the boiling bleach:

I think that bleach is mostly water and sodium hypochlorite (spelling...truth?)
The chemical is a solid, so I think that it would only be dangerous if nebulized.
Maybe it shouldn't be put in an ultrasonic cleaner... I don't know.
But, germicide is cheap enough.


Posted By: WhyBeNormal
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 9:55am
Originally posted by felonious drunk


What about mom's way with the sewing needle and ice?


Haha. I know for a fact that's how my mom and her girlfriends did it when they were younger.


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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 10:43am
When I told some older folks how I pierced my ear,
they called it the "sleeper" method.
Only because we're on the subject of "the wrong way"
It's when you slowly push a non-hollow needle through your ear.
I think mine took an hour.



Posted By: standingtyping
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 1:55pm
Originally posted by felonious drunk


As for the boiling bleach:

I think that bleach is mostly water and sodium hypochlorite (spelling...truth?)
The chemical is a solid, so I think that it would only be dangerous if nebulized.
Maybe it shouldn't be put in an ultrasonic cleaner... I don't know.
But, germicide is cheap enough.


My scientist on call (Leith has his MA in microbiology and is always willing to find the answer to w/e strange questions I may have) says bleach at high temps loses it effectiveness Eye-Popping and would be useless. Hoorah for the Wiki!


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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 4:44pm
Then I must be wrong about the active ingredient being a solid.
Thank alot, now I have to read!


EDIT:
Sodium hypochlorite boils at 101 degrees Celsius.
A small portion of it would boil with the water, but most of it would stay intact.
The peroxides would be be gone quick,
but the bleach would become further saturated with the salt.
I know this because I've isolated it. 




Posted By: standingtyping
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by felonious drunk

Then I must be wrong about the active ingredient being a solid.
Thank alot, now I have to read!


EDIT:
Sodium hypochlorite boils at 101 degrees Celsius.
A small portion of it would boil with the water, but most of it would stay intact.
The peroxides would be be gone quick,
but the bleach would become further saturated with the salt.
I know this because I've isolated it. 




I love making people read ;)


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Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 5:10pm
regardless of whether it's effective or not, you'll still more than likely be leaving residue on the jewellery. this is something that could have long-term health effects on your body. take it to a dentist, tattoo studio, vetrinarian, etc.. with an autoclave. tell them what you are planning and i'm sure most places will be more than happy to run it for you for free or a minimal charge (5$). If you're worried about the price of your mods rather than your own safety, I think you should seriously consider if this lifestyle is really for you.

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Posted By: CheapPerfume
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 5:51pm
^ Indeed.

From this thread I kinda gather that most of y'all don't really look respectfully upon self-piercers, even those who do it the right way. All the statements about "just go to a professional" and such. I agree that if you have no idea what you're doing, you should go to a pro, however I see no harm in people trying to learn for themselves, as long as they're trying to learn things the correct way. That's why it's important to try and change articles like that and help educate people.


Posted By: KittenLaTrix
Date Posted: May/01/2009 at 6:38pm
I like the related posts, such as this classic -
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Piercing-Without-Your-Parents-Knowing - http://www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Piercing-Without-Your-Parents-Knowing

Oh dear. *shakes head*



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Posted By: Carrie_p2005
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 12:59pm
I don't disrespect self-piercers, only those who do it with complete disregard to their own health.  And telling others to try it their way because it worked for them is the icing on the cake.

True story:

3 girls walk into the shop.  All 3 look like they may be under 18.  1 girl suggests they all get a tattoo, 1 says "OK!", and the third says "no way, I don't even want to be in here" as if we were satanists or something.  They look around for a few minutes (I'm with other customers at this time) and then the first walks up to me and says "I pierced my lip last night."  Ummm....OK.  "And I did hers too."  Good for you.  Then she asks me if they look OK.  All I said to that was that I hoped neither one of them swelled.  She doesn't even ask why, all she says is "I hope not too, that would look gross."  Then she asks me how to take care of it.  Oh, hell no.    Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind giving advice even if I didn't do the piercing, but I'm not going to support stupidity.  I told her I couldn't advise her on how to take care of it.  When she asks me why I make up a bullshit story about how if I gave her advice and something went wrong, I could be held liable and my insurance wouldn't cover me since I didn't do the piercing.  She gets pissed off and starts yelling at me and then tells her friend "fuck it, I'm just going to go to the doctor because I'm so afraid something is going to go wrong."  Good idea.  Why did I refuse to give her advice?  Because 1, she may have been underage, and I'm not going to have angry parents wanting to know why I'm conspiring with their child.  2, people like that think they know it all, and I'm not going to get involved in a situation where my reputation could be put on the line if something goes wrong.  I could see it play out in my head "Oh, don't go to that piercer, she told me to do sea salt soaks and not to use listerine, and look, it's all infected.  Stupid bitch." 




Posted By: CheapPerfume
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 5:41pm
Oh, I totally agree that if you have no idea what the fuck you're doing (like me) it's probably best to go to a professional. But if you genuinely want to learn I see no harm in self piercing if you at least try and research. Granted, things will probably go wrong at first, but I'd chalk that up to learning experiences.




Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 5:48pm
Good call.
Even beyond liability, your advise is possibly the most valuable service that you offer.
That's like doing your own taxes and expecting H&R block to proof read your work for free.



Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 5:52pm
I'd rather give someone the proper aftercare than see them with a nasty infection. I think it's a disservice to do otherwise. As dermal artisans we need to educate and assist people with their problems related to our industry. A teenager with a safety pin in her lip makes our entire community look bad. Every case of infection that ends up in the newspaper brings us down that much further in the public's eyes.

People are stupid. Either tell them what they're doing wrong or shoot them, but don't let them fuck shit up for the rest of us.

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Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 10:31pm
Self-pierced or not, I would never let anyone leave my shop without proper aftercare or tips on how to take care of their piercing. There is nothing wrong with educating people on aftercare or problems they may be having, even if they are underage or stupid.

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Posted By: Cale
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 10:51pm
No one is beyond help.

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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/02/2009 at 10:51pm
I can agree with that too.
I would feel bad for a kid making a stupid mistake and try helping him or her.

But those girls that Carrie was talking about sounded like they were beyond help.


Posted By: v4climber
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 2:34am
I don't agree with telling them how to take care of a piercing in that they might get you in trouble, but I do think it would be wise to tell them they should go to a doctor or that they did it wrong.

But I'm not a piercer.


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Posted By: CheapPerfume
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 2:40am
How do you all generally feel about accepting tips for giving advice?

I've gotten a piercing done at a different shop before and gone into another to buy jewelry to change out the originals with and ask for help deciding what size would be appropriate or if the piercing looks like it's coming along well, and I usually tip them up to $3 for assisting me. I realize to some people it's not about the money, but I figure it's a good way to say "Thanks for your help, and I value it".

Thoughts?


Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 5:38am
i don't charge for advice or for changing jewelery, i see it as part of the job. i do like tips though :)

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Posted By: Jack Crrack
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 9:08am
I've never tipped an artist.

I find paying them at the rate they charge, and being polite and thanking them for their help is enough.

I figure they'd rather I come back to them for any work I want and reccomend them to my friends than a few coins.


Posted By: Carrie_p2005
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 11:02am
I will give advice to 99.9% of the people that walk through my door, whether that be aftercare, jewelry selection, or whatever.  At the time I said what I said, the girl had already mentioned going to the doctor.  I told her I thought that would be a good idea.  Those 3 girls are friends with a girl (16 years old) who lives in the apartments above our shop.  I can't say for sure that they were underage, but I would bet money on it.  I've also heard all these girls talking shit about all kinds of people.  They have bad attitudes, and I wasn't going to get involved.  You may disagree with my decision, but I would do it again.  I've put too much effort into building my reputation in a town with too many shops already, in an area where people care more about a low price than quality, to have 3 idiot kids trying to destroy my credibility.  


Posted By: kcir
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 2:39pm
i understand the undercutter piercings bs. but aftercare advice costs nothing and i don't see how you'd be held liable for telling someone how not to get an infection. if anything educating the ignorant should have a positive boost to your reputation rather than otherwise. why is it a bad thing that people know they can turn to you for information?

kids will be kids. at least allow them the opportunity to grow from their mistakes rather than getting septicemia and dying before they're old enough to purchase cigarettes and die of cancer like the good old american way.

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Posted By: Dakota V
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 5:27pm
It terrifies me that this is on the internet.

 http://www.wikihow.com/Pierce-Your-Own-Penis

And this is quite silly.

http://www.wikihow.com/Pierce-Your-Hand-Web


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Posted By: felonious drunk
Date Posted: May/03/2009 at 10:52pm
They both seem fine.

I'm glad that they recommend using sterile equipment and advise reading about anatomy.

As for hand piercings: there is no right way.



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