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Topic: still thinking
Posted By: Sylvias
Subject: still thinking
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 4:30pm
long time no see! I doubt if anyone even remembers me here.
ok so I am STILL thinking about a verticle hood piercing and would like some opinions to help me come to my final decision.
What is it like? And please don't say something along the lines of "well everyones pain tolerance is different etc." i know.. i don't think it will hurt THAT much, but considering i have only ever had my ears pierced..it will probably hurt more than that... just wondering what others, who have it..thought it felt like to them.
does it bleed a lot?
how long does it take to heal? how long before i can have sex afterwards? o.o
are their specific metals that are better than others for this sort of thing?
what are the biggest concerns with this sort of piercing?
is it a pain in the ass to keep clean?
um...if i think of more questions...i'll post them...
Thanks to anyone and everyone who takes the time to answer! :D

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www.darksidereptiles.com



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Posted By: linda
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 4:51pm
Well, if I were you, I'd just grow some balls and do it ;-) (pun intended)

Mine hurt like a motherf*er for about a second, and I screamed so loud that the neighbours were probably startled.
Other than that, it never hurt, never bled, and healed within two and a half weeks.
Keeping it clean is as easy as regular washing/showering, and one or two daily sea salt soaks.
I had sex about a week after, but you're not actually supposed to before it's fully healed (2-3 weeks afaik).

Definitely one of the easiest piercings of all times, once you've managed to get the courage and go through that one second of possibly ridiculous pain :-)

PS: Oh, and welcome back.


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I talk too much.


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 5:04pm
I keep thinking...why don't i want to do it? cause i know i do... but something is still holding me back and i cant figure out what it is!

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: LucieMay
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 5:11pm
just get it done. if you don't like it, take it out. just make sure you choose your piercer carefully and ensure you ask them all the questions you want to ask before.

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Caustic blonde.


Posted By: linda
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 5:14pm
Well, it's up to you, obviously.
I also took quite a while to decide to get mine.
But now that I have it, I don't remember why I ever made such a fuss out if it really, haha

But maybe, since you only have your lobes done, it would make it easier for you to get some other piercings first, before you let a needle near such a delicate area.


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I talk too much.


Posted By: Rhuin
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 5:15pm
Pain - a second of pain, it was fine though.
No bleeding for me
Wasn't too long to heal, I had sex about two days later but had to be careful and clean it.
Doesn't actually take too much to clean it.


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I choose my own way to burn


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 6:00pm
also what size needle do they use? I was under the impression it was like..a belly button type ring...then I realized i have absolutely no idea and am curious lol
Also what am I looking at price wise?
It seems piercings aren't generally that expensive but in a place like that i don't know if it would be or not...

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: mspiggy
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 6:01pm

does it bleed a lot? Usually not much, maybe a drop of blood or two.

how long does it take to heal? how long before i can have sex afterwards? o.o  It heals pretty fast, about 3-4 weeks at most and some have healed within a couple of weeks. You are normally advised to not have sex in the first week, and if you feel pain during sex after wards, it's best to stop and wait for another time.

are their specific metals that are better than others for this sort of thing?  An implant grade stainless steel should be okay, unless you are highly allergic to Nickle then you should choose an implant grade Titanium. Curved barbells are pretty standard, but if you prefer, you can also use straight barbell, circular barbell or captive bead ring. Consult your piercer for the jewelry that most fitted for you.
 
what are the biggest concerns with this sort of piercing? Hood skin might get in the ball and feel pinched every once a while, especially after (rough) sex; but all in all, it should be pretty easy and fast to heal. Also, as long as you don't have urinary tract infection, you shouldn't have any problem either.

is it a pain in the ass to keep clean?  Nope, just keep it clean, soak it in warm sea salt and rinse it afterward with water, then you're good to go. Some might even suggest you use your own urine (remember, as long as you don't have urinary tract infection) to clean it and of course, rinse with water after.

also what size needle do they use? 14g needle and jewelries are standard...or at least that's what I normally use unless my clients ask for bigger gauges. 16g or smaller is way to thin for hood piercingg.


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Tee/Piercer/Charlotte,NC




Keep it dry, keep it still, keep it clean


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 6:27pm
awesome
starting to feel better about it
how exactly does the process go?

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: CheapPerfume
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 6:36pm
In addition to doing research around here, you might want to check out the BME experiences section and read some people's procedure experiences:  http://www.bme.com/pierce/10-female/hood/index.html - http://www.bme.com/pierce/10-female/hood/index.html

Just remember they're not the "gospel" and some may not have been done by professionals.


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/14/2009 at 7:28pm
cool thanks.
What sorts of questions should i ask to test a piercer to see if he knows what he is talking about?
It's easy for me to do the interrogation thing when i get a new reptile or something cause i know about them...but when it comes to body mods... the tattooist or piercer could lie to me and i would most likely not know the difference...

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: mspiggy
Date Posted: December/15/2009 at 11:56am
You can also check if your hood has enough skin to piece by using the Q-tip test (http://ringsofdesire.com/q_tip.html) ..or if you are comfortable with the piercer, s/he can help you with it.

The piercer would use a receiving tube, which is positioned as the Q-tip in the Q-tip test, to catch the needle from above. If the piercer uses clamp for vertical hood piercing, walk away.
 
After that, the jewelry would follow and push the needle out.

It's always good to see a portfolio with heal piercings.



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Tee/Piercer/Charlotte,NC




Keep it dry, keep it still, keep it clean


Posted By: merrry
Date Posted: December/15/2009 at 1:24pm
I'm glad I saw this. My pain was over before it started. My scream was cut off rather quickly (I'm very vocal)
 
I avoided uing wipes or toilet paper in favor of a warm water rinse . I bought a measuring cup for this purpose and kept it in the bathroom.
 
Use condoms for sex if possible.
 
I was originally pierced with a 10g straight barbell, and just recently stretched it up to a 6g. This time I'm using titanium, because the weight of the steel ones will stretch you out after a while.
 
Best wishes!


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AKA: The Queen Of Hugs, Naughty Girl Extraordinaire, Merrrypoppin, Merrry Contrary and Sunshine. I'm also Proud To Be A Persnickety Bitch!


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/15/2009 at 9:41pm
I'm going to suck it up and getting over my anxieties and doing in on thursday >.>
I have a horse riding lesson earlier in the day so i decided going afterwards was probably a smart idea lol then i have 2 weeks to heal before the next lesson.
I have emailed a few places in my area about it but haven't gotten any responses yet... hopefully i will find a good place by thursday!

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: mspiggy
Date Posted: December/16/2009 at 1:52pm
Well good luck then! :-)

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Tee/Piercer/Charlotte,NC




Keep it dry, keep it still, keep it clean


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/16/2009 at 6:20pm
So only once place has responded to my emails and they are telling me it's $80 for this specific piercing... As of now I have no idea if the jewelry is included in that price but i would hope so because that seems someone expensive to me... is that a normal price to charge for something like this???

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: sapphirelazuli
Date Posted: December/17/2009 at 6:08am
I dunno about over there, but we charge £30 for a hood piercing. Genital piercings tend to be one of the more expensive ones. :)

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[ zara | 25 years old | scottish | body piercer ]


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/17/2009 at 2:28pm
o.o
I did it!
wasn't as bad as i thought it was gonna be heh got myself all worked up. it did still hut but like ya'll said it was only for a second then it was fine... was more awkward than anything else hehe

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www.darksidereptiles.com


Posted By: linda
Date Posted: December/17/2009 at 4:27pm
Good for you!!
Doesn't it feel great to overcome yourself and finally do something you've been putting off? :-)

Happy healing to you.


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I talk too much.


Posted By: Sylvias
Date Posted: December/17/2009 at 5:22pm
yes! I was so giddy when i got out i could hardly drive home and had to sit int he parking lot for a few minutes to calm myself down lol
I'm very happy with it! and can't believe how much i had psyched myself out over it before hand lol

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www.darksidereptiles.com



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