TAT ear piercing

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  1. Yail Bloor

    Yail Bloor OT Supporter

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    I know nothing of this subject, and I'm considering getting my ears pierced.

    The lady at Wal-Mart said you have to have studs for 6 weeks before you can put in hoops. Is this true?

    IB:greddy:
     
  2. Yail Bloor

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  3. Rip The Jacker

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    that would suck ass. i dont want studs. i hope thats not true with cartilege piercings :x:
     
  4. Yail Bloor

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    exactly! me neither

    from what i recall her saying, its not true with cartilege
     
  5. Juggernaut

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    DO NOT GET THEM DONE AT WALMART


    Guy i weightlift with got it done there.. his ears got hella infected


    I had mine done at claires in the mall, yes you wear your studs for 6 weeks and make sure you disinfect them every day.

    Then after that.. you can put hoops in. I have a small silver hoop in each ear. Also make sure you can pull it off... cause some guys just look like fags with earrings... some pull it off nicely ( like myself) :bigthumb:
     
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    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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  7. jaydub

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    go to a piercing place and have them do it with a hoop to begin with.
     
  8. F8Lstang

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    omfg DO NOT GET THEM DONE WITH A GUN
     
  9. sweetcheeks

    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    Exactly, and with a needle. None of that gun bullshit. You'll heal up a lot faster.
     
  10. Yail Bloor

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    this is all helpful information, and a reason WHY would be even more helpful :)
     
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    what do u suggest? ice, icepick, and an apple and goto town?
     
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    i got mine pierced at claires and got studs had them in for like 6 weeks then went to hoops for a bit

    but u gotta clean em like crazy otherwise they WILL get infected
     
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    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    The gun is unsanitary, and the messy, and you'll bleed a whole lot more than if you got it done prepoerly at a piercing place with sterilized needles. Its worth it to pay a bit more and get it done properly.
     
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  16. Yail Bloor

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    ok, no gun :) If I do this, I will get the cheapest studs wal-mart sells and go to a piercing place, since I want to go to hoops asap. Or can I do hoops right away?
     
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    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    Hoops right away. A reputable piercing place will usually supply their own hoops usually anyways.
     
  18. Nickos

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    get the rings right away.. belive me, you dont want anything to do with studs.. they are made of horseshit material and are 95% of the time put on too tight and trap bacteria inside. and the gun.. oh man dont even get me started :o

    ok nevermind.. in on a roll... :big grin:

    Piercing guns have been used for years in mall and department stores for piercing people of all ages. Today, though, professional body piercers want to see the gun banned. Why?

    I talked to a lady (who shall remain nameless) who works in a jewelry boutique at a local mall. She said that she has been doing piercings there now for about 6 months. Her "training" took all of 2 weeks, which consisted of watching others and practicing on a teddy bear. (huh?) Although she claims that in the time she has been piercing she has only gotten one complaint, that does not mean this procedure is entirely safe.

    The first concern when it comes to piercing is sterilization. Any kind of procedure which involves contact with blood or bodily fluids requires strict adherence to cross-contamination prevention. Piercing guns are usually made with plastic and cannot be sterilized in an autoclave. Sure, they wipe it with alcohol or antiseptic in between uses, but how sterile is that? It is not unfair to conclude that in a 2-week training course, these mall piercists are not being taught about infection control and blood-borne pathogens. A quick wipe with a sterile pad is not effective in removing disease-carrying blood.

    Some will argue that the piercing gun never comes in contact directly with the customer's skin. This might be true, but the piercers hands do - if they touch the customers skin and then touch the gun, the gun is now contaminated. Period. And when the gun drives the stud through the flesh, if the skin starts to bleed there is no way of knowing whether or not tiny particles of blood could have been dispersed into the air contaminating everything around it.

    Sterility is just one of the possible problems with gun piercing. Tissue trauma is another. The gun forces a blunt stud through the skin, causing it to literally rip in order to make room for the jewelry. Then, it pinches the back of the jewelry in place snugly against the skin, allowing no way for the new wound to breathe and heal properly. The customer is then told to turn the jewelry a couple times a day, which only further pushes growing bacteria into the wound, causing infection.

    True, many customers get pierced with guns and never have any problems with it. But why put yourself at risk when there is a safer, less painful way to go about it?

    Why the Needle is So Much Better
    In comparison to the two-week training of the mall piercer, a professional body piercer goes through extensive training that can last as much as two or three years. They learn about the human body and how piercings affect the circulatory system. They learn how to avoid hitting nerves that can cause severe pain to the customer. Most importantly, they learn about cross-contamanation prevention and how to properly sterilize their instruments. Anything that touches the customer that cannot be autoclaved is thrown away immediately. Work stations are fully disinfected before and after every piercing procedure.

    The piercing process itself is also much safer and less painful than having a blunt stud forced through your skin. A piercing needle is actually hollow and extremely sharp. It slices through the skin, safely pushing the tissue aside to make room for the jewelry to be inserted. That may not sound too appealing, but it is actually a very quick process and the method is virtually painless for most body parts.

    The jewelry that is used in professional piercing shops is also much better for you. Barbells and Captive Beads Rings are specially designed to allow removal of dirt and bacteria effectively during the healing process. Allowing for full movement of the jewelry makes it much easier for you to clean it without counter-productively pushing more bacteria into the pierce. The metals that are used in this jewelry are also better for your skin and less likely to cause a reaction. High-grade Surgical Stainless Steel and even Titanium (which is virtually nickel-free) give you the best chances of an infection and reaction-free piercing.

    Although it is true that professional piercing prices run higher than those performed in mall stores, why put a price on your safety and well-being? The quality and personalized service you receive by going to a professional are certainly worth a few extra dollars. These trained professionals are also happy to follow up with you should you have any questions or complications. Your mall piercer might offer their opinion on how to treat an infection, but who do you think will be more qualified to help you? The answer is obvious.
     
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    and I wanted to come in here and play "look what I know." Looks like Nickos and the rest of you beat me to it.

    Stick with their advice and you should have no issues.

    and I also can not stress enough about NEVER using a gun for ANY piercings. They are pieces of shit.
     
  20. Yail Bloor

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    Thanks everyone, Nickos particulalry. If I do this, I'll be going to a real shop.
     
  21. Yail Bloor

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    got 'em pierced today:

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  22. Cherryfire

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    Hey awesome! How was it? It looks excellent. I am one of those girls that got my ears peirced at a "Claires" type place when i was younger so I honestly have no idea what that particular piercing is like. I do remember passing out and the constant infection my ears had when doing them with the gun, though.
    When i have a child..about a zillion years down the line, I will take her to Koi and have them do it right. Coincidentally, at what age do piercers recommmend doing a first ear piercing in a child? Does it make a difference?
     
  23. Yail Bloor

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    Thanks! :cool:

    It was a cool experience :) The people at the shop were really cool, and didn't seem to judge me (I like to dress very preppy/conservative even tho that doesn't match my personality per se).

    I have a high threshold of pain naturally, so it was no big deal for me pain-wise. Like most cases, the anticipation was much worse than actually having it done. They don't hurt at all now, although there was some discomfort initially.

    I don't know much about piercing so I can't address your questions, but I am thankful for the advice I received here that led me to a real shop, instead of Wal-Mart or Claire's.

    That's cool that your offspring will be able to learn from you in that way :)
     
  24. Buttons

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    Cherryfire....it really depends on the piercer and the shop, but i'll only pierce a childs ears if THEY want it done. If they tell me themselves that they want them pierced then i'll do them.
     
  25. Whippy

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    damn, you look tough :-x.

    looks good.
    :cool:
     

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