Piercings

Inkblot's picture

Ok guys, what do you know about piercings? I'm thinking of getting my nose pierced, assuming finances and parental consent work out, but I was wondering if you guys have any piercing advice?

shinedownkicksyouras's picture

hmm i like peircings they are

hmm i like peircings they are addictive...my advice is to take a fried it always helps to have someone there, and watch teh weather..wind and cold really hurt fresh peircings

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help_me_god's picture

Hope I can be of some assistance...

Hmmm... personally, I hate nose piercings. But I got my nip pierced so who am i to judge. If you like how it looks and wont regret it then go ahead! Dont get it done unless you are ready for the responsibility of cleaning it every day, twice a day at first. Make sure that you use a salt based piercing solution to clean it. It is recomended, and it prevented me and most people that use properly from getting infections. Just so you know i just spent a half hour trying to find the "be you" site just for you because before i moved thats where i went for all my piercing needs... here is their site http://beyou.safeshopper.com/ but its only in certain places in Michigan. Wonder why i havent seen the store in awhile. Oh well, just make sure that they use newly unrapped tools and that they sanatize their work area with a spray. If they dont, or if you feel uncomfortable at all, then just get out of there. Piercings that are done with needles heal faster than ones that are with a gun. I guess thats all the advice i have. Study up on it, and good luck!

foxmore's picture

If a piercer tries to pierce

If a piercer tries to pierce ANYTHING with a gun, leave. It isn't even recomended for ear lobes. If they aren't professional enough to use a needle, they are not professional to put a whole in your body. Hope all goes well... (post pics)

Dim's picture

:D

Listen to her ;) She helped me out when I was getting my nipple done. And that went great.

Dim

Anonymous's picture

I sincerely hope you have your nose's permission.

In fact, who's idea was this? Was it yours, or your nose's? Does it want you to chain it to your ear to show everyone it owns you, and wants to lead you around?

Of course, if it ever comes over and tells me it had this done against its will, I'll never talk to you again. I sincerely hope you stay on good terms with the most important part of yourself. There's no need to say, if you two ever have a parting of ways, it's always welcome here.

Inkblot's picture

Oh, I do

It probably wouldn't object to leading me around by my ear, but I object to having holes poked in my ears. I'll make sure I tell it you'll take it If I (gods forbid) mistreat it.

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Anonymous's picture

I'm glad you are mutually agreeable.

It's nice to know you discuss things before you guys get this sort of thing done. You must also be happy to know it respects you enough not to go against your wishes, as well. If only I were so lucky, but the damn thing outweighs my by a few tons, so what can I do? What it wants, it gets.

Noses can be quite dictatorial. They're not too self-conscious, either. Gods, all those blow jobs it demands and gets in public, ya know?

Inkblot's picture

Only you, Morgan.

I'm gonna have to spend a few hours cleaning my keyboard now, I spit my drink everywhere laughing.

I still outweigh mine, but it knows it's in charge.

Andre The Human Dictionary Strikes Again!!!!!!!!

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Jen15's picture

aftercare

take really good care of your piercing, i got my nose pierced last year, soak the piercing in warm water and sea salt for a couple minutes 2 time a day, thats the best way to heal it. Also be careful that you wont run into any problems like sports of jobs, some places dont allow any facial piercings.

kassieib's picture

Hey I have my nose peirced an

Hey I have my nose peirced and I really like it. I think it adds to my personality. Just make sure to keep it clean and don't touch it a lot because of the germs from your hands. If you get a job that won't let you have peircings they have clear nose rings so you can't see them. Good luck!

unslept_soul's picture

i know alot about peircings

i have done peircings and had piercings done to me. i know all about ggauges and cleaning and rejections. First... make sure the ring u get is non-nickle...nickle causes allergic reactions in most people. Second, clean youe peircing daily... a small infection in a nose piercing can lead to infections throughout the nasel passage. Using a cotton swab soaked in alcohol clean your peircing two or three times daily (typically when u wake up and right before bed). Third, not everyone's body can handle a piercing... some people's piercing becomes red and enflamed, this is called rejection, your body is attempting to remove or destroy the foreign obeject. if thats the case, remove the piercing and allow it to heal over... you can try again on the other side.(if u dont you're more susceptable to infection and the peircing will hurt alot)

Dim's picture

Ehm....

well, you dont seem to know enough. Cleaning it with alcohol? I think not! That will cause the skin to dry out, and it will damage the delicate hp value in the nasal passage.

Hmm.. another thing I don't know if anyone's mentioned yet is smoking. That can also postpone and prevent healing. And no alcohol 24 hours before you have it done - that can make you bleed a lot as apposed to a drop of blood or no blood at all when the needle pierces your skin.

Good luck :)

oldfoxbob's picture

Hummmmmmm

If it is the type that is on the side of the nose.
It looks kewl and just keep it clean and free of infection
If however it is the type that is thru the nose like a nose
ring it looks like the person has a runny nose and looks gross.
Dont do it...It will make you look ugly I think.
Just my thoughts...You asked,
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Ashe Wednesday's picture

: )

I have my nose pierced and so far it's doing alright (it's a month old now). just remember to clean it daily, at least twice. more is preferred. to be honest, it really doesn't hurt. just think of it as a tight pinch and then it's over :)

piercings are fun! I hope you can get yours, it'll be great.

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Adam A's picture

the only piercings i like are

the only piercings i like are ears for girls and that's it. i just don't think they adorn the body, i think they subtract from it, sorry dude
take care
adam

oldfoxbob's picture

First its the ears

then the eyebrows then the nose then the nipple then the
prince albert OOOOOHHHHH the thought of it....
goood luck...just dont get the last one...Genius is not a sign of intelligence, but rather
that of common sense.

Inkblot's picture

Heh-heh-heh

I can't do the Prince Albert, and wouldn't if I could.

Andre The Human Dictionary Strikes Again!!!!!!!!

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Panic Motion's picture

Holes are fun.

I think nose piercings do add a certain allure to girls, but then again, I've never found too many girls alluring. Go for it though if you want it, you can always take it out if you change your mind.

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the ghost's picture

Piercings are so hot! If

Piercings are so hot!

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Traveling Poet's picture

I've got both my ears double

I've got both my ears double pierced. It got it done at the mall with a piercing gun and didn‘t have any trouble with any of the piercings. I want to get my belly button pierced, but when I suggested it to my mom she got a pained expression, so I think I’m going to have to wait until I go to college to get that one.

Anonymous's picture

I got an industrial recently,

I got an industrial recently, and I offer the same advice, go to a clean place and make sure they use a needle. The guns can shatter your cartalidge and increase the healing time. And make sure you keep it clean and healthy. If however, *knocks on wood* it does get infected, soak a face cloth in water slightly hotter than you can stand, then apply it like a compress. It will pull the infection out by causeing blood and lymph to flood to the area. Follow up with lots of rubbing alcohol, it'll burn like hell but it will keep it clean.

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jenevieve's picture

my girlfriend has a bunch of

my girlfriend has a bunch of piercings - ears, traegus, eyebrow, lip and nipple, which i think are all rather hot and fun to play with :)

my advice to you would be to clean twice a day with salt water or saline solution and toilet roll (not cotton wool as the fibres can get into the piercing and infect it) for however long it takes to heal. (they'll tell you roughly how long it'll take when you get it done)

be very diligent and strict with yourself about cleaning it to avoid infection.

jen

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miss-understood's picture

:)

hmm, i have my belly done, my ears, and thats it! 4 holes in my ears are good enough for me! i was going to get my nose done but my mom liked the idea so i said no. I guess i'ld rather get a tatoo instead of another peicing but i hate neadles well at least i used too, now i guess if i ever do get a tat it will just be something aas small as a freckle. Hmm... Not into tats, not into peircings.

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I'm going to have my friend d

I'm going to have my friend do my left nipple within a month or so...just gotta get the piercing needles.

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foxmore's picture

please don't... I know I have

please don't... I know I have no right to tell you what to do, but unles your friend is a piercer (which i dout since you have to get the needles yourself) they shouldn't be poking holes inyour body.

The Engine Driver@drupal.org's picture

I've considered the risks--he

I've considered the risks--her older sister is a lisenced piercer, so my friend knows what she's doing. I may wait to have her sister do it, but my friend has pierced many things for people in the past, and does a great job with it...but thanks for the concern.

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cheezisyum21's picture

only one nipple?

only one nipple?

Inkblot's picture

Right

As of now, I'm doing it sometime around September 26. Hopefully when Mom's not around.

Andre The Human Dictionary Strikes Again!!!!!!!!

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jomari_15's picture

x0x0

ok nose piercing doesnt iven hurts is the lest painfull piersing in the world all of my friends have that piercing and they tell me it doesnt iven hurt so dont guet nervest, i got my 2 eytebrows pierce and they dirint hurt so, hope u like ur piercing when u do it.

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cheezisyum21's picture

i heard that if it gets infec

i heard that if it gets infected, it smells really bad.

wild-blue-yonder's picture

not much, but...

I just got my ears pierced (for the first time) two weeks ago. It was at a piercing kiosk thing in the mall. I've been good about cleaning them and doing everything they said to do and there's been no infection/problems or anything. I dunno about nose piercings tho.

Rayven's picture

Nose piercings

The woman who pierced my nose said that it hurts less than getting a cartiledge piercing in your ear.

It hurts a tiny bit, and then its over. Nod.

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Inkblot's picture

Finally got it done

Go here: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=...

It hurt, but not really that bad. Now it just feels weird.

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jeff's picture

Hmm...

Only your friends on MySpace can see that link.

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Inkblot's picture

Argh

I gotta go fix that. Thanks for the heads up.

Do I shock you darling?
-Sally Bowles, Cabaret

Inkblot's picture

Alright

Try this one: http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r40/andrewvonpoe/Photo145.jpg

Do I shock you darling?
-Sally Bowles, Cabaret

jeff's picture

That works...

Hmm, this topic made the Google ad link to "Sexy Nipple Jewelry" hehe.

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kiwiboy's picture

i got one last week

I am nerdier than 4%% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!i just got my eyebrow pierced just last week didnt hurt alot just like a bee sting not even that. Love it looks so gud on me lol. If your about to get one first have a look at someone getting it done and ask them how it went. You would be surprised how many people say it didnt hurt. I was like real nervous wen i got mine and it was kind of a let down when i did get it i was expecting blood and tears and there was nothing.

Inkblot's picture

Right on

I like eyebrow piercings, but I don't think i could get one, it's technically a surface piercing and those scare me. But right on for you. You gonna post a picture?

Do I shock you darling?
-Sally Bowles, Cabaret

jeff's picture

For future reference...

I believe one of the site features in the hopper is to link your Oasis profile to a folder or somesuch on a flickr account, so on your profile, a few pics can appear. So, for anyone who wants to plan ahead, get on flickr. :-)

NO clue where that is in the adrian queue, just tossing it out there.

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splinter69's picture

fink i shud

i want my lip pierced and my belly button(not on the same dai)ino th lip will look good but i ent reli gt the body 4 a piercing to be honest but here if u got bebo or msn i cud show u n u can decide if itll suit coz im not sure bout it atm ere msn= revenge-is-sweet-666@hotmail.com bebo=http://loverinanotherwor.bebo.com thnx n hope to talk to u soon

SOLDoutSCENE's picture

u used to have snakebites

thats kool your parents are letting you, I had snakebites but took them out because of my new job

underdarkness's picture

I got both of my earlobes

I got both of my earlobes pierced. Now, I'm going in to get the cartilage on my left ear pierced twice, the cartilage on my right ear pierced once, an eyebrow ring and a lip ring. It's all happening within a one month period...

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MinorThreat's picture

Back in high school and

Back in high school and college, I used to have my ears pierced multiple times along with having my nose and snake bites, but I think I grew out of piercings.

Duncan's picture

Last year I got my lefty

Last year I got my lefty nipple pierced. I took it out 'cuz it was being a painin my ass... or my nipple, rather... lol... I plan on maybe getting right ear done, now that I'm 18.
Courage is contagious... be strong, and soon you won't be standing alone.

danniiforder's picture

don't worry about piercings :)

seriously, don't worry at all. they don't hurt much (depending on the person, mine hardly hurt at all). i currently have 11 piercings: snakebites, double monroe, double madonna, septum, smilie, navel and ears (one stretched at 24mm). i'm getting my bridge done next week and i have had my hand and nose done before.

it is best to make sure they pierce with a needle cause the guns can easily get stuck.
i've done piercings on people before and from my own personal experiences i've found that if you don't use the tea-tree oil or tcp that they give you they heal alot quicker.
so touch it at all, let it heal its self and if it gets infected use warm salt water and tea tree oil ever 3-4 hours.

hope that helped.

hayden_love778899's picture

clean it like... ALL the

clean it like... ALL the time.
i have my eyebrow, and snake bites,
and it doesnt take long for an infection to set in so clean clean clean!
kay?

bulldyke's picture

you guys do realise that

you guys do realise that this forum was started 3 years ago, right? as in, i think she's got the piercing already!!

Bulldyke
to see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour

~William Blake

Morgan's picture

Uh. . .Syd's a dude.

Referring to him as 'she' can be more than a little annoying. I should know. Being a nose, and having people insist on me having a gender is enough to make me want to take my nostrils to someone's shirt.

bulldyke's picture

whoa, i am so, so sorry. i

whoa, i am so, so sorry. i had no clue....never talked to him, or looked at his profile.

syd, a thousand apologies. no offense meant. i really didn't know.

Bulldyke
to see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour

~William Blake