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This appreciation blog is dedicated to the beautiful art of all piercings, body suspensions/pulls, and play piercings when done correctly
Warning: Occasional nudity
Note: I am not a professional;
however I plan to some day get my license, so I'm learning everything I can about it as of right now. I do not take credit for anything I post unless said otherwise.
I cannot answer all of your questions about piercings, but I can give you advice on stretching, aftercare, and other simple things like that. All advice given by me is from my gathered knowledge on the subject or simply from common sense. For the best advice, I suggest going to a licensed professional and asking them.
They'll be able to tell you exactly what you need to know.
Just made this, figured it would be helpful to see a comparison. Images courtesy of Google.
If you find that your lobes look like the ones of the right side, a good way to restore them to good health is to downsize at least two sizes or more and do daily sea salt soaks, plus oil massages for 5-10 minutes (vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, emu oil, bio oil).
(Sea salt soaks — 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + 1 cup warm water, for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times a day)
Blowouts, bleeding, tears, cat butt, infections, and thinness are all not normal, and all of which can be easily avoided with proper stretching. Take your time and take care of your lobes.
lessthanat: Tapers. Are not. Fucking. Jewelry.
They’re tools used for the initial stretch, leaving them IN your lobes is really going to fuck you up.
This is what a stretched lobe looks like if you know what you’re doing:
This is what a stretched lobe looks like if you use tapers continuously and leave them in your fucking ear like a dumb ass:
Do you really want to look like that?
Take care of your lobes, please.
-tagging this as gauges because there are a lot of poor uninformed souls on that tag; considering they think ‘gauges’ is the correct term, it doesn’t surprise me-
Anonymous asked: whats the point of suspension?? im not against it or anything, i just don't get it, like do people get pleasure from it, or what?
Some people get pleasure from it in different ways. It’s different for everybody. Some get a spiritual pleasure from it, some get a mental pleasure from it (“If I can conquer this pain, I can handle any other kind of pain” sorta thing”), some do it for fun or for a performance, some do it for the adrenaline, and occasionally others do enjoy the pain itself. Not everyone who suspends is masochistic though, just like how not everyone who gets a piercing is. For some people it becomes really important to them and for others, they never wanna do it again. Everyone has a different reason and everyone experiences it differently. It’s purely a personal thing. Some use it as a release and some say it really “awakens” them. Some use it to mark a turning point in their life and others do it just so they can say they did. You would have to ask someone individually why they did it to get a clearer answer. It’s hard to give just one reason why people in general suspend.
Anonymous asked: What's the name of the penis piercing that is horizontally placed just below the head on the topside? or is there even a name for it?
BMEZine calls it “Transverse dorsal piercing of shaft skin” (second picture, first row). Not sure how popular that name is, lol. If that’s too confusing, just make sure to tell your piercer exactly where and how you want it.
Anonymous asked: Do stores sometimes mislabel plugs? I bought a pair of 7/16 but they look like 1/2 inches, I noticed they were a little tight when I put them in but it wasn't that big a deal, maybe because i've had my ears stretched to that size before. How can I check if the size is right?
That’s happened to me before when I bought from a store in the mall. There’s a really good gauge size comparison chart on bodyjewelryshop.com, click here for it. Or you can buy a gauge wheel (I think King’s Body Jewelry sells some) or just try to use a ruler to measure it (though that might not be completely accurate). The best way to avoid that is probably to buy from reputable jewelry companies who know what they’re doing (try kingsbodyjewelry, bodyartforms, Glasswear Studios, Omerica, there are several more on in the internet if any of my followers want to suggest any, or if you know of any good, credible piercing shops that sell jewelry then you might try them).
If you think your plugs might be the wrong size, don’t force them through and don’t stretch early for them or anything. Hope this helps a little.
Go check out fuckyeahstretchedseptums!
And submit some pics if you have a stretched septum, of course ;)
hourofrats asked: The person you just asked about is Stelarc. He has a wikipedia page. Very interesting man.
Ah, thank you. <3 :)
Piercings By AJ: Just created a new facebook group
It is called Ask a Professional Piercer. I wanted to have a place specifically aimed at helping anybody and everybody that has questions regarding body modification. I’ll be looking to invite a few of my piercer friends in there to help out with advice, so if you’re interested, you’ll be getting…
For those interested in becoming professional piercers,
Elayne Angel recently answered a question and goes into great detail to help you— definitely worth the read if you want to become a professional piercer one day.
Re: The date of the piece in the Bezote photo
(In reference to this picture)
The text on the card below the exhibit reads:
"Esta pieza de ceramica es la representacion de un dignitario mexica, incluyendo un bezote bajo el labio inferior, adorno que distinguia a lo grandes guerreros. El personaje tiene el cabello peinado en el estilo de un guerrero elite y tambien luce una variante de la diadema conocida como copilli.”
This piece of pottery is the representation of a mexica dignitary, including a bezote under the lower lip, an adornment that distinguished the great warriors. The person’s hair is in the style of an elite warrior and wears a headband known as copilli.
There was no actual date on the piece from my recollection by I’m sure a google search can get you a rough estimate. I hope this helps a little :)
“Do you wear or make Polymer clay jewelry?
You might want to reconsider.
Fact: Polymer clay is made primarily of PVC; PVC is made from a chemical that is widely known to cause cancer.
Fact: The manufacturing of PVC causes some hazardous byproducts that are released into our environment, including dioxin ( one of the most toxic substances known to science ). It is believed that these substances can also be released when PVC is diposed of, burned, or begins to break down.
Fact: Polymer clay contains Phthalates. (plasticizers, or what makes polymer clay soft and workable.) Phthalates have been linked to a variety of health problems, including birth defects and neurological damage.
Fact: It is not a good idea to use the same utensils to eat as for working with polymer clay. Or the same oven for baking as firing polymer clay. The residue and fumes of polymer stick around and will seep into what you are eating. At this point, I would like to refer you back to cancer, birth defects, and neurological damage.
Fact: In order to use plymer clay for serving dishes, it is widely accepted in the arts & crafts community that you must sandwich the clay between two layers of glass in order to make it safe. (compare that to somebody making clay jewelry who uses a coat of gloss varnish to protect you from these health risks- doesn’t sound quite the same, does it?)
NOW. It is true that Polymer clay has been reworked recently to be safer to work with. HOWEVER. It is STILL not recommended to EAT out of it, and that, in itself, should be a clue that you don’t want this stuff sitting in your body. EVEN WITH A VARNISH COATING. Depending on the coating, the varnish could be just as nasty to your skin (not giving you cancer, of course, but cause other potentially permanent and/or painful issues with your piercing/skin) Everyone should know by now that your skin absorbes, to a certain extent, everything that it comes into contact with. Seriously consider what you put into your body. Seriously consider what you give your skin to absorb.”
Anonymous asked: how do you feel about people who can't afford piercings and do them their selves?
I think that if you really want a piercing but can’t afford it, then you can wait and save up your money until you can. Self-piercing is dangerous and no doubt you’re likely going to mess it up some how. Misplacing it (and potentially hitting a vein or nerve), giving yourself an infection, causing unnecessary damage (can be done in so many ways; using a sewing needle, forcing it through, etc.), putting in the wrong type of jewelry which will cause problems, etc… All things to consider and are some of the many reasons behind you ending up regretting self-piercing.
Just learn to be patient and don’t spend your money on things you don’t need. Set aside a jar or something specifically for piercing money. Getting a piercing RIGHT NOW isn’t more important than your health and safety is. Ask yourself, why do you need this piercing and why does it have to be right now? Why don’t you want to save up your money for it? Is this something you’ve wanted for a long time or is this just a spur of the moment? Is it really so important that you have to do it yourself and potentially endanger yourself? I think not.
Piercings aren’t something you NEED. But they aren’t to be taken lightly and without consideration. There is a reason why licensed piercers go through years of training and learning.
Friends don’t let friends pierce themselves.
Or each other.
(Source: the-robotwithhumanhair, via awfulmodifications)