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(Original post by ladydeborah)
Quick question. I haven't had my ears done in ages, and i can't remember if it is normal for it to swell. I got it pierced 5 days ago, and today it is quite painful as it is inflamed and pushing on the back of the earring. Is this normal or should i go back to Claire's/take it out? I've been cleaning it thoroughly and its not a funny colour, just twice the size! :p:
I'm not surprised it's painful, it was pierced at Claires! They use a blunt piece of metal, which is forced through your ear, as opposed to a lovely needle. Go to a proffesional piercer, and get them to look at them for you. Don't use the solution they give you - use Sea Salt Solution.
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Those who have their tragus/anti-tragus pierced: can you not use in-ear headphones once you've had it done?
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(Original post by Nynyflower)
Those who have their tragus/anti-tragus pierced: can you not use in-ear headphones once you've had it done?
It depends on the headphones. My Creative Zen ones are great, unless I wear a labret stud when it's a bit awkward. Poundshop ones wouldn't stay at all. The Sony ones I had were ok.

It does hurt a bit at first, obviously, because you're moving your new piercing. But after a while it's fine.
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(Original post by becky.fm)
I'm not surprised it's painful, it was pierced at Claires! They use a blunt piece of metal, which is forced through your ear, as opposed to a lovely needle. Go to a proffesional piercer, and get them to look at them for you. Don't use the solution they give you - use Sea Salt Solution.
I haven't been using their solution, got some from a proper place when i had my navel done. Thanks for the advice, i'll find somewhere decent tomorrow.

Any recommendations for London?
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(Original post by ladydeborah)
I haven't been using their solution, got some from a proper place when i had my navel done. Thanks for the advice, i'll find somewhere decent tomorrow.

Any recommendations for London?
I find it amazing that you would go somewhere proper to have your navel done but will go to a **** hole like Claires to get your ears pierced :rolleyes: i am so sick of reading these horror stories
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I went to a proper place to get my ears pierced first time, but they got infected and healed up.
I went to Claires to get them re-done and they were absolutely fine.
But yeah, after reading other incidents, I probably wouldn't go to Claires again lol
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(Original post by Nynyflower)
Those who have their tragus/anti-tragus pierced: can you not use in-ear headphones once you've had it done?
It's possible but it can be pretty uncomfortable. But my brother has found some headphones that kinda hang in the ear hole that do not touch my tragus piercing .
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(Original post by Trigger)
I find it amazing that you would go somewhere proper to have your navel done but will go to a **** hole like Claires to get your ears pierced :rolleyes: i am so sick of reading these horror stories
I only went to Claire's because there is only one good tattoo/piercing place in my home town, and they only did bars and rings for my ear, and i wanted a stud. I know, stupid and should have done my research (I would have if it wasn't just my earlobe). Going to do what Becky said and use a salt solution for a few days, then i'll go get it checked out if it hasn't calmed down. And this isn't really a horror story, i probably didn't clean it properly, all my own fault - and no disgusting pus :p:
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Ooo didn't even know there was a thread on this sorts of stuff, so hello to all you guys.
Here is a pic taken a coulpe of years back, shows my arm sleeve a bit sorry its not great
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(Original post by ladydeborah)
I only went to Claire's because there is only one good tattoo/piercing place in my home town, and they only did bars and rings for my ear, and i wanted a stud. I know, stupid and should have done my research (I would have if it wasn't just my earlobe). Going to do what Becky said and use a salt solution for a few days, then i'll go get it checked out if it hasn't calmed down. And this isn't really a horror story, i probably didn't clean it properly, all my own fault - and no disgusting pus :p:
its not just your lobes though, theyre still your body.
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(Original post by Nynyflower)
Those who have their tragus/anti-tragus pierced: can you not use in-ear headphones once you've had it done?
I personally have never had any problem with either of my tragus'. Basically the day after getting pierced i was wearing them
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(Original post by Trigger)
its not just your lobes though, theyre still your body.
I know, but i can take it out. I'm not being blasé, i'm taking good care of it, which is why I asked for advice.
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(Original post by Nynyflower)
Those who have their tragus/anti-tragus pierced: can you not use in-ear headphones once you've had it done?
You can use in-ear head phones. It obviously hurts if you use it too soon but you get used to it.

Damn i want to re-pierce mine again! I'm so tempted, but I'm going home this summer and not sure what my mother will think. :s:
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I got my septum pierced Had wanted it for about 4 years and finally got round to it. I'm wearing a sleeper in it that I can flip into my nose so people don't notice it and I can surprise them. I'm so easily amused
I really want to get my tongue pierced again before going back to uni on Saturday but I'll be drinking lots of alcohol and kissing so it's probably not a good idea just now.
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(Original post by bekahchu)
I got my septum pierced Had wanted it for about 4 years and finally got round to it. I'm wearing a sleeper in it that I can flip into my nose so people don't notice it and I can surprise them. I'm so easily amused
I really want to get my tongue pierced again before going back to uni on Saturday but I'll be drinking lots of alcohol and kissing so it's probably not a good idea just now.

ooo I'm so jealous! My loan just came through and i'm really wanting a new piercing....don't think I can pull of a septum...any ideas people?
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ooo I'm so jealous! My loan just came through and i'm really wanting a new piercing....don't think I can pull of a septum...any ideas people?
Hard to tell without knowing what you already have or seeing a picture of you.
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(Original post by bekahchu)
Hard to tell without knowing what you already have or seeing a picture of you.
well I have my tongue done and stretched lobes, and a profile picture

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(Original post by loz_fairy)
well I have my tongue done and stretched lobes, and a profile picture

I LOVE the dreads, are they synths? (ooh apologies if they aren't).

I think you'd look nice with a nostril piercing
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(Original post by loz_fairy)
well I have my tongue done and stretched lobes, and a profile picture

Ah, your profile pic wouldn't load when I went on before. Labret? 1.2mm bar and a small jewelled ball?
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(Original post by bekahchu)
Ah, your profile pic wouldn't load when I went on before. Labret? 1.2mm bar and a small jewelled ball?
ah i can't have a central lip piercing, I used to and because my front two teeth are completely wonky it sits wrong

I'd quite like snake bites, thoughts?

(Original post by Nynyflower)
I LOVE the dreads, are they synths? (ooh apologies if they aren't).

I think you'd look nice with a nostril piercing
yea, well they're wool...I made them myself I have a blue set too

Nostril could be interesting, thanks
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