Hi, sorry to be a pain but I wanted to ask something about my cartilage piercing. I took it out last night to clean it, because it was a wee bit itchy, and decided to leave it out overnight. I now realise this was a bad thing to do, because I had to force it back through this morning and now it itches more than ever! I've had it for nearly two years, so surely it must have healed properly by now? I've not had any problems with it before, I just thought I had shampoo behind the stud last night, hence the itchyness and cleaning. So, because I had to force it back through, do I need to treat it like a new piercing and clean it morning and night? Sorry if that's an obvious question, I just wanted to ask here because I know you guys know your stuff. Thanks! and sorry to be a pain!
Just because it's healed doesn't mean it'll stay open overnight ;D I've had my tragus done for over 4 years and I doubt the jewellery would go in easily if I left it out for a night.
If it's sore or anything, do sea salt soaks as you usually would for a healing/irritated piercing. I wouldn't go over the top babying it though, overcleaning can be worse than not cleaning. Just don't mess with it and rinse it well after showering!
I have had in the past 14 piercings (anti snakebites, snakebites, labret, nose, septum, nape, navel, several on my ears) but have taken all but 1 out. Also I am stretching my ears to 50mm, currently at 46mm so not long to go! Its so hard to find really nice tunnels/plugs at such large sizes.
Anyone here had nipple piercings? Turns out my fiance really likes the idea of them, and I quite like the idea of having something not many people would expect me to have.
I only worry that I'll end up passing out - I nearly did both times I had my ears pierced, and I'm the same with injections! Don't want to appear like a total wuss in front of a piercer, really!
And I know you can get it numbed beforehand, but do many places do this any more?
And while I'm at it, anyone recommend a good piercing place in Brum? A lot of people have mentioned Modern Body Art, so I might go have a chat with them closer to when I want it done.
I pierced my own tragus yesterday!! I couldnt get the jewellery in though... the needle went through no problem, but cause of the back of my ear being in the way i couldnt push it through far enough for the plastic cannula to go in the hole, so i had to leave it.
so i did a new low helix piercing instead.
I do wish i had the guts to pierce myself, it would save me so much money lol.
I prefer piercing myself. I don't really trust any piercers I can actually travel to, haha. I want to do my rook soon...had the needle & jewellery for ages, just haven't got round to it. Also need to re-do my boyfriends helix and pierce his friends lobes at 10g. Fun times.