Getting my VCH redone next week...Oh, the fear.
Will it hurt more second time round?
That sounds like the labret stud might've been too short and digging in. It might be worth a trip back to your piercer
not nescessarily.. mine arent short at all yet they both have left a circular indent inside my lip. not sore or anything.. i thought they just did that!
obligatory modifications list:
piercings: 1.5 inch lobes, 4g conchs, 0g flats, 1/2 inch septum, 14g labret, 10g bridge, 12g diagonal nipples, 12g navel, 2 12g high outer labias, 12g horizontal hood, 12g christina (these are just what i have left...i've probably had about 30 more over time that i've taken out, removed and had redone, etc. including: vertical medusa, wrist surface piercings, chest surface piercings, back surface piercings, wrist microdermal, 6g low labrets, traagus, 2x snugs, horizontal nipples, cheeks...)
scarification: three lines on either side of the ribcage. as well as a cutting by Lukas Zpira on my lower left back
tongue split: twice...
elf sculpting: elf ears
transdermal implants: three 8g transdermal implants on my chest/sternum area
tattoos: probably about 30-40 hours worth. (fully covered feet, some darling little cherries on the inside of my hipbones, a "Daddy" tattoo and a Sturgis tattoo from Sturgis '04 with my daddy on my upper left arm. i have "Bling Bling" right above the booty - b/c everyone needs at least one ghetto fabulous tattoo. I also have a cliche (but not) nautical star (of david) on my left arm. on my right is a sleeve in progress based on drawings by sam brown at explodingdog
i feels like there is more but i guess this is it.
And are you going to do it properly this time, or do you need smacking?
Thanks for the advice on my lip piercing...
The reason I changed it is cos
a. the labret stud was digging in at the back and it was hurting me, causing a big indent / ulcer thing in my mouth
b. I went back to my piercer about this and he said that it would heal better if I changed it to a BCR
I did check out the reputation before I went (Physical Poetry in Hyde Park, Leeds) and supposed to be v.good. He put a 1.2mm labret in it which I thought, by research, was long enough for a first time lip piercing.
I realise that 5 weeks was a little early to change it but I only did so on the advice of my piercer. I'm unable to go back now because I got it done in uni and I've just come home.
Thanks for the advice with the sea salt soak, I wasn't sure whether you could do that on the inside of your lip or not, but I'll give it a shot. Btw, it's looking better already,without me having done anything to it.
sea salt soak...just do it in a cup or in a big bowl and stick your lip in it. you might get a bit of salt water in your mouth...but its just salt water.
and yah, the bar sounds too short. being american i don't know mm so well...but with first time piercings you need your jewelry extra long to accomodate for swelling. but it happens...the cbb may be comfortable. i don't reccomend them for initial piercings because of the curve and the pressure it create on a fistula (hard to explain) but i'm sure its just fine. keep it in, try the soaks, if theer are problems, see the artist when you get back. or if you get nervous about it, just go see a piercer wherever you are now.