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    It takes so long because you're sticking a needle into yourself (or hopefully getting someone else to do it for you). It takes 6/8 weeks to heal so that you can change the bar from the one you had it done with. It probably won't hurt for all that time, although it varies.

    And nope, it's not unusual. It can take up to a year for piercings to heal.
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    It takes so long because you're sticking a needle into yourself (or hopefully getting someone else to do it for you). It takes 6/8 weeks to heal so that you can change the bar from the one you had it done with. It probably won't hurt for all that time, although it varies.

    And nope, it's not unusual. It can take up to a year for piercings to heal.
    well when you get earrings it doesnt heal THAT long.. and what happens if you change the bar earlier??
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    whats that film where patricia arquette plays this girl who says she got her tounge pierced just for the purpose of good fellatio
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    Ears and tongues are slightly different though. And the retainer you want (the plastic one) shouldn't be used during the healing process. They're harder to clean and harbour bacteria easier so you could get an infection, and fiddling with it can make the piercing move or come out totally. It can also make the healing process longer, as basically it forms something similar to a scab at first and changing it can knock that off and you need to start all over again.

    Read up on piercings: www.bmezine.com
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    Ears and tongues are slightly different though. And the retainer you want (the plastic one) shouldn't be used during the healing process. They're harder to clean and harbour bacteria easier so you could get an infection, and fiddling with it can make the piercing move or come out totally. It can also make the healing process longer, as basically it forms something similar to a scab at first and changing it can knock that off and you need to start all over again.

    Read up on piercings: www.bmezine.com
    wow i see you are really very well informed :rolleyes:
    anyway..thanx a lot for all these information..i guess it's really important to know as much as possible when you want to get a piercing or a tattoo right?
    *thanx*
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    Piercings need a lot of looking after. You have to clean them at least twice a day while they heal, and more at first. If you can't do that, don't get a piercing.

    And the more you know the better chance you have of it healing properly. It's very important to get them done at a good piercing studio. BME lets you read people's experiences in your area, so you can see what other people think. But then visit a few and ask to look round; ask them questions; see whether you like the people. Don't just go for the cheapest, go for the one that looks like they know what they're doing.

    Facial piercings are not my area of expertise, as I haven't got any and don't plan on getting any. I specialise in "weirder" piercings. But they're harder to heal, and fussier.

    Anyway, do lots of reseach. BME is a good starting point, but use other sites too.
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    Facial piercings are not my area of expertise, as I haven't got any and don't plan on getting any. I specialise in "weirder" piercings. But they're harder to heal, and fussier.

    Anyway, do lots of reseach. BME is a good starting point, but use other sites too.
    wait so you have a "weird" piercing??

    where? :rolleyes:
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    I have 2 genital piercings, and I used to have my lower back pierced but I lost that. I'm getting it redone in a few weeks though
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    I have 2 genital piercings, and I used to have my lower back pierced but I lost that. I'm getting it redone in a few weeks though
    woow thats so brave i would not have the courage to get a genital piercing..i guess it REALLY hurts :rolleyes:

    and doesn it hamper? or you can get used to it?
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    Nope, they don't hurt. And there's always anaesthtic. And genital piercings generally help certain things
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    It takes so long because you're sticking a needle into yourself (or hopefully getting someone else to do it for you). It takes 6/8 weeks to heal so that you can change the bar from the one you had it done with. It probably won't hurt for all that time, although it varies.

    And nope, it's not unusual. It can take up to a year for piercings to heal.
    hmm guess im not going to be able to avoid my parents seeing my piercing then! aah welllllll itll be interesting to see how they react :rolleyes:
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    Nope, they don't hurt. And there's always anaesthtic. And genital piercings generally help certain things
    :rolleyes:
    that sounds interessting
    haha but i can not imagine myself getting a genital piercing right now though
    well but i may consider it when i'll get a little bit older :rolleyes:
    isn't there an minimum age requirement actually? for both tattoos and piericngs? :confused:
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    Mostly it's 16 for piercings, although if you're over 14 with parental consent then some places will let you. For genital piercings/more serious ones it's 18. I have no idea for tattoos as I don't like them
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    Mostly it's 16 for piercings, although if you're over 14 with parental consent then some places will let you. For genital piercings/more serious ones it's 18. I have no idea for tattoos as I don't like them
    oh so you like piercings but you dont like tattoos? how does it come? if you have a piercing the hole in your body will stay there forever just like a tattoo (but tatto is generaly a bit bigger) but anyway..is it such a big difference?
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    Tattoos are ugly, and piercings are pretty. They are very different.
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    (Original post by juno_the)
    Tattoos are ugly, and piercings are pretty. They are very different.
    haha that's a nice deffinition
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    oh so you like piercings but you dont like tattoos? how does it come? if you have a piercing the hole in your body will stay there forever just like a tattoo (but tatto is generaly a bit bigger) but anyway..is it such a big difference?
    with piercings when you take them out they are not so visible and most tend to totally heal over if you leave them out for long enough, leaving a small scar. tatoos are there for ever, even removal doesnt totally get rid of them, and apparently thats more painful than the tatoo.

    does anyone here have a madonna/monroe piercing? theyre cool id quite like one.
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    (Original post by Ariel4)
    does anyone here have a madonna/monroe piercing? theyre cool id quite like one.
    what's a madonna/monroe piercing?? never heard of it :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by parsimony)
    what's a madonna/monroe piercing?? never heard of it :rolleyes:
    you were madonna and marliyn monroe have beauty spots? its there. it can look really pretty.
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    (Original post by Ariel4)
    you were madonna and marliyn monroe have beauty spots? its there. it can look really pretty.
    oh look at this
    http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/05-lip.../lipmadon.html :eek:

    its from the web page juno gave me
    http://www.bmezine.com/
    it's pretty interesting.. look it up for more info :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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