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Body piercing is a form of body modification that refers to the act of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn. Body piercing also refers to the opening in the body that is created by the piercing or cutting.
No professional body piercing studio will pierce anyone they have reason to believe is pregnant. To knowingly do so is a breach of health guildline protocol and they could be shut down. It's against APP (Association of Professional Piercers) rules. They don't want to do anything that could put …
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Hi,During your pregnancy your tummy usually becomes harder during the 3rd month of pregnancy but it can be earlier in some women if its their second pregnancy.If this is your second pregnancy, you usually show earlier than you did with your first and some first pregnancies are late showing. This is …
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A huge factor will depend on your level of motivation and dedication as well as your body type. Physical results are different for every body. Results depend on a complexity of factors such as existing muscles, your natural build, metabolism, fat distribution and many other factors. If you take time…
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Answer Yes. But obviously you wont die. If your allergic to 316L surgical steel then try 316LVM surgical steel and if you still have a reaction try titanium. Metals such as gold and silver have nickel in them. If you have gold or silver in then try one of the ones i listed. You shouldn't react to…
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Tattoo shops are considered high risk businesses due to the potential for injury to customers from dirty needles, rashes, bodily injury and numerous other reasons. Therefore not a lot of companies are willing to insure a risk of this nature. You can due a search on the internet for each of the follo…
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In UK AND IRELAND CONTACT INSURANCE WORLD IN NORTHAMPTON You obtain, public employers, contents building and treatment cover for Tattoo & Piercing studios in the UK from various sources. A licensed insurance broker is likely to be the best starting point. Because this is a niche market, you …
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Is it attached to your ear lobe, or its something easy to remove? In any case it is best to have it removed surgically. never try to take off soething attached to your body by cutting it off yourself.
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The rule of thumb for our 21,000 gallon pool is one to two hours with the pump circulating the water. The chlorine should be mixed evenly after that. Never had any problems.
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Yes if your tongue has been burned by a hot bevarege or food it may cause some small dots on your tongue. If this happens, your tongue may feel pain, it will probably feel kind of like sand paper at first but you may put an ice cube and that will make it feel better. The tougue is a very sensiti…
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well past the bottom of the glans exposing all of the mucousal tissue that lines the inside of the foreskin and the glans in their entirety.. if it does not do this then some simple stretching exercises can help pin achieving this, It is helpful that it can retract fully open so that you get the rig…
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Answer These bumps are VERY common in new piercings if your piercing becomes knocked or removed in anyway. It's common for new piercings to get caught on something or jarred in sleep. These will heal on their own, but using a sea salt soak twice daily on top of your usual cleaning routine should h…
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Pierce Butler was a soldier and statesman recognized as one of the founding fathers. Due to the lack of records, little is known of his schooling.
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Hello, I have used Encare. As we speak I am pregnant while using Encare. I would say, it doesn't work. I was NOT planning on having anymore children at this point in my life and now I am devastated. BECAREFUL!!  I used Encare and now I have an 18 month old son named Evan I cant walk by the enc…
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You may not have to take the ring out at all. During any surgery the doctor may ask that you remove all jewelry as it may interfere with the machinery but as long as there is no tearing due to your belly getting too big or infection, you should be able to keep it for the duration.Ditto the above. De…
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Well it would be a waste of time because you would have to leave it in for a couple months or it will close up, by that time you may be too big to wear it anymore. Not to mention the big ugly mark it will make as your stomach stretches out.   It is safe and will cause no harm, however, it is …
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You should NEVER let him get it pierced with a piercing gun. They're the bane of the piercing world: Horribly unsafe, horribly damaging, and could even give you hepatitus or HIV (http://www.homiegfunk.com/gunssuck.htm). All good piercers know that. Now, regarding SAFE piercings done by a real pierce…
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YOU REALLY REALLY REALLY SHOULDN'T PIERCE YOUR OWN TONGUEThere's something in your tongue, that if you pierce it or sever it, there is a possibility you will bleed to death and die!DIY tongue piercingAnswerWhile it isn't advisable to pierce your own tongue, for swelling, you should suck on ice cubes…
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Answer Probably a cyst. You can usually apply hot wet compresses to it a couple of times a day to help it go down. If you try to pop it open, it may leave a small hole in the back of your ear so I would suggest the hot compress. If it doesn't go down, see you doctor & they can drain it for yo…
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For a navel piercing it may take 3 months to a year (sometimes a little longer) to completely heal. My navel only took 2 months for mine to heal. I was told it would take 4-6 months by the place I had it done. However, according to professionals, it can take up to a year to heal completely.
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Answer Buy a piercing-specific policy. Assuming you have a store, it will cover inventory, lost wages, etc. You can't buy a policy for body piercing unless you have several years of verifiable experiance, then you still will not be able to purchase malpractice insurance.
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Do you even need to ask? If you hate your new piercing so much, there is just one thing that you should do. Get RID of it! As it is with a piercing we have to put up with snide comments and disgusted looks from people. But because the piercing gives us so much pleasure we put up with it all. And no…
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Answer : Get tapers. If you want a bigger hole and a stretched piercing, you can choose either one of two options - a gradual stretching or a big piercing right at the beginning. For the faint hearted, it is better to start with a small piercing and stretch it over time. You can get yourself pierc…
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You need to go to the roots of nose piercings to know exactly what the left and or the right side signifies. Nose piercings originated from India, Africa, and Mid-East as a cultural significance. In Western popular culture it may be different. There is still some debate regarding the nose piercing…
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No, D.I.Y. piercing kits are the bain of a professional body piercers existance. First and foremost folks buy these kits, go home, attempt to pierce themselves, screw up doing it, then come into the piercing studio with an infected mess with junk jewellery hanging our of this misplaced hole and want…
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Yes and No.The answer depends on where you live. In the United States, there are many states in which it is illegal to pierce someone who is not yet 18 years of age, while other states do not have such restrictions and laws in place.Regardless of these restrictions, many piercers will perform pierci…
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No, they cannot.Although in theory it is possible for everyone to get all kinds of body piercings done, practically it seldom happens so. Not everyone is built in the same way and have different body structures. Thus, you could say that not all people are anatomically built to get every kind of pier…
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Choosing a Body Piercer With the rise in the popularity of body piercing, piercing studios and shops are mushrooming everywhere. While many of these piercing parlors may be very legit and offer a safe piercing experience, there are quite a few piercers out there who have just some basic knowledge ab…
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Yes, you can. During the initial healing period it is always best if you get your nipple ring changed by the piercer, but after your nipple piercing has healed completely, you can change it on your own, at will. Here's how: 1) Make sure that the new nipple ring which you intend to insert is disi…
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When you cut yourself or break a bone, it eventually heals up. The same thing happens with piercings. It's a good idea to get your first piercing done with a stud, no matter where it is (you can have a loop or sleeper though). Then, for 6-12 weeks (depending on where your piercing is - your surgeon…
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Answer The thing about guns is that the pressure behind them can cause your cartilage to shatter so if you want to get pierced with a gun, make sure it is ONLY YOUR EAR LOBES. Piercing with a needle is MUCH more advisable as it is actually less painful and better for you. Also, the sound of the p…
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Some people say that it hurt some say that it doesn't hurt well let me tell you the truth on it. No the needle does not hurt but the clamp that they use to grip your tongue will hurt. You won't really feel the needle going through it. It's not painful at all. Now for a couple days it will hurt. Your…
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That is simple, you don't. Only get your tongue pierced, or anything else pierced by a professional. You have veins in your tongue, and if you puncture them you could bleed to death.   Don't do it...if you do it incorrectly you could bleed to death like that person above me said or your tong…
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This is something that happens to people sometimes after a tongue piercing. This happened to me after I had had my tongue pierced for about a year. I had to take the piercing out, and the blister wouldn't go away, so I went to the doctor. I was referred to the oral surgeon, who did a simple procedur…
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Answer It is very safe. Their will be no problems Answer If you already have your navel pierced and become pregnant it is safe to keep the piercing in if you're pregnant. There are maternity retainers that flex with the growth of your belly. Answer Any piercing can become infected, navel…
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I am a professional piercer and as long as the piercer is comfortable with piercing a tongue that short, then it IS ok. I have pierced many tongues that could not extend past the teeth or lip. They have healed up fine as well, and no signs of rejection occurred, though the likelihood of rejection ra…
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You CAN leave the ring in for 4 weeks, it will still work for up to that. It's fine to have your period every 5 weeks if that's what you want to do. But most women leave it in for just 3 weeks and have their period every 4.
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Removing a Stuck Lip Piercinggrab the ring on each side of the bead with the thumb and forefinger of both hands and pull apart, the bead should just fall out, if the ring is hard to bend and pull apart then you might need to put a little pressure against the bead with the tip or nail of your thumb. …
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You can be healed over time, like all pain and loss.Dont have contact with the N - seek counselling and let yourself know, it simply isn't your fault.I have a Ex N and for a long time I thought Id never heal. I share a child with him. I reserved the game on him, I ignored him and I did not show him …
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You cannot stretch cartilage piercings. You would need to have it pierced at a 14 or 16 gauge and insert an industrial bar. you cannot wear an industrial bar in 2 existing piercing openings unless they are done at the proper angles to accommodate the bar.   I actually got my cartilage pierce…
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Body piercing is not a hobby, it is a serious procedure that can if done and treated incorrectly cause serious injury and infection requiring medical attention. Pierce it your self kits are irresponsible and dangerous. Please seek the advice and assistance of a trained professional body piercer for …
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Answer I wear hoops, 1 gauge, 1 body piercing, and studs. If it is your first Ear Lobe piercing it is best to get pierced with a stud, and go for a good strong noncorrosive metal (14k or titanium, cheaper stuff like copper, NOT A GOOD MOVE!). Studs have a less chance of being ripped out or caught on…
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Piercing Through a Vein The piercer should have shined a light behind the ear to view veins in the ear. Piercing through a vein increases likelihood of infection and can be incredibly painful. Also, it's much less likely to heal correctly. Answer I doubt that is safe. Anything punched…
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Answer It could be infected, if not cleaned well. It could be a sign of hepatitis c. NO Answer I would have thought that it is either infected or your body rejecting it. NO Answer My friend got one and it kind of looks like a little zit, our peircer said that the peircing probably got irr…
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Yes its fine, i got mines done yesterday and its all yellowish whitish. one thing is keep using mouthwash or saltwater..it will take most of the white stuff off. remember the white stuff is just a bruise becase is been bashed around :)
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The person doing the piercing will advise you, but at least 6 weeks is the general rule. I highly recommend waiting 3 to 4 months before changing your jewelry. Foremost, you don't want to risk irritating your piercing while it is healing. Waiting until the skin has healed completely is better. Ans…
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No its not normal. This happened to me and i went back to the place i got it done and they told me it was beginning to get infected. So all you have to do is go and get some antibiotic ointment. you'll be fine in about a week just put that on 2 times a day. NO. Do not use ANY ointment. Just go to y…
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Well first off,I have my nose pierced,but I did it myself. If you're wondering,I used a safety pin. Okay so,My nose ring has never fallen out but I've taken it outand put other ones in enough times. I've never yet used a real nose ring. There are many kinds,I've seen most,and none look comfortable (…
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If Its Not Too Far From Straight Just Take Off The Top Of The Belly Ring & From Inside Move It To Where You Want It To Go & Poke It Threw. It Might Bleed A Little, But Use Peroxide On It After & You Should Be Good To Goo , .. Well That's What I Did With Mine.
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Tongue Piercing Your veins. Answer Do not try to pierce your own tongue. This is a very dangerous percing and cannot be done on everyone. My sister went to get her tongue professionally done and she was informed that she could not have it done because of the location of veins in her mouth. On…
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Answer yes it is ok because they do two holes at one time __________________ It is perfectly acceptable to get as many piercings as you'd like done in a single session, it should however be noted that if you have more than one done you need to make sure it's a new piercing tool each time (never…
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Yes, it is possible. As long as you have about 1cm of space between the tip of your tongue and your tongue frenulum, you can get this part of your tongue pierced. You may also get your tongue pierced off-center, either to the left hand or right hand side of your tongue, if you are too tongue tied to…
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Yes they can be bulk sterilized but in turn, once you take them out of the package they were in they are considered not sterile anymore. The only way to really sterilize them as well is to put them into an autoclave. Answer Yes but they'd have to be individually wrapped afterwards, like Band Ai…
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Follow the directions from the professional who did the piercing. Like any procedure, it is likely to be preferable to avoid pools, lakes or other bodies of water until it has completely healed. Avoid wearing the jewelry into the pool after that. Find a good way to clean the area once you are finish…
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She agreed to let me get it done when I turn 16... that didn't happen because I did it myself.I think having as much information as possible to present to your mom about risk of infection and such would definitely help your case. As far as piercing yourself that can be extremely dangerous and is …
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Barbell PiercingWhen a tongue is pierced, they usually start off with 14g. The higher the number, the thinner the barbell and the lower the number ex: 10 gauge, the thicker the barbell. Best is to start off with the smallest. You will barely feel it in your tongue and slowly move your way down to a…
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A navel piercing done by a professional body piercer in a licensed and inspected facility is next to painless. Do your research and check out the shops before you choose the shop and the piercer that's right for you.
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I say try to figure out a good reason or make a deal or if you got good grades or something or say if you don't like it, i will take it out. Sit down with your parents and talk about it with them, theres nothing wrong with a body piercing and if their point is that you wont be able to get a job lat…
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I'm 13 and I want a belly piercing. My parents and I talked about it, and I think when I turn 16, I can get one. So I agreed. The best way for you to convince parents at 14 is: Tell them what you have learned about it. Show them that you really want it.Tell them that you think you're old enough, an…
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I think that a belly ring effect pregnancy because if it gets infected that it can hurt the baby and the baby will probley die from the infection then it will be the mothers fault for having her belly pierced  I think that a belly ring will effect a womens pregnancy because it would be really …
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Hard Lump Its an infection. = Answer == It's Not an infection, don't worry It's perfectly normal and should go away within a few months If you clean your piercing twice daily.
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"If it has been at least 2 weeks, you can change them quickly. Just remember not to pull the ear lobe as you put an earring in, push it straight in. Personally, from experience.. the green in the back of the earring stud isn't much to worry about and is closer to the piercing just actually healing..…
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Piercing Pain Getting your tongue peirced in the first place is dangerous considering there is a major nerve that, if hit, would render your tongue completely dead. However, the fact that you can feel anything (even pain) is a good thing. It may be infected or just still hurting from the pierce. …
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Removing a Ball from a Nipple Ring It Depends On What Kind Of Jewelry You Have In it. Try attempting to unscrew it with either your fingers or some tweezers, but if you can't do it all the way, then after a few attempts you should be able to just yank the ball out. But, it's near impossible to ge…
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Let's see... deep infections because you used an unsterile needle to do it, and no dunking it in alcohol or using your lighter will NOT sterilize it, sorry. Lots of pain because you used a regular needle instead of a piercing needle, and a regular needle isn't sharp enough to go through all that m…
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to big or too small you need to get your original barbell and see what gauge it is because if its to small the hols that is already there might inclose on it, and if its too big it could streach it out.Aka the origainal size is 14g. Answer It depends on whether it is going through the fleshy part of…
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I'm 15 and I just got mine pierced at arbuckles on Friday and it didn't hurt one bit, but they pierced it in the wrong spot, so I had to take it out. I did go and get my otherside of my nose done yesterday at Harcore and It hurt to take out the ring for the first time but it didn't hurt at all to ge…
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NEEDLE NEEDLE NEEDLE!!! Piercing guns are not good for any kind of piercing... Guns are not fitted to the specific person they are piercing... And cannot really be changed to fit each individual piercing/piercee. Ever heard of the Cauliflower effect? It's when a piercing goes wrong, due to th…
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You should honestly get your ear peirced with the two separate one's it is easier to heal and easier to clean and then when your ready and it is clean you can put a bar in. It may not look as cool with the two rings but in my opinion I would rather have less pain. Yes you can, but if you take the ba…
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it all depends on where you get it done
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There is no actual law regarding age and piercing or a tattoo. For example, a 12-year-oldcould get a tattoo; the only problem is finding somebody who will do it, as most places don't do this for anyone under the age of 16. Although there are many places that will do so, providing that you are …
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Answer: Body piercing is not a hobby, it is a serious procedure that can - if performed and treated incorrectly - cause serious injury and infection requiring medical attention. Pierce it yourself kits are irresponsible and dangerous. Please seek the advice and assistance of a trained professional b…
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Cost of Nose Piercing I just got mine pierced and it cost around $45. Answer It costs $35.
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Nose Piercing Another idea. :) A nose piercing is capable of closing up even in 10 minutes!! (Because of the soft cartilage). There are special studs called 'retainers' which are made from bio (safe, hypoallergenic) material which are clear and won't be visible. Another good idea is using ski…
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If the parent says no, then a kid should listen. The kid can risk infection and damaging the nerves in or around the mouth so that there may be no feeling on the lips. Also, facial piercing is not very professional. Perhaps the parent is thinking long term and would rather the kid get a good job tha…
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It is most deff. different for everyone. Because me, I have swelling but have had absolutely NO discomfort at all. I have been able to eat almost anything I want. BUT I did have to eat in small bites, and took me longer then normal to eat. BUT I suggest using BIOTENE. That what I have been using. Wa…
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well, yeah. its just like when you get a scab. your body actually forms a scab around the bar and it heals from the outside- in. just make sure not to scratch it!Yes its Real Normal But Be Sure Not To Scratch It If You Have To Scratch Around It Do So With Clean Hands Because I Ended Up With My Belly…
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It all depends on how you take care of it! I have had mine for about 5 days now and it doesn't really "hurt". I clean it twice a day, once in the morning and once before i go to bed! I use saline solution, and peroxide which both help to heal very fast! Don't mess with the piercing a lot just make s…
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Go back to the place you got it and tell them you are unhappy. YOu can take the ring/ barbell out and let it heal COMPLETELY. After that you can have it re done.I have the same problem & I've thought about letting it heal and getting it re-done but its honestly not that bad, i think it looks coo…
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Piercing You should wait 6-8 weeks after a navel piercing before you go swimming. While the salt in ocean water is better for keeping your piercing clean, it is still best to avoid the ocean for 6-8 weeks to avoid any bacteria. You also want to stay out of the pool (chlorine) for 6-8 weeks, as chl…
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I got mine done about 3 months ago, and it was red around the openings for quite a few weeks, but now it's totally normal, and I'm able to change it without hurting it or anything. I'm guessing that was normal. Belly Button Piercing I sure as hell hope so, because I got one a few weeks ago, and th…
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I am just like you and my mother said no. So i did it myself.  The easiest way is to get one of them to do it first. If you can show them intelligent clear reasons why they should do if for themselves, and they choose to do it and get it done, it will be a simple task to convince them to let y…
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The family should evaluate the responsibility of the individual to take charge of himself/herself on festive occasions. A family consensus should then be reached on whether spending time with one another during such periods is essential to family unity. There is no specific precedent to follow but i…
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Man that was dumb! You should never allow an unlicensed person to pierce anything on your body. Do you realize he could have severed a nerve which could make your tongue limp forever? If it is crooked, you should take it out and let it heal. If you really must get your tongue pierced because you wan…
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Getting your nose pierce is okay as long your parents agree. Someone in my little sister's school is 11 and she got it.
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When a pro pierces your tongue you go into a clean room sit on a medical table or dentist chair...you rinse your mouth with listerine (the original yellow kind) for one minute...the artist takes a pair of clamps, a barbell and hollow needle out of separate sterialized bags. The wear gloves and the a…
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Answer Well Although It Doesn't Hurt Very Much It May Bleed Sometimes, Or If It Tugs On Your Shirt It Will Really Hurt (just like earrings do). As For The Age Part That's Up To You And Your Parents. Answer I got mine pierced when i was 12 and it's been fine, as long as you keep it clean and d…
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Bringing Your Own Jewelry for a PiercingYou need special peircing jewellery to peirce. If the peircer allows you to bring your own you would be allowed.-the jewelry should be surgical steel if you bring your own.And yes most places allow you to bring your own. i brought my own when i got my navel do…
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1) Clean your labret piercing twice a day for the next 3 days, once in the morning and again at night. You can do this in the shower or bath but you must always rinse the piercing out using fresh running water.1a) Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap-up and Rinse off using your normal bath products. We don't …
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I think you should just let the topic go. If my parents let me get a tattoo every time I asked, I would regret just about all of them. I'm 18 years old and I'm still waiting to get my first tattoo because it's a major decision, it's going to be on my body forever. I'm glad my parents said no to me …
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Hi. I have found that if you put on a pair of latex gloves that you can get a better grip and can usually turn the ball. If not you can all ways run by your local shop and they will be glad to help.
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Answer You unscrew them once the piercing is healed enough to withstand the bit of pressure needed. additional info: as it was said be sure to let it heal sufficiently. Make sure your hand are clean and dry, and that you're in an area with good light to see in case the ball falls. Grip it f…
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ANSWER :Probably, I have a tiny scar from my old belly button ring that I need to get removed.    Yes, but depending on how badly injured you are, it can work out quite expensive.
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Dont Worry You Need To Head Down To Your Nearest Piercing Parlor And Get Yourself Some Ear Care Antiseptic, Your Ears Are Not Infected All Ear Piercings Hurt For The First Few Days, Weeks Even Months, Just Remember To Keep It Clean.   it maybe be that your ear is swollen and is really tight on…
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Don't use rubbing alcohol ever on a piercing. It can cause major infections, and is not good for piercings at all. The best thing to do is use some Dial soap in the shower. Your skin will be looser, and more relaxed. Put some soap on both ends of the nose stud, and pull it out. It will make your eye…
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No way that's nerve damage for your own sake get it removed immediately. Get to the doctor now . I am one._________One thing the "doctor" didn't think of is trauma. Sometimes, your brain will block pain completely by making a certain area of your body numb. I would wait a day or two but if feeling d…
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It depends what kind of piercing your gettingMy nextdoor neighbor is 9 and she has her upper eat and her ear lobe pierced you need your parents there if you are under 18 to get it pierced
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"Successfully" is a relative term, since almost everyone who undergoes a piercing ends up having a negative reaction to stainless. You don't. It is not safe to try to pierce with household objects. It would be best to go to a shop and have it done as they have to check for vains that you may hit an…
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Cleaning a Navel Piercing They usually say at least twice a day for a month. wash it really well with soap and water (preferably 'green soap' or surgical soap, but any colorless dial type soap should be fine) than once a day if you feel like it, fill a shot glass with warm water and some sea salt DO…
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Answer If you have a top flap or bottom flap, it could be done. but NEVER pierce the 'outie' of your bellybutton! it is connected to your internal organs, and can cause severe damage. make sure that you have flaps, and if a piercer offers to pierce the 'outie' part, LEAVE! But if you don't have fla…
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