Friday, October 29, 2010

35. 6mm/2g Conch Punch

I dermal punched a co-worker's conch a few days ago at 6mm. I used a lovely piece of pyrex glass with a round back from Gorilla Glass. Here's some pictures of it the following day. I think it looks nice. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

34. Bad Nostril Piercing

Another 'piercings gone wrong' post.... Take a look at this nostril piercing. Believe it or not, she was pierced with this jewelry.

As you can see, it's a very small U shape style. What happened? The entire piece healed inside her nose. There was no exit point on the inside. Apparently, it was this way for a year. The reason why she came in was because the jewelry was beginning to migrate, and that little point on the U shape jewelry started poking out the top of her nose. She didn't even know it had healed completely inside her nose.

You can see the second hole about 1/4" lower than the initial piercing hole. It had almost poked all of the way through by the time I removed it. I think she got really lucky with this piercing....she could have had much worse things happen!

It's always important to keep an eye on your piercings, and not go to a place because it's "cheap". This is what happens at those types of studios!

Monday, October 25, 2010

33. Bad Microdermals

Here's an unfortunate end to six microdermals about a week old. Two on the wrist, two on the lower back, and two on the stomach. She had them done at another shop, by a tattoo artist who also pierces. It's obvious that he did not reach the appropriate depth and most of them had already started rejection. She told me that it took him about 15 to 20 minutes to do each piercing, and that it was extremely painful. He told her to force them down with band aids to help them "set". Hah! If anything, the force from the band aids made her problems worse. He also charged her an outrageous amount of money, for six microdermals that are a style I'm pretty sure they don't make anymore.

I removed all six for her.

This is not what microdermals should look like after a week. They should be flush with the skin and there should be little to no redness. They're also not that painful of a procedure. It's important to look at portfolios and look at pictures of microdermals the piercer has done. Even if they have pierced you before, if there are no microdermals in their portfolio, chances are they may be inexperienced with the procedure.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

32. She's Crafty!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to knit and crochet. I've been doing both for years and I go back and forth between the two, but right now I'm absolutely into crocheting. I know a few stitches, but I was wanting to change it up a bit. I taught myself the circle stitch a few days ago and I made a dread beanie for my dreads.

It's a phone picture, so not the best quality. However, you can see that it didn't come out too bad! I'm working on another one right now. I'm going to make a handful and get decent at it before selling them. I will probably make round coasters and face wash cloths with this organic hemp I have. I will post some picture when I've finished them up!