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08-25-2009 01:27 PM
Kenickie
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Originally Posted by alicia avocado View Post

i like using tea-tree oil for irritated or infected piercings.



+1
08-25-2009 12:19 AM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by Pixelle View Post

Maybe you shouldn't knock an idea it until you've tried it out yourself. It worked for my ex-BF and for several other people I know- I wouldn't suggest it if it didn't.



Well, that's fine. You can insert fingernail polish into your body if you're comfortable with that, and those of us who aren't can express our misgivings.



'Kay?
08-24-2009 11:28 PM
agee309 my earrings are surgical steel, and fine for people with allergies. And they are the earrings that they were pierced with also.



thanks everyone
08-23-2009 11:55 AM
Nishani
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Originally Posted by Pirate Ferret View Post

Id say insted of doing that go out and buy yourself some good quality jewellery, made of titanium or surgical stainless steel from a piercing shop/site like this.



Why can't a person do both? Sure you can buy titanium, but I thought this person may appreciate a cheap solution to the problem and also, it means you can still utilise the piece of jewellery you were pierced with.



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Originally Posted by .ghost. View Post


I don't think the nail polish idea sounds like a good one at all...



Maybe you shouldn't knock an idea it until you've tried it out yourself. It worked for my ex-BF and for several other people I know- I wouldn't suggest it if it didn't.
08-23-2009 10:11 AM
Alicia Avocado I like using tea-tree oil for irritated or infected piercings.
08-23-2009 09:27 AM
dormouse Piercings just get irritated sometimes. It's no big deal, unless you think it's infected. Get some good quality, hypoallergenic jewelry with no nickel in it. Clean the piercing with anti-microbial soap or a sea salt solution (not alcohol).
08-23-2009 07:32 AM
GhostUser
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Originally Posted by Pirate Ferret View Post

I'd say insted of doing that go out and buy yourself some good quality jewellery, made of titanium or surgical stainless steel.



+1

I don't think the nail polish idea sounds like a good one at all...

Titanium is probably the best one to go for as very, very few people react to titanium.



Sea Salt Soaks are also a good idea- 1/4 teaspoon on sea salt per mug of boiling water, leave to cool enough so that it's still hot but doesn't burn you then use kitchen towel or cotton wool dunked into the salt water and hold over the piercing until paper/cotton wool cools.



You can also try putting your ear into the mug but your face tends to get a bit wet



As for scars, people differ in how easily their skin scars, but it most cases even if they do leave scars most people who haven't had piercings themselves don't seem to notice them as piercing scars anyway.
08-23-2009 12:56 AM
clarita osita As for nose piercings and scars, I had my nose pierced twice (almost the same spot, but not quite) and only one of the two left a scar - in the form of a dot of discoloration, which you have to be an inch from my face to see. Even then, I bet someone who didn't know I had had it pierced would think it was anything other than natural skin variation.



Some people scar more, though.



As for your ear, the hot salt water that yally recommended is a good idea, as is getting hypoallergenic, surgical steel earrings.
08-23-2009 12:47 AM
Alibabble What kind of earring are you using in the piercing? I would second buying a good quality piece of jewelery made out of something like surgical steel. Personally, I would go with a ring so that you can more easily clean the piercing while keeping the jewelry in place. Clean frequently using something like an epsom salt soak.



I had my eyebrow pierced before and it grew out. I have some minor scarring that is hardly noticeable. The only person who has ever commented was my Grandma so I doubt it would register for most people. I work in vet med and have to appear professional but no one has ever commented on my tongue piercing. I have a friend with a small nose piercing and it looks fantastic with a tasteful stud in place, she's had no problem with it finding work in GIS.
08-22-2009 06:18 AM
Pirate Ferret
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Originally Posted by Pixelle View Post

Don't let it heal and re-pierce, just paint the earring with CLEAR nail polish and when it's dry, stick it through the hole.



Id say insted of doing that go out and buy yourself some good quality jewellery, made of titanium or surgical stainless steel from a piercing shop/site like this.
08-22-2009 06:01 AM
yally One good thing to do is make a sort of hot compress with as hot as you can bear it water (be careful!) with a little bit of salt dissolved in it. Dip in a cotton pad and hold it over the piercing for a wee while. It helps to get the gunk out.
08-22-2009 12:31 AM
agee309
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Originally Posted by Kenickie View Post

facial piercing "scars" can be covered with makeup, no matter what. the only one that you cant really is eyebrow.



plus, everyone has a little tiny nose stud. no big deal.



that true



thanks for the advice, Pixelle, ill keep it in mind and try the nail polish thing im so sick of it hurting!
08-22-2009 12:01 AM
Kenickie facial piercing "scars" can be covered with makeup, no matter what. the only one that you cant really is eyebrow.



plus, everyone has a little tiny nose stud. no big deal.
08-21-2009 11:19 PM
Nishani
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Originally Posted by agee309 View Post

hi guys,



Firstly, I've had my ears pierced for two years this january. One of them has completely healed- the other, not so much. It goes through periods of being healed and then not, with bleeding and pus (gross i know) and I don't know what to do. Do I let it heal and then re-pierce or something?



Don't let it heal and re-pierce, just paint the earring with CLEAR nail polish and when it's dry, stick it through the hole. Eventually the wound will stop reacting to the earring and heal itself. It can up to 18 months or so to achieve this. Clean the pus from the hole as you see it, but don't fuss over cleaning it too much as it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference. Remember to re-coat the earring with polish when the paint peels off.



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Originally Posted by agee309 View Post

Secondly, I'm in high school now and would love to get more piercing (i.e seconds, nose, BB, etc..) but I want to be a lawyer in the future and have heard that having piercings will affect the way I am viewed for a job so I was wondering if the holes heal completely over when taken out or if there are noticable scars (i.e scars that can't be hidden with makeup)



It depends on your skin and how you heal, everyone is different. As you are still in HS and you don't really know exactly how your future is going to pan out at this stage, I would recommend you get a belly piercing, but leave the nose and other more visable places alone for now.
08-21-2009 10:52 PM
agee309 hi guys,



Firstly, I've had my ears pierced for two years this january. One of them has completely healed- the other, not so much. It goes through periods of being healed and then not, with bleeding and pus (gross i know) and I don't know what to do. Do I let it heal and then re-pierce or something? Also, i want to get a second piercing in January so do you think it will happen again?



Secondly, I'm in high school now and would love to get more piercing (i.e seconds, nose, BB, etc..) but I want to be a lawyer in the future and have heard that having piercings will affect the way I am viewed for a job so I was wondering if the holes heal completely over when taken out or if there are noticable scars (i.e scars that can't be hidden with makeup)



Any help would be appreciated



Alex

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