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post #21 of 703
I have 13 ear piercings, including my tragus, a conch (pierced by DS ) a rook and several cartilages aaand a belly ring. I have three tattoos, a large Nancy Chien Erikson back piece, colored quite differently than the original, a Ganesha on my upper right arm, and a spirally rainbowy design on the back of my neck. I Looooooove getting tattooed, and I am hoping to get the sanskrit for Om Mani Padme Hum in rainbow colors down my upper left arm. I'll probably have a sleeve by the time I'm done
I designed a tattoo for my BFF for her 50th b-day and we went yesterday and got it done!
post #22 of 703
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Originally Posted by chasnwhitrabbits View Post
my anti tragus pierced..
what's dat?
post #23 of 703
Here is a link to a picture of the ear with the parts named on it and you can see where the anti tragus is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antitragus
post #24 of 703

Piercings in Portland

Can anyone recommend a parlour in Portland (OR) for me to take my daughter to get her ears pierced? It's that or Claire's (just kidding).

Thanks!
post #25 of 703
I have one tattoo of a stargazer lily and I'm thinking of getting another tattoo. This time I want one done by Michele Wortman of www.hyperspacestudios.com
post #26 of 703
man, is there anything wiki DOESN'T know??

thanks for the pic. NOW i'd like to know exactly how one manages to get a frickin clamp on there, unless mine is freakishly smaller than most.
post #27 of 703
ETA:

Okay, never mind. I saw the piercer and she said that it wasn't anything to worry about and that I should apply tea tree oil 5-7 times a day and it would clear up in a few days. I started last night and it's already looking much better! Woo hoo!
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I'm sorry to keep on about my nose piercing problems, but I trust you ladies. I'm going to see the piercer tomorrow to have him look at my nose...I just hope he has good advice. I am just so bummed about this. I don't want to quit too soon, but ds' 1st birthday party is on SATURDAY and I feel so foolish having this huge ugly bump on my poor nose!!


Here's the rundown:
The piercing itself went well. No bleeding, redness or swelling. Things were great for a week. Then I was smacked in the nose TWICE by my 1yo. After that I started getting redness, after almost a week of redness I started getting a bump. Per advice here I started soaking it in hot salt water twice a day. The piercing site seems clean. I get a little bit of white discharge - nothing yellow or green. There's no pain, no hotness.

Today I was researching this all some more and I was reading about allergic contact dermatitis. The site mentioned that water blisters can form and I'm wondering if that's what I have? The skin is like an empty balloon (sorry).

Any ideas? I really don't think this is an infection. So I'm wondering if its:
1. a keloid
2. just normal irritation that needs to be watched but will go away
3. maybe an allergic reaction. I cannot wear jewelry with nickel and I believe I read recently that there IS some nickle in stainless steel, but supposedly enough to create any problems.



Thanks for reading. Any insight would be helpful!
post #28 of 703
Ok, I've decided to get my first tattoo. I'm totally nervous, but extremely excited.

It's a toss-up between these two:

This one on my back

or

This one on my hip, wrapping around towards my back.


I'll probably do them both, but have to pick one first. The back one is HUGE, but it's the one I've wanted forever.
post #29 of 703
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparkprincess View Post
ETA:

Okay, never mind. I saw the piercer and she said that it wasn't anything to worry about and that I should apply tea tree oil 5-7 times a day and it would clear up in a few days. I started last night and it's already looking much better! Woo hoo!
************************************************** ************************************
I'm sorry to keep on about my nose piercing problems, but I trust you ladies. I'm going to see the piercer tomorrow to have him look at my nose...I just hope he has good advice. I am just so bummed about this. I don't want to quit too soon, but ds' 1st birthday party is on SATURDAY and I feel so foolish having this huge ugly bump on my poor nose!!


Here's the rundown:
The piercing itself went well. No bleeding, redness or swelling. Things were great for a week. Then I was smacked in the nose TWICE by my 1yo. After that I started getting redness, after almost a week of redness I started getting a bump. Per advice here I started soaking it in hot salt water twice a day. The piercing site seems clean. I get a little bit of white discharge - nothing yellow or green. There's no pain, no hotness.

Today I was researching this all some more and I was reading about allergic contact dermatitis. The site mentioned that water blisters can form and I'm wondering if that's what I have? The skin is like an empty balloon (sorry).

Any ideas? I really don't think this is an infection. So I'm wondering if its:
1. a keloid
2. just normal irritation that needs to be watched but will go away
3. maybe an allergic reaction. I cannot wear jewelry with nickel and I believe I read recently that there IS some nickle in stainless steel, but supposedly enough to create any problems.



Thanks for reading. Any insight would be helpful!
I don't know if you're still wondering about your possible keloid/allergy. But wanted to chime in about the stainless steel. When it comes to piercing there is stainless steel and surgical grade. I don't know if there is nickel in stainless, but it completely irritates my stretched lobes. I can only wear surgical grade steel.
post #30 of 703
someone asked about what to say to kids about your tats...
my son loves mine, sais "tatu" and kisses them. i sometimes find him saying something like "ouch tatu" while touching his shoulder...it´s really funny!

i don´t say anything unless other children ask. the normally do, and i answer with the truth. nothing else to it!
post #31 of 703
I wanted to point out, if people are having problems with piercings that are healing strangely, you should immediately GO TALK TO YOUR PIERCER!! If you don't feel that the person is reputable enough to do that, find a new one

Also, I had a piercing done while breastfeeding, and while I am sure that there will be no long term damage to my daughter or myself, it did take longer to heal. This is true in general because a woman's body is going to be devoting most of it's energy to the pregnancy or to breastfeeding and less to healing.

Hi - I'm Angela - I have 7 tattoos including one on my neck, a pierced lip, and ears that are 1/2 inch in diameter. And more on the way!!
I have a new tattoo with my daughter's name in it planned! I am super excited.
Sometimes I feel that as a mother with tattoos and piercings I am treated differently, but all the kids at my daughter's daycare are obsessed with my lip ring. The toddlers always try to tug on it, and it's really cute.
post #32 of 703
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalisis View Post
Ok, I've decided to get my first tattoo. I'm totally nervous, but extremely excited.

It's a toss-up between these two:

This one on my back

or

This one on my hip, wrapping around towards my back.


I'll probably do them both, but have to pick one first. The back one is HUGE, but it's the one I've wanted forever.
If you've wanted the larger one "forever" as you say, then go with that one first. Don't be intimidated by the size. You should get what you want because if you go get something else, you'll just be dissatisfied. Trust me...get the one you really want. You'll have it (and love it) forever
post #33 of 703
Quote:
Originally Posted by paakbaak View Post
someone asked about what to say to kids about your tats...
my son loves mine, sais "tatu" and kisses them. i sometimes find him saying something like "ouch tatu" while touching his shoulder...it´s really funny!

i don´t say anything unless other children ask. the normally do, and i answer with the truth. nothing else to it!
That is completely adorable. DS just touches mine right now...he's big into pointing, but at 10 mo there isn't a whole lot of speaking yet. I can only imagine what he'll say!!
post #34 of 703
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I am the mama to a darling 10 mo boy named Marty. I am so relieved to have finally found all of you. I am a tattooed mama for sure! I only have my ears pierced (5 in the right and 3 in the left) but I rarely wear earrings. Been debating a nose stud for a long time, but doubt I'll ever take the plunge. I work in an office and already get stared at for a pretty tame foot tattoo.

I have a flower on my right foot (the majority of the top of my foot), the pretty basic butterfly/tribal back tat, and finally a tribute tattoo to my BF who passed away this past December. I just got it finished this weekend. It was a coverup of 2 other tattoos (my 1st tattoo that I had covered with a different tattoo and then had laser removal done 3 times to lighten it so I could cover it with something I really wanted).

Here are pics of my new piece...I'm in love with it!!
1st Session - 2 hours - Outline Only
2nd Session - 2 hours - Outline & Some Coloring
3rd Session - 2 hours - All colors finished...going back for touchup in a month

Tattoo was by Zar from Shotsie's Tattoo's in Wayne, NJ if you're from the area and looking for a really awesome woman to ink you up!!
post #35 of 703
hi everyone

I'm getting my first tattoo in 2 hours.

I am starting to feel a little.....nervous. But I am not backing down. No way.

I have my ears, navel and nose poked Figured it's time to start in on the ink.

wish me luck!!
post #36 of 703
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Originally Posted by freeflykami View Post
Here is a question, with summer coming up again... what do you say when kids ask you about your tattoos?
I explain that somebody used a needle to put ink in my skin. It's like drawing on yourself, but it never goes away!
But they're usually more interested in my nosering.
I've only got 3 tats, DH isn't a big fan. But I'm going to expand one. I'm thinking a moon with clouds and 3 little stars for my kids.
post #37 of 703
Hi- another Jessica here.

I have ears & tongue pierced, and 3 tattoos. First one I did myself when I was 16 (peace sign & rose on my hip), next was a dragon across my back, then for my 30th birthday I got myself a Buddhist mantra written in Tibetan script on my forearm.

I would LOVE to get a couple more tatts, but there's the money... and like some PP's, I was curious about the safety of doing it while BFing.

I'm excited to meet some other inked mamas out there!
post #38 of 703
Ruth...... take her to Nomad. Blake is a MDC dad and the best piercer ever. He just did my dd's ears and it was a wonderful experience.
post #39 of 703
Hi mommas!
Cool thread. My name is Stephanie. I have 6 tats: an elephant and chain around my left wrist, an Elliott Smith CD cover design with some lyrics on my left shoulder, a custom designed sun on my lower back, custom designs on two of my fingers, and a small custom designed piece on my chest. I have plans in the works for another Elliott Smith inspired design on my right shoulder, a portrait of a giraffe I used to work with on my arm, and more finger pieces. If only I were made of money
As for piercings I have many. Between the two ears I have lobes stretched to 8g, daith, rook, tragus, conch, deep conch, upper cartilage. I have two nostril piercings on opposite sides, tongue, microdermal on my right temple, navel, and verticle hood piercing. I used to have my nipples pierced but took them out to bf. I will get them done again once that has ended.
My babe likes to point out all the piercings but he's too young to comment on them yet. It'll get more interesting as he gets older I'm sure. Nice to meet you all!
Peace~
post #40 of 703
Howdy! I'm Jack and I'm going to get my second tat this friday for mother's day. Woo hoo!! My first tat is a triskele on my shoulder blade and my new tat will be two plumeria flowers and my kid's japanese zodiac signs in kanji. I can't wait!

I've always wanted to get a big back piece of Kuan Yin in her royal ease pose. Someday!
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