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post #281 of 703
I'm thinking of a new tat on the inside of my wrist

key ideas
post #282 of 703
I can finally join! yay, yay!

I just got my first tat on wednesday, i am so pleased with it i grin everytime i see it. Its on my inner left forearm and its the darkmark from harry potter. (skull with a snake coming out of it for the uninitiated ) i am already wanting to get more! thinking about booking more when i go in for touch ups in a month, but doubt that we will have money.
post #283 of 703
first tattoo http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1348320047 got it the day before my bday
post #284 of 703
Hello all I subbed to this group awhile ago I am sure it has changed since I subbed before. I am sure we are on yet another thread. I am going to get another tattoo sometime. I have to take a pic of the one i have for you all. I have a ? however. I just started to gauge my ears and I am starting on the one step up from regular ear rings. I believe the ones I have is 18 and will go up to 16 when I can. I dont know how long I have to have them in. Also is there special care that needs to happen while I do this. Is 18 too small to start with. I was going to go up to 16 but I actually feel like my these are doing something. Sorry for all the questions I just dont know that much about it.
post #285 of 703
Here is some great stretching info, as well as a good timeline:

http://forums.bodyartforms.com/forums/t/5641.aspx

Some dvice though, do *not* skip sizes and make sure you wait long enough between stretches so that you aren't damaging your lobes. Make sure you are also wearing decent plugs (my favorite on single flare glass).
post #286 of 703
So according to this website 18 is not going to do anything at all. Well it has been a long time since I wore them so I will wear this for about a month then go up to a 16.Thanks for the info on this I am still so knew at this. I sure dont want all the pictures on the website to happen.
post #287 of 703
Yeah, those pictures are pretty scary. Every time I get the urge to go a bit faster I look at those and remind myself why I'm going so slowly.
post #288 of 703
how far are you one yours. I dont want to have huge holes in it. I want to still wear nice ones when me and Dh go out somewhere. My ears hurt a little today but I dont think it is doing much really. I only went to a 18 and dont think it is anything. But again after reading what is on that website I truly believe that I am going to go really slow. I will keep this in a month and then go on from there.
post #289 of 703
my advice is to go SLOW. I always wait at least 6 weeks between stretches-it's not necessary between every one (some sizes have bigger jumps than others) but in this case better to be safe than sorry!

I have some lovely 0 gauge plugs that you would never know arent' just regular earrings. In fact I have some very nice titanium studs that are 4 and some that are 2 gauge that just look like a natural stone with a beveled setting. They do not appear to be gauged at all. Perfect for when you want the "natural" look. I have not seen them above 00, but that's a long way away for you. Just know that there are options other than the standard plugs. IMO though, always go high end. It's not worth getting cheap jewelry.
post #290 of 703
THanks for the information. Do you have any pics. I went with stainless steel ones. I like them for right know and am reading up on stretching my ears and most say that they started with 18 or 16 and kept them in for atleast two weeks or longer. I hope that i can get to a 12 by the time i turn 29 which is in may but I am going to listen to my body to make sure I dont hurt myself. My ears hurt a little but I read that is pretty normal so I am ok just need to take some asprin. Thanks again for all the help you allhave given.
post #291 of 703
See I was spoiled thanks to some large earrings in the 80's and double earring wearing, I was able to jump to a 14G right from the start. But again that was because I have ears that were already stretched. I have decided to stay with 14G as my max for now since I tend to wear my regular earrings too often. But I like that at 14G I can wear some large pieces if I want too.
post #292 of 703
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Originally Posted by ~Megan~ View Post
I'm thinking of a new tat on the inside of my wrist

key ideas
Oh i LOVE that skull lock!

I have a few smaller tats

I have a heart with wings on one f the back sides of my ankles and then a heart with fire on the other ankle
The outline of a dove on my lower cheast (right below my breasts)
and a butterfly i got when i was 18, on my back

I have a few planned, like the words to the song i walked down the isle to, my dds footprint, and then if i get really daring i have my 2 1/2 sleeves that i would like to get. But i have a flying theme going so i kinda want to stick with that.

I have had peircings (tounge, nose. labret, bellybutton) but took them all out. I will be getting my nose repeirced though, and possibly a small lip peircing aswell.

DH was completely pierced up, septum, nipples, tongue, like 5 diffret ear piercings, and double 0 earlobes, and an apadravya...but has taken them all out aswell.
post #293 of 703
Thought I would chime in here...

I have a tattoo of each of my children's footprints going around my right ankle...well, three if you count each footprint separately. My next tattoo will be yet another footprint, though I will have to figure out where to put it, since there is no more room going around my ankle.

I also have/had had many different piercings. The ones still remaining are my nose and conch, plus regular ear piercings which were stretched to 10g, but have shrunk back down since I haven't been wearing anything in them.

After I finish with this pregnancy/nursing, I will be debating which piercings I will retry (ALL of my piercings have been sore and/or itching throughout most of this pregnancy...some I could deal with, some I could not and these are the ones now gone.)
post #294 of 703
Ok, so I'm new to this thread and only have 1 tattoo that I got like 13 years ago I think? Anyway, I want to get a tattoo with my kids birthdays on it and maybe some sign. I'm not really sure, I just know that I really want it! Anyone have any ideas? Have any of you done this?
post #295 of 703
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Originally Posted by clothdipemomof2boy View Post
THanks for the information. Do you have any pics. I went with stainless steel ones. I like them for right know and am reading up on stretching my ears and most say that they started with 18 or 16 and kept them in for atleast two weeks or longer. I hope that i can get to a 12 by the time i turn 29 which is in may but I am going to listen to my body to make sure I dont hurt myself. My ears hurt a little but I read that is pretty normal so I am ok just need to take some asprin. Thanks again for all the help you allhave given.
Your ears really shouldn't be that sore afterwards. That can be a sign you went too fast.
post #296 of 703

Why do I keep losing my beads?

I have lots of very thin captive bead earrings and I am ALWAYS losing a bead here or there. I ended up replacing one earring because I thought maybe it was defective. I don't do anything unusual to my head, and my DD is past the stage of pulling on my jewelry. Just last night, I noticed a bead on the bed, thankfully, because the body piercing shop near me doesn't keep this small size in stock (although they should because I lose them so much.)

What am I doing wrong? Why aren't my beads "captive?" The only thing I can think is because they are such a small size, but I'm not interested in going any larger.
post #297 of 703
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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
Your ears really shouldn't be that sore afterwards. That can be a sign you went too fast.
Mine are sore (especially for the more significant stretches!) for a few days, but I wait well over a month between stretches. My piercer is a 6 week gal with little exceptions. They shouldn't be senstitive at all when you stretch IMO. I can always tug, pull and be quite rough with them long before I go in. HTH.
post #298 of 703
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Originally Posted by sarahsmiles View Post
I have lots of very thin captive bead earrings and I am ALWAYS losing a bead here or there. I ended up replacing one earring because I thought maybe it was defective. I don't do anything unusual to my head, and my DD is past the stage of pulling on my jewelry. Just last night, I noticed a bead on the bed, thankfully, because the body piercing shop near me doesn't keep this small size in stock (although they should because I lose them so much.)

What am I doing wrong? Why aren't my beads "captive?" The only thing I can think is because they are such a small size, but I'm not interested in going any larger.
'

The only time I have encountered this was with inferior quality jewelry. I'm not saying that's your situation by any means. Just that it's a possibility.
post #299 of 703
wanna vote on something for me?

I am getting two pairs of earrings for christmas this year and I have a debate.

I am definitely getting a titanium pair with a bezel set CZ in the front. They just look like regular earrings-they do not look like plugs at all. They are huge and flashy....total bling. I love them.

So the next decision is this....I can get a second pair which would probably be galaxy plugs or foil plugs. Both are glass, both are lovely.

The other thing I can do which would be really pretty is to get a second pair of the CZ plugs in a smaller size for the second holes. I have two holes in each lobe....one has been dormant for well over a decade. But the idea of the two CZ's next to each other is enticing. I don't like visual clutter....but I think this would look nice and clean to me. I also have a daith and can get a bezel set CZ for the captive bead ring so I'm all matchy. So even though it would be three piercings in one place they would "go" together.

An important thing to mention is that though the two bling plugs are *similar* in size visually they are 0 gauge and 16 gauge so taking out the second pair when I'm not wearing them doesn't really change much.

The thing is the second hole would ONLY be worn when I was wearing my super bling plugs. The cost is the same for all. So do I go super flashy and all bling, or do I just get two pairs of plugs so that I have more choices. Currently I just have stainless single flair eyelets which I love...but I would like variety too.

SO I have to place my order today. What does everyone think about my insignificant drama? Please weigh in!
post #300 of 703
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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
Your ears really shouldn't be that sore afterwards. That can be a sign you went too fast.
I believe it is becuase I havent worn earrings in awhile and then I went to an 18 because honestly I thought an 18 was a regular size for earrings yep I am stupid. Heheeh but they feel better today it was just the first two days that I had a problem with. I am doing much better today.
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