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post #341 of 703
Question: I have gauged ears, but I cannot remember what size they are. Would anyone care to look at the pic and tell me? I was thinking possibly 6g. Excuse the bad picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...40/Photo74.jpg

As for me, I have been pierced several times. Three times on each ear, eyebrow, lip, tongue, nose, navel, and some weird bar across my navel that I wish I never got. I don't have any anymore except the ears. I would like to get tattooed, but I am TTC, so I'm not so sure about that. How long should one wait to TTC after getting a tattoo, or can one get tattooed while TTC?

Thanks!
post #342 of 703
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Originally Posted by anne1140 View Post
Question: I have gauged ears, but I cannot remember what size they are. Would anyone care to look at the pic and tell me? I was thinking possibly 6g. Excuse the bad picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...40/Photo74.jpg

As for me, I have been pierced several times. Three times on each ear, eyebrow, lip, tongue, nose, navel, and some weird bar across my navel that I wish I never got. I don't have any anymore except the ears. I would like to get tattooed, but I am TTC, so I'm not so sure about that. How long should one wait to TTC after getting a tattoo, or can one get tattooed while TTC?

Thanks!
Your piercer should be able to tell you what size earrings you have. Here's a gauge chart. I haven't used it before, but it looks like it can be accurate:
http://www.tonguestud.com/gauge.html

I really like http://www.bmezine.com for tattoo and piercing info. You can dig around there to find experiences about different tattoo artists and shops too. Lots of pictures too to give you ideas.

About TTC, you might want to ask your tattoo artist that one.

No tattoos, but a handfull of piercings here.
post #343 of 703
This sounds like a no-brainer but here goes. I had my nose pierced when I was 18. It took well for about four months, healed well. Then I had one too many accidents where I almost pulled it out after ripping my shirt off. It got infected and eventually ended up developing a keloid. I kept it in way too long, for about three years, when I finally took it out. The keloid site shrunk significantly but it's still there. (You can even sort of see it in my sig pic.)

I have three piercings per ear and the cartilage, with no issues. I really want to get something else pierced. My eyebrow I'm scared to do, and nowhere else really appeals to me. The belly button does, actually, but I don't know if I'm too old at 25-nearing 26 and post two kids. I really miss having my nose pierced, though. Whenever I see someone with a cute nose piercing the green devil of jealousy comes out. Is there any way I can get it re-pierced over the keloid scar? Would it inevitably scar again? Would any piercer even go near it?

The reason I'm even considering is that when I was a kid I had my ears pierced once and they got terribly infected and scarred. I got them re-pierced as a teen and nothing bad ever happened, it healed fine...
post #344 of 703

Where to buy high-quality nose stud?

I need a new nose stud, but it has to be high-quality. The stud I got when I was pierced was surgical steel, but I've had a hard time healing and I've been breaking out in rashes all over my body and the dr. thinks I may be reacting to the piercing. I don't react to sterling silver so I was thinking of getting a sterling silver nose stud. Does anyone have a recommendation to an online store?
post #345 of 703
Go with titanium. Sterling silver isn't really the best choice for body jewelry.

I have neometal threadless labrets in each of my nostril piercings and I loooove them. They are so much more comfortable than screws, won't get stuck like bones, and you can just switch the ends without having to replace the whole thing.

You can get them on www.bodyartforms.com (they are the only place I order from anymore).
post #346 of 703
Those. Are. Awesome!!! Thanks! I just ordered one and cannot wait to get it! :

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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
Go with titanium. Sterling silver isn't really the best choice for body jewelry.

I have neometal threadless labrets in each of my nostril piercings and I loooove them. They are so much more comfortable than screws, won't get stuck like bones, and you can just switch the ends without having to replace the whole thing.

You can get them on www.bodyartforms.com (they are the only place I order from anymore).
post #347 of 703
So happy I could help! What end did you pick?
post #348 of 703
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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
So happy I could help! What end did you pick?
The white opal. Another customer recommended it in their comments so I decided to go for it!
post #349 of 703
I have a white opal (1 in bezel, one in prong) along with some others and the white opal is my favorite.
post #350 of 703
I see you already got something, but I also thought I would suggest something in an "L" shape like this one (note not saying this one since I know nothing about this one more sharing the shape)

http://www.amazon.com/Crystalline-MI.../dp/B000UZC864

I had one of mine made custom for me and the other I bought at a shop and I found the "L" shape when not to long is the most comfortable stud for me. Screws are a terrible pain, and bones are the most evil thing ever invented! I have not tried the labret pieces though since I really love hoops the very best!
post #351 of 703
Talking about nose rings I am going to get my nose done on my birthday yeah!!!: Finally.



Oh and by the way the ear stretching is doing well. I am at a 14 now I am taking two weeks at a time till know I think I am going three or four weeks with these due to me actually feeling something with these. I feel a little stretching with these. I like them though somone today that was doing my hair noticed them and actually is starting over on her stretching of her ears since she left hers out and let them heal up.
post #352 of 703
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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
I have a white opal (1 in bezel, one in prong) along with some others and the white opal is my favorite.
Shoot. I got the threadless end today (payed $$ for express shipping) and totally forgot to order the post!! : What size post do I need? I'm guess the 14 gauge, because the threadless end is 14g, but what length?
post #353 of 703
Don't open it yet. Are you sure you are at a 14g for your nostril? Most nostril piercings are done at an 18g, sometimes 16g.

If you aren't at a 14g and you didn't open the baggie, you can send it back I believe.
post #354 of 703
18G-20G is standard for nose,though I have seen some with as little as 22G, 16G is very rare for the nose. I know I purposely had mine done at a 16G and many piercers are shocked I went with that size. 14G is very big, that is the standard size for say a belly ring.

My suggestion is go back to your piercer and see what gauge they think you are, otherwise it might really, really hurt to put in something too big.
post #355 of 703
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Originally Posted by tankgirl136 View Post
18G-20G is standard for nose,though I have seen some with as little as 22G, 16G is very rare for the nose. I know I purposely had mine done at a 16G and many piercers are shocked I went with that size. 14G is very big, that is the standard size for say a belly ring.

My suggestion is go back to your piercer and see what gauge they think you are, otherwise it might really, really hurt to put in something too big.
THanks for the advice. I did check with the piercer and it's an 18G.
post #356 of 703
When one gets their nose pierced is it better to get a screw or is it better to just get a regular stud for the nose. I want to get it done and want to know what to ask for when i get it so I know if they are a good piercer or not. Also how much does a piercing usually run?
post #357 of 703
Some people will say a ring, some will say a screw. I personally think you're probably better off getting it done w/a screw since it can typically stay cleaner and is less likely to get bumped, etc.
My personal preference would be going with a 1/4 in. neometal labret. They are impalnt grade titanium, plus they are more comfortable than screws.

Whatever you do though, do NOT get a bone. I had one that I changed to after a while and it got stuck and eventually the jewelry had to be cut to get out. Not fun.
post #358 of 703
I agree with Maeve as I mentioned earlier Nose Bones are EVIL!!! I also do not suggest anything straight as almost everyone I know loses them and then their piercing so easily.

Personally I am biased towards rings. But, that is because of all the piercing styles I have seen it tends to have the least redness, zero chance of coming out, less chance of getting caught and its the cleanest method, since nothing gets blocked in.

BUT... saying all that I know some just don't like look of hoops or can not wear them to work. I would say that a threaded bar like Maeve mentioned or "L" shape stud would be the best in those cases.

Remember to be very careful as almost all issues I have seen have resulted from pulled or ripped nose studs (usually on washclothes, clothing and towels), or they have fallen out or got knocked out and could not be replaced. If you give it extra care in these circumstances you will have little to no problems.

As to price it depends on the area most of what I see is $40-$60 for a nose piercing.

Its a fun piercing and a relatively easy one to get and care for, you will love it once you get it!
post #359 of 703
Yep. I agree. I can be easy to to snag it on towels, etc depending on the end and if you aren't careful.
You might want to go with something that won't catch things to easily, like this with this post.


And don't change your jewelry until it's completely healed. Give it a few months. Changing jewelry too soon can lead to the dreaded bump.
post #360 of 703
Thanks for all sugestions on the nose piercing. i think that if it is only up to $60 then i might get it sooner then my birthday!!! I really want to get it done.:
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