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post #581 of 703
I'd like to join in too

I don't have any tattoos yet but have been mulling one over for several months. I want to get one to honour some very difficult stuff we have gone through with my oldest son, who now finally has a proper diagnosis and is doing much better. It would take a long time to write out the whole story/meaning behind this (although I will if someone wants to know), but the tattoo idea basically incorporates a puzzle piece and a scorpion. I think I want to have the scorpion starting out on the puzzle piece (like it's the picture on the puzzle piece), but then it continues off of the puzzle piece with a more 3D effect. Hope that makes sense I'm not quite ready to do it yet but hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

I have 3 piercings and will probably leave it at that. I just got my earlobes re-pierced last week after not having worn earrings since DS1 was a baby, and I got my left helix pierced as well. I think it's healing okay although it is definitely more sore than I thought it would be, lol. I am hoping to be able to towel-dry my hair again one day!!
post #582 of 703
Hi! Can I join? I have 2 tattoos: 1 on the back of my neck (Japanese symbol for eternity) and a triskelion on my ankle. I want another one on the back of my shoulder, and I know a local mama who mixes her own natural, non-toxic ink, but I am still nursing.

I really (reallyreallyreallyreally) want to get my labret pierced, and have for about 15 years, *but* I work in an office and I don't see anyone else here with facial piercings. And my DH says he hates them. If I didn't work in an office I would do it in a heartbeat, but alas, I am stuck.
post #583 of 703
Just popping in to share my excitement. Getting new ink in just over 2 weeks. DP & I are getting matching ink on our left forearm to celebrate our 10 years of marriage. Woohoo! The shop's office manager penciled us in for a good long stretch so we can talk future designs. I am also hoping to have enough cash in my pocket to get my nose pierced.
post #584 of 703
I lurk here, just wanted to post.

I've got 8 ear piercings, my naval, and I'm planning on a VH in the near future I've always wanted a tattoo, and the design I want (and have wanted) is huge and would be kinda expensive for us right now. DH isn't too keen on it, but that's fine with me.

So my lobes are currently 12g, but I got a really great pair of 8g glass swirls that I want to put in. I tried - lol - but I think I'll have to find a 10g pair first and put the 8g on the shelf.

I'd love to carve my own earrings someday. Does anyone here make their own piercing jewelry?
post #585 of 703
fresh veggie: I don't make my own jewelry, but at the Art school I graduated from a lot of people made their own gauges, they were really neat. I say go for it, whats the worst that can happen?!



I have three tattoos, my lip ring (that I wear faithfully everyday and I have no plans of taking it out) and my ears pierced. I'm thinking about another hole in my ear(s) but dunno what to do.
post #586 of 703

Do I have to take out my piercing?

Hey,
I've had my belly button pierced for a few years now & recently become pregnant. Will I be needing to take it out? I'm afraid it will close up, I'd rather not have to get it re-done. Does anyone know of any flexible alternative?

Thanks!
post #587 of 703
we were just on vacation in Florida and I saw a VERY pregnant woman with her bellybutton ring still in.

It may be a preference thing.

I hope that helps...
post #588 of 703
i apologize that i dont have links, but there is a extra long banana bell meant specifically for pregnancy. don't take it out! what a pain to have to heal all over again! and then they have to pierce thru scar tisue and that SUCKS! ouch!

also, i thought there were clear/flexible ones intended for pregnancy. but i might be making this part up.
post #589 of 703
does anyone here know a good tattoo shop in Santa Fe NM? pm me please if u do
post #590 of 703
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Originally Posted by Shaina View Post
does anyone here know a good tattoo shop in Santa Fe NM? pm me please if u do
Dawn Purnell. She does excellent work and has a great reputation. There's a waiting list to see her, but totally worth it, I think.

http://www.dawnpurnell.com
post #591 of 703
so ladies, how do you verify that the artist/piercer is up to your standards? i dont feel like looking at a book of work is enough, because how do you honestly know that is hisher work? do you regularly ask for references?
i need to establish a relationship with an artist in my (new) area.
FYI: I am near the shoreline in CT.

also, i recently got my belly button repierced (3rd time) but my son decided he wants to nurse nonstop like a newborn lately and he is very rough to it and is squirmy just like any kid. but it stings at his point at 1 1/2 weeks old. since there really isnt a good way to get him physically off my belly, what would you do? any suggestions for padding or covering it in a sanitary, gentle way for nursing? i'm also talking about nursing in public, so i cant walk around with a sexy boppy pillow all the time. no, really, i just dont want to draw even more attention to NIP.
post #592 of 703
Where on the Shoreline are you? I am on the eastern side of the state and could give local to me recommendations but, if you are at the other end, 2 - 2.5 hours might be too much of a drive for you.
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post #594 of 703
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Originally Posted by Laur318 View Post
so ladies, how do you verify that the artist/piercer is up to your standards? i dont feel like looking at a book of work is enough, because how do you honestly know that is hisher work? do you regularly ask for references?
i need to establish a relationship with an artist in my (new) area.
FYI: I am near the shoreline in CT.
First- Ask to see the results of their most recent spore test- this is how they verify that their autoclave (sterilizer) is functioning properly. The sheet should be dated within a month and should say something along the lines of "no growth after one week's incubation" (Means the spores that were run through the machine are not growing, and thus that the autoclave is killing all microbes, spore are hardest to kill)

Second- look at the artist's portfolio- do the piercings look good to you? Does the jewelry look properly fitted and appropriately sized? Ask if the photos are of healed or fresh piercings. Anybody can poke a hole and put jewelry in it, not everybody can do it in a manner than will actually be conducive to healing.

For tattooers- do the photos make you go "OMG, WOW!" or "meh"? If you're not blown out of the water, don't get tattooed by that person. There is some wicked talent out there, find it. Don't settle. tattoos are forever (well, unless you're rich and have a high pain tolerance, in which case, there are always lasers! LOL)

Back to piercings- make sure that you ask for implant grade, internally threaded body jewelry. (If you want to know the exact specs, I will post those for you). Don't allow anyone to use "surgical stainless steel" to be implanted in your body. That term means nothing. My pots and pans are technically "Surgical steel" (term is a marketing ploy meaning it won't rust when it's processed and reused). Internal threading means that the bar is the female component and the ball is male. Makes for easier insertion and removal and marks a high- quality piece of jewelry. Jewels should be bezel or prong set, not epoxied, and not foil backed rhinestones- they should be lab grown synthetics- the cheap alternative actually has lead content.

I'm going to stop here. LOL. I could write a novel in this thread.
post #595 of 703
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Originally Posted by Jaki View Post
Dawn Purnell. She does excellent work and has a great reputation. There's a waiting list to see her, but totally worth it, I think.

http://www.dawnpurnell.com
wow thank you her stuff is beautiful, have u had anything done by her before?
post #596 of 703
Hi everyone! Glad to be back and announce the grand opening of SWPlugs. We hand-make beautiful organic wood plugs.

I'm so excited to have it up and running!

Thanks for letting me share with all of you awesome mamas!

www.swplugs.com
post #597 of 703
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Oh! Awesome!

DH and I got matching tattoos on our 1st anniversary. Those are sweet!
post #598 of 703
Here's my newish ink. I hope this link works. My half sleeve is under "in progress", and are the 1st and 2nd pics (fairy 1/2sleeve).http://www.thirtysixtytwo.com/ania.htmI love these pics of it, because you can see almost all of it. I love my new artist, she's awesome, and creates some of the most original work I've ever seen, and it's all original designs. I also love the shop she works at, it's very laid back, professional, and unpretentious. I plan on going to her husband Lane if I want anything in color, that's how I found her in the first place, I was looking for him.
post #599 of 703
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Originally Posted by punkrockmomma View Post
Here's my newish ink. I hope this link works. My half sleeve is under "in progress", and are the 1st and 2nd pics (fairy 1/2sleeve).http://www.thirtysixtytwo.com/ania.htmI love these pics of it, because you can see almost all of it. I love my new artist, she's awesome, and creates some of the most original work I've ever seen, and it's all original designs. I also love the shop she works at, it's very laid back, professional, and unpretentious. I plan on going to her husband Lane if I want anything in color, that's how I found her in the first place, I was looking for him.
WOW. She has some amazing pieces!!! And I have to say, yours is one of my favorite! That is gorgeous.
post #600 of 703
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Originally Posted by Shaina View Post
wow thank you her stuff is beautiful, have u had anything done by her before?

I, personally, don't have any work by her. But, I've met her once at a tattoo convention and know a few people who do. She's pretty well known in the tattoo community and was even featured a couple tattoo magazines for her work. I'm sure you'll have a great experience if you go with her. Good luck!
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