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Is this still going on because I have a piercing question?

Long story short: After years of issues due to nickle allergy I started wearing barbells and loved them. I started with 18 gauge because I'd only worn earwires once in a blue moon. I moved to 16 gauge recently with no problem. What I'm wondering is how long should I wait if I decide to go to 14?
Use jojoba oil on your ears, it will help them stretch and stay moisturized.

Also, you could try something other than metal. Wood is amazing, light weight and organic. No allergies there.

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Hi!

Currently, three tattoos, three piercings, and stretched ears (half inch) - finally decided on what my right arm sleeve is going to be; a birthing sleeve! It's going to start around my wrist with ocean related birthing symbology (think pregnant male seahorses) and work up in a layered fashion - ending in a tree of life; the branches and leaves stopping at the tip of my shoulder. Super excited; think that I've decided on Big O Tattoo in Lincoln, NE.

So glad to see that there's other modified folk on this website. :]

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Can I join this tribe? I have 3 tats(soon to be more), and 5 piercings and one that has been retired but I will be getting again soon. I'm in love with body art and its my vice, I think I will fit in here perfectly!

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Has anyone here gauged their nose piercing? I'm thinking of going a little bigger, but not quite sure yet.

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I had my nostril done but never gauged it. Why do you want to? Are you wearing a CBR and want a bugger gauge ring? What gauge are you at now?
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Why? I just want something a bit bigger and funner.
I think it's a 20. It's the same one since I got it repierced a couple years ago.
CBR?

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CBR is a captive ball ring. If you are just wearing a nose screw and want a bigger ball, you don't have to go up in gauge, I wasn't sure if you were wearing a ring or nose screw.
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Ahh, ok.
,I have the screw. (i like that sentence ) I thought I needed to go bigger to get more interest.
I'll have to think about this more.
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naw, if you are wearing a nose screw you can just get one with a bigger ball, you don't need to gauge up.
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Going to get my nose pierced in two weeks. From what I've read, piercers usually pierce at 20g. Not sure what type of stud they pierce with. Do you have to pick your own when you go or is there a standard type they use?

Should I go with stainless steel, 14K gold, or titanium? Which will be more conducive to healing?

I will definitely ask all these questions when I go, but just looking for a heads up. Thanks in advance.

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I just had my nose pierced and I think they did a 16ga, but not totally sure.
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Hi all!

I'm starting my first tattoo in a few weeks. The artist is working on it now but it will be a half sleeve of birds and bees. I'm so excited and nervous already!

No piercing, I'm not a big jewelry wearer.

I've loved browsing through everyone's tattoo pics, so beautiful!

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I just had my nose pierced and I think they did a 16ga, but not totally sure.

Thanks. I got it done today. He used an 18gauge. I love it!

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Hi, I'm working on my first half sleeve right now. This will tattoo #7. I finally found an amazing tattoo artist here in my city, and had the money so I went for it. She's been wonderful, and I'm so happy with it so far. This is also my first experience with having an artist custom design a tattoo for me. I just gave her a bunch of ideas, and told her what I really liked about her other tattoos, and she went from there, and the results couldn't have been any better then what I imagined. Here are the pics I have of it, including the original design. I'm hoping it'll be done on Friday, which will being sitting 5, and it will have taken 16+ hours. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48471154@N07/?saved=1

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Subbing! I have 4 tattoos, but no longer have any piercings. My body has rejected 8 of the 10, so i stopped. I cant wait to give birth and be done with nursing, as I'm contemplating a half sleeve or a full back piece!

This is my most recent, represents my being a surrogate last year as well as my own phoenix process via the cherry blossoms. I'm dying to add to it!

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Oooooo! Hey, mamas!!! Man, why didn't I think to look for you all in Mothering?

I stretched my lobes to 10 gauges last month, and battled a short-lived but nasty infection in one. When that cleared up, I don't know, maybe I had some residual bad feelings about it, because I began to second guess the whole thing! Ack! After all that!!!

So, I'm in need of some stretched-ears love!

I only own three pairs of earrings right now: the black horn spirals that I stretched with, these blue drop spirals, and these grapefruit-colored squids. I love them, but the jewelry is so much more expensive that I'm having to go slow with new pieces. That said, some Little Seven Cthulhu's are on my list as well as EVERYTHING in red horn from Kolo.
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Hi, I'm working on my first half sleeve right now. This will tattoo #7. I finally found an amazing tattoo artist here in my city, and had the money so I went for it. She's been wonderful, and I'm so happy with it so far. This is also my first experience with having an artist custom design a tattoo for me. I just gave her a bunch of ideas, and told her what I really liked about her other tattoos, and she went from there, and the results couldn't have been any better then what I imagined. Here are the pics I have of it, including the original design. I'm hoping it'll be done on Friday, which will being sitting 5, and it will have taken 16+ hours. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48471154@N07/?saved=1
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Oooooo! Hey, mamas!!! Man, why didn't I think to look for you all in Mothering?

I stretched my lobes to 10 gauges last month, and battled a short-lived but nasty infection in one. When that cleared up, I don't know, maybe I had some residual bad feelings about it, because I began to second guess the whole thing! Ack! After all that!!!

So, I'm in need of some stretched-ears love!

I only own three pairs of earrings right now: the black horn spirals that I stretched with, these blue drop spirals, and these grapefruit-colored squids. I love them, but the jewelry is so much more expensive that I'm having to go slow with new pieces. That said, some Little Seven Cthulhu's are on my list as well as EVERYTHING in red horn from Kolo.
I love the jewelry!! I've had the same 10 gage, weighted, stainless steel hoops in my ears for 4 years now. They're a pain to take out, and I like the simple look of them, but seeing this jewelry makes me want to get something new.

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I have a three week old nose piercing. It is pink and very puffy on the outside around the gem. No drainage, a tiny bit tender. Using saline on it daily. How do I tell if its a keloid or if I'm rejecting it? My ears have always been a bit fussy, but can wear earrings. What to do? HELP please. My piercer is 100 miles round trip.
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I'd get some emu oil, I have one ear hole that took a lot longer to heal when I had them tapered and the emu oil really helped. If you can't get any locally you can get it at body art forms online.
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I have a three week old nose piercing. It is pink and very puffy on the outside around the gem. No drainage, a tiny bit tender. Using saline on it daily. How do I tell if its a keloid or if I'm rejecting it? My ears have always been a bit fussy, but can wear earrings. What to do? HELP please. My piercer is 100 miles round trip.
Sounds like granulated/hypertrophic scarring. Could be the finish on your jewelry, could be mechanical irritation or chemical irritation or you could have bumped or snagged it.

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Vyky, my girl, thank you so much for that. Your pieces are AMAZING! I love the ones that look like clouds the best.
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I love me some jewelry. The funny thing is I rarely ever wear it. Naked lobes are much more practical with a wee one

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I just joined the tattoo tribe. :-)

I got a rose on my right shoulder, designed especially for me by my 16 y.o.

She got her lips pierced while I got my tattoo.

I just got it retouched because of bra lines thru it. Location is everything. LOL.

It's kind of something no one expected me to do.

I would love to get a tattoo that represents each of my kids but am still contemplating what each one would get.
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Use jojoba oil on your ears, it will help them stretch and stay moisturized.

Also, you could try something other than metal. Wood is amazing, light weight and organic. No allergies there.

HTH
Thanks, I decided to stay at 16 gauge for now. I'm debating 3rd holes though. But pool season is coming so I might wait for fall.
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I am starting to gauge my ears. I was a 20g, i assume this because i got them pierced when I was 10 and haven't really worn earrings much since. I decided to do it because i wanted to use the holes that i have had for so long. I am planning to go up to a 10 at most. I dont want gaping holes.Yesterday, I put in 16g because they didnt have any 18g rings. So far, they are just a bit sore. I cleaned them carefully. Today they dont feel so bad I am looking forward to the new earrings i get once i gauge them.

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I'm feeling rather giddy..I'm getting my second tatt on Thurs. April 1st

it's going to be vines swirling down from my right shoulder over my bicep with indigo morning glories spread throughout.

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My nose piercing is no more. Had to take it out. Or let me rephrase...it was so swollen the gem disappeared into the hole and I had to poke it back up and out!!!
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