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NakedPancakes
11-15-2006, 04:47 PM
I'm looking into getting a hand web piercing. Do any of you have any? Would I have any problem knitting with this?
I know I might at first due to soreness and so on, but after that, would I have any problems?


Please help me out here. =]

knit-errant
11-15-2006, 04:50 PM
One of my husband's friends did that -- he had the web between his thumb and index finger pierced, as well as the skin on the back of his little finger. He accidentally tore them out within the first weekend when he had to work on his car.

Looked cool up until that point, though!

Chel
11-15-2006, 05:12 PM
Because the thumb and fingers move independantly of each other there is an awful lot of pressure put on the skin for a web piercing. The biggest problem of course would be tearing, but much more frequently migration seems to be an issue. I don't know of one single person who chose to keep theirs in after it was done.

Same with the knuck piercing. When your hand flexes it just puts too much pressure on the skin and it either tears or remains inflamed/gets repeated infections.

brownishcoat
11-15-2006, 05:30 PM
Plus, it would snag your yarn! :shock:

MrTea
11-15-2006, 05:34 PM
Say WHAT!?

Why would you want to mutilate yourself like that? Do you hate yourself? Do you need somone to talk to or something?

If you need somone to talk to, feel free to PM me anytime. :heart:

It's better to deal with your emotional issues, rather than bottle them up. We all have problems. It's OK.

stitchwitch
11-15-2006, 06:19 PM
I'd have something like that ripped out in a matter of hours after it was done. I would think a piercing on one's hands would just be an open invitation for further injury and infection. I wonder what the heal rate is on something like that?

Eloewien
11-15-2006, 06:23 PM
Piercings are just a means of expression, like a tattoo. I used to have several, but I had to take out the belly button piercing after two laparoscopic surgeries. Over the ear hearing aids made the cartilate piercing very painful.

Just because someone is getting a piercing, does not mean they are mutilating themselves. It's when someone is purposefully cutting or damaging themselves in a way that will not heal that you should be concerned about. My piercings were a way of individualizing myself when I couldn't afford the tattoo I really wanted. When I started cutting... that was when there was a problem.

Piercings are a choice and a way of life, I wouldn't worry about it.

Laura

MrTea
11-15-2006, 06:36 PM
My post was intended to be somewhat tongue in cheek. However, I do believe that self loathing is what motivates one to poke holes in oneself. And I am willing to be a friend to someone in that state.

Piercings are just a means of expression, like a tattoo.

Yes, it's a means of expressing to others how you feel about yourself.

jolenel
11-15-2006, 06:46 PM
My post was intended to be somewhat tounge in cheek. However, I do believe that self loathing is what motivates one to poke holes in themselves.

Out of curiosity, what do you think of the millions of people who have ear piercings? Personally, I see no difference between standard ear piercings and other piercings, other than the number of people who have them.

And personally I'd be worried about a hand piercing getting in the way of knitting and other things. :shrug: My job and ALL my hobbies involve using my hands a great deal.

MrTea
11-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Out of curiosity, what do you think of the millions of people who have ear piercings?

I feel ear piercings are somewhat different as this is a traditional thing western women have been doing for a very long time. It's far too "normal" for lack of a better word, to really make a statement about how much you dislike yourself.

I still think it's a generally bad idea as there are many important pressure points in the ear. These can be damaged or destroyed by piercings.


Personally, I see no difference between standard ear piercings and other piercings, other than the number of people who have them.

I see a huge difference between pierced ears and a pierced hand.

There is an exeption here though. There is also a huge difference between regular ear piercing and those giant holes that some people carve/stretch into their ears. You know the ones that are 1/4" to 4"+ in diameter. Yuck.



And personally I'd be worried about a hand piercing getting in the way of knitting and other things. :shrug: My job and ALL my hobbies involve using my hands a great deal.

It seems like every year these peircings become more and more shocking and grotesque. It seems to be a race to see who can disfigure themselves in the most horrifying manner.

knitaddict
11-15-2006, 07:34 PM
To get this topic back on it's original intent...

I used to have a web piercing in my late teens/early 20's and I loved it!! It did cause me to have limited motion in my thumb which was the eventual cause for it's removal.

And mr T - some of us find piercing sexy and attractive, not the nasty negative thing you seem to. My husband and I are both well rounded, confident, emotionally secure people yet we get "non-traditional" tattoos and piercings.

Krystal
11-15-2006, 08:41 PM
The web peircing is one of the most interesting ones I have seen, but again everyone I know who's had one has taken it out because it was so impractical.

Mr. T

Last I checked, body peircing/ art is nothing new and has even served in many cultural and spiritual paths in history. All sorts of tribes and culture groups the world over for thousands of years have been practicing peircing and body art. Just open up National Geographic.

I guess the easiest thing is, if you don't like it, don't do it.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-15-2006, 10:08 PM
I think if you want to do it, do it!!! It's not my thing, but I'm not going to pass judgement on anyone who's thing it is :D I had my eyebrow, tongue and navel pierced at one time; and I have 13 ear piercings.

My only concern is that it would interfere with your knitting!! :shock:

humblestumble
11-16-2006, 12:02 AM
I would imagine that due to the limited range of motion you will have after the peircing (not to mention healing time!), it would definitely deter you from knitting, or be a definite hinderance.

I don't see anything wrong with it, other than it would really seem to be a pain to have due to what the others have said about limited motion and tearing. Seems like you'd be wasting money doing that, and time healing (from possible rippage) when you could be knitting :pout:

feministmama
11-16-2006, 12:44 AM
Who is the moderator of this forum? I think whoever it is needs to give Mr.T a good talking to about judgemental and hurtful language. :!!!:

boyforpele13
11-16-2006, 02:07 AM
when i had my first piercing over a dozen years ago, my piercer had just done his web. i saw him again for another one several weeks later and his had rejected from use in a short period of time. since he was a server on the side at that time, he suspected the carrying trays contributed and I'm sure he's correct, but I would guess the general rule about that piercing is don't plan on lots of movement for a VERY long time for fear of rejection, so I would go with yes it would be detrimental to knitting, among other activities. (i want to see pics if you do it though!) :)

it seems lots of us have had a word with Mr. Tea over this and as much as I would like to offer my 2 cents since I feel I have been directly addressed in this post, I will refrain. I will merely say in response to this post and across the board in general that each and every one of us is entitled to our own opinions and I value and respect the opinions of everyone. I know many people share Mr. Tea's feelings about it (including my entire family.) However, sometimes it is adviseable and necessary to use discretion when and where to air those opinions and/or use more neutral vocabulary in expressing them out of courtesy for those who might be offended.

I absolutely love this forum and everyone on it and I really hate to see ugly on it. While initially hurt by some of the things in this post, now I just hope we can all move on from this with greater respect for each other and their personal choices.

HamburgKnitter
11-16-2006, 03:35 AM
My personal opinion would be that I wouldn't want a piercing in a spot that I had to be really really careful of - such as my hands. I would imagine that the piercing would get in the way of pretty much everything, whether it's knitting, putting a shirt on, fixing your hair, whatever. Everything you do could possibly get caught on the piercing and cause you a small injury.

Can you take web piercings out for longer periods of time once they're healed? That would also be an important factor to me, so that I could continue doing things with my hands without having to be aware of the piercing ALL the time.

MrTea
11-16-2006, 07:24 AM
Who is the moderator of this forum? I think whoever it is needs to give Mr.T a good talking to about judgemental and hurtful language. :!!!:

Judgmental and hurtful!? Egads! What did I say that was judgmental and hurtful?

I think we're being a little hypersensitive here.

I apologize for anything I might have said to hurt anyone's feelings, but I was mearly expressing my opinions, they are as valid as any of yours. If you feel differently then debate me on the issue, I'll be happy to engage you in a friendly argument. I think accusing me of being hurtful is a little unfair.

Putting a hole through ones hand, to me anyway, is a sign that that person must be feeling poorly inside and wants to express to others how they feel. That's just my opinion. It's not hurtful simply because you disagree. I'm not saying that person is a bad person. I'm not saying that person should be shunned or removed from society. I'm merely saying, perhaps that person needs a good hug.

I never intended nor did I expect to hurt anyone's feelings with what I said yesterday. If I did, then I sincerely apologize.

MrTea
11-16-2006, 07:30 AM
BTW, I am not completely against piercings alltogether. If it has a utilitarian purpose, I'm all for it.

Case in point...
http://piercedglasses.com/

I have this annoying problem with my glasses sliding down my nose. I definitely see the value in having them hard mounted to my face. Seriously, i'm not being sarcastic.

Unfortunately, these guys seem to have abandoned the project. I've written a couple of emails, but have recieved no reply.

Stonington
11-16-2006, 09:34 AM
I'm looking into getting a hand web piercing. Do any of you have any? Would I have any problem knitting with this?
I know I might at first due to soreness and so on, but after that, would I have any problems?


Please help me out here. =]

Morning, my only concern would be infection and loss of use of that hand for a time. Your hands are in so many different things all day long and so vulnerable to bacteria. Have you asked a medical provider? They may be able to give you an unbiased opinion. After having 3 fingernails removed just because of acrylic nails I am really protective of my hands now lol.

Good luck hon.

anne
n sebago, me

SandraEllen
11-16-2006, 09:53 AM
Have you asked a medical provider? They may be able to give you an unbiased opinion.

Unfortunately, I think that most doctors are automatically biased against any sort of "untraditional" piercing.

dustinac
11-16-2006, 09:59 AM
I think I live in my own little world cause I had never heard of this before or seen it :teehee:

I think if you want to do it go for it.. but I would wonder if it would get caught with the yarn or make it difficult to knit.. I would think after time you could take it out... I have always wanted to get that little piece of my ear pierced but haven't had much success with piercings.. if I go past my 2nd hole they start to create problems for me... have even got very expenisve earrings put in but still after a year or two I will wake up with an infection and yep I would clean them regularly prolly more than they say cause after loosing the first I didn't want to loose the 2nd... I miss my top of the ear piercing :verysad:

Stonington
11-16-2006, 10:00 AM
Have you asked a medical provider? They may be able to give you an unbiased opinion.

Unfortunately, I think that most doctors are automatically biased against any sort of "untraditional" piercing.

I thought of that at first but my nurse practitioner is so wonderful about everything... I hope everyone has some so kind :heart: and understanding about the "untraditional". She was great when I got my tatoo--it got so infected :verysad: everything I try to do to my body that everyone else does quite effortlessly gets infected lol. It has become the family joke. They won't let me near a manicurist or tattoo place now.

anne
n sebago me

dustinac
11-16-2006, 10:04 AM
:rofl: :roflhard: my family won't let me near an ear piercing booth.. belive me I'd try it again but dh says ummm... do you want to become earless???

I wanna tattooo but I'm scared of needles and my dad... :oops: :rofl:

KellyK
11-16-2006, 11:25 AM
Judgmental and hurtful!? Egads! What did I say that was judgmental and hurtful?

I think we're being a little hypersensitive here.

I apologize for anything I might have said to hurt anyone's feelings, but I was mearly expressing my opinions, they are as valid as any of yours. If you feel differently then debate me on the issue, I'll be happy to engage you in a friendly argument. I think accusing me of being hurtful is a little unfair.

Mr. Tea... KnittingHelp has a history of taking warmth, friendliness and respect to the extreme. I think we are very UNlike other boards in that way. And, as you can see by several of the responses above, we are very proud of our community.

There are SEVERAL OT threads on the board. They have never been discouraged. However, when someone states their very strong opinion over and over, and those that read it cannot see your facial expressions or hear your tone of voice, I can understand how that might seem argumentative or judgemental. Even if that's not what you intended.

"Friendly arguments" can easily be misunderstood in this medium and turn nasty. Again, members that have been with us for a while have an understanding of the sense of community here and are unlikely to engage. I have noticed that our members will usually state their opinions once and then drop the subject. The poster of this thread asked for an opinion about how a piercing might affect her knitting. That's all... :shrug:

All of that said, I dont think that any of the above is what you intended. But, all of us, especially in OT threads about "controversial" subjects, need to be careful about the way we express our opinions. What did my Grandma used to say?? "If you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all..." :teehee:

BillSpace
11-16-2006, 01:13 PM
I must say, without meaning harm to any, that I understand both Mr. Tea's revulsion and the reaction to it in this forum. It might be an age thing (I'm 44), but I see people with multiple piercings and my first thought is "ouch," and my second is "why would you do that to your body?"

But I have enough young friends with piercings that I realize it is not a sign of self-mutilation or self-hatred; it is, simply, a fashion choice. (I made some bad fashion choices in my time -- but the leather pants weren't permanently applied!) It's not a fashion choice I would share, but I don't think it carries any more moral or spiritual or psychological weight than plaid shirts or handknitted socks.

Mr. Tea was expressing, I think, a reaction that many have on seeing the pierced: an inability to understand why someone would voluntarily undergo minor surgery to achieve a "look." He is no more to blame for that opinion, or for expressing it, than someone is for feeling that tattoos and piercings look cool. The trick is to express these opinions without making those who feel differently feel attacked or disrespected. It's something I have to watch myself, especially on topics I feel strongly about.

Hope that wasn't piling on too much on an already overworked topic. In response to the purely practical question: I think there's enough response in the forum to say that this particular piercing probably would interfere with your ability to knit--as well as several other activities that require your hands!

brendajos
11-16-2006, 01:18 PM
(I made some bad fashion choices in my time -- but the leather pants weren't permanently applied!)


:rofl: :roflhard: :rofl: I am afraid we are going to need pictures!

CarmenIbanez
11-16-2006, 01:26 PM
(I made some bad fashion choices in my time -- but the leather pants weren't permanently applied!)


:rofl: :roflhard: :rofl: I am afraid we are going to need pictures!


Now THAT is the first thing I've seen on this topic worth my response. We will DEFINITELY need pictures of that.

(And I don't say worth because the topic isn't worthy, but because my knowledge and experience in the area aren't worthy) :eyebrow:

DragonTush
11-16-2006, 01:30 PM
I've never seen the web piercings but I wouldn't want it for the reason stated by a few here. The worry that it would continually snag on my yarn or other things.

From Mr.Tea

If you feel differently then debate me on the issue, I'll be happy to engage you in a friendly argument. I

Not to pick on you Mr. Tea but if a debate is something you enjoy (and reading your posts I have to say you do) you might want to consider finding an appropriate forum for that. There are MANY debate groups out there. This way you can come here and leave the slightly inflamatory opinions in the proper venue.

I think some here view your posts as digs and a deliberate attempt at starting an argument. One can voice ones opinion without be so verbally antagonistic.

CateKnits
11-16-2006, 01:39 PM
Yeah, if I put on leather pants, they'd probably count as "permanantly applied." :shock:

Now, to the original poster (I'm not sure if I should call you Naked or Pancakes :teehee: )...I would think it would interfere with your knitting, even after it healed, but I really don't know because I don't have it done, nor do I have any friends who do. Have you looked into things like the average healing time? I like to check these things out before I get pierced or tattooed, especially with something that might interfere with my daily life while it's healing. Like before I got my foot tattooed, I'd read all kinds of crazy stuff about healing time and wearing shoes on the internet - everything from you have to wear shoes all the time as soon as you do it to you can't wear anything on your foot for three weeks. I went to my tattoo shop and asked them. You might get better information if you try that. At least when I ask about things at mine, I find they're pretty honest. If they don't think it'll work for you, they'll tell you because they don't want someone seeing a scar from a migrated, infected piercing and have you tell everyone where you got it.

SandraEllen
11-16-2006, 01:57 PM
Yeah, if I put on leather pants, they'd probably count as "permanantly applied." :shock:.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I went to my tattoo shop and asked them. You might get better information if you try that. At least when I ask about things at mine, I find they're pretty honest. If they don't think it'll work for you, they'll tell you because they don't want someone seeing a scar from a migrated, infected piercing and have you tell everyone where you got it.

Seriously, I think that this is the BEST idea I've heard yet today....

BillSpace
11-16-2006, 02:24 PM
Carmen Ibanez
brendajos wrote:
BillSpace wrote:

(I made some bad fashion choices in my time -- but the leather pants weren't permanently applied!)



I am afraid we are going to need pictures!



Now THAT is the first thing I've seen on this topic worth my response. We will DEFINITELY need pictures of that.


Pictures will NOT be forthcoming. Unless a blackmailer has some somewhere, all documentary evidence has been destroyed.

NakedPancakes
11-16-2006, 05:12 PM
Thank you everyone for replying. =] I didn't mean to start any sort of argument or anything. I think I've decided against the hand web piercing. It would interfere with my knitting. I go to school, which requires the use of my hands, I'm on the computer alot, and...We're starting basketball. xD
Besides, the few stories I have read about ripping and discomfort have made me slightly weary about it.

I'm still trying to find a piercing I could get done. Ears are a good place, but I'm looking for some sort of variety. I have 6 in my left ear, and 5 in my right and those are my only piercings so far.

I could get some sort of surface piercing, but I heard they're mostly temporary. Is there any longterm ones? That wouldn't bother my knitting, of course.

Anyways- All feedback was appreciated, and I hope you guys will help me even more.
Especially those who have piercings themselves- Point me in the right direction!

CateKnits
11-16-2006, 05:23 PM
The first non-ear piercing I got was my left nostril. I'd wanted it since I was about 12. I got it during orientation week at college when I was 17. Since then I've had my navel (twice...I had problems the first time - not serious ones - so they told me if I took it out and let it heal, they'd do it again and it's fine now), my right eyebrow, and a rook piercing in my right ear. They were right for me, but that doesn't mean I can tell you they're right for you. I used to want my lip pierced, but I doubt it would look great on my face, so I didn't do it. You've got to decide what YOU want. And if you've got questions about permanance or healing or any of that, call your piercer. They know!

MrTea
11-16-2006, 05:26 PM
I didn't mean to start any sort of argument or anything.

That was my fault, not yours honey. Please don't appologise.

NakedPancakes
11-16-2006, 05:54 PM
I think I'd look okay with my nose done...Maybe my eyebrow. Those are against my school rules though. I think I'd be able to get away with a hand web...
I could get away with a Vertical tragus too...
What do you think?

http://www.imperialbodyart.com/piercing/surface/verttragus_t.jpg

I'm about to just take out all my earrings and just wear one cross earring like dear old George.

Bytheway, You make call me Naked or Pancakes. You could also call me Savannah, but my friends call me Savvy.

DianaM
11-17-2006, 01:05 AM
In Mexico, when a girl is born the nurses pierce their ears on day one. It's sort of tradition. Jewelrers even sell "first pair" tiny earrings for baby girls.

So all of us girls have our first piercings before we know what piercings are.
Aside from the "born piercings", I had 4 more done. Two on each lobe, one on the top part of the ear and a belly piercing. And eventually I do want a couple tattoos.

The piercing on the top of the ear I sort of gave up because the earring kepts getting snagged and I just went ahead and left it off. Then again, working with residents who at times get really combative it was better to not wear that one.
The belly piercing went well for the first year. I took off the earring to clean it out and as soon as the earring was off the piercing started bleeding like crazy. Took me about an hour to stop it and now I just have a scar left.

So yeah, I'm up for piercings but be careful of what you choose, why you choose it and what kind of care you need for it.
My sister's a happy-go-lucky piercer. She's had ear piercings like mad and often just mixes and matches what she's wearing, plus belly piercing and is planning a tongue piercing.

But once the initial healing time of one of her double ear piercings was over, she chose a rather heavy stud to put on her cartilage. The stud pretty much ripped her cartilage to shreds when it popped out a month later. It scarred quickly, but still, it was very dangerous.

So choose carefully O_O

mulene
11-17-2006, 07:55 AM
My personal opinion on this, when I read it was OW! followed by "wasn't there some old wives tale about not cutting that part of your hand or you'd get tetanus"

I like piercings - when I was 16 I got my nose done - it lasted all of 4 or 5 hours before my father clapped me one round the head and told me to remove it NOW. I was bitterly disappointed. It actually looked quite good on my big honking nose!

I had 5 piercings in each ear instead - he wasn't happy with that either but it was less shocking to him than my nose. Over the years they got removed and for a long time I just had 2 in my right ear one in my left. The second hole in my right ear never closed properly and it has to be cleaned out regularly. It isn't infected, but if I didn't ensure that it was cleared regularly it would become infected.

I don't mind piercings on people - I always fancied a belly button one but I have a big phobia with my belly button. I don't know why I do but I can't put my finger in my belly button, it makes me feel sick and also I think if I push too hard I might pop it and whizz round the room like a balloon :roflhard: Yes I know its nutty as hell and I know its not normal - my ex found it hilarious and he would try to stick his finger in my belly button all the time just because he found my reaction hilarious too =P

My thoughts on hand web piercing is that I'd be worried very much about infection, and catching it on things. I've caught earrings on sweaters when putting them on and got small tears occasionally, they hurt like hell and get easily infected. I can't imagine how careful one would have to be with hand web piercing.

I know I use my hands for everything - I should treat them like jewels I know but I do treat them as tools - very useful tools at that.

I'd be really upset if I couldn't knit because of having something inserted in my web for fun, fashion or even for medical reasons. I think that's more why I'd say no. However if anyone wants to have it done, feel free =D Live and let live I say =D

Friskums
11-17-2006, 10:22 AM
I think I'd look okay with my nose done...Maybe my eyebrow. Those are against my school rules though. I think I'd be able to get away with a hand web...
I could get away with a Vertical tragus too...
What do you think?

http://www.imperialbodyart.com/piercing/surface/verttragus_t.jpg

I'm about to just take out all my earrings and just wear one cross earring like dear old George.

Bytheway, You make call me Naked or Pancakes. You could also call me Savannah, but my friends call me Savvy.

I like the look of the vertical tragus. :thumbsup:

Eloewien
11-17-2006, 11:02 AM
I liked the cartilage piercings, but I could never get them to heal properly because of my over the ear hearing aids I had to wear. Now, I can go without the hearing aids, but I'm too broke to go get the cartilage piercing redone. That's really the only one I love having-- I kept a blue/green titanium ring in that I just loved the color on. I just could not get the dang thing to heal all the way-- even after over a year it was SOOO sensitive and sore all the time, I gave up.

Two laparoscopic surgeries in 8 months got rid of the belly button. Now I've got 2 scars instead... that make a perfect '+' sign- I always joke that we know I can't be a vampire- I would die from having a cross on me :) I just never got that redone. My job doesn't allow facial piercings... and I'm too much of a wimp for anything else, so I just go without now.

I still wish I could get that cartilage piercing to heal properly... I would get it done again if I could. Any thoughts?

cheesiesmom
11-17-2006, 11:10 AM
Sorta late to this discussion, but I hafta put in my 2 cents.

quote]What did my Grandma used to say?? "If you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all..." Giggling[/quote]

Personally, I prefer the old adage, "If you can't say anything nice, come sit by me!"

While I am not a devotee of exotic piercings, I let my DS get his ear pierced in H.S. and took my DD for her ears and belly button. I wanted to make sure that they were done safely, professionally and under sanitary conditions. I also was the first to remind them that at some time in their lives they may want jobs in areas that do not approve of such ornamentation and they might want to think piercings/tattoos through carefully.

As far as the web piercing is concerned, I have to take off my wedding rings when I knit, so I think anything extra on my hands would get in the way and catch on my yarn. However, as Lorelei Lee once said, "I love finding new places to wear diamonds."

:teehee:

HamburgKnitter
11-17-2006, 11:20 AM
I had several cartilage piercings in my ears in my early twenties and they ended up being the cause for some horrendous headaches I had at the time. :wall: So out they went!

iza
11-17-2006, 01:28 PM
I got my navel pierced a year and a half ago and I LOVE it. When my mom saw it she thought it was so cute... she had hers done as well!!! :teehee: I must say a pierced navel on a 58 year old woman, with a little "mom belly" is just adorable! My dad loves it too! :eyebrow: :teehee:

Of course navel piercings are almost as common as ears now, but you have to be ready to be... patient. It takes a long time to heal and infections are very common. The piercing itself didn't really hurt though, waxing is a lot worst than that (at least in my point of view)! :teehee:

I'm really thinking of getting another ear piercing, now. I really love yours, NakedPancakes/Savvy! :D

Friskums
11-17-2006, 05:39 PM
I got my navel pierced when I was like 17 or something. My mom took me and we both got it done.

A year or so ago, I purchased a clamp and a 14g needle and pierced it again myself. I didn't remember it hurting so much when someone else was doing it. :rofl: :rofl:

NakedPancakes
11-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks you guys for the opinions. =] I think I've decided just on the vertical tragus (I've also heard it called the sideburn piercing xD).
I saw a video of someone getting it done. It made me super nervous...I'm getting it done on Tuesday. Any tips would be welcome...
This will be my first piercing with a needle instead of the gun.


Thank you for all your feedback!

I mainly decided against the hand web because...of knitting and writing problems it might cause, it is against school code, and uhm...My mom won't let me get it done for above reasons. xD

Incase anyone was wondering, I'm only 14. That's why school code is so important. I go to a college prep charter school, which is supposedly best for my future. I like it better than public school anyways and don't want to get kicked out because of a hole in my hand. =\

NakedPancakes
11-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks you guys for the opinions. =] I think I've decided just on the vertical tragus (I've also heard it called the sideburn piercing xD).
I saw a video of someone getting it done. It made me super nervous...I'm getting it done on Tuesday. Any tips would be welcome...
This will be my first piercing with a needle instead of the gun.


Thank you for all your feedback!

I mainly decided against the hand web because...of knitting and writing problems it might cause, it is against school code, and uhm...My mom won't let me get it done for above reasons. xD

Incase anyone was wondering, I'm only 14. That's why school code is so important. I go to a college prep charter school, which is supposedly best for my future. I like it better than public school anyways and don't want to get kicked out because of a hole in my hand. =\

Eloewien
11-17-2006, 10:25 PM
My needle piercing hurt less than the gun--- and I understand they heal better.

NakedPancakes
11-18-2006, 09:32 AM
Seriously?
I've never heard that before. Maybe it heals faster because they work more to keep everything sanitary, and they wear gloves and such.
I don't think they used gloves with the gun, but I'm not sure.

gimmesanity
11-18-2006, 09:50 AM
my needle piercings have always healed better and hurt less than the gun, too.

I think it may be that the gun is traumatic. It just kind of rips through everything. With a needle, the piercer has a little more control, you know?

With the tragus piercing, my husband has both of his pierced. While he was healing, he said the only bad things about it were sleeping and forgetting that it was there and sticking his fnger in his ear. lol.

NakedPancakes
11-18-2006, 10:02 AM
That makes more sense. =]

Thanks though. xD I'll try to remember that. I sleep on my back mostly, so it shoulc be okay.

CateKnits
11-18-2006, 05:56 PM
my needle piercings have always healed better and hurt less than the gun, too.

I think it may be that the gun is traumatic. It just kind of rips through everything. With a needle, the piercer has a little more control, you know?

With the tragus piercing, my husband has both of his pierced. While he was healing, he said the only bad things about it were sleeping and forgetting that it was there and sticking his fnger in his ear. lol.

I've heard that about the trauma and the gun thing. I had 18 holes in my ears by gun...they're all gone now, I think, except for the first ones (I got them done with I was three).
My rook piercing was always throbbing in the morning because I'd roll on that side while I was asleep. I couldn't wear headphones for a while, either. That was the most painful piercing I've had done.

Kirochka
11-19-2006, 01:24 PM
Most of the piercing sites I've visited are moderated by pros who are vehemently opposed to gun piercing - they say it has a much greater likelihood of damaging the skin. I think my third ear piercing was done with a gun, if I remember right, back in 1985 when I didn't know any better. It healed fine, but I wouldn't have a gun piercing again.

I had my right nostril pierced when I was 40. I love it!

Chrissie
11-19-2006, 01:27 PM
The vertical tragus looks cool...I don't think I've seen that one before on anyone. I used to have lots of earrings in my ears (5 in each lobe, two on top in the cartilage) and a navel piercing....but that was in college and now at age 29 I only wear earrings in the bottom holes....how things change. :teehee:

NakedPancakes
11-19-2006, 01:37 PM
=] I'll try and get a picture up after I do it.

P.S. Fetching as Christmas presents? o: What does one do to get on your Christmas list?
xD I've wanted to make myself a pair but I'm too busy knitting other presents than to focus on me.