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Old 11-15-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hand Web piercing?
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. =]
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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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.

It's better to deal with your emotional issues, rather than bottle them up. We all have problems. It's OK.
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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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.

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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.

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Piercings are just a means of expression, like a tattoo.
Yes, it's a means of expressing to others how you feel about yourself.
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Originally Posted by MrTea
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. My job and ALL my hobbies involve using my hands a great deal.
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Originally Posted by jolenel
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.

Originally Posted by jolenel
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.


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And personally I'd be worried about a hand piercing getting in the way of knitting and other things. 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.
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