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Old 07-16-2007, 09:49 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by misstialouise View Post
Umm.. they are when they end up getting infected and you have to have it removed urgently with a pair of pliers and wire cutters. I have a rotting great scar above my navel.

Navel rings are only good if your stomach is flat and you don't have to wear clothes on / over it for the first 6 weeks.

But go for the nose ring! I've been thinking of getting one myself.. :D
Ahhh right you are. But the snob in me does not consider navel rings, Of all the people I know that got one I'd say about 1 in 20 healed right with no complications. Its just a horrible spot for infection. And I've had more than my nose pierced.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:03 AM   #22
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Is there any significance to what side you do it on R or L? like putting a flower over one ear or another, one side you are taken, the other you are single? wouldn't want to send the wrong message.
sorry for the slight hijack Sil...this is a curious topic to me
No worries... I'm curious about the answer myself. I'm gonna do some googling and see what I find.

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I HAVE decided to have my nose pierced. I'll go on Wednesday so DH can go with me and watch... pix to come soon! I have not decided on the Monroe piercing yet. DH isn't thrilled with that one, he said a nose ring is still "cute & feminine", but thinks the Monroe will be too much... which I don't get cause it simulates a traditional beauty mark. I still want one, but I do take DH's opinion seriously so I'll have to think about it more. :-?
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:44 AM   #23
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*chuckle* I've got a scar from where my belly button piercing was... but who cares--- I've got two other surgery scars within 1" of it-- so I really couldn't care less...
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:06 AM   #24
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I say go for it, if you dont like it, you can always take it out

I have quite a few piercings myself. I have my nose (my fav, I it!!), my navel, my tongue, both ears 3 times and cartalidge(sp?). I've had my tongue double pierced twice, but I always took out the second one and just kept the one. I havent had any problems with them, I guess Im lucky. Ive also never had any problems with my nose ring as far as allergies, runny noses, etc. I barley know its there and it doesnt interfear with blowing my nose or anything. The only problem I have with it now is a duck that thinks its fun to pull it out and try to eat it:rollseyes:
I do take them all out for work, but Ive had them for so long that a day without them doesnt do anything. I also had a special nose ring made for me at a jewlers. I wanted a real diamond but didnt want it to look all big and gawdy, so I had a .05 caret diamond put in a flat, white gold bezel. It sits flat against my nose and alot of people dont even see it.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:11 AM   #25
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I love my cartilage piercing. I used to work at a jewelry store, and we peirced ears...thats why I have 7 ear peircings. LOL!

Monroe? Whats that? I dont think Ive ever heard of that. :thinking:
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*chuckle* I've got a scar from where my belly button piercing was... but who cares--- I've got two other surgery scars within 1" of it-- so I really couldn't care less...
I have a little scar from mine, and some nice stretch marks running up from it from when I was pregnant, even though I had taken it out before I got pregnant. I still keep saying I'm going to have it done again, I just never have. I would to get my eyebrow pierced, but it would be against the dress code at work.
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I love my cartilage piercing. I used to work at a jewelry store, and we peirced ears...thats why I have 7 ear peircings. LOL!

Monroe? Whats that? I dont think Ive ever heard of that. :thinking:
I have a helix (outer ear cartilage) piercing too, but I think it's a pretty tame piercing.

A Monroe is an upper labret piercing (above the lip, below the nose) that's off center to resemble Marilyn's famous beauty mark. Also called a Madonna for the same reason... maybe you could also call it a Cindy (Crawford)? I think they're very pretty piercings, especially when it's a small diamond stud. But DH isn't feelin it. :-?
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I LOVE Monroes also. I would love to get one done, but it would be pointless in my line of work (police) because it would have to come out everyday That and Boy HATES piercings. Maybe if I change jobs and get Boy drunk.....
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I've had a few piercings done, from very reputable shops, that were clean and were very careful about the procedures used and the use of sterile needles, gloves, etc. I would go for it, as long as you won't have a problem where you work. I would never do a facial piercing in my field because the legal world is so conservative, but my navel piercing is staying. The other ones are gone.

I never had any bad reactions and healed very quickly. I think it just depends on the person and the place.
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I had my belly button done at 19 and never had any problems, I'd love to have my lip pieced but hubby would freak out, so I won't go there.
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