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Post  DouchebagDeli on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:28 pm

I'm really picky about who I allow to put holes in my body, so I was wondering how picky other people are. What specific things do you look for when you are trying to find someone to stab you?

I'm cautious about things from cleanliness, knowledge on jewelry quality (internally threaded vs. externally, material grades), knowledge on anatomy and I ALWAYS check to make sure they are up to date on their aftercare directions.

I also prefer to have someone who is into the more spiritual side of piercing, I guess more along the lines of Fakir as opposed to Gauntlet.... My piercer actually works for one of the Fakir instructors hahahaha.....

But yeah, what does everyone else look for? How educated have you found the people in your area to be about piercing techniques and the like?
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Post  TieDyedCorset on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:42 am

I just got my rook pierced yesterday ... i was just looking for a clean shop that was open and that i'd heard of before -

but my nipples i put a LOT more thought into - they were done at convention but i had looked up the piercers that were gonna be there and researched all over the internets...

i guess i worry more about my nipples than i do my ear Cool

when i lose enough weight that i feel like i have earned my VCH i'm going back to the guy who did my nipples ... He really had the most calming voice cuz i was near panicky over my nipples and he had an excellent bedside manner - talked me right down .. it wasn't terrible at all ..
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:06 pm

You see, to me, a piercing is a piercing. If I wouldn't go to someone for something like my cheeks, then I wouldn't want to go to them for something like my lobes.

Also, I pretty much never rely on word of mouth any more, because most people I run into don't seem to know their ass from their mouth when it comes to piercings.

I think I know more about piercings than a lot of people in my state who actually pierce.....
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Post  TieDyedCorset on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:08 pm

DouchebagDeli wrote:You see, to me, a piercing is a piercing. If I wouldn't go to someone for something like my cheeks, then I wouldn't want to go to them for something like my lobes.

Also, I pretty much never rely on word of mouth any more, because most people I run into don't seem to know their ass from their mouth when it comes to piercings.

I think I know more about piercings than a lot of people in my state who actually pierce.....



I bet you do too! You are who i usually think to ask something piercing related of .. lol
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:10 pm

hahahaha..... Well, thanks! I mean, in a lot of ways I know I don't know anything. That's why it kind of frightens me that I know more than a lot of people who are "professional piercers".......

Hence the reason my piercer lives like 5 or 6 hours from me.
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Post  ap66crush on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:57 pm

hey now delanne, not all piercers in alabama are hackalicious, just most....

hello all
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:02 pm

hahahaha..... Aaron, I would trust you to pierce me!

Plus, it's not like I actually drive all the way up to Nashville to see Seth, I just wait for him to come back down here! Wink

Speaking of, you want to go up to Nashville some time before they leave? Are they even leaving? I barely talk to either of them these days hahahaha..... Let's go up there and Boogie! My boyfriend and I are talking about making a camping trip or something up that direction some time in the near future.
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Post  jokersmile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:15 pm

They gotta just do it. no "are you ready?" crap. just sit me down, clean, mark, stab.

the guy that did my gf's ears was all "are you nervous?"

my piercer just stabbed away.
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:20 pm

So you don't really concern yourself with your piercers knowledge or experience? You don't ask what kind of apprenticeship they had, or what kind of events or programs they have gone through (such as the Fakir Intensives)?

I'm so ridiculously anal about things like that. I want to make sure I go to the BEST for my piercings, same as any tattoo work I get.
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Post  jokersmile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:29 pm

I'm really not too anal about that stuff. I do check like BBP cert. and I usually look at their portfolio and the cleanliness of the studio. When I started getting into piercings and tattoos my buddy told me to always ask to use their restroom. It's good if it's clean, if its shit and the studio is clean, then it probably only looks clean.
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:33 pm

A clean bathroom isn't really indicative of a good piercer, but whatever floats your boat! Wink

I am just not willing to allow someone to touch me if I know more about their job than they do, so I make sure I have a nice conversation about all the aspects of piercing before I even CONSIDER getting anything done from them.
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Post  chorboys on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:46 pm

we have a saying around here that pisses off the piercer something awful, but its hilarious to piss the piercer off.

"what do you call a tattoo artist with no talent?"

lol j/k you piercer fucks. keep kickin ass.
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:51 pm

hahaha..... well, unfortunately a lot of the time that's true. A lot of people who pierce AND tattoo just pierce for a few extra bucks here and there.

It's really frustrating to me, because many of those people don't educate themselves or keep up to date on things, you know?
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Post  troydunn on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:02 pm

DouchebagDeli wrote:hahaha..... well, unfortunately a lot of the time that's true. A lot of people who pierce AND tattoo just pierce for a few extra bucks here and there.

It's really frustrating to me, because many of those people don't educate themselves or keep up to date on things, you know?



and that is why i don't pierce.

(i did recommend your guy to my cousin, tho....)
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:04 pm

troydunn wrote:

(i did recommend your guy to my cousin, tho....)
Sweet!!!!
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Post  jokersmile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:35 pm

i do agree with you about the making sure you arent more knowledgable then them. I was checkign out this one guy who was reccommended to me and I told him that I was allergic to nickel and he said "that's nto true, there is no such thing". I promptly left.
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:36 pm

bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......

Wow. Nice.... Yeah, I would have walked out, too.
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Post  jokersmile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:43 pm

It kinda made me want to cry for him
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Post  tattourist on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:50 pm

i would look for a piercer with a lot of vagina piercings in their portfolio.

but that's because i like vaginas, pierced or otherwise.
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Post  DouchebagDeli on Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:57 pm

tattourist wrote:i would look for a piercer with a lot of vagina piercings in their portfolio.

but that's because i like vaginas, pierced or otherwise.

Great idea!
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Re: What do you look for...

Post  theFreshHoleMaker on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:33 pm

I only trust the people I have trained. Sad, but true.
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