Anonymous asked: I am going to pierce my nose with a sewing needle. I have all the correct equiptment - nose stud, lighter, antiseptic liquid, q tips and such, and washed hands. I will also check for nerves.I did my friends and it worked but she took it out because the stud was too small for her nose tissue. She said it hurt but there was no blood or anything. I am pretty experienced (in DIY piercings) ive done friends cartilage and lobes ad my own hand web. None have got infected! Advice or warnings please.
Is this a troll? I mean this has to be a troll right?…please be a troll because if you aren’t a troll then you’re just an idiot. I mean you just said you’re piercing your nose with a sewing needle and then proceed to tell me you have all the proper equipment for piercings. When have you ever seen a professional pierce a client with a damn sewing needle?! Furthermore, a ligter and ‘antiseptic fluid’ is not how you properly sterilize piercing equipment, you know this right?!
A professional studio has to adhere to many health codes requirements, including using only high quality, pre-packaged, one-time use, medically sterile needles, having all equipment laid out on a sterilized metal tray, a functioning, up-to-code autoclave in which all equipement that is not one-time use must be run through, no porous surfaces are allowed in the piercing room, all cleansers used during the procedure must be of a specific standard as well.
Beyond just piercing equipment, the studio must undergo regular spore testing to ensure there is no presence of blood borne pathogens such as HIV/Aids or hepitits which can be passed to the client during the piercing process and can lead to long term health concerns. Also the jewelry itself must meet certain standards to ensure no adverse effects to the clients such as infection or allergic reaction. In a professional, reputable piercing studio, you will find only high quality titanium, niobium, or stainless steel. That is because these metals are non-ferromagnetic and have the lowest nickle content possible in metals. Nickle being the most common metal allergy. You may also find sterling silver or a high karat of gold, though these are typically not recommended for the healing process.
Finally the piercers themselves have to go through rigoress training, not just in the piercing process itself, but in human anatomy. This is so the piercing is aware of risks you may not even know of. Such as nerves or veins running through that area that must be avoided, how to discern the difference between infections, rejections, migration, scar tissue, abcessing, keloiding, and properly healed piercings.
To say that you are capable of performing a piercing on yourself let alne someone else without any of this equipment, testing, or training is to belittle all the hardwork and dedication these people put into their careers. Not only that but it is also endangering yourself and anyone else you convince to allow you to mutilate them. I say mutilate because without the training„ equipment, or safe piercing area, that is exactly what you are doing.
Never for a moment, allow yourself to believe you re above the rules and regulations simple because you’ve avoided disaster so far. You could severely harm yourself, or someone else, even leading to their hospitalization or death. You are being a dangerou, petuant child by thinking you are above laws, and regulations that are se out to protect you.
The only advice I can giveyou is to go to a professional, reputable piercer from now on and stop taking stupid, unnecessary risks. Would you drill a hole in a friends tooth and fil their cavity because you watched a documentary on how it’s done, or perform surgery on someone after watching a youtube how-to video? No! because yyou are not an expert in the field, you have no training. So why would you think it’s a good idea to shove a foreign object through someone’s tissue that isn’t even close to medically sterile? There are so mny nerves you could damage or veins you could puncture or nfections you could cause. It’s like punching a wall assuming there’s nothing behind it and then being suprised when you break your hand on the stud. It’s inevitable. Just like your idiocy being passed on to your children.
So just stopd it. Stop thinking you’re more intelligent then a trained professional. Stop thinking your above these laws and regulations. Go in to see a professional, get the nose piercing you want, and stop being so damn childish to think you know better.The opinion of this blog will always be that self-piercing is a big no no! It takes a lot more then a lighter, a sewing needle, and a piece of cheap jewelry to be able to call oneself a professional piercer.