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    Default tragus piercing with a stud?!

    Hi All,

    I got my tragus pierced today in my local piercing shop.
    He asked me whether i wanted a ring or stud and i said a stud rather than a ring.
    Once he had pierced it, i looked in the mirror and noticed he has put in a stud (with a butterfly back) like you would get in your lobe. :-s

    Is this normal? i thought they would have used a small labret stud or small straight barbell?

    Im just alittle worried now that this isn't normal and that once it heals and i go to change it to a micro laberet bar, that the hole won't be big enough as a lobe stud is surely quiet thin?

    any comments?!

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    did he actually pierce it with a gun or needle?
    Saz
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    2 sets of lobes at 1.2 and 1 set of 2.4mm on both ears

    right ear: + 1 Helix at 1.2mm, Conch

    left ear: + 2x Helix and Daith

    nose


    Planned: Some more ear stuff and hopefully a microdermal or two once I know where I want to put them!


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    No, definitely not normal and I wouldn't be going back there. Those studs are often too short to allow for swelling and they're usually low quality. The design is also crap - butterfly backs are horrible for gathering lymph and bacteria. I'd find a better studio and get them to change it to a labret stud or barbell.

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    thanks. this is what my thought where. he pierced it with a needle which was fine but getting this stupid stud in was a bitch and killed like nothing i've felt before!

    It looks fine at the moment, no swelling or redness but im worried it will swell so thanks for the advice. ill go to another piercing shop and get them to change it.

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    D: how awful, yuss get it changed by a better piercer to a labret stud or something
    Saz
    Piercings:


    2 sets of lobes at 1.2 and 1 set of 2.4mm on both ears

    right ear: + 1 Helix at 1.2mm, Conch

    left ear: + 2x Helix and Daith

    nose


    Planned: Some more ear stuff and hopefully a microdermal or two once I know where I want to put them!


    Spikey is my BJS Wife

    Don't be dumb, avoid the gun!

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    Eeeek! You poor thing. If I were you, I'd go to another piercer and ask them to change it for you. I wouldn't go back there again.
    Left Ear: 3 x Lobe, Helix, Tragus, Forward helix (Remnant of a Scaffold)
    Right Ear: Rook, 3 x Lobe, Auricle, Conch
    Other: Tongue, Navel
    Retired: Thumb Web, L. Tragus, Botched VCH :(, Back hole of Scaffold.
    Future: Uncertain


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    I see you're from hampshire, where did you go to get it done if you don't mind me asking?
    25mm Lobe x2, 10mm Helix, 8mm Septum, 8mm Conch, 4mm Conch
    4mm Tragus, 3.2mm Tragus, 2.4mm Scaffold, 2.4mm Lip x5, 2.4mm Vertical Nipple, 2mm Cheeks
    1.6mm Nostrils, Helix, Daith, Bridge, Navel, Rook, Snug



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    *hugs*

    Sorry you had such a poo experience! Hopefully this will lead you to finding a much better piercer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlu View Post
    I see you're from hampshire, where did you go to get it done if you don't mind me asking?
    I'm local too and would be interested to know.

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    hugs x
    Got:
    7mm Conch Punch
    Left nostril
    Stretched lobes 25mm
    VCH
    Helix
    L&R Outer Conches
    Dermal Anchor
    Medusa
    Septum


    Retired:
    1x helix
    2 x second lobes
    Navel
    Tongue
    Frowny
    Smiley


    Want:
    conch punch

    Tattoo's x 6

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