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    just a quick question,

    after reading the thread 'and this is why we dont go to blue banana' about the nape piercing done with a bent 'straight' barbell.

    I am looking to get my nape pierced next week and I though I had it all figured out. But i'm not so sure now. Is is ok to have a nape piercing with PTFE?? or does it have to be the surface bar??
    8 out of the 9 voices are telling me to go back to bed!!
    Piercings I have - 2x lobes 1x scaffold in left ear 1x nape
    Piercings I want -Forward helix, Tragus, 2 maybe 3 pinna and Navel

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    I'd get microdermals instead.

    Surface bars run a high risk of rejection and are dangerous imo. I've seen many get ripped out of the skin before. Just get some dermal anchors instead. I think they look nicer anyway, but I guess it's up to you. That's what I'm doing for my nape.
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    I've heard its ok with PTFE but I would still go with Micro Dermals, much less rejection rate and a lot easier to heal. Plus I'm getting nape MD's next. :3
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    And people think microdermals are less prone to getting ripped out? Wrong! A surface bar is more stable.

    Keep in mind ptfe has to be changed every so often as your body starts to break it down. A well placed nape surface bar can last a while if properly taken care of.

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    I don't think we think that. But I would rather have to go get an MD put back in place than have an entire surface bar reject...
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    Pesonally i'm with Necrophilliac on that, i've had surface bars in my wrist and my nape, and I difinitely prefer the feeling to microdermals, it's very much personal choice.Especially on the nape suface bars and micorodermals have a fairly similar chance of lasting.You can get PTFE bars that have been bent onto a surface bar shape, I hadn't realised they have to be changed, but that's the only suitable PTFE jewellery.Otherwise just a regular surface bar would work. and probably what i'd recommen.If a surface piercing does reject and you notice fairly quickly the scarring really isn't that bad-I had to remove my wrist, and yeah it's noticeable but with oil massages it'll break it down.
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    hey thats for all your replies, Id love to get MD but I have in the past had to have a lot of scans where all metal would need to be removed. My only concern with my health would be that MD's are non removeable and PTFE is 'scan safe'

    I spoke with a friend of mine who has had PTFE nape piercing in for 5yrs and has not had the bar changed, so i'll be sure to pass on that info.

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    8 out of the 9 voices are telling me to go back to bed!!
    Piercings I have - 2x lobes 1x scaffold in left ear 1x nape
    Piercings I want -Forward helix, Tragus, 2 maybe 3 pinna and Navel

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    PTFE doesn't need to be changed. The above poster is probably thinking of Tygon, which needs to be replaced every few months as the body breaks it down. PTFE is resistant to this though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjagirl View Post
    PTFE doesn't need to be changed. The above poster is probably thinking of Tygon, which needs to be replaced every few months as the body breaks it down. PTFE is resistant to this though.
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    In my experience well placed skin divers or microdermals reject less often than a surface or curved PTFE bar but none of them are 'uncatchable' or less likely to get caught really
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    Whoops! Thanks for the correction ninja girl.

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