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    Do you change yours yourself or get your piercer to do it?
    Our piercer charges 1 to change jewerlly if bought at a different store or nothing if you purchase from them
    I was thinking of changing my dermal heads. Not yet as have to order them but are these more fiddley to change myself or should I get a piercer to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blonde View Post
    Do you change yours yourself or get your piercer to do it?
    Our piercer charges 1 to change jewerlly if bought at a different store or nothing if you purchase from them
    I was thinking of changing my dermal heads. Not yet as have to order them but are these more fiddley to change myself or should I get a piercer to do it?
    If I had dermals I'd get a piercer to do it as you need specialist equipment to hold onto the stem to change them anyway, or you could risk unsettling the footplate and losing the dermal, for a quid it's worth it really. For standard piercings I'd change my own unless it's a downsize within the initial healing period where sterile jewellery/environment is needed or a piercing I simply could not change myself but I've not come across one I can't change myself yet.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
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    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x6, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler, botox
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    Depends on where the jewellery is The majority of them I will change myself, but for my VCH, Triangle and rooks I'd rather let a piercer do it. They're fiddly areas to do myself and I just get annoyed and end up aggravating the piercing. I don't have much patience lately haha
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    : 2 x helix, conch & rook
    Left ear: helix, conch & tragus
    Tongue web, nostril, septum
    Triangle, VCH & 2 x outers





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    I got all my dermals changed the first time, they're usually pretty stuck solid.
    But after that, as long as its not in a hard-to-reach spot, and they're not done up too tight I change them myself.
    Complete with a green straightjacket with circuit boards stuck all over!



    Current: 1" lobes, 4g conches, septum, 6g helix, daithy- helix, helix industrial, bridge, 8g both nostrils, one lonely nipple and both cheeks, vert labret an a sternum micro. Forearm branding, calf cutting and a split tongue.
    Retired: Nape, neck and chest micros, nipple, 4g tongue, eyebrow, snakebites. Several lobes, labrets and nostrils. Rook ):
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    Ive never had a piercer change jewelry for me, but if I had dermals I would almost definitely have a piercer help me. Especially for such a small amount of money. I wouldnt want to possibly knock them or anything and give them more of a reason to reject lol
    Now:
    left ear: lobes x2, tragus, helix, rook
    right ear: lobes x2, upper helix kinda thing
    left nostril, navel, septummmm!

    Later:
    right forward helix or tragus, conch, maybe another lobe
    another helix on left ear
    tongue

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    heart on my right foot <3

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    Same here, aside from downsizes during the early healing stages (or dermals if I had any) I do them myself.

    I have had to get piercers to un-jam jewellery once or twice though they have stronger fingers and cleaner pliers than me!
    what's a few seconds of pain for a lifetime of shiny?

    Both lobes 1/2", 5mm, 1.6mm
    Left rook & 5mm helix punch
    Right helix x2 & forward helix
    VCH, 5mm tongue

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    I just asked a piercer who's a friend of a friend. Comes reccomended but I haven't tried her yet. Asked her when could I change the tops of my dermals and she said 3 months? Is that right? Seems ages

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    Seems right to me at the very least, you don't want to upset them whilst it's healing tbh or you'll just make them reject and fall out.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x6, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler, botox
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
    Tattoos: 91 hours
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    Ah ok well that's fine I can wait

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    Also, make sure you aren't changing your dermal tops more than once a month even after they're healed!

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