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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    I don't think i was shaking (i have a pretty steady hand) but i just couldn't get a hold of the flat back!

    I want to go back to the piercer but they don't like bioflex and won't put that in for me since they think they're rubbish.

    I'll prob give it another go at some point, but not sure when as i dunno if I'm still swollen, or actually how tight its supposed to sit.
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    It was doing my head is banging around on my teeth so this morning i decided to have another go at changing to the bioflex labret with the push fit top.

    I actually managed it today (after quite a while) and it feels AMAZING compared to the huge metal one

    Like i said before, i don't know how tight its suppose to be but it looks flush to the skin, i can push it up to show some bar but mot much.

    Hopefully it's gonna be fine and will heal with this one, i have no intentions of changing it again and my tongue does well with bioflex so fingers crossed!

    I think the long bad inhibits healing as it gets knocked around as its so far away from the face.
    Last edited by aldal83; 07-28-2012 at 03:34 PM. Reason: stupid spelling!
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    It won't let me edit but the word 'bad' on the above post is supposed to read 'bar' lol!

    It's looking pretty good today, very comfy with the bioflex so far, i'm happy with it.

    The swelling is definitely pretty much gone now and it's starting to look less red.

    I'm starting to really like the piercing
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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    Well done on managing to change it yourself I always panic with first jewellery changes too. Once you've changed it a few times you'll find it a doddle!


    Now
    : 11mm lobes. 6mm septum.
    helix. tongue. rook. 5mm conch punches L & R.
    central labret. industrial. double nostrils.
    philtrum. tattoos.

    Retired: snakebites. nostril x 2. 2nd & 3rd lobes.
    helix. outer conch. nipple.

    Next: tattoos.

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    i was thinking about getting my lip pierced at some point - did your lip swell really noticably?
    my mum has a real hatred of piercings so if my face swelled up because of one she'd probably go mad :')
    happy metal = happy Fi :3
    past: left helix; left lobe; navel.
    present: double lobes; left daith; left anti tragus; right tragus; right conch; right nostril; right horizontal nip; navel; inverse navel.
    future: snug; anti helix; industrial; conch; ragnar; medusa; labret.


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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    I'm happy i managed to change it and will be more confident next time

    Yes it did swell and it looks red for a couple of weeks too, definitely not one you can hide! The initial bad is very long and noticeable too!

    If your mum hates them, depending on your age/situation, i'd probably not bother.

    My mum doesn't like facial piercings either but I'm an adult and make my own decisions, she came with me when i had my monroe done

    The redness has almost gone and it feels comfortable, I'm so impressed with the bioflex! I think the swelling has gone down even more, i think i could go down another mm or 2 as theres still spare spare on the labret and it feels a teeny bit big but I'm going to leave it for now and let it settle.
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    I've had my monroe for almost 3 months now and thought i'd update...

    Things have been good overall, no swelling and generally no redness. I've had a nasty cold for the last week and all the blowing my nose caused some irritation and redness but it's going away now

    I have an 8mm bioflex labret in, which i cut shorter (i tried a 6mm but it was too short) so i'm guessing it's somewhere around 7mm. I have a clear push fit gem in it (the teeny tiny one) and i think it looks great. The photo is rubbish but the best my Blackberry can manage lol!!

    I'm totally used to the piercing now and rather like it. Wearing makeup is easy, i don't avoid it and just push it out with my tongue and use a baby wipe to remove the make up from it as the last stage of my make up routine, same with my nostril piercing, easy!!

    http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/u...0930-00301.jpg
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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    Senior Member aldal83's Avatar
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    Over 6 months now and all has been great!!

    The only wee problem i had was around a month ago when i had to lend my labret to my sister for work (long story). I find it very tricky to put the bars in so it almost closed as i was farting around with it, it was really sore getting the labret back through and it was bleeding.

    It's all good again now and calmed down.

    I'm very happy with the jewellery (7mm bioflex labret with a tiny clear push it gem) and know that as long as i don't try to change it, it'll be fine
    Alison.

    Current:
    * 10 Tattoos
    * 3 lobes each side
    * Left Tragus (31/12/12)
    * 2 MD's (04/06/12)
    * VCH (02/07/12)
    * Right Nostril (2012)

    Retired:
    * Tongue (2001) & (2014)
    * Cartilage (1997)
    * Navel (1998)
    * Nostril (2003)
    * R & L Nipples (2002)
    * VCH (2000)
    * Monroe (2014)

    Wanted:

    * Navel (if suitable)
    * More Tattoos
    * Left Daith / Rook

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