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    Default Rook piercing 7.3.14

    Today i got my rook pierced. I was really nervous about this piercing despite my various other cartilage piercings (tragus x 2, industrial, helix, lobes x 6) The initial process was fine. It was probably the least painful piercing I have had (apart from lobes). After the piercing was done, it was slightly uncomfortable but no throbbing or extensive pain.

    I got the piercing In Wagga, NSW, Australia at a place called Modern Primitive. The piercer had 18 years experience and I am very happy with his work. (He also pierced my nose prior to today) The piercer used a bio flex bar for the initial piercing so I'm hopping this helps prevent hypertrophic scaring also.

    I was very reluctant to get this piercing as I have had problems with hypertrophic scaring in the past ( both tragus piercings) and I was overall just worried it would be a waste of money, however I am feeling oddly optimistic due to the minimal pain and apparent swelling at this stage. Hopefully it will heal relatively well like my helix and industrial did.

    I was given a solution to clean it with and an antibacterial soap to wash it in the shower with. As I didn't want to annoy it I have just q tipped some of the solution softly around the site of entry and exit. I have used salt soaks in the past which is probably what I'll end up doing however I am reluctant to at this stage because it actually seemed to annoy my hypertrophic scars and piercing in general (yes I used the correct ratio of salt and water as stated on this site) Otherwise it may mostly be LITHA

    hopefully it heals well with little hiccups

    ps. It's still a but bloody I'm trying not to irritate it with rigorous cleaning and moving of the jewellery.



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    Congratulations on your new piercing and hi from a fellow Aussie. Let us know how the bioflex goes and there's no hiccups
    Current - 3 x L & R lobe, R nostril, L Industrial
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    looks good!

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    it looks great! My rook was done last year and I discovered that it doesn't like too much movement. I developed a top bump that was a touch nasty for a while until it healed. Leave it alone as much as you can. Good luck with it. Its a lovely piercing! I passed through Wagga at Xmas on the way to see my family in Tamworth!
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    Thank you . I have been resisting touching it almost completely! Just running water over it in the shower or putting some of the water in a cup and giving it a quick soak to loosen crustys. It is completely pain free at this stage except for when I touch the surrounding ear it feels a bit tender. There are still blood crustys which didn't come of in the shower. I am so reluctant to remove them because they are also behind the bar and I want to limit movement as much as possible! In the past Q tips have cause me a lot of hassle as I'd go digging and wiping around which I'm sure promoted scaring.

    Anyway last night I slept fine there was no pain unless accidentally touched (only got brushed by the doona) so I'm hopeful

    i also hope me leaving the crustys for now is okay.
    ps. The bio flex bar really is comfy
    Current: lobes x 6, L rook, L helix.
    retired: industrial, tragus x2, nose x 2.

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    Ah I love rooks, so is it a straight bar or curved?
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
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    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
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    It's a straight bio flex bar for the moment
    Current: lobes x 6, L rook, L helix.
    retired: industrial, tragus x2, nose x 2.

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    Unusual in a rook! Hope it heals up lovely for you, looks awesome!
    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
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    Thank you hazel!
    yeah that's what i thought too, however it is bio flex so I guess it can move a bit. After its healed ill probably put in a curved barbel ( if it will let me haha) I don't mind too much I still think it looks awesome XD I have wanted one for so long so I'm stocked, hopefully it being straight wont affect my healing.
    Current: lobes x 6, L rook, L helix.
    retired: industrial, tragus x2, nose x 2.

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    Photos of it today
    Current: lobes x 6, L rook, L helix.
    retired: industrial, tragus x2, nose x 2.

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