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Nov 22
19:15
TW: mention of needles and piercings So I’ve booked to get my ears pierced but now I’m seeing that not to get them done with a piercing gun and instead they should be done with a needle??? The people I’ve booked with use piercing guns. What to do?
 
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Nov 22
19:16
Do not use a piercing gun! They’re extremely unsanitary and can shatter the cartilage in your ears. Please book somewhere else x
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Nov 22
19:20
@Lemongrass_ will it shatter the cartilage on my ear lobe? I’m supposed to go this Thursday, I will have a look for somewhere else
 
Nov 22
19:20
^ and book with a professional, reputable piercing shop that supply high quality jewelry and suggest the proper aftercare
 
Nov 22
19:21
@heyyyy65789 The piercing guns use a blunt force trauma to the ear, so yes, it’s quite probable.
 
Nov 22
19:23
@Lemongrass_ ahh okay thank you so much. I will have a look for someone else
 
Nov 22
19:34
to add on piercing guns are nearly impossible to clean properly as well so there’s a higher risk of infection. your piercer should be using a sterilized needle for your piercings, you should see them take it out of a sterile pacakge.
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Nov 22
20:01
@appoggiatura I don’t understand how they’re still legal to use…
 
Nov 22
20:01
^ the piercing guns I mean
 
Nov 22
20:05
Definitely never go to a place that uses piercing guns. Needles are sterile and the piercers are professionals.
 
Nov 22
20:24
@Lemongrass_ yeah i don’t know either. my lobes were done w piercing guns and they took years to fully heal
 
Nov 22
20:26
@appoggiatura Exactly! Mine too. And I still have scar tissue stuck inside my lobes (they’ve been pierced for 6+ years now)
 
Nov 22
21:24
My lobes got infected with a gun, definitely go see a proper piercer!
 
Nov 22
21:25
@Lemongrass_ mine have been pierced for 10+ years now i think? for the first few years changing out earrings was so difficult😩
 
Nov 22
23:08
Try looking at tattoo shops. Most won’t use guns and are actually trained in anatomy and have better knowledge on piercing techniques compared to places like Claire’s or piercing pagoda in the mall.
 
Nov 23
01:16
Piercing guns should only be used for lobes. Never use it for anything else, your cartilage will shatter!
 
Nov 23
01:53
@flyaway4me Piercing guns shouldn’t be used for lobes either
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Nov 23
01:58
When I was young I got my done by a gun and they aren’t even at all. Do not recommend
 
Nov 23
16:04
I also regret using a piercing gun, one of my earlobes is taking forever to heal properly. And has been sensitive for ages
 

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