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On 2009-07-20 17:18, thegreatnippulini wrote:
My scrotum is pierced 5 times


Now that I am done throwing up from the image, I have to ask, why on God's green earth would you do that?! I am not asking that as a retorhical question. I really want to know why someone would do that other than "to be different". Smile
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DPE, you should know that I have been a professional body piercer since 1993. Also, you're asking a man who put himself in the Guinness World Record by lifting heavy stuff with his nipples if he did something just "to be different". Think about it.

TGN
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One might also ask, "Why would anyone want to be a magician?", or a lawyer, or a teacher, or a garbage man, or a philanthropist.

Philanthropist is easy. It has enough syllables to be impressive.
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On 2009-07-20 17:38, thegreatnippulini wrote:
DPE, you should know that I have been a professional body piercer since 1993. Also, you're asking a man who put himself in the Guinness World Record by lifting heavy stuff with his nipples if he did something just "to be different". Think about it.

TGN


Point taken. Smile
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On 2009-07-20 17:44, Harley Newman wrote:
One might also ask, "Why would anyone want to be a magician?", or a lawyer, or a teacher, or a garbage man, or a philanthropist.

Philanthropist is easy. It has enough syllables to be impressive.


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Well, TGN, I have been selling body jewelry since around '93...when the fanciest thing to get was a CBR... Since that time, folks have stopped gauging their tongue to a 00 and have sanely returned to that 14g.

So many kids these days fill their faces with steel--its a hoot. I think one gal last week finally managed to pierce her mouth shut.

I 'member selling what I called the "Idiot bar" Some rockem' sockem; wanted a barbell with a spike for his tongue. At first I said no---it would be just silly, But greed took over, so I made him one. with the other spike I made another. A few days later the dude came by to say that the spike hurt the roof of his mouth. "Oh well", I replied.

I ended up selling that second "Idiot Bar to another that wanted a "spike" in their mouth...

Me..I am not pierced, but have sold enough metal to folks to build a fleet of Chryslers... Still going strong...
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You actually SOLD something to someone knowing the outcome will be bad? I pride myself in my work and would NEVER put anything in someones body that will have a negative outcome. In my career I have performed over 16,000 body piercings, my main concern is my clients' safety and health. You should switch to selling cigarettes... it makes sense, most tobacco execs never smoke, you're not pierced. Ever heard the phrase "never trust a skinny chef"?
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I tried talking him out of it...but, well, you know... That was back some dozen or more years ago at the Oregon State Fair...

These days, you really need to see the kids with labrets sticking out of their cheeks, multiple rings hanging off their lip, etc... I have never sold piercing needles, cause I didn't want the toddlers to come home with stuff dangling from their parts... So they all pierce themselves with sewing needles.. I always recommend that someone go to a professional piercer -, otherwise they run the risk of septicaemia, or shock or worse.

But I have seen stuff like piercers putting 10 gauge rings in 12 year old girl's bellies--cause they didn't want to order any 14g stuff... I have seen mutilations done by "professional piercers" I have had folks come by and tell me things that the piecer has told them that makes absolutely no sense, medical or otherwise.

And while we can't autoclave every piece we sell, (and neither does any retail establishment), we do provide alcohol wipes. Though our customers rarely use them, not knowing what they are for...

But you and I probably deal with a different clientele. Perhaps your customers have been looking at piercing from a different "purist" perspective than my "Hot Topix and Spencers" crowd. You have had 16K piercing customers in the past years, and I can see that many in one week needing something for one hole or another.

And No, I do not need any holes in my body--If I was 30 years younger, perhaps I would have, but I have no holes, or tattoos and plan to finish out the term that way. A surgeon doesn't need to have multiple brain operations and organ transplants to be a good surgeon.

I was a soldier many years ago, but never had to fire my weapon in anger, does that mean I never served my country as a soldier?

But I will admit, to hang things off ones nipples, it might help to have a couple of bars, as the alligator clips tend to slide off...

And these days I am fat and happy AND a Chef!

Cheers
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No prob, I wasn't flaming ya, just had to put it out there that it's a bad call. Our companies motto isn not "customer is always right". I have personally shut down Korean kiosk vendors at local malls because they were selling piercing needles. I bought one ($5.00), got the receipt, went straight to the head mall manager's office and explained to him the legal ramifications of selling medical devices out of his mall.

Seeing as how you ARE uninitiated in the lines of body modification, (please do not take offense to this), you really have no business telling anyone what the best thing for their piercing is. Being a soldier who never fired his weapon in the line of duty simply makes you an unexperienced vet. About 12 years ago I had apprenticed a piercer who had no piercings or tattoos. I had to stop him one day from explaining the difference of sensation felt like between the two. There are more folks in the body jewelry business than I'd like to admit that have no idea what they are doing... they are there simply to profit from a trend.

Kahuna, I piecre for a LIVING, if I did not get paid to pierce I wouldn't do it. We have 4 shops, 6 piercers on staff, we do about 300 pierces per week. We helped institute Phila. body piercing regulations in 2002. Our company is the ONLY bod mod place in the WORLD that offers full benefit packages to its' employees. Full medical, dental, paid vacations, holidays and sick days. We are THE most legitimate body piercing business I know of. Tattoo shops split the money with the artist and they get paid cash for the day. That's it.

So when I say things about being a professional piercer, please don't lump me into a group of amateurs.
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I won't lump you in with the fools... I am a retailer and when folks ask a certain question that I can not or will not answer, I refer them to their professional piercer...

We are not just a table top set up, in that we don't just have the spinner rack of Belly Bananas. We carry full line of stuff up to two inch for the ear.

For those that pierce for a living and have been doing it since before '98--good, you know what you are doing.. But there are hundreds if not thousands of folks wiping the chicken leg off their fingers and saying "Sure I'll pierce you tongue".

If folks want to get pierced, fine--they should pay what its costs to do it PROFESSIONALLY, preferably by someone that has been TRAINED. If you would see what I see on a daily basis, you would shudder...

We had some gal come by last week with severe pitting in her tongue. She said, I got pierced Sunday and the Piercer said I could change it out after three days... My wifey gasped, "Yeah, if the swelling is GONE..."
I recommended immediate removal... Jeez some of these kids are going to kill themselves..

I am a retailer, pure and simply. But I know more about the jewelry then just about any other retailer. You don't have to fire off a nuke to be a nuke systems dude...

But I will offer the vest advice I can to folks that will never go to a piercer, cause they don't do that these days... They do it in their bedroom with mom's sewing kit... Simple advice like: You don't want a 12g labret little girl, you want a 16g--- You know, highly technical things like that.


As for my "Idiot Bar" that I wrote about above... The guy was adamant--and there is no convincing some folks. If he didn't get if from me, he was going to get it from the piercing/tattoo booth next door. In fact they were buying things from us, because they had no stock... This from a supposedly big operation in Salem, Oregon.

I am glad you are trained in the anatomical/physiological aspects of where it is safe to pierce. More piercers should have that knowledge, just as retailers should know what goes where and what does what. As for us, we work with just a couple of manufacturers--One you should recognize immediately. They used to make their own in San Diego before moving headquarters to Reno...

And no, I don't feel flamed. Although I would say that never having to fire a weapon in anger during the army does not make me unexperienced--just lucky.

ciao

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Hey Nipps, when are you going to start making screw in pieces for microdermal implants?

I kind of need a few.
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That stuff is too small and precise for my tooling, but I could forge a pre-existing anchor top into whatever you need. I assume internal threading on your microdermals? Or do you need the whole she-bang?
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Well I have yet to unscrew the tops off yet. I just got them done a few weeks ago by another sideshow performer who is also a professional piercer as well. (And featured in Savage a few times too.)

I still think that I need to get down your way to have you put some steel in me as well.
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