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Eagle Repair: 1995 eagle vision, haynes manual, inexperienced person
haynes manual, inexperienced person, eagle vision: You do not need special tools ot change it, however it is a very tedious task, since you will have to remove the timing belt in order to get to it. The best I can do is to tell you to go and purchase a HAYNES manual which will give you a step by step procedure...

Eagle Repair: 1995 talon engine miss, talon esi, piston rings
talon esi, piston rings, compression tester: # 1 cylinder either has a broken compression ring on the piston and or a crack in the intake or exhaust valve or possibly a problem with the exhaust valve stem guides. What you may find useful is to: 1. remove all the spark plugs. 2. Pull off...

Eagle Repair: 1997 Eagle Talon - Emissions, chrysler jeep dealer, mitsubishi eclipses
chrysler jeep dealer, mitsubishi eclipses, new car dealer: OH, You have got yourself in a mess with this one. Most likely the previous owner had some emissions problems and either had the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT bulb that is supposed to illuminate on the dash removed and or disconnected which is quite a common prctice...

Eagle Repair: 1998 Mark VIII, mark viii, glove box
mark viii, glove box, teeth: WHY do you think that the actuator ARM is at fault ?. Most cases is that the small electric motor inside of the controller that moves the ARM back and forth has failed. ADJUSTING this ARM must be done EXACTLY CORRECT or you will strip the plastic teeth...

Eagle Repair: 1995 Eagle Talon overheating, head gasket, 1995 eagle talon
head gasket, 1995 eagle talon, coolant: Donnie, Have you had it pressure tested for leaks etc.? Is the water pump working? You could have it tested for a failed head gasket. Is it only overheating at a stand still or constantly?Is it leaking coolant or just overheating? Do you live in hot temperature...

Eagle Repair: 96 Talon - belts skip, alternator belt, egr flow
alternator belt, egr flow, harmonic balancer: You definitely need to replace the power steering pulley if it wobbles. Have your EGR yalve replaced with a new one and check your timing using a harmonic balancer.Chiltons manuals are great for learn/DIY mechanics. Get one on the Mitsubishi counterpart...

Eagle Repair: 420A Exhaust, exhaust manifold, exhaust system
exhaust manifold, exhaust system, flange: Without actually seeing this exhaust part, I really have no idea. You will always experience a reduction in engine power when the A/C compressor is engaged due to the extreme amount of force it takes to turn the internal pistons within the compressor. ...

Eagle Repair: 83 wagoneer 360 engine, blown head gasket, engine oil pressure
blown head gasket, engine oil pressure, coolant loss: If it was a coolant loss, it could be a porrly installed plug, or rust that made it pop out (I don t suppose you were able to save it?) This past winter may have been too cold for the amount of antifreeze in it, and it partially pushed out the plug (check...

Eagle Repair: 90 Eagle Talon Freeze Plugs, core radiator, slide hammer
core radiator, slide hammer, freeze plugs: There is no stupidity involved in your question. Freeze plugs are normally found on the crankcase block (the bottom part) of the engine. They should be between an inch to two inches and a half in diameter and should be pulled out with a slide hammer. ...

Eagle Repair: 90 eagle talon awd turbo, test light, ground source
test light, ground source, battery drain: You CANNOT use the TEST LIGHT method on computerized newer vehicles as the computer continously .50 amps (1/2 of an amp) at ALL times in order for the computer to retain it s memory. as well as the vehicles clock and preset radio stations. This above said...

Eagle Repair: 91 eclipse 2L turbo, no spark, transistor module, plymouth dealership
transistor module, plymouth dealership, fuel pump relay: Hi Steve Sorry about the delay, with regards to your problem I must say it sounds like the computer is about to give up. The reason I say so is as follows, the computer controls the fuel pump relay and the ignition on the vehicle. If the computer has a...

Eagle Repair: '91 Talon Problem, eagle talon tsi awd, stepper motor
eagle talon tsi awd, stepper motor, tempreture: Hi Derek Sorry about the delay in my reply. Not an un-common problem, the idle stepper motor and TPS are to blame for this. When the engine is cold the motor tends to rev slightly higher to obtain operating tempreture in a quicker time. The coolant sensor...

Eagle Repair: 91 talon trans won't pull, clutch slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder
clutch slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, tow truck driver: OK, first off if you press in the clutch, try to crank the car I need to know what it attempts to do. If it pulls/bucks/jerks then your clutch is not being fully disengaged. This is more than likely because of a leaking Clutch slave cylinder, Clutch master...

Eagle Repair: 92 Eagle Summit 2WD sedan CV Joint, cv joint, slide hammer
cv joint, slide hammer, snap ring: I will try to be as clear as possible. If you look closely at the end of the inner CV joint you might see the gear sticking out of the transmission and where the CV joint is covering that part. That is exactly where you should place a crow bar and use...

Eagle Repair: 93 Talon won't start, mechanical work, spark plugs
mechanical work, spark plugs, alternator: The FIRST thing you are going to have to determine is if your problem is FUEL related and or no ignition to the SPARK PLUGS. Once this is established, Then we can proceed with further diagnostics. What mechanical work or ANY kind of work has been performed...

Eagle Repair: 95 eagle talon esi ball joint, ball joints, ball joint
ball joints, ball joint, straight arm: It s called you take it to the dealer with your tow bill in hand and have them repair the body damage, replace the straight arm (provided it was the failing one) and replace the bowed arm (if it s bowed more) at no charge per the provisions of the recall....

Eagle Repair: Alternator Belt, haynes manual, eagle talon
haynes manual, eagle talon, 8l: The belt can be easily replaced by a novice mechanic, go to your parts store and purchase a Haynes manual which will give you the procedure on how you can replace it. As far as boosting is concerned, IF you decide to change the belt yourself, you MUST...

Eagle Repair: alternator light, pep boys, eagle talon
pep boys, eagle talon, electrical plug: Did you have the alternator TESTED before you installed it ?. It is very possible that the alternator is faulty. Did you recheck to see if the fuse is blown again and or ANOTHER fuse may be blown ?. Are you POSITIVE that you got the correct alternator...

Eagle Repair: auto repair, turbo model, auto repair
turbo model, auto repair, sensors: If this is a non-turbo 95-98 model talon then you could have one of a few sensors acting up making it shift harshly. If it s the turbo model then I am not real familiar with the transmission in there. What year model, is it turbo, and is there a check...

Eagle Repair: auto trans no reverse, auto base, shift transmission
auto base, shift transmission, shift cable: Sounds like a BS story to me. IF the cable WERE stretched you would have problems in getting it into PARK, Neutral and 1st gear assumin that this is an AUTOMATIC transmission. IF it is a STANDARD shift transmission and IF the shifting of the gears has...

Eagle Repair: I have an automatic 84 Eagle..., flywheel teeth, main bearing
flywheel teeth, main bearing, thanks in advance: Hi Alan Sounds like either the main bearing or the flywheel itself is to blame for this problem. If the main bearing is shot the flywheel could be moved off center and therefore not engage the starter in certain areas. The other is that when the transmission...

Eagle Repair: blowby, mass air sensor, vent pipes
mass air sensor, vent pipes, piston rings: Hi Michelle The mechanic is in fact correct, the cause of the oil in the air intake is from blowby. The cause of excessive blowby is worn piston rings, which allows some of the combusted gas to pass into the crankcase. The crankcase is then under pressure...

Eagle Repair: A/C, plymouth acclaim, 134a
plymouth acclaim, 134a, freon: I m not an AC guru (I just have the basics down, and I learn each time I talk to someone about it just how little I know) The leak that drained it in the first place may be why the pressure isn t coming up, or the low pressure sensor (on the line with...

Eagle Repair: A/C, plymouth acclaim, 134a
plymouth acclaim, 134a, freon: 1: No dissipation that I know of.(probably a leak) 2: I m not an AC tech,so I m not sure 3: Leak sealer works on small leaks (I used it on a Chev the ohter day) 4: Labor? No idea. The average parts price can be had from http://www.schucks.com (I work for...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Premier Radio, premium sound system, graphic eq
premium sound system, graphic eq, premier radio: Hi Beau Sorry about the late reply, I have been trying to find a wiring diagram for this radio configaration. I have unfortunately not been able to find one. I will however take my best shot at trying to answer your question. The harness in the vehicle...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon Engine Problem, mass flow sensor, mass air flow sensor
mass flow sensor, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor: Even though the MASS air flow sensor is NEW, Does not GUARANTEE that it is 100% operational. I have seen many of these sensors and others that were defective right out of the box. Have you considered that someone else was given this sensor and may have damaged...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon Engine, eagle talon, egine
eagle talon, egine, compression test: You stated: when we pulled out the plug, the car stayed the same and there was no difference in idleing or anything, but there was still a spark. This indicates that you have a problem in the valves on that cylinder. run a compression test on...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon transmission is shot?, eagle talon, reputable facility
eagle talon, reputable facility, shift gears: Your making a HUGE MISTAKE putting in a used transmission. You have NO CLUE as to what the internal condition IS of this USED transmission except what the seller tells you and this is dangerous as the seller only wants to sell it to you with NO WARRANTY. ...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon Water Pump, eagle talon tsi, 1995 eagle talon
eagle talon tsi, 1995 eagle talon, 1995 eagle talon tsi: Hi Brent Sorry about the delay in my reply, firstly the replacement of the water is pretty straight forward, when you get to it. It is quite a mission to get to the water pump as it sit under the timing belt cover on the pulley side of the engine. The best...

Eagle Repair: Eagle Vision Backfiring, eagle vision esi, spark plug wires
eagle vision esi, spark plug wires, coil pack: The exact same problem happened on my Eagle Vision 1994 3.3L with the exact same mileage, especially when the engine was cold. After changing the spark plug wires the backfiring stopped. Change those first and if the problem persists, you should have...

Eagle Repair: Engine Seize, low oil pressure, oil light
low oil pressure, oil light, oil level: Hi Lisa According to the handbook for the Eagle Talon, the oil should be changed only every 5000 miles so I don t think it was a problem with changing the oil. If the oil level was low and the oil light was coming on then this could be a problem. The low...

Eagle Repair: Exhaust System Help, eagle talon tsi, wheel drive car
eagle talon tsi, wheel drive car, cat back exhaust: You got yourself in a real mess. If the exhaust has been altered, Who knows what else has been altered. Your pretty well at a guessing game at this point. Even if you replaced the whole exhaust system back to the original factory specs it still may not pass...

Eagle Repair: egr valve, exhaust gas, intake manifold
exhaust gas, intake manifold, gasket: Are you getting a CHECK ENGINE light illumination on the dash ?. If so, What CODE9S) are you getting. Are you getting cool intake manifold air or HOT exhaust gas air ?. What size engine ?. WHY did you replace the intake gasket ?. autohel...

Eagle Repair: 1994 Eagle Talon, fuel management system, advance auto parts
Eagle Repair: 1994 Eagle Talon, fuel management system, advance auto parts, talon tsi

Eagle Repair: 1997 Eagle Talon - Emissions, eagle talon, pcm
Eagle Repair: 1997 Eagle Talon - Emissions, eagle talon, pcm, dealer dodge

Eagle Repair: 420A Exhaust, flex pipe, exhaust components
Eagle Repair: 420A Exhaust, flex pipe, exhaust components, straight pipe

Eagle Repair: 95 eagle talon esi ball joint, better buisness, brake calipers
Eagle Repair: 95 eagle talon esi ball joint, better buisness, brake calipers, ball joints

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon Engine, countershaft, timing chain
Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon Engine, countershaft, timing chain, vibration

Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon transmission is shot?, drive trains, day job
Eagle Repair: Eagle Talon transmission is shot?, drive trains, day job, mercedes ml430

Eagle Repair: Exhaust System Help, check ebay, catalytic converters
Eagle Repair: Exhaust System Help, check ebay, catalytic converters, megan racing

Eagle Repair: Missing? 1993 Eagle Talon, eagel talon, electrical system
Eagle Repair: Missing? 1993 Eagle Talon, eagel talon, electrical system, bump

Eagle Repair: PowerTrain Control Module, tst, talon
Eagle Repair: PowerTrain Control Module, tst, talon

Eagle Repair: Running Problems, 1995 eagle talon, gasket
Eagle Repair: Running Problems, 1995 eagle talon, gasket, air control valve

Eagle Repair: slow starting, performance shop, eagle talon
Eagle Repair: slow starting, performance shop, eagle talon, google

Eagle Repair: TRANSMITION, billy mays
Eagle Repair: TRANSMITION, billy mays

Eagle Repair: torque, torque wrench, torque
Eagle Repair: torque, torque wrench, torque

Eagle Repair: tranny problems, wheel drive car, rear tires
Eagle Repair: tranny problems, wheel drive car, rear tires, front wheel drive

Eagle Repair: valve stem guides, valve stem seals, machining equipment
Eagle Repair: valve stem guides, valve stem seals, machining equipment, builder tools

Eagle Repair: fan doesnt turn on, fuse box, eagle talon
fuse box, eagle talon, eagle dealer: Your going to need an electrical schematic and the test procedures that you can only get from a SERVICE MANUAL (book) that your local Eagle dealer has. take the vehicle into the shop. There are to many possible components that could be at fault and all...

Eagle Repair: Gas Milage, eagle summit, gas mileage
eagle summit, gas mileage, schucks: It sounds like your O2 sensor is bad (they suggest 60K replacement. Check prices on http://www.partsamerica.com I work for Schucks which is part of it), or your injectors are getting clogged (I put CD2 MPG fuel additive in and went from 14 to 20 mpg)....

Eagle Repair: HELP!!!!, one of these mornings, night cuz
one of these mornings, night cuz, dumb thing: I think it is just that your battery is low on power try throwing a battery charger on it over night cuz it sounds to me that it cranks over slow the starter is not geting full power . that is what it seems to be i thing umm i dont thing the starter is bad...

Eagle Repair: hesitating, mass airflow sensor, banjo fittings
mass airflow sensor, banjo fittings, rubber hoses: The fuel filter is located on the right hand side of the firewall. It is a cylinder like component with a line attatching to the top and a second attaching to the bottom. It will have 4 brass washers, two banjo bolts and probably two rubber hoses with banjo...

Eagle Repair: ignition switch problem, eagle vision esi, starter solenoid
eagle vision esi, starter solenoid, sterring wheel: WHY ?, Would you want to replace the steering column for this type of fault ?. the miost common problems are: a weak cell in the battery. Needs to be tested. an intermittent fault in the starter. Needs to be tested. A fault in the starter solenoid....

Eagle Repair: Missing? 1993 Eagle Talon, bump in the road, wiring harnesses
bump in the road, wiring harnesses, battery connections: Have him check all of the electrical connections that are attached to where the POSITIVE battery cable is attached either at a junction box mounted in the engine compartment or at the starter. There are numerous ignition relays on this vehicle and IF your...

Eagle Repair: PowerTrain Control Module, eagle talon esi, 1995 eagle talon esi
eagle talon esi, 1995 eagle talon esi, 1995 eagle talon: Your mechanic should know better than to tell you that you ONLY have a RELAY or PCM problem. There are hundreds of low voltage circuits within the PCM and naturally you destroyed one because the car would not start. Then when you used your test light, You...

Eagle Repair: passat problem 1996, pam kelly, better business bureau
pam kelly, better business bureau, saturn dealer: Without physically seeing this vehicle the possibilities are way to numerous to even make any type of suggestions, Especially if there was an engine fire that damaged numerous electrical wires. Some states have what is called an IMPLIED WARRANTY for just...

Eagle Repair: power loss, talon tsi awd, autohelp
talon tsi awd, autohelp, factory specs: WHY did you rebuild the engine ?. There are so many possibilities that it would take HOURS to list them all. Are you SURE you do NOT have an exhaust restriction ?. Valve timing could be OFF. Fuel pressure/volume could be LOW. autohel...

Eagle Repair: Removal of old wiper blades - 1995 Eagle Talon, thick needle, wiper blades
thick needle, wiper blades, eagle talon: I will explain how to remove them by assuming that your wiper blades are affixed onto a curve ended wiper arm. It is very important to first see how the blade is secured onto the arm, THEN read the appropriate explanation, otherwise you could damage the...

Eagle Repair: Repair of 1993 Eagle tsi automobile, automatic temperature control, temperature control module
automatic temperature control, temperature control module, pleasant iowa: FIRST thing you NEVER do is replace an electronic component WITHOUT first doing the diagnostics to determine WHAT the actual problem IS. It is highly possible that the previous owner of the ATC installed it into his vehicle BEFORE doing the diagnostics...

Eagle Repair: Running Problems, eagle talon esi, 1995 eagle talon
eagle talon esi, 1995 eagle talon, oxygen sensor: Hi Donnie Sounds like a very strange problem, I have unfortunately not encountered this problem before. I would suggest you check the fuel system completely and make sure there is enough pressure getting to the engine side. Then check all electrical connections...

Eagle Repair: replacing 1994 Talon 1.8L engine, electrical schematics, vacuum leaks
electrical schematics, vacuum leaks, constant velocity: NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT can you SIMPLY install a different size engine without experiencing numerous problems such as transmission adaptation (won t fit or operate correctly) as well as numerous other components. Your vehicle is wired and the computer is designed...

Eagle Repair: replacing struts on 1993 Eagle Summit, rear struts, eagle summit
rear struts, eagle summit, compression pressure: I am not familiar with your vehicle, But struts are fairly simple to install. If your struts go on the inside of the large coil spring you may have to remove the spring and this requires delicate careful proper removal using ALL safety devices. Should this...

Eagle Repair: *******MY S/X 4X4 EAGLE*******, aftermarket rims, wheel bearings
aftermarket rims, wheel bearings, jim blair: Actually, I reply to ALL pre 88 Eagles and other AMCs, and 91 and older Grand Wagoneers! Your left axle may be bad, or the wheel bearings/hub may be worn. Lift the front wheels one at a time, and twist and shake them to see what is loose. If the wheel wobbles,...

Eagle Repair: Starts sometimes, sometimes not, throttle position sensor, bad throttle position sensor
throttle position sensor, bad throttle position sensor, plymouth laser: Hi Roy Sorry about the delay in my reply, if the computer has not showed any errors after replacing all the above components you mentioned, I would suspect the computer it self. The fact that the car has no spark and that the fault seems to be interrmitant...

Eagle Repair: Subframeconnectors, chevy corsica, wiring harnesses
chevy corsica, wiring harnesses, size engines: I can t help you on the subframe connectors. However as far as the engine swap you have no idea of what is involved in swapping out these 2 different size engines. You will need ALL of the engine and under dash wiring harnesses for from the vehicle that...

Eagle Repair: slow starting, performance muffler, time bill
performance muffler, time bill, eagle talon: ANYTIME you ALTER components on a computerized vehicle, You change the original fuel/air ratio within the intake thus causing hard to start, stumble hesitation or surging problems with the vehicle. How to CORRECT it ?. Put the OEM parts back on. autohel...

Eagle Repair: speedometer, electrical problem, speed sensor
electrical problem, speed sensor, speedometer: Hi Bridget I am sure the jump on the battery did not cause the speedometer to stop functioning. I would check the speed sensor located on the transmission, you should have got an engine check light as well. Check and replace the sensor if neccessary. There...

Eagle Repair: Throttle Body, adjustment screw, eagle talon
adjustment screw, eagle talon, throttle body: Hi Michael Not true, the biss idle screw can be purchased seperately but only from selected shops. I only know of one they do have an online order page at www.machv.com go to the intake section and check out the biss idle screw set. This should be what...

Eagle Repair: TRANSMITION, clutch pack, transmission specialist
clutch pack, transmission specialist, eagle vision: WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING? I DON T EVEN KNOW YOU! The possibility is that your hydraulic delivery system might be clogged or defective (it is a small box found on the transmission that is programmed to deliver trans. oil to the gears when needed- 1st, 2nd,...

Eagle Repair: Transmission shifts only after restarting engine?, eagle vision tsi, pressure sensors
eagle vision tsi, pressure sensors, faulty component: Most common fault is, If applicable to your type of transmission is a failure of one of the solenoids and or pressure sensors inside the transmission. Since it still has the ability to shift, I don t see any major expense here. What you will need is to...

Eagle Repair: talon transmission installation, cv joints, torque converter
cv joints, torque converter, dowel pins: Sounds like you did NOT get the torque converter all the way into the trans pump. Hopefully you did not damage the pump or the converter as it is HIGHLY possible. NOTE: When installing a torque converter it is FULLY inserted into the pump when you CANNOT...

Eagle Repair: torque, lbs torque, torque wrench
lbs torque, torque wrench, autohelp: I could go ahead and provide a lengthy physics calculation for your question, But I will spare you the deatils. Your friend is CORRECT. EXAMPLE: If your torque setting is, Let s say 25 to 30 lbs. Torque it at 35. In other words just use the HIGH...

Eagle Repair: tranny problems, clutch fluid, clutch disc
clutch fluid, clutch disc, throwout bearing: Most likely the trans will have to come out as what has most likely failed is: 1. The pressure plate has come apart. 2. The clutch disc is damaged. 3. The throwout bearing (release bearing) has failed. You stated: when I turn the front wheels by...

Eagle Repair: transmission ( automatic fwd ), axles, failure
axles, failure: It is highly possible that one of the front axles is broken at the inner or outer joint. Or the FINAL DRIVE in the transmission broke. Or you have an internal trans failure. Without looking at it myself, I can t tell you which or what else it could be....

Eagle Repair: transmission, salvage yard, transmission model
salvage yard, transmission model, kick down: Contact me at: meperganfortis@msn.com and let me know what YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE SIZE and TRANSMISSION MODEL as well as the vehicles VIN # of your vehicle. I might just have one. If NOT, I can check with some of my sources. A salvage yard...

Eagle Repair: valve stem guides, mechanical aptitude, valve seal
mechanical aptitude, valve seal, valve stem: Really it could take a little work to complet it but i think you could do it but take your take and remember how u took it apart to reinsure you did it right and i think some one like you could do it it really could be a big job but i think you can do it...

Eagle Repair: My wife's Talon, dispersement, 1995 eagle talon
dispersement, 1995 eagle talon, thak: If in FACT it is a fuel injected vehicle and not a computerized carburetor it is unlikely that it was flooded as the vehicles computer would shut the fuel dispersement down. You most likely have a computerized carb vehicle of which can get flooded. ...

Eagles, The: 2002 North American Tour Guitar Picks, gypsy girl, ebay
gypsy girl, ebay, official web: Collect 2 Teach, I ve never seen a 2002 pick, but that doesn t mean they don t exist. Depending on where you see the picks, they may not be legit. You could try ebay, but again, no guarantee they are real. Somtimes they don t put dates on the picks, just...

Eagles, The: Somebody, scott crago, don henley
scott crago, don henley, percussion instruments: Leanna, That man would be Scott Crago, the band s backup drummer. He plays every song that Don Henley does NOT play drums, and plays other percussion instruments (i.e bongos, cymbals, etc.) when Henley DOES play drums (Which is on all of the songs between...

Eagles, The: Touring and Family Life, first hope, kids school
first hope, kids school, focus on the family: It s not terribly easy for any touring musician to perfectly balance life between family and music, especially when they re on tour. I think that while they re touring, they focus solely on the touring, and not their family life. Off tour, I would assume...

Eagles, The: Touring and Family Life, gypsy girl, kids school
gypsy girl, kids school, eagles: Gregory, The band tends to tour during the summer, but that is not always a given. Sometimes the kids go on the road, but mostly, they tour for a few weeks on end to be able to go home with their family. I think all of the guys participate as much as possible...

Eagles, The: Eagles Cover-Art "The Very Best Of" 2003, animal skull, nice photo
animal skull, nice photo, photo editing: Roy, I m not 100% sure that s a skull on the cover. To me, it looks somewhat like a house fly that had some nice photo editing done to it. If it IS a skull, then I d have to say that it s a bull s skull made to look like something else. I do, however,...

Eagles, The: Eagles Cover-Art "The Very Best Of" 2003, early spring, skull
Eagles, The: Eagles Cover-Art "The Very Best Of" 2003, early spring, skull, deer

Eagles, The: timothy b schmidt, fame and fortune, timothy b schmidt
fame and fortune, timothy b schmidt, musican: Rochelle, Timothy is married to a woman named Jean. They have two children, a daughter and a son. He also has another daughter (the musican) from his first marriage. As for the Last Resort, the song is about people moving out to Hollywood to seek fame...

Eagles, The: Scott F Crago, bob segar, scott crago
bob segar, scott crago, drum companies: Sherry, Unfortunately I can t tell you ALL that there is to know, but I can tell you this: He began playing with the Eagles on there Hell Freezes Over Tour in 1994, and played with Don Henley in the late 1980s. Since then, he s also played with numerous...

Eagles, The: Eagles documentary
Hi-- I m not sure if I m looking at the same person you are. If you d like to send me an exact time-stamp of where this person appears in the documentary I can look again. My gut feeling is that this is a girlfriend of Glenn s. I believe she was a Playboy...

Eagles, The: address, azoff music management, e mail address
azoff music management, e mail address, glendon: Alejandro: The address for Avoff Music Management (The Eagles management company) is: AZOFF MUSIC MANAGEMENT 1100 Glendon Ave., Ste. 2000 Los Angeles, CA 90024 As for an e-mail address, I can not find one. Hope that address helps you though. ...

Eagles, The: BOOTS, gypsy girl, live bootleg
gypsy girl, live bootleg, tape traders: JP, Tape traders will sometimes do what is called a B&P for people who have nothing to trade. Because the person has nothing to trade in return for the shows, traders will let the person just send blanks and postage to cover the shows he or she wants, hence...

Eagles, The: Contact, e mail address, electra records
e mail address, electra records, gypsy girl: Paul, I looked around for you. The only e-mail address I found was for Eagles promotion at Electra Records. I did however, find a normal address: Azoff Entertainment 3500 Olive, Avenue, Suite 200 Burbank, CA 91505 US You can reach specific memebers...

Eagles, The: chord, guitar player magazines, gypsy girl
guitar player magazines, gypsy girl, ebay: Kaleb, Because the intro was done with a 12 string guitar, an acoustic and another electric, I have a feeling a lot of the tab sites are wrong. However, while I am a guitar player, I am not 100% sure about the song. My suggestion is to look on Ebay for...

Eagles, The: contact information, e mail addresses, gypsy girl
e mail addresses, gypsy girl, joewalsh: Cindy, None of the Eagles have public e-mail addresses, though both Joe s Official Site (www.joewalsh.com) and Tim s Official Site(www.timothybschmit.com) have links where you can send comments. If you d like to write to a band member, use this address:...

Eagles, The: Desperodo, desperodo, song of hope
desperodo, song of hope, man in question: I agree; Desperado s lyrics speak to me on different levels too; I think that was what the band intended for many of their songs. On one hand, I believe it is a song of hope, in that they are saying that it is still not too late for the man in question to...

Eagles, The: Direction of Influence, california cowboys, gypsy girl
california cowboys, gypsy girl, college music: Trenton, I believe country music today (and for about the last 10 years) was very heavily influnced by the band. The made the music more mainstream for people to listen to. I also feel that unlike many bands of that era, they made the music about the music...

Eagles, The: Don Felder, fist person, gypsy girl
fist person, gypsy girl, bearer of bad news: Ross, Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it was all over a dollar....or, a few dollars. Felder wanted more of a share, and both Don and Glenn felt he didn t deserve it. So, they fired him. Felder filed a lawsuit, and Henley/Frey countersued....

Eagles, The: Don Felder being fired, little gypsy girl, don felder
little gypsy girl, don felder, computer problems: Rick, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I ve had some computer problems, and I was unable to get online. The details of Don Felder s ejection are fuzzy at best. I can tell you that in the end, it came down to egos, money, and what was best for the...

Eagles, The: Don Felder, gypsy girl, charity golf
gypsy girl, charity golf, bernie leadon: Jeff, The band broke up in 1980 for many reasons. Glenn and Don were having a difficult time trying to write together. Their last album, The Long Run took them over 2 years to make, and was very difficult. Glenn, who was the first to quit, left because...

Eagles, The: Don Henley - Eagles, don henley, gypsy girl
don henley, gypsy girl, honorary degree: Sue, Don is about 1 semester short of gradutating with a degree in English. However, he has an honorary degree from U-Mass in Boston. I m not sure what you mean by background. Check out http://henleyonline.envy.nu for all your basic facts on Don. As...

Eagles, The: EAGLES, hotel calif, gypsy girl
hotel calif, gypsy girl, reneau: Judy, If you play the song backwards, all you hear is a backwards mess. There is no message in the song, devil or otherwise. According to interviews with the band memembers, the song is about life in the 1970 s, especially in Los Angeles. There are some...

Eagles, The: The Eagles in the 1970's, cocaine problem, gypsy girl
cocaine problem, gypsy girl, don felder: Gerhard, The short version to your question is as follows: the band had a cocaine problem, and would partake in other activities such as pot and alcohol. It was during the 80 s that most of the band cleaned up. Joe Walsh didn t kick his addictions until...

Eagles, The: Eagles, gypsy girl, jackie jackie
gypsy girl, jackie jackie, sound clips: Jackie, Since that would be very long and involved....and I would like to point you to www.eaglesfans.com . It is the ultimate Eagles site. L&M have done a fantastic job and compiled a little bit of everything. There is a bio on the band, and members, also...

Eagles, The: Eagles 2004 Tour?, gypsy girl, perth australia
gypsy girl, perth australia, brisbane australia: RJ, The Eagles have already finished a small US tour, the rest of the year looks like this: 10/20/04 Hong Kong 11/11/04 Perth, Australia 11/14/04 Melbourne, Australia 11/19/04 Sydney, Australia 11/23/04 Brisbane, Australia That all the dates...

Eagles, The: The Eagles, tequila sunrise, gypsy girl
tequila sunrise, gypsy girl, glenn frey: Linda, If you ask Glenn Frey, he ll tell you their breakout song was Desperado though the song wasn t a huge hit when it was released. Take it Easy was only a hit on AM stations, so it wasn t a huge breakout. Witchy Woman Tequila Sunrise and Peaceful...

Eagles, The: The Eagles, gypsy girl, beverly hills hotel
gypsy girl, beverly hills hotel, california album: Aussie Man, The building on the cover of the Hotel California album is the Beverly Hills Hotel. As for the Hotel California Tour. The band tour pretty regularly. The tour actually kicked off I believe in October, before the album was even released. The...

Eagles, The: Eagles bio books, gypsy girl, m 46
gypsy girl, m 46, headliners: Barbara, There really isn t a good book on the band. The only accurate one, Headliners, is long out of print. You can find part of it at www.eaglesfans.com. As for the other books, Too the Limit is better than the other one, whose name slips my mind at...

Eagles, The: Eagles concert dates, mississippi coast coliseum, bancorp south center
mississippi coast coliseum, bancorp south center, don haskins center: Nancy, The dates are as follows: 5/31 Reno, NV Lawler Events Center 6/1 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock 6/3 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center 6/4 Albuquerque, NM The Pit 6/6 Salt Lake City Delta Center 6/7 Boise, ID Idaho Center 6/9 Calgary,...

Eagles, The: The Eagles - country-rock music group, rock music group, eagles country
rock music group, eagles country, country rock music: Silvergirl, They guys played as the Teen King and the Emergencies in Aspen in a small club called the Gallery. The first show in California was at a art gallery opening in Ashgrove in Hollywood. Hope that answers all your questions. ~Gypsy Gir...

Eagles, The: Eagles/Don Henley tour?, don henley, gypsy girl
don henley, gypsy girl, moscow russia: Maria, The Eagles will not be touring the US until next year. This European/Asian tour will last from May to July/August. Then the Eagles are recording an album. They most likely won t tour until the album is recorded, maybe during the summer next year....

Eagles, The: Eagles history, gypsy girl, eaglesfans
gypsy girl, eaglesfans, formation information: William, All the information you need, including a TON of post formation information can be found at www.eaglesfans.com. L&M have composed a massive site with a ton of information. They have many many articles on the band, and I believe, even I timeline...

Eagles, The: Eagles Tour of Australia, eagles tour, future thanks
eagles tour, future thanks, gypsy: Steve, The Eagles are planning a tour in the US after their album is released (In Fall of this year). There is talk of a short tour this summer in the US, but nothing is confirmed yet. After the major tour to promote the album ends in the US, the band will...

Eagles, The: Eagles...., q92 sudbury, web gypsy
q92 sudbury, web gypsy, gypsy girl: Brett, I have to check out the site....thanks. The Eagles have an official website, but it s not very good. www.eaglesband.com takes you to the Yahoo page which is their only official page. L&M s site is really the best there is. www.eaglesmusic.com...

Eagles, The: the eagles - my man, flying burrito brothers, gypsy girl
flying burrito brothers, gypsy girl, gram parsons: Tom, The song is about Gram Parsons, member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. Bernie Leadon was in the band with him. Parsons died in 1973 from a drug overdose, and Bernie was greatly affected by it. This song is Bernie s tribute to Gram. Gypsy gir...

Eagles, The: address, david archuleta, 411
Eagles, The: address, david archuleta, 411

Eagles, The: chord, cancer victims, hotel california
Eagles, The: chord, cancer victims, hotel california, stab

Eagles, The: Don Felder, team player, don felder
Eagles, The: Don Felder, team player, don felder, dixie chicks

Eagles, The: Don Felder being fired, members of the eagles, rock roll hall of fame
Eagles, The: Don Felder being fired, members of the eagles, rock roll hall of fame, don felder

Eagles, The: Don Felder, henley, arse
Eagles, The: Don Felder, henley, arse, gig

Eagles, The: EAGLES, devil worship, hidden messages
Eagles, The: EAGLES, devil worship, hidden messages, henley

Eagles, The: felder, eagles, eagles, integrity
Eagles, The: felder, eagles, eagles, integrity

Eagles, The: Glenn Frey, long beach california, homecoming queen
Eagles, The: Glenn Frey, long beach california, homecoming queen, lead song

Eagles, The: Glenn Frey
Eagles, The: Glenn Frey

Eagles, The: Hell freezes over concert, brisbane entertainment centre, rod laver arena
Eagles, The: Hell freezes over concert, brisbane entertainment centre, rod laver arena, sydney superdome

Eagles, The: Hotel California, eagles song, last resort
Eagles, The: Hotel California, eagles song, last resort, lyrics

Eagles, The: hotel california, proper nomenclature, don henley
Eagles, The: hotel california, proper nomenclature, don henley, luxurious life

Eagles, The: Meaning of the song "Hotel California, devil, lyrics
Eagles, The: Meaning of the song "Hotel California, devil, lyrics, dark desert highway

Eagles, The: Mystery track, test pressings, acetates
Eagles, The: Mystery track, test pressings, acetates, lps

Eagles, The: new album, adminstrative offices, wal mart
Eagles, The: new album, adminstrative offices, wal mart, music department

Eagles, The: peaceful easy feeling, peaceful easy feeling, larsen
Eagles, The: peaceful easy feeling, peaceful easy feeling, larsen

Eagles, The: why did........?, hotel california, eagles
Eagles, The: why did........?, hotel california, eagles

Eagles, The: felder, eagles, gypsy girl, don felder
gypsy girl, don felder, music maker: Kevin, Glenn and Felder have a long history of not getting along. So I doubt he just fought with Henley. But I heard the royaltlies rumor too. HC, Peyote induced? Nah, the guys were into much harder stuff by then. They didn t like Peyote. Gypsy gir...

Eagles, The: Glen Frey, glen frey, gypsy girl
glen frey, gypsy girl, aspen: Halla, Glenn doesn t live in Colorado full time. He has a house in Aspen, and spends a few weeks a year there. He has 2 house in California were he spends most of his time. Yes he is married, to a former dancer named Cindy. They have 3 children together,...

Eagles, The: Glenn Frey, hey gypsy, gypsy girl
hey gypsy, gypsy girl, glenn frey: Michael, I m not sure of Glenn s favorite spots to play golf. I know he plays a lot in Palm Springs (I believe is house on on a golf course, or next to one) he also goes to Hawaii to play quite often as well. I ve heard of sittings at Pebble Beach, but...

Eagles, The: Glenn Frey, gypsy girl, glenn frey
gypsy girl, glenn frey, wife cindy: Michael, Cindy wasn t a back up singer, she was a dancer. She was in one of Glenn s videos, Living Right I believe, and that s how they met. I don t know much about her other than that. She is invovled in various charities with Glenn. Her topic of choice...

Eagles, The: Glenn Frey, cindy cindy, bob hope classic
cindy cindy, bob hope classic, gypsy girl: Cindy, It was a work related vacation, but better than nothing. Thanks for asking. Glenn has a half brother. His name is Alan. He s 49 I believe. He often caddies for Glenn during his golf games at Pebble Beach, and the Bob Hope Classic. Alan can be blamed...

Eagles, The: Hell freezes over concert, hell freezes over album, sydney cricket ground
hell freezes over album, sydney cricket ground, gypsy girl: Sue, The Eagles did a whole tour for their Hell Freezes Over album, but there was only one date in Sydney. On December 9, 1995 the Eagles played the Sydney Cricket Ground. The band also did 2 dates in Brisbane, 1 date in Adelaide and 3 dates in Melbourne....

Eagles, The: Hi Gypsy Girl, Thank you..., gypsy girl, eagles
gypsy girl, eagles, error message: Jackie, I can not give you all the information you requested, that s too long and involved. Instead, I direct you to www.eaglesfans.com for all your Eagles questions. There are bios there, articles, video and audio clips. It should answer your questions....

Eagles, The: Hotel California, eagles hotel california, josiah
eagles hotel california, josiah, b7: Josiah: It appears that your Dad is playing it one whole step lower than the band does. It starts out Bm; F#7; etc. Take that down one step, you have Am; E7; etc. That is how it appears to me, at least. If it is something like this: (Verses) Am;...

Eagles, The: Hotel California: Need Help Fast, glenn frey, don henley
glenn frey, don henley, several different ways: First of all I have to apologize for this taking so long... I just went into the hospital monday so I had lots of other priorities this week...Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote the chorus and Don wrote most of the verses. As for the interpretation, there are...

Eagles, The: Hotel California, junk sculpture, new kid in town
junk sculpture, new kid in town, southern californian: I do get this question alot! The simple answer is that there is no true meaning to this song. The Eagles were impressed by the way that Steely Dan could make what they described as junk sculpture songs where they took weird disjointed lyrics, combined them...

Eagles, The: hotel california, bell captain, hotel california
bell captain, hotel california, alcoholic drink: As I ve explained to many other queries about Hotel California, there are a lot of strange lyrics that were not intended to mean anything. In this line, there is an apparent narration with the captain who is the bell-captain, servant or waiter. So...

Eagles, The: influences and influencers, flying burrito brothers, gypsy girl
flying burrito brothers, gypsy girl, trisha yearwood: Debbie, The Eagles were influenced by a lot of people, such as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Elvis, Hank Williams....the list goes on and on. A lot of contemporary country artists claim to be influenced by the Eagles,...

Eagles, The: influences?, henry david thoreau, reading walden
henry david thoreau, reading walden, gypsy girl: Erika, Through Don Henley. Henley grew up reading Walden and other works by Thoreau. However, Henley admits that it all didn t connect with him until the mid 80 s. There is definitely an influence in the Eagles writing, but it is much greater now. ...

Eagles, The: Lawsuit settled??, gypsy girl, colonel
gypsy girl, colonel, eagles: Colonel, The lawsuit is in the process of being settled. The date for the settlement keeps getting pushed back. As of now, it s on the schedule for the end of the month. As of right now, I have no details because they haven t been worked out yet. Gypsy...

Eagles, The: Lyin' Eyes, gypsy girl, glenn frey
gypsy girl, glenn frey, high school girl: John, I ve never heard a high school girlfriend associated with the song. Legend goes that the band was out having dinner or at a bar, when a older gentleman and a much younger woman walked in together. Someone said look at those lyin eyes and the rest...

Eagles, The: Lyin' Eyes, gypsy girl, lyin eyes
gypsy girl, lyin eyes, older man: Ramona, The song is basically about a younger woman who marries an older man who works a lot. She is unhappy, so she keeps a boyfriend on the other side of town. But the boyfriend doesn t make her feel any better, and even her husband knows she s cheating....

Eagles, The: lawsuit, burnham, amount of money
burnham, amount of money, reply: Ken, Sorry for the late reply. I ve recently moved, and have been without a computer for a while. As for your question, from what I hear, the case has been dismissed, and is being settled OUTSIDE of court for an undisclosed amount of money. That s...

Eagles, The: Meaning of the song "Hotel California, southern california lifestyle, junk sculpture
southern california lifestyle, junk sculpture, glenn frey: The song really isn t about anything according to Glenn Frey. His quote from a radio interview a few years back was: “we were listening to a lot of Steely Dan records at the time and were impressed with the way that they could make ‘junk sculpture lyrics...

Eagles, The: Mystery track, mystery track, gypsy girl
mystery track, gypsy girl, gh2: Joe, When the band was making an album, their producer Bill would keep a 2-track running the entire time. Every year, an album called Soul Pole which was outtakes, alternate tracks, and some very hilarious bits, was sent out to the band,engineers and some...

Eagles, The: I'm not asking waht it's about but..., gypsy girl, calfornia
gypsy girl, calfornia, free thanks: Tom, I know there are several books out there that give the correct tabs. I don t know for sure if any sites have those tabs up. I don t even know the correct tabs myself. I usually just play a varation of the song. You could always go to a book store and...

Eagles, The: new album, girl from yesterday, don felder
girl from yesterday, don felder, new direction: I think they are always in the studio fooling around. Question is - are they getting anything serious done?? I doubt it. Plus, Don Felder is suing the other members of the band right now, so if that doesn t get cleared up, it could be a very long time before...

Eagles, The: a new album, pop music scene, dark clouds
pop music scene, dark clouds, don felder: sorry it s taken me so long to answer this. it never showed up on my e-mail for some reason. as for your question, I haven t heard much. I believe that they want to do it, because they are getting sick of always playing the hits when they are in concert....

Eagles, The: Original, randy meisner, glenn frey
randy meisner, glenn frey, don henley: Yes, I can! These are the songs they sang lead on. Randy Meisner: Most of Us Are Sad Take the Devil Tryin Certain Kind of Fool Saturday Night (bridge) Midnight Flyer On the Border (bridge) Is it True Too Many Hands Take It to the Limit Try...

Eagles, The: The original hotel california, gypsy girl, don felder
gypsy girl, don felder, guitar legend: Jim, As you said, the E-minor version is unreleased. It was a demo and has never seen the light of day outside of the Eagles and their producer. While some things have made their way out to fans, those are from the Soul Pole collection, and they didn t...

Eagles, The: Politics in Eagles songs, hotel califoria, paper gypsy
hotel califoria, paper gypsy, eagles songs: Dale, One of the most obvious ones to me is On the Border. The song is full of references to politics of the early 70 s. It can be argued that Hotel Califoria has some, but I think that s reading a little too much into the song. Get Over It has some...

Eagles, The: peaceful easy feeling, gypsy girl, don henley
gypsy girl, don henley, stevie nicks: Jack, Don has never confirmed if any songs he has written are about Stevie. They dated around the time of Hotel California but Don has admitted the songs on Hotel California are mainly about other things, and the songs influenced by women were about...

Eagles, The: Randy Misner, randy misner, gypsy girl
randy misner, gypsy girl, white shoes: Karl, The Eagles are back, and have been. Without Meisner though. Meisner will probably never doing anything with the band....ever. Too much bad blood. Currently, Meisner is doing a small US tour with the Allstars. (a band made up of ex-members from big...

Eagles, The: another question., gypsy girl, don glenn
gypsy girl, don glenn, amaz: Lee, Apparently Don Felder wanted more money and he didn t really want to tour anymore. The band wanted to continue, and they felt that even though Felder was an equal member of the band and it s company (the other owners are Henley and Frey) they felt...

Eagles, The: can I read your paper..., hotel california song, southern california lifestyle
hotel california song, southern california lifestyle, junk sculpture: The song really isn t about anything according to Glenn Frey. His quote from a radio interview a few years back was: “we were listening to a lot of Steely Dan records at the time and were impressed with the way that they could make ‘junk sculpture lyrics...

Eagles, The: School Project, bob seeger, randy meisner
bob seeger, randy meisner, junk sculpture: Glad to help. Here are a few good points: none of the band members are actually from California, the source and inspiration for their most acclaimed album - Don Henley is from Texas, Glenn Frey grew up in Detroit (and sang back-up for Bob Seeger), and the...

Eagles, The: Sheryl Crow and The Eagles?, gypsy girl, don henley
gypsy girl, don henley, affliation: Jenny, Sheryl Crow s connection with the Eagles is through Don Henley. She sang back-up on one song on his End of the Innocence album, then toured with him for a while. He tried to get her a deal after that, but Sheryl wanted to prove herself to get a...

Eagles, The: last Summer, gypsy girl, musical quality
gypsy girl, musical quality, head over heels: Lee, Hello again! Yes, I did get around to listening to some of Poco. I really enjoyed the harmonies and the musical quality of the albums I heard. I ve hear some promotional stuff is starting for the band, mainly a new DVD and a concert special on NBC,...

Eagles, The: Tequila Sunrise Lyrics, tequila sunrise lyrics, gypsy girl
tequila sunrise lyrics, gypsy girl, unpublished lyrics: Selena, I have an mp3 of the song on another computer. I believe the lyrics go something like this: I think I ll go to Mexico Where the pace is nice and slow And there s no one there I know There are slight variations on the lyrics, but those are...

Eagles, The: ARE THEY EVER TOURING IN THE U.S AGAIN?, gypsy girl, farewell tour
gypsy girl, farewell tour, far east: Matt, The Farewell thing is kind of a joke, they plan on doing more touring and releasing a new album. As for touring the US, this year is devoted to the Far East and Australia, but they ll probably tour the U.S again next year, depending on what the members...

Eagles, The: tequila sunrise/hotel california--not the meaning!, tequila sunrise, sky dreams
tequila sunrise, sky dreams, good day in hell: as I ve mentioned to other questioners, I don t find any specific meaning to any of the lyrics in HC - and Henley/Frey have admitted as much. Therefore, I think quite simply that 1969 rhymed well with wine. The end of the song is cynical, sure, but that...

Eagles, The: why did........?, gypsy girl, joe walsh
gypsy girl, joe walsh, henley: Dave, I ve heard Joe say that he preferred being in a group because then everything wasn t on his shoulders. I also know that they knew each other before hand, having the same manager and all. It wasn t a bet, or a fit of madness, it was a need to be...

Ear & Body Piercing: 0G, scar tissue, glass piece
scar tissue, glass piece, prob: It is probably scarred a bit more than your body would like for easy enlargement. www.piercing.org/faq/stretching.html can help you with the process. Switching to a titanium or glass piece at 2g and working on getting rid of the scar tissue is the best first...

Ear & Body Piercing: 1 yr old nose piercing still red, nostril screw, mechanical friction
nostril screw, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry: This can return to normal rather quickly under the right circumstances. Jewelry is the key issue in most cases: chemistry, microstructure, surface finish and mechanical properties must all be right. I m coming to believe that there may be no such thing...

Ear & Body Piercing: 16 gauge nipple piercing, gauge needle, piercer
gauge needle, piercer, tattoo shop: There s a possibility they can. Rejection is common with nipple piercings. I honestly don t think though that a 14 gauge will prevent rejection/migration (there s a difference between rejecting and migrating; rejecting means it will come out of the skin,...

Ear & Body Piercing: 16 gauge vs 14 gauge, collagen and elastin, cocoa butter
collagen and elastin, cocoa butter, extra virgin olive oil: Most likely a larger piece will simply fit when it is ready. Our approach to enlarging a piercing: O=======================O I highly suggest that you do not tear your piercings by lubricating pointy items of jewelry or other such things. The stretch...

Ear & Body Piercing: Should I avoid the gun for cartilage piercings?, cartilage piercings, sterile precautions
cartilage piercings, sterile precautions, brittany: Dear Brittany, That is very true as long as proper sterile precautions are taken. The gun can not be sterilized, and can spread disease or infection from even an invisible amount of other people s blood. http://piercing.org/pexy/standards/standards.html explains...

Ear & Body Piercing: How can I change my ear piercing from rings to posts without problems?, insertion pin, tattoo place
insertion pin, tattoo place, gentle care: I prefer to use threadless titanium barbells such as the posts at http://piercing.org/shop/ in the ear section. You should be able to change the jewelry if you use a tapered insertion pin and gloves. I find that rings tend to move around and break open the...

Ear & Body Piercing: dark ring around my monroe piercing, ugly scar, scar tissue
ugly scar, scar tissue, discolored skin: Safe jewelry will eliminate discoloration from reaction continuing, and in time your body should return to mean. That is your natural state of skin should overtake the previous injury. This happens quicker with good jewelry than if you are reacting to an irritant....

Ear & Body Piercing: ear spacers, ear spacers, gentle method
ear spacers, gentle method, sized hole: All piercings shrink, but it would be an exaggeration to say that they would go back to the original shape. Once you enlarge any piercing, there is more skin inside, which may tighten, but rarely goes away. With the extra volume of tissue, the shape is different,...

Ear & Body Piercing: my eyebrow aftercare, petroleum jelly, rubbing alcohol
petroleum jelly, rubbing alcohol, week ago today: http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html discusses this in detail. None of the things you mention are really good for the healing process, and can cause harm to your growing skin which can result in slow healing and a permanent scar. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery...

Ear & Body Piercing: help for the nostril jewelry choice, nostril screw, nostril jewelry
nostril screw, nostril jewelry, nose studs: The most notable comfortable, safe and easy to change or remove nostril jewelry in my experience is the threadless titanium barbell. There are examples at http://piercing.org/shop/ in the nose section and a link to how it works and some peoples experiences...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial piercing, sterile precautions, free consultation
sterile precautions, free consultation, balls: You should have your jewelry or parts changed with sterile precautions by a professional. Usually this is a free consultation, just the cost of the sterilized new ends, and they will offer to put them on for you safely. Stop by the studio for a visit when...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infected Belly Piercing - repierced?, body changes, deeper healing
body changes, deeper healing, navel: Dear Ren, In too many cases I ve experienced that people under 18 have a high rate of rejection and other problems with navel piercings related to growth and body changes experienced during that period of time. http://piercing.org/faq/minors.html explains...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infected monroe piercing?, shea, ish
shea, ish, chemicals: Dear Shea, It seems irritated, and perhaps could benefit from gentler care. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html can explain how to soothe the area by avoiding the irritation from chemicals and links to our aftercare information to tell you more about...

Ear & Body Piercing: infected navel piercing, curved barbell, gentle care
curved barbell, gentle care, freak out: Dear Hanhtran, It sounds like your piercing may have been badly damaged. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html describes what you should do for care, and to treat it like a new piercing again. If the suggested hot compresses and gentle care does not improve,...

Ear & Body Piercing: internal industrial, hot compresses, giving feedback
hot compresses, giving feedback, piercer: Dear Kirsta, Consider stopping by the studio for a free consultation. The angles of the two piercings may be out of alignment, which could put an unsettling pressure on your cartilage. We usually switch people to two separate barbells for healing in this...

Ear & Body Piercing: Labret Bump, delicate tissues, bottom teeth
delicate tissues, bottom teeth, lip ring: Since skin heals in layers, you may have a thin outer covering of skin that has grown, but still have some swelling and healing going on in deeper tissue. This is likely to take another month or two to go away if a comfortable stud such as exemplified at http://piercing.org/shop/lip.htm...

Ear & Body Piercing: lip piercing, oral piercings, jewelry materials
oral piercings, jewelry materials, nasty problems: Infection, disease, pain and scarring are the nasty problems that should be avoided. http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html describes much of what you could expect for oral piercings, and what to avoid. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html describes safe jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: Monroe Piercing, scar tissue, signs of infection
scar tissue, signs of infection, tissue infection: The angle of your piercing could be causing irritation inside. this could be a small abscess or just scar tissue, Infection is possible but less likely: heat, swelling, discolored discharge and pain are the common signs of infection. Most likely, consider...

Ear & Body Piercing: monroe piercing, free consultation, bump on
free consultation, bump on, jewelry: Dear Sandy, http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes what you can expect from a healing piercing in detail. It is possibly swollen, but it may be irritation from the jewelry. Stop by the studio as soon as possible for a free consultation...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel Piercing infection?, navel piercing infection, sea salt soaks
navel piercing infection, sea salt soaks, 7 months: It does seem like you are describing the symptoms of infection. http://www.piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html can help. My suggested care information is linked and describes how to make a hot compress. Let me know if you need more information. Alcohol is...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing rejection, navel piercing rejection, free consultation
navel piercing rejection, free consultation, atlanta area: http://piercing.org/faq/rejection.html and if you are under 18 years old, http://piercing.org/faq/minors.html explain what was working in this situation. If you get it repierced in the same way, with the same jewelry, the same result is likely. Stop...

Ear & Body Piercing: My New Labret Piercing, gum recession, sterilization equipment
gum recession, sterilization equipment, dental wax: The concern you have is valid, and your deduction could be that the post is irritant because of the initial length. The post may not be as smooth as needed at the back such as http://piercing.org/shop/lip.htm pieces exemplify, or the angle may not be accurately...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose piercing peeling, cold winter weather, weather exposure
cold winter weather, weather exposure, wind damage: Consider that you may now be sensitive to the jewelry, or it may be damaged. http://piercing.org/shop/ has exemplery titanium barbell posts that work well for the nostril and do not have the problems that bent posts do. If you are in cold winter weather,...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing, vitamin e oil, scar treatment
vitamin e oil, scar treatment, scar tissue: Dear Hanhtran, If you have experienced scar tissue overgrowth for a navel piercing, it could be from abscess or infection as well as possibly inaccurate fit of the jewelry. No, you should not use vitamin E oil by itself, as it can promote thickening and...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing, scar treatment, scar tissue
scar treatment, scar tissue, hot compresses: It may be possible to repierce once the tissue normalizes back as much as it can. The hot compresses can be done dry and with greater frequency, and a scar treatment gel such as available at your pharmacy has seemed to help many clients. http://piercing.org/faq/rejection.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple piercings, nipple piercings, horizontal bar
nipple piercings, horizontal bar, wud: In many cases there is enough flexibility to the tissue after healing the first set of nipple piercings to pierce again deeper. I did the same thing personally, and needed about a year to loosen up the first set before the second would work. They healed well,...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, insertion pin, sterile precautions
insertion pin, sterile precautions, threadless: That won t do you too much harm, but we found a faster and easier way which is described it at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html The moisture can prolong the healing, and contaminate the piercing if you are not super careful. It is safe...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing infections, piercing infections, gentle care
piercing infections, gentle care, hot compresses: Damage to a piercing requires immediate first aid, and will usually appear to bruise or cause swelling. Treat the piercing with gentle care and frequent dry hot compresses to soothe the area. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html Consider threadless...

Ear & Body Piercing: old lip piercing., gentle care, medical attention
gentle care, medical attention, second time: Dear Madelyn, Swelling and pain tend to mean infection. It would be a very good idea to treat it like a new piercing and see a doctor for immediate medical attention. Ice can soothe swelling, and http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html will walk...

Ear & Body Piercing: Piercing closing very quickly., jewelry materials, scar tissue
jewelry materials, scar tissue, professionaly: This is common as a reaction to some jewelry materials as explained at http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html Steel for example tends to thicken the scars and make it difficult to reinsert piercings when removed, even for a few minutes in some areas. http://piercing.org/shop/...

Ear & Body Piercing: Problems with my nose piercing, quality titanium, titanium jewelry
quality titanium, titanium jewelry, thick needle: Dear Lilith, It sounds like you have had some issues with changing your jewelry before it was fully healed, which are to be expected. While healing, you really need a tapered insertion guide to make it possible to put your jewelry back in without damage to...

Ear & Body Piercing: Problems or possible infection with monroe piercing, scar tissue, facial expressions
scar tissue, facial expressions, mouthwash: This could be the beginning of scarring from a problem with the jewelry. What is it made of, and how is it connected? We use the titanium threadless posts at http://piercing.org/shop/ for clean long term results because many of the other pieces for lips out...

Ear & Body Piercing: Reopened Piercing, blue veins, bottom hole
blue veins, bottom hole, abscess: It can be problematic to have broken the tunnel, and repierced a new hole through one side. It may be fine, but any sign of abscess and you should see a doctor immediately. http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html describes more about tongue piercing safety and...

Ear & Body Piercing: how do i remove a pre-bent nostril screw., nostril screw, free consultation
nostril screw, free consultation, gloves: If the piercing is less than 6 months old, it would be best stop by the studio for a free consultation to have it changed by a professional. It may not be a good plan to switch it yourself if you are not fully healed. First make sure to have the new piece...

Ear & Body Piercing: how do I remove titanium nose piercing??, medical exam gloves, double glove
medical exam gloves, double glove, firm grip: If the piece is one from us, for example http://piercing.org/faq/threading.html explains how it works. From what you describe, the piece commonly may be too slippery to hold. Clean and dry it inside and out, and double glove with medical exam gloves to...

Ear & Body Piercing: Had to remove vertical hood piercing for surgery. How Long until it closes?, k y jelly, vertical hood
k y jelly, vertical hood, reinsertion: The piercing has likely tightened in the time that it was out, and should be able to be reinserted. You should purchase a tapered insertion guide matched to your jewelry, as this is what a professional should use to get your piece back in to place with a bit...

Ear & Body Piercing: scaffold piercing, cartilage piercings, ear cartilage
cartilage piercings, ear cartilage, jewelry quality: Dear Julia, Please stop by the studio for a free consultation. In some cases if cartilage piercings are damaged while healing [banged it, slept on it] or out of alignment when they are pierced, the body will try to reject the piercing as the cartilage fills...

Ear & Body Piercing: Which side for a man's ear piercing?, bumper sticker, t shirt
bumper sticker, t shirt, sleep: Either side will do, and both at once would be the most common. The left side is somewhat more common if you choose just one, though you will find that it has more to do with the side you sleep on and use the telephone with. Keep that in consideration and...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tongue/maddona piercing, insertion pin, wisdom teeth
insertion pin, wisdom teeth, k y jelly: They will probably tighten a bit, so you should experiment by removal and reinsertion for different time periods to find out how long is comfortable for you. Make sure to have a tapered insertion pin of the correct size for each piece of jewelry so that you...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus migration?, ear cartilage, migration rate
ear cartilage, migration rate, excessive dryness: Dear Claire, If you are concerned that the tragus or any ear cartilage piercing would reject or change position, be aware that unless the cartilage holding the jewelry in place is broken or the piercing is superficial, this is extremely uncommon. It could...

Ear & Body Piercing: vertical clit hood piercing completly split and fell out, clit hood, free consultation
clit hood, free consultation, plastic surgeon: It seems that your jewelry may have been too thin, or your placement too shallow from your description. You may be able to repierce if it is not totally split without any stitches. Stop by for a free consultation if you can. Otherwise this may be something...

Ear & Body Piercing: Bleeding Cartilage piercing, sterile gauze, piercer
sterile gauze, piercer, cartilage: Bleeding may be a sign that the jewelry does not fit correctly, such as if the piece is too tight or too loose. Direct pressure with sterile gauze for ten minutes should stop the bleeding. If the problem continues, please see your piercer for better fit jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: Bump on nipple piercings, scar treatment, scar tissue
scar treatment, scar tissue, signs of infection: The pain of the piercing was likely because of either difficulty in placement or procedure. The problem that you describe could have started by a rough procedure, and hardened scar tissue resulting is not uncommon from such an accident. In most cases, if there...

Ear & Body Piercing: bleeding bottom of navel piercing, clear discharge, gentle care
clear discharge, gentle care, hot compresses: This does seem like it could have started to reject from what you describe. http://www.piercing.org/faq/rejection.html Often a change of jewelry while the piercing is still delicate or healing, especially if the item was not autoclave sterilized can introduce...

Ear & Body Piercing: Catilidge Piercing., 1mm, cartilage
1mm, cartilage, helix: The thickness of most common costume ear jewelry is either 20 or 18 gauge, about 1mm. If you pierce small, you can always fit larger pieces in later when the healed piercing loosens. A slightly thicker post will usually fit after a few months of healed wear...

Ear & Body Piercing: closing a navel peircing, navel peircing, cuts and scrapes
navel peircing, cuts and scrapes, scar therapy: If your piercing was new, the body can commonly take 2 years or longer to make a scar return to the normal color and texture of the surrounding tissue. Consult a dermatologist about over the counter and medical scar therapy if the mark lasts longer than you...

Ear & Body Piercing: Dimple Piercings, dimples cheeks, laugh lines
dimples cheeks, laugh lines, signs of infection: You should certainly follow up with your doctor, as the hard ring should be normal while healing after infection, but it is not what we would consider ideal. In most cases it will go away, but you should give your doctor a call to ask about this, especially...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear piercing enlargement, job interviews, safety pin
job interviews, safety pin, safety standards: If he wears size 18 currently, it is possible to simply insert size 16 when they fit, provided that the pieces are autoclave sterilized and of sufficient quality. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html explains safety standards for jewelry, and http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: loss of feeling near cartilage piercing, incense smoke, professional atmosphere
Ear & Body Piercing: loss of feeling near cartilage piercing, incense smoke, professional atmosphere, good lighting

Ear & Body Piercing: Removal of hand web piercing, swollen and red, betadine solution, piercer
Ear & Body Piercing: Removal of hand web piercing, swollen and red, betadine solution, piercer, abscess

Ear & Body Piercing: Healing Time for Cartilage Piercings, cartilage piercings, hot compresses
cartilage piercings, hot compresses, healing time: The preliminary healing phases are described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html and most of the formation of a seal takes place in the first 90 days. The deeper tissue growth and connection can take 9-12 months or less if you use frequent dry...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Piercing infection?, piercing infection, gentle care
piercing infection, gentle care, hot compresses: You should see a doctor about the infection. care.piercing.org can help you stabilize the area with gentle care and frequent dry hot compresses until then and after. jewelry.piercing.org can help you compare what you are wearing with safety standards. http://piercing.org/shop...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infected ear (during gauging), new jewelry, soap and water
new jewelry, soap and water, hot compresses: First, take out the new jewelry, clean the area well with soap and water and put at least one size smaller jewelry back in place until all is well. See a doctor if it gets worse or does not get better quickly. What I suggest to avoid this in the future...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial irritation, exit points, holes
exit points, holes: The bar does not fit correctly if it touches anything other than the entry and exit points. It will need to be curved to fit if it is long enough, or switched to two short bars for your healing to continue safely. There was not enough room for swelling underneath...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing problem, pusie, gentle care
pusie, gentle care, hot compresses: It is likely that you have irritated the piercing by pressure and friction as well as your hair while sleeping. You should see a doctor about the infection. care.piercing.org can help you stabilize the area with gentle care and frequent dry hot compresses...

Ear & Body Piercing: How Long Should I Wait To Repierce?, professional piercer, sterile gloves
professional piercer, sterile gloves, ear piecing: The longer you wait, in terms of the tissue reforming properly, the better. A month or two should be enough, but wait until the texture, color and sensation are back to normal. Please see a professional piercer for accurate and safe results. I can probably...

Ear & Body Piercing: lip percing wierd red area?Area 51?!, gentle approach, hot compresses
gentle approach, hot compresses, piercer: Consider less or no smoking, as that can be part of the irritation. care.piercing.org explains a gentle approach to care and frequent hot compresses that can soothe the area and help it normalize. The redness could be a sign of infection, along with heat,...

Ear & Body Piercing: loss of feeling near cartilage piercing, nerve damage, upper ear
nerve damage, upper ear, autoclave: This seems like nerve damage from what you describe, and also jewelry that may be too tight. See a doctor if it gets worse or does not get better. Consider a change of jewelry to a safe autoclave sterilized anodized titanium barbell shaped piece such as the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Piercing?, keloids, gentle approach
keloids, gentle approach, gentle care: jewelry.piercing.org explains jewelry safety standards and care.piercing.org describes a gentle approach to aftercare that may be able to help you avoid the problems that you have had in the past. I suggest anodized titanium barbells for the new piercings....

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose piercing bleed, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: The damage was probably done earlier, such as in your sleep or while bathing. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing, gentle care, hot compresses
gentle care, hot compresses, navel: Sorry for the delay in my response, as I ve been on the road. Please have your piercer change this to a longer bar with a larger ball, and make sure not to sleep on the area. care.piercing.org can help you soothe and stabilize the area with hot compresses...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose peircing, nose peircing, hot compresses
nose peircing, hot compresses, gentle care: Bleeding after the piercing for more than a few minutes, unless you are sleeping on it which of course should be avoided, is not normal and may indicate that your jewelry does not fit correctly or that the angle of the piercing is off from perpendicular -|-...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose ring, handy animation, new jewelry
handy animation, new jewelry, captive bead: It s not at all complicated, as the captive bead shape is thousands of years old. It just takes clean, dry hands and a bit of understanding of the geometry, then a little practice. http://planetthree.com/FAQ.php has a handy animation. Make sure that any...

Ear & Body Piercing: numbing technique of piercers, unacceptable consequences, friendly md
unacceptable consequences, friendly md, jewelry quality: This is an interesting question. Well, I could launch into a diatribe about sensation...but I suggest try it and you ll find out the easy way. You ll be fine. I suggest that you wait until you are completely comfortable about making the change, so you can...

Ear & Body Piercing: Old Navel Piercing, New Pain, screw threads, jewelry jewelry
screw threads, jewelry jewelry, body jewelry: Infection and allergic reaction are both possible in this situation. It may have had exposed screw threads, which are rough and will damage a piercing http://www.piercing.org/pexy/jewelry/barbell/barbell.html Surgical steel is not a safe choice for body...

Ear & Body Piercing: Pustule?Keloid?Infection?, mechanical friction, ring shape
mechanical friction, ring shape, titanium jewelry: Often a piercing done with a ring shape and or a slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium...

Ear & Body Piercing: Removal of hand web piercing, swollen and red, hand web, hot compresses
hand web, hot compresses, gentle care: Ouch. I don t believe this to be a viable piercing. Yes, at this point you could take it out as long as you return to the doctor if it gets worse or does not get better. care.piercing.org describes gentle care and frequent hot compresses in the meantime that...

Ear & Body Piercing: Snakebite prices, oral piercings, piercers
oral piercings, piercers, professional studio: http://www.piercing.org/faq/minors.html explains why we don t do this kind of piercing in my area, read the link on oral piercings as well for more detail. Some piercers will work on minors, but the accepted standards vary, and the qualifications of the...

Ear & Body Piercing: son's ear piercing is too big for dad, wrinkled appearance, novelty shops
wrinkled appearance, novelty shops, ear plugs: This is a fairly frequent situation now, as jewelry for enlarged piercings has been mass produced for retail and is available without any safety controls for the material and workmanship or sterilization in malls and novelty shops worldwide. The damage done...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus, cartilage piercings, tragus piercings
cartilage piercings, tragus piercings, quality jewelery: Dear Julie, Don t worry! Cartilage can take a long time to heal [6-9 months in some cases] and it can be tender if pressure is applied. It seems that you may have inadvertently damaged your piercings. This happens most often by pressure and friction from...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus Rejecting?, anodized titanium, downward position
anodized titanium, downward position, hot compresses: Rejection is unlikely, but irritation from friction and pressure are evident. Change of jewelry to an anodized titanium barbell with about 1/8 inch of free space should help. http://piercing.org/shop has examples of the pieces that I ve had success with....

Ear & Body Piercing: titanium 12 gauge barbells exist?q [Yes we use them every day], curved barbell, 12 gauge
curved barbell, 12 gauge, autoclave: This is our most popular navel size and curved barbell shape. Here are examples of what I suggest http://www.piercing.org/shop/navel.htm I strongly advise that you have the surface anodized, and autoclave sterilized for your safety. For more information...

Ear & Body Piercing: tongue piercing, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat
ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat, oral piercings: It is good that you have plans to see a doctor, and a general physician or Ear/Nose/Throat specialist would be helpful. Swollen glands can indicate infection with oral piercing. Try to drink lots of fluids, continue with ice to soothe the area and see...

Ear & Body Piercing: tongue piercing problems, gum graft, tongue jewelry
gum graft, tongue jewelry, dental wax: http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html has an example of the tongue jewelry that I ve worn for about a decade at this point. This was designed in titanium to lighten and limit the friction and strike of the underside on the gumline. Another helpful option would...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus piercing, cartilage piercings, tragus piercings
cartilage piercings, tragus piercings, sterile barrier: Glad to help. I just answered a question that pertains to your situation yesterday: Don t worry! Cartilage can take a long time to heal [6-9 months in some cases] and it can be tender if pressure is applied. It seems that you may have inadvertently damaged...

Ear & Body Piercing: VCH piercing, straight barbell, curved barbell
straight barbell, curved barbell, nerve damage: Glad to know! I hope that you follow up with your piercer to make sure that they know your progress. Consider anodized titanium or platinum as your material for long term wear to prevent nerve damage and further tissue deformity. jewelry.piercing.org explains...

Ear & Body Piercing: Wands, penis, prince
penis, prince: Try the link from my previous message, as these are all custom made, and the people at Steelwerks should be able to provide you further information and they sell direct to the public. I believe that they have a few options that do not require piercing...

Ear & Body Piercing: Belly button re-piercing, jewelry styles, quality jewelry
jewelry styles, quality jewelry, belly button: When the scarred area is about the same color and texture as the surrounding area, you should be able to try again. I suggest slightly thicker jewelry if you are accident prone, up one size from the common 14g to the sturdier 12g. The best quality jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: Brand New Dermal Anchors/Bumps on Bridge Piercing, high cheek bones, anchor diamond
high cheek bones, anchor diamond, straight barbell: For the transdermal implant [anchor], it would be best to go back to your piercer, even if you have to fly there for the weekend. Follow up is very important, and problems such as rejection are common and gruesome. If you plan on changing the jewelry frequently,...

Ear & Body Piercing: How big can I safely pierce my lobes?, larger sizes, lobes
larger sizes, lobes, piercings: I ve had success with larger sizes up to 5mm [4g], and perhaps I could refer you to someone if you can t make it to the shop in Atlanta. This is not something that you should try yourself. The technique is very specific and the risks are numerous. It is possible...

Ear & Body Piercing: blackish discharge for enlarged ear piercings, hair dye products, ear piercings
hair dye products, ear piercings, silver content: Discolored discharge could be a sign of infection, see a dermatologist to be careful and for treatment if needed. It could be hair dye/products, tarnish from silver content of your jewelry, some other chemical reaction with the jewelry or coating of the...

Ear & Body Piercing: bruising and industrial piercing, signs of infection, bottom hole
signs of infection, bottom hole, hot compresses: Bruising may be possible, but not really ideal. If your piercer expected bruising, that could indicate a forceful technique, or externally threaded jewelry. Your bruise will probably go away as quickly as any other bruise on your body. You may consider a change...

Ear & Body Piercing: Crooked Navel Piercing/re-pierce?, visible changes, piercer
visible changes, piercer, navels: Taping takes a few weeks to make a difference, but it does work like braces or a retainer for your teeth. In many cases navels are not entirely symmetric and will want to tend towards their natural center point, whether the piercing was lined up vertically...

Ear & Body Piercing: Downsizing, jewelry repair, earlobes
jewelry repair, earlobes, rapid results: The fastest way to get a piercing to shrink without further damage is simply to not wear jewelry. Repair for earlobes by dermatologists is a rather common procedure. You can leave out jewelry, wrap the loops of your earlobes with thread or strips of cloth...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear stretching [need to let it shrink], ear lobe, skin tone
ear lobe, skin tone, plastic surgeon: The piercing will only shrink if damaged, and that will scar badly in most cases. Visit a dermatologist [not expensive] or plastic surgeon [better results for more money] for repairs. Taking out the jewelry will help it shrink some, but it still will not...

Ear & Body Piercing: Eyebrow piercing, curved barbells, scar reduction
curved barbells, scar reduction, anodized titanium: This seems like an infection that has abscessed. Please see a dermatologist for treatment and scar reduction options. http://care.piercing.org/ describes gentle aftercare methods and hot compresses that should help in the meantime. Chamomile tea might...

Ear & Body Piercing: ear piercing infection, ear piercing infection, sea salt soaks
ear piercing infection, sea salt soaks, swollen glands: You have probably not fully healed from the damage and infection. Don t scrape, leave it alone until it is comfortable to just get safe jewelry reinserted. You may need further antibiotic treatment. http://piercing.org/shop has examples of the smooth titanium...

Ear & Body Piercing: eczema, dermotologist, eczema
dermotologist, eczema, piercings: I believe you should be fine. I have experienced eczema also, which does not pose a problem to my piercings, as it is not in the direct area. I have also noticed sensitivity to nickel, and http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html describes how we use anodized...

Ear & Body Piercing: Flakey skin and delayed healing, foam pieces, antibiotic cream
foam pieces, antibiotic cream, flaky skin: This could be infection or allergic reaction to the material, even in just one ear. This often begins with irritation from pressure, friction or handling. Platinum or titanium would be a safe choice based on http://jewelry.piercing.org/ standards, and http://piercing.org/shop...

Ear & Body Piercing: help, swollen lymph node, gentle method
swollen lymph node, gentle method, 6mm: From what you describe it seems that you cut the circulation off to the tissue by stretching more than your body would allow, crushed the tissue and the swollen lymph node and drainage are the result of the damage and infection. This tends to happen when...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Piercing, ear cartilage, poor circulation
ear cartilage, poor circulation, optimal rate: care.piercing.org explains a gentle care method that can help you heal at the optimal rate for your body. Ear cartilage gets poor circulation, so although the external parts may feel and look good within the first few months, it may take 9-12 months before...

Ear & Body Piercing: irritated monroe piercing, sea salt soaks, oral piercings
sea salt soaks, oral piercings, lip piercings: Oral piercings that appear irritated usually get well quickly once the source of the problem is found and removed. In most cases it is the uneven surface finish or irritant material of jewelry that causes the problem, in others it is the angle of the piercing....

Ear & Body Piercing: lip piercing at home = infection, sterile barrier, gentle care
sterile barrier, gentle care, costume jewelry: It is easy to give yourself an infection. I strongly advise against self piercing. Without many an exception piercing done at home exposes the person in question to many different opportunities for infection both during and after the procedure is attempted....

Ear & Body Piercing: MONROE PIERCING, rough surfaces, dental wax
rough surfaces, dental wax, extra skin: There are a few reasons this could be. The most common problems related to scarring on the interior respond well to a change of oral care and jewelry. care.piercing.org can help. The jewelry may have too small of a back, or rough surfaces. http://piercing.org/shop...

Ear & Body Piercing: Monroe piercing jewlery, how to loosen, sterile technique, gentle care
sterile technique, gentle care, traces: Two weeks is very much too soon for you to take out your jewelry, or even to handle it. Stop by the studio for professional help in appropriate jewelry choice and sterile technique for the change when you have no traces of swelling. Gentle care as described...

Ear & Body Piercing: Narrow urethra and PA, curved barbell, extreme flexibility
curved barbell, extreme flexibility, scar tissue: In my experience I have installed thousands of this type of piercing and I have not ever seen a urethral opening that appeared too narrow for an appropriately placed piercing. The urethra tends towards extreme flexibility, and stretches very quickly on it...

Ear & Body Piercing: Naval piercing over scar tissue, scar tissue, new jewelry
scar tissue, new jewelry, navels: The scar from the previous piercing could be irritated, and may be best seen by a dermatologist. Consider also that the new jewelry may be too long or have too large of a bottom end, which would cause pressure and friction. http://piercing.org/shop has examples...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel Piercing, dial soap, bellyring
dial soap, bellyring, hot compresses: Change to gentler care http://care.piercing.org/ describes why and how, and pay specific attention to frequent use of dry hot compresses to help the bump and drainage go away. See a dermatologist if it gets worse or does not get better quickly. The bump...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing thickened scar [probably not a keloid], keloid scar, curved barbell
keloid scar, curved barbell, navel jewelry: See a dermatologist for further scar treatment options. I don t usually use the term keloid to describe a bump of scar tissue, as I d rather save that for a medical professional to diagnose. It is possible that you will have slower than average healing...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nervous about my VCH piercing, signs of infection, minimal discomfort
signs of infection, minimal discomfort, calluses: It seems that you should be OK. Any piercing can cause a bruise if it causes a small amount of bleeding, and the softer and thinner the tissue, the more visible the bruise. The prepuce fold that appears discolored should recover like any other bruise....

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Piercing, water based lubricant, piercing nipples
water based lubricant, piercing nipples, light patches: Hi Vikki, Your issues may be resolved by an easy change of jewelry and care habits. It takes a combination of safe jewelry, proper placement and care to heal any piercing. Nipples tend to be irritated by pressure, friction and handling. care.piercing.org...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Piercing Weird Smell from smegma, titanium jewelry, titanium rings
titanium jewelry, titanium rings, retail jewelry: Hi Rebecca, The smell probably worsens with unsterilized low quality retail jewelry from bacteria, but some smell is normal from sweat and skin oil mixed with dead skin. If it seems strong, it probably indicates that the area needs attention and antiseptic...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Ring Removed, interior tissue, hot compresses
interior tissue, hot compresses, mean time: It seems that your piercing has not healed, and that the interior tissue will need more time to repair itself. There may be infection present if signs such as pain, swelling, heat, redness and or discolored discharge are present. See a doctor if it does...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Ring Soreness, correct proportion, antibacterial soap
correct proportion, antibacterial soap, signs of infection: Heat, swelling, pain, redness and discolored discharge are all common signs of infection. This could be an abscess from damage to the area, such as pressure and friction from handling or while sleeping. See your doctor or dermatologist if a change to gentle...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose Bone type jewelry trapped in piercing, nostril screws, nostril screw
nostril screws, nostril screw, anodized titanium: I note many problems with nostril screws and nose bone as you described for this and numerous other reasons related to fit and surface finish. I usually find that the nostril screw may not be a particularly comfortable option. It may have an uneven surface...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose Ring Infection, trap bacteria, nose ring
trap bacteria, nose ring, antibiotics: That applies to removal when you have not seen a doctor. The doctor s advice may be better, as she has seen the state of the piercing, and given you treatment. The antibiotics should keep this from abscessing, and once you are well you can try again after...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nostril piercing, left nostril, sterile precautions
left nostril, sterile precautions, grade steel: You should be able to have the jewelry changed using sterile precautions to a new autoclave sterilized piece. It would be best to have this done by an experienced professional as soon as possible. The longer you wear steel or other irritant material, the more...

Ear & Body Piercing: naval piercing, scar removal, artistic side
scar removal, artistic side, kean: There will probably be a mark for a long time, perhaps even permanently. Many of my clients have had success when they see a dermatologist for scar removal options. There is always the option of make up and photoshop to make it disappear on the artistic...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing infection, navel piercing infection, hot compresses
navel piercing infection, hot compresses, gentle care: Sorry for the delay in my response as I ve been on the road. Even an old piercing can become infection from damage or rough handling. Some jewelry has sharp edges, doesn t fit right or is made of something unsafe and should be replaced. http://care.piercing.org/...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing rejecting, scar treatment, new jewelry
scar treatment, new jewelry, bottom hole: http://piercing.org/faq/rejection.html describes some of what you have experienced. In many cases you can choose to re-pierce the area beneath the previous scar, and the new jewelry can cover the old. See a dermatologist for scar treatment options to lessen...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing sizes, navel jewelry, hollow needles
navel jewelry, hollow needles, pirecings: Do not try this at home. Skilled professionals are pretty easy to find now, safepiercing.org has a list of colleagues through the APP. As appropriate navel jewelry starts at size 14 in gauge thickness, the same size piercing is made to allow the jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: new ear-lobe piercing, professional piercer, hand sanitizer
professional piercer, hand sanitizer, ear piercings: http://safepiercing.org/FAQ.html explains problems with stud guns in detail. 1 Yes destruction of tissue is possible, and noted in the medical literature, not so much in the lobes from physical damage, but the infection from the body fluids on a reused...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple piercing, taper questions, sterile surgical gloves, sterile gauze
sterile surgical gloves, sterile gauze, screw threads: It seems that you can now have some relief. http://care.piercing.org/ can help you understand the phases of healing, and estimate where you are at, and how much longer it may take for the skin to solidify. Nipples can take 6 months or longer in some cases,...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple, triangle piercings, clitoral shaft, hood piercings
clitoral shaft, hood piercings, initial sensitivity: Don t move the rings, they are not healed. When you move the jewelry, you irritate the interior, and prolong the healing process. They form scabs and dry skin to protect the inside, so don t counteract the natural healing process. http://care.piercing.org/...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose bump, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like an alloy of gold, copper, silver and trace metals such as you mention can prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium jewelry www.piercing.org/pexy/jewelry/jewelry.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing complication.., nostril screw, anodized titanium
nostril screw, anodized titanium, chemical irritation: Patience with the damage done may be necessary. In cases like this, I usually find that the nostril screw may not be a particularly comfortable option. It may have an uneven surface finish now, and that can make things worse. http://piercing.org/shop has examples...

Ear & Body Piercing: pierced ears jewelry removal, sterile barrier, costume jewelry
sterile barrier, costume jewelry, reinsertion: If you remove the piercings, they will close. If you try to change the jewelry yourself, it must be done with sterile barrier precautions and autoclave sterilized appropriate jewelry. Examples are shown at http://piercing.org/shop I would also suggest that...

Ear & Body Piercing: pierced nipples still can change shape, such as raising when cold, new sensations, extra room
new sensations, extra room, barbells: Yes, and they tend to be sensitive while healing, and develop new sensations after they are healed provided that the jewlery meets http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html standards for safety. Anodized titanium internally threaded barbells with a bit of extra...

Ear & Body Piercing: piercing questions, teeth and gums, rubber stud
teeth and gums, rubber stud, scar treatment: jewelry.piercing.org explains safety standards, and http//:piercing.org/shop has examples of the light, smooth domed titanium labret bars that I have had the best success with. I have yet to find a silicone or other soft material labret piece on the market...

Ear & Body Piercing: [probably not a] keloid on the underside of tongue, ear nose and throat specialist, oral care products
ear nose and throat specialist, oral care products, tongue jewelry: http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html describes some of the issues with tongue jewelry, what I ve had success with and aftercare. In your case if the scar just became evident there may have been damage to the area recently, a change in your jewelry, your smoking...

Ear & Body Piercing: same question; Tongue bump: is it a keloid?, scar tissue, random suggestions
scar tissue, random suggestions, peircing: What you show appears to be scar tissue from irritation. As I mentioned before, I suggest that you do not try to burn it off with aspirin paste, as this can make the scar worse. In your case, a change of jewelry would be pertinent as explained at jewelry.piercing.org...

Ear & Body Piercing: Re-piercing my belly button, scar removal, scar tissue
scar removal, scar tissue, belly button: If you previously removed it because of problems, give it more time. It would be a good idea to work on your scar tissue to try to get it back to the color and texture of the surrounding area before you re-pierce. Over the counter scar removal options such...

Ear & Body Piercing: Scars [keloid?], surgical excision, scar tissue
surgical excision, scar tissue, jewelry quality: http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html speaks to this in some detail. Tongue scarring is pretty uncommon, and oral keloiding is almost unheard of in the piercing business, but still possible. Careful jewelry quality choice and a reduction of irritation to...

Ear & Body Piercing: Shrunken Nipple Piercings, insertion, 3 years
insertion, 3 years, few minutes: The jewelry should be autoclave sterilized and reinserted by a professional with a gently tapered insertion guide. Nipple piercings shrink faster than you might imagine. Even a few minutes can be too long for the jewelry to be out. In the future, have the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Spacers., ear lobe repair, professional field
ear lobe repair, professional field, spacers: The smaller the better, as enlarged piercings don t close much on average. http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html describes the method for enlargement that I ve found does the least damage, and leaves the most minor scar. A dermatologist can take care of...

Ear & Body Piercing: Taper Suplement?, 6g, tunnels
6g, tunnels, gauge: http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html explains my favored method for enlarging a piercing, and http://piercing.org/shop and the contact for the staff at info@piercing.org can get what you need. Tapered claws in glass are inexpensive and functional, in titanium...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tongue-Piercing *RARE [post-removal healing problem], tongue ring, muscle imbalances
tongue ring, muscle imbalances, chewing food: The damage done by rough jewelry, the chemical irritation from the plastic and the o-ring embedded along with the friction involved and the tearing from enlargement all can thicken scars individually. It seems as if you have developed some scar tissue...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus/migraines association, allopathic medicine, tympanic membrane
allopathic medicine, tympanic membrane, acupuncturist: Talk to your acupuncturist about this if you are interested in using piercing as a treatment. The tragus piercing is normally located in an area that is related to balance and control of cravings, among other things. As they stimulate the area, they may be...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus piercing does not cause deafness, sterile technique, piercer
sterile technique, piercer, herd: That should not be true under normal circumstances. Unattended infection in that area could cause a number of problems, but deafness is unlikely even in that case. Find a piercer who uses sterile technique: http://piercing.org/pexy/standards/standards.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus question, streptococcus pyogenes, sea salt soaks
streptococcus pyogenes, sea salt soaks, scar tissue: See a dermatologist or doctor, and in the meantime you should have better results with the care described at http://care.piercing.org/ with frequent dry hot compresses. There are other options that we can discuss, but medical attention is the best plan. ...

Ear & Body Piercing: Upper Ear Bruising, ear cartilage piercings, clamp image
ear cartilage piercings, clamp image, captive ball: Do not use benzalkonium or benzethonium solutions, alcohol or hydrogen peroxide as cleansers as they all can irritate piercings. It seems that the pierced area has been damaged further from the pressure and friction of handling. It appears that signs of...

Ear & Body Piercing: Vertical Hood Piercing, vertical hood, signs of infection
vertical hood, signs of infection, hot compresses: Heat, swelling, pain, redness and discolored discharge are all common signs of infection. See your doctor if a change to gentler aftercare and frequent hot compresses does not clear this. care.piercing.org explains a safe way to protect and care for your piercing....

Ear & Body Piercing: vertical labret position, guarantee satisfaction, lip line
guarantee satisfaction, lip line, looking in the mirror: It could be anywhere you like, but in practical context, the top ball is usually visible with the lips closed or pursed. Some people prefer to see the top ball only when they speak or purse the lips. Have your piercer change the placement if you are not pleased....

Ear & Body Piercing: 2 week old ear piercing behaving oddly.., signs of infection, gentle care
signs of infection, gentle care, hot compresses: Swelling, redness, heat, pain and or discolored discharge can all be signs of infection. Often minimal swelling will simply be from damage or irritation as a normal part of healing. It seems that you may have an infection, and should see a physician when...

Ear & Body Piercing: Body Peircing Schools or how to become and apprentice?, association of professional piercers, body peircing
association of professional piercers, body peircing, liscence: http://piercing.org/faq/learning.html can point you in the right direction. The Association of Professional Piercers exists as a forum for both those experienced and interested with piercing. www.safepiercing.org has listing of the upcoming meeting which should...

Ear & Body Piercing: Bump on industrial ear cartilage piercing, ear cartilage, external threads
ear cartilage, external threads, industrial ear: See a dermatologist for treatment, and you may be able to save the piercing. I suggest that you treat the area gently as described at http://care.piercing.org/ in the meantime with frequent dry hot compresses to aid in the circulation and natural repair of...

Ear & Body Piercing: belly button pircing gone septic, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: See a doctor for treatment as soon as possible, and consider a change of jewelry to a new, safe autoclave sterilized piece in titanium. In most cases you can save the piercing and wear jewelry while you are treated. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cleaning Nipple rings, ear piercings, natural immunity
ear piercings, natural immunity, h2ocean: I don t suggest either method or product for piercing aftercare. I ve noticed that it is easy to contaminate your piercing with soaks and sprays, as you could tell from your navel care. The rest of your response really depends on your natural immunity and...

Ear & Body Piercing: Is my cartilage infected?, burning sensation, signs of infection
burning sensation, signs of infection, gentle care: You should seek medical treatment as this seems like it could be infected. Heat, swelling, redness, pain and discolored discharge are all signs of infection. Do not touch the piercing! http://piercing.org/faq/care.html explains gentle care and hot compresses...

Ear & Body Piercing: cartilage piercing smells funny, sterile gauze, yeast infection
sterile gauze, yeast infection, disposable product: The smell could be from dead skin other bodily secretions and residues from your bathing products that have gone rancid, or a fungal or yeast infection. If there is no itching or discoloration, I suggest that you consider a change of cleansers, and gentle...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear Piercing, ear cartilage, ear piercings
ear cartilage, ear piercings, natural immunity: Hi John, A piercing in the ear cartilage, like all other piercings will leave a permanent mark or scar of some sort. The shape and quality of the jewelry http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html the quality of your care, your natural immunity and the safety of...

Ear & Body Piercing: Enlarged ear piercings and irritation, ear piercings, glass jewelry
ear piercings, glass jewelry, earings: This may be allergic reaction or sensitivity he has developed to the jewelry or bathing/hair products that are trapped in the piercings while wearing them. This also could be infection from contaminated jewelry that was not autoclave sterilized before use....

Ear & Body Piercing: My ear piercing keeps getting infected., pseudomonas bacteria, ear lobes
pseudomonas bacteria, ear lobes, silver ball: Infection could easily have come from the piercing device or other implements used during the procedure. Any items that are not sterile that come in contact with the area can cause infection. Contaminated piercing devices that get re-used can spread disease...

Ear & Body Piercing: Bump on industrial ear cartilage piercing, bubble thing, roommates
Ear & Body Piercing: Bump on industrial ear cartilage piercing, bubble thing, roommates

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing thinning out...or not?, soap and water, salt water
Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing thinning out...or not?, soap and water, salt water, additives

Ear & Body Piercing: Septum piercing
Ear & Body Piercing: Septum piercing

Ear & Body Piercing: Surface piercings, cocoa butter, staples
Ear & Body Piercing: Surface piercings, cocoa butter, staples, jewelry

Ear & Body Piercing: gauged snakebites extreme swelling, pressure massage, saline solution
pressure massage, saline solution, gentle pressure: This seems like it either could be infected or crushed tissue. Ice can help with the swelling as described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html has my suggestions on enlargement of piercings gently....

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial, soothing care, signs of infection
soothing care, signs of infection, hot compresses: Swelling, redness, pain,, heat, discharge are all signs of infection. http://care.piercing.org/ describes gentle soothing care and frequent dry hot compresses that should help your natural recovery. If it has been subject to pressure and friction, the swelling...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Piercing Healing Time, sterile technique, gentle care
sterile technique, gentle care, ky jelly: http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html can help explain gentle care and what to expect from the healing process. The easiest way to hide this is removal and gentle reinsertion. There are not many jewelry/retainer options for this area that don...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial piercing, jewelry
jewelry: If the piercing is exceptionally painful, you might consider removal. An ice pack can soothe the pain in the meantime. The placement or jewelry could be incorrect, or the procedure could have been rough. If you clean and remove the jewelry, infection is still...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial swelling, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, heat pack: Pain, swelling, discolored discharge and redness all can indicate infection. Your jewelry might not fit correctly if it touches any of the flat area behind the barbell and if it does not have extra length for cleaning. Visit your piercer and a doctor or dermatologist...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infected belly button piercing done at home, curved barbells, sewing needle
curved barbells, sewing needle, hot compresses: It seems infected from your description. There is no way to sterilize a sewing needle or jewelry at home. If you had access to an autoclave to properly sterilize precleaned and depyrogenated jewelry and equipment you might have had better results. This is...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infected industrial ear cartilage piercing, ear cartilage, saline solution
ear cartilage, saline solution, industrial ear: See a doctor or dermatologist and you may be able to save the piercing. Redness, pain, swelling, heat, discharge are all signs of infection. http://care.piercing.org/ describes gentle soothing care and frequent dry hot compresses that should help your...

Ear & Body Piercing: Infection for ear cartilage, ear cartilage, mechanical friction
ear cartilage, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry: See a doctor for treatment as soon as possible, and consider a change of jewelry to a new, safe autoclave sterilized piece in titanium. In most cases you can save the piercing and wear jewelry while you are treated. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial bumps, mechanical friction, streptococcus pyogenes
mechanical friction, streptococcus pyogenes, titanium jewelry: These bumps could be streptococcus pyogenes infection from handling or sleeping on it. They could also be from damage or friction, but infection often coincides when we see bumps on cartilage. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like...

Ear & Body Piercing: Monroe piercing digging into skin, exterior surfaces, free consultation
exterior surfaces, free consultation, oral care: Your jewelry seems already too short to allow for the swelling that you describe if it digs in on the exterior surfaces. Shorter jewelry should only be worn when the jewelry is long and protrudes, and the healing is more mature. Stop by the studio for...

Ear & Body Piercing: Is there a meaning to which side one gets a piercing?, leather bdsm, sexual orientation
leather bdsm, sexual orientation, birthmark: There is no meaning in regards to which side you pierce anything with very few exceptions. There is no piercing that will change your sexual orientation, or indicate over another. Sometimes I think it would be funny if there was. Pick the side you like...

Ear & Body Piercing: monroe piercing, gentle care, labret
gentle care, labret, free consultation: Take the piece out before it embeds and must be cut out. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html explains gentle care, without salt. If the jewelry and equipment are not autoclave sterilized, infection will probably happen again. See a doctor for treatment...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel peircing concerns, navel peircing, signs of infection
navel peircing, signs of infection, free consultation: Your piercing is probably normal. The secretions usually dry and form a bit of a scab/crust and you will probably see dry skin and a bit of redness at the openings. Stop by for a free consultation if you are in the area. In the meantime, try to follow...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing, jewelry guide, attractive piece
jewelry guide, attractive piece, sterile technique: You noticed that piercings commonly shrink, and often faster than you might expect. Stop by for a free consultation if you are in the area. This is best done by a professional, and with autoclave sterilization for the jewelry, guide and all items that...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing thinning out...or not?, tea tree oil, puncture holes
tea tree oil, puncture holes, scar tissue: From the look of it, the tissue is swollen, probably either waterlogged or irritated by the cleanser. The jewelry does not look proportionate for comfortable healing. I would reduce the ball size on the underside and change to anodized titanium for a lighter,...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing materials, curved barbell, screw threads
curved barbell, screw threads, autoclave: The autoclave sterilized anodized titanium internally threaded curved barbell jewelry would work best. http://piercing.org/shop has examples. I strongly do not suggest PTFE, as the surface finish is uneven and harbors bacteria, and it is made with exposed...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple piercing problems, gauze bandages, tea tree oil
gauze bandages, tea tree oil, sterile gauze: From what you describe, the tenderness, pain and bleeding could be a streptococcus pyogenes infection, which could be treated by a doctor and save your piercing. The antiseptic and hot salt soaks could have brought some of the infection to the surface, and...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple ring, gauge thickness, nipple piercings
gauge thickness, nipple piercings, care suggestions: http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html has an explanation of how your jewelry should fit and what to expect as well as gentle care suggestions. If the jewelry makes an indentation either your clothing is too tight on top of it or the bar itself could...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, titanium posts, delicate nose
titanium posts, delicate nose, dry grip: The best route for removal with the nose bone type of jewelry is to cut the ball off with pincers. They are poorly designed to rip their way through delicate nose piercings. I do not recommend that style for comfort or convenience. http://piercing.org/faq/threading.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Piercing materials, different types of metals, screw threads
different types of metals, screw threads, types of metals: All of the currently available plastics that I have reviewed have unacceptable surface finishes. Both the materials you mention have serious mechanical defects when it comes to closure of the jewelry as well. The former breaks easily, while the latter...

Ear & Body Piercing: Possible to 'hide' bridge piercing?, straight bar, ky jelly
straight bar, ky jelly, reinsertion: The easiest way to hide this is removal and gentle reinsertion. There are not many jewelry/retainer options for this area that don t just fall out. If the piercing is healed with no shedding or secretion, the jewelry can be removed, but the piercing will shrink....

Ear & Body Piercing: piercing near eye, transdermal implants, lesser of two
transdermal implants, lesser of two, corner of my eye: Both have issues with rejection, and the added issue of transdermal implants is later removal must be cut or torn out. I would consider the piercing as the lesser of two in risk for scar. The risk to the eye would be the same as an eyebrow piercing, mostly...

Ear & Body Piercing: when to reinsert or re-pierce ears, allergic contact dermatitis, water based lubricant
allergic contact dermatitis, water based lubricant, pierce ears: The piercings seem that they may not have finished healing. This could indicate sensitivity to the jewelry, which can be cumulative. Many people develop allergic contact dermatitis to common ear jewelry materials, http://jewelry.piercing.org/ describes why...

Ear & Body Piercing: Can I reinsert or re-pierce my eyebrow in the same spot as it was pierced before?, curved barbell, gentle guide
curved barbell, gentle guide, sterile technique: Stop by the studio for a free consultation if you are in the area. In many cases if the piercing was healed and left a hole, even a very small one, we can reinsert new autoclave sterilized titanium curved barbell jewelry through the same old tunnel with a...

Ear & Body Piercing: rook infection, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: It seems that you should see a doctor as soon as possible for treatment to save the piercing. In most cases you ll be able to keep the jewelry in place while treated. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold...

Ear & Body Piercing: Sensitive, weeping ear piercings, weeping ear, fluid buildup
weeping ear, fluid buildup, soap and water: Allergy to metals in contact with your skin tends to be cumulative, and the pieces you wear may be irritating, even if they claim to be gold or white gold because of the alloy. http://jewelry.piercing.org/ explains why platinum and titanium will be safer choices...

Ear & Body Piercing: Septum piercing, septum piercings, septum ring
septum piercings, septum ring, circular barbell: Looks like it could be a cyst or abscess, and should have medical attention to be removed. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes gentle care and frequent hot compresses that should help in the meantime until you can see a doctor. Handling...

Ear & Body Piercing: Surface piercings, surface piercings, scar reduction
surface piercings, scar reduction, dermal anchors: Some clients report that scar reduction can often be accomplished with an over the counter product such as Mederma. You can discuss further options with a dermatologist, some of which may be faster. http://www.piercing.org/faq/surface.html explains the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tongue numb after piercing, scar tissue, emergency attention
scar tissue, emergency attention, tip of my tongue: The white tissue at the underside of your tongue could be part of the scar tissue from your previous piercings. I that scar could be nerves, and with scars from seven piercings I would suppose that you would run into more issues from changes in the area. It...

Ear & Body Piercing: I think my industrial piercing is infected, heat pack, gentle care
heat pack, gentle care, piercer: Pain, swelling, discolored discharge and redness all can indicate infection. Your jewelry might not fit correctly if it touches any of the flat area behind the barbell and if it does not have extra length for cleaning. Visit your piercer and a doctor or dermatologist...

Ear & Body Piercing: I want to get a navel piecing for my 20th birthday but...., skilled colleagues, sterile technique
skilled colleagues, sterile technique, healing time: http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html covers most of your questions regarding care, healing time and what to expect. When done safely with our technique and jewelry the risks are not much more significant than a paper cut. Stop by the studio...

Ear & Body Piercing: 2nd and 3rd piercing, 18 years, demonstration
18 years, demonstration, ears: Unless you are over 18 years of age, most places will not pierce you, and the ones that will only do if your parents are with you. In that case, you can try to reason or bargain with them. Some parents are willing to weigh a piercing or two against good grades...

Ear & Body Piercing: belly button hurts, hot compresses, gentle care
hot compresses, gentle care, free consultation: Dear Allie, It sounds like your piercing may have been damaged. Did you sleep on it, bump it hard on something or recently change the jewelry? Did you get any products you might use into it accidentally such as lotion, bronzing product or shampoo? In most...

Ear & Body Piercing: belly button piercing on stretch marks, stretch mark, stretch marks
stretch mark, stretch marks, belly button: Yes, that rarely poses a problem. http://piercing.org/shop has examples of the safe titanium curved barbells we suggest for optimal healing, http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes our suggested care process for you to know more about what...

Ear & Body Piercing: blowouts, mederma, tht
mederma, tht, flares: Dear Jorge, Try to let the piercings back down a size or two to 5/8 or 9/16, and to wear double flared jewelry with large flares, then to roll the damaged tissue into the flares so it is tucked in and evenly displaced. You may need to see a dermatologist...

Ear & Body Piercing: bump on forward helix, anodized titanium, ring shape
anodized titanium, ring shape, heal 2: Dear Alyssa 1)Cartilage piercings commonly take over 90 days to heal 2)A bump usually forms from pressure or friction a)pressure from the angle of the piercing b)friction from the jewelry c)both from sleeping on it 3)The discoloration and swelling...

Ear & Body Piercing: When they do CAT scans or MRI's, cat scans, thepoint
cat scans, thepoint, body jewelry: http://www.safepiercing.org/PDFs/ThePoint_issue34.pdf has a pretty detailed article on the subject. Most body jewelry goes through medical scans without fail. The ball might need to come off if it is hematite stone, but even that should not effect the scan....

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage Piercing Please Help, signs of infection, gun type
signs of infection, gun type, cartilage: Since the damage is done, but can get worse from any attempt to heal with gun type studs, you have some choices to make. As you might expect, you could remove the piece and have it re-pierced properly when the tissue recovers in a few months. You might...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage Piercing Problem - Helix - abscess, gold earring, sea salt soaks
gold earring, sea salt soaks, hot compresses: When we see a bump on a piercing, it could be from friction in most cases, from the angles of the entry/exit points if they are not perpendicular to the tissue that the jewelry transverses, or from infection. Heat is usually a sign of infection, so if you...

Ear & Body Piercing: Changing my industrial piercing., new jewelry, free consultation
new jewelry, free consultation, barbell: Hi Samantha, It would be best to stop by the studio for a free consultation. We change jewelry for no extra charge any time you buy a new piece. That way we can make sure that you are healed enough to be ready for new jewelry. We can change the jewelry at...

Ear & Body Piercing: after care of piercing/stretching, delicate tissue, gentle care
delicate tissue, gentle care, hot compresses: Turning the jewelry usually is irritating and can damage the delicate tissue. We do not suggest having a piercing stretched, rather gently enlarging by this method: http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: cartilige infection?, warm salt water, safety pins
warm salt water, safety pins, appropriate care: Dear Jessica, Safety pins are unsanitary and it is likely that what you describe is both infection and also uncomfortable placement. It is rather easy to give yourself a staph, strep or pseudomonas or a variety of other types of infection. Although the ice...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear lobe, ear lobe, hot compresses
ear lobe, hot compresses, tissue damage: http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html explains how to gently enlarge without such stress. The tissue damage will probably repair itself in a week, but they should be treated with the same care as fresh piercings for at least a week or two after. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear piercing closure, liquid latex, makeup artist
liquid latex, makeup artist, dermatologist: Dear Stacey, As far as closure goes, they will tighten slowly if no jewelry is worn, but this can take some time. He may be able to pass with a bit of liquid latex from the makeup artist s bag of tricks. I have heard of ensigns using liquid band-aid product...

Ear & Body Piercing: Enlarging a piercing, piercings, person to person
piercings, person to person, holes: Dear Star, This will vary based on how you enlarge the piercings and your skin from person to person. http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html describes how we suggest to gently enlarge the piercings to get the best results. Although I have seen even larger...

Ear & Body Piercing: eyebrow piercing infected, gentle care, hot compresses
gentle care, hot compresses, eyebrow: This could be a challenge, Grant! Normally I suggest that you see a doctor or dermatologist. This tends to be a problem if you are under 18, but you will likely still need to. Perhaps dad would be a kind ally? http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing, smelly ear, flesh
Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing, smelly ear, flesh

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Piercing., scar tissue, washing my hands
scar tissue, washing my hands, dry skin: Dear Carling, http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html can walk you through some of the basics of what to expect from your piercing. In the first week, you can consider that dry skin and raised scar tissue could indicate extra stress on the piercing,...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing, foul smell, crusties
foul smell, crusties, fungal infection: It may be an infection, or a reaction to some product that you use for your hair or on the piercing directly. If there is a discharge or foul smell, you may have a fungal infection. It may also be a reaction to the jewelry, so you could consider a change to...

Ear & Body Piercing: infected tragus piercing, bactine, q tip
bactine, q tip, tragus: What you describe does seem like you could have an infection and would be best to visit your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible. The bump could be an abscess, and should get medical attention. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes...

Ear & Body Piercing: Lip piercing ( Snake bites), snake bites, dental wax
snake bites, dental wax, side id: Hello again Melinda, http://piercing.org/shop/ has a section for our suggested lip jewelry. These are comfortable labret posts with a rounded back to reduce damage to your gums and teeth. You might also consider to use a bit of dental wax from the pharmacy...

Ear & Body Piercing: Lump Under Old Lip Piercing, domed disc, jewelry
domed disc, jewelry: This could be irritation or infection. Irritation from the jewelry could be if it does not quite fit. Usually we downsize the jewelry after about two weeks if possible. Consider a post with a domed disc back such as http://piercing.org/shop/ has in the lip...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose screws. Ehhh., nostril screw, nostril jewelry
nostril screw, nostril jewelry, nose screws: I ve used a more comfortable option for years, the threadless barbell. It s the same size thickness as most other nostril jewelry, and comes in different lengths to fit each nose correctly. http://piercing.org/shop/ has examples and more of an explanation....

Ear & Body Piercing: Nostril Screw, nostril screw, nostril screws
nostril screw, nostril screws, surface finish: A change for a longer post would be a better than to try to adjust the nostril screw. Although nostril screws are in theory adjustable, in practice adjustment ruins the surface finish and can cause infection and scarring. Previously worn jewelry can t be re-polished...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing, special occasions, barbells
special occasions, barbells, belly button: http://piercing.org/faq/rejection.html describes what probably worked to damage the piercing, which you pretty much seem to understand. There really is not much you can do short of remove the jewelry and repierce deeper in the future, and to make sure in the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Plugs stuck??, natural jewelry, kaleigh
natural jewelry, kaleigh, flares: Dear Kaleigh, http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html will walk you through what we suggest for gentle enlargement of a piercing. In regards to your situation, you should be able to lubricate and push or pull and twist after a hot shower in which the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Redness around Navel Piercing, free consultation, atlanta area
free consultation, atlanta area, navel: It might be normal, but it could be an early sign of infection or allergy to the materials involved in the jewelry and your aftercare. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html can help you understand what to expect each step of the way during your healing....

Ear & Body Piercing: regarding current piercings, scar treatments, dermatologist
scar treatments, dermatologist, piercings: Dear Taz, It may not be possible for your piercings to close at all, other than to shrink. The longer you had the piercing, the longer it tends to take for the body to return to as close to normal as possible. This may mean that you ll need to visit with...

Ear & Body Piercing: Snake bites, snake bites, tattoo shops
snake bites, tattoo shops, piercer: Hi Melinda, I hope that you are not having problems with your piercings. http://piercing.org/pexy/standards/standards.html and http://piercing.org/pexy/technique/technique.html describes the safety precautions we suggest for you to avoid infection. ...

Ear & Body Piercing: scaffold piercing, woried, scaffold
woried, scaffold, piercings: Please forgive the delay in my response, I was flying home from a convention in Europe. Either switch to two separate bars immediately or remove the piercing. The angles at the entry and exits of the piercings are not appropriate for the jewelry selected...

Ear & Body Piercing: scar avoidance when removing eyebrow piercing, friction massage, shea butter
friction massage, shea butter, random friends: The best results that I have seen were from friction massage and an emollient with vitamins A C D and E such as cocoa or shea butter, and some with Mederma or other over the counter treatments. The frequent massage seems to help more than anything else...

Ear & Body Piercing: Just How soon can I change my nose screw to threadless titanium?, accurate result, slip of paper
accurate result, slip of paper, barbell: Dear Beth, Changing the jewelry is as safe as cleaning and moving the existing jewelry and can be done by ones self. With the guide, the change is easy and safe when you are comfortable, provided that you are hygenic about how you insert it. The pieces at...

Ear & Body Piercing: spacers, sterile gauze, soap and water
sterile gauze, soap and water, body jewelry: Most, if not all body jewelry can be cleaned while being worn with a bit of ingenuity. Some are easier if simply brushed off with sterile gauze, whereas others may need soap and water with thorough rinsing and blotting dry. It is not suggested that you remove...

Ear & Body Piercing: I want to get a tongue ring, types of piercings, dangerouse
types of piercings, dangerouse, oral piercings: http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html talks about how we take care of avoiding problems with oral piercings as an example. Even if we do everything right on our side, you can still have problems from mistakes that you could make with care and protection. ...

Ear & Body Piercing: bump at nose piercing, gauze pad, mechanical friction
gauze pad, mechanical friction, experience atlanta: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like an alloy of gold, copper, silver and trace metals such as you mention can prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium jewelry www.piercing.org/pexy/jewelry/jewelry.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: MY CARTILAGE, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, experience atlanta: Dear Cece, Often a piercing done with a gun and or slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage lump?, jewelry materials, chemical irritation
jewelry materials, chemical irritation, barbells: What you describe could be an infection and the bump may be an abscess from the infection or from a chemical reaction of sensitive skin. Some ear piercings do take longer to heal if you are sensitive to the jewelry or the care. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage Piercing is still sore, titanium jewelry, healing time
titanium jewelry, healing time, hot compresses: We suggest that you make sure you are wearing titanium jewelry as some material can be sensitizing your skin and prolong your healing time. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html explains material safety in more detail. It sounds like your piercing is not...

Ear & Body Piercing: cartilage bump, gauze pad, mechanical friction
gauze pad, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry: If there is no secretion and no blood this is probably scar tissue. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing....

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear Lobe 2nd Holes, jewelry materials, chemical irritation
jewelry materials, chemical irritation, ear lobe: What you describe could be infection and chemical reaction of sensitive skin. Some ear piercings do take longer to heal if you are sensitive to the jewelry or the care. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html describes what jewelry materials could be problematic....

Ear & Body Piercing: ear cartilage bump, hydrocortisone injections, tea tree oil
hydrocortisone injections, tea tree oil, sea salt soaks: Can you email a picture to my piercing.org address for a closer interpretation. If you have had a bump that you were not aware of for months, it will likely take a lot longer to get rid of than some of the others you have read about. Peroxide could dry...

Ear & Body Piercing: ear piercing, earlobes, special occasions
earlobes, special occasions, skin tones: There are several options: You can have a dermatologist repair the piercings to correct the previous damage [the best option], you can get larger backs to distribute the surface area, or you can get a small eyelet sort of tunnel to do the same. These are even...

Ear & Body Piercing: Flaking around my ear piercings, ear lobes, french hooks
ear lobes, french hooks, human implant: Antibiotic cream will not help allergic reactions. Once you are sensitized you will need to be careful about what you wear, or this will happen frequently. Consider titanium or platinum posts, rings and french hooks if you want to make sure that you will stop...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial jewelry, piercing studios, sure what kind
piercing studios, sure what kind, piercing studio: I suggest that you shop online all that you like for styles, and check out as many professional piercing studios in your area as you can. With this kind of piercing, you are best served to buy your jewelry through your favorite piercing studio, who can help...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing has bumps, mechanical friction, inner rim
mechanical friction, inner rim, titanium jewelry: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium jewelry for better...

Ear & Body Piercing: infected ear cartilage, ear cartilage, gauze pad
ear cartilage, gauze pad, mechanical friction: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium jewelry for better...

Ear & Body Piercing: Labret piercing still not fully healed, titanium jewelry, crusties
titanium jewelry, crusties, healing time: Dear Heidi, From what you describe it is certain that your piercing is not healed. http://piercing.org/shop has safe pieces That I ve had success with over the last ten years for only about $20. http://piercing.org/faq/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Lobe earring clutch won't come off, earring holes, sterile gauze
earring holes, sterile gauze, double glove: These piercings are not healed. If your piercing still bleeds, then it has not fully grown a layer of skin. You ll need to wear the safest pieces for a longer period before changing. Because you may be sensitive to the jewelry you are wearing, consider an...

Ear & Body Piercing: my labret, jewelry choices, titanium jewelry
jewelry choices, titanium jewelry, tattoo artist: From what you describe it may just need a new piece of jewelry. Make sure you are wearing titanium jewelry and that you don t use any chemicals that might irritate you on your piercing. If you need to clean it, use warm water and dry it well after with something...

Ear & Body Piercing: Does it leave a scar to remove my piercing?, skin color, scar
skin color, scar, 4 months: The scar left by a removed piercing is usually small, and tends to reduce even more with time. As your piercing is not completely healed, your skin color should tend to be darker that what it will be once completely healed, or if you had remove an old piercing....

Ear & Body Piercing: How long can I take out my tongue piercing?, tongue ring, intervals
tongue ring, intervals, few minutes: At this point, you might try a few minutes at a time, in longer intervals as an experiment to find out how long you can go before you feel it tighten. If you leave it out for hours without checking first, you may not be able to reinsert without pain and risk...

Ear & Body Piercing: Monroe, dangerous infection, mark monroe
dangerous infection, mark monroe, mae west: Dear Ann, Most of the details of your questions are covered at http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html and http://piercing.org/faq/minors.html The upper lip piercing could be nicknamed whatever you like, beauty mark, Monroe, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Mae West...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel Piercing, skilled professional, navel
skilled professional, navel, scar: Dear Helena, Possibly, and it may also be possible to reinsert the jewelry in the same location without repiercing by a skilled professional with a tapered insertion guide. If the scar is discolored or thick, you might want to wait until it normalizes and...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel Piercing Concerns, sea salt soaks, iridescent sheen
sea salt soaks, iridescent sheen, aftercare suggestions: Dear Kessa, Stop by the studio for a free consultation if you are in the area, or perhaps I can refer you to someone nearby. Aftercare should be continued until you are healed, and repeated in first-aid conditions such as if it gets bumped or handled....

Ear & Body Piercing: Nipple Piercing, colostrum, menstrual cycle
colostrum, menstrual cycle, discharges: http://piercing.org/faq has two helpful sections on nipple piercings for women and also about pregnancy and piercing. The discharge could be from either normal colostrum from her menstrual cycle, or it could be an unhealed piercing. If it coincides monthly,...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing, expert supervision, titanium jewelry
expert supervision, titanium jewelry, learning html: http://piercing.org/faq/learning.html explains more about learning safe piercing methods. This should only be attempted under expert supervision after comprehensive safety training. The results can be disasterous otherwise, with a near 100% infection rate...

Ear & Body Piercing: nipple piercing, breast feeding, many mothers
breast feeding, many mothers, nipples: Dear Michele, Piercing.org/faq has two sections on this: http://www.piercing.org/faq/breastfeeding.html and http://www.piercing.org/faq/pregnancy.html Many mothers wear appropriately sized jewelry for feeding if they like or remove and reinsert at...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, nostril screw, nose bone
nostril screw, nose bone, couple days: The placement of the nose piercing is often not correct with the gun. If you are happy with where it is, http://piercing.org/shop has safe, autoclave sterilized titanium pieces for the nose and guides to help you change the jewelry yourself, safely and right...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, horseshoe shape, abovementioned
horseshoe shape, abovementioned, barbell: I suggest you consider an easier to deal with piece of jewelry, the threadless titanium barbell examples shown at http://piercing.org/shop/ They are easily interchangeable and don t have to come out of your piercing for a new look. What you are wearing...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing question, nostril screw, dear angel
nostril screw, dear angel, disappearing act: Dear Angel, It seems that your jewelry may be too short, a too small head, and possibly made of a material or with a surface finish that is irritating to you. www.piercing.org/shop has examples of what we use for the nostril to avoid these types of problems....

Ear & Body Piercing: nostril piercing questions, body soap, scab
body soap, scab, work thanks: Dear Violet, The dried blood around it should flake off on it s own. Think of it as a scab that will come off when it is ready. Clean the piercing if it gets dirty, eg: sleeping on it, handling it, banging it on something. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Placement of my ear piercing, cartilage, piercings
cartilage, piercings: It is possible to have an idea of where it could go by placing a ring on the cartilage just under the first one you already have so you can determine the openings of the piercings precisely. Even still, if you do this yourself, you may run into problems...

Ear & Body Piercing: pros and cons, proper sterilization, safety precautions
proper sterilization, safety precautions, argumentation: http://piercing.org/ discusses many of the safety precautions that must be taken -- by pros ;) to avoid disease and infection as well as scarring and other such damages which could result from a botched piercing, or even a good placement and jewelry without...

Ear & Body Piercing: How to reduce the smell of Enlarged Ear Piercings, antibacterial ingredients, dish soap
antibacterial ingredients, dish soap, surface wash: As far as cleaning ear jewelry, a few things that keep them fresh: Don t wear them in the shower, and take them off and clean them during the day if you get sweaty. Remove, rinse and wipe clean the jewelry with cold water each day before you put them...

Ear & Body Piercing: Safest way to remove nipple rings?, epsom salts, water based lubricant
epsom salts, water based lubricant, dial soap: Hi Geri I would suggest you to remove your piercings after a shower and to clean them under warm water only while you shower. It is not necessary for you to use soap or any other chemical on your jewelry, just make sure your rings are rinsed off under warm...

Ear & Body Piercing: Snagged eyebrow piercing?, curved barbell, warm salt water
curved barbell, warm salt water, experience atlanta: Dear Jennifer, Although your eyebrow bruising is uncommon, it is not unheard of. Stop by our studio if you are in the area, or see your piercer right away. In the meantime, try to follow simple sensible care described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Snake Bites, oral piercings, professional situation
oral piercings, professional situation, piercers: There are very few piercers who will pierce minors, and fewer who do oral piercings on anyone younger than 16. The ones who do, tend to be less than professional, and could give you a disease or infection along with a scar and unsafe jewelry. http://www.piercing.org/faq/minors.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus piercing, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: Heat, swelling, redness, discolored discharge and pain in any combination or alone can all signify infection. The swelling may still be infection or may be from damage during the procedure or reaction to the jewelry: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus migration, inappropriate placement, gun type
inappropriate placement, gun type, care solution: Dear Lyndi, This sounds like inappropriate placement and aftercare combined to cause this rejection. If these were pierced with a gun type device, this is common because they are not designed to safely pierce all areas of the ear and body. The splits may...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus piercing BY MYSELF?, death cause, safety precautions
death cause, safety precautions, tragus: There are not too many good chances that you will be able to accurately pierce your own tragus, and much less avoid pain, infection, bleeding or worse. This can be a scarring mess. It is worth waiting until you can visit a professional to have it done with...

Ear & Body Piercing: Upper lip (monroe) piercing, gums, upper lip
gums, upper lip, friction: There may always be some erosion if the jewelry creates friction against the gums/teeth but if you shorten the post in a timely manner as you heal, you should not have that issue. http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html explains more in detail about the oral piercing...

Ear & Body Piercing: Whats coming out?, chemical irritants, oral care products
chemical irritants, oral care products, tony dear: Dear Tony, The white scar tissue and the pink/reddish possible abscess might have formed from irritation from damage, from your jewelry, and or chemical irritants that you put in your mouth, even common oral care products. Some people are sensitive to toothpaste,...

Ear & Body Piercing: 6 month eyebrow piercing, g forces, rough ride
g forces, rough ride, free consultation: Your piercing could have been bumped or damaged without your being aware of it on a rough ride. It also could have been damaged from the G-forces involved if the tissue inside was not fully stabilized. If you recently changed your jewelry the inside of the...

Ear & Body Piercing: belly pierced, belly button ring, salt spray
belly button ring, salt spray, percing: kd-2011@hotmail.com Dear Katie, This sounds like your piercing is normal. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes in detail what you should expect from the healing process. When you no longer secrete, and have grown normal skin, it will...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartillage Peircing (Scaffolding) flesh growths, scar reduction, fleshy growths
scar reduction, fleshy growths, hot compresses: There are numerous options for scar reduction that you could talk to a dermatologist about beyond my suggestions. If surgical removal is needed, they would be the best choice other than a plastic surgeon. When we see a bump on cartilage, it commonly appears...

Ear & Body Piercing: Clit hood piercing removal, lumbar spine, last moment
lumbar spine, last moment, many thanks: The longer you have had a piercing, the longer it can be removed for. At 4 years, a few minutes for an MRI should not be a problem, just keep the jewelry in if you can until the last moment and reinsert a few minutes afterwards or convince them it isn t necessary....

Ear & Body Piercing: Eyebrow piercing healing, hourglass, eyebrow
hourglass, eyebrow, jewellery: The longer you have a piercing, the longer it takes for it to shrink. If your piercing is less than a year old, don t consider removal for any period of minutes or hours without an appropriate tapered guide for reinsertion as described and shown here: http://www.piercing.org/shop/testimonials.htm...

Ear & Body Piercing: ear piercing infection, ear piercing infection, titanium posts
ear piercing infection, titanium posts, soap and water: The piercings should be cleaned with soap and water, and a pair of platinum or titanium posts should be inserted to allow for easier cleaning and to stabilize the area. The piercings are a tunnel of skin, which could build up sweat, oil and dirt and can get...

Ear & Body Piercing: Labret/Gum Recession, gum recession, ultrasonic toothbrush
gum recession, ultrasonic toothbrush, drugs cocaine: This seems like a good issue to approach a dentist with. You may be able to find a public health dental service affordable, or get a payment plan. Smoking will decrease the circulation in the gums and further the recession, so cutting back or quitting could...

Ear & Body Piercing: License, association of professional piercers, anatomy and physiology
association of professional piercers, anatomy and physiology, chemistry biology: www.safepiercing.org for the Association of Professional Piercers has some decent information for beginners looking for training. http://piercing.org/faq/learning.html is my basic statement on the subject: Legitimate credentials for piercers other than...

Ear & Body Piercing: New septum piercing, anodized titanium, sterile technique
anodized titanium, sterile technique, crusties: You should make sure that it is autoclave sterilized, and have it changed with sterile technique to prevent infection. This is the way I would do it if you stopped by, even if the piercing was fresh. Changing it at home otherwise could be infectious. Anodized...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose jewelry for initial piercing, nostril piercings, nose jewelry
nostril piercings, nose jewelry, barbells: In the last ten years, we have switched completely to threadless titanium barbells for initial piercing because we see so much less trouble with them than any other design. Custom decorative ends are available in just as broad a range as any other post type,...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose piercing, nostril piercings, ring shapes
nostril piercings, ring shapes, retainers: We use 18g for most nostril piercings. A very few are done at 16g or thicker. http://piercing.org/shop/ has examples of safe pieces and the tapered guides that will allow you to reinsert them even if they shrink a bit, so you don t have to worry about that....

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose piercing scar, steel alloy, gentle care
steel alloy, gentle care, hot compresses: What you describe seems like a piercing that may have been at an acute angle, rather than perpendicular to the nostril. From the discoloration, it may well have been an irritant material that the jewelry was made of and the stain of tarnish in the surrounding...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nostril Piercing, nostril screw, straight post
nostril screw, straight post, anti bacterial soap: What you describe of the jewelry embedding if you turn it, and the bump you have could be that the angle you were pierced at is not perpendicular through the nostril. The jewelry you are wearing may not be safe for the piercing, especially if it is a hand...

Ear & Body Piercing: new self pierced ears possible nickel allergy??, metal allergy, nickel allergy
metal allergy, nickel allergy, sewing needle: From what you describe, this could be both infection and metal allergy. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html describes safe materials [titanium and platinum] and http://piercing.org/shop has examples of pieces that we would use to prevent this kind of reaction,...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, gentle care, hot compresses
gentle care, hot compresses, bump on: It sounds like it was injured when the jewelry was changed, and possibly infected by that at the same time. It is usually best to keep the jewelry in place while healing at first, and would be easier to get rid of your bump by changing to an appropriately...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing...keloid?, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry
mechanical friction, titanium jewelry, jewelry jewelry: Your piercing is irritated, and until you can remove the source of the irritation, it will continue to return. It may be your jewelry quality or shape, or the care you were suggested. Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or...

Ear & Body Piercing: nostril piercing, ball nose, gentle care
ball nose, gentle care, hot compresses: Stop by the studio for a free consultation. It may need a change of jewelry for a better fit. In the meantime, if it is swollen, try an ice pack. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html describes gentle care and hot compresses for once the swelling is gone...

Ear & Body Piercing: Painful Piercings -- even after 5 days, titanium jewelry, hot compresses
titanium jewelry, hot compresses, piercings: I suggest gentler care, and hot compresses. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html can help explain this. You may be irritating them by overcleaning, or you may have an infection. If it gets worse, see a doctor. If change in care and jewelry helps, then you...

Ear & Body Piercing: Prince Albert: foreskin restrained causing phimosis, elephantis, prince albert
elephantis, prince albert, streching: Phimosis, the swelling of the foreskin can be painful and sometimes needs a doctor s care. Anti-inflammatory measures help, and contrasting compresses of ice and heat. Your piercing may need to have a looser piece of jewelry, as it probably restrains...

Ear & Body Piercing: my piercing, whitish color, brushing your teeth
whitish color, brushing your teeth, gentle care: Ice and gentle care such as described at http://piercing.org/care.pdf can help it get back to normal. Brushing your teeth and tongue with distilled water and a motorized toothbrush should help get rid of the whitish color from the drainage. The safer your...

Ear & Body Piercing: problem piercings with my venom's, scaffholding and dimple!, tongue piercings, venoms
tongue piercings, venoms, barbell: The tongue piercings you mention don t fit every anatomy, and when they pass through muscle, they can scar badly. You could consider anodized titanium, internally threaded barbell jewelry to help the scars diminish in all your piercings. http://piercing.org/pexy/jewelry/barbell/barbell.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: re-pierce tongue for third time, medical attention, third time
medical attention, third time, debris: Yes and no. If you pierce the exact same spot, you could have a problem with trapped debris that could abscess and require medical attention. If you choose a new placement, you should be fine. It may be possible to reinsert the previous placement without repiercing...

Ear & Body Piercing: Swollen Nostril Piercing, gauge jewelry, sea salt soaks
gauge jewelry, sea salt soaks, swollen nostril: Dear Catalina, it sounds like you have been pierced with a too short post for your nose. It is important to measure the thickness of your nostril in order to be pierced with the jewelry that fits right to you. If the procedure is gently done,and the jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: A stubborn microdermal., aftercare suggestions, dermal anchors
aftercare suggestions, dermal anchors, surface piercings: From what you describe your red bump could be a granuloma or abscess. These usually respond to thorough cleaning and hourly hot compresses. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html helps explain the gentle aftercare suggestions we make. If the bump is from an...

Ear & Body Piercing: i THINK my belly ring is infected...?, signs of infection, gentle care
signs of infection, gentle care, belly ring: http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes what to do for gentle care to avoid irritation or infection. It also details what to look for as signs of infection. See a doctor if the symptoms of heat, swelling, redness or discolored discharge or...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus, warm salt water, doctor asap
warm salt water, doctor asap, infection prevention: Try gentler care and a visit to your doctor ASAP for treatment. Stop by the studio for a free consultation if you are in the Atlanta area. It should be able to recover, but the symptoms of infection you describe merits immediate medical attention. http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: My tongue piercing is bruised, piercer, bruise
piercer, bruise, tongue: It seems that you may have a bit more damage from the piercing than ordinary, but a slight bruise is not unheard of. It should go away as quickly as any other bruise, and provided that the piercing is attractive and well placed, nothing but a bit more ice...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus aftercare and jewelry, earbud headphones, titanium jewelry
earbud headphones, titanium jewelry, barbell: http://piercing.org/faq/jewlery.html describes titanium and other materials and their surface finishes. Anodization is a way to make the surface passive and clean, and at the same time personalize the look by changing the color. No dye or coating is used,...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus and navel, tragus, piercing procedure
tragus, piercing procedure, barbells: My tragus piercing was easy on both ears. Most of our clients experience pressure, the release of pressure and some feeling of warmth with piercings. The procedure is over as soon as it starts in under a second. The piercing procedure is valued at $50 for...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus piercing, gauze pad, sterile gauze
gauze pad, sterile gauze, care advice: Dear Natasha, http://piercing.org/faq/aftercare.html describes some of the details in keeping a piercing clean, and what you should expect to see in different phases of healing. For the tragus in particular, sterile gauze tends to be my preference to hold...

Ear & Body Piercing: tragus piercing, hot compresses, anti bacterial soap
hot compresses, anti bacterial soap, bump on: The jewelry likely has been moving too freely. When a piercing gets bumped, slept on or moved around it can scar. If you have seen the bump come and go, it likely has a bit of infection and should be cared for as if it got dirty and needs cleaning until the...

Ear & Body Piercing: I was a wimp........................., vertical placement, suitable quality
vertical placement, suitable quality, quality size: Dear Alana, A new, autoclave sterilized suitable quality size 14 piece should fit with a bit of water based lubrication to ease insertion. http://piercing.org/faq/jewlery.html describes the selection of safe jewelry in more detail. People do seem to respond...

Ear & Body Piercing: Best way to let a vertical labret grow in?, emollient oil, scar treatment
emollient oil, scar treatment, cocoa butter: Removal should allow it to shrink and minimize naturally. If you use an emollient oil or over the counter scar treatment gel such as Mederma you may be able to minimize the mark. After you bathe, you can rinse, dry and massage your scar with an oil such as...

Ear & Body Piercing: My Cartilage piercing, titanium posts, q tip
titanium posts, q tip, gentle care: It sounds like you may have irritated it, and it would be susceptible to infection at this point. http://piercing.org/shop has safer, easy to clean titanium posts that work better than old fashioned studs for healing in cartilage. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilidge piercing, frequent application, soap and water
frequent application, soap and water, dry heat: It seems that you may still have a bit of infection. Some people have good results with antiseptic treatment at this time, others need to see a doctor or dermatologist. www.piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html can help explain gentle care. Daily cleaning...

Ear & Body Piercing: Closing Time, closing time, piercings
closing time, piercings, insertion: The longer you have a piercing, the longer it takes to close. I suggest that you have a tapered insertion guide made to fit each piercing handy to allow the piercings to be gently stretched back out right away to avoid the discomfort of having them reinserted...

Ear & Body Piercing: cartilage piercing bleeding, bezel set, bump behind the ear
bezel set, bump behind the ear, earlobes: Volpe, It is not usually safe to remove piercings that are still healing. Clean them with the jewelry in place in the future. The scabs that form should be cared for gently http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes how and why. Cartilage takes...

Ear & Body Piercing: How to change my Nose ring, water based lubricant, surface defects
water based lubricant, surface defects, nose ring: First, have the new piece inspected for surface defects and autoclave sterilized by a professional. Have the jewelry switched for you by a pro the first time to learn the easiest way. The old one can then be cleaned and lubricated with a little water based...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear piercing for a senior, metal allergy, decorative options
metal allergy, decorative options, gentle care: Modern earlobe piercing is fast, gentle and for the most part painless. The appropriate jewelry is a post, preferably in titanium or platinum for the healing process. Avoid steel of any kind to elude future metal allergy. The decorative part can be gemstone...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ears gauging, collagen and elastin, cocoa butter
collagen and elastin, cocoa butter, extra virgin olive oil: You should be fine if you go gently. If you do not like the placement, try the piercing in another position and let these shrink. http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html The link above explains this a bit as follows: Our approach to enlarging a fully...

Ear & Body Piercing: enlarged piercing has an odor, sterile gauze, shedding skin
sterile gauze, shedding skin, bathing products: Funny, another person asked this earlier today! The smell from body jewelry is usually a combination of things. Malodorous sweat and oil build up in combination with shedding skin, soap and other bathing products such as shampoo. Your piercings should always...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Piercing Options, ear lobes, anodized titanium
ear lobes, anodized titanium, silicone gel: If you ve had trouble with bumps, the angle of the piercing, the way you protect it from pressure and friction and the type of jewelry you use all affect the healing. The use of two small anodized titanium bars may be your best choice, and is what I usually...

Ear & Body Piercing: Industrial Q, hot compresses, piercings
hot compresses, piercings, slack: If the bar touches the area of skin between the two piercings, it can be irritating, and the bar may need to be slightly curved to prevent it from digging in. The swelling should be attended to with an ice pack until it goes down. Check the fit of the jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: industrial piercing., colored titanium, titanium bar
colored titanium, titanium bar, bottom hole: Consider a change to a slightly longer anodized colored titanium bar, or to two separate bars for healing. Stop picking at it completely, and try gentle care such as described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html along with the hot compresses...

Ear & Body Piercing: Lip [labret] Piercing Worry after change to black jewelry, cancor sore, screw threads
cancor sore, screw threads, scar tissue: This could well be an infection, and or a reaction to the coated black piece that was supposed to be titanium. Many of the bargain piercing retailers make pieces with exposed screw threads that can cut even a healed piercing and cause infection. The jewelry...

Ear & Body Piercing: Lip ring, proper sterilization, death and dismemberment
proper sterilization, death and dismemberment, bells palsy: Dear Melinda, To be quite honest, you should be concerned but not at all paranoid. The risks of even minor surgery or earlobe piercings start at death and dismemberment and go down from there! That s a bit funny, but really much of these certain problems...

Ear & Body Piercing: lip, high heeled shoes, titanium metal
high heeled shoes, titanium metal, surgical mask: You might like this article to clarify some of the issues with cheap piercings. http://tattoo.about.com/cs/articles/a/nobargain.htm There are important differences between procedures and jewelry qualities that make a cheap piercing unsafe and painful. The...

Ear & Body Piercing: M0NR0E PiERCiNG - FLATBACK C0VERED iN SKiN, scaple, unfortunetly
scaple, unfortunetly, piercer: The problem was likely the length of the post and the angle of the piercing. The thickness of the piercing needle should not have affected this in the way you mentioned. You could call your local clinic to see what it might cost. I d suspect about $30-50...

Ear & Body Piercing: Monroe piercing: Possible infection?, colored titanium, h2ocean
colored titanium, h2ocean, rubbing alcohol: This could be infection, and you should consider gentle care as described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html and keep your face wash, mouthwash, toothpaste and other chemical irritants away from it while it recovers. Consider seeing a doctor...

Ear & Body Piercing: Morbid Metals Jewlery (from hot topic), screw threads, morbid metals
screw threads, morbid metals, retail jewelry: http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html explains more about jewelry safety. So far I have not been pleased with the quality of the retail jewelry available in most places in terms of chemistry, surface finish, mechanical properties and microstructure, as well...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel Piercings Gone Wrong..Hope For A Third Time?, zillion times, crop tops
zillion times, crop tops, long island ny: From what you describe, your navel may no longer be suited for long term jewelry wear, but sight unseen I would expect that you can try again. http://www.mariatash.com/ in Manhattan are adept at navel piercing and jewelry, and make many custom designs to...

Ear & Body Piercing: Navel piercing removal, cocoa butter, shea butter
cocoa butter, shea butter, stretch marks: We have bars as examples at http://piercing.org/shop/ in different lengths. You may need 1/2 inch or longer to allow room, and we can get you what you need. If it bothers you, then you can remove it. Reinsertion is usually as easy as to get a tapered guide...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nose Piercing, sterile gauze, scar tissue
sterile gauze, scar tissue, soap and water: http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html can help you care for the piercing gently. A careful soap and water cleansing, dried with sterile gauze and then an ice pack should help it get better if you sleep on the piercing or bump it accidentally. Frequent...

Ear & Body Piercing: Nostril jewelry, nostril jewelry, curved barbell
nostril jewelry, curved barbell, sterile technique: It should work if your piercing measures at 1/4th inch, and has at least 1/16th inch extra room for cleaning. The 5/16th inch is more common for healing, but many people do wear that 1/4th inch length. If it seems short, you can always get a longer post...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel piercing trouble, curved barbell, steel ring
curved barbell, steel ring, piercer: It would be a very good idea to change the jewelry to a titanium internally threaded curved barbell post with anodized color and small ends. Steel tends to irritate many people. www.piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html explains this in detail. The sooner you...

Ear & Body Piercing: navel rejection, curved barbell, screw threads
curved barbell, screw threads, surface finish: Dear Rhiannon, You should consider removal and re-piercing it in an anatomically proportionate way with light weight anodized color titanium curved barbell jewelry with small ends such as shown at http://www.piercing.org/shop/navel.htm and http://www.piercing.org/portfolio/jeweled_curved_barbell.jpg...

Ear & Body Piercing: my new venom tongue piercing, piercer, consistantly
piercer, consistantly, redone: Not everyone is perfectly symmetric, but if you agreed on the placement before the piercing, and it appeared accurate but now looks different, the swelling may be the problem. Ice consistantly until you can tell, and gently stretch the muscles to help it get...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose and ear piercings have an odor, sterile gauze, ear piercings
sterile gauze, ear piercings, nose stud: The smell from body jewelry is usually a combination of things. Malodorous sweat and oil build up in combination with shedding skin, soap and other bathing products such as shampoo. Your piercings should always be rinsed very clean of soap and other residues...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, gauze pad, mechanical friction
gauze pad, mechanical friction, titanium jewelry: Often a piercing done with slightly irritating material like steel or an alloy of gold (usually including copper, silver and trace metals) can cause irritation and prevent complete healing. Switch to an implant certified piece of titanium jewelry for better...

Ear & Body Piercing: nose piercing, vitamins and minerals, nose section
vitamins and minerals, nose section, hot compresses: It probably is infected, like an abscess that appears on stitches when irritated or contaminated and will probably go away. There is more you can do for it than just clean it. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html describes the use of hot compresses...

Ear & Body Piercing: My parents won't let me..., multiple times, ears
multiple times, ears, tongue: Best of luck to you, more information is at http://www.piercing.org/faq/tongue.html to help you with the safety part. This may not even be possible legally in your area. Our regulations are quite strict, for example and prevent piercing under the age...

Ear & Body Piercing: pierced my navel at home, navel jewelry, navel ring
navel jewelry, navel ring, whitish fluid: From what you describe, it could be an infection. The normal healing is described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html and does involve a bit of shedding, as you might notice dried on the jewelry that whitish fluid. The swelling and hardness...

Ear & Body Piercing: piercings, piercing nipples, cross contamination
piercing nipples, cross contamination, scar tissue: Re-piercing nipples can be a debatable prospect, as the previous scar tends to have shedding skin and germs inside. Unless the piercing can be reinserted with a blunt guide to dilate the previous tunnel, or can be repierced in a different spot to avoid the...

Ear & Body Piercing: Removing Nose Piercing Safely, How to remove body jewelry safely
How to remove body jewelry safely: As soon as you feel healed like it, you should be able to remove or change jewelry with the kind of precautions that are used for surgical procedures, a full antiseptic scrub, sterile gloves, a mask and the like, but there is a simple caveat: If you have...

Ear & Body Piercing: repierce nose, nose pierce, scar tissue
nose pierce, scar tissue, thin piece: It is not likely completely closed, only very tight on the inside. A professional can usually get a thin piece of jewelry through after passing a tapered insertion guide through the piercing to reopen it. Re-piercing scar tissue can be risky, and can abscess....

Ear & Body Piercing: septic ear, titanium posts, sore ear
titanium posts, sore ear, soap and water: The jewelry could have been contaminated or have a rough or sharp or otherwise uneven surface finish. It could also have been made of something unsafe to wear. Change to platinum or titanium posts and let it stabilize, cleaning it with soap and water until...

Ear & Body Piercing: septum piercings, septum, imagination
septum, imagination, jewelry: Your imagination is the key, but often people will take a photo and draw on jewelry or hold a piece of jewelry up in front of the nose to visualize what it might look like. There s little harm in trying, as if you remove the jewelry later, any mark is hidden...

Ear & Body Piercing: smiley piercing, teeth and gums, occurance
teeth and gums, occurance, tooth decay: They can rub your teeth and gums causing irritation and damage to the enamel and root, as well as make your gums recede. A smaller piece of jewelry can help this be minimized, but there tends to be some damage in the long run from friction. Tooth decay could...

Ear & Body Piercing: Tragus pierced with a gun?, ear cartilage, titanium posts
ear cartilage, titanium posts, hepatitis c: Jewelry from the gun should not be used in ear cartilage piercing. Ear cartilage piercing should not be pierced with a gun for your safety. The tissue and cartilage is crushed and or cracked by the force, and the gun is not designed to be 100% disposable and...

Ear & Body Piercing: VCH pinching, straight barbell, colored titanium
straight barbell, colored titanium, titanium jewelry: The more you wear steel, the more sensitive you become to the alloy elements of chromium, nickel, etc. http://piercing.org/faq/jewelry.html explains more. The stiffness is most likely scar tissue buildup, and you may still have a small amount of swelling...

Ear & Body Piercing: Bruised nose ring, quality titanium, jewelry materials
quality titanium, jewelry materials, platinum jewelry: The discoloration may not go away without help from a dermatologist. Many of the common pieces for the nostril are made of materials that tarnish, causing irritation and infection and sadly their corrosion can make a permanent mark on the skin. If it feels...

Ear & Body Piercing: bump on navel piercing, proper surface, bottom hole
proper surface, bottom hole, gentle care: It is probably infected, and a month is pretty soon to change a navel piercing. What you put in the piercing may not have been appropriately sterilized jewelry with a proper surface finish, and both of those issues can cause what you describe. It would likely...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage Infection?, care solution, ear care
care solution, ear care, barbell: Ear gun piercing and jewlery should not be used for cartilage. http://piercing.org/shop has examples of the safe titanium barbells that we use. A thorough cleaning and an ice pack would be the gentlest way to calm an irritated piercing. The damage could...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cartilage Piercing discolored, gentian violet, purple stain
gentian violet, purple stain, tragus: This could be a bruise, or your piercer may have used gentian violet as a marking product, which leaves a purple stain on some skin. If there is soreness and swelling, an ice pack can help. http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html explains gentle aftercare...

Ear & Body Piercing: Cost/Cleaning, navel piercings, surface piercings
navel piercings, surface piercings, multiple piercings: The piercings that you are interested in are called surface piercings, and the placement does not really have a nickname. http://piercing.org/faq/surface.html describes what to expect. The cost is usually a bit higher than your average piercing. The navel...

Ear & Body Piercing: cartilage piercing earring back stuck, nitrile exam gloves, piercing pagoda
nitrile exam gloves, piercing pagoda, safety clutch: You will likely have to clean the piercing more thoroughly. The proteins from your body fluids can cement the back in place. This is another reason that we use the threadless titanium barbells as shown at http://piercing.org/shop instead. You don t normally...

Ear & Body Piercing: Diamonds in my wrist! Wrist microdermals, artificial hair implants, surgical implants
artificial hair implants, surgical implants, disasterous results: It probably should be removed. This type of piercing has the same problems as surface piercing http://piercing.org/faq/surface.html describes in detail, plus some others of it s own. Be aware that even after the area has scarred and stabilized, the pocket...

Ear & Body Piercing: Discoloration around the lip piercing, gentle care, upper lip
gentle care, upper lip, allergic reaction: The discoloration could be from your aftercare http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html explains gentle care that can help you soothe the area. http://piercing.org/shop/ has examples of safe titanium post options for your upper lip jewelry that can...

Ear & Body Piercing: dimple piercings, oral piercings, dimples
oral piercings, dimples, barbell: Cheek / dimple piercings are a bit more risky if you don t have dimples and may be best placed very close to the edge of the lip. Oral piercings are not particularly painful when properly placed for most people. http://piercing.org/faq/tongue.html explains...

Ear & Body Piercing: discharge from newish tongue piercing, salt water solution, yellow discharge
salt water solution, yellow discharge, related care: This could be infection, and if you changed your jewelry to a new piece that was not autoclave sterilized, it may require a visit to your doctor. http://www.piercing.org/faq/tongue.html can help you with more information about what you should expect and related...

Ear & Body Piercing: downsizing, 1mm, 4g
1mm, 4g, spacer: The enlarged piercing will not likely shrink back to a 1mm [18g] opening quickly, but should shrink quite a lot on its own, if given time. It seems like she is only at 5mm [4g] or less, which is not much to contract, and could just be left out for a few days...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear Piercings then stretching, scar, scars
scar, scars, ears: Piercings leave some sort of scar when healed, even when stretched correctly http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html explains more. If you wanted, you could start at 6g. The amount of how you may notice the scars depends mostly on you, how thick and what color...

Ear & Body Piercing: Ear stretcher/expander, no pain/bleeding, but there's puss., ear stretcher, metal cone
ear stretcher, metal cone, minimal pain: This means that you went too large too soon. You will probably get better with gentle aftercare, but take it easy and see a doctor if it gets worse or doesn t get better. It is possible to get a serious infection from jewelry that is not sterilized by autoclave,...

Ear & Body Piercing: Enlarging new ear piercings, gauge thickness, ear piercings
gauge thickness, ear piercings, ears: Since you didn t mention what size they are currently, I m going to assume that they might be very thin, such as 18 or 20 gauge thickness. http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html applies to healed piercings. Make sure that they are fully healed before you...

Ear & Body Piercing: ear piercings, contact dermatitis, open wounds
contact dermatitis, open wounds, ear piercings: Swimming will be irritating, and a potential cause for infection and scarring. Change to safe titanium post jewelry right away such as the examples shown at http://piercing.org/shop/ and keep them clean as described at http://piercing.org/pexy/recovery/recovery.html...

Ear & Body Piercing: ear stretching, anodized titanium, quality titanium
anodized titanium, quality titanium, glass jewelry: From what you describe, your piercing may be suffering from damage to the circulation of the skin and tissues involved. http://piercing.org/faq/stretching.html describes our gentle way to enlarge a piercing without pain, damage or infection. You may need...

Ear & Body Piercing: I got my earlobes pierced just over a week ago, and I have a few questions, hygiene reasons, earlobes
hygiene reasons, earlobes, secretions: The healing will vary from 30-90 days or longer depending on your health and how you protect the piercings. They should be cleaned for as long as they form the dried secretions, and for a week or more after that crust no longer forms to be safe. I would...