This is NOT ok!

Thanks to IAM:HollywoodPiercer for sending in this picture of a twelve year old child who walked into his studio — her older sister had pierced her lip using an ear piercing gun and stud. In addition to obvious contamination risks if the gun had been used on other people, the lip would very likely swell over the stud and engulf it, necessitating professional intervention.

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6 thoughts on “This is NOT ok!

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    Posted on 01-31-2006 22:26:23 by roo
    looks like her nose was a previous attempt

    Posted on 01-31-2006 22:30:25 by Neon Charge Eclipse
    Not only that, but the stud is actually in backwards, i.e. the backing is on the outside…

    Posted on 01-31-2006 22:51:17 by roo
    I think I’d want the stud in. The backing rubbing against your gums all day… yuck. But it’s not like the front looks especially comfortable either.

    Posted on 01-31-2006 22:53:24 by BadlyDrawnGirl
    wow… what are sisters for??!

    Thats horrible.

    You gotta wonder were their parents are.. my mom would have kicked my ass if i would have done that to my sister!!

    Posted on 01-31-2006 23:44:28 by t think kicked my ass would summarize the horrible shit my mom would have done haad she seen my sister walk around the house with that kind of mutilation hanging from her chin. My mom hates my sister and I\’s professional well healed piercings as it is. She would DIEEEEE after slaughtering me if I had done anything like that to my sister.

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    Kicked my ass? I don’t think kicked my ass would summarize the horrible shit my mom would have done haad she seen my sister walk around the house with that kind of mutilation hanging from her chin. My mom hates my sister and I’s professional well healed piercings as it is. She would DIEEEEE after slaughtering me if I had done anything like that to my sister.

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    Posted on 02-01-2006 01:12:55 by joshua
    it looks like her sister got to her nostril too.

    um, unless that’s a zit.

    Posted on 02-01-2006 03:29:22 by sam
    omg ewwwwwwwwww how could that happen

    Posted on 02-01-2006 08:10:06 by shewhitewolf95
    That would be a sister who would never see the light of day again. I have boys and if the older one got that brillant idea there would be all kinds of hell to pay. I do really wonder where the parents arein this case??

    Posted on 02-01-2006 14:24:42 by Sade
    if i did that to my little sister,my parents would kick my ass!now,the older child should’ve known better.she knows she needs and ass whoopin

    Posted on 02-01-2006 14:42:44 by Jets
    I really hope “older” means, like, thirteen.

    Posted on 02-01-2006 18:44:45 by sway
    Did the piercer explain what would happen and have her take it out? Or at least sell her some proper jewelry?

    Posted on 02-01-2006 20:45:43 by Nikkie
    I agree with most everyone else, my parents almost killed me when I did my own piercings, let alone if my older sister had of done them for me, we’d both be dead…holy crap..

    Posted on 02-02-2006 15:32:56 by HollywoodPiercer
    Mother was in the studio as well and didnt seems to mind. In a post on my page I mentioned that the sister also got to mom but she would not let me take a picture. The nostril on the 12 year old was previously pierced with the same method/hack. I will try to find that picture and post it here as well.

    Posted on 02-04-2006 01:00:11 by Kendra
    “Also go to mom.” What is this woman thinking!?! I don’t entirely blame the kids if they have nothing being said to even atempt to stop them from doing this.

    Posted on 02-04-2006 04:01:52 by .
    it’s not as if the girls or the mother knew any better, either. we need a bme taskforce.

    Posted on 02-04-2006 09:03:46 by Alkaline_fairy
    You’d think they’d have learnt after the nostril attempt.
    I didn’t even know “normal” (non piercer) people could buy piercing guns.

    Posted on 02-04-2006 14:58:01 by ukwherewolf
    it’s just plain wrong wrong wrong…

    Posted on 02-04-2006 15:39:16 by joshua
    dude, they sell piercing guns at sally’s. they’re right at checkout, too, next to the discount hand cream.

    Posted on 02-07-2006 11:59:54 by MissAmbrose
    I did my lips this way (four times in all, most are retired) with a pin and stud. Asides from the constant sting (and it got madd nasty sometimes) I had no problems…but I could have. What a bad idea

    Posted on 05-16-2006 23:04:30 by court
    I would consider “mad nasty” a problem.

  2. This is just plain wrong man! She’s 12! And it’s done with a gun! Does it get any more wrong? ‘Cause I can’t see how that’s possible..

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