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Thursday, April 15th, 2010
9:21 am
Saturday, June 20th, 2009
12:37 pm

Hey there, I'm Marie, 18, and new to the world of piercings.

I've wanted an industrial for a very long time, researched it endlessly, and now I am prepared to take the plunge. I just have a few questions first.

1) Will the shop provide the first barbell that gets put in after they pierce me, or will I have to buy one beforehand? Are there different
2) What sort of questions should I ask when I go to set up the appointment/get pierced?

3) I know that I have to clean it very often. Thing is, I work in a food restaurant….would it be a bad idea to get it pierced and go to   
    work a day later? I just don’t want it to bleed/puss all over someone’s Tuna Tar-tar.

4) What ear do you have yours in? I was thinking getting it in my right, since I sleep on my left side, but at work I carry tray on my  
    right shoulder…so I don’t know.

Uh I can’t remember any of my other questions, but this should do for now.

Thank you!


edit// When it is pierced and the barbell is put in, is a tube usually used to push the barbell through the second hole? Because I've seen people who've had this done, and others who've had the piercer pretty much fold the ear to get it in...that scares me.
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
1:17 pm
Thin, flimsy ear??
Hi all, I'm going to get an industrial this week sometime. I only have 3 lobe piercings on each ear and vertical nipple piecrings so I'm very excited to add some more to the collection :) I just want to know if it will even be possible before I go in... my ears are thin, like I can bend them really easily. If I get a 14 gauge barbell, do you think it will weigh it down and cause my ear to stick out or bend? Maybe this is dumb but I want to know before I have any probs with my piercing. Thanks :D

Current Mood: horny
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
8:58 pm
Lumps around the piercing site?
My indy got a little infection, so I took the bar out and had some captive bead rings put in instead. Now the front one has formed an odd lump just above the site of the piercing. I tried to open it, thinking it was infection swelling, but it just bled. Anyone know anything about this phenomenon? Similar experiences?
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
6:52 pm
Question about new piercings
Hello all! I just got my indy piercing on Tuesday and I love it. I have a question, though. Did anyone else experience this -

The anti-helix part of the piercing seems to be fine, but the helix part (in the back) is still bleeding slightly. I am cleaning it with salt water and a Q-tip (I have to use table salt because I don't have any sea salt, but I've used table salt on piercings before so I figure it's okay) and every time I clean the back part, the Q-tip comes away with blood on it. Does anyone know how long that should happen? It's not a massive amount of blood, just streaks, but still I worry about infection/rejection/etc.

Thanks for your insights.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
12:54 pm
Indy Piercings and Headphones
Hello my lovies, have had my Indy for about a year now, but the one thing that drives me nuts about it is headphones. I'm almost permanently attached to my ipod, down side is trying to find headphones that work well with the piercing without squashing it or putting any unnecessary pressure (it's still not 100% healed, I'm a slow healer, it's fine when nothing irritates it though).

I'm giving headphones that hook over the ear a go, since I use the gym quite regularly and need something to stay in place during workouts, but if one gets pulled out, it seriously hurts. My (favorite) DJ style headphones put pressure on my ear and ear buds fall out. I'm disparing a little here, do any of you use a particular style headphone to not bother your piercings and are they ok at the gym?

Thanks guys.
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
4:54 pm
please help!
Hey all, i've had my indy for about half a year already but I lost my bar.
Is there anything I can do to keep it open?
I currently have a needle through it: fear of it being closed.
How long does it take for it to heal up?
Im Singaporean and i've tried 3 shops, they don't sell it anymore.
Indy bars are pretty scarce in Singapore. ):
Please HELP!

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
10:11 am
When you're cleaning do you have to twist the bar at least 360 degrees? Do you also have to move it back and forth through the two pierced holes?
Friday, June 8th, 2007
8:14 pm
I am so excited! I got my very first piercing EVER today and I LOVE it.

(By the way, my hair is not that colour. That is my mad 'shop skillz at work. Although I do one day wish to have it that colour. I think it would be kick-ass.)

Pain: Wow. Let me tell you where to get piercings done. TRIBAL EXPRESSION ON 16TH AVE IN CALGARY, AB. Do not ever ever go anywhere else. Keith is a piercing god. I cannot believe it. I've heard horror stories about this piercing. It is supposed to be one of the most painful. Whoever these people are (and they, unfortunately for themselves, number quite high) - they must be going to seedy parlours with piercers who have no effing clue what they are doing.

It did not hurt. It was uncomfortable, yes, but it did not hurt. I was very nervous. But when he put the needle through, I actually asked "um, is that it?". My ear was on fire, but it was kind of nice. I can see why piercings are addictive. Though I doubt I'll get another one anytime soon. This one takes 3 months to heal so I'm going to focus on that. Besides, I've been lusting after this piercing for almost 2 years. Yeah right I'm going to get another piercing done without tons of forethought. I'm the impulsive type.


Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, April 30th, 2007
5:03 pm
Hi everyone, I'm clearly new. I got my long awaited industrial last Saturday. It's healing well, despite the expected running (the sticky white stuff my piercer said would be expected), which is really nasty. I think it looks pretty good and hope it heal well.

So, my only question right now is how long should I expect this piercing to run?
Monday, July 16th, 2007
2:01 pm
Hello, lovelies!

I've come with somewhat of a dilemma, I'm afraid. 

There seems to be a bump forming near the top of my industrial.  Nothing big, don't fret - I just have no idea how it came about or how to get rid of it.  I suppose it's from my inconsistant cleaning.  Now that I think of it, it may be a keloid, but it doesn't have the characteristics of it...no puss, no pain, etc.

I'd supply ya'll with a picture, but, the position of it extra tricky, and I can't capture it correctly.  If I somehow manage to, I'll post it stat.

Any advice would be more than appreciated!
Monday, April 2nd, 2007
3:30 pm
Paid a visit to the lovely people of Cold Steel. I wanted an industrial through my right ear, but was told that my ear was pinned back too far to be successful. But they checked out my left ear and said it was perfect. 45 minutes later, 2 new holes, 2 small bars and was told to go back in 4 - 6 months for a bar to be put through. Julia (I hope I got her name right) is a fantastic piercer - it didn't hurt at all, just laughed my head off hearing the crunch of carteleidge!


I know they don't look aligned in the photo - but I promise they are!

Any tips on cleaning them would be appreciated. I'm currently using hot saline solution, soaking cotton balls and placing them on my ear for about 5 minutes, followed by laying down on my side, placing my ear in a little bowl full of the hot saline solution and letting it soak for 10 minutes, before i go to bed at night.

Naturally this is pretty uncomfortable, and I want to be able to look after it more often - and while at work. Is there anything I can get a hold of easily from chemists that i can use? Like an antiseptic wipe or something similar?

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
2:50 pm
Planning to get an Industrial Piercing
Though what I'm after is a bit more different.

I'm after one that's at an acute angle, so it's not going right across the ear iinto the top of the helix, but through mid-helix, close the the lobe, and up just before the top of the ear. Here's a diagram of what I mean:

Is a piercing like this possible?
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
12:21 am
Hi, I'm Kathryne and I'm new.

I had an industrial two years ago, I had it done at a flea market and it was a bad move, I know, I know. :p Anyway, they pierced it too low, so the bar ended up resting on the cartilage and it started to dig into my skin. I had to retire it after 8 months.

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And today I went to a professional studio because I missed my industrial, and I got it done right this time. I hope I can keep it for a long time, industrials are one of my favourite piercings.

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Anywho, that's my story, nice to meet you all. I also have a sure fire way to get rid of keloids if any of you are having them. :D
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
11:46 pm
1)  So, is cleaning my industrial for the rest of forever a regular thing or, is it possible to do it once-in-a-while?

I mean, I've washed mine twice a day everyday up until this week, because I've just gotten too goddamn lazy.  And well, it just builds up crust and becomes sore...and then I clean it.

2)  How exactly do I go about taking out my barbell?

My two month anniversary is coming up on Christmas Eve actually, and I was wondering if it's okay to switch the barbell to a shorter one it fits a little bit more snug.

But the thing is, I already tried unscrewing the top ball, and it wouldn't budge.  Plus, I'm too afraid that I'll end up irritating my ear, and it'll become infected.
Monday, December 18th, 2006
10:38 pm
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Indy turned 6 months old in October. Picture is from then.

The purple (but unfortunatly pinkish) barbell is from Body Art Forms. I love it to death; it's so lightweight and comfortable.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
4:31 am
hey guys... I've had my indy done for about a year...
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now--my question... I have to go to Military Ball in Feb. Its a formal event, which means having to get very dressed up... my dress is going to be either black or red (havent decided which one I want to wear yet...) What do you think I can do to dress up my indy? any suggestions? anywhere someone might know I could purchase a barbell thats not blue... haha... any suggestions on how I could dress it up would be greatly apprecatied.

Thanks so much!!!

Current Mood: ready for bed
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
5:42 am
I'm new!
Hey ya'll!

My name's Emilia, and I'm 17 (which on a regular old day is hard to believe, but I get by just fine.) and I just recently got my industrial pierced. 10/24, to be exact. I'm sure you're all just dying to know the story behind the actual piercing, huh? Well, it goes a little something like this. I turned 17 on the 21st, and didn't get any 'exciting' presents, money...if anything. So the idea of getting a piercing as a birthday present immediately popped into my head. I ended up asking my mom that night about getting it done, and she was a bit skeptical, as many moms are. By that point, I could really careless what her thoughts were, I wanted an industrial as a present, by God I was gonna get one.

I was so excited that I ended up calling the local tattoo parlor for the deets on piercing. I actually called around 9:30pm(ish), and asked if they do body piercings, after hearing the guy on the other line say, "Yes." I was all set.

This is getting so long, and I haven't even gotten to the juicy parts yet.

Anyways, so, exactly 3 days later, I was ready to go the shop, and do the deed. My brother's girlfriend tagged along, since she wanted her industrial done as well. My mom was such a pain in the neck the whole time, trying to reconvince me. Didn't happen. I was so nervous I actually started crying because my mom didn't even want to hold my hand, and being the big baby that I am, I just...lost some self-control.

My piercer's name was Chuck. A man of many words - and tats, for that matter. In a nutshell, he thought I was delirious...or something. I just kept asking if it was going to hurt, for how long, and if I'd look a little less than foolish with an industrial. All signs pointed to, "No." Good enough for me. The pain was tolerable, and timeless. My brother's girlfriend Liz thought she was going to pass out while getting her's. I didn't even hear a pop during my piercing, but her's instead.

I'm done...almost.

My indy has been really good to me thus far. It's a bitch if I hit it unintentionally, though...as most indy's would be. And not to mention when my hair gets tangled into the top piercing.

I've actually become content with cleaning my indy twice a day now. Sure, it's 6-8 minutes of Hell, but I get through it.

Oh, and the whole, "YOUR MOTHER LET YOU GET THAT PIERCED?1?!?!11" bullshit is a pain, but I love it all the same.

Okay, I'm done - promise.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
8:32 pm
well i have almost had my industrial for a year
so i'm gunna order some jewelry for my birthday
has anybody orderd from
maelstrom or bodyartforums?
Monday, September 18th, 2006
4:17 pm
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taken on a camera phone so it sucks... but yay! and the doctor at urgent care said it was infected... eff him
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