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New Opal Industrial by Phoenix-Cry New Opal Industrial by Phoenix-Cry
About a year ago I got an industrial piercing (any two or more holes connected by a bar) that just never healed right. I loved it dearly, but had to take it out.

Recently someone told me about a piercer that really knows his stuff so I decided to give it another try. I have to say that the piercer makes all the difference in the world so far! My first one was *so* painful to have done, this one was no pain at all (okay, maybe a little), it's only a few hours old and there is no heat, very little swelling, very little red. And he gave me some very detailed after care that really makes sense.

I wanted my industrial to be a little different so I didn't have him go through the front of my ear, rather the front of the bar takes a 90 degree turn and exits just before the curl over, this means there is no big silver ball on the front aspect of my ear, only on the back aspect. The 90 degree is secured with a plate instead.

The bar is long right now to allow for room for swelling, in three weeks I go back for a new bar that will have the ball fit snug against the back of my ear.

If you live in or near St. Paul, MN head over to the Holy Mackerel for your piercing!

And 'yes'...those are Doctor Who ear plugs!
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Coyoberman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy Mackerel is a great place from what Ive been told! Hopefully I can get there sometime...
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
it is!
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AmeliaMacabre Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student
Where did you get the DW plugs from? I need them in my life :P
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I got them off etsy, just search for Doctor Who plugs they'll come up. And yes, you do need them in your life!
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Dancerjo666 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I know what you mean in needing a professional who knows their stuff. I have a lady who I am really fond of but one of my piercings still hates me. I have taken it out and let it heal to re-pierce later, but sadly it still gives me trouble. Just like I absolutely love my industrial but it randomly gets pissed off at me and is all like "screw you I am gonna swell and puss for no reason." But I have 9 other successful piercings. So I do not mind. My nipples are probably my favorite piercing. They are really odd to play with.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
It makes all the dif in the world! how long have you had your industrial?
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Dancerjo666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I have had this industrial for the last 2 years. The first one I had for 4 years of misery.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
And to think I thought when I lasted six months of misery I thought I was doing good! My hope is to have this one healed in a year. That's what the piercer guy guessed.
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Dancerjo666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Wow I would say he really knows his stuff. I hate piercers who tell you that its a couple weeks to heal. I only know of one person who healed in two weeks, everyone else its 8+ months.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I was very impressed that he told me right up front that it would take a year or more to heal.
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Dancerjo666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Yeah. Most piercers say a few weeks. I would say you have yourself a winner. Too bad I didnt live closer, I would love to have someone like him. My lady is good but her priorities are definitely not where they should be.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This guy is awesome, he does a lot of training for other piecers and works to make sure that you know what you're getting into and that you have the knowledge to care for it right. Gave me a four page booklet on not just how to take care of it but also *why* to do it that way!
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jmeasguusi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
i love your Doctor Who ear plugs !!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Heehee, thanks!
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i see your a doctor who fan as well, i havent been able to watch anything from hin in the past 4 or 5 years thow we no longer get that channel and i no longer have a tv
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I get all my Doctor through iTunes and Netflix since I don't have cable!
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Luthlaya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great, both the piercing and the dw earplug ;)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thanks!
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Luthlaya Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always liked the look of these type of piercing, been thinking about it myself.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Dooooooooo it! But find an expert! Also make sure you do a 1 liter of distilled water to 1 teaspoon sea salt mix for all your soaking needs. Random salt mixing was what lead to my last industrial failing (too much salt in your soak water can lead to cellular burn and cell death and therefore no healing).
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, its on my second list of want piercings. :P There's another(s) I've been wanting more.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I don't think I dare ask where you want the first one.....
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, its not bad :P
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
uh-huh, riiiiight. Suuuuure.
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well its not O.o
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I saw these nipple shields (a type of nipple piercing) that were Sheriff Badges and was like...WANT. Never wanted my nips pierced until I saw those puppies. I didn't do it though cause the last thing I need to do is add more weight to those things!
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