^^NO. piercing guns are NEVER safe. Ive had few of mine done with guns, & wish I hadn't (I've had irritation & even had to take some out from damage).
They are not sterile, or can be sterilized. Which means they have germs, bacteria, & can cause infection. ALL of the earrings they use are not made to pierce thru flesh ...only a needle is. They are rounded on the end & not sharp enough. ...this is why they hurt like hell when done, & take longer to heal. They cause more damage to the skin (they actually rip thru, not pierce), which can cause irritation/sensitivity & even infection ...long after it is healed.
PLUS the people that pierce ears in a store/mall, have virtually no training in piercing or knowledge of the human body. They could puncture a vessel or cause more damage & pain then is needed. The gun also malfunctions A LOT, causing to pierce only halfway thru (& some idiot trying to push the improper jewelry the rest of the way). Or it gets stuck closed, then they have to rip the gun & jewelry back off your ear.... yes, this happened to me.
Needless to say, save your time & pain & potential hazard, & just spend a lil more $ for a professional body piercer. They do it quicker, safer, & virtually painlessly. BC they know what they're doing; they trained for a year, & most have even took medical classes. It's worth it.
They cost more, but Like everything else, you get what you pay for.
I totally agree with Ash. I got my two ear lobe piercings in each ear done with a gun and they took about 8 months to heal completely. When I got my cartilage piercing, it took 2 months and my industrial piercing also took about 2-3 months. I also found that the needle is much less painful, even though cartilage piercings are supposed to hurt more
OMG this is serious ! I didn't even think about the things you told!
I got to overhear a wonderful conversation that kind of relates to something discussed here. I was in my local chemist last week and one of the staff in the shop was explaining to one of the other customers how someone can have two ages (or more) depending on the different calendar their country of origin adopts. He was saying in his culture your age is measured by the number of years you have completed. So for me it would mean that because I was born 11 Oct 1974 I would only be 37 as he says I have only completed 37 years and will not be 38 (which I am in the UK). I like his calender best as it means I get to say I'm younger I found it fasinating when he explained it. It apparently came up because of the instructions on the back of a pill packet that says adults or children over the age of 12.
Hm. That's an interesting news actually never thought of that. Lol
I got my ears pierced 6 weeks ago at icing by claires and so far no swellingim gonna take them out when I get back from hawaii
Just make sure to clean themwell
(This might be a bit late) I got my helix with a gun and it wasn't bad at all. Yes it hurt for a week or so and I got some complications when I went swimming but it's not like I'm in constant pain. I got it in the beginning of this year (19 years old). I got my 'normal' earrings when I was nine. They were shot too. Don't remember having any troubles. My helix is silver and my earrings were gold.
But, did you got those ears pierced? And how is your experience?
try to find the nearest piercing studio, and not the ones who used guns. I tried guns, its fine and I don't have problems but I heard lots of people does. I got several piercings, though now I only have my belly button left.
Ooh cool. Just asking but anyone has tried of clip on earrings? They since even more painful than piercing! My friend is trying one since she doesn't want to pierce. P.s Ive gotten mine pierced six months ago. Healed pretty fast but I'm still not wearing any earring as I can get a scar and am in a middle of searching for stainless steel earrings.
I did, and it hurts, piercing is better. I would suggest you to get some earrings soon, otherwise your ear hole will heal and the hole will close. you also will need to find out whether you have metal allergies or not, if you do then you can't wear stainless steel. I have this allergy and can only wear gold, sterling silver and titanium.
Glad to hear it went well!
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