Monday, July 23, 2012

My Industrial Piercing- Pain, Experience, Healing ETC

Hey lovelies!
So for those of you that are a regular on my YouTube channel you would know that ive recently done a "My piercings and Tattoo's" video! It was highly requested. Since posting that video, i now have my Industrial done- many of you have been asking me questions about it so i though id do this blog post on it, to hopefully answer your questions!
I like this piercing becuase its more of a "Unique" (if any piercing could ever be called unique)! I dont know anyone else who has it!
And in my opinion its a great unisex piercing! 




 

 

FIRST THINGS FIRST!

For anyone who doesn't know a "Industrial" also know as a "Scaffold" Piercing is basically 2 piercings in your ear, connected by 1 bar.
Most commonly though the outer rim of the ear, but it can also go straight though the ear!


THE PIERCING PROCEDURE

So like any other piercing, the area is always cleaned by the piercer prior to piercing.
There are 2 ways you can go about it, either get 2 separate studs/rings or go straight for the barbell.
The only issue is, more often a normal single piercing is roughly 18 to 20 gauge in size- Where as a Barbell for a Industrial is roughly 14g so many times the piercing may not be wide enough for a Barbell- So i recommend just going straight for the barbell, anyways that gives you the "true" Industrial look.

The Piercer will mark out where your piercing will be placed with texter, and then get you to double check....and now the fun begins.
What they did with mine was pierce the top part of my ear ( near my hair) first, and then put the needle straight though the second hole all in 1 go.
 Then with the needle still in, they attach the barbell to the end of the needle (it hooks in) and thread it back though your ear, so there is always either the needle or the bar in your ear. My piercer didnt put the needle in- take it out and then put the bar it, he just did it all in 1 go. Which in my opionion was better, its alot faster!

My Industrial piercing.


PAIN FACTOR

This is a hard one because i know that everyone has different tolerances for pain! To me i would say it was about a 6-7 out of 10.
It was not as painful as my traggis, which in my opinion was my most painful out of all my piercings.
It was more pressure and heat, and the sound of the cartage made my skin crawl!
I defiantly think that the bit near my hair was the most painful, i didnt even feel the second piercing go though! But also when they put the bar though that hurts a fair bit aswell! I would say that this is the thickest of all my piercings and yeah it did hurt, but in my opinion its well worth it!

AFTER CARE/CLEANING
So my piercer recommended a sailen solution.
1 Cup boiled water- Cooled
1tsp Salt
 Or you can use a solution that is made for newly pierced ears.
Im currently using Rossans Antiseptic Ear Care.

He recommended to wash my ear about 4 times a day. The more times your clean your ear the better and faster it will heal. YOU MUST ALWAYS have clean hands when your about to clean your piercing, this will prevent any contamination. So what i do is soak it for 1min or so, just to get off any crusties. Then i push the piercing forward, clean all around, then push it back and clean all around. Then i wiggle (not twist) the piercing to wash the solution though the ear.
Also when you wash your hair make sure to cup your hand over the piercing as shampoo can aggravate the piercing in its early stages. But if your not washing your hair its a good idea to let the water bead onto it, to help remove any crusties. DONT PICK AT IT! Just let it heal in its own time!
ALSO dont touch it, EVER! Unless your cleaning it.

So its now i think the 5th day of having my piercing and its still slightly tender. The first few days it was quite sore, and i couldnt sleep on that side. But now its starting to feel better.


SIGNS OF INFECTION

Warmth and redness around the area. Sore to touch and of course puss and all that good stuff! If your piercing is infection and its not getting better, either see a doctor or take it out! ASAP


HEALING TIME

Anywhere form 6month to 1year! Dont get slack with your cleaning, because that is when infection will start! Keep cleaning it till its 100% healed!
If your piercing is starting to feel itchy- that means its healing! YAAAY!


COST

Mine cost $100 including the bar. But it will depend on your piercer.



So i hope this has helped, and i hope that it has answered some of your questions about the pain and healing etc!
Let me know if you have any more!


For anyone that is interested this is my "Piercings and Tattoo's" video!

Lots of love

Jade xx

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Poison Ivy Costume

Hey my Lovelies
So i know that this post is a bit different form anything else ive done before! But for those of you who love fancy dress parties or Halloween this will be the post for you!
A few months ago i was invited to a birthday party, only to find out 1 day in advance that it was a dress up party! CRAP.....i was thinking, gees what am i going to wear!
All the costume shops where i live were all booked out and they are super pricey aswell!
So i decided to make my own!
This way your guaranteed a 100% unique costume, that you can have forever and reuse!




WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Green singlet dress- Supre $12

- Hot Glue Gun- Bunnings $8

- Green Fabric (can use a few different shades if you like) 2 mts of each $20 fabric shop

- Saftey Pins, Needle & Thread & Scissors- $10 Craft Shop

- Leaves- From the garden

- Old Head Band


OK LETS START!

1- Wear the Dress. This is the best way to see how it will hang and sit on your body when your wearing it.

2- Start with some of the green fabric- Im using the darker green silky fabric
Using the saftey pins pin the fabric to your dress. I started the fabric from my sholder.

 Then moved down to my waist and so on! Go crazy you can make some really cool shapes!

3- Carefully take the dress off. Find the section where the saftey pins are

4- Take the needel and thread and start sewing each section to the dress
5- I only sewed a little bit on each section (cos im lazy) then i went in with the hot glue gun!
SO MUCH FASTER & EASIER!

6- Now with the patterned green fabric- draw out leave shapes and cut them out! Cut out lots of different sized =D

7- Take the hot glue gun and glue the tips of the leaves to the dress.  I placed mine where the sewing was, but you can put it anywhere you like! I also glued some on the shoulder parts of my dress.

8- If you like glue on real leaves as well! This will give a really realistic feel to your costume
9- Take a old head band
10- And hot glue on real leaves or fake ones if you like!
I decided to use real leaves, cos they are free! IF you were to buy fake leaves you need heaps and it adds up $$$


LET THE BOTH DRY for at least 12hrs!


AND YAAAy your all done!
I hope you have found this helpfull! Please let me know what you think and if your going to give it a go!


MAKEUP
So i did film a tutorial for this, but ive lost it! =(
so ill just tell you what i used and what i did! Not the same i know but its better then nothing!

-I started by drawing the design around my eyes with a green eyeliner- Then i filled it in with a green eyeshdow
- Taking cosmetic glitter i glue it on the area using a glitter eyeliner.
-Applied feather lashes
- lots of blush and red lipstick

PRODUCTS USED
Sugar Pill Sweet Heart & Heart Breaker Palettes
Eyelashes from a craft shop (dont know that brand sorry)
Cosmetic Glitter (any brand will do)
Napoleon Perdis Double Agent Rouge Lipstick
SAVVY Rose Blush





LOVE YOU ALL

See you all soon!

Jade