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12 gauge 7/16" titanium captive beads

That's what be in the nipples now ...

It hurt, a lot .. a little more than the first time since it was scar tissue.

I'm not without my skills for enduring pain though .. I sat quietly and stared off at a single point in space, focusing on not analyzing the pain and not letting it echo around inside me.

My body knew something was up though. It had just registered two serious wounds ... and a whole lot of pain.

As soon as I looked in the mirror when it was all done and I got up from the table, it's like my body figured it out... and I knew this would happen-- it always does it like this. Can be any amount of time afterwards, I'm fine .. but when I look...


Hearing rapidly fades, my insides cramp up, I feel sick.. vision becomes a tunnel.. I gotta sit down. Damn ... endorphins. Adrenalin. SWEAT .. just.. pours down my face. The piercer gets me a cup of water and a lollypop .. which I down and suck on .. in a few minutes I start feeling better. Amazingly better. Ahhh ...

And then that's it! :)

Glad to have it over with. VERY glad...

- Keman


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Dec. 2nd, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Bro.. You... Are....Fucking.. Nuts....

You know you can now never go through airport metal detectors now w/o having to strip, right? :D

Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I guess you didn't know about my frenum piercing if ya say that .. ;)

It's .. down there.

Honestly, titanium jewelry won't really set off the normal metal detectors. Hand scanners, yes. But I've got other things lodged in me that set off those which prompt a much more unique response.

"A what?"

"It's a microchip implant .. there are two.."

"A what?"

- Keman
Dec. 2nd, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
*pets and holds* awww
Dec. 2nd, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
I get the same way after I have needles stuck in my arm for blood draws or whatever. Woozy and tunnel vision, etc. I wish it wouldn't happen, but I wouldn't know where to begin to suppress it. :P
Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely the same sort of response.

Except.. I can see blood and watch them take it and everything .. no problems! I find it entertaining.

It's only when there's a perception of pain from empathy. Hell I got really dizzy when my friend got his nipples pierced and I watched his expression of pain.

Maybe it's just that I care about others... :P

- Keman
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Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yep. The seatbelts suck. I'm wearing my leather jacket when I'm in the car for a while, the leather helps deflect the belt and keep pressure away. The truck I used to have kept an excessive amount of seat belt tension for whatever reason, and you couldn't get it to slack off .. so when I had these piercings before it was pretty annoying.

The thought of repiercing AGAIN would make me whimper and want to die. Twice is enough. I can understand what you went through completely.

As far as the 12 gauge goes .. this all is round 2. The first time was 14 gauge stainless steel. After 10 months of them absolutely refusing to heal, one even started to migrate a bit. An eye opening experience then snagged one hard enough to pop the captive bead out when I was moving a computer, and that was the last straw. Both came out to heal up and maybe try them again later. That was 3 months ago.

Thicker gauge is less likely to migrate, it makes for a tougher piercing but it does hurt more.

As for my body and stainless steel ... even my earring refused to heal with stainless steel. Stuck titanium in and presto, never another problem. My other piercing? Exact same thing.

http://www.bmeshop.com is the distributer for anatometal jewelry. They make some of the best Ti stuff (though bmeshop online doesn't carry it all) and at great prices too. These were only $12 a pop and took about 2 weeks to get.

I HIGHLY recommend Ti jewelry over SS.

- Keman
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Dec. 2nd, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
If you're not upsizing to a larger gauge, replacing the jewelry is easy. Depending on how old the piercing is, you may even be able to shine light through it! When I take my 12ga earring out, I can see through it in a mirror. It's creepy.

Suffice to say, put a little neosporin on the new jewelry and it'll slide in without much resistance.

The other cool part about Ti is the vibrant colors- they're very bright and after 3-4 years, they're still just as bright. Niobium fades pretty quickly from your bodys oils and soap and stuff.

The colored part, anodized titanium, is actually clear, but when light shines through it onto the reflective metal surface and then bounces back, the titanium oxide refracts it. The result is the appearance of color.

Just one thing to keep in mind: There is no such thing as true red or black titanium jewelry. Which is unfortunate.

- Keman

Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
See this is when a kink of *liking* pain would come in handy!
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