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Question by rcindy
Submitted on 2/8/2004
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My granddaughter just had her ear cartilage pierced, but is not permitted to wear an earring in that location at school.  Is there something she can put in the piercing to prevent its closing (like plastic)?  We need an immediate answer.  Her only other alternative is to remove the earrings she has and let the piercing close.


Answer by 29_pierings_in_my_ears
Submitted on 3/14/2004
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Yes you can get things called retainters from www.bodycandy.com they are 3 dollars and are see through so the piercing will not be noticable!

 

Answer by Chorx
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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i am afraid of getting a cartilage piercing. I dont like needles! But i really want a cartilage piercing! HELP!

 

Answer by Tracy Rich
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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Well I just got my cartilage pierced last week and I didnt feel the earring go through my ear. It may be different for people but if the person does it right it wont hurt at all.So if you really want it done go ahead and do it. I am not a big fan on needles either but dont worry about it. It doesnt hurt just take good care of it while it is healing in your ear and dont touch it with your hands unless you wash them first.

 

Answer by KIDintheHALL
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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When I got my cartilage peirced about three weeks ago, the earring got stuck on some cartilage and the lady had to wiggle it through..VERY PAINFUL. But she said that it doesn't happen often..its just my luck I guess. Afterwords, I felt really sick like I was gonna puke but after sitting down for a couple of seconds I was alright...needless to say I HAVE NO REGRETS ITS SOOOO COOL!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

 

Answer by Appin
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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Um, I'm trying to get my cartelage pierced, but I need some questions first. Like, how much does it hurt? What's the cost? Is there any danger ( like my ear just turning green and falling off). Would it affect my schooling and career?

 

Answer by chelie
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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i want mine done like today but i keep hearing all this scary crap that i dont knowe  what to do but i think it looks so cute ... ahhh what should i dooooo???

 

Answer by sweEtswimmer
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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i want to get my cartilage pierced but i'mhearing all these scary things about it.and if your going to get it pierced, is it better to get it pierced with a gun or needle and is either of them more painful than the other?

 

Answer by TeeKay
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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DON'T get your cartilage pierced with a gun.  Normally they don't clean the gun correctly, so you're at HUGE risk of an infection, and it also splits the cartilage.  Once that is done, it takes about a year and a half to heal.  A needle piercing will take up to 3-6 months to heal to where you can change your earring yourself.  Needles are also sterilized, and they hurt much less.  You'll experience less soreness and such, and paying more is well worth it in this case.

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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Okay, to everyone here. I have my cartilidge pierced and I am turning 13. I got it when I was 12. I went to Claire's and they wouldn't let me get it but they gave another place to go to. My mother and I went to a tatoo parlor. i was afraid, like most of you, but I was so excited. The guy that pierced it took a needle and just shoved it through the ear. Then he took out the needle and put the earring in. Although I though it would hurt I barely felt it. It didn't get infected, turn green or fall off. It was all worth it, so if you're thinking about getting it pierced use a needle, not a gun and it doesn't really hurt so go for it! Oh yeah, if they use a gun they can hit an atery or something bad and screw it up.

 

Answer by nina
Submitted on 4/15/2004
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i have a question ??? which one is better gun or needle???? i really want to get my cartilage pierced and my mom wont let me ,what should i do??

 

Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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Well this isnt an answer,but i need an answer within 2 days,im getting it done o tuesday if i choose to,i wanna get my cartlidge on the righ side,im 11 and a half and in year at school,i need to know will it affect me in school,and will i be told to take it out?I realldont know and need help,thanx dudes,peace.

 

Answer by TG
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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get it done by needle it doesnt hurt as much as the gun would. i just gotten my cartilige(?) done and it was worth the money. to all who want to get it done you wont have to be asked to take it out unless your school/work place says its a health hazard. but other wise no you dont.

 

Answer by Megan
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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hi if i get a cartilage pierced will it hurt lots and how much does it cost  .......................ps does it bleed:(

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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Hey Guys...Getting cartlidge with a gun is no different with a needle! I expieranced it 3 times! So yah for all you whos scared!

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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here is an answer to everyones questions: go to BMEzine.com and click on ears. read the experiences posted there. there are hundreds upon hundreds of them and they will answer all your questions and there are also tons of pictures to look at. but i do have to say- DON'T get a cartilage (or any) piercing done with a gun. it shatters your tissue, the jewelry is horrible, and it hurts A LOT more. both during the actual piercing, and afterward when you are trying to heal it. take it from me. i have 4 cartilage piercings. 1 done with a gun and 3 with a needle. the whole experience with the gun piercing was just horrible. oh and they dont bleed much if at all because cartilage has very little blood supply. hope this helps.

 

Answer by anglz
Submitted on 4/28/2004
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hey guyz...um, i got my left ear pierced on March 22nd...it's alright to take out my earring and clean it, right? as long as i put it bak in immediately? also, how do i know if it gets infected?

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 4/28/2004
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Oh my gosh! You Guys are so scared! I have 3 cartlidge piercings 2 with a gun and one with a needle. The on with the needle got very infected but remember everyone is different so some people efect to more things then others. I got 2 of them at ardenes and the other one at pauls piercings. Why are you all scared the needle and the gun are the same... but i found with me the needle on gets infected so i'mprobably going to take it out and then go get it done with a gun again.. So thats my opinon...Now all my friends are getting it done like in 2 days so they want me to go with them so yah... Thier names are Jessica and Mary-Kate. There really excited! So thats my opinon! Thanks again

 

Answer by Karli
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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hey!  Last night I was bound to get my cartilage pierced lol.  That really didn'twork because they were closed.  I am going to go with my dad and get it done tonight.  Help me I'm so scared!  Just tell me everything about it.

 

Answer by Amber
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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I'm 12 and this weekend im gonna get my cartalige pierced! Does it hurt? My friend say it hurt alot but im scared!

 

Answer by Goonka
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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  Hmm..  pretty sure that most of the posts I have read here do NOT have responsible parents.  WHO allows an 11-16 yr old to get any type of piercing OTHER than an ear lobe piercing?

  My son last year when he turned 18 couldn't wait and ran out to get to his eyebrow pierced.. it is STILL disfigured one year later and he had to use bolt cutters to remove it!  Within the first month, his eye blackened THEN began to swell shut.  That is when I convinced him to take it out.  The piercing place they use advised him to 'deal with it' since he already had it in and had scar tissue build up.  That is yet another problem. His eye will never return to normal.  THEN he went to get his tongue pierced. Thank GOD nothing has happened with that and it has been a couple of months so far.. BUT then he decided to go and get his cartilage pierced this previous Monday afternoon.  He woke up this AM with blood everywhere, ear swollen, head hurts, tongue hurts and his throat hurts. Called our Dr who flat out said 'rush him in to the ER because he probably has a severe infection that will cause him to be hospitalized".  
Well.. MOM is home.  He will inpatient for at least 3 days if not longer!  
  Sorry. .I dont care how 'cool' ya'llthink piercings look.. they are NOT worth the potential for health problems. And there are more health problems that arise from cartilage piercings than any other.  
  While I know that the place that did his piercings may be well known, I have to conclude they do not know what they are doing for two piercings of his to have gone wrong.  I guess I am happy that the owner of the place is the one that did his tongue.  Perhaps he needs to examine his 'help' better. And the hospital will be contacting the health department to investigate. IF the cultures come back with the bacteria that they believe caused this to happen.. they will be shut down and we will bring forth a lawsuit.  Dont try and tell me that is why you sign a waiver, cuz those waivers don't mean crap once someone is hurt OR becomes ill.  

 

Answer by hayle-marie
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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im gettin mine done for the second time soon, the first time i got mine done it woz with a gun , it didnt hurt at all, but it got infected and the earing went through my ear!!!, this time im gettin it done wiv a needle, im 16 and i swear the needle is best option!!!!!!!!!!!!! also get it done somwhere proper!! peace outX

 

Answer by Magz
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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Hello, uhhh my mom wont let me get my cartilage pierced. She is worried about it getting infected! I am almost 12!! help i want it done bad!

 

Answer by April
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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This is for "Magz". I got a cartilage piercing a couple months ago and the place I went won't even allow a child under the age of 13 to get it done. Mine still hurts and cartilage piercings can cause much worse infections and scarring than tissue piercings. If by chance you do find a place that allows it and your mother gives in, please follow aftercare instructions very carefully.

 

Answer by L:BVR
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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I don't agree with the comment on the gun, during the summer holidays at the end of year 7 I got mine done at Claire's, didn't even realise. The ear lobes are horrible compared to it...trust me. I'm getting mine done again! Yay! ^_^ and my belly and ear lobes...so excited!

 

Answer by L:BVR
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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Guns aren't bad...^_^ they're the better option for me...I'm terrified of needles...

2 MAJOR HINTS:
1) don't get facial piercings, too much risk of bites/spots...
2) DON'T - really don't - get them done if you suffer from depression/SI...its far too risky.

To Goonka: most parents don't mind getting piercings like ours...my friend's mam has her belly done and mine had her cartlidge done until she realised she couldn't wear it cause of her glasses...and another friend's mam has the little fold bone thing that's became trendy done...
And besides, responsible parents keep a good eye on kids' piercings, you can't control teens forever...

 

Answer by CHELSEA
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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Yall I got my cartladge peirced @ Clairs and yes WITH A GUN! YAll it dont' hurt! Please! Idano wut those other people are talking about but I no with me it didnt hurt, well okay after wards, i cant lie it KILLED! But i mean, i dont think the gun had anything to do with it! Ya' just shoved a sharp peice of metal in yer ear of course its guna hurt! You can use a gun or a needle, its a fact, sharp objects through skin hurt! lol but hay JUST DO IT if ya' want it go 4 it!.....its not THAT bad... :) Hope i helped!

 

Answer by nuttyellie11
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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i wanted my top of my ear done no affence u lot have totally put me off i think i will go 4 the natural look from now on thanx anyway plz reply

 

Answer by erika
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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cartilage piercings do not hurt. my sister pierced mine 2 years ago, and it was fine, but i let it close up. then i repierced it myself, but let it close up again, and just recently did it again. i`m totally fine and so is my piercing. it didn`t even hurt and it was done with a piercing gun.

to goonka: you say your sons eyebrow messed up, so he went back and got his ear done at the same place? that was smart. did you ever think that maybe it was his fault by not taking proper care of the piercing? or maybe he was allergic to the jewelry? and if he woke up with it like that, then he probably slept on it that night and somehow managed to hit it/snag it on the pillow.

 

Answer by miko1984
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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I just got my cartilage pierced a few days ago and i'm concerned about some of the deformities that happen with these type of piercings.  i am taking proper care of it but i am just concerned with the deformity thing.  i got it done at claire's with a gun and the barbell, it didn't hurt.it's just really sore now and only bothers me when i bump it or clean it..if any one can help about the question i asked, i will be more than grateful

 

Answer by erika
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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hey miko, that was one of the reasons i was skeptical about getting my cartilage pierced, but if it`s been a few days and nothing happened so far, then it`s all good. your ear will be sore for about a week *maybe more*, mine still is and i pierced it on saturday for the 3rd time. but you should be ok. enjoy your new piercing :)

 

Answer by ME! From earlier
Submitted on 6/2/2004
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I also got mine pierced in the thicker cartilage, on the outer edge, lower. I got it pierced with a 16G barbell.

I <3 it!!!

 

Answer by IMIK
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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i have 4 cartilage piercings and they all rock and one got infected and i had to let it close, but i honestly like the pain whne they pierce it..:)))))

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 6/12/2004
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Hey

Some of you guys are SOOOO SCARED!!LOL...
I've had my cartilage pierced since i was 7 on both sides! I have my ears pierced to death lol 3 lobe piercings on both sides & 2 cartilage piercings on both sides! I also have my belly done i'monly 12 almost 13 on July 6th! my mom is pretty cool! By the way the piercing doesn't hurt and it is better to be done with an ear piercing gun than a needle according to a local piercing place i called and asked them. If any of you guys have any questions email me at crazy_blonde_grl@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Cher
Submitted on 6/12/2004
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Hey Everybody!!
I just got my cartilage pierced, and it didn't really hurt. I mean it did a little bit, like a regular ear piercing, but its really no worse than that. It's a little sore now, but I mean what do you expect? lol. But yeah I got mine done with a gun, haha, I got it done at wal-mart, seems fine to me, as long as the people who are doing it know what they are doing it shouldn't hurt too bad.
So for all of you who are scared, don't be, you're just workin yourself up over nothin:-) haha. Peace ~ Cher

 

Answer by Catie
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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i've had my cartilage pierced for almost 2 years now, it doesn't hurt at ALL, i it actually hurt more when i pierced my ear lobes, but thats just me. also i got mine pierced with the gun, and it didn't "tear the tissue" or anything like that, they do clean the guns if you go to a store or somewhere that does it professionally...

 

Answer by Dana
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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What is the best place to get your cartiladge pierced at.

 

Answer by Nik Nak
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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hey every 1!i'm hoping 2 get my ear pierced 2 tomorrow @ the top in the cartilage n i wonted 2 know how long it will take 2 heel if it is dune properly n what happens n stuff. i've already had both ear lobes pierced 3 times on each side n is the pain like that? because it isn't much if it is WRITE BACK SOON PLEASE!!!!!! xxx

 

Answer by abby
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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i got my cartalidge pierced about 4 days ago with a gun...it was fine but i fink i must of lay on it wrong or my hair bugged it because now my ear is so big and puffy the piercings in so tight i cant get it out n if i pull the back to hard the actual stud if so small it could go through the hole if i pull the back uncarefully...so i dunno wot to do..ive tried getting it out,no such luck.so im just gonna keep it really clean and hope the swelling goes down..but my advice is  get it done with a needle..:) dont end up like me lol

 

Answer by sweEtswimmer
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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i just got my cartilage pierced today and i got it done with a gun it wasn't that bad but you know whatever...people say that when you get it pierced with a gun that it will tear the tissue and make a huge hole.....but it didn't and its fine now so i don't think it matters if you get it pierced with a gun or needle

 

Answer by runa
Submitted on 6/20/2004
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i just got my cataloger pierced today and bigot it done with a gun.

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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It doesn't tear tissue, the gun holds a risk of passing infection and shattering cartilage [this is where you ear can cave in at the top]. I've had my cartilage piercing with a needle twice, and it holds no problem, with no risk. As opposed to the gun which is a potential problem with risk of disease and deformation.

 

Answer by Randi_11
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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Hey ppl, umm... while I want to get my cartlidge pierced but I have heard alot of different stories so I really don't no wut to do. My 13yr. old cousin got it done and she said she didnt even feel it and then my 18yr. old cousin said she almost started cryin cuz it hurt so much..and they both got it done with a gone and everything is fine but I just have a few questions...how much does it actually hurt? my cuz said it feels like a lil pinch....and uhhh...does it get infected easily? How do I keep it clean to make sure its doesnt get infected? Thanx for the help...

 

Answer by Dora
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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I was 13 when I got my catilage pierced and I was begging my parents and finallly they said go ahead so they took me for my birthday.I was very nervous and anxious when we got to the piercing parlor because i thought it was going to hurt like heck but when the girl sat me down, she sterilized the area of the ear and the gun and then the earring went through.It didn't hurt at all and at first I didn't even know she pierced it, yet. However I have to admitt that the cartilage piercing did hurt when I feel asleep on that side of my ear (left side), other than that it was fine. I got so daring afterwards I even pierced my own ear myself, so I have three piercing on each ear, now!

 

Answer by sweet thing88
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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i just wanted to say i got my cartlidge peirced at claires for like 25 dollars with a gun and my ear is perfectly normal and its so cute i love it.  so theres nothing to worry about its all good and cheap

 

Answer by momo
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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uhm i was juss wondering which ear would the cartilage piercing look better on the left or the right?

 

Answer by J-Flow
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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Hey guys! i wanna get my cartilige pierced, but i don't know what ear to get it pierced in. Does anyone have any suggestions? thanx!

 

Answer by Dee_licious
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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Hey! i am 14 years old and i just got my navel pierced a month ago! i love it and now my 2 friends and i are planning on getting our cartilages done!....one of my friends is 13 and the other is 16. I was just wondering if there is a certain age we need to be in order to get it done, and if so do the ages vary if you get it done with the gun or with the needle?....please reply! thanx!

 

Answer by E-Rizzle
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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wait.. soo to anyone who has gotten their cartilage pierced with a needle..does it hurt or not???..just wondering 'cause i really wanna get it and i keep getting scared..lol hope you can help! thanks

 

Answer by Anoymous
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced about a year ago and it didn't hurt one bit!My lobes hurt more.All my friend said how much it hurt but it didn't with me.However it got infected and i had to take it out for a few days and take these pills from the doctor to help the slight swelling go down.However it's fine now and i'vehad no problems since.

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 7/3/2004
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Hey, I just pierced my cartilage about a month ago?  It really didn't hurt.  I jumped a little when she pierced it (BAD idea- it can rip your ear) because i wasn't expecting it yet, but it really doesn't hurt.  Because there's hardly any blood in your cartilage area, getting your ear pierced up there hurts less and bleeds less than getting your lobes done.  So if you've had THEM done- don't worry about pain in your cartilage.  You can pierce your left or right cartilage, it really doesn't matter; people have both.  They recommend doing the side that you DON'T sleep on though- so that when you sleep it won't bother your piercing.  That is really important.  Most places you have to be either 12 or 13 with a parent to sign forms, or 18 to do it alone.  I'm 18 and they made me show ID and everything, so don't try to pretend your eighteen; it doesn't work and they wont pierce it.  Hope this helps! Ummm ps: needles and guns are the same thing... there's a needle in the gun- it just goes through automatically so it hurts less because it's faster.  Guns are usually more sterile too. I would never get it done with a needle- too much risk of infection, pain, and deformities.

 

Answer by vixie
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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hey... i've been reading about this site and I'm very happy i did! the information here was awesome.. and i got my cartilage pierced this morning!! if your asking about bleeding.. no.. not unless go do to a nail place and they make u lay down because the blood rushes to your head. I got mine done this morning at trade secrets in the local Oshawa mall by a guy named frank. he told me that the gun is a bad way to go and i was pierced with a needle. he did a very professional job and i think any one looking into cartilage piercing should go through  with it.. but it does burn a bit after.. but NOOO NEEDLES DONT HURT!!! my cartilage piercing hurt way less then just my normal lobes!!!

 

Answer by Gretchen Holzman
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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Hey I got my done a few months ago and I was expecting it to hurt like crazy but actually it only hurt as much as getting my second piercing done. It hurt like a mess about an hour or two after because it was sore and I had long hair(but it to just below my shoulders since then). But people (especially teens) should get it done. I'm 15 and my friends thought it was awesome.
But if you don't want to take the earring out yet and she can't have it at school you could always put a band aid over it and say you cut your ear

 

Answer by Sports man
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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I play sports for school, and i want to get my cartilage done. BUT, the thing is, is that you can wear any type of earrings during games and events. If i get it done, i cant keep taking it out and putting it back in thats just stupid..what can i do?

 

Answer by kristal
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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I'm a cheerleader, and they make us put tape over our piercings. I have two on each ear-lobe and one on my left cartilage. Maybe you can talk to your coach about letting you leave it in. Tell him/her that you'll wear a stud. Hope this helps.

Kristal

P.S. It doesn't hurt. :) I didn't feel a thing.

 

Answer by Sports Man
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Yeah i tried asking my coach about it, but its a state rule that you cant put tape over it. Is there anything that can be put in the earrings place so you cant see it?

 

Answer by Jacki
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Wow... you guys are all so lucky!  I'm 18 and got my cartilage pierced last night.  I got my nose pierced over spring break, and it didnt hurt at all.  I went to the same place, but a girl that i never saw doing piercings before did it. eek.  I wasnt't nervous at all - i was expecting the no pain i had with my nose.  So I'm sitting there and she asks if I'm ready.  I'm all relaxed and say yeah.  holy hell... what pain when that needle went through.  then shes trying to put the ring in and i jumped cuz it hurt so bad.  She goes over to get a taper (a needle without the point, to put in the hole so it doesnt close) I feel something hit my chest. It was a drop of blood, all the sudden, I swear a river of blood was dripping all over my ear down my neck and down my chest.  it was horrible!!! my friend who just got her belly button pierced 10 minutes prior was shocked to see how much blood there was.  I was under the impression there wasnt't a lot of blood up there, too... but there sure is!  So the owner comes in and put the ring in lickity split! no pain! So i think you should KNOW who is doing your piercing, i think it made all the difference! My ear was really swollen, i was scared it would get infected quick... but it didnt't!

I don't know about guns or needles but the guy who pierced my nose and ultimately my cartilage told me needles were safer.  

I was told to not sleep on my pierced ear and to elevate my head with a few pillows.  The elevation prevents over night swelling.  Anyway... its fine today!  It doesnt't hurt, cleaning was easy and i can move it around (when i clean it).  Sea salt is a good idea for any piercing, it helps it heal so much faster!  

I love it though.. but I'm too scared to get it done again.  But everyone IS different.  So asking people how much it will hurt is useless - know the health and aftercare questions, not the pain rate.

Hope my story helped!

 

Answer by Zea
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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take a straw from a broom stick soak it in alchol make sures its clean by rinsing it after let it air dry burn the ends with fire make sure its thin enuff to put into ur ear and there u go im in JROTC so i know the feelin of them wantin to to not wear it on uniform days and cartilage don't hurt dispite what everyone thinks of it its like a pinch its over as soon as it starts thats all u have to think of 1 2 3 its over in and very cute or take a friend or bf 4 support but really its not that bad i have 4 cartilage would have 6 but let those close went back to get the other 4 at the same time what helps me make it through pain period tho its not painful is it won't kill u hope u conquer ur fear
Zea~

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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Cartilage piercings don't hurt at all compared to other body parts. The worst you should feel is preasure.  I have had it done both ways, needle, and gun.  In my opinion the needle hurt just as bad at the time of the piercing but alot less in the following day and week. It also healed alot faster.  To those of you who are afraid..I'd say thw onnly thing to be afraid of is getting addicted to them! which is easy! lol

 

Answer by Triad
Submitted on 7/13/2004
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I don't know, at the parlor i went to they said the cartilage hurt the most out of all the piercings you could get.

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 7/15/2004
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Im thinking of getting my cartilage pierced tomorrow....i think. Im gettin it done @ clairs and they use a gun. should i get it there? thxs

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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first of all, i just got my cartilage done yesterday, and it stopped hurting after 5 minutes. i haven't had any problems. my advice, get it done somewhere sterile like a tattoo parlor where professionals are doing it, not someone at Claire'swho's trying to run the register at the same time she's piercing your tender ear. also, the needle works best, you barely feel it. and yes, it does bleed, obviously, it's a part of body! but not long, as soon as it stops up, it's fine. lastly, wait till your older!! 11 and 12 year olds should NOT be getting cartilage pierced! I'm15, and responsible enough to take care of it myself. the best places to go don't even allow people under 13 inside, which is good. that's my opinion, as someone who's had it done and knows how it feels. don't be scared, and don't rush into it.
p.s.i wouldn't take advice from someone who can't even spell, if i were you!!

 

Answer by Summoneryuna
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced June 1st, i got it done at walmart by my friend who use to do them in a parlor but she used the gun, the only time that it hurts is when I lay on it, since then I have had it swell up once, and that was after I was playing around with the guys and it got pulled and all that (from headlocks) since then I have had a small pocket of clear liquid but I can still twist it and move it and it doesn't hurt, went to a Dr and they said to just use hydrogen peroxide and neosporan, which is helping but I am looking for any other ideas to deal with this, I really do not want to take it out.

And another thing, a reg earring was used, I am almost thinking that the barbell earring they used is irritating it, should I try to change it to a ball (plain and simple) earring?

Let me know thx

 

Answer by AJ
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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hey i luv piercings i got many!cartilage piercingz r mad kewl but yea they hurt..1 tyme i was brushin ma hair & by mistake the brush got stuck on the earring and that hurt lyke hell..u jus gotta b careful and if u take care of it well u shudn't hav a problem...out of all the 1's i hav which iz kinda a lot lol...the cartilage piercing hurt the mos..but datz jus me evry1 iz different so 2 u sumthin else mite hurt mo..but yea i'm gettin mo done and i'll let u kno bout it.p.s belly ringz r was up..i got all 4 sides done it looks gud...if u got n e questions or concerns jus holla 001 p.s.s molly no 1 iz perfect so ppl obviously gon hav mistakes including u but evry1 shud consider a lil bit bout wut evry1 iz sayin cuz they xpiernced iight i'm gon bounce fo real 001

 

Answer by Madison
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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hi i am 11 and I need info on a cartilage piercing my mom is taking me to Claire's next week to get mine done. Which looks better? left?or right? And Does is hurt? And how much does it cost @ Claire's for 1? Please Reply!

 

Answer by FhNcheerchik05
Submitted on 7/19/2004
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I'm 16 and I got my cartilages pierced in March of this year. I got mine done with a gun and I was terrified!!! It wasn't near as bad as i thought it would be. It stung afterwards for about a day. My ears are still extremely sensitve i have to cup my ear to lay on it when i sleep because it hurts to let it touch the pillow. I'm now having problems with them. They started bleeding and are REALLY sore, i think they might be infected but i dont know how they could be because I clean my ears and earrings almost everyday.I've heard a lot of horror stories about cartilage piercings I honestly wouldn't suggest getting them to anyone. They might be cute but there are a lot of risks, your cartilage can collapse, and you can get really bad infections, these are things my parents warned me about and i wish i would have thought about them more. Also if you are in sports where you can't have piercings DON'T get them til after the season is over, I made that mistake, they try to make you take them out before they are ready to come out and it's extremely hard to get them back in. I'm thinking about taking mine out b/c I don't want to get a bad infection.

 

Answer by Aragorn's Gal
Submitted on 7/20/2004
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Hey everyone.

Okay, so there seems to be tons of concerns/questions about ear piercings on here. Let me just share my experience quickyly...

Before I went to get my ears done, I did some research on cartilage piercings, and I ended up at this site somehow. Anyway, after reading a lot of the stuff on here, I was a little nervous about getting it done, but I finally did. I got it done with a gun at a beauty salon (not Claires or Ardenes, a place where they are trained to do piercings). YES, it was with a GUN, and it did not hurt at all. It's been three weeks since I got mine done, and I've been lucky cos it doesn't really hurt and I can now sleep on that side of my head. I have had NO problems with it, and I simply love it. I've been wanting to get it done for like 4 years and I am so happy I finally went out on a limb and did it. It looks and feels great!

But that brings me to my main point here:
It all depends on the individual, so just because it did not hurt for me, does not mean it will not hurt for you.

Here are the answers to some of your questions:

1. Do cartilage piercings hurt?
It all depends on the person, but from my experience it was only a pinch.

2. What side to get it on, right or left?
Again, that all depends on you. Usually, people put their hair to one side, so try to do it on the ear where it is going to be more noticable. As well,  whatever ear you think it would look better in, it's all up to personal taste.

3. How much does it cost?
Obviously, different places will have different prices. Check around, but don't go with the cheapest place cos that usually means they will not do a great job.

4. Gun or needle?
I got mine done with the gun, but honestly, the needle is much safer and it is guaranteed to heal quicker. And besides that, everyone thinks it is so expensive at a tattoo parlour, but it isn't. You can get one done for like $30-40.

5. How long does it take to heal?
From the reseacrh I have done, it's 4-6 months, but that is ONLY if you take care of it properly EVERY DAY. That means, cleaning it properly and not touching it.

And so, I hope that helps some of you out there.
Good luck with it and do your reseacrh before you get it done!

 

Answer by jodi
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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i got my first cartilage piercing when i was 12 and it didn't realy hurt that much.Im getting 2 more cartilage piercings in a few dayz and i can't wait.
My cartilage piercing was done with a gun but i did have my worries about this as ive heard some really bad things about having it done with a gun but i was ok.Ive had a few infections in the 3 1/2 years ive had it done but nothing serious and the infections were from wearing cheap jewelry as i have very sensitive skin.About 2 years ago at school i was on the football pitch and a football hit my ear and the piercing went into my ear and got stuck and i had to go hospital to have it removed and it bleed for a few days but a week or 2 later i could put my jewelry back in but it hurt real bad.But other then getting ya hair caught in it and ocassionaly catching it its a great piercing to have.And i advise that if you have long hair try and keep it tied back till its healed.
But i love having it pierced and can't wait till i get it done again.



 

Answer by dani
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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heey guyz i just got my cartilage peirced 4 days ago n yes i did it wit a gun. it didnt hurt at all.i dunt no wat ppl are worried about my ear is fine its justa lil sore but thats normal. as long as u take care of it youll be fine. guns n needles are the same thing.my cuzin got his done with a needle n he sed it hurt really bad. so i thnk guns hurt less. well thats my opnion. as long as the person whose doin knows what there doin you shuld be fine

 

Answer by rainrain
Submitted on 8/2/2004
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i got my cartilage pierced with a gun but my bought a kit and it came with a gun it didn't hurt and it healed in 1 month

 

Answer by Haley
Submitted on 8/2/2004
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hey guys, this isn't an answer but a question....im 11 and im getting my cartilage pierced tomorrow..im going to this really clean place where all of my cousin's piercings done. i'm getting it done with a needle ( dont wanna get an infection or mess friend's go to get their tattoos and up my ear ). i just wanted to know, and be honest, from a rating 1-10, does cartilage piercing hurt? i've read it really depends how u can take pain, but i just wanna know from someone close to my age and whose gotten one. I've been watching this ashlee simpson show and i've seen all the episodes..especially the one where she got her cartilage pierced...so if u can just answer my question..email me at Hidden Shad0w25@aol.com thanks...holla

 

Answer by Amberly
Submitted on 8/2/2004
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Hey y'all! Well, I'm got my cartilage pierced at the beginning of June, at Claire's, with a gun. Hurt? Not a bit, but it depends on the person. It's doing OK, but it was a little bruised (meaning, red and purple-ish), and it was a little swollen. It hurt to lay on it, but I could after about 1 month w/o any pain. Clean it really good, and turn it. I can change it in about 3 weeks. Good luck!

 

Answer by brittany
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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Hey peoples!....I got my cartilage pierced at my local super walmart about 5 years ago. Mine was pierced with a gun and all i felt was a slight pinch that hardly hurt. My cartilage was done with a gun. Although I heard needles are safer, In my experience the gun was quick and caused no problems. But everyone is different.

 

Answer by ashlee
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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hey i got my cartilage peirced 5 days ago and this morning it was SUPER red and on the verge of bleeding. i got it done with a gun at Claire's, and it didnt hurt until this morning. i tried to adjust the backing but the earring fell out and i coudnt get it back in b/c the whole wasnt fully formed yet. i have a huge bump on the back of the cartilage. i really loved the pierce, how it looked i mean, so should i get it repierced? or do u think it will happen again. please reply!

 

Answer by Lynzi
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I just got my cartilage pierced for my 13th birthday.  That was 5 days ago.  Yea i got it with a gun, but it really didn't hurt, jus a little pinch, but i do prefer the gun because it is faster.  But i won't lie, it was sore afterwords, but only when i cleaned it or accidentally touched it.  I already have 3 lobe piercings on each ear, along with numerous body piercings (it helps that my dad is a piercer) and it hurt about jus as much as my 2nd lobe piercing.  But it is really important that u have very good quality jewelery, or you could have bad reactions to them.  But i was scared because sum of my friends said it hurt alot, for a long time, and i had heard alot of stories of people ending up with deformities.  I do think that is important to think about, but if u are sure u really want it, go 4 it.  And about the kids who's parents won't let them get it done, ask for a lobe piercing, then when u get there see what they think about a cartilage piercing.  But i really don't suggest getting it if ur in any sports, or if ur school has strict dress code policies.  And if ur parents don't want u to do it, don't do it urself, they will make u take it out, and it's not worth the pain.  So if ne of yall want to talk or have ne questions u can IM me on Loztinmyownmind.  And oh yea, jus cuz i'veonly had my done for a short while doesn't mean i don't kno anything about it, i did research, and my dad is a piercer, so he's told me alot about it.  

So, later,
   Lynzi

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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i got my cartilage pierced today and it didnt't't hurt at all but me I'i'm different i got noxious and almost through up and got a really big headache and broke into a cold sweat it felt like the stomach flu. i got it pierced with a gun i it feels just like getting your ears pierced regularly hope i helped you some you can email me or instant message me if you have ne questions iloveskulls412@msn.com  instant message (aol) xpunkrockchiqx

 

Answer by LIL HON
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR PURE GOLD ?

 

Answer by kisso44
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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My dad is a doctor so he has always pierced my ears but before he does it he numbs my ear with ice. it didn't hurt that much.But he said i could get my cartilage pierced if i wear earings for a while and i want to numb it before i get it done but will my cartilage shatter because i'm afraid it will if it is frozen!?!   Help Help Please!

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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Hey, I got my Cartilage pierced about a month ago with a gun. It Didnt hurt at all and all it costed was the amount of one earing, I got 14k gold white stud and it was like $18 cuz it was $32 for the pair and half plus $2 to split it , i got it done at the piercing pagoda in the mall and it was painless.!

 

Answer by andora5012
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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To ALL concerned about a cartliage piercing:
I work at Claire's and i have been doing piercings for 3 yrs.
1.The reason we dont do cartliages on anyone under 13 is because of the risk of deformities.  OSHA has a policy and we stick by it.
2.As far as the gun not being sanitary.We clean them with germicide cleaner.We dont sterlize.But the gun doesnt touch your ear.  In fact the only thing that touches it, is the earring, which is set in a pre-sterlized cartridge.
I have my cartliage peirced twice, the first time it got infected, not the fault of the employee, but because i didnt take as good of care of it as i should. The second on is fine, after 8 weeks i was able to put a hoop in it and i love it.
The gun is not dangerous...You cant hit a major artery. If there were any dangers other than possible infection, Claire's wouldn't do it...If you are really concerned about the infection ask questions where you go to get it done...watch them clean the gun or needle.

 

Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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This really isn't an answer but, I want my cartelage peirced really bad, but I'm afraid it will hurt, plus my mom isn't to thrilled either. So, does it hurt and is there anything I can tell my mom to convince her?

 

Answer by ME
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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I have my cartilage pierced and I got my first one(on the right ear) done with a needle a couple years ago. And yesterday I got the other side done with a gun and I'm tellin yall it don't hurt at all I don't the only difference is with the gun is it takes longer to heal and you have to clean it more often. But in the pain both the needle and the gun are about the same. All these ppl is wimps who said it hurt cuz once it goes in it ova and you'll be like thats it? NO PAIN!

 

Answer by MISHYMOSHY
Submitted on 8/8/2004
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HEY, I GOT MY CARTLIDGE DONE LIKE ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AND IT HURT A TAD WHEN I FIRST GOT IT DONE WITH A GUN, BUT NOW ITS SO TENDER.  I HAVE A HABIT OF TOUCHING IT, BUT I DO CLEAN IT EVERYDAY.  HOW LONG WILL THE TENDERNESS GO AWAY AND HOW CAN I TELL IF ITS INFECTED.  MY EAR DOES NOT HAVE PUS COMING OUT OF IT OR ITS NOT BLEEDING, IT JUST HURTS.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  OK, THANKS.

 

Answer by Gummibearz911
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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Dear Madison @  Claires you must be 13 to get it

 

Answer by Nancy
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced 2 times. I personally just prefer Piercing Pagoda at malls and other places. It doesnt hurt, it just feels lyke someone stapled your ear, it was so fast it didnt even hurt. If you dont know if your allergic to earings, you should probably go for 14k gold earing first, its really fast n looks awesome. bye!

 

Answer by Ally.xo
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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Hey guys i was researching cartilage piercings because i am going to get a barbell that goes in one side of the cartilage and out the other. And somehow i ended up here...anyway when i got my cartilage pierced it was mortifying, i went to a place were i didn't have to bring my birth certificate so that my moms friend would bring me. And i found a place in the mall...there was a Chinese lady at the counter that bairly spoke English. and i asked her the price and so on. i finally decided i would get it done there and i did... guess who was the piercer go ahead guess... yes the Chinese lady. she asked me were i wanted it, i said the right side. and i asked her to make sure she wasn't going to hit that artery or a vain and she said "there are veins in there?" i wanted to run away! but i didn't! i replied yes , had my moms friend show her were to pierce it and she pierced it with a piercing gun...it did hurt. i am not going to lie to you. but it was worth it...needless to say she didn't hit the vein or artery. today it is healed and as you read at the top of my message i am looking to get another one!! :) don't worry it is painful but worth every penny!
P.S. mine was only $20

 

Answer by Jesserama
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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hey guys...first of all. i got my cartilage pierced july 2003, when i was 12. for all of you people who think that piercing with a gun is just as safe as piercing with a needle, you are WRONG. Needles are so much better for your piercings, and i am sure of that. i first got mine done with a piercing gun, and it was 6 months (the regulation healing time) before i decided to take it out because it simply was not healing properly. i am now getting it re-done tomorrow at a specialized tattoo/piercing place. i also hope you gun-agreeers are aware that guns are illegal for piercing purposes in Oregon and other various places. i am sorry if i offended anybody, but you have to know the truth. also, i think people who have piercings other than their ears who are under the age of twelve are too young, but their parents are DAMN cool! love ya, peace, god bless and happy piercing! ~*jess*~

 

Answer by Joseph
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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Well, I got my cartilage done today. It was done at my local shopping mall. I went to a rather, proper looking store, not something where teens roam and can stick metal wherever they want without experience. I'm 14, so i'ma teen, but I don't agree, with 16 yr olds piercing anyone. Anyways, I got it done, didn't feel it, and it's fine now, *knocks on wood* , it hurts a bit afterwards but not much. My advice, go with a needle if you really want to be assured you tried the right thing, guns are alright, for me it was fine, but theres always a chance. You can either take the chance or go the expensive yet right way.

 

Answer by annonymous
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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fack u ppl, just get it facking done, its doesn't facking hurt.... lol... k, sorry.  I have 3 piercings.  my first piercing was my left lobe, got it done with a needle.  didn't hurt.  then i went to visage and just wanted to get my right lobe done, but they told me it was cheaper if i get the pair.  So i decided to get my left cartilage and my right lobe done.  The lady said i should get the cartilage out of the way first.  so she got those done, didn't hurt one bit, but when she did the right lobe, it hurt a little, but not really.  both of them were done with a gun, but it was all good, they seem to be fine, no swelling.  its only hurts when i touch them

 

Answer by ~Danielle~~
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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Guns are safer than the needles cause sometimes the don't clean the needle and it can carry HIV and many other things! EWWW...
I have my belly done "14g needle" 2 cartilages on both sides"ear gun" and also I have 3 lobe piercings and now to middle piercings on my ear! Im only 13 too... I changed my email address now it is xxfrench_manicurexx@yahoo.com
email me with any questions!

 

Answer by sas
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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hey i got my cartliage done on both ears in december 2003.and i clean it all the the time but i just took it out like a week and a half ago cause they had these bumps on the bac ever since i got it.i wasn't sure if they were infected or not and still don't. i want them 2 go away.if any1 has an answer that would b great as soon as possible.
p.s.this is a great site

 

Answer by Kmoney$
Submitted on 8/12/2004
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hey ya'll i got my cartilage done 3 times on each ear. each time with a gun. the lower the piercin 4 the cartilage the more it hurts.... i have 7 holes in each ear .ALL done with a gun. so the needle/gun thing... its nuttin .. either way is fine. cuz my ears never got infected.... n i got my first cart. done at 11... im 15 now with 18 piercings.... :) ohh the eyebrow piercings...mine didnt get infected . neither did my tongue nose or belly .... just make sure u clean it everyday!!! ur piercings will be fine. dun worry bout nuttin!!

 

Answer by braggs
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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i am 13 years old and i am getting my cartilage peirced(most luckly if i dont chicken out!!)the thing is i have a lot of questions to ask!! i want this done with less pain but... i HATE HATE HATE needle (I HATE NEEDLES)

do you guyz think that a beauty salon does a better job than a tatoo place or a place like claires??

how long after getting it do it take to be able to take it in and out(if done with gun)??

how much does a good peircing place cost??

what about gym class...what am i going plz help me!!

 

Answer by braggs
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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i am 13 years old and i am getting my cartilage peirced(most luckly if i dont chicken out!!)the thing is i have a lot of questions to ask!! i want this done with less pain but... i HATE HATE HATE needle (I HATE NEEDLES)

do you guyz think that a beauty salon does a better job than a tatoo place or a place like claires??

how long after getting it do it take to be able to take it in and out(if done with gun)??

how much does a good peircing place cost??

what about gym class...what am i going plz help me!!

 

Answer by knich
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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i have 3 cartilage piercings and both my conch's pierced, they honestly don't hurt that bad and they are fun despite what people say

 

Answer by Angie
Submitted on 8/17/2004
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OK i had my cartilage pierced with a gun and a needle but i found it took longer for it to heal when done with a gun but either way is OK but i suggest getting it done with a needle it didn't hurt much for me but it might just be me :P

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 8/17/2004
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hey i got my ear pierced with a needle like two days ago and now its tuesday night and its super sore!! im taking like advil and stuff to ease it but i just wanna know if this is normal and if so how long till the soreness dies down?? if you have any advice please let me know!! thanx!

 

Answer by Erica
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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I got my Cartilage pierced 5 days ago. I got it done with a gun. I felt a slight pinch and it was done. I clean it twice a day with the antiseptic cleanser they gave me. It didn't hurt the first couple days but now it stings when i put the cleanser on and hurts for a while afterward. Do you think I have an infection?

 

Answer by blueorbital
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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I had my cartilage pierced 5 days ago. The place I went do didn't steralize the needle infront of me which I should have noticed right away, but I had a terrible ear infection 2 days later. My ear got swollen, red, shiny, and it was throbbing, felt warm, tingly, and hurt like hell when I touched it. It was all bad the only part that looked normal was my ear lobe..well because the ear lobe isn't cartilage and gets more blood supply. Anyway, I had a pretty ugly infection..one ear bigger then the other. I went to the doctor's office and he gave me some Ciprofloxin, which I've been taking and my ear isn't as bad now but is still swollen. The main problem with Cartilage piercings is that since there really isn't any blood supply going to the cartliage there isn't enough white blood cells (fight infection) that can get to the infection right away. Therefore, it takes a while for the infection to heal. And in some cases I've heard if the infection gets really bad doctors are actually having to go in and chop off parts of people ears around the cartilage area..sad but definately true..I have 2 cartliage piercings. My first one was done with a gun and that healed in like 6 months, it was at SUB Q in Sacramento, CA. Never go to WICKED, in Berkeley CA..thats where my infected one was done. Oh yea, and sea salt doesn't work..it's BS. Anyone can email me any comments or other questions, that would be great.    blueorbital83@yahoo.com

 

Answer by muse
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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I was desperate to get my cartallidge done but my 18 year old sister had it done with a gun and she was in agony. Its fine now but she has a lump where the cartallidge has been pushed to one side. I decided to have it done but I had it done with a needle. the guy who did mine sprayed numbing spray and then jammed a needle through and it was only a tiny prick but it began to bleed. It only bled for about 15 mins and it did the same about a week after. It didnt hurt one bit after but it was swollen and red. After a week or so it went down and now it is fine. I am ready to take it out now but i cant! I have tried twisting the ball on the ring loads but nothing happens and i really want to change it. so thats the only bad thing that happened to me but if u ask me GO FOR IT it looks really cool and no pain involved but i say get it with a needle.

 

Answer by elizabeth
Submitted on 8/22/2004
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hey i  just want to say im 13 i got 7 piercings total 4 lobes and 3 cartilage
5 were done with gun and 2 with needle.i
just want to know if you clean it other then a cooton swab when cleaning your  cartilage  becuz  with it i cant reach the  exact hole can you use  tissue ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  oh  yeah  its  the same gun and needle

 

Answer by Eileen
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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ok this is a question...i got my cartilage pierced 1 day before i turned 12 which wus april 10th... and since then its been hurtin 2 months afta i got it pierced i changed the earrings ALOT (I WANTED TO TRY NEW THINGS) then like 2 months later i got this big red ball on tha back of my ear but i put some ahlcohole and it crusted up and fell off... but since april 9th it been killing me and i want advice on weather this infection is serious or minor PLEASE SOMEONE HAVE MERCY AND HELP ME!!! lol p.s i got it done with a gun and look wut happened to me so think twice on weather u want it with a gun or needle and to give me the answer PLEASE! email me at xxnybabygrl69xx@aol/msn.com email me on msn or aol i dont care jus please help me

 

Answer by lucky_thirteen1113
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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I'm wondering about getting my cartilage pierced. My friend and I are going to go together, but we are really nervous. If you could answer a few questions that would be great.

Does it hurt more than a lobe piercing?
How long do you have to leave it in for before it is completely healed?
But most of all....Is it worth it?

Well thanks if you can help me. My friend and I are getting it done on Monday August 30. I think that it will look really cool for back-to-school!

 

Answer by MiChElLe
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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Ok Everyone!!! I Wanna get my cartiladge pierced(probably at claires) and all my friends have theres and theres no problem(all with a gun) also which side do normal people get it done (left or right) pleaSE TELL me!

 

Answer by Vanessa
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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Well, I'm confused.
Let's see, I have a friend who had recently pierced her cartilage with a GUN. And she said it didn't really hurt. I dunno, that was her opinion.
I have read that experts said that the safe ones are needles and the NEW TYPE OF GUNS.
Guns that were made to pierce earlobes are NOT MEANT to be used for a cartilage piercing! It would ruin your ear!
Best places, please go to tattoo shops. Do not go to cheap jewelry kiosks, etc.
I think some of you think differently because you all have different threshold of pain. Whatever it is, it will still hurt a bit no matter what. Needles are a bit more painful as, well, the guy have to push it in right? Ouch! As for guns, they just "snap" together. So, maybe there's a slight diff. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

 

Answer by kiko1127
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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Hey guys....to everyone who plans on getting it pierced...ill give the truth...

i got this done with a needle,pretty thick...and so he sat me down in a chair...i had my friend there to squeeze her ..i knew it was coming when she closed her eyes and looked away...not im not gonna say i didnt feel a thing, cuz i didnt, but it wasnt anything bad,i didnt cry or anything...and when you do get it with a needle it doesnt really hurt afterwards...and i got it yesterday and im fine...so hope u have fun with your cartilage piercing...dont be scared!...if anything its worth it:)

       bre- (12)

 

Answer by Cassie
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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Umm..i was just wondering if when Ur cartilage heals can it still get infected n does it still hurt?

write me back @ shokoiclsx@aol.com
thnx

 

Answer by AGK
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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I went and got my cartilage pieced today It look so cool It didnt hurt all that bad I had it done with a gun and it didnt take put a minute and it was over with. If you truely wont to get it done you will dont let the worry of a needle stop you it only last a second and when its done its done and it looks good. Make sure You keep it clean and I would use 24 k gold earring that way it would not be likely to get irriated.  I hope Ive help anyone that has any question now go for it. Remember you arent the first to get your pierced if they can stand it you can. The best place to go to get it done is walmart if you take a friend you can split the price of the earrings cause they sell them as a pair all you have to pay for is the earrings the piercing is free i paid 17.00 for me and my aunt and we used 24k earrings. and they give you stuff to clean it with. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

Answer by ileana8
Submitted on 8/27/2004
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On my 16th birthday (about a month ago), I was finally allowed to have my cartilage pierced. Great experience for me! I got it done with a needle, in a tattoo parlor, with trained professionals because I was extremely cautious about infections.
Warning: If you are going to have this sort of piercing done, don't go to a Claire's, etc. Please go to a location where the people actually have a clue about what they're doing.
Oh yeah, I have NO idea why 11-13 year olds are being allowed to have something like this being done. Granted, it's not as serious as a tattoo, but the children (because that's what they are) need to be responsible enough to care and clean the ear everyday or an infection and deformity could occur.
Good luck!

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 8/28/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced at Wal-Mart, yes Wal-mart. And yes, with a gun.  It didn't hurt or get infected.  It took about 6 months to heal and only cost about $7.

 

Answer by Leslie
Submitted on 8/29/2004
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Hey guys i just got it pierced like 3 days ago with a gun at Claires and My ear is swelling up, it hurts, and its purple. I clean it all the time....ANyone got any suggestions cuz i cant even touch it with out it  hurting! Please help asap

 

Answer by lil~scared~:(
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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ok i'm really SCARED because i'm going to get my cartilage pierced on friday and i've never done it before. what should i use gun or needle? how long will it hurt? wheres the best place to get it done please write back very soon

thanks

 

Answer by lil~scared~:(
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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ok i'm really SCARED because i'm going to get my cartilage pierced on friday and i've never done it before. what should i use gun or needle? how long will it hurt? wheres the best place to get it done please write back very soon

thanks

 

Answer by Katina
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced on the left top and it was successful. My second time i got it done at Ardenes,and at the moment. Its infected, and really swollen. I cannot get it out. Its hurts badly... all i can say is.. DON'T GET IT doesnt WITH A GUN.its horrible.

 

Answer by chattychick
Submitted on 9/4/2004
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My dad won`t let me get my cartilage pierced he says i need to give him a good reason and "I think it would be cool" is not good enough HELP i really want to get it done all my friends did i`m 11

 

Answer by Samantha
Submitted on 9/4/2004
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Well, I got my ear cartilage piercing about a month ago. And I changed the jewelery before the healing process was over (stupid me) and now I wanted to put my hoop back in and I ended up having to take it out :( But, when I did I noticed a big bump in the back and now I'm worried. Please email me with your answer at evil_lil_angel_2003@hotmail.com

 

Answer by aznsweet
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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I am not sure if I should get it or not and where could i buy thing to cover up my cartilage if the should don't allows it?

 

Answer by Petit.
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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  Hey, I just got my cartilage done about 4 weeks ago in TN. I got it done with a gun. Surprisingly, it hurt ALOT less than my lobes and was only sore if I touched it. I take very good care of it, and it is wonderful.  
  I considered using a needle to do it, but price was the ultimate deciding factor. Gun for $11, needle for $45. I went to the same place that my sister went to for hers, because she loved it. I got a barbell put into it with a crystal on the front. The healing time is rapid. They healed faster than my lobes. However, I do have a question. Just this past week, I have noticed a grey substance (powdery) to the piercing (around the front of the barbell),and it's easily scraped away. I was wondering if either the metal is wearing off in my ear, or if it is dead tissue because I clean it so often (2times a day with piercing cleanser and 1 time a day with a coat of Neosporin). I have never had problems with Surgical Stainless Steel before, but I do have a lot of dead skin behind my 2nd holes ( done about 4 years ago.)Does anyone have this problem, or have any suggestions on what to do? Thanks!

 

Answer by Eva
Submitted on 9/6/2004
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Okay well this is for everyone pretty much... Well, I was only 13 when I had my cartilage pierced on August 23, 2004 (it was 3 days before my 14th birthday). I got it done at Claire's (they made an age exception) with a gun and it didn't hurt as much as I expected it to AT ALL. I got it done on my left ear. It's a lot less painful than the lobe piercings. It only felt like a pinch to me. Also, the gun WAS sterilized and it was wrapped in an individual wrapper as well, so it was completely safe. It only hurt for about a day after I got it done. After that it would only hurt when I touched it or if I hit it on something. It's hard to tell how much it cost because I also got another lobe piercing on each ear that day, but I'd say it was about $15-30. Healing is about 12 weeks and you can change it after 6 weeks I think it was (don't remember off the top of my head). So, if you really want to get it done, it's completely worth it. BUT make sure you read the after care extremely carefully because it can get infected really easily - mine almost did because I missed a day of cleaning it. There's honestly nothing to be scared of.. I was terrified when the woman did it but afterward I wanted to get another one!

 

Answer by Bubbles
Submitted on 9/6/2004
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I am going to be 12 in about 3 weeks and I really want my cartilage pierced. I wear a fake ear cuff right now and love the way it looks but want a real piercing! They are really cute but I'm scared about the pain and risk of infection. I also wanted to know which hurts less and is at a lower risk of infection a needle or a gun? Another thing is my mom doesn't know about it how should I ask her?

 

Answer by nottelling
Submitted on 9/7/2004
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In response to Goonka.  Hi there. I'm only 14 but I know that your being irrational.  I'm not a stupid teenager who doesn't know anything until I grow up blah blah blah.  I've had my cartilage and my nose done, and neither one of them gave me much trouble.  Perhaps if you hadn't been so strict with letting him get a piercing done in the first place, he wouldn't have been so eager to get it done at the nearest place possible--in the shortest amount of time--armed with no background knowledge of the piercing and/or piercer, and more confused than a lobster who had a magnet waved in front of his head (lobsters use the natural magnetic force of the earth to distinguish their sense of direction) So basically, lighten up, and maybe the story wouldn't have ended in the emergency room.  Its the same with alcohol, drugs, etc.  Reverse Psychology! But then what do I know, I'm just a kid, right? Peace.

 

Answer by Jason
Submitted on 9/7/2004
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Dear Goonka,
If you think our parents are not responsible then you are just insulting yourself. You say piercing body parts  isn't  COOL well what are you thinking?! Letting Your son get his  tongue and cartilage pierced after his eye got all deformed? What is wrong with you? Think before you insult other people's parents! GOD!

 

Answer by bre
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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how can I convince my mom.

 

Answer by Marcelle
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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I am 45 years old..and just got my cartilage pierced...at Walmart no less.  I have always wanted to have one and this was my b'day present to myself.  It was done with a gun by a very neat young lady who was studying to be a nurse. (sounded safe).  It's been 3 weeks, I clean it every day and have had no problems at all. Anyone know what is the earliest I can change the earing?? I'd rather put in a little ring.

 

Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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I got 5 cartilage piercings two weeks ago. 3 right and 2 left. They were done with a needle. Getting them done was really painful. My ears are still sensitive there, but their healing. It's all worth it in my opinion.

 

Answer by KJ
Submitted on 9/11/2004
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I just got my cartilage pierced today. I had it done with a needle and it didn't hurt very much. You can feel the needle go in, but it only hurts for a second. Don't ever get your cartilage pierced with a gun. I have had friends that have gotten severe infections using a gun. In Florida, where I live and got my piercing, they have very strict laws about piercings. Make sure where you go is safe. I am 17 and I went with my mom and they made her get a notary signature before I could get my cartilage pierced. The piercing is not supposed to be very painful. If it is, it might be because it was done wrong.

 

Answer by Mary
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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I'm thinking about getting my cartilage pierced because well my ears kind of stick out, not a lot but enought to bother me, and most people I see with cartilage piercings seem to have big ears but they look cool anyway. So what I'm asking is will getting my cartilage pierced make me look cool or just make my ears seem to stick out even more? Please answer ASAP!!!

 

Answer by coco
Submitted on 9/18/2004
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To yall that want to know what ear to pierce i would do the one that you dont talk on the phone with and dont sleep on,. If you do that then you have a less chance of hitting it!!!

 

Answer by Wonderful me..
Submitted on 9/18/2004
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If you get it done at claires...usually they have the free piercing thing..(I paid 16 bucks for mine). And claires wont pierce your ears unless your 13+..I work for claires :)

 

Answer by princess12
Submitted on 9/24/2004
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This isn't really an answer but I really want to get my ear cartalidge pierced, I asked my parents like last night and they said no but is their any way you can think of that will persuade them and also I have questions
1. If you get it done with a needle does it use a clamp
2. How much does it cost
3. Can you have a barbell at the top of your ear
4. My last question is do you think ear cartalidge piercings make you look like a tart

please reply quick!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by gurl810
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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i got my right cartilage peirced during winter break i wasnt careful while brushing my hair and snap i was missing a small chunk. i got it done again but in right ear with same person. i dint go any where i got an aunt to do it no needle or gun with the earing it hurts less. hope it helps

 

Answer by D's girl
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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this isn't really an answer but does anyone know a place in Tampa Florida where it's safer to get a cartalidge peircing my last one got infected???

 

Answer by Devin
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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Needle's r better for cartilage i got mine done twice with a gun and 2 months later one of them got infected really bad so i had to take it out, so now i have to clean it every 3 hours and might have to go to the hospital for antibiotics so i would agree on getting it done with a sterile needle and not a gun.

 

Answer by Tayliee
Submitted on 9/29/2004
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Heyy umm i got my cartalige pierced about 2 days ago and my ear is red and swollen it hurt i got it done in the mall AFAZE what do i do i have antibiotics on it and i put ice but if i dont go down then what

 

Answer by Jo
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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this isn't an answer it's a question... I got my cartilage pierced about 1 month ago and I still can't lay on that side of my head.  My question is... yesterday a bubble-like thing appeared around the hole it is now filled with pus.  i tried to   drain it but it keeps coming back...what is it and how do i get rid of it?

 

Answer by Jenny
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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Ok guys... how can a piercing gun be any different then a needle, other then passing diseases? They are BOTH pieces of metal going though your ear... only with the needle you take it out and put another piece of metal in, (the earring). If your ear will get deformed from the gun, it will with the needle too! And I have my cartalige pierced with a gun, it didn't hurt at all. I barely felt it! The best place to go is at Clairs. You pretty much know you wont have a problem there because they have such a big business...they wouldn't want to get a lawsuit for an ear-piercing mess-up.

 

Answer by Briana
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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Hey Guys. I just had my cartilage pierced with a gun and they did a really nice job. It didn't hurt at all but your ear does get sore and you cant sleep on it, or talk on the phone, or put pressure on it. It takes about 2 months to heal. If you are afraid of getting it done with a gun don't be. Just make sure they have cleaned it and make sure they do it properly. If you notice anything strange ask them about it.

 

Answer by AJ
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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I just had my cartilage piecied about 3 hours ago with a neddle and it didnt hurt at all. it just felt a little funny when she took out the tube. i recomend the neddle! its much safer and doesnt hurt!

 

Answer by kai80087
Submitted on 10/5/2004
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i got my cartilage pierced about a year and a half ago....i LOVE IT!!!...fyi: it DOES hurt...not like right when you get it done, just for like a few days after its sore and u cant sleep on it...i got mine done in this relaly nice place..and its never been infected at ALL....just clean it and itll be FINE...

 

Answer by Taste_of_a_Poison_Paradise
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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Okay, I just got mine pierced. I'm 16 and I went w/ my mom to Claire's. I was a little nervous b/c of the needle, but not scared. The girl who did it had a tongue piercing (which is my next task after my ears heal), so I knew she probably knew her stuff. She took a gun. I knew it was definitely clean b/c she took out a clean one...brand new and never been used. I got both of my ears pierced. That was a week ago. They're sore, but that is to be expected. It cost 45 dollars all together. No, it doesn't hurt and it will be well worth it. Clean it twice a day w/ the antibiotic medicine. Keep turning them. OH...AND MAKE SURE U KEEP YOUR HAIR FROM GETTING WRAPPED AROUND THEM because IT COULD CAUSE THEM TO GET INFECTED!

 

Answer by Wondering
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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I went to get information about getting my ear pierced in the cartilage, where I went they said I could risk getting the side of my face that I get pierced to be paralyzed because of nerves running through my ear. Does anyone know if this is true??

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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I have quite a few piercings; Labret, Eyebrow, Navel (top and bottom) nipple, and an ear cartilage piercing. Out of all of these I found that the ear cartilage was the most painful when it came to healing. The actual piercing isn't all that bad (I had it done with a needle, no piercings other than lobes should be done with a gun as they can cause the cartilage to break and/or nerve damage.) But after I had it done any slight bump to my ear was pretty damn painful. After a few weeks it will stop hurting as much, but I wouldn't suggest touching it until it fully heals as it can cause infection. Use an ear care product for the first two weeks, but after that it's useless. Switch to sea salt (make sure it's sea salt) mixed with some warm water.. don't use too much salt, it isn't a good thing if it burns! Also make sure they pierce it with a ring. Bars can act as a plug for bacteria.

Ok all that said, it's an awesome piercing and very cute too. I recommend it to anyone who is considering getting one done.

 

Answer by tweetygurl09
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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i am getting my ears periced today  and i am scared just a little becuase i dont want it to get infected what should i do get  beacuse  i really WANT IT or just dont get it????

 

Answer by lee
Submitted on 10/8/2004
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the pearcing would be hard to get be cuase the last one i got was infected so i had to take it out.

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 10/9/2004
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Hey everyone i might get my cartlige peirced for my birthday and i am both nervous and excited i want to get it done with a gun because i dont like needles eaither but does it hurt? is it worth the pain? How long will it hurt? and which ear? please send answers cause my bday is in 15 days!

 

Answer by Julez
Submitted on 10/9/2004
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HEEY, i'm 13 years old, and got my cartilage pierced with a gun at claires...  it only hurts after you get it done, and i love it!! BUT... I need an answer to something.. there is a big bump on the back of my ear, right by the hole... it wasn't there before i got it pierced... WHAT IS IT?

 

Answer by courtney
Submitted on 10/10/2004
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i got mind's done 2 days ago it looks grate

 

Answer by elisabeth1212
Submitted on 10/11/2004
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I'm 13 and really want my cartilage pierced, but I've heard all these awful things about getting it done. what should I do?

-Elisabeth

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 10/12/2004
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i really want to get my cartilage pierced! but my mom wont let me! she thinks im "too young" and im 12! turning 13 in march do you have any suggestions to make my mom say yes? thnx ;)

 

Answer by pennygirl
Submitted on 10/13/2004
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Hi i have had my cartliage pierced for a while and you should do it too it doesnt even hurt at all you just cant sleep on it i am only eleven too.

 

Answer by Sabrina
Submitted on 10/13/2004
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i got my cartilage pierced about 2 months ago and it doesnt hurt at all at least for me it didnt for the first couple of days it did hurt a little when i touched it but it was no big deal./  and yes there is a chance of an infection but thats ONLY if u DO NOT take care of it. i got it done at claries and if u get the silver or gold ball its 25 dollars and u get a free starilizer and if u get the diamond ball it is 30 dollars and u still get a free starilizer.  i wouldnt worry about the pain or nething cuz i didnt even feel the ring go through my ear it wasnt untill like 5 min after i got it done that i felt it.

 

Answer by rachel
Submitted on 10/16/2004
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i got my ear pierced on the cartilage about a month ago... and now i need to take it out for a clinical class where we go to a hospital site ... now i cant get it out... its a ring with a ball... and they told me to twist it... buh it doesnt do n e thing.. ijust keep twisting and twisting and getting more frustrated grrr... if u could help me out id b rilli grateful...

 

Answer by sweet_kisses
Submitted on 10/17/2004
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hey!
I got my cartilage pierced last night..and they did it with a gun..it did not hurt AT ALL (it was just a little uncomfortable)! i was soo scared it would hurt..but after about a minute i couldnt feel anything..but my ear was really red. it looks soo cool so if you want to get it done DO IT! as long as you clean it three times a day with the proper stuff and turn the ring three times a day then it wont get infected..if you dont you could get califlower ear which is really painful and looks really bad..but if you take care of it you dont have anything to worry about. it only cost me 11 dollars to get it done (including ring and solution). I hope this helps! if you have any questions just email me at Wildmonkey00@aol.com!

 

Answer by Abby (not the same as above)
Submitted on 10/17/2004
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My mum took me to Clares once to have my Ear Catalige piercid but i changed my mind coz i was 2 Scared coz alot of peaple have to,d me it hurt.I wouldant mind having my belly button pearced but does that hurt

 

Answer by aly
Submitted on 10/17/2004
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i persed mine by my self with a neddle i dosent hurt at all you just burn the naddle num your ear with ice an stick the neddle in
and theres not cost it diddnt bleed and it heald quickly! so have fun!

 

Answer by Sara
Submitted on 10/23/2004
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this isnt an answer its a qustion but i got my cartliage percied about 3 months ago. and i dont know if its healed i have 4 other percing but there not on cartliage what do i do to see if its healed?

 

Answer by liltyedye
Submitted on 10/23/2004
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hey guys i just got my cartlige peirced 4 1/2 weeks ago and i got one done at a tattoo parlor and one at another placed the tattoo parlor used a needle and it didnt hurt all that bad that was on my left the other one is on my right and i got it done with a gun all in the same day they felt almost the same i think the needle hurt a little worse but i love it no regrets.

 

Answer by Clemsongal
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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i got my cartilage pierced last week friday it's cool. I'm not a fan of needles either but it was worth it and it only cost$21. She did it with the needle that was the only thing i felt and it wasn't bad @ all. just pinch your ear as hard as you can stand the pain and believe it or not that hurts more that the needle. but it's cool don't be scared and just remember to clean it. I use bactine and q-tips. so if you wanna get it done go ahead.

 

Answer by Paula
Submitted on 10/29/2004
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HEY i got ma nose pierced last wk a needle n it dint hurt as much as i thought it would do  n i would really recommend getting it dun yourself!! it cost me a 10 n i love it! def get any piercing with a needle!!

 

Answer by TAYLOR
Submitted on 10/30/2004
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I would recommend using 14kt gold earrings
they are sterile and are good for people with sensitive ears so that they won't get infected.I have sensitive ears and when I put in a normal earring I only leave it in for like 1 day and then I change it back.I keep a 14kt gold earring in all the time.

 

Answer by Manda
Submitted on 10/31/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced Friday for my Birthday, it didnt hurt one bit. But I was wondering, I got mines on my left, and alot of my friends have it on the right. Does it matter which side?

 

Answer by carmidy
Submitted on 11/1/2004
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Can someone help me? I've had my cartilage pierced for about 2 years now... it wont heal! They used a gun on my ear but i never knew they could use a needle... the person that pierced it made the hole crooked so i didnt want to wear the stud they put in it so i switched it to a silver hoop and it felt like it healed for a long time but i'd have to take it out for cheerleading about 3 months after that and it would start hurting again and its been doing it forever... i cant wear studs because it looks weird and i dont know how to make it heal... i try cleaning it once and a while but it seems when i do that it just starts to hurt worse. i REALLY dont want to let it close!!!!! can someone just give me some tips on how to make it heal?

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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hey..i really want my cartilage pierced but i dont think my parents r gona let me.. if i go get it pierced without them knowing, do u think they'll ever find out?? like does it get infected often cuz i dont wanna tell them.. im kinda scared about the whole thing..if i keep it hidden behind my hair, will they ever no?? plzz reply i need help cuz i really want it!!!

 

Answer by susie
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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heya everyone i am twelve now and i got my cartilage pierced when i was 11 and i know you are all probably thinking that's a young age but i really wanted to at the time and my cousin is 10 and she got it done when she saw mine. Anyway, i was really scared about it so i took my best friend Sabina with me and as i entered Claire'sshop i started to feel really hot and scared. I sat in the big scary chair as my mum asked the assistant to please pierce my cartilage. I picked out a beautiful blue stud and my mum/the lady filled in all of the details on a sheet. Then they marked it with a black dot and let me look in the mirror. I nodded and the lady put the gun in place. I was really scared so i was holding my best friend and my mums hand and shut my eyes tightly. Then said they would count down and all the waiting around was scary, they counted 3.....2.......1....and then i still had my eyes shut and then the lady said there and i said " WHAT?!" and she said it's done and i was like omg because it didn't hurt!!!!! i was so shocked and i swear to god it didn't hurt ONE BIT!!!!!!!!1 I WAS SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!! since then i got my second holes done in may and my last piercing will be my belly button when I'm 13 or 14-wish me luck:P anyone who wants to talk to me bout 1st lobes,2nd lobes or cartilage then email me or add me to your msn on susielawlor@hotmail.com
thanks peeps and i swear all of that is 100% true! xXx

 

Answer by Pixie
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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Guns are bad.  And needless to say your are lucky because it didn't crack your cartilage.  I can't preach though.  I got my lobes done with a gun when I was younger.  But every piercing I've gotten since then I had done with a needle.

 

Answer by Goonka
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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response to Erica :
  I never said that my son was smart.. in fact, the fact that he did it ONCE was proof enough for me that he is not thinking straight.  
  And as far as the business goes, they are 'supposed' to be good, however, I noticed that they are being reported more frequently to the BBB .. so maybe its the way they run their business.  My son took care of the sites ( he lives with me.. he didn't have a choice to be lazy about it.. either take care of it OR I would have pulled it out myself ).  His infection came on quick in both the eyebrow and the industrial he had done.. his tongue (much to my chagrin) has been pierced YET again,and <knock> on wood, it is doing okay.  HOWEVER - he has been quite ill, and doesnt seem to shake things as quickly since he did it.  
   So to those of you that have it done.. great.. wonderful.  AGAIN my point is WHY are parents allowing THOSE too young to do it.  My say ended when he turned 18 - he sees my 'wisdom' now (and a VERY large MD/hospital bill helped him see my point!) and wishes he had not done them.. but again.. the tongue DID get pierced again.. so I don't know how much he grasped NOT a good idea.
   I am not knocking anyones 'self expression' .. if your old enough.. and TAKING care of your OWN MD/hospital bills .. fine.. pierce yourself silly.  My point - one last time - is that YOUNG children should not be doing it. And parents should not be allowing it.

 

Answer by ARIANNA
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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I AM 12 AND I JUST GOT MY CARTALIGE PEARCED WITH A NEEDLE I AM TARIFIDE OF NEEDLES BUT I HELD MY MOMS HAND AND SQEESED IT AND ALL I FELLT WAS ALOT OF PRESSURE ON THE PEARCINGS BUT AFTER THAT I CLEANED IT AND I LOVE IT MORE EACH DAY!!! O0O YAH DONT GET IT PEARCED WITH A GUN THEY HAVE BUGGER CHANCES OF DECISES USE A NEEDLE

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 11/11/2004
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I have 10 total ear piercings... I actually got the last 2 done a few days ago, and they were 2 cartilage piercings to match the two I have on my other ear.  I just went to Claire's with my sister because we were in the mall and feeling spontaneous.  My first cartilage was done in high school before they were so ultra popular, and I don't remember that one hurting too much.  (I also got the second and third lobe pierced at the same time, and the third one, which is on the border of my lobe and cartilage, hurt the most.)  I got the second cartilage done a few years later when I turned 18, and again, it wasn't that big of a deal.  (I think I did get a little faint when that was done, but after sitting down for a few minutes I felt fine.)  The most recent ones hardly hurt at all.  I felt a very brief sting, and then my ear got a little warm, and the pain went away.  The second cartilage piercing that I did afterwards that was below the first one hurt more.  And now, two days later, it doesn't hurt at all.  The only time I remember that it's pierced is when I push my hair back behind my ear or when I sleep on that side.  Since I got it done at Claire's, it was done with a gun, like all my other ear piercings.

Anyway, I have a pretty low tolerance to pain, and I don't think getting ear piercings is such a big deal.  I'm sure it's different for each person, but most the people I've talked to have felt the same way.  Do go to a reputable place, and if you're under 18, get permission from a parent or guardian and bring them with you.  Make sure you take care of it.  Don't get it pierced with tiny little piercing studs.  I've done that before, and if the stud is too small, it can get into the piercing and aggravate it more.  Also, as soon as my ear is healed enough to change the earring, I usually change it to a hoop, because there's no backing that rubs against the still-healing ear.  I'm also very lucky that my ears aren't sensitive to any type of metal, so make sure you take precautions if that happens to you.  Anyway, I can't really think of any more advice.  Good luck if you decide to get it pierced!

 

Answer by dare_me
Submitted on 11/12/2004
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hey, i do alot of my friends ear peirsing for them instead of them haveing to go to the store and pay. ive periced ears 30 times, and no one has ever said it hurt, actualy, alot of ppl i know would rather have me do it then the store, but right now im trying to get alot of knolwage on the subject before i do any more. i was just wondering if there is a certain place where you should not pierce the ear, or if anyone knows where i could go and i find out. thanx
nadine-15

 

Answer by hkfkhf
Submitted on 11/13/2004
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Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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I got my cartilage pierced like almost a month ago on both ears and they are great. I got them pierced with needles. It's just a pinch. But the second ear it hurts alittle bit more because of the anticipation of the piercing. I clean them every single day, when I wake up in the morning, and before I go to bed,and I have no problems. For those of you who are debating on getting your cartilage pierced, I strongly suggest that you go to a tattoo parlor, because they are professionals and they will pierce it correctly. Also, for the ones that are 15 and younger, I strongly suggest that you wait until, your older to understand, and to know properly how to care and clean your piercings, no matter where the piercing is. I rate the pain out of 1- 10, a 3. Basically it hurts for like 3 seconds. But if you want to get it done, go for it. I waited two years and I am 19. It's very cute though, so go for it!!
- For those of you who don't know what side to put it on, I suggest the side that looks the best on you! (The side you take pictures on! lol)
-But don't worry like I said there is hardly any pain, it's really minor pain!
-I Strongly suggest using a needle, not the gun because with the gun you are more prone to infections, and the needle is more safer and sterile!

Thanx!

 

Answer by lil ash
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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hey in getting mine done in a few days alot of people r trying to get there parents to let them well the easiest time to ask is for ur birthday or christmas trust me my parents hate pierceings but i talked them in to leting me get it done for christmas im jus wondering wuts beter a gun or a needle cause see i always go to claires to get piceings i got 3 ear lobe piercings on each side there but  now im sacred to get a cartledge done thereim not scared of nedles ive pierced my nose myself 10 times so i dont really mind either way bt id like ur guyses addvice and possibley some proffesional  advice o and will they do cartledge piercings on 12 yera olds if ur parents sign for u plez write me bak i dont have an email adress but u can instant message me with aim at xosk8erchick14xo   answer me asap thanx luv ya all for ya great advice peace

 

Answer by Joec
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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i got my tongue pierced..but i had to take it out because of my braces..it didn't hurt when i got it done..but it was kinda sore..nothing that a little hot water and sea salt wouldn't cure...and i got my cartilage pierced with a gun my mom did it for me...i got it done about 2 or 3 weeks ago..it still hurts when i move it around only cuz i keep snagging it on my blanket...but other than that its fine..

 

Answer by Isaac
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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You shouldn't get your cartilage pierced with a gun. They are less sterile and can damage the cartilage much more than just a needle can. The most important thing to remember is that you should get your piercing done at some place very clean and reputable. If you're serious about getting the piercing, go to a tattoo and piercing parlor. Going to a place like Claire's or some equally stupid place in the mall is typically a bad idea because the people there don't have nearly as much experience.

 

Answer by Tiff
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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hey every1, I am thinking about getting my first cartilage piercing some time soon but i am not sure to get it don't with a needle or a gun. i read all these things about how it is safer to get it done with a needle and then lots of ppl say that it is okay to get it done with a gun, so i'm not sure. HELP! oh ya by the way how old do you think i should be to get it pierced? right now i am 13 and i want to get it done is that old enough?

 

Answer by Emi
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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Ok, I got my cartilage pierced w/ a gun and although getting it pierced didnt hurt, it got a little crusty and was sore for a while. I've never had it done w/ the needle, so I'm not sure which is better. Also, any of you on this board who are younger than 13: Claire's doesn't do cartilage piercing for anyone younger than 13 and neither will most tattoo parlors. I was 16 when I got mine done, and I hated my mom for making me wait that long, but in the end, I'm kind of happy she made me wait. Enjoy your childhood--if you are 11 and wanting to get piercings like this; you have no idea how much responsibility it is making sure you clean your cartilage every day. I didn't and now my cartilage piercing still hurts. Grow up before you get piercings like this, I have no idea why you guys are allowed to do that at such a young age!

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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Hey guys i just got my cartilage peirced!!!! it doesn't hurt at all there is nothing 2 worry about. It hurts a little bit after you get it done but after that it's totally worth it!!! I luv mine and u should totally get it

 

Answer by peachy
Submitted on 11/23/2004
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i might get my cartilage peirced but i dunno  if i should do it with a gun or a needle. im scared to do it with a needle because i dont want to go into some creapy tatoo parlor and have them stick a needle in it but i dont want some dumb blonde doing it at claires.hopefully if i go to claires i get a bruntte.lol. also im scared its goin hurt   emaIL ME WITH ANSWERS AT xoxmissalysxox@aol.com

 

Answer by molly jo
Submitted on 11/24/2004
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My ear was pierced in September, and i used a gun and it didn't hurt but what you could only expect when something is shoved through your ear ya know?  i love my piercing and it has hurt only the worst when my boyfriends brother grabbed my head and pulled the earring on accident!  so what you all have been asking. . . left or right?  i got my left and the lady who pierced it said that that ear is the most popular ear to get done.  have fun getting your piercing dun!

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 11/25/2004
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I peirced my third hole on my ear lobes the other day myself.  
I
-sterilized my earings, ear and the needle
-numbed my ear with ice
-put the needle through (which was not easy)
-took the needle out (which was not easy either)
-and then put in my earing (which also was not easy)
I would like to peirce my cartilage myself too, using those same steps.  Tell me the truth, is there a high risk of infection?  Also after my ears have healed, is there still a risk of infection? I was also wondering, How do I know if there is a blood vessel or something there?
PLEASE answer my questions!
Thank you!
      ~Amy~

 

Answer by Lo
Submitted on 11/26/2004
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Okay well i was doing some research on cartilage peircings on google and happened to stumble onto this website. it helped alot but every response contradicted another. how do you guys no if  a needle or gun is better? i mean obviously at claire'sthere going to tell you a gun is-because thats what they use. and at most tattoo parlors there going to tell u a needle is- because thats what THEY use, adn they want ur money to get it done at there store. im thinking of going to claires to get mine done becuase i realy dont feel comfortable letting some old tattooed man in some dark dump put a needle through my ear. im not scared of the piercing itself- but i am of afterwards. i DO NOT want my ear to be deformed and have to go to the hospital and get it cut off!! lol and i want to be able to sleep with out ripping it out of my ear! please help! NEEDLE or GUN?

 

Answer by Johnny Scorpio
Submitted on 11/26/2004
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I want to get my cartilage pierced twice at the same time, is that possible, or should I just wait until one has healed?

 

Answer by Denise00009
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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DON'T i repeat DON'T ever get your ears or anything piercd with a gun its not good for your body a needle makes things a whole lot easier. and makes a nice neat little hole where as the gun just jams a piece of metal in your ear and causes tearing in the piercing. and guns can also make cartilage collapse. some things to think about there. yes needles might hurt a bit more but its worth it in the long run

 

Answer by pinkie
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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i've had my cartilage pierced since March...i got i pierced with a gun and it didnt hurt...ofcoarse the fallowing days it hurt but nothing that wasn't exspected...it wasnt so bad...i always took care of it and i cleaned it just the way that they told me too...i developed a lil' bump or iritation...i dont know how it got there or how to get rid of it...all my ear rings r sterile and brand new...plz help me...for my birthday i wanna get 4 new piercings(2 for each ear)...the new piercing that im trying to describe is 2 seprate piercings conectted with 1 bellbar...im not sure if my parents will let me get it though...i think that this time i'll try a needle to see how that works for me...my firend tells me that they tissuse doesnt get torn and it is a lot faster to heal...well let me know what u think

 

Answer by kaley
Submitted on 11/28/2004
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if you get it done right it doesn't hurt at all.  it's no worse than the lobe, a little sore after, but nothing major.  i got mine at claire's and every piercing i've ever gotten there was well done.  i guess it depends on what claire's you go to though, and if i were going to get anything on my face done i would definately go to a tattoo or piercing place, not claire's.  just clean it a lot and you will  be fine.

 

Answer by blondiegrlforever
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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  Its not really an answer but a question i really wont my cartalige done but my parents won't let me i won't it pierced because ive had one of my ears pierced 3 times and the other 2 what happens is i have it pierced and then it starts to fall not rip fall so it gets so close to the bottom of the lobe that we are scared it will rip so we close it and try again (I have really relly little lopes) now one of my ears finally worked but not the other so i had to close it and i pirced it again and now its starting to fall so my mom said i have to close it and so i was thinking that i would try my cartilage but my mom searched it medically and she saw all the infections that could happen so she and my dad talked and they decided no and know i don't know what to do so if any of you know why thats happening to my ears or have herd of it please let me now i would be more than greetful and also some ways to talk my parents into letting me get it pierced thankyou thankyou thankyou.

 

Answer by mee
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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hii i just got my cartilage pierced 2 days ago and it hurts alot when i sleep on it.. is this normal? and for those of you that have done it for how long did it hurt when you layed on it? it sucks cuz i pierced it on the side that i sleep on =/ please write back i would really appreciate it.. thanks

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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hi my name is nikki and i was thinking about getting my cartiledge pierced. i was wonder if it mattered what side i pierced it on. i heard things like if you get it on one side you will be considered something bad and the other side you will be considered a normal person. thanks.
          

 

Answer by Kaykay
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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OD guys i totally want my catilage pierced but im confused. Does that mean you cant change the earing? Cuz i thought that you could change the earring.My dads being pretty mellow about it as long as its not my nipples he's pretty ok with it.I would ask my mom but shes kinda dead so ya. Anyway also where is the best place to get it done?

 

Answer by yazzy911
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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hey ppl, so im probably gonna get a cartilage earring, my paretns let me and stuff, im gonna get it done in a beuty selon, and from what i heard needles r best so im prob gonna try that. but w/needles can my ear collepse or somethin bad like dat happen? that my only concer...thnx **plzzz answer***

 

Answer by Heidi
Submitted on 12/6/2004
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Well, If you are thinking about getting your cartilage pierced, defiantly get it done.  It is worth the little bit of pain.  I got mine done about a week and a half ago with a gun.  It doesn't hurt anymore.  However I did go to a place where they are trained to do many different piercings, not just ears.  Anyway. The key to cartilage piercing in keeping it clean, and not touching it with gross dirty hands.

 

Answer by Crystal
Submitted on 12/6/2004
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I just got my ear lobe pierced and it didn't hurt at all. Now I'm going to get my ear cartilage pierced, but I'm reallyscared. Which hurts more ear lobe or cartilage and by how much?

 

Answer by Jo
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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I actually just got my cartilage done twice in my left ear with a needle and it didnt hurt that much. I didnt go n e where to get it done tho my friend Vikki did it for me with a sterlized needle. Their both fine and look good. I say if u have the equipment and u know what ur doing get it done at home or a sterile environment. Oh yeah and put a flashlight behind ur ear so u can see the veins so u dont pierce through one.

 

Answer by liss
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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i might go git my cartalige peirced 2morrow im realy nervous cuz iono if i should get it done or not i dont want it 2 git infected or the cartalige 2 shatter so iono i might just go do it  and be daring.

 

Answer by Tiff
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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I just got my caralige pierced a week ago... i already changed both of them... hahahaha it doesnt hurt!! i got mine done with a gun and i got it at walmart

 

Answer by Justin
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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I just got my left earlobe pierced at Claire's, I guess with a gun I just like kept looking at my friend he's the best he was right there the entire time keeping me sane during it. I guess It was a gun, maybe a gun with a needle? Do those exist? I know she pulled out one of those sterile bags and did the deed But I didn't even feel it, then afterwards my left ear went numb, I couldn't hear out of it, I was light-headed, and I look to my friend "Dude get me a drink please ima bout to throw up" and hes running threw the mall runs back with a drink and I drink it I feel perfectly fine... then i took my hoodie off lol. Anyways, It didn't hurt, and hurts now (the day after) because I RECKLESSLY took off my shirt and the back of the stud fell off and I found it but it got e curious... how do you take the back off? I just want to know and lol try too...

 

Answer by Julia
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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It doesnt hurt that bad.  when the ear is actually getting pierced it is really quick.  The part that was uncomfortable was where they stuck the actual earing in.  Of course the ear is a little sore but after the first day you can sleep on it.  Its still sensitive to touch but its not that bad at all.  I just got mine done 4 days ago so its still sore and i have the crusties but im very pleased with it.

 

Answer by Katy Kool Beans
Submitted on 12/18/2004
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Hi. I am turning fifteen and getting my cartilage pierced on my birthday. I am concerned about which side to pierce it, because I heard that the left side....or maybe the right, I dont know....means your a lesbian. I am also a cheerleader, and a base for stunts. what side should i do?

 

Answer by piercedtatooedfreak
Submitted on 12/18/2004
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anyone who gets pierced with the gun is dumb PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM IT because it is impossible to sterilize the gun i have 14 total piercings (2 in my cartilage) and have been pierced with both the needle and gun neither way hurts but there is such a high risk with the gun just do a search on yahoo and you'll see

 

Answer by hey
Submitted on 12/18/2004
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hey everyone....i 15 and i just got my upper cartilage pierced on my left ear with a gun this morning at Claire's.  I decided to go home and research about it like how to care for it and stuff.  Then I found lots of websites with stories (like this website).  It seems like everyone is saying that they have gotten infections and their ears are sore.  I am afraid that something bad will happen to my ear (like getting deformed or swelling, etc.).  Also, lots of people are saying that it is better to get it done at a place trained for piercing ears.  I was just wondering if someone could tell me if something will happen to my ear b/c it seems like a lot of people's stories are about bad things that happened :( thanks!!!

 

Answer by Vero
Submitted on 12/19/2004
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Hey everyone my name is Veronica I am 11 and I am probably getting my cartilage pierced tommarows at claires with a gun and I am kind of feaked out well I thought I would do it now that I have 2 weeks off for Christmas and now I am a little scared of what I have heard about guns. Ummm . . .  hopefully it wont hurt that much umm . . .  are guns safe or no

 

Answer by Emz
Submitted on 12/20/2004
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Hey guys.. I got my cartilage pierced about 6 months ago at a tatto parlour, (with a gun...) yes, it hurt, but no more than u would expect.As far as the gun/needle issue goes evry1 is different u just gotta chose the right option 4 u. I havent had ne major problems, only when u lay on it in ur sleep you will know about it!!! but i would definately do it again,

 

Answer by Kati
Submitted on 12/20/2004
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I don't think there is much difference between getting it done with a gun or a needle. they both have equal risks. i just got mine done today. with a gun. it cost $30. most places only charge for the earring  you pick and they say the piercing is free. try to go to places where they specialize in piercing. not places where they just happen to offer it. so yea thats what i have to say.

 

Answer by melam
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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Anyone dumb enough to accept the advice of people with typing skills of this horrendous nature, deserves to die from infection contracted through use of a piercing gun. None of you seem mature enough to care for piercings more drastic than basic lobes.

Claire's is the worst place to get any part of your ear pierced, they don't bother to sterilize anything not that you can properly sterilize a gun.

The best way is to go to a reputable piercing artist who properly sterilizes their equipment (needles) and can offer you proper gage jewelry and aftercare instructions.

 

Answer by Kiana
Submitted on 12/22/2004
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well..this isn't realy a answer..but i have a question..do u think that even tho u r 12..you can get your cartilage?..and for those who have ther nose pierced..do you think it is safe? and again..even though ur 12?..my mom and dad..rnt crazy..they just think im responsible enuff 4 one..aNd..i`m guessin that it depends on wheter it hurtz or not..or wat it will get pierced..with..so can u answer me..thanx ~ki

 

Answer by Erin Kay
Submitted on 12/25/2004
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Guys listen,
    Look i went here a while ago and  then i got it done and all the stuff about you might like die is all talk!!! OK look gun or needle it doesn't hurt! Getting your ear lobes pierced hurts worse believe me i just got it done with a gun and as for the whole not cleaning the gun it issue thats a lie. They can get arrested if they do not clean the gun and whoever does it (if u get it pierced by someone other than a friend and a needle) has to go through a course so do not worry about it if u want it do it! You wont regret it i promise!

 

Answer by pinkpanther8o8
Submitted on 12/26/2004
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hey guys. im 12 going on 13 and i really wanna get my cartilage pierced. um does anybody know any links to places you can learn about it. my mom probably wont let me get it done if i dont do research. :-P

 

Answer by rocknrollguitar9
Submitted on 12/26/2004
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this is my answer to Appin'squestion hi I'm Nikki and I'm 12 and i love my piercing! (and any other peoples questions) there are risks to it like infection but if you take good care of it it will be ok and at a lot of the places there is a $2.00  service charge plus the price of the earring and it hurts a little more than a lobe piercing like a bee sting or a bruise and i love mine you should get one its worth more than the little bit of pain there is! also go to a clean place that has a good rep i hope you can get yours done and enjoy it! if you have any more questions instant message me at rocknrollguitar9
*Nikki*

 

Answer by m i c h e l l e
Submitted on 12/26/2004
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hey everyone - i want to get my cartilage pierced tomorrow. i'm 14 yrs old and i know there's controversy about the gun versus the needle. my friends have gotten it done with the gun and they're fine. when you get it pierced, does it hurt like it did when the lobe is pierced? i heard it doesnt hurt at all when you get it pierced, but hurts a lot afterwards. if anyone has any info or wants to tell me about there experience .. please feel free to instant message me at x0 babi mish 0x - thanks!

 

Answer by Sstar7c
Submitted on 12/27/2004
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Hi! I'm 12 years old and I am thinking of getting my cartilage pierced. I want to do it at Claire's, but after reading all of these, I am considering somewhere with professtionals. i have a few questions and I am hoping to get answers from a true pro.
Are there more risks involed in cartilage pierings than with lobe?
Is it better with needle or gun?
If it gets swollen or infected, how long will it take to go away.

I need answers as soon as possible because I want it done before i go back to school on Janurary 4, 2005!

Thanx!!

 

Answer by Kurea
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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God, there's a lot of misinformation on here....and we won't even touch upon the stupidity.

YES, there is a risk of infection or serious complication with ANY procedure altering the body.  needle or gun, you're still forcing a foreign body into your flesh and asking the flesh to heal in a certain way and not reject the entity.  Piercings are RELATIVELY safe if done by trained professionals, however even with proper care one may become inflamed or infected, depending on the individual's immune system and other factors.

I, myself, have been pierced six times with a gun and have only experienced minor inflammation.  The majority of my pain was due to my skin being sensitive to silver, and titanium posts have alleviated this problem.

Pain-wise, the experience was incredibly mild and ached only slightly....as I have no experience with a needle I cannot comment, but the gun hasn't caused any aggravation to my cartilage, though it does carry this risk.

The most important thing I can stress is BE RESPONSIBLE WITH YOUR PIERCINGS!  They carry the potential to cause great amounts of pain if not dealt with properly, so consider this if you feel you won't be responsible with cleaning and upkeep.  Sterilize OFTEN! Using Neosporin can increase healing time and also aid in preventing infections, but there is no substitute for PROPER CARE!

Parents - consider the risks and maintenance when authorizing your children for piercings and go to a trained professional.  I did not and have been lucky to not have any complications, but this was an acknowledged, calculated risk.  These piercing procedures are serious work, despite their simple wrap, and children may not be prepared to take care of the site or allow for proper healing time, and consider that their sports and schools may not allow for this sort of jewelry as well.  These are all things to account for when taking your children to get pierced and need to be carefully considered by both of you.

I am an advocate of body jewelry and enjoy it myself, but I am also a responsible 18 year old and work my butt off to protect my body from any sort of harm these may cause - and I acknowledge that even proper care may not be enough to stave off infection.  This isn't something to make light of, and doing so is the reason for so much of the swelling, injury, and cosmetic damage mentioned in the above posts.

If I could do it all over again I'd go to a tattoo parlor and have it done by a professional with a needle, but not knowing any better at the time I ad it done at a mall kiosk. Had I known the potential risks I wouldn't have had it done there.  Period.




Good luck and happy piercings everyone. Despite the doom-and-gloom message above, I love my piercings and support the art as another form of self-expression.  Just be smart about it and the whole experience will be easier on everyone involved!

 

Answer by AngelBaby
Submitted on 12/29/2004
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Okay, I am a little concerned cuz the gun is so fast that its appealing to me.. but now people keep sayi nthe needle si better..but my question is is when dey pierce it w/ a needle do they like put something behind it cuz I've pierced my cuzin ears 4 times for her w/ a needle (all sanitized and stuff)..and it took a while..so can sumone explain to me..

 

Answer by AngelBaby0926
Submitted on 12/29/2004
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Okay, I am a little concerned cuz the gun is so fast that its appealing to me.. but now people keep sayi nthe needle si better..but my question is is when dey pierce it w/ a needle do they like put something behind it cuz I've pierced my cuzin ears 4 times for her w/ a needle (all sanitized and stuff)..and it took a while..so can sumone explain to me..

 

Answer by kayla
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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..::hey::..
yesterday i got my ear pierced at Claire's with a gun. it didn't hurt at all, but i will say, afterward, i kinda started to feel it. my mom and i were smart and brought Advil and i took 2 afterward and right away, my headache disappeared. it doesn't hurt unless i bump it or when i clean it...that kinda hurts...but so far so good. but if i had to get another one, i probably would want one done with a needle.

 

Answer by stephie
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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i just got my cartilidge piercing I'm 12.. i got my other ear pierced with a gun and it split my cartilage and it got infected really bad.. i then got it done professionally with a needle and its doing really well.  if i wanted to get my cartilage pierced and i was reading this stuff id be so scared and wouldn't do it. don't worry it doesn'thurt!

 

Answer by stephie
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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dear catie, you said that the piercing people do clean them, yes they "clean" them with an achohol wipe, but to REALLY clean the earring or gun u must put it in a auto clave which cleans the earring.  i got mine done with a needle and it DOSENT HURT AT ALL! i didn't even know she did it until shes like " its finished' so stop scarring people that it hurts im 12 and it doesn't!!

 

Answer by WolfGirl
Submitted on 1/1/2005
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I got my cartilage pierced in November of 2003 at a tattoo parlor.The lady who pierced my ear used the needle and cork method and put a captive bead ring through it. At 1st it was fine, I cleaned it every morning and evening. After about a month it became really swollen and there was a lot of puss. Later the swelling came down a little bit and the lump hardened. Its still like that, I can't even take my earring out without bending it. When I was at the doctors for a different reason she took a look at my ear and said that its a cauliflower ear and it might not me able to be fixed at all. She also said the lump won't go away on it's own and to take the earring out. It looks really bad without the earring at least when I have it in it just looks infected, so I left the earring in. It seemed pointless to take it out. I'm going to see a plastic surgeon next summer but I don't know how much they will be able to do. I not saying its a bad idea to get you cartilage just be aware of what might happen.

 

Answer by dgirl
Submitted on 1/1/2005
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GUNS WORK BETTER THAN NEEDLES 2 ALL U PEOPLEZ OUT THERE! THEY DONT HURT AS MUCH.

 

Answer by stephie
Submitted on 1/1/2005
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dear maddison,

no offence to claires but DO NOT get it done there i got mine done and im responcible and cleaned it every day and it got infected,im not tellin u what to do and what not, but make sure when u go there that they ask u ur age because ur never meant to get ur cartilage pierced if ur under 13, because ur cartilage is still growing.

hope this helps!

 

Answer by Hayley
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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Hey people! I really want my cartilage pierced and my mom is letting me, but... i dont know what side your are supose to get pierced? Right or Left?

 

Answer by EternitysAngel
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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I have my cartilage pierced twice and it didnt hurt at all! Didnt feel a thing. im getting another one done soon too

 

Answer by Tricia
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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I got mine done on December 30, 2004, it's now January 5, 2005. I got it done with the gun and it looks fine. It didn't hurt AT ALL. I only paid 13 to get it done at the Piercing Pagoda. Good luck :)

 

Answer by Nikki_mouse2006
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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hey, i got my catiledge(?) pierced like a year ago with a gun and a little while ago with a needle. Personally i think that the needle hurt a LOT more. and im having more problems with it. It might just be me but i think that a gun is quicker and less painful. so i would advise to use a gun and dont skimp on cheap jewelry, my cousin (who pierced the same time as me) did and hers got infected and now she has a real ugly scar. so spend a little more it will pay off and you can get somthin that you really like, so that your happy with it when its healing, Oh and wait at least 1 month more than they tell you to then you dont have to rush to put the earring back in. have fun and dont forget to clean then A LOT!

 

Answer by melissa
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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hey you guys i'm melissa and i'm 15.I got my ear cartilage pierced in october and yes i did it myself.Of course i used a needle because guns are not the best option.You are in more risk of getting an infection with a gun.My piercing looks great cuz i took care of it and i recently went to a tattoo parlor and the guy told me that i did a good job and it looks professional.That was cool for my first time.I encourage anyone who wants one to get it.It's worth it.

 

Answer by person searchin for help???
Submitted on 1/8/2005
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This isnt an answer but a question!!! my mom is takin me this weekend to get it peirced I have read all of these and many people say get it done with a needle athors say it doesnt matter and ppls even say a gun is better how do I dedcide also how long before you can swim with one in!!!!!! plz help and respond soon as in with in the day or so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 1/9/2005
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Im 14 yrs old and im thinking of letting my best friends sister pierce my cartilage. first off should i let her use a gun or needle. and my other best friend said that if she pierces my ear wrong i could not have babies when im older or something like that. and also im wondering if its a bad idea to let her sister pierce it for me, like is it safe, cuz my mom wont let me get it done and this is the only way that i will ever get it, unless i want to wait 4 yrs till im in college.

 

Answer by JJ
Submitted on 1/9/2005
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I just pierced my cartilage by my self today and it didn't really hurt,only in the beginning.I got my lobes pierced last year and i was really scared then when it was over it was like nothing.then after that I just pierce my own ears.

 

Answer by BLUEYEDWOMEN
Submitted on 1/10/2005
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hi i just got my cartilage peirced i went to mall got in done with a gun its ok it does not hurt i just tell you scare your self worse than it hurts but i was going to ask its been 5 days and its really sore it,s not red our infected how long does it take to feel beter and to goonka your son could have messed with it to much and did'tkeep it clean and why did he go back to same person twice smart really smart.

 

Answer by Vicky
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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What is wrong with young people getting their ears and body pierced? I`m only 15 and i have 5 piercings on one ear, 3 on the other and 1 on my tongue. I recently got 4 piercings done on my ears, 1 being cartilage (done by a gun). None of my piercings got infected and none are in pain. In my opinion, you guys make cartilage piercings seem like a nightmare when they get it pierced with a gun. But anyways, it depends on the person & how sensitive they are plus the piercer.. if they are experienced or not. Have your friend that recently got his/her piercing recommend to you a place that they feel completely safe with and hopefully you`ll be safe too =)

 

Answer by BLUEYEDWOMEN
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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my ear is still sore its been about 8 days how long well it take to stop

 

Answer by Roxy
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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I don't have an answer but i do have a question. Is it true that it's best to get your cartilage pierced with a needle? I need the real answer. Can any one help me? Please? my name is Roxy. thanks anyways

 

Answer by kevsters
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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hi i just got my ear cartilage done about a week ago.. the lady who did it did use a gun.. it didn't hurt at all.. but now its hurting. I think the big problem is not washing my hands before i touch it and its such a pain to clean!!! but it looks soo awesome :) my question is how will you know if it is infected? like is it hot..or all red and swelling?

 

Answer by ashlee
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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ok i just want to tell some of you that claires WILL NOT  pierce your cartilige.... just a btw reminder :D

 

Answer by Shoshanna
Submitted on 1/15/2005
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I really want my cartilage pierced, but my parents won't let me until I'm 16. Is there a way to do it without my parents knowing?? Thanks.

 

Answer by Melissa
Submitted on 1/16/2005
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Getting your cartilage pierced with a gun isnt bad at all..i have 2 piercings in my cartilage and they are both from a gun. you guys are wimps if you say a gun is bad.

 

Answer by Jitterbugz69@yahoo.com
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Please tell me how to properly care for a pierced ear when a friend did it for you.Please write as soon as possible.

 

Answer by hey
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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i dont know where you guys are goin, but there is no way that a gun is better than a needle - the guns' impact shatters the surrounding cartilege, and it takes almost twice as long to heal.  furthermoer, there is always the chance of infection - justmake sure you have it done at a tattoo parlor - not at claire's unless you want the cartilege around the piercing to die  (the only way to remove it is via surgery, and cartilege doesnt grow back, so you get really deformed).

 

Answer by nicole died of ennui
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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i got my cartilidge peirced in november along with my second earlobe holes. the cartalidge hurt only a bit more then the earlobes, but not nearly as bad as i was exepting. it was a bit of pressure, but no more. nothing to flinch  over. but i have kind of a high toerance  for pain, and my friend said that it hurt her. everyone is different. compared to, say, getting a shot at the docters it hurt less was faster and didnt sting. however i got it done at claires w/ a gun and it didnt stop hurting for about a month. i had SO much more trouble with my first pair of earlobe peircings, which i had done w/ a gun in a hair salon by an adult friend who worked there when i was about ten. the peircing turned out crooked, and where constantly infected and painful for god knows how long. i havnt had ANY trouble with my new earlobe peircings, and my cartilege is doing fine. however i am now 15 and mu MUCH more responsible and able to take care of myself. next time i get my catilege done ( i probably will) i will get it at done with a needle in a place trained to do it. i dont mind paying more for a lot less healing time.

 

Answer by susannah
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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ok i really really want my cartiage periced badly. I am 12 and claires will not do it until i am 16. I havent told my mum i want it done yet but i am sure when i brake the news she will freak! i have a few questions
what age do u have to be?
does it hurt more than ear lobes?
and does any damage come of it once it is periced?

 

Answer by Gily
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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HEY IM 12 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE 7 PIERCINGS AND 1 CARTLAGE ON MY LEFT EAR. YES, I GOT IT PIERCED WITH A GUN AND YES IT HURTS BUT IT LOOKS SO CUTE. LOL LOVE YA BUH-BYE

 

Answer by breana
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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im thinkn about gettin mine done but im @ tha edge wat if somethin is bad w/ the neddle or gun?what if it gets an infection? there iz A LOT of wat ifz but i really think im gonna do it and u should 2!!!

 

Answer by rachey
Submitted on 1/23/2005
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ok so0o i want to get my carilage pierced and i am scared to do it bcuz i think it is gunna hurt it is with a gun and i am not goood with needles but i really want it done but i dont think i will have the guts to do it what should i do?

 

Answer by me me me
Submitted on 1/23/2005
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do y'all know whether you can get your cartilage pierced at a doctor's office? (like a pediatrician or just a normal kind of doctor who would do a physical). cause that's the only place my mom would let me get mine pierced...

 

Answer by daz
Submitted on 1/24/2005
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guys and girls if u get ur cartilage perased dont worry it does not hurt if u get done with a gun and it does not get infected with a gun thay have a plastic covering over the earing so it will be ok if u get it pearced. if u take care of it by cleaning it twice a day it will be fine.

 

Answer by Kristin
Submitted on 1/25/2005
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I got my left cartilage done about 3 and a half months ago, and it still hurts to this day. I have a small bump where the hole is because the woman put the earing in crooked, and it sticks out on the top. She put it in very close to the lip at the top ouside edge of my ear, so it gets caught under the lip and is almost hidden. I think its infected, and it stings. I cleaned it and everything, but I have very sensitive ears. I got it pierced with a gun. My question is HOW do you know if it is infected, and what CAN you do to save it so that you dont have to take it out forever?
Does the amount of pain you experience vary timewise from person to person? WHAT DO I DO!!!!!! HELP!

 

Answer by Anne'
Submitted on 1/25/2005
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You kids are so funny. I want to thank all of you for making me laugh harder than I ever have. Is this what you spend your time doing? Talking about how scared you are to get your cartilage pierced? If you want to get it done, then just do it. If you talk about it all day, then apparently you are just doing it cause everybody else does it. It doesn't hurt to get it done but it makes it impossible for you to sleep comfortably or talk on the phone for awhile without pain. For those you are so worried about it, don't get it. You don't have to be like everyone else. Do something else unique. I hope my little girl never turns out like this.

 

Answer by forget me not
Submitted on 2/1/2005
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heyy everyone i have a ? i got my cartilidge pierced last year but i only kept it in for 2months and thne i changed it...it got all infected so i took it out now i got it done on my other ear recently and i was just wondering do you think its ok to change it after 2 months again or will it get infected again???
-o and by the way its not scary at all and get it done with a ggun it hurts less

 

Answer by kat
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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im gettin my cartlidge pierced and im not scared i just dont want my ear to become retarded.:)  so is just doing the aftercare instructions good enough??  THANX

 

Answer by Cashcat13
Submitted on 2/8/2005
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My mom told me I could get my cartilage pierced,but I'm sort of scared.I mean like I here alot of this crap about ripping tissue and horrible infections!!!! I'M SO FREAKIN' SCARED!!!!! And I like really want to get it done.But I can't find a place where you don't have to be like freakin' thirteen to have it pierced!By the way I'm 11&1/2.And how much will it hurt?I need some answers....now!!! please! By the way does anyone know where I can get my cartilage pierced?  thanx alot :-) (()):**

 

Answer by GABBZ
Submitted on 2/12/2005
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hEYY I want tu get my cartilage pierced but somone told me u can hear the bone crack?! that sounds pretty nasty can u tell me if its tru soon plezz thanxs!! :)

 

Answer by EHHHH
Submitted on 2/13/2005
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All you little girls wanting your cartilage pierced, be carful. when you get anything pierced, even earlobes, and you're healthy, your body can easily reject it. Most trustworthy places should tell you about the possibilty of migration, but so many don't. well, just thought i'd let you know =D

 

Answer by hannah
Submitted on 2/14/2005
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right: ive got 4 ear piercings, all on the ear lobes, two on each side! im gettin my cartilige done this week (eek!) and altho ma rents av sed yes, they're stil wel worried bout it! but im gna tel u this now, i am wel scared but im getin it dun no mata wat, and im gna cum bak on ere and tel ya'll wat it was like!! wow im excited! c ya soon! xxxxxxx

 

Answer by Chan
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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I am 12 and i got my friend to peirce my ear for me.. she did it with a needle.. I don't know if its infected but it just hurts.. so i suggest you do it with a gun because my ear is very tough like many others and it look a while for the needle to go through.. so get it done professionally with a gun.. but thats my opinion. Does anyone know what are symptoms of an infected ear?

 

Answer by Chan
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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I am 12 and i got my friend to pierce my ear for me.. she did it with a needle.. I don't know if its infected but it just hurts.. so i suggest you do it with a gun because my ear is very tough like many others and it look a while for the needle to go through.. so get it done professionally with a gun.. but thats my opinion. Does anyone know what are symptoms of an infected ear?

 

Answer by candy
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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ok so u dont know wat to do with the cartilage wat i do i keep it in and put my hair over it so no1 can see it. but if u have short hait then get a really samll earing and i mean very small like no1 will see it, but teachers really dont pay attention unles they are notaseble.

 

Answer by storm
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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I think that it was a great experiance

 

Answer by Rayno190
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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Hey guys,
   I really like this site. i am 13 and i am gonna get it done this weekend (i hope)  to the people who r only like 11 u guys r wicked lucky, my dad is like totally against peircings. but he is letting me get it done. Ok i have a few questions: when u get it done on the left doesn't it mean ur gay? or is that only 4 guys? O yea i will right back when i get it done.
later

 

Answer by Kona
Submitted on 2/18/2005
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i dont hav many piercings (only 5) but i've gotten them done in a variety of ways. once with a gun, once with a needle, and three times ive just done it myself. a lot of my friends have even had me do theirs. so, in answer to some of the questions that have been asked: piercings done by a gun run a higher risk of deformity and infection, as piercing guns in chain stores like claires are made of plastic and cannot be properly sterilized. also, the abrupt insertion of a blunt metal object tears the flesh and can also split the cartilage (takes a year to heal). needles, which are hollow and extremely sharp, are gentler on the flesh and hallelujah! are completely sterile. as for self piercings, as long as youre just doing it on your earlobe, a safety pin -burned first, to kill bacteria- is just dandy. make sure you have a sterile earring to insert right afterwards.

 

Answer by Thorn
Submitted on 2/20/2005
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I was thinking of getting my ear pierced at the top but I'm not sure because when I first got my lobe pierced I got a real bad infection and it pulled mt earring all the way into my ear lobe. I had to go to the doctors to get it pulled out of my ear and it hurt BAD!!!! I was just wondering, could it have had something to do with my skin because both ears got infected my right ear just got worse. I want to get my cartilage pierced tomorrow but I'll probably wait another year though.

 

Answer by Me
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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U guys might think I'm crazy or w/e, but I pierced my own cartilage.  I know I probably should have gone to a professional, but I've pierced my ears b4 nd it was totally cool, but today my ear swelled just a little bit nd its getting red, so i hope thats completely normal, but I have had it pierced for only 3 days nd my friends say that its normal. I clean it 3+ times a day, so if this is abnormal, say something nd if it starts getting worse I'lltake it out nd get it done by a pro

 

Answer by legoz
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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hey how do u take out your cartilage piercing?

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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OK Everyone~
   It does not hurt that bad to get your cartilage pierced. I have got all my ear piercings done at Claire's and I'm perfectly fine! I have 5 cartilage peircings and 8 other piercings in my ears. I then had my cartilage peirced at a tattoo parlor with a needle and it turned out fine too. So everyone that wants it shouldn't be afraid to get it done! If your that afraid use EMLA cream. It numbs the area that you put it on and you won't be able to feel a thing for about 4 hours.

 

Answer by Mi'Chelle
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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I got my cartilage pierced a few days ago and mine is fine. I know there are more risks of infection in the cartilage than in the lobe, but if you keep it clean and dry and don't touch it a lot unless you are turning it (but only with clean washed hands) it shouldn't get infected. It's also according to you body. If your body can't tolerate jewelry in it, it will try to reject it.

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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hey guys.I JUST got my cartilage pierced today.I was so nervous I cried.I have my cartilage done and 2 holes on my earlobes but i got it done with a gun.Is there really a difference?B/c i dont wanna take it out.i spent 20 mins. in there driving the lady who pierced it crazy.I was SO nervous.It doesnt hurt.The only thing is it burns for about half an hour - an hour.And i think it would hurt to take it out.So does it really damage it?i'dthink if it did it would hurt but mine doesnt.i got it done 3 hours ago and its not even red.Do u think its okay even though it was done with a gun?O i forgot.My ears get REALLY bad infected EVERY TIME i get them pierced.Do u think im okay?

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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hey guys.I JUST got my cartilage pierced today.I was so nervous I cried.I have my cartilage done and 2 holes on my earlobes but i got it done with a gun.Is there really a difference?B/c i dont wanna take it out.i spent 20 mins. in there driving the lady who pierced it crazy.I was SO nervous.It doesnt hurt.The only thing is it burns for about half an hour - an hour.And i think it would hurt to take it out.So does it really damage it?i'dthink if it did it would hurt but mine doesnt.i got it done 3 hours ago and its not even red.Do u think its okay even though it was done with a gun?O i forgot.My ears get REALLY bad infected EVERY TIME i get them pierced.Do u think im okay?

 

Answer by omarznow
Submitted on 2/24/2005
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Hey, i know this might now sound good and everything and i dont recomend doing this. But if you are really despret you can do it yourself. I did today!!! well my friend got me a regular needle from a sowing kit and pushed it through my cartiledge. All you hear is a little crunch and no pain at all. I am dead serious no pain what so ever. Then she twisted it when it  was in my ear, left it there then pulled it out and shoved the stud into the hole. Mine got caught so she wiggled it andthen pop it whent in.  I dont regret it. Oh and i am a boy for any boys that want it 2.

 

Answer by JJ
Submitted on 2/25/2005
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I'm 14 and I pierced my cartilage like 4 weeks ago.It only hurt in the begging.Now it doesn't even hurt.I think that it is safer to get it done with a needle.so if your thinking about getting it done then I say just do it,because it's worth it.It looks really cute.:)

 

Answer by a
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced two days ago; went to a tattoo parlor and got it done with a needle. Everyone had been telling me that it was going to hurt so bad, but honestly it wasn't bad at all. I got a hoop put in and it usually bleeds when I sleep maybe because I lie on it by accident. Other than not being able to sleep so great, its really cute and not that painful, so I would suggest getting it done. In reference to the question of gun/needle, I would say it really doesn't matter. If you go somewhere professional and clean the piercing properly (usually 2-3 times a day in the beginning), it should be okay. Both my cousins got it done with a gun and they are fine,but I would suggest the needle probably because it heals faster. Good luck for anyone who is going to get it done!

 

Answer by KC
Submitted on 2/27/2005
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my mom wont let me get my cartilage(?) done she says it's too risky. But i want it done soooo bad! it's the closest thing i can have to a real percing on my face she won't let me get my eyebrow done till i'm16(i'm 13 turning 14 in 5 days) so i really want it! what should i say to her to convince her to let me get it perced?

 

Answer by eezjaxon
Submitted on 2/27/2005
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my friend wants me to pierce his cartlidge but i dont know what to use a stud, needle, gun?

 

Answer by Dani
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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Madison I got my cartlidge done when i was 10 with a gun it doesn't really hurt but it depends if you can take a little pain. just as long as you take care of it. It doesn't get infected. The thing I hated was slepping on it but then I just got used to it. But first i got it done at claires and it hurt so i took it out and it closed.  I went back a year later and said i want my cartlidge done but they said i was too young so i went to Afaze it feels so much better. It looks better on the left and it cost about 15.00-20.00 for the earring and the piercing is free. At afaze its like the same price but if you get it take care of it

 

Answer by dazzle
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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heyy I'm 13 almost 14 and me and my friend have been planning on getting out cartilage pierced but we keep hearing from friends that if you hit a nerve u loose balanca or it shatters Ur cartilage and stuff, is a needle better than a gun plase respond quickly, thanks..

 

Answer by meghan_doran04
Submitted on 3/3/2005
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Hey Im 13 And I Have 5 piercing two on my lobes *both sides* and one on my left cartilage and my friend did my first two on my lobe and on cartilage but i let the cartilage heal over i recently got it pierced at wal-mart *snicker snicker* and its a myth the guns don't crack your cartilage it dose make a "cracking" almost "snapping" sound but it never really cracks it but ive also had my ears pierced by a needle and the gun is fast and less painful. this month im going it to get 9 more piercings on from cartilage down to lobes on both sides.. oh and don't be scared if u fallow all the aftercare instructions and pick a good place thats very sterile *good to watch them pierce someone else's ear first to see it they were gloves, earings come in sterile packages and that they clean the ear thourghly* you'll be fine

 

Answer by Ludy
Submitted on 3/4/2005
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My daughter and I got our ears pierced at Walmart.  I got one extra hole and she got one extra hole and the cartilage pierced and it was only $28.00.  Everything seems fine.  I was real pleased with the way they did things.  She said the cartilage just hurt a little more than the soft tissue piercing. The cost may be higher if you choose more expensive earrings.

 

Answer by Kit
Submitted on 3/4/2005
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geees!! you people are really terrified of getting your cartilage pierced. I've had it done four times.. 3 with a needle and one with a gun.. to tell the truth it doesn't make any difference, with both, all I experienced was a dull throbbing sensation and heat feeling like it's coming off the piercing for about 10 minutes.. after that it's okay. But it is safer with a needle, and DON'T do it yourself!

 

Answer by mini ryan
Submitted on 3/6/2005
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i wont 2 get ma ear pierced but the tattooist wont let me because I'm under 16 what do i do???? please help i really wont it dun

 

Answer by cat
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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Are you people STUPID? Piercing guns are a huge NO!!! Piercing guns are NOT suitable for cartilage! It's called research... do it! There's a wealth of information out there. My advice? Don't ask other 11-year-olds for advice about piercings! A great source: www.bmezine.com will teach you anything you ever need to know about piercing/body modification.

After 2 failed cartilage piercings done with a gun, I am living proof of why piercing guns suck. At first, I thought the piercings were. The actual piercing didn't hurt at all, and they didn't swell or anything.  Well over 6 months after I got them done, they still weren't healed. They began to get swollen, and the earring backs constricted them even further.

This brings me to point #1. Piercing earrings are of an unsuitable length for cartilage piercing.  Their posts are far too short to accommodate the swelling that occurs with cartilage piercings, or any other body piercing. Yes, body piercing. In many states, piercings other than lobes are considered body piercings. Anyway, back on topic. Piercing earrings have butterfly backs. Anyone who owns a pair of earrings knows what these look like. These completely cover the back of the piercing and trap bacteria and germs inside!!! So, when inevitable swelling of the piercing occurs, the post is far too short and the earring back will only constrict the swelling, further irritating it! This was the main problem with my piercings.  They could never heal because the earring back kept the area irritated.

Point #2. Piercing earrings can cause horrible damage to the cartilage. Piercing earrings aren't all that sharp, as they have to be worn for long periods of time. (You don't want anything constantly stabbing you, do you? No. That's why they aren't so sharp.) Piercing guns force this dull earring through the ear cartilage. The force of this can cause great trauma to the ear, which causes SERIOUS problems further down the road. Such damage to the cartilage can result in extreme deformation. Any scars left over from cartilage piercings are far worse than those done by needles for that reason. I have 1 lump of scar tissue on each ear, resulting from the piercings I had to take out.

Point #3: Piercing guns are dirty!!! So many people on this little, dinky site seem to think that piercing guns are cleaner than needles. WRONG. These people haven't done their research. Piercing guns are just an infection waiting to happen. If you think that they are clean just because the employee wiped it off with a wipe, think again. The proper method for sterilization is by an autoclave. An autoclave, used in medical facilities, is used to sterilize metal. It is a hollow metal vessel and uses very hot steam in combination with high pressure to clean objects. In piercing and tattoo studios, the needles and every other apparatus that comes in contact with human skin/blood/anything else is sterilized by an autoclave. Piercing guns are made of plastic, and cannot be sterilized that way(plastic obviously can't withstand high heat and presure.. it melts and/or collapses). Antiseptic wipes used to "sterilize" these piercing guns do not eliminate blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B or C. Say the gun gets stuck during piercing and the employee must manually fix it (this happens frequently, by the way)... he/she will have to touch the gun and your ear to do so. Any germs that were on the gun and her hands are now in your new piercing. Great.  

Do you see the dangers in piercing guns yet? No? Good, because I have more to tell you. Because of the factors discussed above (the short post and constricting earring back that exacerbates irritation... the high risk for spreading bacteria), piercings done with piercing guns are more likely to become infected than those done with needles. Infections can spread in a period as short as one day. Most kids will be reluctant to do anything about it because "it will probably go away tomorrow". Wrong again. Infections spread quickly throughout the cartilage, destroying the tissue. Once the tissue is destroyed, it is dead and it collapses. The docs will have to amputate the infected, collapsed portion of your ear. If caught early, infections can be treated and healed, but the process is difficult. If you ask me, this is way too much of a hassle just for one little hole. Get it done right. Do your research, THINK about this, and go to a piercing studio once you're old enough. Piercing guns are not sanitary, nor are they safe.

*I just wrote a social action paper about the dangers of piercing cartilage with piercing guns (I'm in college), so I'm not just being a smarty-pants trying to prove everyone wrong... everything I know has come from research (and a bit from personal experience).  The info is out there. Use it.*

  

 

Answer by Aly
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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I just got my cartilage peirced like three days ago. I got it done with a needle and it really WASN'T that bad. I went to a place called like La Belle Vie and they just took me right back to the back room and I had to sit down in like a hospital chair and he just unwrapped all the stuff, marked it with a pen, and then asked me if it was in the right spot and then put the needle through. Unless you have a REALLY REALLY low pain tolerance, then it might hurt. It doesn't feel good, but it doesn't hurt that bad either. I was really nervous..the only thing now is that its sore right now and you just shouldn't let anyone touch it. Be careful when you're changing your clothes because you could get it snagged on your shirt or something and that hurts.

 

Answer by Anne
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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My mom would not even let me GET MY EAR PIERCED. I hate it when she says "no." I'm 12, and she said that when I'm older, like 20, then I can get it. She said that when I'm older, I'll understand. She's afraid I cant take good care of my ear lobes, and that it would rip out, if I didn't. She is such a liar. But I need to ask someone this/ Does it hurt? And can you really get your ear lobes ripped out, if you don't take care of them? And where can I get my ear's pierced, a place where they use a needle instead of a gun? Does Claire's use a needle?

 

Answer by Ruthless
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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I got my nose pierced last year for my bday and this year im getting my cartilage pierced i cant wait but im a little nervouse can u guys tell me if it hurts or is it just like gettingur nose pierced
thnax loe ya Ruth

 

Answer by jaysin
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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i pierced my carliage twice by myself the first one about 2 years ago and the other one about 4 months ago. It did not hurt and didnt get infected. They are totally healed and look bad ass.  Take my advice and get it done with the needle

 

Answer by The Dude
Submitted on 3/11/2005
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hello everybody, i had my cartilage pierced in the top of my ear but got worried that my ear would get deformed and fold over so i took it out.  if i am going to pierce it myself with a needle what precautions should i take.  my other question is what will happen if i hit a nerve or something and my ear has to be amputated? please get back because i want to do this either tonight or tomorrow.

 

Answer by paige
Submitted on 3/12/2005
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go to Claire's to get your cartilage pierced with a gun.It's not painful and they are very sterilized and professional at the one I went to. they let me do mine when I was 11 or 12.I'm going back for another today.make sure you wash it. they give you antiseptic.

 

Answer by chong1wingwong
Submitted on 3/13/2005
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hey guys, i got mine done yesterday, and FYI, I HATE NEEDLES!!! i thought that it was gonna hurt like none other, but believe me, it dosnt hurt, it stings, but dosnt hurt hurt. it dosnt bleed, mine cost about 26 dollars (depends on which earring you get!!!)and, if u want to, dont be scared!!!

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 3/15/2005
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Hey guys.. i want to get my cartilage pierced realy bad but im sooo scared! after reading this site im more scared than i was before. im really scared of needles and i was just gonna go to claires and get it done with the gun.. but is it really tht bad? what does it feel like whe u get it done? a pinch? most of my frendshave it done n they all gotit done with a gun. most of them r fine but some have like a little bump on the back of their ear where the hole is.. can u please help me!!

 

Answer by sweetlilcutie
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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hey guys!! i also want the top of my ear pierced! how much is it? and do u have to be a certain age?

 

Answer by caitlin
Submitted on 3/19/2005
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everyone seems so scared to get their cartilage peirced...i have had mine done for a couple months and i hardly even felt it! i am 13 now, i'llbe 14 in july so in june i am getting my bellybutton peirced! i'm so excited! and for everyone that wants their cartilage peirced..dont be scared about it cuz its not a big deal and if it gets infected you can always take it out and get it peirced some other time

 

Answer by coolstar
Submitted on 3/19/2005
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i just got my cartilage lyk last nite n it hurt soooo bad but now it feels alot better my advice is 2 just be careful 2 not sleep on it da 1st nite cuz when u wake up it will hurt lyk a b**** n also try not 2 let ur hair get caught around it.

 

Answer by Heide
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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This is my question to all of you... My mom let's me get my ears pierced on my lobe, but won't let me get it pierced on the cartiledge. She said she doesn't care about the cost or anything like that. I keep on asking her what the difference is and she won't answer me. Does anyone know what the big deal with the cartiledge is? I really would like to have it done.

 

Answer by piecingbabe
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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Hey everybody i just read all the stof you posted i wasnt scared to get my carlege pierced but now i am im suppoed to get it done this weekend as well as my 3rd piercing now i dont know if i should get it pierced i am very athletic and if anything ever happened to it i would be very scewed because i don't do well with pain please let me know what i should do PLEASE

 

Answer by la
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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hi i got mine done at walmart and all you have to do is buy the earring they will peirce it for free the gun doesn't hate.

 

Answer by la
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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i want to change my earring if i do it fast will the hole still close up on me??

 

Answer by ...
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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ok guys! ur so so paranoid!!! ive just read all the stories! it shows evry1 is different..evry1 has different shaped ears...n evry1 takes pain differently dont they? so dont worry im not worrying..n im stil gettin mine done n iv only had my ear lobes donne b4! it shud b gd...if it goes rong it goes rong! but jus hav faith n trust in d person doing it! go sumwhere gd aswel not a lil shak in this alley! jus remember wen ur havin it done..ye it myt hurt...but jus imagine how gorjus it wil look afta! ul love it!x

 

Answer by cheerhottie
Submitted on 3/27/2005
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My mom just got an ear piercing gun!!! And she did my first and second hole.But now I want my cartilage done!  I'm kind-of worried!! My friend told me the gun hurts worse but I dont really think thats true. Besides I trust the gun better !!

 

Answer by Little E
Submitted on 3/29/2005
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Im going to get my cartlige pierced this weekend. Does it hurt? One of my friends got it done and she said that there are no nerves in the cartilage and it doesn't hurt. I would like some other opioions.

 

Answer by kkgrl
Submitted on 3/30/2005
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im might get my carilige pireced tommorow at claires and im freaking out because i know they do it with a gun and im afriad it might get infected or it might hurt really bad????

 

Answer by Anxious
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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Thnx 2 all u guys who said getting it done with a gun doesn't hurt!I think I am getting mine done in like 2 weeks at ardene.I'm kinda scared beacause I got my lobes done when I was 11 months old so I have nothing to compare the cartladge piercing to.I don't want to tell my mom that getting it done with a needle is safer cuz i think she would freak out and not let me.I'm 12 going on 13.

 

Answer by AngelBABY223
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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Me and my stepsister want ours done but we're
so afraid!!! My mom has her own ear piercing gun. So shes been bugging me about it saying I should get it done!! But I'm not sure yet. Everyone says it doesn't hurt,But I cried when I got my first hole done. I am a CHICKEN!!! LOL We're supposed to get it done tommorow.

 

Answer by Chloe
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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When you get your cartilage peirced it really doesn't hurt that bad don't mind what many of these girls are saying veryone has a different reaction towards body peircings. I have many friends who peirce their own ears and belly, even one of my friends did her own eye brow but she works at Claire's. If you want to know if it hurts go get it done. Needle or gun it doesn't matter. I go w/ my friends to get their ears done all the time. I hope that I helped.

 

Answer by Sara
Submitted on 4/3/2005
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Hey everyone! Well Iam soo confused because everyone is like gun needle!! and i kinda want to do it with a gun sounds less painfull!! and where !! lol i was going to go for clares but now i dont know!! where to go!! Iam asking my friend for help but she is no help can u guys help!!

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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I dont now why everyone spends so much time asking people who they dont even know if getting your ear pierced will hurt. It all matters by who you are. If you hate needles if you cant stand pain. I dont know why people can decide to get a piercing by what other people say. Some get infected and some dont. I have 5 cartlidge piercings and one through my snug, some of them got sore but nothing serious but it all has to do with your body. so if you think that you can stand pain then dont do it. But if you want one that bad go out and do it.

 

Answer by Cat
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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I Got my piercing done when I was 11.She did it with a gun that she pushed through it didn't shoot by itself, she had to push it all the way through. It was painless and well worth it, I didn't even feel anything. And trust me I was scared, but don't believe it, I was almost shaking when I got it done and my eyes were closed, and she was just sitting there and she said "it's through" It was totally worth it.

 

Answer by Peta Bread
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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im a 19/M..I just Got my cartilage pierced last night  and NO..it does not hurt at all.  Afterwards its a bit painful if you touch it, but nothing bad at ALL.

 

Answer by looloo
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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i got my left ear peirced and im am wondering what else besides sea salt would help it to heal faster?!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by rachel
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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ok soo...wut do u doo..use a gun or a neelde..im so confussed! :-/  im talking to  my mom about it still but im gonna find out wut its all aboutt...
thanks for u helpp! :)
lovee uu
rachell xoxox

 

Answer by sammy
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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hi im thinkin of gettin my cartilage done.i ave 2 peircings on my ear.da fing is i do 7 n 1/2hrs of gymnastics every week and were not aloud any peircings in.wat shall i do.i was finkin of takin it out when i do gym n puttin it in every hour or so during gym.do u fink dis is a good idea or not!im 14.

 

Answer by lrina1000
Submitted on 4/14/2005
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Heya guys,
I'm thinking of getting my catilige done, well I think that's what I want, the top of my ear, but is it pierced with a stud or a ring? coz i want a stud. And does it hurt? People are saying to me that it will hurt that I could faint etc. but i duno if that's true. HELP!

 

Answer by rachel
Submitted on 4/14/2005
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i want to get my cartilage pierced, but i want to know does it hurt with a needle. and on a scale from 1-10 how muck does it hurt afterwards. AND if it does hurt afterwards howlong does it take to kick in?

 

Answer by Corrie
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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Okay everyone. A few things...cartilage piercings DO NOT hurt, they DO NOT bleed, and they generally don't get infected unless you got pierced by someone who wasn't a professional. Or if you don't take care of them. 95% of all infected piercings get that way because people are too irresponsible to take care of them correctly.

With cartilage piercings, you need to clean them at least twice a day WITH CLEAN SUPPLIES AND CLEAN HANDS. Wash your hands before touching your new piercings, always. I know they're fun to play with, but when they're new, don't twist them all around or change the earrings.

It doesn't matter what you get pierced with...some people prefer the gun, some prefer a needle. There are no health issues with the gun, regardless of what you may have heard. It's all just a matter of preference.

The main thing is to relax. Piercings aren't painful or permanent. I don't care how many soccer moms come on here and tell you that they don't look cool. THEY DO.

So make sure you go to a professional, make sure you take excellent care of it when it's new, and avoid playing with it.

Happy Piercing!

 

Answer by chloe
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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I really want to get my ears pierced but this lady I talked to said that having your cartilage done was the most painful thing she'd ever experianced. She even took it out and left it to heal because it hurt so much. However, her two daughters said that it didnt hurt at all, so I suppose it varies between diferent people? Also, how long dya have to keep the ear-rings in for?

 

Answer by michelle
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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Hey... haha... about cartilage/helix piercings.. yeah... apparently you're not supposed to get them done with a piercing gun because, like other people have said, it can shatter your cartilage and leave your ear disfigured, but there's a very slim chance of that happening.  It's still better to get it needle pierced somewhere professional though, although more pricey.  

I've got 2 helix piercings, both done by piercing gun and they're fine thus far.   I got them done at a salon though, NOT Claire's or Ardene or some place like that.  Those people get like, 10 minutes of training and an instruction booklet.  They are NOT trained well and I've heard tons of stories from friends/relatives about really really bad experiences there.  If you're going to get your cartilage gun pierced anyway, find a place that people recommend and where the people piercing your ears have experience.   Oh, and it's not worth spending 25 bucks at Claire's when you can get it done with a needle professionally for around 30 bucks.  

keke, anyway... yeah... does it hurt?  It really depends on the person.  For some reason, the first one I got didn't' hurt at all, but the second helix piercing I got hurt a bit more ... same with my friend who came with me. haha she was like, swearing the second time o_O;;.  Oh, and it didn't bleed at all for either of us.  Haha, and for the person who asked the question first, if you still need an answer... if you go to any small asian stores where they sell jewelery, they might have these little colored plastic stick-like thingys... because in China, in some schools, you're not allowed having piercings... they're cheap and better than a lot of other options haha.  or you could always just stick a band-aid over it.

 

Answer by KATIE
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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IM  GETTING MY CARTILAGE PIERCED SOON .IS IT BETTER WITH A GUN OR A NEEDLE.

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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Hey there. Im really wanting to get my ear Cartilage pierced in the next few days, but i have a question. Im going on vacation at the end of may, where i will be swimming in the ocean and pools and things like that. So i was wondering if i should wait till AFTER i get back to do it, because of the infection. Although i really wanna have it done before then, i would rather wait if there is big risk of infection. If i got it done in the next couple days..it would be a month and a few days old before i started swiming in the salt water and things. Please reply back. Thank you.

 

Answer by calm and cool
Submitted on 4/25/2005
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hey yall
im 14 and i need an answer really quick im gettin it done this friday which is really better to use gun or needle  my friend is gonna get it done with me i read everybodys stpry on hear sooo im really confused ill tell yall how it goes  i wish i could say i wasnt nervous... thanx for the stories im gettin it done no matter wat but u guys really made me feel mor econfident ttyl thanx

 

Answer by susan
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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Hi I want to get my cartilage pierce does it hurt do they use a gun or a needle?

 

Answer by rockerbaby
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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I'd really like to get my cartilage pierced cuz it looks really cool. but now I've read about all those infections and stuff, I'm not so sure. does it really take 4 months to a year to heal? does it hurt?

 

Answer by shannie
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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Sunday afternoon I went and got my cartilage done the lady was cool, and she did it with a gun which was quick but painful the following day it was swelling and I couldn't hear out of my left ear so I called a friend and she said it wasn't normal  so I removed the earring and let it close. The next day I woke up and the swelling was worst it was very much infected. I would advise you to to read about what you're getting done and fine someone that has alot of experience it may cost you a little more but cheaper it's not better. If you want to get it done go ahead and experience it yourself because only you can make the decision no one else.

 

Answer by frank iero stole my heart
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced recently and YES with the gun... ok i have to tell you guys who preech about the needle being better that you need to remember the peircing needles used in guns are like shorter needles with a ball on the end.. so remember that.. and besides they're gonna look good anyway with a gun or a needle..

 

Answer by Jenny
Submitted on 4/30/2005
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You can get a platic rode and it is like an earing and you can't tell that a person has one in their ear. I have one on my ear on the cartalige and I wear that plastic thing all the time it works. Trust me. You can mostly get them at tattoo places and places like that. I hoped I have helped You

 

Answer by kristina
Submitted on 4/30/2005
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Hey I am getting a cartilage peircing in about a week and you guys gave me great advice.  I called the peircing parlor and they do it with a needle, which I am happy about.

 

Answer by robyn
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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Ok if yer guna get yer cartilage pierced and yer wonderin what side to get it done on it really matters if yer gay or straight. Usally if yer straight u get it done on yer left side, and if yer gay u get it done on yer right.

 

Answer by sue
Submitted on 5/6/2005
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i'm not answering the question but i got my ear lobe pierced. it starts bleeding and i put antiseptic on dily 3 or 2 times. what should i do (oh yea, i already saw the doctor)

 

Answer by Krazy
Submitted on 5/9/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced 2 days ago. It hurt a little bit but it was worth it. i got it pierced with a needle because you aren't supposed to use a gun. i am just curious as to how i can take care of it properly, and if i move the earing around a lot,  will it slow down the healing process? oh, and which is better for your ear, a loop or a stud. How long do i have to wait before changing my earing? Thanx

 

Answer by cool and calm
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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y'all it depends so much on yourself when it comes to the pain me and 4 of my friends got it done a few weeks ago mine is perfectly fine i can already change it with no problems i still have problems with my lobe piercings i havnt had any problems with my cartilage piercing  it didnt even hurt to get it pierced a few of my friends have had trouble with the piercings but it is because they used hydrgen peroxide  to clean it i use rubbing alchohal to clean it so if ya wanna get it done get it done it dosent hurt

p.s. i got mine done with a gun and it is perfectly fine

 

Answer by jen
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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has anyone pierced there own ear before because I did but I need help piercing my cartilage

 

Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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I'm getting mine done today wish me luck

 

Answer by Docmpl
Submitted on 5/13/2005
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I got my cartilidge pierced today and it still hurts a little bit. Is that normal? And yes it was with a gun. I was unaware of the dangers. What are my chances of getting something now.

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 5/15/2005
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there is something called something
Glad I could help
From me

 

Answer by spoiled nessa
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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what you can do is just tell your grandAUGHTER TO TAKE IT OUT AT SCHOOL
DUH

 

Answer by spoiled nessa
Submitted on 5/18/2005
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THIS IS FOR KATIE ONLY
I really love Claires and that is where I got my Cartilidge pierced. They did a great job and it was with a gun and it did not hurt at all

 

Answer by Diana
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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Hey I just pierced my cartilage today and I must say, it actually hurt me more than I expected. I didn't really think about it before I did it though, it was spontaneous! So I didn't have time to get nervous or even suspect that it would hurt at all. I'll tell you one thing, though... whatever pain I felt was gone in a matter of minutes. It's really no big deal.

I got it done with a gun, and after reading everything I'm just hoping everything turns out alright.
One thing's for sure, I'm going to MAKE SURE I take realll good care of my piercing and clean it EVERY DAY!

 

Answer by kyla&kortny
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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hey there everyone me and kortny just got our cartlidges periced a little while ago.... yes with a gun it was totally professional and it didnt really hurt... like a mosquto bite! so just do it and guns are just as good as needles as long as its done at a profesional place byebye <3

 

Answer by Yasmina
Submitted on 5/27/2005
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i got my cartilage done yesterday. i did it very sterile. sterilized the piercing stud, and everything. but i had a friend do it, she's done a bunch of other people's piercings and her own, she knows all about it, researches it all the time( she wants to do it professionally). we didnt have a hollow needle so she shoved a piercing stud through my ear. i didnt really feel it,but afterwards it was kinda like a hot burning pain. i'vebeen cleaning it with sea salt solution, about 3 or 4 times a day. it still kinda hurts but not very much, and its not swollen or anything, after i clean it, it gets a little red and hurts,but thats all. so if u cant get it done legally, i suggest that u do the best you can with a friend or someone u trust, and be sterile. and for those of you who want to know what can go wrong, i knew a girl who got her cartilage pierced, and her ear got infected, but she didnt take it out, and then her ear ended up curling over and getting all wrinkled and stuff. but i dont think it would have gotten that bad, if she had simply taken it out or gone to a doctor after signs of an infection occured.

 

Answer by Julie
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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hey i just got my cartilage done yesterday with a gun didnt feel a thing sure the healing process kills but its worth it

 

Answer by Taylor
Submitted on 5/30/2005
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Help me. I keep on hearing that one ear if pierced means gay. Which one. I am gwtting my cartilage pierced this weekend. Should I get my left or right. Help me please.

 

Answer by lindsey
Submitted on 5/30/2005
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OMG I WANT TO GET MY CARTLAIGE PERCIED BUT I AM REALLY SCARED I AM 12 SO WHEN I GET IT PERCIED THEN WITCH IS BETTER NEEDLE OR GUN??
MY FRIEND JUST GOT IT DONE AND SHE SAID IT DIDNT HURT AT ALL!!!! DOES IT STING?? WHERE SHOULD I GET IT DONE AT??? HELP FAST

 

Answer by Erika
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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I want to get my cartliage pierced really bad. But ive heard that some ppl had to have surgery it got infected so bad. But does this happen to a lot of ppl? I really want to get it done. I have real senstive ears and cant wear crappy earings. I already got 2 piercings on each lobe. Im 131/2 years old. I had my 2nd hole done at icing and it got infected just because the earings was cheap. And i was fiddling with it alot. So dont touch it or it will ooze. EWWWW!! anyways help me decide

 

Answer by Chelsea
Submitted on 6/1/2005
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I have some questions....First, where can I get my cartilage pierced twice?  I am only 13 and live in Shawnee, KS, and the age limit is either 16 or 18.  I could go to Missouri but my mum doesn't like that idea so much.  I would also like to get my nose pierced and was wondering if anyone had a number I could call or could reccomend a tattoo parlor.  I'm not opposed to anything, and I'm pretty sure I can handle the pain.  I'm also not partial to either needles or guns, as long as it's clean and safe.  Please and thank you.

 

Answer by Grayce
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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Well, I got my cartlidge pierced yesterday and it is doing great. If any one want any advice here is some but first my ears background: I have 8 lobe piercings, and 3 cartlidge. Ok, the first time i got my cartlidge pierced i got it at a place in the mall you have all probably heard of ( well at least in the US ), "Claire's". I walked in and i was 11 years old, yeah that is pretty young to get a cartlidge but oh well ... when the piercer marked my ear i had no knowledge of a cartlidge piercing except the memories of my mother hating hers. I thought it would hurt like fire but no... it didn't. i kept that pretty stud in for 4 months. after that i let it grow up because 1, it way way too high ( for a stud ), it hurt, and it was infected. Now sorry this is long but i want everybody that is thinking about piercing to read and learn from this. See when i went to Clair's, i walked in, asked them to pierce my cartlidge, said i was 13, my mom signed the waiver. I sat in the chair and click it was over I had my first cartligde piercing. What i didn't realize until i got my last is how important they should have taken it. All I am saying is that I reccomend that you should go to a studio such as a tattoo shop are body piercing ... ect. What I learned from this experience is that you need to know the precautions and all that stuff... to me what i am writing does not make sence but bare with me ... From my own piercing experiences, my conclusion is that if u r gonna get Ur cartlidge pierced, go to a studio , it will turn out better!!!

 

Answer by somebody
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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Hey I'm going to get it done in Feb. I don't know if i should get a second hole or my cartlidge.Please help me choose which one i should do.
thank you

 

Answer by Chelsea
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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I'm only 13 and live in Shawnee, KS, and I want to get my cartilage pierced and my nose.  I would be happier if I could at least get my nose pierced.  I was wondering if anyone had any numbers for me to call or any places nearby that would pierce me when I'm a minor.  I would appreciate it sooo much if you could answer.
blacktearsfalling@hotmail.com

 

Answer by aLeXoxox
Submitted on 6/4/2005
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hey im wanna get my top cartilage pierced (u o the one with the barbell) and im afraid of ear deformities and tearing the tissue i've seen it done before on ppl and i looked good...im more afraid of deformities then pain and i really wanna no wich is better needle or gun...idc bout pain i just dont wanna infection or deformities than thanx guys i really would be truly gratful for advice thanx xoxox

 

Answer by maurie thomas
Submitted on 6/4/2005
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hey i got my cartlidge pierced. nothing is wrong and they used a gun! don't listin to the pplz above that say use a needle. heck if u want to use a needle u can but a gun is quick and is jus a lil pinch. wahla its done! i got both my cartlidges pierced and i'mloveing it! :)

 

Answer by Alyssa
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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I am 14 and my parents won't let me get my cartilage pierced.  How did you guys convince your parents????  Also, can I take out my earring to put a clear retainer in the piercing so I can play sports?  Can I do this 8 weeks after I get it pierced?

 

Answer by Jail_bait2009
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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Hey just a question...I was wondering if your a chick, does it matter which ear you get an industrial piercing in? I already have 3 lobe piercings in each but i was looking for somthing different.. If you could send ur answers to Alicia200913@yahoo.com it would really help!!! Rock On!

 

Answer by kacie
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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uhh question... im about to get mine done and left ear right??? help?

also i heard that with a gun it can shatter you ear? is that true? help ASAP!

 

Answer by Eiggam
Submitted on 6/10/2005
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I just got my cartilage re-pierced yesterday (6-9-05)at Wal Mart.It kind of hurt but not that bad.I got it pierced in Norwalk OH.A verry nice lady named Veronica pierced it.She talked 2 us 4 20min.She had 3 lobe &4 cartliage.So she new what she was doing!

 

Answer by MeLLBeLL
Submitted on 6/14/2005
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hey i got a question and i need an awnser b4 12 2morrow!!! k well im gettin my cartlidge pierced 2morrow and im not worrired about it at all but im on a swimteam and ill be swimming with it a week after i get it done...i can swim with a waterproof bandade on it but not sure how much that will help it...what should i do?

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 6/18/2005
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i think that your mother,father ,and grandparents should make a big deal about cartilage piercing it's your ear do what you want .it may hurt but pain is beauty!

 

Answer by em
Submitted on 6/18/2005
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ok so I really want my cartilage pierced! I have been researching it online for like an hour. What I have found is that you should get it professionally done with a needle, and clean it.  I really want to know the risks though. My parents think it is really dangerous.  I can only find one example of the infection that you have to get surgery for, and that was in oregon. If any one could give me a straight answer that would be great!

 

Answer by Brookey
Submitted on 6/19/2005
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i got mine pierced today on the right side (cause thats the side i don't sleep on). After doing my research, i went with the needle method. It was more expensive but it was worth it - for sanitation reasons. Everything was taken out of sealed packaging while i was there. Now come on, of course it hurts!!!!!!!! It didn't hurt as much as i thought it would though it did bleed heaps at first. i cant sleep on it and it gives me hell if i bump it but that is to be expected. i love my new piercing and it looks AWESOME!!! i recommend it to anyone thinking bout getting it done.  

 

Answer by goaliegirl
Submitted on 6/19/2005
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I am 14 and I want to get my cartilage pierced.  If I get a stud for my first earring will I be able to put a ring in it after it heals and I can switch jewelery?  Also, can I put a clear retainer in an unhealed cartilage piercing?

 

Answer by marissa
Submitted on 6/19/2005
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I'm 14 and got my cartilage pierced yesterday. I got it done at Piercing Pagoda in the mall. It was with a gun, and barely hurt at all. I also have two piercings in each lobe, and honestly, I think those were more painful than my cartilage. I was nervous to do it, and once it was done, the first thing I said was, "That didn't hurt!". The lady told me afterwords it would be painful, and it felt really hot for the first 5 minutes and after that it didn't hurt at all. It's like a bruise, it's only sore if you touch it. I showered last night and while washing my hair avoided my ear. It was easy to clean, and it doesn't hurt at all today. It was a very good experience for me. I've told my friends and they've all said the same thing, "Did it hurt?". I told them all what the lady who did it told me: It depends on the person. It's like a pinch. Some people really feel it, others don't. I think as long as you go to someone experienced, it won't hurt. For me, it wasn't painful and I'm extremely happy with it.

 

Answer by tara
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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where is a good place to get a peircing?

 

Answer by luke
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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i want a cartilge periced but scared and i am not sure i have alwasy wnated 1 thoug

 

Answer by Georgia
Submitted on 6/22/2005
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I dont wanna scare any1 whos had their cartilige pierced but this particular piercing can actually cause bone cancer by damaging the cartilige. Im not quite sure how or anything but wen my grandad was in hospital having an op on the top of his ear the surgeon sed that havin a piercing ther can cause cancer so I thought I'd betta warn any of u hu havent had it dun!!

 

Answer by Izabel
Submitted on 6/22/2005
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I Had My Cartilage Dunn For 13 days now n i got mine dunn at piercing pagoda im 12 turning 13 well the lady who did my cartilage was mean she sed personally she hates doing cartilages n she'd never get it dunn herself i was a little worried for she might screw up on mine. but it did hurt for the first night it didn't hurt wen they pierced it at all now im working on getting my belly button pierced which i almost got a yes from my mom    so0o0o excited  well i hoped i helped   any questions or comments e-mail me at twogood2betrue10@aol.com     loves!

 

Answer by carlos
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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I jus got my cartilage pierced bout a week ago.  I got it dun with a gun, it didnt hurt, but the girl got the gun stuck. She panicked a bit, but managed to get it loose.  IT DID NOT HURT THOUGH! Later that day though, i felt a small amount of pain in that area, but that is normal.  After its been a few days now, and it doesnt bother me.  I am a terrible sleeper, and sleep so many ways, i have woke up sleeping on the new piercing, AND THAT HURTS! Just be careful when changing clothes and other activities, make sure you clean the piercing often.  

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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i want to get it done but my mom is still unsure. is there any reasons i could use to help persudade her?

 

Answer by Bethany
Submitted on 6/25/2005
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Ya i have my left cartilage pierced and it was with a gun, i got it done 2 years ago and I swear to you i asked the lady if she pierced me yet or was she just testing the gun....well she pierced me and I didn't even know it! Ya but the only thing that was wierd was right when I got up and started walking around the air hitting my ear made my piercing hot feeling but all in all I was fine and it has never gotten infected!! EVER. (knock on wood) The only thing that hurts when you get it is when you try to sleep on that side it hurts really bad but I love it and I am going to get my right crap what do you call it!!! well that thing that's closet to your cheek but not your tissue the cartilage and I am going no matter what and I am going to try the needle! Go me! lol Talk to you all later!

 

Answer by foxtail
Submitted on 6/27/2005
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i just got my cartilige pierced yesterday with a gun and it was fine. i didnt even feel it. pluse the ear was only red for like 15 minutes and didnt hurt when anything touched it.

 

Answer by *ME*
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced and it didn't hurt at all! every1 said it hurts a lot! they were wrong! the lady who pierced it said the 3 days after it would hurt a lot and probly i would jus wanna sleep! no that' s why imma get my cartilage pierced 2 more times cuz it's soooooo cute!

 

Answer by Ashleybaby
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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i 14 and i got my cartilage pierced a week ago i got it done on both ears one int he middle and one at the top. I got it done with a gun and it didn't hurt until afterword. About 2 days after i got it done i took out the top earing which was not a good idea it still hurts and that was like 4 days ago i don't know if it is infected or because i took out the earing but it hurts and it is really red. Some body help me  out. But the one on my other ear is just fine i cant even feel it!!!!

 

Answer by Meeshy
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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I pierced my own ears 3 times....it got infected 3 times....then i let a PRO pierce my ears..and it didn't get infected!! whoo

**do not pierce ur ears urself ((if u don't know what you're doing))!!! my ear hurt reeeeeeeeeeeally bad when it got infected...

 

Answer by Vikki_rox
Submitted on 6/30/2005
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Dudes and dudettes,
I have 2 catilidge piercings - DO NOT get your cartilidge pierced with a gun, although many ppls r fine afterward, loads mre suffer from bumps where it was pierced or extreme swellin, or in worse cases, disruption of the cartilidge which basically means the top of our ear collapses. Dudes just be sensible, look after it properly,. and get it done with anything other than a gun and ull be fine.Most claires accesories ppl have no idea what they r doin btw, they get like an hour of training and r then let loose on ppls ears! go to a proper tatoo/piercing place. Peace out, if u want info, cantact me at i_am_vikki@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by kt
Submitted on 7/2/2005
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hey, am aloud to get my ears done again somewhere but i don't know whether to get my cartilage done, I'm not scared just cant decide to get a cartilage piercing or my lobes for a second time. what do people fink? and if i get my cartilage done, which ear, right or left? is there a certain one it should be? plz reply, xxx

 

Answer by ?????????
Submitted on 7/2/2005
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kk i am getting my ear picered on tuesday and i am soo scared because of all the stuff i am reading about. and why is the needle more safer. i mean don't people clean the gun also? one more thing can you get a dummie person to do it first for u to see? like at clairs?

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 7/3/2005
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Hi I might get my cartilage pierced for my birthday and I'm having second thoughts about getting it. If I get a shot I faint so do u think I should get a cartilage. Reply Soon!

 

Answer by anonomys
Submitted on 7/4/2005
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i had my cartilage pierced 1 month ago and it was EXTREMELY painful and now my ear is purple and swollen and bruised and i tried taking out the piercing but blood started flow so i put it back to stop the blood, now my doctor says i have to cut off the pieced portion of my ear. I'm here to say its not worth the pain and suffering, statistics say that 80% of cartilage piercings are done by armatures and 85% of all cartilage piercings turn out wrong. i don't even know you and I'm begging you DON'T DON IT please.

 

Answer by Chaela
Submitted on 7/5/2005
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I wanna get my right cartilage done, but all this talk of easy infection and swelling and nausea is kinda throwin me 4 a loop...

 

Answer by lozzy
Submitted on 7/5/2005
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i'mscared of having my cartilage done cos i dnt no wts best gun or needle! if i have to have it done witha needle wts the best way to numb it? is it true that guns are banned for doing it up on  top of your ear? plz write back.

 

Answer by Jackie
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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Hey people its like 4 30 in da moring and im really bored and like june 11th i got my cartelge pireced by a friend at my house and i finally got it done lol but my mom said no 5 mouths before i got it done ive wanted it for like a year haha i was down staris when my 2 friends did it it was a ear pircing needle  and u kinda hear a pop in ur ear it didnt hurt i just closed my eyes and put my hands underneth my legs sittin on the couch haha it hurt when i touched it or moved the earing aroun and my friends told me a couple days later 2 weeks when u got it pirced to twist the earing and im like wtf and they said u have to do that so the skin wont go aroun it and heal and make the hole closed. guess what i never got my mom promissin so i had to wear my hair down for a week and then i randomly put my hair up and my mom saw it a got mad and told my dad and yea. my ear hurts like crap when i move it to the side or sleep on it it sucks and esp when i looked on the net and it said it takes like 4 mouths to let it completly heal im like grr no and my friend said if u take the earing out for 30 mins or so the back of ur ear will close i dunno if thats true tho so yea it will bleed a lil bit after like 2 weeks but if u take care of ur ear better than i did lol u will be fine. im fine rate now so yea

 

Answer by melly
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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hi this isnt an answer but hey...i got my ear cartilage pierced 5 days ago and it looks great but it is still tender/sore if i touch or bump it...is this normal??

 

Answer by jordi
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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i woz gunna get myn dun wen i woz 8, but we wnt into a shop & they wudnt do it cuz they sed there woz a high risk of septicemia (or howeva ya spel it!) since thn i wernt bothered bt i rly wnt it dunt agen now, i did it maslf bt it got pulled out the same day...wot shall i do? rite bk...x

 

Answer by mee x33
Submitted on 7/8/2005
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okay... well i wanna get mah cartilage pierced sooo bad! ^_^ but ive heard it hearts lik hell... but then again i heard u can barley feel it! i wanna knoe wut i should do! i got mi 1st holes in mi lobes wen i was 8... n now im 15 && mah mom said that they look trashy... which is so not true i thiink that they r soo cute n i want 1 so bad!!! && now since ive read all these storiies... im kinda scared to get it now... && which one is better?? the needle or the gun??? if n*e body has n*e suggestions please let me knoe!!!! ^_^
      x33 mee

 

Answer by Graham
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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     I had my cartilage pierced at a piercing parlor during senior week (June 18-25, 2005) in Ocean City, MD. It was done at a place called Swirled World by "American Dan." He was very good and very clean...in fact, he spent more time cleaning up than piercing. He used a needle, which, according to them, is much better than using a gun which uses the dull post of an earring to rip thrugh your ear.
     I won't lie, it wasn't painless but there wasn't any blood, whatsoever. There was a dull, residual pain for about five days afterward and then some pain if i bumped or quickly moved my earring until recently (it's been about 3 weeks since I've had it pierced.) Now the piercing moves freely and there is no more discharge or lymph secretion but I still clean it regularly with H2Ocean (purified salt water.)
     It's more interesting than having you lobes pierced (or in addition to them) and doesn't disfigure your face (like an eyebrow, labret, nose, or Monroe (piercing) does.) Just make sure your parents consent to it and make sure you find a clean, reputable piercing/tattoo parlor. Talk to people that have gone to the one you have in mind...your research will pay off in the end. And more on pain, expect the worst and it won't be that bad. Good Luck.

 

Answer by PyroChick
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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hey peeps i want to get my cartilage peirced but my grandma's friend says she's had her'sfor a year and it still hurts and if i do get it peirced where is the best place because the last peircing i had got infected and i had it done at claires so i really don't wanna go there after whats happened

 

Answer by Grace
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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i got my cartilage done a yr ago, & by a gun & it didnt hurt at all, well it hurt for lik 10Min's after but other then that it was awesome! and I'm only 12, lol

 

Answer by cocacola
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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hi...my cousin who is 14 got her cartilige pierced @ the top...she said it did not hurt @ all but when I like pinch my ear w/ my fingernails it hurts...whats up with that? Also somebody told me that if u get it on only a certain ear that means ur gay/lesbo...thats not true, is it? Is it likely to get infected or bleed a lot? HELP

 

Answer by drelix
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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i got my helix /cartlige percied with agun 3 weeks a go and i am fine tit dose hurt a bit for a few days but it is worth the pain thanks for the other  readers advice it made me want to get it and now i want more but dont know where to start thanks guys and pplz who are scared get it done

 

Answer by drelix
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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i got my helix /cartlige percied with agun 3 weeks a go and i am fine tit dose hurt a bit for a few days but it is worth the pain thanks for the other  readers advice it made me want to get it and now i want more but dont know where to start thanks guys and pplz who are scared get it done

 

Answer by lauren
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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i just got mine done

 

Answer by linz
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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My dad is letting me get both my cartilages pierced for my 13th birthday. I already have 6 earrings in all in my lobes and they didnt hurt. Im wondering, where is a place to get them done at? I was at the mall and I saw this girl get her cartilage ones done with a gun, and she didnt even flinch, so Im wondering if I should get it done with a gun, or a needle, but where do I go to get it done with a needle?

 

Answer by Erica
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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I just got my ear cartilage pierced today & I was surprised it did not hurt AT ALL. The needle is more sanitary, & if you go to a good tattoo parlor like I did, there is no blood, no huge needle, & it's virtually painless.

 

Answer by A LEX US;*
Submitted on 7/14/2005
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ok woah. i don't know why everyone is crying about getting their cartilage pierced. I got my first cartilage pierced a year ago with a gun *gasp*, which I didn't even know they did it, so it does not hurt what so ever. I only waited 3 wks. before I put a 16 gauge in it, and didn't have a problem with it. Now I have a 12 gauge, and STILL no problems. I got two more cartilage piercings last week, with a gun again, which were quick and painless. Take it from someone who has a lot of piercings, including bellybutton, industrial bar, and my lip, cartilage does not hurt what so ever. blah.</3

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 7/14/2005
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hey guess wut didnt hurt didnt bleed i got my cartalige done yesturday and i was scared for nothing the gun was quick and easy and the gun was clean i also got my earlobes pierced for the 3rd time and it was a breeze only think that bothers me is my cartalige is tender and i cant sleep on that side but thats it. so go get it done by the gun its quick and painless

 

Answer by gothikangel
Submitted on 7/14/2005
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getting your cartilage does NOT hurt at all but after words it does a lil.If you move it or bump it or sleep on it it hurts a bit but nothing horrible when the earing in going through you hear three pop like it goes threw three layers of skin i only got freaked out and cried cause it got soooooooo red but thats normal.and im 13

 

Answer by shortcake
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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ok im getting mine done tomorrow at a place called claires.  has anyone done i there?  did it hurt?  needle or gun?  thanx

 

Answer by Debz
Submitted on 7/16/2005
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omg so i have a question i got my cartilage pierced w/ a gun omg i am so scared now i have heard that it can get really messed up do i have a major chance of that because i am scared please help me!

 

Answer by laura
Submitted on 7/18/2005
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anybody know how to get the earring out mine isnt a bar its a hoop with a ball in the middle and it just wont budge any suggestions ?

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 7/19/2005
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i really want to get my cartilage pierced and my mom is still thinking about it. I'm 11 and i already have 4 ear piercings but none on my cartilage. I want to know where to get it with a needle that allows kids under 13, how long you have to wait to sleep on it, and if any1 has gotten it badly infected?
Thank you so much plz talk to me soon

 

Answer by spoiledchik4760
Submitted on 7/20/2005
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hey ppls!!! i wanna get my cartilage pierced soooo bad but my parents wont let me. im 13 and they say that it look slutty or trashy and they jus dont like it. ive tryed compromising wit them and begging cus i jus want it sooo bad. do any of u have any ideas on how 2 convince them on lettin me get it done????

 

Answer by Jade
Submitted on 7/21/2005
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ok just as kind of a 'sum-up' of all this. I work at a tattoo/piercing parlor. and in regards to the "gun vs. needle" debate let me say this. it is a poor poor decision to have it done with a gun. im not so close-minded to say that some people are lucky and it heals up beautifully, but 90% of our customers that come in for cartilage piercings are there for a second piercing. we always ask "what happened with your previous piercing?" and guess what the most common answer is..."i had it done or at claire's or the icing or knab'stake your pick...in other words a piercing gun was used.

piercing gun are great for lobe piercing but once you get into helixes and tragus' and industrials, it is very unwise to have those done with piercing guns. they are COMPLETELY different from lobe piercings. a piercing gun is stored energy (a spring) that results in a high velocity impact....basically that a bunch of fancy words to say the impact of the gun is so strong it shatters your cartilage. once again there are a few lucky people (as demonstrated in some of the comments) but if i were you i wouldn't risk it.

also piercing guns cannot be autoclaved (sterilization system) because the intense heat melts the inner workings of the gun. where as the hollow point needles used in professional shops are usually brand new and in very rare cases at least autoclaved.

overall, needle piercing is just safer and allows for quicker healing. Not to mention more practical. Piercing your cartilage with a gun is like trying to pierce you belly button or your nose with a piercing gun. it can be done, but its highly dangerous and not at all recommended.

also, like others have mentioned, try to use a captive ring in either surgical stainless steel or 14kt gold/white gold. it just heals much much faster.

and in regards to pain, the actual piercing is virtually painless. afterwards the piercing is, obviously, sore and tender. make sure to follow all after procedures VERY carefully. if you get it done at an parlor they usually offer a cleaning agent of some sort that also relieves pain.

good luck with all your piercings!

 

Answer by laura :)
Submitted on 7/22/2005
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omg u ppl i got ma cartlage pierced wen i was 11. am now 14! it doesnt hurt at all, not 1 tiny bit. iv just had my tongue pierced, now that hurt... a bit. lol. iv also got ma belly done.
piercings hurt for a moment but heal for a lifetime! remember that!

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 7/22/2005
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I read almost all of these but not one says how much it costs. I mean like to get it done in a good place like where they know what they are doing.

 

Answer by someone
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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i am getting mine done tom and i am totally freaked! everyone has a different story and my friend says to get it done with a needle because guns hurt??? what should i do?

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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hi 2 all yooz out there i am only 12 and i got my cartlidge done yesterday (WITH A GUN) and it didn't hurt when i got it done it just stung a little it was afterwards it started to hurt all those people who say you should get it done with a needle and not a gun are speaking s**t coz no matter what you get it done with itz gonna hurt your getting a bit of metal rammed into your ear course its gonna hurt duuuu!!! but anyway mines is fine (NOT INFECTED) and doesnt really hurt that much of coarse it will be fine hope i helped any1 hoo had questions l8r dudes :) x x x

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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hi 2 all yooz out there i am only 12 and i got my cartlidge done yesterday (WITH A GUN) and it didn't hurt when i got it done it just stung a little it was afterwards it started to hurt all those people who say you should get it done with a needle and not a gun are speaking s**t coz no matter what you get it done with itz gonna hurt your getting a bit of metal rammed into your ear course its gonna hurt duuuu!!! but anyway mines is fine (NOT INFECTED) and doesnt really hurt that much of coarse it will be fine hope i helped any1 hoo had questions l8r dudes :) x x x

 

Answer by cutiepie
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced yesterday and i cant sleep on it my mate could sleep on her the day she got it done but her mum cant and shes had it done for 16 years. Will i be able to sleep on my pierced ear please help cutiepie x x  :(

 

Answer by Suzi
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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Perhaps those who are required to hide their piercings for sporting events could put a small bandage over the area.  Just a suggestion.

 

Answer by Ellie
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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Excuse me? What's this I hear about Claires? Why get it done there, you're bound to feel nervous with everyone in the shop staring at you! Also, you're in the frigging shop, not a little clean room out of sight. I got my lobes done at a place called Isis which sells jewelery. it was very clean and cool there. I'm going to have my cartilage(?) done there today, with a needle, as the gun doesn't sound too appealing. Plus, the people who are all for the gun can't use basic grammar. Just a funny feeling.

 

Answer by .:Ashley:.
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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Hey guys!
heres some information i found on having my cartilage (sp I KNOW!) well im 15 and i got myne pieced like 2 yrs ago. i was worried because if they Peirce the wrong place on your ear it will paralyze you, so you may want to think about that. I didnt think it hurt, if u can pinch ur ear, u can peirce it!!! another thing is that what i found out is that another place in ur ear will make you gain weight and u wont be able to work it off u just constantly gain weight! so theres another risk to ur image since most of u want to get it to look cool! I got myne pierced with a gun. it didnt hurt and i know ppl who got theirs with a needle and said it hurt, it might just be them tho. just remember to get it personally done because they know where those spots are and are less likely to hit them!!! so if u want one. just remember these things and then decide!

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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Does Claire's use a gun to pierce cartilage or do they use needles? I really want to get my cartilage done, soon!  But my parents are always telling me think about for another month and when a month goes by and I ask them again they say the same thing! <(^0^)>

 

Answer by Andrea
Submitted on 7/27/2005
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Im 15 (turning 16) and i want to get my cartilage pierced..............................does it hurt?? when they pierce it.how long does it take -- like from when the needle / gun starts to go through, until they shove the earing through..???? plz reply quick

 

Answer by Anita
Submitted on 7/27/2005
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this isnt any answer, but i was wondering... piercing pagoda, do they use a needle or a gun for cartilage piercing?

 

Answer by Jamie
Submitted on 7/29/2005
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I just got mine cartilage (however u spell it) done today and it didn't hurt. It hurts a little bit afterwards, but is that normal? For it to hurt more afterwards? cause the guy said i should move it back and forth to clean it, but it hurts when i move it. is that normal?

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 7/30/2005
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hey, so if you're not supposed to get it done with a gone, might i suggest going to your doctor to let them do it.  it would obiviously be the best and most sterile way.

 

Answer by yeahyeah
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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gun and needle piercings are not the same. needles are more sterile and are hallow so they donut just push the skin or cartilage aside like a gun(which causes scaring), they take the chunk out. as for guns in most places they aren't cleaned properly, they are just wiped down with alcohol which doesn't kill everything, for example hepatitis. so make sure the place you go to is clean and sterile.

 

Answer by KavZ
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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Hey I just got my cartilage pierced a a day, and it hurt like hell, but that not the point i got it done with a gun.... and it hurt like hell afterward but not when it was getting done. I have a QUESTION for someone who can ANSWER it, so i got it done a day ago, and its still hurting, a little red and my mom says a little swollen.... Any Advice? on what i should do?????? Thanks

 

Answer by briana
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced a few months ago it didnt hurt till it started healing! a month and a half after i got it pierced the stud part of the earing came thru my ear half way then i would just push it back thru untill i finally decided to take it out! when i got the back off there was hair all bunched up and blood was all over! after a while i finally got the earring out and let it close up! but there is still a big bump on the back of my ear! i got mine pierced with a gun and i know ppl that have had the same thing happen to them so my advice would be to get it pierced with a needle or dont get it pierced at all!!!!!

 

Answer by sugarbabi
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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ok i jus gona comment on 1 of ur answers by da name of aragorn's gal. get a life gurl 4 starters claires and ardenes are professionally trained and claires is da best spot 2 go 2 if your looking 4 ear piercings. theres no diff. betwwen the needle and the gun bcuz ur still driving somethin' sharp an pointy tru ur ear. back 2 reality it takes 6 months 2 A YEAR if taken care of properly not 4 -6 months. ive went 2 claires 4 most of mi piercings for starters...3 piercings on each lobe
4 on each cartilage
mi belly button
mi nose
mi lip
mi tongue
and mi eyebrow
so in ur face little miss no it all

 

Answer by kim winkle
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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what is the cheapest place to get my cartilage done by gun close to Lebanon, Ohio?

 

Answer by cait
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced and it was fine for about 3 wees but now it looks kinda infected despite my cleaning it at least twice a day. it seems like the ball of the earring is IN my ear a little (not too much, but i notice it.)  does anyone know what to do???? please answer!

 

Answer by Loozer
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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getting your ears pierced doesn't hurt after the first one in the lob you can't feel it any more hardly. Now I'm not saying it doesn't hurt after it done because it does. I got my cartilage done about a year ago and it still hurts sometimes but guess what it's not infected and I like it so I'm going to get another one. it will be my 5th set of earing and I'm 13 so if you want it done get it done!!. Also I have had all mine done with a gun and it's not bad. the only ones I have had close up was because the place I went to the fist 3 times  got my ears pierced. I would suggest going any were you Truth to get yours done.

 

Answer by spoiled~princess
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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okay everyone,I am 14 1/2 and i have my ear pierced 4 times on each ear and my cartage hurt the least out of all of them, and i got it done at carters jewlers for 5$ and it just hurts for like 2 minutes after and it just burns for a Lil bit and it huts to sleep on it for the first while, i also have my nose pierced and my bellybutton pierced and they didn't hurt very much, i also have two tattoos and they hurt man but ya everyone is different.....well i gotta bounce later everyone

 

Answer by liz
Submitted on 8/4/2005
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I've wanted to get mine done for w hile.. I'm 14 and i've been hearing it hurt real bad. My sis just got it done and said it didn't hurt at all! so lol I'm gettin mine done tomorrow- now i can't wait- I hope it doesn't hurt and get infected!

 

Answer by Kay-Kay
Submitted on 8/5/2005
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hey OK I'm wondering which is the best place to get mi cartilage pierced and how much is it to get the best pierce.

 

Answer by britt13
Submitted on 8/6/2005
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it doesn't hurt at all i had mine pireced for about 4 months and its easy to put an ear ring in your self put about a few days ago i took my ear ring out and my ear got swelled up that was the only time though? you should be fine

 

Answer by Anise_GUrl
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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hey im thinking about getting my cartilage pierced just in case i cant get my belly button pierced!! but the thing is the only place that i can get it pierced is Cats Tatts..its very populare were i live but really i dont think they do a very good job:s becuz when i went to get my first ears pierced there (since my mom won't let me get them pierced with a gun) they got very infected and didnt heal for 8 other months after they said i could change them!!!! and i wasnt the only person that has troubles there. like my friend ashlee got her belly button pierced there and it also got infected and roseanna got her tounge pierced there and it pussed and got swollen wayyyy more than it should have!!! and i no getting pierced with a gun is very bad but also sum of my friends got their cartilages pierced with guns...sum turned out and sum didnt......soooo I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO DO!!! and my mom wont let me get it pierced with a gun.  but i really really really want sumthing pierced!! so plz help me!!!!!! if u want e-mail me at orlandobloom_hot89@hotmail.com ok thanx!!

 

Answer by Taylor
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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hey i wanna get my cartilage done and today we weren'tto clairs and they said you had to be 13and I'm only 11 so i might get my cousin to Pearce it with a kit or go to a tattoo parlor.


p.s. my cousin said i didn'thurt at all so i can't wait till i get it!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Marina
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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how much does it cost to get your cartilage peirced? i wanna get it done badly but still not sure if i want to use the gun or a needle:S

 

Answer by gymnastchic
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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hey guys i need serious help!!!i've wanted to get my ears pierced on the lobe for the second time since i was 9/10 and i am almost 13 now.my parents will not let me do it no matter wut i do. but one things for sure, i m never getting my cartilage pierced after readin all this.and 2 u, goonka, u sound like a responsible parent to me and i respect u for letting ur son experience it and letting him suffer the consequences,although he was the specified age.my parents dont think i am old/responsible enough. i tried to convince them with a good argument, but it didnt work.really, itz not my mom that i really the problem, itz my dad!he wont crack!my friend just got hers pierced the second time, but her mom is really laid back.
  
    i need help!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Tiffany
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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im going to claires and getting my cartilage pierced but i was wondering what ear do i get it in? and how bad does it hurt 1-10

 

Answer by V
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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Goonka: What is the problem with having other body parts pierced when you are 11 or 12 apart from ear lobes. I am a full grown women and feel the need to say this because just because you don't want your kid/kids/son/daughter etc to have piercings younger than 18 doesn't mean other parents mind too. Kids will also spell how they want if they want to do short hand so what? What is the problem with under 18 piercings huh?

 

Answer by Confussed!
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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hey guyz....i want to get ma cartilage peirced but i don't know where to go??....i live in toronto and i noe theres alot of place but i want to go sumwhere professional but its hard because i dont' have ID.....so should i juss do it in a mall??

 

Answer by HyPeZ
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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hi im Roze im 14 and i've bin wanting to get my cartilage pierced 4 tyym now and i've asked a few of my m8s if it hurt etc and 1 of there m8s had it dun and it hurt soo much she had to take it out,another 2 said they got it dun with a gun and it didn't hurt at all i live in the UK and your not sposed to legally get it dun with a gun but sum people do,and apparently it dosent hurt
but with a needle it hurts ALOT my mum has rang up places previously and even they say it does hurt alot but i really want it dun so i'm a bit unsure also i heard it means u are gay if you get it done on the left ear :S is this true i don't no what its like in the USA but my mate told me that it was gay to get your left ear cartilige pierced:S this now makes me want to get my right done so whatever but does anyone know if this is true please anser back X

 

Answer by Mimi
Submitted on 8/11/2005
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I think it hurts and im realllyyy scaredd...are u guys sure that it doesn't hurt as much as your earlobe..and one my family friends had to done and she said it hurtt alott!!..please someone tell me the truth..someone whose VERYY SENISTIVE TO NEEDLES AND PAIN...cause thats how i am..i cry during needles saddlyy=((

 

Answer by Lil lady
Submitted on 8/13/2005
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I want to get my cartilage pierced at Claire's but i am sooooooooooooooo... scared. I wanna know will it hurt a whole, whole lot when they do they actual piercing.

Thanx!~ Lil lady

 

Answer by dumassvbck34
Submitted on 8/13/2005
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I got my cart. done last summer and i got it done with a gun..... no bleading didnt hurt there might b a lil poke feeling (just like when lil bro pokes u) other than that it didnt hurt it didnt split any thing and i had no problms with it at all, but if an one nos where i can get awsome earings 4 up there e-mail me at vbck34@yahoo.com thnks and thank u lol

 

Answer by Bri29
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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I am going to get my cartilage pierced in 4 days and after reading this story im kinda scared im 13 and sum of you guys say that it hurts and some of u say it dosent...well i have 2 holes on each size and i stretched them so i was wondering if it hurts more with a  gun or a needle? and where to get it done? thx

Br^@NN@

 

Answer by DanDan
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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Hey, guys... so i really want to get my cartilage pierced but my dad is totally against it. is  there anything i can say to him to change his mind?

 

Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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Hey ppl im michelle and me and my friend krystyna are going to mayan tan in brooklin  today!!! were so scared! im really nervous because i dont no if it will hurt me nd her are 13 so yea...does it hurt...and from what i understand, getting your cartlidge done with a needle is better because of what everyone is saying,and thats a good thing because me and my friend are getting it done with a needle so yea plz write back:)

 

Answer by kelly
Submitted on 8/18/2005
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hey guys i already have a cartalige piecred and i got it with a gun!! it just hurts for a sec its fine...i recomend getting it with a gun if you are worried about the pain so dont worry about you'll be fine!

<33.:.Kelly.:.

 

Answer by K
Submitted on 8/19/2005
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I've had my cartlidges pierced for a long time now. When i was 12 i got my left one done. It didn't hurt at all, sure i jumped up a lil bit but it was my first time. Then in February i got my other one done (my right side) and it was a piece of cake.Then in september i got 2 more , so now i got 4 cartlidge piericings and 4 ear lobes. My opinion is cartlidges can be painful if you have sensitive ears. I had sensitive ears but it turned out ok. As long as u care for it, it should be fine. I do have trouble lying down on both sides of my ears, and u will discover uncomfort at first but you'll get used to it. They used a gun on my ear, and i think a gun works better than a needle, but that's just my opinion. I got my piercings done at Claire's and Walmart at the jewelry section.I love my cartlidges piercings and they look cute..so good luck and enjoy ur new piercings!

 

Answer by karatelover
Submitted on 8/20/2005
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u guys r getting worked up over nothing i got mine pierced w/ a gun when i was 12 and i wasnt scared lol but then again i couldnt feel it. it doesnt have 2 do w/ the gun or a needle its ur allergies 2 kinds of metal, the place u go 2 and the care u take of it afterwards. if ur changing earrings try 2 soak ur earrings in rubbing alcohol or an ear care solution and if ur having problems w/ getting an earring in put the needle in neosporin and try again and dont get it done @ claires a 15 YEAR OLD PIERCED MINE ONCE she screwed it beyond belief

 

Answer by kitkat
Submitted on 8/21/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced yesterday and it doesn't hurt AT ALL. Its just a quick pinch and its over. But it does hurt after when you try to clean it but you'll probably get used to it in a couple of days.But its important to clean it properly or else it could get infected. its much safer if u get it done with a needle than with a gun because using a gun can shatter your cartilage. You also can't sleep on it until its fully healed =(

 

Answer by Ally
Submitted on 8/21/2005
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I asked my mom if I could get my cartilage pierced but she said that shes heard if you get it done and they do it wrong that side of your face could be paralyzed. We we're just wondering if anyone has heard anything about it or if its even true? If you have time you can email me at StarTwinklr@aol.com if you know anything about it. Thanks!

 

Answer by xox..Paigeyy..xox
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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Hey guys!
i just got my ear cartilage done about a week ago and i barely felt it! I'm 12 years old and i got my ear pierced 4 times on my lobes. I got my cartilage done with a gun and now my ear does not hurt at all and i even changed my earring already with no pain. Even if it does get infected i don't recommend removing it and letting it close. Unless you want to go through with it again.
so i wish luck to all you  people who want them done and i hope you will like them....trust me..its all worth it!
I hope i helped!

 

Answer by yo
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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dont get your cartiliage done half way through school .its bad. the teachers will make u take it out for p.e , it will heal up and its a waste of money. o yea n use a needle

 

Answer by yeah
Submitted on 8/23/2005
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wow you guys dont be so scared. i'm getting my cartilige pierced later today. i'm not spending more money to get it done with a needle, i'm just getting it done with a gun. i've already had it pierced with a needle and it wasn't bad but i'm not going through it all again i'm just going to get a gun piercing, but i've also had 2 in each each besides this and my bellybutton. piercings are no big deal when i got my bellybutton done i couldn't even feel it and it wasn't sore at all don't worry guys.

 

Answer by babygirl
Submitted on 8/25/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced with a gun cuz my best friends(also my cousin) dared me to do it after that i never regretted it so now i'm gonna get it done 2 more times

 

Answer by Chrissy
Submitted on 8/25/2005
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I had my cartilage pierced twice, once about 4 days ago and the other one about a day after the first. The first one didnt hurt at all, the lady put it in with a gun, and she put it in slanted. but when i went there the second time, this different lady did it, again witha  gun,and she put it in straight, it didnt hurt a lot, but she was trying to get the backing off to put a ball on instead, and she couldnt get it on and was yanking my ear around and it started to hurt a lot, but it was fine after an hour or so. I really like them they look great and its only been about a week!! But alas, i stil havent gotten the ball on the back of it! but I dont regret it at all.

 

Answer by Lacers2
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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Goonka, I am almost positive your son has a nickel energy. My mother does. And it appeared when she got her piercings.

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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hey i want to get my cartilage peirced but I'm scared of needles and when my mate got hers done it got all yuck and red, which is the best to use a needle or a gun?? and i also want to get a second hole in my ear lobe but i don't know how much it will cost and so could i please get an answer asap cause I'm getting it done TOMORROW!!! THANKS!!!!  

 

Answer by deedaz
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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i've had my left cartilage pierced and both lobes pierced for the second time a week ago,it didnt hurt at all, the lobes did hurt alot more than the cartilage. but afetr that they were fine, but the the cartilage piercing was red and irritated,i went to a doctor and he said it was infected and i should get the earring out and let it close,but actually i didnt think it was infected cuz it didnt hurt at all unless my hair gets caught in it, but anyways i took out the earring and now im having antibiotics..and i wanna know how long does it take for a cartilage piercing to close? cuz actually im considering wearing the earring again in while.. thanks

 

Answer by *Caitlin*
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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Hey Guys
I'm 12 and I'm pretty sure that im going to get my cartilage done. I'm going to get it done from a needle because I am too young for Claire's and my mom thinks a needle is more safe and what not. =)... I'm getting it done at a tatoo parlor... while we are over there, maybe she'll let me get a tatoo too.. ;) I'm thinking of getting it done on my left side, although i have sort of a rivit at the top of my ear. Sort of like I'm a leprechaun or something except its a lot smaller. And I sleep on my left side too; but thats ok I can change that. Also getting it on my left side shows my Irishness.... =) My mom and my friend say it would stand out more on my left side any way.    Still waiting to find out if my school dress code allows it... i hope it does.   Quick question. When you get it done is it possible to get a ring from the begining or do you have to get a stud?   Hearing everyone's opinion makes me want to get it even more. Thanks guys!

 

Answer by *Caitlin*
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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Madison: Sorry to burst ur bubble but they dont allow kids under 13 to get carilage done at Claire's. My advice: go to a professional place. =)

 

Answer by angelinhell55720
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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i have done many peircings myself i have not had any infections i know alot about peircings if you have any questions im me on aim at angelinhell55720 or email me at noelleschilling@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Mintie
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced ... in Claires. I'm scared now.

Right now it is 11:05 on Tuesday ... I had it done yesterday around 4:50. There's no redness, swelling, or pain ... at all.

They, duh, used a gun. I felt a slight pain when it went through, but really nothing afterwards. When I turned the stud about 10:00 last night, it hurt a little while afterward ... then the pain went away.

I couldn't sleep on my left side. (where I got it done) I think I can now ...

Should I be scared?? I wasn't so educated in the subject of cartilage piercings until now. The lady sterilized everything ... so it seemed alright ...

If it hurts when I turn it, is that normal? Please reply!


 

Answer by Tim
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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Just a note to anyone thinking about taking advice from Emily: DON'T! Emily, I don't know everything there is to know about piercings, but I am related to a body piercer, and one of the things I have learnt is that it's always safer to get a piercing with a needle, not a gun. GUN'S CAN'T BE STERILIZED PROPERLY!! There may be other advantages and disadvantages to using a needle, but the most important one is that guns cannot be sterilised properly. Have you ever been to a place where they proudly tell you that all piercings are done with a needle? That's because they know that it's the safer way to do it, even if you don't. Needle's are always completly sterilised, therefore, there's less chance of an infection. Guns simply cannot be sterilised properly, so if you want a piercing, dont walk into a place that's gonna use a gun, your better off finding another place.

 

Answer by chellybelly
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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im getting a barbell done on my ear this weekend im scared does it hurt??

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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Im going to get my nose pierded tomorrow with a gun i want to know if it really is that bad to get it done with a gun cause after reading this im kinda scared!

 

Answer by Betty
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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I am getting my cartilage pierced in ummm, about 2 hours. I'm soooooo scared. I'm a big chicken and REALLY hate needles, will I be glad that I did it??

 

Answer by stizzle
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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you should suck it up boy

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 9/1/2005
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id like to ask for some advice i had my nose pierced about 4-5 weeks ago and this morning i found a lump next to the piercing and about an hour ago this lump popped and puss went everywhere so i had to clean it while i was cleaning it the stud fell out and now i can only get it back in half way can any body help me tell me what has happened to my nose add me on msn please I'm begging for your help rebeccaobrien@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by PurpleSweetie
Submitted on 9/2/2005
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Ok...I started out with 3 earrings in each ear and wanted to try the cartilage so I did it the old-fashioned way (numbing your ear with ice and using a needle). I was SO excited! A year later I had cartilage piercing done in each ear with the gun..which for the first time might shock you with the noise and a "Pinch" and then it's over and Wohoooooooooooo you're lookin' cool.
My daughter (who's 12) wanted to get her cartilage pierced (she already has 2 in each earlobe)so she and I both got our cartilage pierced at Claire's..which did a great job btw. I got 2 cartilage piercing in my left ear and 2 in my right...3 days later I got 2 more in my left ear (it CAN BE very addicting..haha). **Count..10 earrings in left ear...** 7 in my right ear minus 2 because 16 days later my right ear started pounding in the middle of the night *Ouch* it woke me up with all the throbbing (which is the ear I sleep on)I waited 1 day thinking maybe I pulled on the holes a little while sleeping on that ear so here I go doctoring it, not wanting to pull them out. One whole day was all it took..the swelling wasn't going down and they were POUNDING, so I took those 2 out.
****Ok...Now there is a lesson to be learned here about CARTILAGE PIERCING**** They DO and I mean DO take time to heal. I've learned over the years that cartilage piercing can be tender for a long time and changing your cartilage earrings often can irritate them ..all ears are different. *IF** you see any redness watch for swelling (they will swell around the earring and it hurts touching it) take them out and don't take any chances. If you have to remove the new piercing, clean the holes with a Triple Antibiotic Ointment daily and let them heal. After you take the earrings out there can be a knot behind your ear..the sooner you take them out (the minute it swells around the earring along with redness and pain)the faster the hole closes and the knot will go away and you CAN NOT see that your ears were ever even pierced. That's my experience and Hey! you can always get it done again..just don't take any chances when it don't look right.
My daughter's cartilage piercing has been done twice and each time the ear rejected it, so we'll leave that alone for now and maybe she might want to try it again when she gets a little older.
There is hardly any blood flow the higher up the ear that you go..that's why it takes longer to heal. *First of all, don't touch  your cartilage piercing unless you have washed your hands. *2nd..follow directions of cleaning front and back 3 times a day with the antiseptic given to you and glide the studs back and forth so that the antiseptic can go inside the piercing, then twist your earrings 2-3 times a day and DO NOT take the earrings out for up to 6 months.
I hope that this was helpful. There's no need to be scared about it, it's only a "pinch" then it's done. Remember, if your ear swells up around the stud and is red and painful to the touch..remove it before it gets worse! Try one at a time at first..you have years to pierce! :)~

 

Answer by Sofa
Submitted on 9/2/2005
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OK, im 11 and i just got my cartilage pierced. Twice. Like 30 mins ago. I had mine done with a needle. for anyone who is getting theirs done go to a PROFESSIONAL place. its really clean and alot better for you and your ears. it does not hurt too much. you hear a bit of a crack and then pain for about 5 seconds. then you just feel blood rushing to your ear. and thats about it. i just want to say whatever you do dont do it with a gun. you can shatter your cartilage and it will be all floppy like the lobe. i have had friends who did that and it happend. its really gross. and make sure you LISTEN(!!!!!!) its the most important thing in the world! if you dont its your fault if it gets infected. when you leave the peircing place its perfect. but if you do it wrong its YOUR FAULT not theirs. hope it helped. and dont feel nervous. cause as soon as you get it done youll fell stupid for being scared.

 

Answer by sofa
Submitted on 9/2/2005
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Answer by woolaboy
Submitted on 9/3/2005
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Judging by the quality of the majority of the grammar here it seems most of you should spend money on a good education and forgo the piercings!

 

Answer by V
Submitted on 9/3/2005
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Goonka - wouldn't it be better to ask questions  about how you can support your son in making better salon choices or improving aftercare when he does (inevitably) get pierced in the future, rather than exploiting his misfortune/neglect on these occasions as supporting evidence in your argument that his choices are wrong?

 

Answer by TriNi.JumBie
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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uhh i got mine done like what 4 days ago its kinda red sometimes it doesnt hurt at all untill i start touching it. but i clean it everyday and take good care of it. So i hope if all goes well it heals nicely.

 

Answer by Andria
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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Ok....Im 12 and i just had it done like 30 minutes ago! It didn't hurt at all! It hurt less than the bottom. I have 2 at the bottom and one on top now.

 

Answer by LINDSAY
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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hey,
I am going to get my cartilage peirced in like 15 mins. i cant wait. i dont care what any of you people say cause a gun is so much better than a needle! how can the gun never be clean? whats there to clean since the thing that goes through you ear happens to be the earring and the dont reuse the earing cause it stays in your ear...DUH! i can wait i have two holes in each ear already on l the lobes and now i am getting left ear peirced! see ya i am hitting the mall  for claires!
bye bye   x0 Lindsay 0x

 

Answer by LJ
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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i got my cartilage pierced about three months ago.  i took it out for the first time today, and noticed a bruised raised bump underneath the back of the earring.  I've been told that I will probably have a bump no matter what due to the fact that i got it with a gun and its shattered cartilage (that doesnt mean my ear will cave or anything weird...does it?) but im not sure if this might be something else. Scar tissue runs in my family-- is it possible to get scar tissue in your cartilage? is there even tissue there?

 

Answer by Bubbles
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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Um, im getting my cartilage done in like 20 minutes weather i chicken out or not!  Im so scared and i dunno what to do, i really want it and everything im just really scared about it hurting....oh ya and if i get it pierced with a hoop, how do you sleep on that?  
PLEASE write me back REALLY SOON, im leaving in 20 minutes! :(

 

Answer by gnomemafia
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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When I had my cartilage pierced for the first time, I had it done at Claire's with a gun. After the first three days, a puss bubble formed on the back of my ear. I had cleaned my ear three times a day every day for two months, and the bubble turned into a cyst. It got to the point where when I decided it was time to take my earring out, it was stuck in the cyst. I had to rip it out, causing severe scarring. Just last month, which was a year later, I went to a tattoo parlor in hopes for a more professional piercing. They said that my previous piercing was right on a nerve, which led me to believe that Claire's had no idea what they were doing. The tattoo place used a needle on my cartilage; It didn't hurt a bit and I haven't had any problems with it yet.
But I suppose everyone's experience is different, you just have to use your best judgment.

 

Answer by GUNITTT
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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i want my cartilage done so bad but everyones saying different things about the gun and the needle which is better cuz i'm thinking needle

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 9/10/2005
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I had my cartilage Peirce about 5 weeks ago and i have to take it out for school if i take it out for 6 hours a day (except weekends) will it close up

 

Answer by trash_pixie
Submitted on 9/16/2005
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OK, peircings are cool and in fashion, so why not just go down to ur local chemist n get it don. Im no doctor, but im no dumy either, and its just not cool to peirce ur ear ur self.

A gun or a needle, whats the debate? I mean seriously a gun has a needle in it. Two words for the exact same thing!

I dont want to sound like ur mother, sure get it done, just do it safetly

and remember kids "Always wear Protection"

 

Answer by lex
Submitted on 9/16/2005
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hey guys! omg im getting my cartilage pierced 2morrow!! Im so scared that its going to hurt!!! omg omg omg

newayz im relly excited!! btw im 14!!! and if ur under the age of 14 i dun recomend u getting it done coz it looks relly weird and slutty on girls that are younge

 

Answer by meg
Submitted on 9/18/2005
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hey people my mom is looking ito so i can get my cartilage periced. one of my best friends said only do it if you are ready becuase it hurts. does it really other people say it dont hurt one bit

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 9/20/2005
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i don't care what anybody says i have 8 piercings total and they all hurt. no matter what it is. my gun piercings felt like someone smashed my ear with a hammer. the needle hurts because they take a longer time piercing the holes. in my opinion i would think about do you really want a piercing first. or are you just doing it to impress your friends.some of you might think how can i talk when i have so many but i'm20 years old and got most of them after i turn 18 and could pay for it buy myself. i did experience a terrible ear infection though my right ear had swollen up to about the size of a quarter and it bleed all the time for about 3 weeks when you lay down or even when the wind hits it it feels like someone is trying to ripe your ear off. HONESTLY THINK IT THROUGH BEFORE YOU DO IT

 

Answer by Sandra
Submitted on 9/21/2005
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I need help i really want to get my cartilage pierced but i dont want to go to a tattoo parlor cus i am scared and the only place around where i live uses guns i know its really bad but if i take great care of it will i be fine? i have 7 other piercings 3 in each lobe and belly button so i know how to take care please reply soon

 

Answer by stephanie
Submitted on 9/22/2005
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Hey guys, I had my cartilage pierced 4 days ago. It didn't really hurt then, but now it is tender when I go to clean it and turn it.  I don't think it's infected because there is no redness or swelling.  I got it done with the gun, could this be why it is still sore?  Do you think the cartilage was split or bruised by the gun? Let me know your opinion.

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 9/22/2005
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Hey i just pierced my cartilage and it didn't hurt at all but now its red and hurts alot like it is throbbing i did it 2 days ago r these normal side affects or may i have an infection

 

Answer by Anne
Submitted on 9/26/2005
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I've heard some bad things about any piercings done at Claire's. My friend's first piercings were on her lobes. The woman who pierced them for her was inexperienced and had never used the gun before. She ended up nearly missing the ear. My friend had to go and get them repierced a few weeks ago because her earrings were getting screwed up. I'd like to get a cartilage piercing- don't have my lobes pierced, but I want the cartilage done. I'm hearing more bad than good things about the guns. I'd like a bit more clarity in any answers because it seems like everyone would rather argue about which is better (opinions mind you!) instead of weighing options. If someone could give me an unbiased preference though....

 

Answer by lostsouls1592
Submitted on 9/26/2005
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i got my Cartilidge done for the first time, i got it done on Aug. 11th of this year and i forgot how long you post to keep the stud in. I got both of my ear Cartilidge at  Claires. where i always get my ears done. No pain at all. Cost less. it dose not hurt much then getting a tattoo. its stings a little.

 

Answer by Lara + Lex
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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hey me and lex both have our cartliages pierced and we got them done with a gun, mine didnt hurt at all but lex sed hers hurt a lil.. neways we think the bottom of the ear hurt more  coz its thicker skin

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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I've so far got my ear lobes pierced twice and my naval pierced. Tomorrow I'm getting the top of my ear done. I'm scared but this pierced is supposed to be the best in town. I've heard horrible things about what could happen but I want it so bad so I'm going to do it.At the same time my friend is getting her naval. Piercings are a risk. Yes. But if you want it and you want it for good reasons go for it. But there's another place here where the piercer is really dodgy and cheap and I got my naval done there -- I don't reccommend that. If you want it -- spend big and get it done properly!

 

Answer by Jenna
Submitted on 9/29/2005
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You guys worry too much, get it done with a gun from claires needles are gay.

 

Answer by Natasha
Submitted on 9/29/2005
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Hey...Me and my friend decided today we wanted to get our cartilage done...not even thinking, haha jst spur of the moment...we got permission...surprisingly....went to a hair salon, and they wouldn't do it, haha i was so mad...but kinda happy now...i've had a chance to read about some risks, and wat to get it done with...I'm getting it done with a needle...i've heard alot of stories from people about getting it done with a gun...not pretty, and when i got my bellybutton done the piercer ( real kewl guy) said worst thing to do....never to get nething done with a gun...but if the gun is so bad..then why is it even legal to use em?...meh..i'm getting it done with a needle no matter wat, and i don't care about the pain..and as for kids between 11-15 getting it done..if you got permission go ahead...they're kewl, and if you feel you want it done go ahead i love piercings..their just for me...I have 2 in each ear lobe soon to be third, nose, and bellybutton, and in a few days cartlidge...and i love em all...none of them hurt at all and i love em..i just got my belly button over the summer...got my nose done last winter...and got my ears done like 3 ears ago...and i'm15...but yea..if yea want it done go for it...i'm not really concerned about the pain but i know i will be a bit nervous when the day comes..but i'lllive...it'lll be over in a matter of seconds...thats how i look at it...just keep it clean, and you'll  be fine!  well good luck! and enjoy your piercing! haha ttyl...if yea have ne questions about ne of my other piercings jst e-mail i'llbe happy to help yea all out   >> baby_fine_009@hotmail.com << ttyl!<3

 

Answer by Sophie
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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hey ppl, i did the top of my ear myself and it was fine, i did it with an earing so i didnt have to fiddle about with it, i could just keep the earing in, but i want the other ear done at the top too and above or below where i did the ear myself what do you think?! shall i do it myself again or go to an actual place, its just im not getting it done if its with a gun cos the gun can shatter your bone so what do you think i should do?!!?

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 10/3/2005
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hey, i'm 14 and i've had my cartiladge pierced three times [twice on one ear, once on the other]and all of you are SEVERLY OVERREACTING. sure every once in a while a piercing goes wrong but all mine are perfectly fine, with the exception of having infections a few times. i got all mine done with a gun, and it didn't hurt at all. even when they're infected they don't hurt THAT much. also, i got one on each ear at the same time and the earrings i picked out were bugging my ears, so about 2 days after i got them, i changed the earrings and they were perfectly fine. so STOP WORRYING. getting cartilage done is very common and theres nothing to worry about.

 

Answer by casser
Submitted on 10/4/2005
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hey ppl! i got mine on sunday with a gun it didnt really hurt but what are the signs of infection i really wanna kno?

 

Answer by natalie
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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definitely get it at a proper tattoo parlour where the people know what they're doing....i got mine done on Haight street, and DEFINITELY use a STERILIZED needle. And make sure you don't take the earring out for a while.

 

Answer by isaynothing
Submitted on 10/6/2005
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Hey All!  Thanks for all of your useful posts!  I want to get my cartilage pierced so bad now!  And a second one on my lobes.  I'm still deciding if I should get my left or right cartilage pierced...I am right handed...and um I'm thinking with left cartilage...what do you guys think?

 

Answer by brittney
Submitted on 10/7/2005
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hey i got a question how much does it cost to get it done with a needle? does it cost a lot more

 

Answer by tiffany
Submitted on 10/8/2005
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hey i am so scared to get it done! but my mom said that i could finaly get it done! im kinda happy and yet very scared! i kno that you dont know if its gunna hurt me but thats my only issue and will it get infected! otherwise im good please reply to me

 

Answer by JennafurMarie
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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Hey my older sister whos 16 pierced my cartilage 2 years ago she has pierced my ears 7 times 3 on the left and four on the rightIm almost 14. None of them hurt and none of them have gotten infected. I reccomend you to go to a professiona.If you want it done get it done as long as your parents say its okay. I trusted my sister because she has her belly button nose and tounge pierces all professionally done and has had no problems with any on them. Now i am going to get my nose pierced for my 14th birthday.yay! When you get anything pierced make sure who is ever doing it uses proper and steral needles and make sure they are very clean.

 

Answer by emily
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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i got mine done when i was 11. it didn't hurt at all. as long as you clean it it should be fine. by the way, don't get it done at Claire's/icing i had two friends who got it done there and there's got infected. good luck.

 

Answer by Caz
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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i got mine done yesturday and it hurt like the tinniest bit seriously it was perfectly ok and it looks beautiful and it hurt a little bit after but it was more than bearable, it was all gravy. do not under any circumstances get cartilage pierced with a gun, always go for the needle it hurts less, less chance of stuff going wrong, gun could shatter the cartilage etc XxX

 

Answer by Dee
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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I got my cartilage pierced a week ago. I went and had it done at the mall. And i will tell you there is NOTHING to fear. I had it done with a gun and it went in perfectly. I had NO bleeding, swelling, or pain. It was sore maybe for a day but the actual piercing was no biggie at all. Please if you are considering getting yours done do it!! guns work just fine!! as long as you clean your ear you will have no problems. it's not bad at all!! just some postive encouragement for any of yall that are scared. i did it and i love my earing!!

 

Answer by steph
Submitted on 10/9/2005
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i just got my second cartilage piercing..this one  hurt a lot more and bled a lot right after i did it and my piercer had to put pressure on it to stop the bleeding...now it bleeds periodically and i noticed the area around my ear feels numb...none of this happened with my 1st piercing and i want to know if this is normal? did she mayb hit a vien or nerve and thats what is causing the numbness?

 

Answer by piecings
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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guys hey ok im geting mine done 2mozza (tuesday) and im excited as all hell! It app from u guys entry and from info from friends and family does not hurt when the gun goes in my mum is coming in with me and im so excited i no it might hurt but at least it will hurt when u have it in and app it hurts like an hour after u get it done and the slight pain lasts for about a day no more so relax chill and enjoy i no i will!

 

Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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OMG!I have had my cartlidge donr for about 2 months, and its infected.In the inside of my ear it has a bump that i think might have puss in it and at the back right beside that back piercing of my hole it has another bump and its sorta bumpy and flat at the same time..but the bump in the front is a big bump..im trying to take it out its 11:46 pm and it hurts like hell what should i do cuz the person at Mayan Tan did it wrong..i got it done with a needle but she did it to close to the full side of my ear...most ppl get it all the way around so i like it and i dont like it, it hurts alot but i dont no if i take it out if i will get it done again, and i dont no how to get it out! thats the biggest problem, its a hoop with a little ball seperating the 2 ends of the hoop and im trying to un clamp it and bend it to get it out...its not working..please help! my e-mail is cuti_pie202@hotmail.com ...i usually dont go here so just send me some advise on my e-mail
thanks

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 10/11/2005
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Hey guys i got my top ear done today just came back from it actually! Soo cool i love it. Now im a wuss so i was heaps freaked but i got it with a gun and it doesnt hurt at all! It looks heaps sick.
But guys seriously don't get it done just to impress a boy or peer pressure or whatever. Cause its really not worth it for that reason. So go 4 it gurls and guys. But do it 4 ureself NOT 4 sum1 else.
Cheers Kate

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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Does getting your top ear pieced hurt? The answer is no. Guys it doesnt hurt and it looks really good. I love mine and im even thinking of getting it done again below my first one!

 

Answer by xxx natalie xxx
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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heya, i'm 13 years old and i really badly want to get my cartilage pierced!!!both my friends are getting them done tomorrow(they are both 13) my mum has said yes to it but my dad has gone way protective and says that i will regret it when im older!!!i really want to get it done!!does anyone know a way to convince my dad?? and will i regret it when im older?? please send back!!

 

Answer by Dimplez
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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I got my done last weekend  and it burned and it hurt a tiny bit  but nothing crazy... it hurts when i sleep on it

 

Answer by Sidney
Submitted on 10/14/2005
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Hey everyone....I hope you read this very soon.  Well I' thinking about getting my cartilage done....actually I'm getting it done tomorrow right before I go to a corn maze.  Well anywho, my cousin is a body piercer and tattooest...if that even makes sense and I'm getting my cartilage done by him.  The only thing that I have to do is buy the earing and I'm not really sure what kind of earing to buy.  I read somewhere that a labret stud is okay because I'm get it a size 14 gauge and I don't really want a stud.  But if anyone can help me on where to buy an earing that would be great.

does the needled hurt?

can i use a labret stud for my cartilage?




 

Answer by alex
Submitted on 10/16/2005
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im 15 and everysingle day ive been asking my mom to let me get my cartilage pierced and shes starting to give in. so on that note, i want the piercing on my cartilge but not at the top. i want it half way up my ear,paralell from my tragus( which is that little thing that sticks out of the side of your head kind of over top of your ear hole. so if anyonee has ever had that pierced or knows anything abou it. plesee reply! thanks

 

Answer by kabe
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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yo.. i had my cartilage peirced about one year ago and it still gets infected and bubbles up.. but if i take hte earing out to let it calm down and clean it.. it'll close up really fast. I got it dont with a gun. Do you think i should just let it close all the way up and just get it repeirced later?

 

Answer by AngelS.
Submitted on 10/22/2005
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okay i have three piercings.. my earlobes n three on my cartilage. two on  my upper cartilage and one inbetween the flesh n cartilage. Not to scare ne one. But this morning.. i went to feel for the third earring.. and i couldn't feel it.. i looked in the mirror.. and the swelling.. ate up my earring.. so now my piercing is still there.. but they're just skin on top of it.. i can't even take it out.. becuz the skins ontop of my earring.. u can only see the bakc of the earring.. my other two cartilage peircings are fine. im scared about my third one.. i don't kno what to do.. im really scared.. do they like.. need to cut my ear or something.. HELLLLLPPPPP im like...crying over here... :'(

 

Answer by Bay
Submitted on 10/22/2005
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i just got my cartilege peirced yesterday and it didint hurt at all. i dont know why people get their selfs all worked up about it. PAINLESS.

 

Answer by Liz
Submitted on 10/22/2005
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I am trying to talk my parents into getting my cartilage pierced. My father says it's plain ugly to have one but my mother is a nurse and she says that I have the right to express myself so she's letting me do it. Not that I wasn't going to do it even if she did say no since I only have my ears pierced once where everyone has them done (lobe). I'm getting it done at a crappy store (Claire's) with a gun, which they did with my first piercing. A lot of people have been saying that people eleven to twelve shouldn't get it done but why? It's a right to be able to express ourselves. And it's not like we are going around getting our eyebrows, lips, nose, and other body parts pierced. I, myself, am twelve and a lot of people have theirs done at my school. I'm not afraid to get it done and such since I got over my fear of needles awhile ago. My school allows ear piercings too so I won't have to worry much about having to get a retainer but I will mostly get one for future piercings since, when I'm 16, I plan on getting my tongue done and such. Anyway, I know I'm getting it either this week or next week and am getting a 14k gold loop earing (I'm allergic to cheap metals) to have in it. It's also going on my left cartilage since I tend to have my ear showing on that side and I sleep on my right ear. My ears always tend to get infected no matter what I do. When I got my lobes pierced, I cleaned them everyday, twisted them around atleast two times a day to keep the holes open, put ear solution in them daily, and other than that, never touched them for a month and a half. My left ear healed perfectly but my right one got infected and then, it closed back up and my mother, stupidly, just took an unsterile needle and it got another infection that night. My mother told me to keep it in and not to touch it, turn it, and whatnot, Well, one day, she told me to take it out and see if it was okay, and it had grown into my ear. My mother took the back of my earing and went 1,2,3 and ripped out my earing, causing the back of my lobe's skin to rip off. I had to wait for that to come back and got my earring back through, myself, since the hole was still open. It's doesn't hurt now but there is this big bump that is scarred tissue. I've still been caring for it a lot but it doesn't seem to go away. Any tips to help that go away faster? I currently have my favorite earrings in there that droop that make the earring holes a little wider but will that make healing go slower? Should I switch to regular studs until the scarred tissue goes away?

Also, about the cartilage. Any kind of solutions/ cleaning stuff I should look into buying to help it heal cleaner and faster? Also, any types of earrings to get in it at I can still wear in gym,etc since I can't take it out for 4 months to 1 year according to a piercing chart I saw? I was talking to a professional at Claire's today, who have those done, and they suggested I went with 14k gold or titanium for the healing process and then wear whatever I want in them afterwards.. I trust the professional since she did my lobes and it didn't really hurt but I want to make sure that I don't get an infection next time since my infection with my lobe has been horrible but I don't want my hole to close up..

 

Answer by Emma
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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I got mine done with a needle. Its quicker Cleaner. and much safer.!!
get it done with a needle and by a professional piercer. not with a gun in a shop where its dun by an assistant who went on like a one day course on how to pierce your ear!!!

 

Answer by kt
Submitted on 10/24/2005
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help im gonna get my ear pierced 2morrow but i am so scared. i am gonna get it done in a tattoo place with a needle but i am scared that it will hurt and that i will get an infection!!! any 1 got any info?

 

Answer by Sophs
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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ok reli wana ave my cartalige done but a mate told me that apparently if they do it rong and hit a nerve or summit u can ave half of ur face paralised!! is this true?! and also wich ear wud u recomend? left or right??

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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it hurtz

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 10/27/2005
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hey guys. Ocwch!!!! i got my top ear done like a month ago and now its swollen and infected and pusi its really gross and painful! but what im gonna do and is recomended if u reall wanna keep ure hole is sterilise the ring and take ure piecing out  clean the infected area and put the sterillized hoop in my ear. It is my only option! Wish me luck guys im off to do it now. Also if u have any queiries ure welcome to contact me at charmed_one_kt@hotmail.com
Cheers
Kate

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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hi i have my ear cartilage pierced,, at first i was scared, excited and i wonder too much..it went fine da first 2 dayz but since my hair waz too long and mah hair hits it it srtta hurtz so i got an infection.. it was sooooooooo soooo painfuLL.. i regret havin it.. if u take care of it meaning cleaning it carefully it'll go away within 1-2 weekz but thank god mine only stayed 4 dayz.. i have mine on mah right side since many pplz say boyz alwayz have deirz on left.. lolol.. haha.. and now its ok.. it looks so cute and many pplz are jelouse... my advice iz wen ur goin to get it have an adult or parents wit u cuz wen ur alone they'll do it in any way dat might be dangerouse.. but wen ur with ur parent they show proffesion!>. also think carefully havin in for some pplz is painfull but at de end yu'llenjoy it..

 

Answer by kristinea
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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what side do girls get there ear done left or right??

 

Answer by kristine
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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I got my ear done to days ago it did not hurt to me ...i got a pink earing in my ear i got a gun to put it threw not a needle ...

 

Answer by Becki
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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I got my upper cartilage pierced with a gun. They cleansed and numbed it well before hand. The actual piercing itself didn't hurt at all, just stung for a second as it went through. Afterwards it hurt whn I caught it brushing nmy hair etc, but the pain passed in seconds. I cleansed it with salt water several times a day. My only error was sleeping on it every night when I was told not to for a couple of weeks! My ear started to swell eventually and would be leaking gunk when I first got up. I stopped sleeping on it, took some Ibuprofen and cleansed it with Tea Tree & Chamomile essential oil blends, as well as the salt water. It was back to normal in a matter of days and it's been fine for nearly 2 years since then. I'll be going back for another one directly below it shortly, just need to wait for my Tragus to heal! I hope that helped some of you!

 

Answer by lawn
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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I wanna get my ear pierced soon
i need some instructions
email at lawn_5095@yahoo.com
P.S I'm using a needle

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 11/3/2005
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I have a question. I go to a catholic school and guys arent allowed to have piercings. The only way i no how to cover it up would be with a clear retainer. The only thing is i have heard that when they pierce your cartilage you cant put a retainer in untill 6 weeks after you get it done. If you guys have any ideas or anything let me no> (i cant cover it up with  a bandaid either)

 

Answer by hannah
Submitted on 11/4/2005
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Hi, I had my cartilage done in Holland for 7 euro which is incredibly cheap, yes, with a gun, and its about a week later and I am fine, it doesn't hurt and I can sleep on it.
I'm lucky because it was a bit of a dodgy place (because the price) and the lady who did it didn't give me anything except the piercing, the advice to get something to clean it (duh) and to take it out in 6 weeks. My friends, however, have told me you are supposed to leave it in for 12 weeks and I don't know how long I should leave it in for now. Please help.
Hannah x

 

Answer by jobean
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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this is not a answer it is just my opinion i got my cartilage peirced two days ago and it does not hurt at all it was done by a needle cause hear in my part were I'amthey cant use guns for cartilage peicings you have to go to a tatoo and peircing place. I when'tto Duffy's and it went fine. So I say if your at least 15- older go and get it done and dont be scared youll love it when you get it done I know I do. Thank Duffy you made me really happy with your work

 

Answer by Jessi
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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Look, you have no reason to be scared. Ya some of you might think i have irresponsible parents or i went to an irresponsible place, but i had both of my cartilage pierced since i was 8. I went to piercing pagoda in the mall and since i was so young my mom had to sign loads of papers.Anyhow i got in done with a gun, my ear didn't collapse, I'm11 now and haven't had 1 infection. Although It did get swollen once because I have long hair and I brushed my ear on accident. If you want to get it pierced I say go for it!

 

Answer by Britt
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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I heard that when you get your cartilage pierced they could possibly hit an arery that could paralize your face and I was wondering if that was true! If you have any idea if thats true...let me know! Thanx!

 

Answer by buttface
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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I jjust got it done by a gun it only stung for like 12 seconds

 

Answer by fhlgurl12
Submitted on 11/6/2005
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hey every1!!! anyways im 12 and im gettin my cartilage peirced very soon. but i got a question.... i sleep on both sides about the same amount.. so should i get it on my left or right? also do i get it done w/ a gun or needle? i'mkinda scared of needles :D lol... lots of my family say " do whatever the store does, if they do it w/ a gun then they do it w/ a gun." but lots of peeps say a needle hurts more. help please!!!! thanx
  
---luv,
fhlgurl12

 

Answer by dominique
Submitted on 11/6/2005
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im  10 almost 11 my birthday is on the 17th of december should i get my cartilage pierced twice on diffrent sides  i already have my ears pierced 3 times on each ear my cousin pierced my last ones would it be safe for my cousin to pierce my cartilage ?

 

Answer by kaylynn
Submitted on 11/6/2005
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hi!!!.. i am 11 but i am about to turn 12 (nov.18)...iam going to get my ear peirced through the cartilage later on today!!.. i have been waiting forever to get it done!!.. i have a school dance on my birthday and i am going to have my hair down.. will i be able to?.. i really wanna show off my new ear peircing to all my friends and also to prove my bf wrong.. he thinks i will star crying..lol.. i need to know if i should get it done with a needle or a gun.. which one hurts less..hehe.. and which one will cause me to have any infections.... when i was a baby i got mine done then i let them close then i had them done again.. i screamed..hahaha.. everyone came looking.. i got mine done at claires.. but this time i'm getting mine done at afterthoughts.. the cleanest place around... i don't wanna get any infections... i wanna get my nose pierced but i'm only 12..hehe... i dont wanna get hooked on them but in getting there..whats the age limit for yer nose.. and do you clean yer ear with the stuff you have around the house or the stuff they give you..thanks!!..please w/b!!

 

Answer by just wonderin
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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I'm 15 and my 16th birthday is this Sunday, so i was considering getting my cartilage pierced.  when i was researching it, i found horrible pictures of infected ears and that TOTALLY creeped me out.  I'm not the type of person who can stand pain very well, but i really want to get my cartilage pierced!! i have a few question s that have probably been asked before, but ill just ask again anyways.

1. i part my hair on my left side, so would it be better to get it pierced on the left then?

2. if you were to ask me, id say getting my lobes pierced even hurt a bit. is the cartilage worse than lobes??

3. was the pain afterwords all worth it? how long did it sting after you got it done? hours? days? months? sensitive to the touch? how long?

4. i will probably just go to Claire's and I'm assuming they do guns (right?). are guns better than needles??

thanks for your time!

 

Answer by ------------
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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YOU CAN JUST GET A rEALLY SMALL DIAMOND EARING, THATS WHAT I DID FOR SPORTS AND NO ONE EVER NOTICED IT...

 

Answer by kittycatnat
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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i got my ear lobes done- and i am 12, it has been 5 days and i think that getting it don't with a gun is much more safer-if u say a gun can spread disease then think of needles!!!! u don't know where they have been!


 

Answer by Cupcake
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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wat up wit cha'll im gettin my cartlige pierced this weekend n i waz wonderin which side looks better right or left plz reply asap thx

 

Answer by Brett
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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Right, had my cartilage pierced 2 days ago.
Yes it will hurt you; but only while u are having the needle through your ear.
I live in the UK and it has been illegal here and in the whole of Europe for years to pierce cartilage with a gun.
Gun piercings should be for lobes only.
Cartilage will shatter if the force of a gun shoves an earring through.
This leads later on in life to your ear possibly folding on itself.

GET it done with a needle; at a clean and certified place.
Apply ice to the piercing everyday for the first week.
For at least 4 weeks apply Salt water followed by tea tree oil and then salt water again.

Do not remove the piercing before 6 weeks minimum and note that it may take upto 6 months to heal fully.

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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hey guys, just thought you might like to know i pierced the top of my ear myself a couple of nights ago (yeah i know its REALLY STUPID) and that hardly hurt when i did it (although i did nearly faint). So i would say go for it, it will hurt less done properly. I just was wondering if anyone knows how long this might hurt for because it seams to be getting worse. I'm worried i probably have an infection, its not swollen though and I'm sure my lobes hurt for a few days after i got them done. Thanks for your help xxx

 

Answer by kt
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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I might get my upper ear pierced and i was just wondering if it hurt and how much it cost and stuff like that.

 

Answer by stephh
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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rooaarr! my friend is getting her cartilage done and asked me to do it with her. i asked my mom and she said no, but i REALLY want it. how do i convice my mom?

 

Answer by JJ
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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Piercings are really something to think about a bit more than some of you seem to. 12 and 13 year olds, you might want to look ahead to high school. I know that some private high schools do not allow students to have piercings other than the ear lobes. Other things to consider would be future jobs. Some businesses refuse to hire people with "odd" piercings (yes, this often includes cartilage). Especially when working with food, this may be a factor.
When you are 12 and 13 it may be too much for you to take care of, because piercings do need a certain amount of care.
That being said, if you want a piercing, go for it! My advice would be to set a timetable. Wait for a little bit (a month or more) to make sure it is something you really want. Then, do some research, the fact that you are reading this is a good sign. Go to several different piercing places and ask questions. Get specific answers!! You really don't want some skeezy guy putting a needle through you skin!
So, enjoy your piercing, I know that i do!

 

Answer by IAmBleedingJustForYou
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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Wow, some of the responses on here made me wonder how stupid some people could be.

First of all, use spell-check, my eyes hurt so much from trying to read what half of you were trying to say.

Secondly, yes a needle is better than a gun. Needles are sterilized and packaged until use, guns are used over and over again. Yes, they clean them, but some of the plastic parts, however, cannot be properly cleaned because they are hard to get to, therefore they can transfer bacteria into the new hole. Also, using guns causes trauma to the ear which could shatter the cartilage and cause too many problems.

I had my cartilage pierced with a gun a few years ago. I took care of it how they told me, I cleaned it twice and day and made sure not to mess with it until it was time to change the ring. Now, a few years later, I have a knot on the back of my ear and it will start hurting at completely random times.

If I could redo it I will do more research on it like I did with my tongue piercing and get it done with a needle instead of the gun.


 

Answer by xxtashaxx
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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heyy every one i really want to get my cartilage pierced but my mom doesnt agree with it because i am a diabetic and we diabetics take longer to heal.  Also my mom thinks that it is very dangerous because of nerves and stuff. I was wondering wheres the best place to get it done salon, piericing parlors or the doctors? Thankss

 

Answer by Hayley
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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Hey I'vehad my ears pierced 11 times now. Although i was advised not to have it with the gun i got 9 out of 11 of them done with a gun i have 4 piercings in my cartilage of my right ear and 2 in the cartilage of my left 2 om the piercings in my right were done with needle these were the only ones of all my ear piercings that got infected however the infection went down after a week so it wasn't bad at all. I thought that the gun piercing hurt less than the needle and this is why i choose the gun most of the time. I got all my gun piercings at a little place called visage. They charge 4.50 per piercing and show you each time how to clean in properly etc... my other 5 piercings are in my lobes, 3 on the left 2 on the right.
Hope this helps people.

 

Answer by crazed rocker
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced an hour ago. I had read a lot of things on line about it, including it getting infected and your ear turning purple. I walked into the piercing place down town and got kind of nervous. The guy that pierced my ear I knew pretty well, and he assured me that it didn't hurt very much, it was just a pinch. I lay down on the heated massage bed and he put this orange stuff on my ear. Then he played with it for a bit. He told me to get ready, and shoved the needle through my cartilage. I thought he was just doing some other preparation, put when I heard my friend say cool, I asked if that was it. He said yes, and I relaxed. It didn't hurt very much, only a little more than my ear lobes. It feels like a pinch. I am so glad I did it! It looks great, and doesn't hurt any more. My only caution is to make sure to watch out for it when you are brushing your hair. It feels like they are shoving the needle through your ear again! And for those who are afraid of needles, I was laying down and didn't see the needle at all. By the time I could sit up, he had gotten rid of all the things. So I say, if you are thinking about getting it done but are a little afraid of needles or scared of the pain, go for it! The after result is great!  

 

Answer by inmyownworld8262
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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Okay, just to clear up some things about cartilage piercing....I do this at work, so I can tell you from experience, it is very sterile. If you hear rumors about the gun not being clean, well, there is no need to clean the gun, the gun never touches your ear. There is a plastic part you put in the gun,(which is sterilized) and that is what touches your ear. I don't know honestly which way is better, gun or needle. Once you get it pierced with a gun, you have to leave the earring in for 12 weeks, cleaning it three times a day and turning it three times a day to make sure it doesn't adhere to your ear. After the twelve weeks are up, you can change the earring but you must immediately put one in to ensure the hole doesn't close up. In the first six months, you can't go longer than 24 hours without an earring in or the hole will close up and you will have to get it done again. And it doesn't hurt, the worst part is the click of the gun. It's all a mind thing.

 

Answer by Shelbzz
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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cartlidge piercings dont hurt i got mine done wiht a needle and its way ledd pain i onli have 4 piercings 2 on one lobe and one on the toher lobe plus my right cartlidge i went with a friend and its way easier so as far as im concered go for it its so worth it in the end but it only hnd its a hurts when you try to sleep on it. so go for it it looks awsome and its a great experince.

 

Answer by Shelbzz
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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cartlidge piercings dont hurt i got mine done wiht a needle and its way ledd pain i onli have 4 piercings 2 on one lobe and one on the toher lobe plus my right cartlidge i went with a friend and its way easier so as far as im concered go for it its so worth it in the end but it only hnd its a hurts when you try to sleep on it. so go for it it looks awsome and its a great experince.

 

Answer by Tay
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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Hey people! i just got my cartilage piercing about a year ago and i went to claires.....but i wasn't old enough yet, anyways so i went to this ear piercing stand in the mall and she used a gun.....i didn't even feel it and to all ya'll who r scared don't be it doesn't hurt one bit!!!it just startles u because of the noise so close to ur ear....and it doesn't matter, needle or gun their both basically the same. buh bye!

 

Answer by jazzy
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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hey guys wts up,
i'm getting a cartilage in my left ear on friday, i dont know if i should get a stud or a hoop???? cuz i woent be able to take it out for a while, lemme kno,
thnx

 

Answer by edward
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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well yeah, im a dude.. i got mine peirced like a month ago.. i changed my stud to a diamond one.  its cool havin one i guess.  i also got both my ears gauged to a 2 plug, thats pretty cool, you ladies got anything like that?  >>aim: infinitexskillz

 

Answer by edward
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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oh yeah, it was done by a needle, the guns have a real high rate of infection, i think likes like 70% or something.. pretty high if you ask me..  so stick with the needle.  oh and you dont need the sea salt, its a waste of your money.. just stick to a qtip and some hydrogen peroxide, wipe around the peircing, then follow with some neosporin on a qtip.  repeat twice a day.  and dont listen to people when they say dont touch it, you cant as long as you know your hands are clean, and make sure you do turn it ever so often, like once a day.  helps from keloids (its gross, trust me, my exgf got it when she got her industrial..)  i put in my aim sn, dont be timid to im me..

 

Answer by Fiona M
Submitted on 11/27/2005
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Hey there my names Fiona and Im 13 years old. When I was 10 I finnally got my earlobe pierced after argueing with my mom about it for a bout 3 years :). And now im thinking about getting my cartilage pierced but I still need to convince my mom to let me get it done. Currently I wear a fake regular mettal earing in my cartilage, but my mom doesn't like me wearing it because she said that it can get infected even thought its not pierced. Is that possible? Just so you know I dont want some 11 year old answering my question with "its lyk imposibl 2 get ur cartilige infectd if it aint peerced i meen lyk how culd it" I want a SMART answer :) Im sorry if I have offended anyone, But im asking a serious question and would like a serious answer.
Thanks if you would like you can send replies to o0omagicgurlo0o  (thats my aim sn)
Thanks again - fiona

 

Answer by Caroline
Submitted on 11/27/2005
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I plan on getting my cartlige percied on Christmas, and i know it isnt going to hurt, but i am still having some doubts, like how much it will hurt because most of the girls telling their stories on here about them being 7 and getting it done...WOW i had to beg on my knees untill my parents gave in..  But i guess it is because your parents trust that you would take care of it and i am sure it looks awesome... but if you 7 8 9 year olds think it doesnt hurt then i believe you. because most 9 year olds would be scared and tell everyone it hurt... i dont know if you are tellings us that it doesnt hurt because you dont wanna sound like a baby or what i dont know but i will take your word and believe it...i hope i dont cry....lol

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 11/27/2005
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i have had my cartilage pierced for about a year. i had it done before but it closed up because of sports. i got it done again,but i wouldn't have got it done again if it would have hurt. it feels the same as the bottom to me which i couldn't even feel. i have 3 on one side and the top and 4 on the other side. i like it and it doesn't hurt. i also have my navel done. that was just a pinch.

 

Answer by Lyn
Submitted on 11/27/2005
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hey do u know any place that will do it with a needle that is pro?

 

Answer by Lyn
Submitted on 11/29/2005
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hey hows it going? well i am going to get mine upper ear done and would something like Claire's . and also all my friends have theres done but on different sides so i don't no what side to get it on. someone told be if u get it on one side u r something i don't even remember what they said but what side would look best thanks alot if u no please e-mail me at lynniebaby_13@hotmail.com

 

Answer by grrrr
Submitted on 12/1/2005
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hi what ear should i get it done on i am sooo confused

 

Answer by mike
Submitted on 12/1/2005
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i have a small problem. small i hope anyway. i had my top left ear pierced in the cartilage about 5 months ago. it has never fully healed it seems so i have taken it out and there is like a raised area where the jewellery used to be, it looks pointed sorta. it doesnt hurt really but doesnt look very good. i was wondering if anyone has any ideas what it could be? it hasnt grown or anything so i dont think its keloiding... i hope. i would be thankfull if anyone had any ideas?  i.e. will it go away?? thanks, Mike

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 12/1/2005
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Omg, ok me and my 3 freinds are getting our cartalige peirced and my cousin said that your ear can shatter with a gun and all this crap.. ok so.. here are my questions
Is a gun really ok to get it done with from clairs?
We really dont want a deforemed ear.
HELP!
luv much
katie, abby, and sam

 

Answer by lexy
Submitted on 12/2/2005
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im gettin my cartilage pierced tomorrow. i have had my bellybutton pierced and i am 12. getting your ear lobe pierced is more sore than your belly button and gettin your ear lob done isn't sore at all.

 

Answer by NIkki
Submitted on 12/2/2005
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Hey there is a risk of infection with a gun or needle.  They say that the needle can't cause deformities but you're putting a hole through your head.  Even a needle can cause deformities.  Cartilage feels like a pinch nd then it gets really warm.  You have to take care of it really good because its hard to keep that area clean posing a threat to infection.  You can't get your ears or any other body part pierced without parent permission or unless you are 18 or older. I got my cartilage done last year for my birthday at Clair's BY GUN and it was just a pinch and warm.  It didn't get infected at all.  It closed on me over the summer and i just got it redone.  As long as the person knows what they're doing you should be fine.  
before you get anything pierced:
1. make sure the place is known for piercing
2. Make sure you have plenty of time to clean and care for the pierced area.  
3. Any piercing has a risk of infection and deformity so think about what you really want
4. If you go to a place known piercing and you see dirt on the counter near the earing's, needles, or guns, go to a different place
5. Enjoy the piercing and take care of it and everything will be fine
Enjoy

Hope this helped any questions?  feel free to e-mail me anytime at

lildevilnikki233@yahoo.com  
i check it everyday and will respond with advice or personal experience.  



Goonka-it could be your sons fault for his piercing.  Just because most people on here are under 18 doesn't mean we don't have responsible parents.  My mom just keeps on eye on me and gives me freedom.  Maybe your to protective of your son but i don't get into trouble I'ma good girl.  No drugs, sex, anything, and my mom gives me freedom.  Maybe you should have backed off your son and he would stay out of trouble.. Once you have freedom there's no reason to sneak around to get things done.  If anyone really wants something done they'll do it.

 

Answer by Brittany
Submitted on 12/3/2005
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hey guys..i just got my cartilage pierced at Claire's yesterday..if you get it done there u have to be 13 (I'm 13)..if you go there they use a gun, and they do it so quick it doesn't hurt as the earring goes in..immidiatly after it stings a little, but they give you an antiseptic to make the pain go away. I love mine and they are really nice..dont get worried about bad things happening to u cuz if you go to Claire's they take care of you..

 

Answer by Brooke
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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I just got my cartilage pierced a few hours ago. I had my right ear done. AND i had the gun. i heard the click and i looked at the lady and was like, "you did it?!" it didn't hurt at all. I mean, it's tender right now, but i just stuck something through my ear! of course it's going to hurt! but when it was done, not at all. i can compare it to falling down the stairs (which i did recently), falling down the stairs hurts 100 times more.

 

Answer by Jessi
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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OK i am 15 and i had both of my cartilages pierced at 11. It did not hurt, and one was pierced with a gun, the other a needle. I personally recommend the needle because my piercing done with the gun got seriously infected and it hurt like hell. I also had to take both out for cheerleading. I recommend getting it done, but not with a gun. Anyways i loved both piercings and, my lobes hurt worse than my cartilage. I say for anyone who wants to have it done go for it.

 

Answer by nika
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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it doesnt hurt at all!!! omg dont worry about this!! i didnt feel anything. its no big .. =]

 

Answer by Raven
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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Hey all whats up? ok so my dad is CONSIDERING on letting me get my ear cartalige pierced. But would much rather get my naval done I am 15 years old I weigh 85 lbs. I have the figure (or so i am told) and I know I am responsible enough to take care of it. I have taken care of my sis for 8 years. SO heres my question my dad is a military man and is strict about this. So do you think he will let me get it done and should I? lots of love to you all.
-Raven

 

Answer by Korrah May
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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heyy you guys are all like messed up in the head if you think that getting your Cartilage pierced hurts! If you get it dun with a gun it can damage your cartilage bone for your life because its too much pressure. so if your gunna pierce it yourself get a piercing needle or a piercing stud thats all i have to say.

 

Answer by beka
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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hey

i gt my ear done 2x down the bottom nd 1x up the top nd none of them hurt so if u wna go 4 it do it, it aint sore nd clean it with warm soapy water or if u've had ur ears down at the bottom wel use the stuff they gave u kk
GO FOR IT!!

 

Answer by beka
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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rite am relli sry for moaning bout eyebrow piercings but they r not worth it bcz every1 i no who has it, has had it ripped through bcz the skin is so thin up der so my advice is NO EYEBROW PIERING

 

Answer by mel
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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i got my upper ear pierced 3 days ago but I had to take it out because of sport. I couldn't put back the actual earring that pierced my upper ear with because it hurt too much, instead i put a gold one in. It's thinner than the other one and I was just wondering will it get infected because its not the actual ear piercing earrings and does it matter if the earrings thinner? Will it not heal?

 

Answer by spazzymazzy728
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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I just got my cartilage done yesterday. It hurts when you touch it but when you don't you can't feel a thing. When i was getting it done,  it felt like someone threw a pepple at my ear. But other than that tiny second when she had the gun on my ear, it didnt hurt on bit. My older sister has 13 percings and she said to just keep cleaning it and it'll be fine. Clean it with the soultion they give you. It keeps the pain away.

 

Answer by Yazzy
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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I think my cartilage is getting infected and i'mworried because it won't come out i don't know what to do?

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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i'm11 and i am gonna get it done with a needle. my sis got it and she said it hurts more than  the lobe.but my friends said it hurts the same,if not less. ok, well i just wanted to know which one was right (my sis or my friends)

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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i'm11 and i am gonna get it done with a needle. my sis got it and she said it hurts more than  the lobe.but my friends said it hurts the same,if not less. ok, well i just wanted to know which one was right (my sis or my friends)

 

Answer by nicole.f
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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hi evryone ... i got my cartlige peirced and my belly button n my lip peirced four different times! and my eyebrow(1 on each side)and my ears done 10 times all the way up both sides

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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Got my cartilage done the other week had to show id to prove i was over 16 but i had it done with a gun and it was fine, hardly hurt at all!

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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hi, i'm getting mine done this weekend and i'm sorta scared,but when i got my lobes done i asked the lady how much it hurt and she said like if you pinch your arm and she was right. now i have 2 lobe piercings in each ear.eventually i'm gonna have earrings all the way up my right ear and  3 lobe piercings on the left.i'll probably also get my belly button.also, a good place to go if you are under 13 and 10 or older is piercing pagoda.

 

Answer by Leah
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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ive had my cartilege pierced ever since i was about 12-13.. i got it done with a gun, no infection,no problems. Im 16 now and i just got my tounge pierced i have got my bellybutton pierced 2 and im guna get more piercings.. as long as a professional does it , and u take care of the piercings and hear the procautions u will be fine!!

 

Answer by x0lilcraziimamii
Submitted on 12/18/2005
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i pierced my cartlidge last night, and they only painful part was the when the needle pushed through the back skin

 

Answer by Cam
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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Just a little note on the gun v needle debate - There are 2 different types of guns, one which compresses the skin an the other which is suitable for cartilage piercings. I just got mine done and it hardly hurt. Stung a bit like when you get your lobe pierced but that's it.

 

Answer by Cottagechic-adoodle
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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last summer i took it out for 2 hours or maybe more and it closed cartlige earings close fast

 

Answer by Natasha
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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i just got my cartillage pierced at a hairdresser 2 weeks ago they used a gun and no matter what ppl on this site say GUNS ARE BETTER THAN NEEDLES and safer there has been no medical evidence 2 back up that needles are safer no get it done my gun it doesn't really hurt aswell its just a click and its done rather than ages with a needle so my advice to you guys is 2 get it done by gun and don't worry cuz its nuthin rly!

luv Natasha,Aberdeen Scotland
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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How old do you have to be to get your cartilige pierced??? Please reply.

 

Answer by Jack
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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Goonka, that rarely happens. If you're trying to scare little kids out of getting their ears pierced, well, its not working as its obvious your story was exaggerated.
Keep up with what's going on...responsible parents are letting their children get piercings because if they dont, do you think the kids will listen? No..they'll go out and do it themselves.
I used to know a couple of people who had their tongues pierced without their parents knowing...all because they asked them and they said no. You gotta learn to compromise...meet your kids halfway otherwise they're just gonna go wild when they're 18 if not sooner.

 

Answer by kristin
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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i got my cartilage peirced when i was 16 and i got a bump on he back of the ear when i got it peirced and they said it wll take a couple of years to go away what should i do to get it to go away?   thanks guys  

 

Answer by Dee
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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I got my cartliage pierced yesterday and i have to admit it did hurt when the needle went in i did feel it and felt him put the ring in too. It also bled ALOT too but it didnt last long. But today it isnt hurting really, am just being proper careful with it like when i gotta straighten and brush me hair etc.... but the piercing does look really cool and i think you should get it pierced if you really want it done. Dont think you should be as young as 11 or 12 tho thats a bit silly and DON'T get it pierced in claires go to a proper place. xx

 

Answer by louris
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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heyaz i gt mine done yesterday i waz realy scared but it dont hurt at all i swear i ad it done with a needle and it waz over in seconds and looks kwl i am 15 and its well worth it but wen u sleep and turn on it ahhhh... but it looks funky so yeh gt it done ask permission first lol

 

Answer by Spaz
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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How much a pierceing hurt depends on how much pain you can take. Some people can take a lot, others can't.

 

Answer by belley
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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well im getting my cartilage percied tomorrow is it better to get it done at wal mart or claires and o does it hurt im kinda  scared im only 11 my friend got hers done  and hers was sore but she didnt act like it hurt much thanks bye

 

Answer by trouble007
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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Hey guys im gettin my cartilage pierced i was totally scared but after reading all ur comments i feel much better thankz poeples

P.S. does it bleed at all

 

Answer by Becky
Submitted on 12/24/2005
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I have gotten 4 total cartilage piercing, I have one on the left that I got done at Icings. And the others are on the right ear, two connect an industrial and then a single one. I absolutely hate needles but I told myself if you really want it go and do it. And an cartilage piercing isn't that bad b/c the needle don't really look like a needle and with it being in a place you can't see when it gets done, makes it even better. Well my point of writing this is to let all of y'all who want one, all of mine gave me heck and still is but i wanted them and I haven't gave up on them. And they are finally improving.

 

Answer by jo jo
Submitted on 12/24/2005
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hey yall i got my cartilage pierced 2 years ago at Claires with a gun! my ear has healed great and looks really good...there is a chance that ur cartilage could shatter with a gun but it rarley happens, but i would still take precautions bout where i get it done cause some places arnt very sanitary and thats how the infections start!

 

Answer by fifi
Submitted on 12/26/2005
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i just had mine done, i was scared but actually it wasn't sore a bit! just a bit nippy after, and my hair got caught in it a few times, but thats not major. i really think its cool but the thing is, my mum dusnt know! I'm only 13 lol

 

Answer by Leelee
Submitted on 12/28/2005
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Hey,Well my two twin friends just got their cartl- thingy peirced and their 11 (i'm gettin mine and my second hole done tomorrow). But they said it didn't hurt \. But what I say is go with what you trust and what you think because other people have OTHER OPINIONS. So be you and do you iight

Luv, Peace, And chicken grease

 

Answer by Erica
Submitted on 12/28/2005
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I got my CARTILAGE pierced 4 months ago and it's healed. Also, I got it done with a gun. So the theories about piercing guns taking up to 2 years to heal isn't true. It all depends on the person. Some people think piercing guns aren't good or needles and so my final answer is that it just depends on you. A little advice to you all though. Try not to get your hair stuck in your piercing like I did cause it will get infected, but if it ever happens just clean it with alcohol(not recommended) or ear cleaner 3 times a day and twist it daily.

 

Answer by rockgril
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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im getting my cartilare piercied to day at 2:00 im kinda wored that its going to hurt

 

Answer by Lexi
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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I am 13 and I got mine done yesterday and i got it done with a needle it hurt when he put the needle through and then when he but the earing in my ear got really hot put the earing in, i was expecting it to hurt much more but it didn't

 

Answer by cc
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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wow.. for all those kids ages 11-13 that think theyre all cool with wanting one, i say wait a bit until youre mature enough to make those decisions, and dont ask if it hurts, everyones different, if you want it bad enough, youll find out for yourself

 

Answer by XxLornaxX
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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Hi Everyone Wanting A Cartilage Piercing,

  i am wanting mine done my mum is letting me! my mum took me to  to Claire'sto have it done today and i got a good responsible answer to my question- Q) Hi could i have my cartilage pierced-the cartilage at the top off my ear? Q) How old are you?
A) 12 Y?
A) I'm sorry i cant pierce your cartilage if your under 16 even with an adult present!

i was a bit upset because i couldn'thave it done but i was happy to know they wouldn'tdo it to some one under age !
       lv me Xxx

P.S HOPE EVERY 1 GETS IT DONE IF THEY WANT IT DONE !!!!

 

Answer by Ross Diesel
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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Look everyone....cartilage piercings do not hurt !! Unless you get a piercer that doesn't know what they are doing or don't take care of your ear afterwards, it should be smooth sailing. Have fun with piercings...theyre cool and most of the time really cool feeling.

 

Answer by Tinkerbell
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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Hey the whole thing about being older then 13 i think is crap. if you are responsible you will take good care of it and if you have a responsible adult i think it would be fine. I am 12 going on 13 and i was thinking about getting my cartlage pierced but i am sooo freaked out from all the horror stories i have heard about them. Please i need some answers and is a gun or a needle better ? i twas also thinking about getting it done at icing or claires is that the rite choice??? Oh yeah and before i forget to whoever that GONNKA personis ur son probly is an idiot who didnt take care of it soo it got infected. Oh yeah and it was reallly smart of him to get one done at that place and have it get infected then get another piercing at the same place what an idiot. Som please help me with my questions i need some answers people!!!!!

 

Answer by Maria
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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Probably an old post that is being ressurrected from the dead.... but~ I just got my cartilage pierced yesterday at Claires, and they did it with a gun. They sterilize it and everything. So long as you keep it nice and clean and take good care of it, it won't get infected. And NO, it did not hurt. And guess what? I'm 21 who just got this done. I've wanted it for many years, but been put off. Just wait until you young kids are a bit older. An 11 year old DOESN"T need a cartilage piercing, does he/she? Anyways, it didn't hurt a bit and its a small silver stud. No one has noticed or said anything at work either (I work part time in an office building).

I do plan on getting another cartilage or two perhaps in the near future. Once this one heals up. Going to get 2 lobes each next week hopefully!

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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hey it don,t hurt that bad i have got both of mine done @ the top but i don,t no wicth one means your not gay or if both means your not guy or if you are cause i am not guy!
i need a answer now or as soon as you can

 

Answer by Silvia
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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