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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" Well my ears were done by me, like I said with a needle except for my first two that were done when ... [snip!] ... to hear that you have no visible mark where the piercing once was. Even surgery, gun shots and stabwounds leave a mark behind."



No, no marks whatsoever. And BTW... we aren't talking about marks. You are claiming that there will always be a hole there that can't heal.



Your post: "So it does leave something behind that cant grow back, which makes it permanent".

My piercing was NOT permanent. lol. And even if there WAS a mark, who cares. lol.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
16th May '13

You got me there. I did say hole. But wouldnt a piercing still be considered permanent to a point if it leaves a visible mark behind? I can udnerstand why a parent may not want a kid marking their body up esp on their face or whatever. Also, can your skin maybe have a chat with my c section scar? I need it to get on program with however you heal....lol

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" You got me there. I did say hole. But wouldnt a piercing still be considered permanent to a point if ... [snip!] ... Also, can your skin maybe have a chat with my c section scar? I need it to get on program with however you heal....lol"


Honestly, if it does leave a mark, it's more than likely going to be a small small mark that will barely be noticeable. I dont see the big deal.

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66540 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" Piercings are permanent in a way. When done properly, a hollow needle is used to remove a piece of flesh ... [snip!] ... there even when the jewelrey is removed. So it does leave something behind that cant grow back, which makes it permanent."


Um... what? All of my piercing holes have closed up once I took the jewelry out :? Skin is elastic... even if skin is removed, the skin snaps back together.

Little_Discourage 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Kansas 31498 posts
16th May '13

I was unlucky and when taking my Monroe out, there is still a small hole (closed up on the inside) visible on my lip. Kinda sucks, but not really a big deal to me.

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66540 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Well maybe they were done incorrectly. I have no holes in my nose, upper lip, ears, etc. Neither does my daughter. They were done by professionals, not safety pins."


:lol::lol:

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66540 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" Well my ears were done by me, like I said with a needle except for my first two that were done when ... [snip!] ... to hear that you have no visible mark where the piercing once was. Even surgery, gun shots and stabwounds leave a mark behind."

If there isn't trauma to the area... IE rejecting, being pierced wrong, tearing, etc... there should be no visible mark once the piercing heals.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
16th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" If there isn't trauma to the area... IE rejecting, being pierced wrong, tearing, etc... there should be no visible mark once the piercing heals."


Well maybe my situation is different since most of my piercings I had for 7+ years before deciding to take them out for good. A small hole that does not go all the way through remains where the flesh was origionally removed. I am just surprised that I am the only one here that has ever experienced this.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" Well maybe my situation is different since most of my piercings I had for 7+ years before deciding to ... [snip!] ... where the flesh was origionally removed. I am just surprised that I am the only one here that has ever experienced this."


Yeah, maybe your skin reacts differently, but it's not normal to have a permanent hole

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5702 posts
16th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" Well maybe my situation is different since most of my piercings I had for 7+ years before deciding to ... [snip!] ... where the flesh was origionally removed. I am just surprised that I am the only one here that has ever experienced this."


Some of my piercings left holes.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Some of my piercings left holes."


I was begining to think that I am losing my mind here and that when everyone else removed a piercing there is no mark or hole and its as if it never happened...

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
16th May '13

My labret (sp) has a very small indention where it was pierced but its not anything noticeable. But my piercings heal really slow, I haven't wore a bar in my tounge in forever & its still open

user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
16th May '13

Tattoos, no. She can wait till she's 18.

Piercings, yes, depending on where she wants them. I am totally fine with multiple ear piercings, nose, lip, and eyebrow.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26794 posts
status 17th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Allowing a child to make that permanent decision....Yes."


So why is 18 the magical "switch" to allow someone to make a permanent decision about themselves?



It really is all relative... I taught a 15 year old that honestly reminds me of a little grandma. WISE beyond her years, studious as can be, a wonderful sister, stellar student... I still talk to her and told her I hope Lily grows up to be like her. If Lily was like her and put the thought behind a tattoo or piercing, why not? Let's even say 16. So a teen can drive at 16, can get a job at 15 or 16 depending on the state, can babysit and put a baby's life in their hands... but they can't decide to get a piercing or well-thought out tattoo? That to me, is dumb.



Waiting until you are 18 for a tattoo... okay I can get behind it even though I personally don't care. But to let a person drive before they get their ears pierced or other piercings... sorry that is backwards thinking to me. Once a kid turns 18 they can go overseas and fight for their country, but they can't even get a tattoo or piercing until that moment? That seems dumb. It's like "Okay you've been thinking about fighting for your country and enlisting, your birthday is next year, I support you. You are making an adult decision. But how dare you ask me to get you an army tattoo, you are too young to commit to such things!"



I just.... don't get it.




My first tattoo was at barely 17, as I said. It was a bonding experience for me and my Dad. I have never regretted my tattoos, and I loved that my parents supported my thoughts about a tattoo. My Dad actually asked me if I wanted one, and I went "No way, really?" And my Mom said she would allow it as long as he trusted the shop (I have divorced parents). Most awesome experience ever and great bonding experience. My Mom and I will be getting matching tattoos. Obviously Im over 18, but I just don't get why everyone looks at tattoos as this taboo kind of thing when they can signify great moments in your life and you can share them together.

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66540 posts
17th May '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" I was begining to think that I am losing my mind here and that when everyone else removed a piercing there is no mark or hole and its as if it never happened..."


Yeah.... if the hole had stayed there, I could've just pushed all of my jewelry back through instead of going through the hassle of getting it all re-pierced :lol: