Jul 31st
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ignoranthipster:

kazuhira-the-dongler:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)

You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.

Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.

Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.

TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.

Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.

Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.

Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.

I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.

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The only thing that I have to call out here is the pain related to stretching. Stretching your skin can be painful depending on who you are and the elasticity of your skin. I waited the correct amount of time between stretches and put lotions specifically made for stretching on my lobes, after taking hot baths. I did my research and I did it correctly, and it did still hurt (some stretches more than others). If your skin isn’t super elastic, whether it has healed completely or not, it may tear a little. And there isn’t anything wrong with that as long as you’re careful and keep it clean.

Jul 31st
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Thank you anon!! I can’t believe that post is still going around omg

Jul 31st
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kyungfucker:

datrhodie:

Dedicated to all te children who were most likely born from 1995-2003 who spent all their money on the cute cuddley webkinz.
Our vengence has finally come!

you have got to be shitting me good lord jesus

We used to pay 20$ each for these

I have 30+ of these things, each costing $19.99. This post makes me so angry.

Jul 31st
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megablaziken:

this cat looks like some sort of disney villain

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Jul 31st
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kents-writing:

carrotsforferrets:

Some more reasons why I won’t join any sort of social justice movement.

Amen

Jul 31st
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geoffrmsy:

dekutree:

tbh I don’t see the fuss about having waiters/waitresses not being happy and enthusiastic like I came here to eat I didn’t come here to be amused by employees as long as I’m getting my food and they’re not being blatantly rude I don’t see why y’all need to go on yelp to rank a restaurant 0/5 and have an outburst on why your waitress didn’t smile at you when she poured you water

this is pretty fucking important

this this this! being pleasant doesn’t necessarily being peppy

Jul 31st
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“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter-house Five

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Jul 30th
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I am really curious about product placement in television and movies and was wondering about TFIOS appearing in Orange is the new Black.
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Yes, I paid OITNB to call me a sick fuck.

No, I didn’t. The show’s creator is a fan of the book and a friend of mine and I’ve met a bunch of people in the cast, which I assume is why they did it, but yeah I was delighted. It was not, however, a paid product placement.

Jul 30th
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spatscolombo:

"When Karl Urban introduced himself as Leonard McCoy and shook hands with Chris Pine, I burst into tears. That performance of his is so moving, so touching and so powerful as Doctor McCoy, that I think De Kelley would be smiling, and maybe in tears as well."

                                                                                  —Leonard Nimoy

Universal constant: the guy who plays Bones is a super-sweet thoughtful nerd and sometimes his friends just have to cry about it a little.