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Old 08-08-04, 05:43 PM
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Where do men go to get their ears pierced?

I was thinking about getting an earring, but wasn't sure if guys mostly go to tattoo parlors to get this done, or if they just go to one of the girly places in the mall.

Suggestions? Tips?
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Go to a piercing studio.

Mall places use guns, those are bad for ears. Needles are much safer and heal better. Guns can't really be cleaned, so its a health risk. Needles are single use (assuming its a legit shop)

Canal Winchester...thats near Columbus right? Go to Piercology. I live in Dayton and make the hour drive there to get my work done
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Ice cubes and a needle(pin)is all youll need...

heat the pin,cool the ear,take a shot and be done with it!
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Originally posted by monkey42 I live in Dayton and make the hour drive there to get my work done
Off topic....

Hello fellow Dayton person, I live there as well. Just a bit south of the Dayton Mall, actually...
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Cool, thanks! I'm in Connecticut right now, but I'll actually be going home for the first time in two months this Friday. I'll definitely check them out.


Originally posted by monkey42
Go to a piercing studio.

Mall places use guns, those are bad for ears. Needles are much safer and heal better. Guns can't really be cleaned, so its a health risk. Needles are single use (assuming its a legit shop)

Canal Winchester...thats near Columbus right? Go to Piercology. I live in Dayton and make the hour drive there to get my work done
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I got mine done at Claires back in 92.
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Buy a piercing stud that they use when they do your ears, they’re cheap. Go home, drop the stud into some iodine, take an apple and cut it in half. Grab the half apple and place it behind the lobe, take the stud and shove it through where you want it. All done.

I did this 17 years ago, and all is fine. In fact this method was told to me by a woman that works at one of those piercing places that take your money.
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I had mine done at a place at the mall about 10 years ago. You know those places: "Free piercing with a purchase". They used a gun, it was quick and painless. I never had any problems but I'm pretty much infection-proof

If I was getting other body parts pierced, I'd probably go to a piercing studio. Of course, at the mall you have a hot woman to chat with
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Originally posted by BigDaddy
I got mine done at Claires back in 92.
Hey, me too!

I had my lobes done there in '92, and eventually got both of the cartilage ones in my right ear done there in the mid-nineties.
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Anoter vote for the needle, fire, and ice.
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are you a pirate?
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Originally posted by monkey42
Go to a piercing studio.

Mall places use guns, those are bad for ears. Needles are much safer and heal better. Guns can't really be cleaned, so its a health risk. Needles are single use (assuming its a legit shop)

Canal Winchester...thats near Columbus right? Go to Piercology. I live in Dayton and make the hour drive there to get my work done
I agree

Guns are also bad because they just push the tissue aside while a piercing needle is hollow to remove the extra skin (which is why they heal better).
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I'm sure one of the other patrons at whatever gay bar you frequent can tell you.
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I had mine done at one of the places in the mall, with a gun. Never any infection or problem with them.
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Same store at which you catch teh gay.
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Article on needle vs. gun

That being said, when my lobes were pierced they were gunned, and they are fine, but I wasn't educated on the risks. I'd be more worried about hiv/hepatitis than a plain 'ole infection

and hello The Cow, I live right next to the Air Force Base. Good to see another Daytoner around here.
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I got my left done with a gun (also at Claire's) in 1986, i think added the right one in the early 90s sometime and did that at a tattoo shop while waiting for a friend getting a tattoo. don't really remember the gun, but the needle was almost painless and healed nicely and quickly - i would definately recommend that...it's also easier to take in and out on that side (i just have 12 guage stainless rings).....so go that route...just ask them if they have an autoclave and/or use sterile prepackaged needles.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I'm sure one of the other patrons at whatever gay bar you frequent can tell you.

Wow, why didn't I think of that? Sometimes the answer is right in front of me!
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I got my ears pierced with a gun (2 holes in each ear) at one of those mall places. The holes get infected even when there's nothing in them. I do try to keep them clean and I've never had any problems with my other piercings which were done with a needle.

More than likely there won't be a problem with having it done with a gun, but if I had it to do over again I would get my ears pierced with a needle.
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i got my lobes pierced, i heard you can get the upper, harder cartilage done though.
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Originally posted by costanza
i got my lobes pierced, i heard you can get the upper, harder cartilage done though.
Yeah. I have a friend who has a bar through the top of his ear.

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He's gay
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Originally posted by monkey42

and hello The Cow, I live right next to the Air Force Base. Good to see another Daytoner around here.
Daytoner! You can't be from Dayton originally or you'd know it's Daytonian. Born in Kettering, raised in Bellbrook been gone for years.
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Both of my ears are pierced but they have closed up. I used to wear stuff back in the 90's but I stopped. I wore studs and I wore medium sized Gold hoops.
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I did mine at a regular shop back in 1987. Then realized that I wasn't a pirate, so I let it close.
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Originally posted by monkey42
Go to a piercing studio.

Mall places use guns, those are bad for ears. Needles are much safer and heal better. Guns can't really be cleaned, so its a health risk. Needles are single use (assuming its a legit shop)

Canal Winchester...thats near Columbus right? Go to Piercology. I live in Dayton and make the hour drive there to get my work done

I went to Piercology, and it was great! I'm a little too straight laced, so the place was a little freakish to me, but I got over it. Everyone was very professional, nice, and patient. I'll recommend them to anyone I can.

Thanks!

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