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16 dermal anchors

I've been in love with corset pieces since I first saw them.  I discussed doing a temporary one with Richard but he told me that he'd just been trained to do dermal anchors and said if I wanted it to last that would be the best way to go.  I had seen a bunch a few years back but I wasn't too sure on how they were done.  He gave me a quick run down, we remove the first three layers on skin with a dermal punch and run a taper down either side of the hole then I pop the jewelry under the skin.  I went home did some more research and decided to go ahead with it.  I saved up and we put in the order.  I scheduled it the day before I took a week long vacation.  I work retail so I figured less stress on my body while they healed.

The day we were supposed to start it took forever to set up.  I was the first person he'd done them on so he was trying to make sure everything was good to go.  Finally, we got to it, he marked the v shape on both of my legs.  We measured and re-measured quite a bit to make sure it was all good.  I laid down on the table and he lifted it up as high as it went to make it easier on him.  Then he started with the one farthest down on my left leg where there wasn't as much meat, it hurt like hell.  He got it's partner in and one more done working up toward the meatier part of my calve before I took my first break.  I went out, got a smoke and ate a brownie.  When I came back we got 3 more done, still working our way up the calve.  Then I wanted to take another break.

 I know I sound like such a wuss but it freaking hurt.  I have 24 pricings and one tattoo and honestly to me this was on par with the pain of my tattoo.  I know I read that a lot of people fell a tugging sensation and some slight discomfort but not "real pain" but mine was nothing like that.  It wasn't so much the punch itself that hurt it was the taper and the handful of times he had issues getting the jewelry in that killed.  Once the jewelry was in I was good.  But I am going off point, after the second break we did the last two on the bigger part of my calve.  I don't know if it was having more tissue or I was just getting used to it, but they didn't hurt near as bad.  He told me to go take a look, I loved them!  It was defiantly worth the pain.

I walked out and noticed he had a lot of other customers waiting so I decided to come back the next day to get the rest done on my right leg so he wouldn't lose any business, considering a lot of them were teens in for tongues and navels.  I'm sure my yelping didn't help their nerves any.  He gave me a quick run down of what to do to take care of them.  Unscented antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day and spray some "H2ocean" on them 2-3 times a day.  He also said that it may help to put a little bit of Neosporin around them.  One of the tattoo artists was standing near by and yelled to the entire room "What she had done is not like what you guys are getting done DO NOT use Neosporin!".  I went home and cleaned them off, the upper one on the left side kept wanting to bleed so that was fun.

The next day I came back and we got right back to it.  He decided to start on the upper part of my calve because I said it was less painful the day before.  He said "Deep breath" and started all over again.  He got through 4 on my right leg before I need to take a break.  When I came back and he lifted up the table he said "Guess what?  You're not getting down until we are done this with shit," he did the last 4 on my lower calve and I dealt just fine.  One of the shop girls was taking pictures and said "you should just scream it might help" so I tried it and it did, I called Richard every name in the book and some new ones.  It actually helped so much that I even started to laugh.  Which wasn't really the best idea when someone's trying to put things under your skin.  I finally felt the last piece of jewelry pop.  Yes I actually could feel a popping sensation when he got the jewelry in.  I hopped down and checked them out, they were great.  A little tender for a day or so b

ut other than that they are fine. We actually have plans to do about 45 more on me. It was a great experience, painful but great. Richard did an amazing job.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 16 June 2008
in Surface & Unusual Piercing

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Artist: richard
Studio: ace+in+the+hole
Location: Lawton+Oklahoma

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