Thursday, June 24, 2010

If you suspect your piercing is infected....

Recently Ive noticed a lot of customers coming in and claiming their piercing is infected, when really it is just irritated. I think its important that people understand the difference between the two, and let me tell you, there is a HUGE difference. Often a new piercing becomes irritated by the outside world. There are many things that can make a healing piercing angry that a lot of people don't think about or realize such as hair products, makeup, cleansers, perfumes, smoking, drug use, pet dander, pressure or rubbing from clothes, getting caught in hair, ect...All of these factors can cause your piercing to swell more or even become inflamed, but this does not mean your piercing is infected. This means it's up to you to find out what is making your piercing upset and correct it. When a piercing is irritated, it usually just needs a little TLC to get it back on track.
It's actually a lot harder to get a piercing infected then people think it is. Most of the time, your body does a great job of cleaning your piercings all on it's own. I would say 1 out of every 50 suspected infections are true infections. It does happen sometimes though, especially if you cant seem to stop playing with your fresh piercing with dirty fingers. An infected piercing will be very painful, swollen, hot to the touch and usually oozing a greenish/yellow puss or will sometimes just bleed. If you suspect an infection you should probably have a piercer take a look at it just to be sure, and NEVER take the jewelry out. When you remove the jewelry, you are removing the channel your body uses to drain the infection. Removing jewelry can cause the infection to become worse and possibly spread. If you piercing is infected it may require a trip to the doctor and some antibiotics, but you should keep the jewelry in place until the infection is cleared up. I'm posting some nasty pictures of infected piercings I found on the internet. Enjoy and have a great day everyone!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Update

So I've been stocking the case pretty well lately. Thanks to Evolve body jewelry I have a great selection of stone plugs now in a lot of different sizes. I'm also posting a picture of a good customer of mine named Claire. I'm posting a picture of the pretty blue opal earrings I ordered for her from Anatometal. I only did the top ear lobe piercings but I just think the jewelry looks so nice. Come by Fatty's if you want me to get you some pretty jewelry! Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not exaclty piercing

So I realize this is not really piercing related, but I thought Id post these pictures to show our counter persons adventure with earlobe reconstruction. He had stretched his ear lobs way too fast, and as you can see in the photos they had gotten pretty jacked up in the process. He was a great guinea pig and allowed me to try my first ear lobe suturing on him. I finally took some pictures of them healed about 5 months later. You can also see in the healed pictures he has a few new piercings I did; a 16 gauge rook, 14 gauge tragus and a pair of higher 6 gauge ear lobes.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just for the record

I will start doing microdermals on fingers and hands if you can show me one that is over a year old and healed. Until then you can keep going to whichever shop did your last microdermal on your finger which is not healing.

also, Yelp has been very good to me lately and has brought me a lot of business. I appreciate all of my customers who are leaving me nice reviews.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This week has been long, and I'm glad it is Friday everyone; even if I do have to work Saturday and Sunday. Today has been ear lobe day so far. I keep getting surprised at how many people come in without their ear lobes pierced. People in their 20's and 30's who have never wanted to do it until recently. I'm glad they've done their research and chosen to come to a tattoo shop instead of going to Claire's or some other nasty place at the mall. I HATE piercing guns...They really should be made illegal everywhere.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


So I think everyone should check this out. It's a very gross sideshow to show some great examples of why you should never rush stretching your earlobes. I hope some people will learn from this.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It certainly is a good day when...

When a customer comes in 4 months later with perfectly healed piercings that I did then I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I did two microdermals on this girls back and she just came in to have the disk ends changed to nice 5 mil white opal ends from Anatometal. I'm posting a picture of them fresh, healed with the new ends and a side view so you can see how awesome and flat they are with her skin. I'm a happy girl right now.

So I come into work...

Today I came into work to find a middle aged couple both wanting to get pierced by me. They said they were impressed with the Fatty's web site and both wanted genital piercings. The woman received a 12 gauge VCH(vertical clitoral hood) piercing and her husband ended up getting a single 10 gauge frenum piercing. I like that they were doing it together; I thought it was adorable. I hope the rest of the day holds up to it's awesome beginning. Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I thought all you ladies should know this

So recently I had a customer(female) ask me questions about genital piercings. She was not aware of all the varieties and places to pierce. When I started listing different places you could pierce she stopped me at labia and asked me what labia were. To me as a woman it's a little sad to meet a woman that doesn't know the anatomy of her own vagina. So incase there are other women out there like her( and I'm sure there are), here is a picture to help clear some things up.


Today has been fairly busy so far, but I finally have a little break to make my first update on here. I hope my web site will be done soon, I'm very excited for it.
I'm uploading 2 pictures I thought would be good to share. The first is of my friend Jeremy's ear. He came to visit me at work today and was sporting some snazzy 7/16 Hematite plugs that I sold to him.
The second is of a customer who is a very sweet girl who was brave enough to let me do my first pair of high nostril piercings on her. She sent me this photo of them that her friend took-They are about 5 months old in the picture. I don't think I will use the photo for my portfolio since I didn't take it, and since it also shows other piercings i did not do, but I thought the photo was really pretty. Her piercings are doing great and that makes me happy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

First Timer

So I've never had a blog before. I've never really desired to until recently. For those of you who don't know me I am a professional body piercer working in Dupont Circle, Washington DC at a shop called Fatty's Custom Tattooz. I've created this blog for my web page so that my customers can learn new updates about the shop, new jewelry arrivals and information about my experiences in piercing. I'm excited to get my web site going, and I'm excited to see if anyone starts to pay attention to this blog. I'll try and make it interesting.