Tuesday May 1st, 2012 @ 12:32 AM
Sorry about the picture, I know it’s not the best! I also had to pull it so you can see the bump.
I got a deep christina piercing over 4 months ago from a great shop who knew what they were doing. This is my 14th piercing, so I have some experience with them however this is new for me..
I recently discovered a bump near one of the holes. It’s not an ingrown hair, it looks more like a pimple..but with it being so close I don’t know. My piercer is across the state so it’s not easy to have him look at it.
Any ideas, advice?
What you are referring to sounds like hypertropic scar tissue and is quite common with incorrectly sized jewellery or in high mobility areas. I think your best bet would be to go into any piercing studio that you trust to get it downsized. Although I’m not of a fan of PTFE/Tygon (any plastic jewellery, really) - it is VERY easy to downsize. They will just need to ‘trim’ the end of the jewellery to the desired length and then thread a ball onto the end.
Having as shorter bar in there will limit aggravation which causes the scar tissue and hopefully stop it getting worse. Now to get rid of the scar you already have, I would suggest to do warm chamomile herbal tea bag soaks as part of your daily cleaning routine to help them go down and back to normal, but that will only fix the scar tissue - not stop it from forming again.
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Monday April 30th, 2012 @ 3:37 AM
Been really wanting to get my ladybits done for a while now and love the idea of the triangle piercing. The only thing is I’m a tad freaked out by the horror stories and don’t want to potentially damage my poor lil red button. Can anyone suggest an experienced piercist within the Glasgow area? If not I am willing to travel a bit out to get this right though.
Normally I’d suggest to check the APP member listing, however it turned up no results. You could also check out the BME 411 listing for your area - however as always, go into a studio and ask them for a HEALED portfolio of female genital piercings and make sure you are 100% comfortable and happy with their answers and portfolio before you decide on a location.
You can even tell them straight up that you are shopping around for an experienced piercer and if they don’t have any healed pictures, ask if they know any colleges that do in the area.
Good luck on your hunt and if any readers out there can recommend a studio, please comment!
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Sunday April 29th, 2012 @ 9:36 AM
I have just moved to Columbus, OH (about 6 months ago) and I have been thinking about getting a hood piercing for several years. I’d prefer a VCH because I want to pierce for functionality first, so to speak–pending proper anatomy. I’ve done the Qtip test but I obviously need to see a professional piercer and was wondering if you could make any recommendations in this area. I could conceivably drive to Cincinnati/Cleveland as well if it was absolutely needed to get a good, professional consult and piercing.
My second question is a matter of opinion. My boyfriend does not mod himself but loves mine–I have 4 tattoos, three vanilla ear piercings, and both nipples pierced, all of which I love.I cannot pierce my face as I work with animals. I have pondered getting my VCH as a surprise, since we’re long distance (about 2 hours apart), and I could easily time it so he wouldn’t see my for 2-3 weeks, giving it time to heal. I’ve asked a couple of good male friends and gotten mixed reviews, one thinks that he would like to go with his girl to get piercing like this, one thought it would pretty much the best surprise ever. I am ambivalent to the timing either way, so I’m simply curious what the boys (or girls) here in the community think about surprising your partner with a hood piercing.
I would suggest to check the APP website to locate a professional piercer, a quick search gave me:
http://www.evolvedbodyart.com and http://www.piercology.com - both seem very close to you and will have good quality jewellery.
As far as your partner goes, if they are into piercings (on you) - I would say go for it! It’s quite a quick healing and safe piercing to get done, they normally take around 3-4 weeks to be fully healed.
Always go into a new piercing studio and chat to the piercer before you decide on a studio, make sure they answer all your questions politely and you feel comfortable with them. Ask to see their HEALED portfolio of the same piercing and remember - have fun!
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Saturday February 19th, 2011 @ 2:25 PM
do you have to be fully shaved to get a Christina piercing
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Wednesday March 17th, 2010 @ 10:43 PM
I’ve been thinking about getting a genital piercing for the past year or two, and I thought that I had it narrowed down to a triangle. I love how elegant and “professional” they look, very natural-looking. The more I think about actually getting it, though, the more nervous I get–mostly about the pain. I’ve heard it’s one of the most painful piercings out there, and I’m no masochist!
I was essentially wondering about the differences between a triangle and the horizontal hood–I understand the difference in anatomy, but what about initial pain, healing time, sensation?
Also: slightly off topic, but have you ever heard of any waxer telling a client that they cant get a brazilian was with a genital piercing? I haven’t, but I feel like they could be a little weirded out by this. would I want to take the jewelry out beforehand? if so, how long would I have to wait post-piercing to be able to safely remove it?
If the choice is to be made between a triangle and a horizontal hood piercing, and you have the anatomy to support either piercing, I’d heartily recommend a triangle piercing. Yes, it will be more painful for a few moments during the actual piercing (and you can expect more bleeding, too, during the first few days post-piercing), but they are MUCH nicer aesthetically (in my opinion) and offer a much greater reward in terms of sensation. Horizontal hood piercings don’t do much at the best of times, really, they just look nice. Most of my clients who have had triangle piercings reckon the healing has been pretty uneventful, too, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that - just be sure you’re going to a piercer who is very experienced in these piercings and you should be right as rain.
As for brazilians, the only piercings really in the way of hair removal are on hairy parts of the vulva - christinas, outer labia, etc. Neither a hood piercing or a triangle will get in a waxer’s way, and I suspect most aestheticians who’ve been doing it for any length of time have seen all kinds of genital piercings, and you’re not going to raise any eyebrows.
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Sunday January 3rd, 2010 @ 9:54 AM
I’m an uber-professional MBA by day, but love modification, so any mods I have must be invisible under a suit. I am super careful before undertaking anything, and do a lot of research so I have real expectations about anything I do. (It took me three years before I went for my first tattoo, because I wanted to make sure I definitely wanted it for life.)
A few years ago, I had a dream about a woman with gorgeous carnelian studs in her labia, and the image keeps coming back to me. I’d love to be able to create this in real life, and so I’ve been researching labial piercings, but nothing looks like what I dreamed. I’m not looking for a ring through the labia, but rather a microdermal with a decorative stone.
I’ve asked some piercers about microdermals in general, and I keep hearing that they work best in skin that doesn’t move, and I’ve never heard of anyone putting a microdermal in a genital piercing.
So, experts at BME, is it possible? Do you have any readers who have a labial microdermal piercing? Or can you recommend a resource? I would really love to make this dream come true.
A photo of a microdermal in a woman’s perineum was recently Modblogged, but I gotta tell ya, I really do think that is the worst idea ever in terms of microdermal placement. I sincerely can’t imagine that it would withstand any kind of abuse and be at all viable for long-term placement. Honestly, why not have your labia pierced with labret-type studs or barbells and get cabachon-set carnelian ends for them? That’d look amazing and be WAY easier to heal and live with!
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Sunday December 27th, 2009 @ 2:59 PM
I’ve been looking into both the Christina and VCH piercings for quite a while now. I know about the q-tip test and about the whole “fat girls revenge” theory, however I’m still not sure if either of these piercings will work for me. Are there any other things to specifically look at when getting a VCH? And also, does a dermal ancho work in the same manner if used for the Christina piercing?
I’m unsure of this “Fat Girls’ Revenge” theory, sorry.
Body type usually has little to no bearing on female genital piercings. If you have a hood that can be pulled back off the clitoris you probably have enough tissue for a vertical hood piercing.
As far as Christina Piercings go, I quite like doing them with surface anchors instead of surface bars and as surface anchors go, they tend to work out nicely in Christina placement due to constant pressure on the piercing keeping them flat and still so they can “anchor” in.
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Monday November 16th, 2009 @ 2:09 PM
Ive had my VHC pierced for a couple months now and it really hasnt given me any trouble. Here lately Ive seen this red mark (sore maybe?) appear. Ive noticed it comes and goes and its not right in the piercing hole its more on the “hood” next to the hole. What could this be? Like I said it comes and goes.
Without seeing a picture it’s kind of difficult to see what the sore could be.
My immediate guess would be an STD of some sort. Obviously check with your doctor on that…
Otherwise it could be pressure from the jewelry rubbing on the area, a sore spot from manually rubbing the area?
If it were a jewelry allergy, it would likely be progressing and spreading and getting worse. Jewelry allergies don’t really come and go.
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Monday October 19th, 2009 @ 3:03 PM
I was considering getting a triangle piercing sometime in the near future, but have since discovered that there is a difference between a deep hood piercing and the triangle.
My piercer has determined that I am able to get a triangle piercing, but I didn’t ask about a deep hood because I wasn’t aware of a placement difference. Are people who are eligible for triangles usually also eligible for deep hood piercings? How are the types of stimulation they offer different, and which do you think would offer the most stimulation from behind the shaft as well as with potential for stimulation from the front (or would I be better off also getting a VCH?)?
In terms of piercing technique, is this better done with or without forceps, as long as the piercer can get a good grip on the tissues?
A triangle piercing is placed horizontally under the clitoral shaft. A hood piercing sits above it through the hood.
When you’re saying “deep hood” I’m presuming you mean a vertical hood piercing?
Everyone’s anatomy is going to be different. Many ladies simply don’t have the right anatomy for a triangle piercing, but do for a hood piercing, etc.
With a triangle piercing, it’s a likely possibility that you could have a hood piercing as well and wear them both.
As far as piercing technique, that’s going to depend greatly on your piercer and their personal preferance. As far as a mechanical vs freehand technique, neither is going to be “better” so long as your piercer knows what they’re doing.
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Monday October 5th, 2009 @ 10:16 AM
I recently had my labia minora professionally pierced and I plan on getting another one in the near future. However, I am concerned about the jewelry stretching my labia minora and making them longer because of the weight. It is pierced with a 14g circular barbell, though I am not sure what kind of metal it is (I am guessing steel). I am wondering if I should switch to titanium because it is lighter (assuming the metal is something other than that) once the piercing is healed to prevent stretching. Will wearing steel in the piercing make it more likely to stretch than if I were to wear titanium?
Thank you in advance!
The answer would be yes. Basically, the more weight you have there the more your labia will stretch. One or two 14g titanium rings probably won’t make that much of a difference but you will notice it if you decide to wear larger gauge jewellery in the future. It is also worth mentioning that catching smaller gauge rings is more likely to result in a tear.
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