modificationnotmutilation
sharkchunks:

metalheadadam:

pimpinchilton:

commanderabutt:

shadow1423:

commanderabutt:

spaff-der-kegel-doer:

historynet:

seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

"studies"

who has ever thought this ever

Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

sharkchunks:

metalheadadam:

pimpinchilton:

commanderabutt:

shadow1423:

commanderabutt:

spaff-der-kegel-doer:

historynet:

seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

"studies"

who has ever thought this ever

Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

tobiasxva

Anonymous asked:

First off Id like to say I admire ur individuality. It takes courage to truly be urself in a world that pressures u to appeal to the social norm. Kudos to you. My question is what do u do for employment/finances? I imagine many employers won't even give u a shot based on ur appearance so I was curious how u deal with this.

nathansummers answered:

Even though it clearly states in header of my blog that I am a professional body piercer, I will address this question.
You are right, if I tried to get a job at McDonald’s right now I wouldn’t have a chance. But that is why I waited until I had a Career as a professional body piercer to get my face worked on. I honestly have never had trouble getting jobs in the past as my resume is impressive as hell. I also have a college degrees from Umass boston. I have been a personal trainer, a soldier, a bouncer, and even on the corporate side of the snapple corporation. I really hate questions like this because just because someone is highly modified doesn’t mean they don’t have there shit together. Which no matter how nice you ask it is still implied.
So no I have never had trouble getting a job. But that doesn’t mean you should go out and get your face tattoo’d without having a career or being finically stable.

tobiasxva:

mrvondoome:

College degree , skilled labor (funeral directing)with management skills here. Also run a piercing business w my wife

Three years worth of Electrical Engineering education, Skilled labor - computer systems repair/networking, and 7 years worth of retail inventory and logistics management, including floor planning and performance statistics monitoring for electronics giants.

"Just because someone is highly modified doesn’t mean they don’t have their shit together".

Major in musical theory and composition, and a degree in graphic design. I also used to co-own and manage a recording label back in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s.

finding-elysium

heelhooksandhealth:

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tobiasxva

tobiasxva:

kittsune:

freemindfreebody:

piercingsbyaj:

freemindfreebody:

Some people act like working with neometal, anatometal or IS is an indicator for someone being a good piercer.
Well hate it or love it but in my humble opinion a well placed navel done with a handpolished made in europe externally threaded bananabel…

I knew I had this coming and I honestly can live with it because of the success we have for obvious reasons and all the well healed piercings I get to see in happy customers every day.
Assuming things is dumb though and kinda the ignorance I expected from an industry that evolves around politics and people who make jewelry also making the rules in the US, I actually had a conversation with an American piercer who agreed , someone who is very respected by everyone who’s throwing shit now. Basically saying I don’t care about my job while you have not the slightest idea what the industry in Europe is like ( when was the last time you had to pay 120€ shipping + import tax on your anatometal order to then tell customers that the jewelry costs double of what they’ve seen on some onlineshop? You have no clue). Everybody over there is using internally threaded jewelry and it’s much cheaper because you don’t pay import tax so it’s a fucking breeze to sell! I make the effort to add American brands to our collection which we probably got more of than any other shop in this country and you talk down to me?
GTFO.

…Not really trying to get involved in a catfight but at the same time I feel like if you don’t at least WANT to eventually stock all 100% proper / healthy materials you shouldn’t be piercing at all? /: it’s really nice that you want to stock American brands and slowly convince people that they should pay more for high quality, since it seems like you’re saying keeping only the high prices for American jewelry will basically put you out of business as your customers don’t seem educated. But it’s your responsibility as a shop owner to teach them the difference, not say that an inferior material is clearly just as good. If you have to hand polish something over again when you receive it, that’s absolutely insane. I would expect a product to be ready and safe and polished properly from the moment I open the box. And there’s a ton of proof that externally threaded jewelry is not good for a fistula, it’s basically common sense since you can physically see that the threading is jagged and can cause trauma to a piercing.

I’m trying not to be condescending or nasty but this is just shocking, disappointing, and all kinds of wrong to me.

If a piercing is properly performed, even with one of those large princess cut anatometal navel curves that you’re referencing, it should have no trouble healing whatsoever. Blaming the jewelry for inadequacy and shortcomings in one’s profession is silly.

I like how the original post was all “internal threads aren’t necessary, external is fine!” and then it came down to “it’s too expensive!” which is what every single hack shop says without realizing that the client base exists.

You want to talk about import duties?  Ask my friends in Canada how they feel about their shipping and tax/import costs.  I’m pretty sure dragonfx is a highly successful and busy business, efixroy owns a shop that stocks beautiful jewelry, thrivestudios is, well, thriving, and sixsixsixtommy is killing it on his part of the country as well.

How about people in Australia?  You don’t see joeltron-firstblood bitching about costs and stocking his shelves with externally threaded jewelry. Nope, in fact he just opened a second studio filled with even more quality jewelry imported from manufacturers like the three you mentioned in your original post.

Don’t act like it’s impossible when there are clearly examples of extremely reputable and very well managed studios making it happen all over the world.  Step up or get left behind.

A.j. And tobias are right! And Canadian studios pay enormous amounts of money on brokerage and shipping fees and still have to compete with american online suppliers on a daily baisis. My studio is doing great because my clients are well educated and want what is the best, no matter what. Also, carrying both high quality internally threaded jewelry and shitty externally jewelry at your studio send a weird mixed message, you like how shinny it is but don’t recognize the supperiority of the higher quality ones? Because if you did, this wouldn’t be a debate.

I understand it is harder to sell at first and more expensive to stock, but once the switch is entierly made, it becomes a lot easier!

In the end, I agree that great jewelry doesn’t make up for a shitty piercer, but a good piercer doesn’t make up for shitty jewelry either!

chrisjennell

Anonymous asked:

Do you ever feel like quality jewelry is too expensive? I'm a college student and barely make enough to pay for my books, I don't know how I'm ever expected to afford a piercing with those prices.

dansteinbacher answered:

No I don’t feel that it’s too expensive. If anything it’s pretty affordable to have a hand polished piece of jewelry with a lifetime warranty. 

In regards to the entirety of the pricing, you’re also paying for a service. That payment is both feeding a piercer and the business that employs them, to keep food on their table and also profit towards a small business.

You don’t need that piercing, you want that piercing. I want a lot of things, I also work hard to make money to pay for the things I want. If college is your top priority, then do college for now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you want extra money to pay for things, get a second job, maybe tutor an underclassman, sell some things you don’t use anymore.

I mean absolutely no offense saying this. But as a piecer, I care about doing my job right, not what your income situation is. That means properly executing a piercing and using quality jewelry that is properly suited for your body.

chrisjennell:

This.