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thegirlwholikestostare:

mistermetalface:

awfulmodifications:

Recently I purchased 3 pairs of single-flared steel tunnels in 1 1/8” , 1 3/16” , and 1 1/4” from Spencer’s Gifts. I usually don’t but I just needed some steel tunnels. I’ll remind you that I spent a total of $75.00 (about) on these 3 pairs. When I got home I opened them so I could put them away…

This.

that and the jewelry I bought from there for my lip piercing CHIPPED and irritated it so badly I had to go to the piercer to get a really long stud to put in because the ones I still had from getting it pierced weren’t long enough to handle the swelling :\  

Their jewelry is shit, I agree. I’ve only ever bought one pair of glass spirals from them - blew out my ears. They were labelled as 2g, so that’s about 6mm. I put them in, they felt a little tight, and then by the end of the day I felt my ears aching, like the jewelry was too heavy. Took them out, lo and behold, blowouts! Turns out the spirals were 7mm. SEVEN.

Glass is never exact but it should never be that off. I’ve stuck to buying Gorilla Glass or Glasswear Studios ever since, and I’ve never looked back.

awfulmodifications:

http://youtu.be/ltv5Wy9NIO4

Submitter Comment
She’s making plugs out of EMPTY BOTTLES, and PACKING TAPE, putting bondage tape on the outside to make them look bought.

What’s Awful
…Did you read the summary?
Oh and she has comments disabled. I guess other people realize just how bad this is….

Dem blowouts. I can’t stop looking at them.

Oh god, what is this???

You don’t get up that early.

It’s that time of year again, where everybody’s bitching about how early they have to get up. I visited one of my old music directors who told me her high school kids are whining about having to be at school at 7.20; she gave them a slap in the face when she told them about what I do as a baker and how I wake up at 2.00 am almost everyday.

I’m hearing the same shit from some girls in my yoga class that starts at 8.00. By the time we’re let out at 9.00, I’m so starved for lunch.

I should be in bed. Baker problems.

Making school bus long johns in the morning for the donut case! AAAH!

barackobama:

There’s more—none of it good.

Outlawing abortion is just another way to say that government owns our asses.

barackobama:

There’s more—none of it good.

Outlawing abortion is just another way to say that government owns our asses.

shelbyisathug:

kitchencheckerboard:

shelbyisathug:

shelbyisathug:

kitchencheckerboard:

shelbyisathug:

awfulmodifications:

Submitter comment: I’ve been looking around for new plugs, and somebody recommended this to me. There’s a FB page under the same name and has pictures of people actually wearing that crap.

What’s awful? POLYMER CLAY. EVERYWHERE. Then there’s glitter herpes all over the…

“So, since I’ve never had a problem with them, and neither has anyone else that has bought from me, please! Tell me what the problem with polymer clay is. I would love to hear it.”


Polymer clay is TOXIC and contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is considered to be the most toxic plastic. It creates the byproduct dioxin, which is a carcinogen. You know, stuff that causes cancer. And if the clay gets too hot, it can give off hydrochloric acid gas as the PVC breaks down. Being clay, it can be easily scratched and any grooves left behind from fingerprints can also create a breeding ground for bacteria to collect and build up. Polymer clay is also not a material that can be autoclaved. All in all, polymer clay is not safe to be inserted into the body, and is probably the only thing worse than acrylic, which also releases toxins and carcinogens.

The only materials truly safe to be worn as body jewelry in healing piercings are implant grade steel or titanium and glass. All three materials can be autoclaved, they are not porous and will not emit harmful toxins. Materials safe for healed piercings are organics, such as stone, bone, horn and certain types of wood, and silicone. Organics cannot be autoclaved and their and silicone’s porous nature makes those materials unsuitable for healing piercings.

-Kitch

You know what you’re talking about, I applaud you for that, cause the girl that brought this to my attention was ignorant and rude.
But, if you look at standard american life and all the things in it that, if looked at scientifically, could plause a threat to our health, I would say its a fine material for ears. It’s not like wearing them is going to give you cancer. Not anymore than simply breathing the earths air or going out in the sunlight. Eating food out of plastic containers is the same type of thing, yet we do it anyways because the risk is so tiny. I do sand my plugs, so there wouldn’t be finger prints for bacteria to thrive in. I don’t know, but the fact that I’ve made over 50 orders and no body has had a single problem yet makes me think that they’re okay.

Lol oh and I forgot the most important part, polymer clay isn’t toxic!

So, basically you didn’t understand anything that I said in the first paragraph. Here’s your TLDR: When worn for extended periods of time, all the toxins released from polymer clay could eventually rot out the surrounding tissue.

Oh yeah, that’s why I replied to half of it… 
Personal experience means more to me than the knowledge of someone on Tumblr though. 

I may be just someone on Tumblr, but my knowledge is not my own though. What I know has been gathered from hours of research on proper modding through reputable, professional piercers as well as studies regarding proper and acceptable materials to be used in the body. Polymer clay is unfit for body jewelry, and if you keep on insisting making body jewelry out of such a shit material, I suggest you spend some long, long hours doing heavy research. It’s really not that hard to take the time to look up and read up on exactly what I’ve told you before from legit sources, such as doctoral studies or a piercer certified by the APP. This is about people’s health, and that is why I care.

And while nobody may have any ill effects right now, it doesn’t happen overnight with something like this. That crap material is going to rot out the flesh if worn long enough.

shelbyisathug:

shelbyisathug:

kitchencheckerboard:

shelbyisathug:

awfulmodifications:

Submitter comment: I’ve been looking around for new plugs, and somebody recommended this to me. There’s a FB page under the same name and has pictures of people actually wearing that crap.

What’s awful? POLYMER CLAY. EVERYWHERE. Then there’s glitter herpes all over the…

“So, since I’ve never had a problem with them, and neither has anyone else that has bought from me, please! Tell me what the problem with polymer clay is. I would love to hear it.”


Polymer clay is TOXIC and contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is considered to be the most toxic plastic. It creates the byproduct dioxin, which is a carcinogen. You know, stuff that causes cancer. And if the clay gets too hot, it can give off hydrochloric acid gas as the PVC breaks down. Being clay, it can be easily scratched and any grooves left behind from fingerprints can also create a breeding ground for bacteria to collect and build up. Polymer clay is also not a material that can be autoclaved. All in all, polymer clay is not safe to be inserted into the body, and is probably the only thing worse than acrylic, which also releases toxins and carcinogens.

The only materials truly safe to be worn as body jewelry in healing piercings are implant grade steel or titanium and glass. All three materials can be autoclaved, they are not porous and will not emit harmful toxins. Materials safe for healed piercings are organics, such as stone, bone, horn and certain types of wood, and silicone. Organics cannot be autoclaved and their and silicone’s porous nature makes those materials unsuitable for healing piercings.

-Kitch

You know what you’re talking about, I applaud you for that, cause the girl that brought this to my attention was ignorant and rude.
But, if you look at standard american life and all the things in it that, if looked at scientifically, could plause a threat to our health, I would say its a fine material for ears. It’s not like wearing them is going to give you cancer. Not anymore than simply breathing the earths air or going out in the sunlight. Eating food out of plastic containers is the same type of thing, yet we do it anyways because the risk is so tiny. I do sand my plugs, so there wouldn’t be finger prints for bacteria to thrive in. I don’t know, but the fact that I’ve made over 50 orders and no body has had a single problem yet makes me think that they’re okay.

Lol oh and I forgot the most important part, polymer clay isn’t toxic!

So, basically you didn’t understand anything that I said in the first paragraph. Here’s your TLDR: When worn for extended periods of time, all the toxins released from polymer clay could eventually rot out the surrounding tissue.

shelbyisathug:

awfulmodifications:

Submitter comment: I’ve been looking around for new plugs, and somebody recommended this to me. There’s a FB page under the same name and has pictures of people actually wearing that crap.

What’s awful? POLYMER CLAY. EVERYWHERE. Then there’s glitter herpes all over the…

"So, since I’ve never had a problem with them, and neither has anyone else that has bought from me, please! Tell me what the problem with polymer clay is. I would love to hear it."


Polymer clay is TOXIC and contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is considered to be the most toxic plastic. It creates the byproduct dioxin, which is a carcinogen. You know, stuff that causes cancer. And if the clay gets too hot, it can give off hydrochloric acid gas as the PVC breaks down. Being clay, it can be easily scratched and any grooves left behind from fingerprints can also create a breeding ground for bacteria to collect and build up. Polymer clay is also not a material that can be autoclaved. All in all, polymer clay is not safe to be inserted into the body, and is probably the only thing worse than acrylic, which also releases toxins and carcinogens.

The only materials truly safe to be worn as body jewelry in healing piercings are implant grade steel or titanium and glass. All three materials can be autoclaved, they are not porous and will not emit harmful toxins. Materials safe for healed piercings are organics, such as stone, bone, horn and certain types of wood, and silicone. Organics cannot be autoclaved and their and silicone’s porous nature makes those materials unsuitable for healing piercings.

-Kitch