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loosing a mod, against my will
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April 10, 2012
3:19 pm
parasiva007
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a bit of ignorance on my part, but i ripped my left lobe, and now there is nothing but emptiness there lol, however when i lost it an hadnt intended to i was overwhelmed by a feeling of being weak and unable to handle the world. of course it passed and now im stronger than ever, anyone else had something similar happen?

April 10, 2012
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I have had a few piercings reject or have to be removed due to migration and I had one of my subdermal horns have to be removed because it was slowly rejecting due to my own clumsiness and a very vindictive wall.  Especially when I had to get the horn removed, I took a bit of a blow to my self confidence temporarily, however given a bit of time I came to realize that its all part of the process.  I am stronger for the experiences I have had and have learned something in the process.

April 10, 2012
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jimmyenglish
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On the last day of a truely awesome three day punk festival complete with high energy mosh pits and booze fueled anderaline I went to put my t-shirt back on and felt a warm sticky mess soaking into my chest. After removing my shirt again, I looked and noticed the mas of blood was coming from my left nipple the very spot where a beautiful 14g captive bead ring used to be. I was incensed ably upset, thinking it had torn all the way through. Letter when I got home cleaned and soaked it I noticed it was just somewhat torn. Luckily I was able to heal it and repierce it some weeks later and to this day have a gorgeous ring there. Although I did manage to retain it, I can associate with the loss. Plus I learned a valuable lesson (besides I'm to old to mosh) tape it down when it's gonna get rough.

Jimmy "English" Lesniewski
April 10, 2012
10:29 pm
parasiva007
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Glad to hear you worked yours out :) i hope everyone who loses one can do the same someday :) cause i still miss it XD

April 11, 2012
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Losing a modification is rough on me, but I get by it. I understand what it feels like to lose something. Most recently I lost my right nostril for the second time. The first time I lost it because it fell out while I was sleeping, I never found the jewelry, and I didn't have a replacement piece. I've learned from that. The second time I lost it the piercing was migrating poorly, so I made the decision to remove it myself. 

 

I've lost a lot of body modifications. I wasn't meant to have them at that time.

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April 11, 2012
12:24 pm
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I lost one of my microdermals recently and will most likely have to remove a second one soon due to migration issues.  The interesting thing in this case is that, unlike when I've previously lost mods, I don't feel particularly unhappy about this one.  I think its because I went into it knowing this was going to be temporary, both because most microdermals are and because I eventually have other plans for that region of my face that doe not involve microdermals.  The microdermals were just a small step in the larger journey.

April 11, 2012
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just recently i was combing my hair and snaged my sideburn piercing witch caused it to start rejecting so i removed it before it became an issue i think the worst by far was when i was younger and worked at a night club i walked on to the stage and my freind walked up to me and gave me a titty twister ripping out my nipple rings it dropped me to my knees and she was really apologetic about everything but it took me a few years before i got the courage to redo them but luckily there back and look great you can hardly tell they where ever torn but i could tell horror stories all night about loosing piercings i started getting 2 to replace everyone i loose to make up for my loss and it usualy puts a smile back on my face  

April 12, 2012
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I have a similar story about my nipples, Strommer, except I wasn't awake. SOMEHOW while I was sleeping with my girlfriend when we first got together I woke up in agonizing pain with blood all over my chest with both nearly ripped out. She was sleeping too and it scared the hell out of her.

She had night terrors at the time so I can only assume that she was having a fright and accidentally did something to rip them out.

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April 12, 2012
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Having had my nipples pierced at one time, I cannot imagine the pain of having them ripped out.  *shudders* 

April 12, 2012
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ouch guys, very ouch lol i cant imagine a nipple piercing rippiing out, but the mental image is disturbing enough XD i hope everyones losses get replaced if u want em to

April 12, 2012
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Having caught nipple piercings on a variety of items, I concur that actually tearing them out is not going to be much fun!

 

As for losing mods, it's all part of he journey. Our mods travel through our lives with us, marking milestones. It can be sad if it goes when we didn't want it to, but it's a just a part of the process. It reminds us why we had it done, what it has meant to us, and gives a chance to consider where we are going.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
April 12, 2012
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jimmyenglish
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Wow oak ear I never throught of it like that. I've always thought retaining was a symbol of commitment. An attest ent to the spiritual trail and tribulations , but never thought about that when pertaining to losing one. I love that theory though.

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April 14, 2012
11:27 am
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Agreed, very elegantly put :). I suppose when i lost it it really did help me see how much i had grown since i started and let me figure out where i was gonna go in life next. Its funny how the world works sometimes, so much pain can be such a great teacher. All it takes is strength to navigate the chaos

April 19, 2012
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mine didn't really get torn out, but i realized it would be healthier for me to retire them for a while.

my labret rejected the hell out of it's self. i took it out so it could heal.

my snake bites after 7 years had made so much scar tissue on my lip that it is horrid. i had to have special length for them in order to even have them due to it.

i took my bridge out because it kept getting hit by iggy and cause for a stupid job =(

i took my nose ring out cause it started having too much scar tissue built up as well after 5 years.

i took my navel ring out cause iggy and i were playing around and it got pulled and split a tiny bit. that was enough to freak me out. i've always had a paranoia that i won't go into about my belly button anyway haha.

had to take my Monroe out cause it swelled and got a knot bigger than…idk what, but it was bad lol.

 

i still feel naked, but it was healthier for me.

now i only have the Medusa, lobes, and industrial.

July 11, 2012
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I lost my labret when I was on vacation in Jamaica. My aunt and my sister forced me to go to church, and they said I had to take out my labret (because I guess labret=the devil?). It was healed for about 4 months so I thought fine, it'll just be 2 hours of my life I never get back.

4 HOURS LATER…

I'm driving back to the house and when I get there I realize that my labret is not back in. So I panicked. I tried everything I could but I could not get the jewelry back in. I tried using vegetable oil (the only thing there at the time), and trying to put the jewelry in hurt, I tried making it slip in from both ends, but it just hurt so bad (according to my pain tolerance at the time). My sister offered to repierce it with a SEWING NEEDLE of all things, just sterilizing it with fire. I obviously did not do that. The death of labret destroyed me spiritually, and completely through my state of mind off balance.  I was mad at everyone, but especially myself because I lost my favorite piercing because I wanted to make everyone else happy, and nobody understood how I felt and I had to change myself to fit something I never wanted to belong to in the first place. I wanted to destroy things and just go into a rage and just kick and scream and cuss every1 out and denounce christianity and the ignorance involved with that religion, just because of that, but all I could do was hold in the intense toxic anger and hatred for myself, and other people inside, because no one around me would ever understand how much that piercing meant to me. That piercing helped me think, it helped me concentrate better, and whenever my tongue managed to brush against my lip where the piercing used to be, I would be filled with sadness and regret. Let's just say the rest of my vacation was shit after that. My parents were so happy when they found out I lost it.

Good news though, I'm getting it repierced next month. It's the perfect timing, my parents will be gone for 2 weeks. Yea I hate the fact that I'm 20 years old, and I have to creep around my parents just to get a simple piercing that means so much to me, but I'm just so tired of having to constantly explain and defend my choices of how I choose to express myself and enhance myself, because they will never understand, they don't care to understand, all they can talk about is how it looks disgusting and how I'll never get a job and blablablabla the same shit. They never supported me in it, and they have never tried. According to them,  if I don't look or act like them, then I will never make it in life. Whatever I'm tired and if I get it done sooner, I'm gonna go through the same bullshit, and I'm just gonna end up bashing my head into a wall. so when they come back from their little vacation and they see my lip, and they ask why all they'll get is a

~kanye shrug~ Cool

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January 26, 2013
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I've come close to losing my first ear piercings, but this was before I discovered I was allergic to silver. I was a newbee at the time, and my first set rejecting was quite disheartening. When I pulled out the earrings, I discovered they were all corroded (they were the pair used to pierce me so I didn't want to take them out until they started to heal), a quick change to gold and later stainless steel fixed the problem.

Forward though the dark uncertain, Or back though the thorns with your bare flesh, It is your choice how to live, between the truth and the lie.
February 13, 2013
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UnholyResonance
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Hello everyone!
It's been awhile, but I'd like to announce my triumphant return.
It's been hectic for me the past few months and I've been quite busy.
I felt the need to post in this thread because of some things I've had to do recently.
I had to retire every piercing I had.
Unfortunately the job market wasn't being all that inviting, and I needed to make some money to pay for the apprenticeship I am hopeful of getting!
My lobes are being reconstructed, and all of my 11 facial piercings are healing as I type.
Definitely against my will, but I need the money to begin doing what I love.
It's a pleasure to see you all again. :)

~Unholy

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February 13, 2013
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That's unfortunate to hear UR but hopefully it'll lead to some good things happening to you in the future so you'll be able to get everything back. Best of luck.

February 14, 2013
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Nice to have you back.

I find your commitment interesting/. There's not many who would lose everything to be abl;e to regain it and gain the career they want in future. It must be tough, but it'll be worth it!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
February 14, 2013
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KristenAtkinson0
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That's amazing commitment, and definitely should be applauded. Though, I definitely know how that's going right now. I'm starting a new job soon in which I have to take everything out while I work. I'm not sure if it's worth it to keep taking jewelry out and putting it back in, or just leaving it out and getting it redone in the future.
I keep telling my piercer how happy she will be once I get back from Korea and need everything done over again.

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