I've been thinking about getting my hips pierced..any opinions, views, or advice? Im kind of debating it, i mean i haven't looked too much into it..but is there anything i should take into consideration before i get it done?
Yeah, the major consideration is that you have to treat a hip piercing as very much a temporary piercing. If done traditionally, that's a surface piercing in a high-movement area and rejection rates are astronomical. So it's almost guaranteed to reject, and almost guaranteed to leave a scar.
Also, while it's not an "extreme" mod, it's definitely an advanced piercing, so make sure you find absolutely the best piercer in your area. Check their portfolio of healed piercings, check for reviews online etc. Make sure whoever does this for you definitely knows what they're doing. Follow aftercare advice to the letter if you want to keep it for any length of time.
Opinions and views we don't do here. We believe that if you want a mod, you get it, and fuck what anyone else thinks (unless they're your parents and you live with them, in which case suck it up and wait).
To read about other people's experiences with this piercing, go here.
You want to consider surface bars vs microdermals.
In my opinion surface bars are a waste of time. In that area particularly they have a very high rate of rejection and leave a nasty scar. Microdermals have a 2% approx rejection rate, leave far less scarring and look better overall. They're more expensive but as they last far longer they're definitely a better investment.
If you'd still rather go for a bar, steer well clear of anyone who would use a straight, curved or flexibar on you - they're completely unsuitable for surface and hip piercings. Staple/90 degree bar ONLY.
I had my hip pierced, it only lasted about six weeks and then it rejected, it was painfull and looked horrid. It only looked nice for about three weeks. Having clothing catch it hurt like hell. personally I would go for microdermals and wouldnt waste my money on a surface piercing again. Obviously rejection rate is diff for everyone but that is just my experince
You know what? Just shut up. You're now derailing a thread for no reason at all.
Mod voice: I said this is done. Regs, that means we are NOT discussing pain in this thread. I'm leaving this open for further discussion about hip piercings, or even surface bar vs microdermal debates. We all know better than to talk about how much shit hurts, and I regret being suckered into responding instead of deleting in the first place.
Although it wasn't on my hip, I had my wrist pierced with a surface bar, and honestly it lasted me about 6 or 7 weeks.
When it seemed to be starting to heal, even if I knocked it a tiny bit it'd swell up and give me all sorts of problems again.
I've since had microdermals instead of surface bars, and I've had them both for nearly a year, and although they sometimes get a little sore (which is expected really), for the great majority of the time they're good and healthy.
I'd definitely recommend the microdermals over the surface bars, simply because for me at least, they've been a lot more permanent, and also a lot less likely to give you trouble during the healing process.
im thinking of getting it pierced to!!!! as of now i have stars tatted there they go from my hip and go up my side..so my question is if anything will happen if i get the hip piercing on one of my tattoos?
Yeah, you'll fuck your tattoo up right and proper. Hip piercings scar, tattoos don't like having scars created in the middle of them. Microdermals are really the ONLY option for that kind of deal. They still might reject & they still might scar so it's still a risk shoving them into a tattoo, but they're faaar less likely to do so, and if they do the result won't be anywhere near as extreme. It's possibly even more important to go to a quality artist using quality materials though, 'cause hack job microdermals aren't pretty.