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Help me nail this
April 1, 2014 2:00 AM

Time to DIY! Best way to keep away infection and promote healing in a body mod project? Specifically I'm thinking about an array of large metal pins arranged around my face and head, sort of a...nail-fro? Not asking if it's a good idea, thanks, just looking for practical medical advice. And please don't tell me to check with the BME forums, I already got banned twice for being too hardcore for those carebear jerkwads.

Specific medical papers would be helpful as well; I'd be happy if you have such cites to show me.
posted by Cap'n Spencer to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion around (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This site has been an incredible reference for all my pinhead queries.
posted by carsonb at 10:30 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Dude, pins are SOOOOO last century. We're up to eleven inch railroad spikes in the head. AT LEAST! Don't embarrass yourself with an outdated look.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:04 AM on April 1, 2014

This one is a real puzzler.
posted by daq at 12:05 AM on April 1, 2014

And dude, to sanitize: just douse ALL THE THINGS in everclear. Nothing survives in that shit.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:15 AM on April 1, 2014

You don't say where you are located. If you can find a Lemarchand's nearby, they'll have a little something that will help you in your quest.
posted by lovecrafty at 12:30 AM on April 1, 2014

[This is a followup from the asker.]
You don't say where you are located.

It's sort of complicated; my job is basically an on-call thing with a lot of travel, so I never really know where I'm going to be one day to the next. They call, I come. So it's hard to box in any reliable location.
posted by cortex at 8:10 AM on April 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

Don't you kid yourself. Some things have to be endured. And that makes the pleasures so much sweeter!
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