How To Pierce Your Lip: DIY

How To Pierce Your Lip: DIY

DIY Piercing can save you a good amount of money. Rather than going to a shop and paying $30+, you can do the same for about $5.   1. Choose Lip Ring Size You can use whichever gauge you prefer, just make sure the size of your needle matches the size of your ring. For example: Buy 16 Gauge Sterilized Piercing Needle + 16 Gauge Ring = OK! Buy 14 Gauge Sterilized Piercing Needle + 14 Gauge Ring = OK! (Either gauge works great for your lip!) I blindly chose the ring at a kiosk at the mall. It did not show the size of the ring, which turned out to be larger than the 16 gauge needle I used. Bad deal. 2. Clean The Area: Be sure to clean your lip, needle, and ring with Isopropyl Alcohol. You do not want your lip to become infected by some gross germs. 3. Go for it!  Don’t be afraid, just do it! Push it through in one fluid motion. The pain only lasts a second and its done. You may feel a little shaky from the slight adrenaline rush. It’s actually kind of exciting. No ice needed. I’ve found that icing your lip beford hand makes the area more sensitive. Note: Since I had a dimple where my old piercing scarred up, I wanted to hit the same area, to avoid having 2 holes in my lip. You should pierce your lip from the inside, out. Not the other way around. 4. Regularly Clean Your Piercing: Again, keeping your piercing free from infection is the most important thing. Use Sea Salt to clean around the piercing at least once a...
Home Depot Employee Throws Baby Birds In Garbage

Home Depot Employee Throws Baby Birds In Garbage

Emily and I were walking through Home Depot in Maple Grove, MN to buy a few things for our garden. As we walked closer to the garden center, we heard chirping. We followed it to the source; a 5 gallon pale bungie tied to a cart on wheels. The nest was flipped upside down in the pale. It was obvious someone had deliberately thrown them away. When I lifted the nest, underneath we found 4 baby birds stuck in the trash; one hiding under a broken glass light fixture. When I asked the cashier in the garden center if she knew who threw the birds in the garbage, she acted very strange and did not want to talk about it. Another employee explained that the cashier was new to the store. Perhaps she doesn’t know what to do when a person comes across a bird’s nest. Certainly not put them in the trash. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was closed at the time, so we took them home. After feeding the baby birds Fancy Feast (Seafood Feast Flavor), we took them to the Center the next day. Hopefully the mom isn’t too worried about her little...