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Hi, I was diagnosed with Classic EDS when I was born. I'm wondering if anyone with EDS has ever gotten a facial piercing. I'm interested in getting my nostril pierced, but am worried about scarring when I decide I'm done with it and if the hole will stretch and look gross. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Posted on 02/04/12, 10:44 pm
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Reply #1 - 02/05/12  11:08pm
" I've heard that kind of worry expressed before. According to answers given by others (no piercings or tattoos for me), bad scarring is unlikely. Infection is more of a concern, probably, and don't wear a heavy nose ring. "
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Reply #2 - 02/17/12  8:41pm
" Bad scarring and poor healing very likely! Guaranteed. Going through cartilage is really begging for trouble.

Get the hinged clips or ear cuffs or get something custom made. "
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Reply #3 - 02/29/12  2:28pm
" I had a few facial piercings, and I have EDS III. When my piercings are removed, you can tell there was a hole there. They don't look "gross" to me, but there are noticeable if you are very close to me. I know the skin issues with Classic type are a little different, but I hope this helps a little.

No scars for me, but VERY slow healing. "

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