9th February, 2013

kiss-my-aspergers:

social-darwin-awards:

kiss-my-aspergers:

awfulmodifications:

There is this guy at my school, who was tattooing himself in the middle of class, with a pencil. I wasn’t in the class so I don’t even know how he was doing it, but he showed it to me & it was awful looking. Red, swollen, I’m not even sure how the pencil was doing anything. He kept putting GermX all over it, for some reason. He said he planned on putting pen ink on it when he got home. When asked why he did it, he said it was because he was too poor to get a professional tattoo. That was about a week ago. Now, it is green looking & still ridiculously red. The tattoo is of his girlfriends name, & it’s huge & on his forearm. Also, we are sophomores in high school. So that just makes it worse. I wish I could get a picture so you could see how disgusting it is.

MOD COMMENT:
Wow. The thought of that is nauseating… :( Green, now? Uh…has anyone perhaps suggested he may want to see a doctor? (I mean, when you say “green” I assume “swollen and red and painful and hot-to-the-touch and infected and gross and practically oozing pus” green, not like “he rubbed green ink into it” green.)

-Kat

what the fuck

did lead poisoning stop being a thing when I wasn’t looking

christ

Pencils don’t use lead, they use graphite.

I think pencils with lead in them are still a thing tho idk

Pencils have never actually used lead, they have always used graphite. The term “lead” is a commonly used term, but pencils have never used lead in them, they have always been either graphite or charcoal. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencil

This is a common concern though, to the point that the art department I was part of had to send letters to parents that we wouldn’t get lead poisoning. Lead is far too dangerous to use in something like pencils, as extended exposure causes intense health problems, even if it’s not poked into the skin by a teenage dumbass.

(via Captain Inepterator of the Starship Incompetence)

Notes

  1. kirawords reblogged this from reservoircat and added:
    graphite does leave a mark behind. not the safest way to get a tattoo, but once upon a grade three recess one of the...
  2. alphaeve reblogged this from social-darwin-awards and added:
    Pencils are def. made with graphite
  3. social-darwin-awards reblogged this from kiss-my-aspergers and added:
    People who didn’t know how to science.
  4. reservoircat reblogged this from kiss-my-aspergers and added:
    Pencils have never actually used lead, they have always used graphite. The term “lead” is a commonly used term, but...
  5. kiss-my-aspergers reblogged this from social-darwin-awards and added:
    Man. Why was lead ever a thing. Who thought that was a good idea
  6. confectionerection reblogged this from social-darwin-awards and added:
    suuu metal
  7. fuckindisgustin reblogged this from awfulmodifications
  8. thenewjudas reblogged this from awfulmodifications
  9. emeraldbeck said: That sounds more like self harm…
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