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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:yay! my first burn!



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in a performance at uni i was using my big cathedral poi in a flat (horizontal) buzzsaw, and had mis-wraped my chain around my left hand, leaving out a couple of fingers. i use 4ft dog chains wrapped around my hands several times so i didnt notice. as a result the poi was about 10cm longer than it should have been.
additionally my fire shirt hadnt been washed in a few spins & breaths so had some residual fuel on it.
it took about 1 second to register that the heat on my neck wasnt from the poi, and so i patted the flame about fairly quickly, and finished my routine. i was probably alight for maybe 3 secs.

it was a bit raw for the rest of the evening, but the pain was tolerable. it doesnt particularly hurt now. according to various references it counts as a 2nd degree burn.

well thats my adventure for the moment. back to work now.

hugs to all!


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Location: rotherham, south yorkshire

Total posts: 16
Posted:ouch. not a nice place to get burnt.

m/:Dm/

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I don't want a title.


Total posts: 940
Posted:Congratulations. ~.^ You might want to use some antibiotic cream or whatnot so it doesn't scar, though.

E pluribus unum, baby.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I think it's really just a big hickey and he's trying to pass it off as a burn.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Narr


Narr

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Location: sitting on the step

Total posts: 2568
Posted:i was gonna say that!

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK

Total posts: 1079
Posted:yeh, in reality its a giant hickie that some 14 yr old girl gave to him, and hes just trying to say its a burn to cover up that fact to the mrs!


hehehe just kidding, ouch mate not good...


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Astar


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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:It looks like theres a slight chance of scarring in the reddest spot, when it's mostly healed start applying vitamin E.

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Raphael96
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

old hand
Location: New York City

Total posts: 899
Posted:Leper! unclean! unclean!



I usually singe the hair on my arms or burn off the split ends of my pony tail..

Raph


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Also, make sure to cover the area with sunblock for a year or it will never look right again.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:oi, did someone say vitamin e? very nice for cutting down on scarring

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:I managed to set fire to my armpit while spinning the other night, but I was lucky ehough to put it out before I got any proper burns, although I did have a few "mates" pointing and laughing at me!!

yeah, thanks guys - pass the fire extinguisher!!



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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:ouch! well i'm sorry and congrats all in one i suppose. yes, vitamin e works quite well. it helped quite nicely for my scars from my nipple piercings.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:eek! that looks like a nasty burn!! hope it heals okay!!!

i burnt my eyelid a couple of months ago - now that hurts! kero in the eye is not fun either!! my eyebrow was also a casualty in that burn!!! usually (by usually i mean when i sometimes burn myself) i just burn my arm or my hair...

anyone else had any bizarre/really painful burns that produce marks that are hard to explain to those who aren't into playing with fire?!




do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:yes mike, youve found out my little secret... it was actually a love bite. someone told me to never mess with a woman with an acid tongue....

ill line up the various creams and potions youve all suggested and apply all at once.

pounce, do you have any part of your body that isnt pierced???


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:um, no.



actually my nipples aren't pierced anymore, but they were. and there are a few spots that aren't pierced on my body, but hopefully that won't last too long


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin


Total posts: 5635
Posted:thats a very nice neck you have there Mr Dentrassi




Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Kaji


Kaji

Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:My first scar was from a spin on Canada Day (Also my first time infront of a crowd...) my wicks are held on with 1/4 inch lock bolts. Anyway I was spinning and during a trick the end of said bolt hit my side (I spin sans shirt). I now have a moon shaped scar on my side. But me thinks thats a little burn that happened to land on a abnormaly large hicky.

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Once you get nine burns does it make you a fireman?

It's a pretty impressive one, congratulations.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:poor ickle Dent-y

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:wow! impressive! big ouch tho!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:wow! impressive! big ouch tho!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:So are you walking around now looking like a cast off from the 70's with your shirt all hanging open? And next time she tells you she'll kiss it and make it better, tell her no!


Put vitamin E on it once it begins to heal. Don't use a burn ointment/cream at all. They do not allow air to get to the wound, which burns need (just nursed two very small of them myself). If you keep it a bit moist without a whole lot of coverage, it should heal fine. Aloe and lavender make a really nice combo to apply to a still icky would. When it appears to be healing and drying then start the E by popping open a gel cap with a pin and putting it right on there. If it does scar there is a solution you can purchase called Scar-Away and it does help to minimize scars, stetch marks, all sort of stuff. Our beauty product stores carry it in the US.

Take care of yourself, and next time be more careful cause while I am sure that a toasted Dentrassi is prolly tasty, I think I like the raw version better!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:im flexible....i can be toasted to order. medium-rare perhaps?

scaraway? it sounds very versatile.... although im not sure ill be needing it for stretch marks!


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:OUCH! Sorry to see that homie!

What fuel were you using?


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:can i have my dentrassi to be boiled in a bag?

dude im gutted for you that you hurt yourslef, even more gutted i missed you on msn teh other day, i was with my lady in my room and didnt hear it go off!

sorry man, i do still love you!

ps i did a show alst sat, twas fooking ace, did some fire breathing again too, no probs this time! i was lucky!

happy days man

sorry i dont have any cures for you, but i have some spray called nuke-away, and thats supposed to help if you get syuck in a radio acive fall out, plus it has a nice pine smell!


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:hey mate, sorry to hear about your hurtness. please don't develop a bad relationship with your poi over this - it is too late for me, there is a pair of mine that i dislike a bit

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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BigDav


BigDav

member
Location: Derry, N. Ireland

Total posts: 175
Posted:Really nice burn dude! You must be so proud

My only real burn was about a month ago when I was doing a little fire show for about 30 people. I desiced to do some arm wraps at the end of the show and the chain was VERY hot. I wrapped the chain around my arm and flicked it straight back off (as you do)but the chain had burned a chain like scar on my arm. the only part left on the scar is one link of the chain which some how looks like a smiley face??? There seems to be a circle for the face plus two eyes and a mouth. hahaha


Be Good, and if you DONT be Good, Buy a Pram!

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Astar


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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:it seems the scaraway cream is mostly vitamin E with some vitamin D in it, and a bit of moisturizing stuff.

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