How bad is it? Any do’s and dont’s?
don’t self install
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Where are you installing it?
Tip of middle finger, right hand, on pinky side. If anyone can say sensing is good enough anywhere but the fingers I’ll take that and do it there. Between my thumb and index is already occupied. I thought about doing it on the side of my thumb on the edge of my palm, but not sure where else would be good for sensing besides in the fingertip
Then I’d suggest following the advice from
@yeka… I’ve done several self installs, none on my fingers and for me, I never will. There are people on here that have done it. I feel like not all of them were successful but I may be incorrect. I’m sure there are threads (and videos) of others that have done x series fingertip installs.
DO take some more time to research
DON’T rush into it.
Have you read through these threads, there is a decent amount of info, and you might just get an “AHA!” moment
I got my xG3 in the second beta wave this past August and installed in on August 17th. The install went pretty smoothly and I did have an experienced piercer do it, but he had never done an implant like this before.
Video of install is here (sorry for portrait mode)
Pain was about what I expected: worse than my xEM but really not too terrible. It felt like it took forever, although it was under 3 minutes. My hand ached for a couple hours afterwards (especially if I put my arm down below my sho…
Today i installed the Xg3 in my Finger <3 (My First Implant!!)
Here is a short vid.
The Camera Placement was not good, and my operation sheets to put under it didn’t arrived so i just went with an sterile compress under my hand.
My first plan was to use Sterile Gloves, but i felt like i can handle it better without, so i desinfected my hand well.
For anaesthetic purpose i used Lidocain 0,5% Injectable liquid. I injected 2 ml at two spots at the base of the finger.
i still could feel…
I have another Xg3 around and thinking about the Placements so i was wondering where others have it installed and what are the pros and cons about that place, and if you use it, what do you do with it?
So I Just recently ordered an
XG3 Axial I plan to have installed in my left hand middle finger. My original plan was to have a friend install it for me but I’ve seen how hesitant everyone is on here about finger implants specifically.
I self installed my xSIID back in May, So i was pretty confident I would be able to walk a friend through the install of the XG3 into my finger. I’ve asked around and none of the piercers I asked would be comfortable with the install.
Is it less of an issue for h…
I have made a few posts in various topics recently on my implant experiences. I have had a few different experiences in a short amount of time, and I wanted to make a concise post on them. This forum has been a huge font of knowledge and a source of inspiration for me. I want to start out by thanking everyone here for their contributions.
Please note, I am not a medical professional, nor am I a piercing professional. This is not advice. This is just my experience.
I had been i…
Hey guys! I’m new here but already have a
xEM installed for my work badge.
I had a question I’ve looked for everywhere but (as I imagined) couldn’t find the answer to anywhere. I’m interested in having an xG3 implanted and have a partnered installer already aware of that, but I just can’t decide on a placement where I’d get the most use out of it.
I work around the clock in orthopedic trauma surgery, almost all day, almost every day. In my specialty at work I handle a LOT of lightweight implan…
I think someone else did this and it wasn’t the best,
I think we were all watching and worrying it was already rejecting
Finger is probably iffy enough without self install
So I know the
xG3 are not meant for sensing but I’ve considered having one put in my finger and I can’t really decide which. For those of you that have had one installed into a finger which version do you have and how is the sensing? I’m probably going to go with a v2 just because the lifting power is so much higher but if I hear enough about the v1 being better for sensing (which I assume is the case) I may put a v1 in a different finger.
Met with my piercer today. Install next weekend. We decided to place it here:
I recomend the knife edge…
Xg3 is huge and finger is not so huge xD
Just that you know its risky af
If you still are going to do it good luck…
But its better to wait and educate your self.
Look up where the nerves are located on the finger, be as clean as possible. You don’t want an infection there. Fist of nerve damage is present and in my uneducated opinion high…
I can’t write much rn since I’m driving and stopped on the right lane to write this text.
Your instincts will probably work against you. And if a certain placement is good for sensing, then chances are that the installation will be painful.
I think that some installers have used tourniquets for
scalpel installs in the fingertips but proceed with caution, those things can cause some damage if used incorrectly or for too long.
Sensing works by moving the magnet around a bit (or trying to) and the movement (or pressure) being felt by the nearby nerves. So for good sensing you want an area with lots of nerve endings. Lots of nerve endings also means that it is going to be painful.
I wish I had congenital insensitivity to pain, would make a lot of things easier in life, mainly the installs I want to have done lol
Though I do know there’s a lot of drawbacks to it too.
was any of them successful? I only remember multiple failures and a nasty rejection.
Self finger installs are crazy, but xseries in the finger are hardcore.
@tccarvalho had a successful one but they didn’t provide much of an update after it was done.