TL;DR: Successfully had my tags installed by a pro, and all work except for one which may be missing. can’t be felt nor read by multiple readers
So today got my 3 implants installed. A spark 2 on my right hand, a xLED HF white on my left and next to it, with more than 5 mm of space a NeXT.
I got it done at a local shop, the guy who was there told me he has installed several and removed a couple, and was pretty experienced with dermal piercings, subdermals, scarification etc. So I trusted him on most of his decisions. He mentioned that all 3 needles were among the dullest he’s encountered.
He also suggested to approach the location from “the other side” that is start at the wrist and go towards the fingers. It worked well for the spark and that one is installed and I have already been able to read it with my phone, the keyboard reader, and my laptop reader , so all happy there.
On the other hand, (no pun intended :b) he did the same but recommended using the same puncture site for both the xLED and the NeXT just angles differently. This all went without problems, but oh my the needle on the xLED is HUUUGE. after what felt like the worst yellowjacket sting I’ve ever felt that one ws also completed. Then the NeXT was implanted the same way.
So far I’m pretty happy with the result, I was able to immediately use the Spark 2 without any problems. [Galaxy S8]. The xLED I couldn’t see until tonight and also appears to be fully ok.
Now the NeXT. No matter what I’ve tried I can’t seem to get it to read. I’ve tried the dangerous things keyboard reader, my phone, the xEM acces controller, My schools multiclass readers[If I hold a NTAG216 they beep]. And to make matters worse I can’t even feel it under my skin.
I can palpate and feel the other 2 without any problems. but that one isn’t anywhere to be felt.
and no matter what reader I use and in which orientation I just can’t get it to read. The installer did depress the plunger fully and he even checked that the needles were empty because even him said “weird I can’t even see the it” after installing it which prompted him to look.
SO now I’m kind of worried. Where is it??? COuld it be possible the needle injector came without one? [unlikely I think], or am I just over reacting about this? [probably?].
My impatience is killing me and I really hope everything is ok,