Be welcome

Dear visitor, this blog is written by the band Other Day. We got our ears pointed and finally decided to share our experiences and feelings with you, because we realized the problems in finding all information about this procedure gathered on one site in the internet. We hope you'll enjoy this blog and find some information you're looking for.

If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please feel free to contact us on Facebook or via comments.

Please feel welcome to our dreamworld.

change in hearing

we found an interesting article about the change in hearing after having your ears pointed:

Dr. Lajos Nagy claims that his cosmetic surgery technique of pointing ears can actually "improve the experience of listening to music.

Why are pointed ears more sensitive? 

One of its reasons is rather simple: pointed ears focus sounds in a better way, which, in the case of animals, is supplemented by the fact that they can orientate themselves towards the source of sounds without turning their heads, by moving only their ears.

The other reason is the own frequency of the pinnae, as being solid objects themselves, which changes together with their shape. Pointed ears resonate with sounds at the frequency of around 8 kHz, thus they amplify sharp sounds instead of the intermediate frequencies. This is the reason why, amongst other things, dogs are sensitive to ultrasonic sounds, which are imperceptible for human ears.

Although turning the pinnae still remains impossible for human beings according to its anatomic features, the advantages of pointed ears can be enjoyed once again with the help of a simple, routine operation.

We are not sure if this is a noticeable effect. After the first ear pointing we didn't recognized much. After the second ear pointing at least Niha had problems with really high tone. At the moment we don't recognize it anymore. Maybe because we get used to it.

possible outcomes

we would like to share a tumblr-entry with you. it is about possible results of your ear pointing.

"The final outcome seems to depend a great deal on the individual structure of the ear and the strength/flexibility (or inflexibility) of the ear cartilage. Some maintain their shape much better than others when compared to the initial shape immediately following the procedure" (read the whole entry)

And yes, we totally agree with this. Yes, you will have a picture in min about the look of you ears, and yes, you will choose the artist that makes the best ears in your opinion but nobody can guarantee the final result in detail. Every ear is different (also your two ears aren’t the same "sisters but no twins" like Steve said), so the artist can’t tell you through the internet what is possible with your ear. Sometimes they just recognize some special properties of your ear (like Sad’s thick cartilage) when they are working on it.

what could go wrong

To keep this blog clear we want to share our second link in a separate entry:

please choose your artist well! Don’t choose your artist because of the price! Only people with a lot of experience can handle such a difficult surgery!

Look what can go wrong:

does this look like the ears you dreamed of? Probably not!

Maybe you also found this pictures during your research:

Sorry for this disgusting picture but people can never be warned too often. The whole story behind these pictures we found here:

Ear Pointing fail

To make a long story short:
You can see the ear of a person who let an amateur body modifier do their ear pointing because they didn’t want to spend the money to have it done by someone qualified. That is why her ears were cut and folded over at an extreme angle (not to mention how hilarious inappropriate paper towels are that are used as a DIY surgical drape). In photo 2 (day one) and 3 (day five) the ear is starting to tear open. You can also see an infection, made worse by insufficient care on the part of the client.  By the end of the first week (photo 4) the sutures have completely torn out and the ear is back to its original shape, minus the part that was cut out.

At the end the infection went through the majority of the cartilage, so her ear was cleaned up at the hospital. Some cartilage was lost.
Here you can see her ear at the other side two years afterwards: ear
But don’t forget: this isn ’t a photo of the other side that matches the more damaged ear and it shows the ear in the best possible light.

There is no excuse for working in an unsafe and unclean environment. There is no excuse for going to an unqualified practitioner. There is no excuse for not caring for your body and not listening to your body.

You just have one pair of ears, so choose your artist well!

share some news

Hi everybody,

our ears are awesome now ;) but we found some new stuff which we would like to share with you. Because we like to have all information gathered in one place, we will link a short blog entry about the work of Samppa Von Cyborg. It is really amazing what kind of ears he creates and he definitely creates the second generation of ears:

in action

After 4 weeks

The End :D

Finally we survived everything ;)

After we had changed the tape at Sad’s ears several times (also the other kind of medical tape was a problem for Sad’s skin, sometimes the tape just was too tight so it started to hurt) we could take out the stitches. This time we did this by ourselves (last time we had a nurse that helped us). it wasn’t that hard. Just pull at one end of the stitch, then you will see the knot and the rest of the stitch appear close to your skin. Now just cut as close under the knot as possible (but just at one side, so the stitch will stay a single piece)
Some of the stitches came out really easy, others were really tight, so we had to pull a lot. Niha removed the stitches all by herself which is also a comfortable method because if you know that you will touch your ear, they hurt less than anybody else is touching them.

After we took the pictures, we attached medical tape to Sad ’s ears again (we did this the last time too to go for sure that the ears will hold its shape). We also just took out the stitches at one of Sad ’s ears. You remember? He hit one of his ears with the door of his car, so Steve recommended us to let the stitches in for three more days.

just to be sure that everything is clean ;)

we just wanted to shock our friends with this pic ;)

 So three days later we also removed the stitches from Sad ’s second ear and found some more hidden stitches in the first one ^^° Haha, good that we tried to remove the last pieces of dried blood, because stitches were totally covered under it.

All in all the numbness in our ear tips is almost gone and our ears become less sensitive every day.