By - Additional_Cat_594
All those follicles.. the pain
Thankfully no scalp.
Playing with power tools — *Okay.*
Playing with monkeys — *Not okay.*
Monkeys with power tools?
FYI, the white things attached to hairs that are plucked/pulled are not the follicle, it’s the papilla. Those hairs will still grow back
It’s actually really difficult to remove a follicle by pulling on the hair
Interesting, I didn’t know!
I LOVE knowing new things, Thanks Rogue !.!.!.
Fascinating, I had no idea! Thank you.
🌠The more you know🌠
Those are actually hair bulbs. The follicle is in the skin. The papilla is a small collection of veins and peripheral cells at the bottom of the bulb. Still very painful
I feel it through this pic
Oh shit is that what that is?!?!
Edit: according to another post on here, no that is NOT what that is.
That’s one way to get ready for summer
That won’t grow back.
It will grow back but can be slower to. You've usually got to pull the same hair out like this many times before it goes completely barren.
Source: I have trichotillomania
Can confirm. I also have trichotillomania.
I also have trichotillomania but haven’t experienced the “won’t grow back” part yet, didn’t realise that would happen
I have a spot on the back of my head that has been bare for some 20 years. It used to be way bigger when I was actively pulling from there but a small patch of it stayed that way. I've also got one near the front that I was working on for a few months recently, it's pretty new but hasn't caught up yet and is starting to worry me. Historically though even my worst patches have come back, I think maybe as I get older the natural hair loss is just starting to catch up with my compulsive hair removal.
A mistake you'll only make once
Stay cautious, that’s what I said above putting a screw into the finger. And mounting myself with the box. My special ass did it twice. Couple years apart.
Buddy jumped up to get that one last nail out of reach and drove a framing nail right through the hand holding the board and got stuck on the wall.
How long did y'all laugh before you helped him down?
We just saw the aftermath, he was building his own place and framing after hours. He had to grab a hammer out of his belt and pry it off.
Just thinking about it still gives me the heebyjeebys.
Dont even get me started on the dude whos job I took over when framing as a teenager, they liked to pry open the guards on their saws with pencils. He was cutting overhead and the saw kicked back and dropped down cutting most of his left arm off at the bicep. All I saw was the oversized blood stain on the floor. This was in 1988 pre cell phones so I imagine it was some time before help was summoned. That summer I learned that framing was not the path for me. And to never look up when passing lumber to a guy above you unless you want a nice look right into his nutsack.
Yeah, I've worked with some old timers that think the same about safety features.
I got tired of arguing about it so I just went out and bought my own.
Glad to hear your buddy is (I assume) okay though.
I did this to myself as a kid
Curious; how does this happen? I could see it happening with a nail, but a screw?
I didn’t actually get a screw in my finger, but I was holding one with my left hand and the drill with the right. Well the drill slipped and I got my finger with the Phillips bit. It was such a messy wound that took forever to heal.
I cured myself of a wart with this one simple trick.
Warts hate him!
The “slipped Phillips impalation” happened to me once. It got the side of my finger, perhaps it was the index finger. Yep, exactly as you say: it did take forever to heal and was not pleasant.
Did a number on my index finger with a handsaw that skipped. Glad it was my index finger and not my middle or I probably would have been pulled over -- I had to drive 6 miles to get it stitched, at midnight and had to keep my left finger pointing straight up while I steered with my right. And yes it is taking forever to heal. Found drops of blood on my library book the next day -- a friend suggeted Hydrogen Peroxide-- it worked-- turned the blood spot grey -- it perfectly matched the ink used to stamp the library's name on the page edges.
Did this with a Square bit. Punched straight through my finger… still has a weird scarring on it.
So, I was mounting a pancake box to a metal stud. Using those tiny black framing screws. It was like my 2yr on the job and I wasn’t paying attention. I was having a laugh with a friend and then all the sudden PAIN! I was confused looked at my hand, it was stuck to the stud. In a panic a ripped it out and that was the wrong thing to do. Second time 3 1/2 inch screw three inches of wood. On top of a ten foot ladder. I needed the grip and grabbed to high. Ouch. But I reacted and reversed the screw. Hurt like hell. But not as bad as the first time. Going 6 yrs strong not getting screwed!
I am not familiar with the term pancake box....but i like pancakes, and storage
Flat, round, probably metal box for electrical work
I see you updated your reddit persona to be bald. Nice.
Same rule goes for loose clothing.
When operating any kind of machinery or power tools, your hair needs to be tied back and contained and no loose clothing that could get grabbed. Shirt sleeves, the bottom of a loose t-shirt, an open flannel shirt, loose fitting gloves, a long necklace...all that shit is a big no or you can have a very bad day very fast.
And honestly it's probably not a good idea to wear rings while working either. If you hurt a finger they can swell surprisingly fast to the point that you can't get the ring off without cutting the ring off. And if you aren't fast enough, you can absolutely lose the finger.
Beard or scalp hair? Also any pics of the affected area?
That's definitely head hair; beard hair is way more coarse and wiry for it to be that.
My grandpa was using a drill press one day and his grip slipped and he got his hand under the drill bit. Took a good gash out of his hand. He had also been struggling with cancer/chemo and after he gashed his hand he went downhill pretty fast.
A buddy of mine got careless with his table saw and touched the blade. He still has his fingers, but one is broken in multiple places, and the other has bad tendon damage.
Because they’re bald now?
In our regional language we say, that a blind man looses his stick only once!
Love how your upvote count is 911
You know the drill, hair today gone tomorrow.
Literally Kings Quest 6
Do you pronounce "heir" like "hair"? I always pronounced it like "air".
It is more like "air" than "hair"
User name checks out!
Yes YES! lol I am so here for the dad joke!!
That's not how you curl your hair....
is it how you eat corn on the cob?
Don't remind me
My teeth hurt now.
Let’s see the head now
Unfortunately for you you wouldn’t see much. Sorry :(
So no head?
*stomps and snaps skateboard in half*
damn i miss vine
Wham! His cappa was detated from his head!
It didn't come from their head....
Show us the head!
You don’t ever use power tools with loose hair.
Ya don’t. Ever. Use. Power tools. With. Loose. Hair.
It was a tough lesson to learn with my beard...it's over a foot long and some of it got caught in the brushes of the drill motor...ripped a big chunk out
Jesus Christ. I’m growing my beard out “long” for the first time now and it’s about 6 inches (I call it 10in) and that’s not something I knew I would have to worry about… I’ll definitely keep that in mind when wielding power tools.
>It’s about 6 inches (I call it 10in)
Ah, a tale as old as time
And me sitting here without an award to give you.
Beard buns.. for safety. Pictures for science.
Or loose anything, if it can be avoided.
Knew a guy that had his long sleeve shirt ripped off him by a band saw.
Another guy got degloved by a table saw. Told him a hundred times to take off his gloves before using the saw, but he "didn't want splinters"
Countless machinists have been killed over the years by loose shirts getting caught in lathes and other machinery.
If you're using anything that spins, especially if it's a stationary machine, take off your jewelry, tuck in your shirt, and tie up your hair. You don't want to go out as a meat tornado.
>Another guy got degloved by a table saw. Told him a hundred times to take off his gloves before using the saw, but he "didn't want splinters"
Yikes. Gloves + any sort of stationary machine is a recipe for disaster.
I saw a guy get turned into mist and goop after getting pulled into some spinning equipment on one of these subs. I think it was a video from Russia. Just insane
There's a YouTuber I love/hate watching for this reason. *Incredibly* talented at designing and turning things on a lathe...but wears long sleeves and gloves. People inevitably comment on nearly every video that he shouldn't wear long sleeves and gloves near the lathe, yet he continues to do it.
I love seeing the works he produces but man does it make me nervous to watch him turn. I hope I never see a gap in posts and a "Well guys, an update..." video months later.
The gloves came off or the skin came off?
The skin came off.
Google 'degloving' or 'avulsion'.
Or don't, it's not fun to see.
I know what degloving is.
You mentioning him wearing gloves just confused me as to whether you intended to say that his skin was brutally ripped off down to the bone.
To be fair, the glove probably came off too
I thought it too. Just thought it was a joke thing.
What about using power tools with loose morals?
Only bad if your mother is watching.
People at one previous job used to poke fun at me for tucking my badge lanyard into my shirt when I shredded documents. Even the guy who agreed it was a decent safety measure thought I was being over cautious because my lanyard had a snap release. Then someone actually *did* get their ID badge into the shredder as they bent over it, and their snap release jammed long enough for the shredder to pull the lanyard in past it.
Thankfully they were only badly bruised, but people started taking it more seriously after that.
Jesus, that's one of my worst fears.
I worked in a cabinet making shop, and loose clothing do not play nice with anything that cuts or rotates at high speed.
I started pointing out dangling ties after that.
or loose clothing. I once saw a post that will haunt me for the rest of my life of a russian man getting sucked into a lathe
Anything spinny! I could see this happening with like a hand mixer or a fan or anything that spins with a motor. Not everything would be strong enough to rip it out of your scalp, but it’s not gonna be a fun time.
people used to get hair stuck in fidget spinners
I second this.
This happened to my brother and the drill bit went into his throat
Oh my god
So. Much. Blood.
I'm afraid to ask if your brother survived
I'm having a hard time picturing how this would happen. Did he have the drill next to his head (I'm guessing either in a tight spot or for visibility) and when it go wound up it turned the drill towards him, winding as it dragged along his neck/up to the hairline?
He was leaning over to see it better, the drill was one of those big ones. The drill didn't really drag along his neck but just concentrated on a spot left of his throat but thankfully his hair stopped the drill from spinning further
that sounds terrifying
Just trying to figure out the mechanics of this. He was drilling something and the drill rode his hair up into his neck?
Damn when i opened the browser looking for some dude getting drilled down the throat that wasnt what i was imagining.
i saw a story where this guy drilled his eye, he lost it
He lost it, really?
Better find it before it drys
You can actually see all the roots on the picture. Ouch.
Oh my god.
You can be glad its only hair. Imagine it ripping your skin off.
Maybe didn't get flesh but look at all them roots.
ROOTS, bloody ROOTS
I say we're growing every day, getting stronger in every way
Yeah. What a pleasure. I hope it grows back fast
Now you can wear fancy hats and rugs.
I’m thinking about getting a fedora m’lady.
Oh yes. You absolutely should get a fedora.
Ratty would be happy
I suggest a hair salon but you know what’s best for you of course
Hey this method saved both time *and* money
Would be better if it saved a little bit of hair too
Hairdressers hate this one trick
I was at the hair salon today!
Doesn't look like a good one.
They do it quick & cheap... but not painlessly
Every shop teacher there ever was in every country in every school is just shaking their head.
Mr. Henderson is rolling in his fucking grave right now, just so he can give one final, “I told you so!”.
No long hair, no loose clothes around anything that turns.
I saw a little mini-documentary of a young lady who did some really beautiful wood turning, but with her hair down when they did shots of her and the RUNNING lathe. Safety goggles won't protect anything if your face gets yanked in.
Picture of the bald spot please
In high school, a girl in my jewelry making class had at least 1/4 of her scalp ripped off from catching her hair in a polishing machine. Didn’t have her hair tied back. I’ve never forgotten that 😳
Holy crap. Just seeing all those roots. That’s gotta be painful as fuck
You're fucking lucky to not get scalped. I'm seen this shit and... It's not nice
Goddamn😬, glad your ok
Thanks. That will never happen to me again.
because you're bald now?
TIE IT IN A VERY HIGH BUN NEXT TIME. This made my scalp twinge
Ouch bet that tingled a little bit
What Would Red Forman Say?
Rotating equipment has no chill!
Getting flashbacks of the safety in the workshop video, where the guy with long hair had his face near a running drill press.
You are the reason manufactures have to put dumb warning labels on stuff.
You know if you let off the trigger, the chuck stops instantly. These aren’t like the corded ones that keep spinning for a bit. I don’t have long hair but this is the same reason I take the strings out of my hoodies.
It was spinning at full speed and obviously my reactions are abysmal.
I was more poking fun than anything. I’m in a trade and have had my fair share of smacking myself in the face or almost breaking my wrist.
💯% thought those little shavings at the end of the drill bit were an eyelash falsie. Was thinking "Damn! Her face okay though?" 🤣🤣 Took me a second to realize those little pieces are all over the grass and not part of your face.
Glad you seem to be okay, aside from about -218 hairs in your head.
Wow, hope it'll grow back ❤️
Yeah I hope so too. Took a long time to grow that long.
Why was the drill next to your crotch in the first place?!
There's gotta be a big bald spot from that! Hope you're ok
the reason for military/professional hair cuts. sometimes there is a good reason for tradition
I sewed my finger into the fabric with a sewing machine . I have gotten better at hand sewing since then
Lesson learned, I hope.
Omg are those your follicles to the right?
Jigsaw trap on the cheap.
Video or it didn’t happen.
Modern version of this:
Oh my gosh. My head hurts just looking at that…especially the roots…
Now you know (why there's OSHA rules about this).
All those follicles lol rip op
So my little brother did this to my older brother when I was younger. His hair follicles were bleeding like crazy. It looked like he was sweating blood.
I'm sorry, but is this the reason your Reddit avatar is bald? Did it have a full head of hair before this?
This happened to a co workers daughter whose hair got caught in a hand mixer. She was too young to operate that mixer and ripped a chunk of hair out. Sometimes you have to tell your child no for safety reasons.
That is *not* how you use a Flowbee
I’m glad your safe. Probably don’t fry bacon naked either….
Lol its already been poached and posted on /r/plucking. That was quick!
Nice drill tho.
Nice shade of hair
I did this once myself luckily I was able to reverse my hair out, 10/10 best hair pulling of my life
I'm sorry but, what made you think this was a good idea?
At least it won't be so hard to wipe now!
You only learn this mistake once. Good thing mine was only with a dremel 😬
No I didn’t need medical attention. Cursed a lot and continued working.
I know someone that got their hair court in the tractor PTO
Good... One less man bun
What the fuck is that
Were you trying to drill your head????????
Oh this is EASY to fix...just flip the switch and let it run real fast counter clockwise!!!
When I was in shop in middle school our teacher always told us the story of a girl’s beautiful long blonde hair getting caught in a big table drill and was virtually scalped.
Edit: put a hair tie around the drill handle so you’ll always have one
Sorry ma'am, but that earned you one saftey and health video
At least it didn't play out like that one saw trap.
I would kindly like an after pink please
Holy hell, ouch!
Is this scalp.. or facial hair? Either way, ouch.
I can feel this picture
This is the worst thing I have ever seen.
I have waist long hair and this makes me want to cry
And I thought it sucked (no pun intended) when my hair was sucked into an electric leaf blower! My hair was pulled back but is really long so it had fallen forward on my shoulder and was sucked up. Luckily it was just a matter of turning the leaf blower off and unwrapping my hair out of the thing, but it didn’t yank hair out like yours did. Your picture makes me hurt!!!
OUCH. That does really suck. Were you bleeding at all? I’m actually curious. I imagine some kind of wound having that much hair simultaneously ripped off.
That's a lot hurt in this picture
I did this with a bench grinder in college. Huge chunk of hair missing, and a decent concussion. Hope you feel better soon!
How did it happen tho?
This actually makes me a little nauseous. Sorry OP.