The following is from Karl, who gave me permission to post his story and photos of this injury he had with a chisel – I am glad to know you are healing well, Karl!
I thought I’d try out a little body piercing with a chisel a while back. Thought you guys might enjoy the pictures. No damage, but it went entirely through my finger and into the table. I didn’t even realise it had gone all the way though for a while. I washed the wound off, superglued the one side shut and sat down in the shop for a bit. A sink full of blood makes my stomach turn. I felt something warm dribbling down my hand and looked at the floor to see a new puddle of the red stuff, but not from what I had already glued shut. Son of a……….Remarkably they cut through flesh very efficiently! Who knew?…Surprisingly it didn’t hurt at all, untill the swelling really kicked in.The following are links to his photos, in case you don’t care to look at something just a little gory: