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Give me some more pain!

Body Modification has always interested me for as long as I can remember. It has aways fascinated me that person could go through so much pain but still look like they had found a complete peace inside. It seemed to be a type of religion to me. Something spiritual I wanted to find inside myself. I still remember asking my parents at a very young age if I could get my nose pierced. There response would be no and that they would never give me permission for me to get anything done. It would be up to me to go against them and there beliefs that body modification is just a way to scar and destroy the body. So a couple of months after my 18 birthday I went and got my first piercing, the eyebrow. I got this done at Checkerd Past, a local vintage and piercing shop. My piercer, Brian Crum was very good and even though I was very nervous. He helped me to calm down. So, right before he inserted the needle into my flesh I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and waited. All of a sudden I felt something I had never felt before. I opened my eyes and said "that was it" I had felt no pain but a rush unlike anything else. It was like I was somewhere else during that few seconds when the needle was going in. After that, body piercing almost became a way of life, rush that I needed to survive. Over the next three years I've gotten a septum and lebret piercing, the side of my nose, and my life nipple pierced. I have also streched my ear lobes up to a 1/2 inch. All of these piercings were done by Luis Garcia at "Infinite Body Piercing". Luis is a wonderful and very talented piercer. And I have him to thank for the mix of pain/pleasure and the incredible rushed I have experienced. I plan to go to him for any other modifications I plan to get. Now though I did not experience the same rush for the rest of my piercings. With each, I felt a kind of peace and comfort I was looking for at that time. And with each I had a sortof process I went through when I would decide to get a piercing. Before each piercing I would research information about what I was about to get. Information on the healing process (how long it would take). And information on how each percing would effect my health. I went to "Infinite Body Piercings" web site to see what they had to say about the piercings I was intrested in and other info. And I also went to "BME"s site in which helped me out alot with there info and pics of piercings. All of this I would recommend to anyone who is planning on getting any kind of mod. Different piercings effect different people. The pain tolerance is defferent for everyone. So it is always a good idea to check everything out. Including the shop your planning on going to, your piercer, and info on the piercing your going to get. Though you won't really know how your piercing is going to effect you until you get it. There is a standard process that you go or should go through when you actually pick a place to go and you are ready to get pierced. my experience was as follow's. Since my friend had recommended Luis to me, I decided to go and talk to him. Once i decide that I wanted Luis to pierce me, the next time I went to "Infinite Body" I was ready to get pierced. I filled out the proper paperwork. And was led into the piercing room. Luis went on to tell me exactly what he was going to do. He told me that every tool he was going to use was sterilised. And then went on to the actual piercing. Luis washed and cleaned the area, put a mark where the needle was going, put the clamp on and proceeded to push the very sharp needle through. After feeling the intense rush of pain and pleasure I talked about before I would open my eyes and feel a new feeling. This would be the feeling of excitement and achievement that I had overcome yet another point in my life. Listening but almost unaware, Luis told me how to care for my new piercing. So that I would be able to keep it for a long time and would want to come back for a new and intense experience.

Right now my journey into the vast world of body modification is going well. I'm in the process of streching my ear lobes larger and I'm also looking forward to getting a verticle hood piercing done as soon as I can get the cash. In conclusion I am not yet to the spiritual place I want to be with body modification but I know that some day I will be and until then I will continue to pursue it as much as I can. thanks for reading becca

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 26 Feb. 2001
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Studio: Checkerd+Past%2C+Infinite+Body+Piercing
Location: Harrisburg%2C+PA%2C+South+Street%2C+Phiadelphia%2C+PA

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