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The first time I felt like a Marlin

Well, I am here to tell you about my first time ever doing a flesh pull, which just so happened to be 2 weeks earlier than the time that I am writing this. My boyfriend and I decided to do it to celebrate our birthday, being that we were born but a week apart. I did this pull for several reasons. First of all, I am interested in suspending one day, but am not yet ready, and this was my personal way of building up some confidence. Also, I HATE birthdays, well mine anyway, and this was a way to show myself that I am not really getting that old and I am still plenty youthful. It was also VERY fun and exciting.

There were a small number of people there, which made me happy because I was extremely nervous. I pulled along with my boyfriend Joe and our friend Ryder. It was cool because the two guys pulled a car up the street. Being that it is so close to Christmas, I decided to pull Joe like a reindeer, but I didn't get very far because I was on slippery ground and I needed longer rope. Our friend Kristina wanted to pull, but she was sick from working so she did some cool play piercings on her back and chest.

By the end of the night, I was tied up to the wall and leaning forward to the point that I had to depend on the hooks to keep me from falling on my face. Joe was there to help me by holding my hands until I was ready. I never would have thought that such an extreme experience would bring me so emotionally close to my boyfriend. It still amazes me that two hooks so small in my back can hold so much weight. It is such a cool feeling to depend on the hooks like that. I swear it has to be close to flying. I can only imagine how cool suspension feels. When I was comfortable with my position, I began to rock back and forth. I won't lie, I was a little dizzy at first, but when I got into a rhythm it felt awesome. It is funny to me that something that most people would see as creepy or painful was incredibly relaxing and spiritually awakening for me.

I consider myself very lucky to have such a good piercer as a friend. Cellfire has done almost all of my piercings, including these two 8 gauge hooks. He is one of those piercers that is so comforting when you get pierced because he is light hearted as well as quite talented. It was also reassuring to know that he learned from some of the best.

I have to admit, having big hooks stuck in me did kind of make me feel like a giant fish being snagged by deep sea fisherman. When I looked at the hooks I kept thinking of a big marlin flopping around in the ocean. This also kind of helped to lighten my mood.

I am very glad that I tried this pull. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to do it again. I know I am not spiritually ready for suspension, but I am getting there. For anyone out there who is interested in pulling, go for it! I thought the hooks would be unbearably painful, but it was the least painful piercing I've ever had, and the pulls feel wonderful. Its not a sharp pain at all, it gave me this amazing feeling of warmth, almost like hot wax rolling down my back. For me, it took a few tries to find my "happy place". I finally found it at the end on the night when I leaned against the wall. When I stood up, I felt like I had an out of body experience almost. My body felt so light and relaxed, as well as my mind. I was becoming really stressed in the weeks before the pull because of work, school, etc.  However, after the pull, I felt like a weight so huge had been lifted. I pride myself in the fact that I have never done drugs, but I think this sort of felt like I was. This is cool to me because my body is giving such a great experience all by itself.

I decided to keep scars from my first pull because it symbolizes personal freedom to me. I've been through some taxing things in my life that have made me question myself, but this gave me the reassurance that I am still a strong person. In the past year, I have been very sick, and I feel like my body is trying to kill itself sometimes. When I did this pull, all the crap that my body had been doing lately seemed to leave my mind for awhile. I think we will be doing another pull in a few weeks, which is really exciting to me. I promise, once you do a flesh pull once, you wont want to wait long to do it again!

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on: 16 Dec. 2004
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