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The rook of no return

Like a lot of us, I went through what I can call now a phase of piercings in my youth. I had my first lobe piercings on my fifth birthday, after begging my mother for months and listening to my dad tell me that my ears would turn green and fall off. My older brother cried in shock as I got them gunned in the local chemist, but I thought they were beautiful :) These were followed by 2nd lobes, nostril, and upper ear cartilage. Anyhoo, this is the story of my rook, not all those others. I am in ... read more

My Spontaneous Medusa!

So, I was at work one day, and I had the urge to do something.. I didn't know what, exactly, I was just aching to get weird. I had been considering getting a new piercing, because it had been over a year since my last one, and I had a few ideas in my mind about what I would like to get, a medusa being one of them. I looked up stories, experiences, pictures, etc., to get more information on it, and quickly decided it was the one for me. I talked to a friend, and when I got off ... read more


When I had just barely turned 18 my gf at the time brother loved tattooing and piercing and he just finished making his own tattoo gun. He had been doing it for fun for years and had taught his little sis (my gf) a lot through the years. He was definitely an amateur but he did have certain standards like only using new packaged hollow tip needles. Which for me when I first met him made me very impressed (I was 15 when I first met him). I had gotten my ears pierced and stretched by my gf and had ... read more


The job I started in early 2014 is in Kemptown where I used to live. It is also two minutes away from Gilded Cage Tattoo Studio where I got my owl chestpiece last year. For months I'd been considering going back for a second tattoo but I was saving up to start my university degree. Three weeks before I was due to start university my course was cancelled. I went on holiday for a couple of weeks to figure out what to do next. I really couldn't decide so I returned to work. Things are going pretty well considering. By ... read more

The Play Piercing Years

If you have a number of visible piercings, you're probably used to being looked at, and might assume a lot of this kind of attention is of the negative variety. However, I wonder if you ever consider that the ordinary, apparently non-modded voyeur could be staring out of a sense of beauty and fascination? And might know more about such things than appearances suggest?  I have had a bit of an obsession with body modification as long as I can remember, although it's something I've largely kept to myself. I've never wanted mods on a permanent basis -even in this ... read more

Third Time Lucky

  I've previously had two attempts at a navel piercings. One rejected because I was careless; I didn’t take care of it very well, and I had a habit of sleeping on my stomach at the time. The other rejection happened because I had to wear a binder that was skin-tight. The material it was made of caused friction, so the material rubbed and made it irritated the skin. Unsurprisingly, it rubbed enough for the skin to eventually become thin and the piercing popped out, right through the layer that was left. At that point I decided it was best ... read more

Smooth Dhalia's

Dahlia Piercings Beforehand: I've been doing a lot of research on this piercing, and not much came out of it. So I decided to take the time to review my experience as time goes by, and so contribuate to educate people on body modifications, as the more we know the better! I am not a licensed piercer, so please only take my experience as one more review to help you choose and gather more informations on this delicate piercing!   At the piercing studio: So as usual, I went to who I consider the safest and moat talented piercer in ... read more

Goddess of Speed

Over the years, I’ve often thought about getting a tattoo, and have occasionally toyed with images I thought I could wear permanently on my body.  I’ve sorted through images in magazines, checked out Google and, of course, perused BME for ideas.  I considered flames, tribal and straightforward images, but just couldn’t commit to a specific tattoo.  Three years ago, I came very close to a tribal, but didn’t go through with it because travel requirements meant I wouldn’t be able to give it proper aftercare.  In the meantime, I also became enamored with male genital piercings, especially the Prince Albert. ... read more

Piercings and stress.

6 days ago I got two off-centre tongue piercings (venoms). They were healing well, and my speech was pretty much back to normal. Eating was relatively pain-free, albeit a bit awkward. Last night I was meeting my parents for dinner in a local restaurant. Now, I don't have many piercings. I had 13 last night: just my lobes, a daith, my navel and venoms. Dinner started off well, but my parents soon noticed my venoms. Pretty soon I was getting grief about them, which soon spread to the rest of my piercings. Then it went on to my attittude on ... read more

My freehand navel!

Hi, my name's Jordan and I just turned 16 today! Well let's start off by saying, of course, the navel piercing is the first body mod I ever fell in love with at the tender age of 13. And you guessed it, I wasn't aloud to get it. So a while passes and I got my tragus and daith pierced. Then at 15 I asked for a navel piercing, and of course my dad said no. I let it go even though it was still floating around in the back of my head. A few months before my 16th b-day ... read more

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