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A tame Beginning - My helix

I have craved a cartilage piercing of some sort ever since I was 12 - when I saw an older teenager with one. She wore it like a crown, the shine drawing the eye down the graceful curve of her ear. This was absolutely, non negotiably out of the question for my conservative family. Piercings were for those...other people. So, I bided my time, with frequent discussions with my Mum to see if her mind had spontaneously changed, and finally, 10 years later when it was still a firm, absolute no, took the plunge. I did a bit of research, ... read more

My Tongue Piercing Experience

Last Saturday (Oct. 24/10) I decided to get my tongue pierced. After years of wanting it done, and making an appointment on my birthday (which was Aug. 23), but chickening out; I finally decided to just go and get it. The week before the "big day" I was bragging to my boyfriend, 'Yeah I have a huge surprise for you this weekend when we see each other!' He had no idea. I wanted to put it together as a surprise package, so I bleached my purple hair and went blonde. I also bought a whole new outfit. So on Saturday, ... read more

Popped the Ink Cherry

Saturday the 27th of March, 2010 - Probably one of the happiest days of my life. I've never felt so anxious, nervous, nauseous, happy or excited, ever. To be one hundred per cent honest, I was completely shitting myself. Since I was underage, I had to have my mother with me, for permission. She has 5 tattoos, so I trusted her judgment when it came to the extent of the pain. But, of course, being the strange & cruel person she is, she decided to absolutely freak me out by exaggerating the feeling of getting a tattoo. "The shading felt ... read more

My New Septum Piercing

Over the past month, I've been really wanting to get my septum pierced so I can stretch it to a 00g. Unfortunately, I am underage (16) and my parents refused to allow me to get any additional piercings since I already have my "huge ears." I have not asked them for permission to get my septum, because I knew it would be a no. So, I thought of a way I could still get it. I could go with my friend Kina and have her sign me off at a studio to get it professionally pierced. She said it would ... read more

Paradise Trails

Yesterday was amazing. I'm fairly sure this was my most emotional suspension so far. Lots of me almost crying. I suspended for Zane Whitmore's movie Feet Off the Ground and it was most definitely worth the 23 hour day I had. I woke up at 4.42am and was out of the house by 5.30. Headed over to Zane's and hit traffic so I didn't get there until 9am. We all hit the road at about 10. After some great breakfast in Puyallup we headed to Mt. Rainier, about an hour and a half drive. We drove up to the Paradise ... read more

My Sweet Septum Piercing

After yet again getting the itch to get a new piercing, I started browsing BME for ideas for what I should get next. I live in a conservative area and have a conservative family, meaning that my mods need to be subtle and easy to hide, much to my dismay. I came across the septum piercing at first and passed over it thinking that it wasn't for me. Then I began to look at it more and I realized that I actually really love how it looks, and there is the big plus that it can be flipped up in ... read more

My Ink Rejection Story or How I Learned Green Ink Doesn't Like Me

I guess I'll put this in tattoo removal...since it removed itself. Have you ever had an allergic reaction to ink in your tattoo? I have… and let me tell you it ain’t pretty. I’ve only had one bad experience, but it didn’t shy me away from getting more (wink wink). I’m not writing this as a warning per se; more as just an experience. I mean hey, there was no way to tell the ink would reject, even though it is known that some pigments have a tendency to do so more than others – like red and yellow tones. ... read more

My First Tattoo

It was my junior year of college. I was living in Bronxville, NY, blissful at Concordia College, surrounded by friends who I loved. There was a girl named..well...we'll just call her "M". M had been my roommate for a half semester when I first arrived. M was very unstable. She had a severe drinking problem, a temper problem, a hitting problem and one time got so wasted that she peed on the floor of our door room because she THOUGHT she was in the bathroom. As you can imagine, it was NOT awesome. M thought we were best friends, only ... read more

DIY Septum Piercing Experience

I've always loved piercings, but when I was younger, I wasn't allowed to get any (not even a navel piercing!) by my parents. Okay, so I could have actually got it done, but it sure wouldn't help me get along with my parents any better, and we were already fighting everyday, so I decided I better wait until I'm at least 18 before I get any piercings done myself. When I was almost 19, I decided it was time to do something about it. I was still living with my parents (and I still am today), and this lead to ... read more

Oops: One Man's Misadventures In The World Of Nipple Piercing

When I was eighteen years old in the spring of 1999, roughly around March, I wanted to get my first piercing. I had started getting into tattoos, but didn't at that time have any piercings. I knew that I wanted to get my nipple, and eventually both nipples pierced. My inspiration was that two of my favorite rock stars, who I at that time somewhat modelled myself after, being Tommy Lee and Axl Rose both had pierced nipples. Those were the guys who I wanted to be like at that age. That in and of itself is not a very ... read more

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