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Spontaneous Septum

I love piercings and tattoos, I think they're awesome, so the following may be biased. Take it with a shaker if salt. I've had a few piercings before, so I know what to expect going into it. Right now I'm in the process of stretching my lobes up to 1". They're at 2g right now and I'm wondering when people will notice my earrings are slowing growing. So far three stretches and no comments. I've also got 8g helix piercings on both earlobes. Those were a pain to heal and one of them even got infected, so I figure at ... read more

- My period cramps hurt more than this !

- Impulsively one day decided to get 2 more nipple piercings done, already had horizontal bars going across both nips and always wanted crosses so thought I should use my money wisely and go forth with my plans! When I think about it, these piercings mark a new beginning, the beginning of my Dissertation. Just lovely. I called to the studio and asked how it works, do I need to book a time or just pop down and apparently they're very relaxed so they just told me to come down when I felt like it. They also have a student ... read more

Septum piercing

I live right by (about two blocks away) my favorite tattoo and piercing shop. So Wednesday I walked over to Immortal Ink in Flemington, NJ for a new mod. I decided to get my septum pierced. I have my nostril pierced twice already and it was about as benign as an earlobe piercing, super easy healing. I didn't have those piercings done at Immortal, but that meant I was about due, right? ;) In any event, I knew this would be a bit more painful. My eyes didn't actually tear up with the nostril piercings but with the septum? Most ... read more

My First Tattoo

Wow just reading the title of my story makes me feel like a child. Oh well. April 2009, just after my 18th birthday was the date I chose to get my first tattoo. I'd always wanted one but my mother is a very traditional Mexican and my father, a Puerto Rican all about success and overcoming the white man (seeing body modification as an obstacle). So naturally I had to wait until I turned 18 to get a tattoo. I had been thinking about getting a tattoo since I was in middle school and I'm definitely not the type of ... read more

Piercing #7: My tongue!

I got my tongue pierced 2 weeks and 2 days ago. This is a weird story, at least for me. With most of my piercings, I decided I wanted to get them and then I made myself think about it for much longer than I probably needed to. After all of that, if I still wanted it, I went out and got it. I don't know why I made myself wait so long, as I never decided to NOT get said piercing. My tongue, however, is entirely different. It was a piercing I always found cool. On other people. The ... read more

My First "Pop"

This was awhile ago, but I’ll give it my best shot at remembering all the details. During the same appointment as my daith at Trendsetters (early February, 2007), I had also planned on getting an outer conch piercing. I’m pretty sure Trendsetters almost never uses captive bead rings for cartilage piercings (except for daiths, apparently), as when I explain what I wanted (a ring on the edge of my outer conch, not a helix though), they said “Alright, we’ll put in a curved barbell”. I understand that this lowers the amount of knocking around and such though and the curved ... read more

My Very Happy Septum Piercing

've only reasonably recently begun to get into body modification and it's tending to be quite addictive. My first mod was a self done lip piercing (dumb I know but I was well informed and there were no complications with healing or placement). That was followed up with another on the other side, then ears, and now septum. Although I am relatively new to body modification I have plans for numerous other piercing/tattoo and possibly scarification projects in the future. Although I am young, I believe that I have the intelligence and foresight to make decisions about further modifying my ... read more

Lip Times Two

In August 2007, I got my first "real" piercing- a lip ring on the right side of my bottom lip. My friend and I finally got them done a week before our final year of school started after a 5 year wait, and we were nervous but we made our way to Outer Limits eventually on a Thursday with her mum and I had my first lip piercing done with basically no pain in a sterile place with a really friendly piercer. I honestly couldn't have asked for better. I was also given an aftercare sheet. Two more things I ... read more

First Inking

Like pretty much every person on this site, I've been interested in body modification since my (much older) cousin showed me her navel piercing when I was about six years old. That summer spent in London kicked off my obsession, and I always remembered her mentioning the area she had all her mods done. Of course, I was a little kid and didn't know anything about mods other than they were “pretty” and coming from a small town where cartilage piercings were considered odd made me think there was only one place with shops for body modification. In the summer ... read more

Mortification of the Flesh is a Learning Experience

Club Apokalypse. It was a body play/fetish/deathrock event. I got there early so I could do the flesh pull for the first time, but unfortunately, the group that was in charge of it had just done a very big suspension show and had a very limited supply of hooks available. They only had enough for the 10 people who were doing the pull, the three people who were doing the "puppet show", which consisted of manipulating mannequin parts via ropes and the hooks in the back of their wrists, and the one girl who did a suicide suspension. I was ... read more

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