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First Tattoo Experience:)

ot my first tattoo when I was 18. I had wanted one for several years..but wanted to wait till I could do it legally, and also my parent's are very much against tattoos so I could not get consent from them. I figured waiting awhile wouldn't hurt me..other than the fact I was dying to get the tattoo! Well my 18th birthday came and went and I did not have my tattoo. I simply did not have a good oportunity to get it. I live in South Carolina and tattooing is not legal so I couldn't just drive down the ... read more

10ga to 2ga Ear Piercing

developed the habit a few years ago of getting pierced every time I went abroad to somewhere interesting. So while in San Francisco last summer (96) I decided it was time to get piercings that would actually be visible in everyday life. So I decided to take the plunge and start on stretching my lobes, something I'd wanted to do for ages. The problem was that I had practically no earlobes, my ears just continued around from the end of the cartilage to the neck - leaving only a few mm between the edge of my ear and the inter-tragal ... read more

How do you pick your nose? (stretching my septum)

Long before I knew anything about body piercing, I always said that if I were to get anything other than my ears pierced, I would get a "bull ring." When I began to learn more about such things, I decided that I was going to do it. About two and a half years ago, I got my first non-ear pierce, my septum. I got it pierced with a 14ga 1/2" SSS circular barbell. As I learned more and more, I discovered stretching. I never thought that I would want to do it myself, but I liked the look of large ... read more

EDGE PLAY

k was with me last night and I was able to attend the cutting/scarring demonstration that Keith Alexander presented as part of "Edge Play", this week's program at the GMSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists) here in beautiful downtown New York City. Keith began with a concise and informative 15-minute talk, covering the safety measures (copious), legality (barely), and aesthetics of cutting. Anyone who's met Keith in person will be happy to know that he's the same confident and expert self when talking to a group as he is one-on-one. He took a few quick questions from the audience before introducing ... read more

Nipple Experience @ Kingpin Studios

t had been about nine months since my last piercings (long enough to have a baby!), so when Earth's Edge added a store in Greensboro, NC, called Kingpin Studios, I knew it was time. Now it's been two whole weeks! The trouble was, I had no idea what to do. I already have a fourchette and a navel, and I had a vertical spinal that rejected (the piercer used a straight barbell...not a great choice). I have a friend who works at Kingpin, O., and I pestered him constantly about what piercing I should go for. Considering my tendency to ... read more

TA MOKO

size=+2>TA MOKO Moko, what kind of image appears when moko is mentioned, a native man in a far away country with a full facial tattoo, but how do we really see this form of decoration? And what does it mean to those who wear it? The art of moko (Ta Moko, the art of Maori Tattooing) has been in the Maori culture for over a thousand years, and was to the Maori the first form of carving, it preceded wood carving, and the first wood carving designs were taken from moko patterns, the first documentation of moko was when Captain ... read more

UNTITLED

lover and I had discussed for some time the possibility of having our nipples pierced (his left one, my right one). On the night before my birthday he picked me up from work and, as a surprise, took me to the local piercing parlor where he had made reservations for each of us to be pierced. The arrangements at the parlor were a little uncomfortable. The actual piercings took place behind a screen, with both of us present. The autoclave was there in the room with us, so that we could see that the needles were in fact sterile. The ... read more

Male Navel Piercing Experience

I am a 22 year old college student who became interested in the art of body piercing. I was searching on the Internet when I found BME. BME gave me all of the information that I would need. I wanted to be different so I decided to get my navel pierced. My girlfriend already had her navel pierced and said she would take me to get it done. I decided to get a 12 gauge black nobium hoop. I went into the back room waiting to experience the worst pain of my life. I became more nervous as the preparations ... read more

1st piercing (nipples)

anted to share this story, especially for everyone out there who is contemplating getting their first piercing. DO IT, you'll be hooked, pardon the pun.... I decided to get both my nipples pierced. I looked around on the internet and Perforations in Washington, D.C. was not only the closest member of the A.P.P., but their website was very interesting as well. Everyone was great, from the first phone call, to leaving the shop. I have to be honest, as my husband and I pulled up, he had a strange look on his face and said, "I don't know if I ... read more

Male nipple piercing experience

ike many men, I've been around piercing since I was a kid. My sister received her ear lobe "gun" holes in the early 1960's. My foster-brother "needled" his ear lobe in the early 1970's, long before it was common for a man to be pierced. Even at this early age, about 12 years old, I was asked if I wanted to jump in. I declined for many reasons. In the 1980's piercing accelerated to the point in which most of my friends had a least one lobe done. I attribute this to the influence of Heavy Metal music and Miami ... read more

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