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The Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition

Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition The Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition. Copyright &copy 1995 Mike McCabe On their voyages across the surface of the earth, 15th and 16th century maritime explorers referred to the unknown regions of the globe as Terra-Incognita or uncharted territory. They roamed the surface of the world blindly, unaware of the significance of its contour. Without the luxury of a map, early explorers had no meaningful framework that could orient them in their travels, there was no top or bottom to anything. There was nothing but the stars to help ... read more

Nipple piercing at Extremus

ple piercing at Extremus Nipple piercing at Extremus About two years ago, I began to pursue and develope my interest in bondage, s/m and piercing. For a long time I have been in denial about what I enjoy and who I am personally and sexually. For a long time, I've dreamed about piercings and wondered if they highlight sensations or actually deadened the senses. I have always wanted to have a PA and at least one nipple pierced. For the last year, I have become involved with a lover who knew that I was considering being pierced. We often talked ... read more

Playing with Fire

By Michelle Delio One second of exposure to searing hot metal, perhaps a sizzling sound and the thinnest wisp of smoke, and the first strike is done. It's the beginning of a piece of art that will be formed from flames and scars. Branding isn't new. In western cultures it was normally used as a means of marking criminals and slaves. The French branded a "Fleur de Lis" into the shoulder of a criminal, a mark meant to turn the bearer into an outcast from civilized culture forever. But then they got a little carried away and started branding Protestants ... read more

Anti-Tragus

i-Tragus Friday, April 11 was a great day in the history of what is turning out to be Bobby's ear project. Granted, there are only two pieces of jewelry, (industrial with a 14 gauge 1-3/8 inch SS barbell, and my new anti-tragus with a 7/16 inch 14 gauge Niobium CBR) but I've got the itch, and so it seems that I'm just getting started. Anyway, I was looking for pictures for a while before hand of anti-tragus piercings with little luck, and of course, after I finally head down to Perforations and did it, BME is updated that very same ... read more

Nip and Prince Albert Self Pierce

and Prince Albert Self Pierce Nip and Prince Albert Self Pierce After reading the material in BME I've decided I'm not as unusual as I had thought. I'm a nearly 44 year old white male, living in the suburbs with a wife and some kids. Suit by day, Levis at night and on the weekends. I made it through the sixties without getting my ear pierced, didn't even think it was cool! My first desire to put a hole in my body, other than what was already there, happened about five years ago when I was on vacation. My wife ... read more

My Personal Hand Experiences

Hand Experiences My Hand Experiences My Personal Hand Web Experience THE PIERCING PROCESS First the area was marked, and I moved my hand around to try and find the deepest possible comfortable placement without hitting the muscle. Then a small flashlight was used to check for blood vessels, and the area was cleaned. The a clamp was applied and the holes lined up. The piercing was done in 14ga, and didn't hurt that much, but it did sting a great deal. Then the jewellery was slid in - a straight 1/2" 14ga barbell, which probably is easier to deal with ... read more

Ear stretching and other mods

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Navel Experience

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A Professional's Piercings

rofessional's Piercings A Professional's Piercings As a 31 year old professional analyst, piercing goes against all of the norms that people come to expect of me. Most professionals are viewed as stuffy, three piece suit, white collar kind of guys. While that may be the appearance from the outside, no one really knows what is hiding under the clothes. That is where I derive a lot of pleasure from my piercings. No one knows but me. Under the uniform, I'm really an adventurous man with metal piercing his body. I wrestled with the idea of getting a piercing for quite ... read more

My First Mhendi

First Mhendi My First Mhendi So I am now typing with my left hand delightfully decorated a yummy shade of sienna. It looks so pretty I just keep staring at it... it's almost hypnotic! I had gone to 3 Indian stores Thursday but wanted to go to the one a couple of minutes away from my home... so did that this morning. I found the most gentle woman working there... one who took over an hour showing me around the small store, describing the different foods and such... and then, sharing her knowledge of mhendi with me. Her daughter, who ... read more

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