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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

Switching to the role of the piercer

tching to the role of the piercer My ex-boyfriend was rather unadorned and unhappy with his condition. For quite some time he had wanted piercings but was unable to get them because he was a minor and his mother would not consent. So, lacking much of an alternative, he turned to me. I was planning a trip to Atlanta and he asked me to return with a piercing needle and jewelry so that i could pierce his earlobes. I came back prepared to pierce when he finished performing in the community play (it would be rather difficult to portray an ... 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


BOD MOD SQUICK Pat Fish's inadvertant piercing Seems like the stories behind medical events are never quite as dramatic as we might wish. There I was, up on an antique stepstool I inherited from my Grandmother, putting lettuce in a fishtank in my tattoo studio. Next thing I knew, a misstep had propelled me to the cement floor and I was an industrial statistic with a bone shattered into 20 pieces. The two inches of radius next to the wrist bones were visible in the x-rays as a mass of shards, and I was fortunate indeed to have access to ... read more

Navel @ Gauntlet

el @ Gauntlet March 20 was the day! After years of exploring body modification and having read the ReSearch book about a hundred times, I finally got the courage to get my first piercing. I must say, that ever since my childhood I fancied to get an earring, but never went for it due to social pressures. So, this day really was something I have worked on for a long time. It was difficult for my to choose what kind of piercing should be the first. I knew, that once I get over it and get the first one, I ... read more

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

Cartilage Piercing Experience

tilage Piercing Experience Cartilage Piercing Experience Part 1 After reading BME and BME/Extreme for quite some time now and enjoying them so much, I thought I'd contribute what some may think is a routine experience. To me it wasn't. It is now almost 5 months after my first tatoo, my first venture into body mods besides the common double pierced lobes. My daughter and I both decided we wanted a cartilage pierce and would do it together, sort of as a "mother-daughter thing". She is 15 and is confined to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy so I often check ... 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

Nipple Piercing at Medusa's Circle

cing at Medusa's Circle Nipple Piercing at Medusa's Circle (Please pardon the informality. I was debating whether to be more formal or write like I usually do in newsgroups/email. Felt easier writing as I usually do for this medium :). The described procedure might be out of order - I'm writing it as thoughs occur to me.) Welp, finally went and did it. Got my nipple pierced yesterday (Apr 20). The piercer was Pier Zambrano at Medusa's Circle; 3268 N Clark, Chicago, IL; 312-935-5950. He had done 2 of my earlobe pierces and I highly recommend him. Great bedside manner! ... read more


LIP EXPERIENCE MY LIP EXPERIENCE BY SKOTT The last day of August, 1997; I, my parents, my best friend, and my brother all went down to Philly to go to Warrior on South Street. I decided to go to Warrior because it was recommended to me by many people I had talked to, "Warrior's the cleanest in the area" they said, "Warrior does a good job" they said, "Warrior's the best place around" they said. They were wrong. When I arrived, there was almost no wait. I went right up and taled to the piercer on duty at the time ... read more

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