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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

BME BOD MOD SQUICK

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

Nipple Piercing Experience

cing Experience Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 20:29:45 -0700 From: RM Nipple Piercing Experience I'd never much been into bm's. In fact, I never even really thought about them. To go further and be ruthlessly honest, when I did consider them, I always wondered why anyone would want to hack around with their body like that. It's amazing how your ideas can change. Before I begin, let's set the scene. I'm gay. Needless to say, I have a load of gay friends. Most of the gays I know are pretty adventurous people in some respects - let's face it, we ... read more

Two Single Moms' Piercings

Single Moms' Piercings Our story doesn't start out with any flair and fauna like some do, We are just two single moms who thought we would do something a little "different" for a change. For a few months Lori and I had discussed getting various piercings, which we would like best, and where we would like it the best. I decided on getting my left nipple pierced and Lori on getting her belly button pierced. We also were considering getting tattoos to compliment our piercings. So upon the final decision of where we would get our piercings, we needed to ... read more

Nipple Piercing Experience at Bodyworks

ple Piercing Experience at Bodyworks Nipple Piercing Experience By Russ (russ@reflex.sonnet.co.uk) 3rd January 1997 Wow! I've just got back from having my nipple pierced, and I couldn't wait to pass on the experience. I've been thinking about getting my nipple pierced for a while now, as I've always enjoyed it when my girlfriend would play with them, and getting one of them pierced always seemed like a good idea.... But, I'm a mere beginner at this piercing lark, the only other piercing I've had done before now by the proper piercing method was a tragus piercing in my left ear ... 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

Nipple Piercing @ Universal

ple Piercing @ Universal I don't know why exactly I decided to get my nipple pierced. I'd always been casually interested in piercing, but hadn't ventured any further than a couple of holes in the earlobe (done with...boo, hiss...the gun). At one time a friend had put a stud through the cartiledge in my upper ear, but I took it out after a few months. I'd been thinking about getting another hole or two put in my body, but I knew it couldn't be too visible, as I'm constantly dealing with rather conservative types here in Hollywood. Anyway, while visiting ... read more

Mr. Normal Suburbia

Normal Suburbia My experience into piercing, beyond the average ear gun procedures, is pretty limited. I had my left ear done twice about two years ago. I thought two holes in my ear was pretty cool and about as far as "Mr. Normal Suburbia" would go, especially at 40 plus. But for some reason I was always looking for a heavier, more substantial look. And those dainty little earrings sold in department and jewelry stores just didn't do it. Well after many of those thicker "looking" earrings I decided to call the local piercing store. He explained to me that ... read more

ABOUT BRANDING

I'd like to share my views and experience regarding branding. I've been involved in this form of BodyArt for the past three years and have performed over thirty brands totaling over two hundred strikes. Training as a piercer gave me a solid grasp of sterile technique and thousands of piercings taught me how to calm apprehensive clients. A little more research into burn first aid firmed up my aftercare approach. Anybody seriously considering piercing, tattooing, cutting or branding another humans flesh, in the name of art, should be prepared to study and practice. I'd like to thank Raelyn Gallina, Lance ... 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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