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The life death and rebirth of my industrial

I was sort of a late bloomer in terms of piercing among my friends, most of whom started getting pierced and quickly ruining their lobes in around 2005. After a bad breakup, at the beginning of my senior year in high school, I decided to get one of my lobes pierced. And the obsession began, I got my other lobe, started slowly stretching them, got a couple of other random cartilage piercings, and finally my industrial. I first decided to get my industrial pierced over 2 years ago, in the initial piercing craze I went through mentioned earlier. I first ... read more

So much I've learned in life

My journey starts with modifying about 2 years ago. At that time I was dealing with some heavy depression and was very impulsive. My friends mostly new me (being stereotypical) as the chill fellow who would just ride out his life. I hated the fact that this is how people saw me because I have, my entire life, tried to find a moment to break out of the mold that people had set around me. One of my coping methods at the time was to completely consume myself within a hobby or a lifestyle. Before this story takes place I ... read more

Snug as a Bug in a Rug

It had been a while since I had gotten a piercing. My last piercing was my nose piercing and that happened six years ago. I hadn't been thinking much about it until my friend, G., asked me to be moral support for a lip piercing. Which, you know, got me to thinking. I had been planning to get another tattoo as my next decoration, but the shop had all these samples of really neat places to get your ear pierced. G. herself had a rook that I thought was so beautiful and delicate. I was too chicken to get a ... read more

Painful Inner Conches

I had gotten into body piercings at a young age and always liked they way they looked. I had my ears gauged and my tongue and lip pierced, but wanted to get something more unusual that not everyone had. So I started researching on BME and came across the large gauge inner conch piercings. I instantly fell in love with them and waited till I was 18 so I could get them, for my mom wouldn't take me to get them after i got my tongue done. When I finally turned 18 I went to the shop I got all ... read more

Never-ending ear stretch

I first had my left ear pierced back in 1997. It was pierced with a gun while on holiday in Switzerland of all places (I didn't know better at the time), but it healed without issues and was really nearly painless. After that healed I played with it a lot and soon I was able to get the entire hoop through the hole (it was quite a bit thicker than the part that is meant to go through the hole), so when I got my right ear pierced 2 years later (by a proper professional), I knew that I wanted ... read more

my earlobe scalpelling, finally

First of all, I'm not mentioning the artist's name or which shop it was at because of the use of anesthetics and because I am a minor, I do not want him to get in trouble. For this story we'll call him Mo. Okay! So I have been stretching my lobes for over a year this time around(I'd tried before when I was like 12 and uneducated) and ever since I've started stretching I've had my eyes on big lobes. Why? Sorry, I don't have an answer about them representing anything on any sort of spiritual standpoint, I just think ... read more

My Amazing Cartilage.

Warning; do not try this at home unless you are absolutely sure that you want to have a D.I.Y. piercing. Make sure that if you are going to pierce yourself, you have the proper tools and sterilization techniques. So, anyway, let's meet, shall we? I'm Marie and this is my story about my DIY cartilage piercing. About three months ago, I went over to my friend, Jill Z.'s, house. We were just hanging out when I told Jill that I really wanted to get another piercing. I had already had my ear lobes stretched to 14 gauges and was planning ... read more

Finally, an industrial!

I can't remember when I first became interested in body modification, but I can remember when I first decided that I wanted an industrial piercing. At 14, I was legally old enough to have one, so long as I had my parents' permission. Unfortunately, I did not. My parents have always been pretty conservative when it comes to body modification. I mean, they wouldn't even let me have my ear lobes pierced (and by the time I was old enough to have it done without their permission, I couldn't be bothered), and god forbid I should ever even think about ... read more

Addictive

So for the longest while my mom begged me to get my ears pierced. Being a male she said I would stand out from the crowd. Little did she know, by the time I finally decided to get my lobes done, every kid in school was rocking the weakest diamonds and studs you had ever seen. I didn't know many people with stretched lobes and I had always loved plugs. It so awesome to be able to wear all those awesome materials (stone wood glass silicone etc.) in your ear and everybody I knew was too lazy to order the ... read more

00 to 1/2

My first piercing was acquired at the ripe age of 6, admittedly a young age for a boy in the United States. Harassment from classmates and peers hastily ensued and being young and impressionable I removed it just as hastily. However, as I grew older it became more acceptable for me to have shinny pieces of metal and stone in my ears and I pierced them again. Eventually I got the grand idea that gauges were the way to go and sought them out. Being young and lacking any amount of common sense, I quickly jumped from 16 to 8, ... read more

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