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New Tragus Piercing

Yesterday I got my right tragus pierced. I worked all day and shortly after I got home I asked my husband to accompany me to the local tattoo/piercing studio for moral support and to drive me home afterwards, just in case I was feeling woozy. We arrived at Saint Tattoo and I asked to speak with their piercer, Bryan. I inquired about having the piercing done with a curved barbell or a labret stud instead of a ring and Bryan told me it would be fine to do with either. He had time then, so he got a copy of ... read more

my stretching experience.

I wasn't one of those lucky girls that get their ears pierced a couple of weeks after birth. In fact, I had to wait twelve long years just to know what having pretty earrings felt like. I got my ear lobes pierced when I was 12, several days after my birthday. My parents took me to an accessory store in the mall where they pierced ears. I remember picking out the earrings, and listening to the aftercare instructions diligently I remember sitting on the chair and holding my dad's hand, I remember the smell of alcohol and the feeling of ... read more

My (now retired) 4g Lobes

To start out with, I'll tell you a bit about myself. My name is Kaley, and I'm 15. I wasn't always interested in body modifications, it's only been a few years since I've really been into the whole deal. I currently have 6 piercings, all of which are on my lobes. unfortunately, all of them have been done with a gun. My first pair I got when I was five, my second pair when I was twelve, and my third this last summer. They've all healed nicely :). I remember first seeing stretched earlobes when I was around 6, and ... read more

The road to recovery

I'm not entirely sure why outer cartilage piercings have a reputation for being 'easy piercings' amongst those who have none themselves. Many people sport a helix or two, often even ones inflicted with mall-style guns, yet the piercings lack the same horror that, say, an industrial or a surface anchor elicits. But it seems a lot of people have trouble healing these suckers, with healing times apparently averaging a year, sometimes taking even longer. To my (dis)credit, this was something I wouldn't find out until after this particular piercing experience. It's common knowledge that the state of one's physical health ... read more

Dermal punched earlobes.

My ear lobes were pierced initially when I was a year old at a department store with a piercing gun. My right ear was pierced in a much lower position than my left ear because after the first earring went through, I apparently did not sit still for the second one (as I was screaming and crying from the pain of the first ear), and whoever performed the procedure missed the mark as a result. Fast forward about fourteen years later, when I was a sophomore in high school (2004), I stretched my ear lobe piercings to 12ga. They remained ... read more

My rook is a happy rook

There are some piercings that you think about for years before you get them, and then there are others that you discover and immediately can't wait to get. The rook, for me, was definitely the latter. I have had conventional lobe piercings since I was a kid and a helix since my late teens, but had been thinking about getting a tragus for a while. However, I listen to a lot of music via headphones and wear in-ear headphones for most of my workday, so a tragus didn't seem to be the smartest choice for me, especially because my ear ... read more

My bad earlobe stretching experience.

A little more than a half a year ago, I started playing music with some dudes who had there lobes stretched. One was at a 00 the other was at 1/2in. These body mods really stood out to me and I thought they look really awesome. So I decided to make my earlobe stretching my 'project'. I didn't even have my ears pierced and my parents were against any kind of piercing, tattoos, etc. So my great idea was to pierce them myself one weekend when I was at a friends house. My weapon of choice was a pair of ... read more

Testing the water with a cartilage.

Your bog standard cartilage piercing! When I got this piercing, I'd already got a few, 8 lobes, double nostrils, smiley, septum and labret, though I'd never got any piercings in my cartilage because most of my piercings had played up in one way or another. I was worried it wouldn't heal and I'd have to give it up. One of the reasons I got a basic cartilage piercing was that I've wanted some fancier stuff, a rook, a daith etc but I wasn't going to pay for fancy piercings if my cartilage couldn't handle it. Getting this piercing was me ... read more

Definitely find a piercer with education but never forget experience

My two room mates and I had been living in an apartment together in Olympia, WA. Our lease was up and friends who were living in Renton at the time had jobs for us up in and around Seattle. So this was a slightly crazy time as we were in the process of grabbing all our shit and going to a place none of us were familiar with. Everything was packed into the moving van and we were ready to go. We'd all been thinking about getting a piercing done separately and since it was a crazy time any ways ... read more

My quest to conquer pain.

So a little about me. I'm 20 now but ever since I can remember I've been obsessed with body modifications. By the time I was 12 I had 14 gunned holes in my ear. Since then I have added 10 holes but unfortunately lost 2 and removed 2 due to my body rejecting them. When I finally turned 16 I got my first industrial(horizontal). Now that hurt like an sob. The piercer pushed the needle through slowly. Since then I have become obsessed with being able to control pain. Now this story is about my vertical industrial(Conch to Conch). When ... read more

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