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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

Learning the hard way about stretching slowly...

So last year I was visiting my mom for Christmas. I told her that I for one of my presents I wanted to get my other industrial done. So she took me to the Renegade in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Needless to say, it was extremely painful and I blacked out a little bit, but I was content and it looked great. I walked up to the counter, and was fancying these bright pink silicone plugs. They were the only ones in that color, but they obviously were not my size. I was currently at 00, and these plugs were 3/4". Being ... read more

Stupid Idea

I wanted my tragus pierced since I saw it on someone a few years ago, and although it is becoming way more popular now, as a lot of girls I know have it, I still think it's a classy piercing, and one that looks good at the same time. However, I was never really motivated to go out and get it done, nor was I ever really into piercings as much as I have been since earlier this year. But, at the beginning of the year, I had seven lobes, and since then, I have gotten my bridge, upper helix, ... read more

A punch in the head that I still love

Ok! so I suffer from a disease called "laziness". So instead of bothering to go the long way around to achieve my goal of a nice big conch piercing (ok it's not that big) I took the short route. In my infinite wisdom I decided to get my conch punched instead of pierced and stretched. After a Friday night of major boozing (I know, I know, bad idea) I hopped on a bus to Dublin with a friend who wanted to get his eyebrow pierced AGAIN (lol 5 times and it rejected again lol), I headed off to my favourite ... read more

My Personal Ear Stretching Journey

Hello there BME readers, my name is Blake, and this is my story of the process of stretching/gaugeing my ears. When I was about 13 or 14, I decided that I wanted to pierce my ear. It was sort of a "spur of the moment kind" of thing. I, after making this decision, went immediately to the local mall (the town I lived in did not have a tattoo or piercing studio). I did not realize the difference between ear stands and parlors, so I figured,"why not". I sat in the cold chair as a large, seemingly dull-witted woman took ... read more

La petite histoire de mon petit rook!

Après près de 10 ans à me dire que je voulais me faire percer autre chose que mes lobes d'oreilles, je l'ai finalement fait il y a 3 semaines. Je me suis fait percer le rook de mon oreille droite. Mon amour pour l'art du perçage remonte à assez longtemps, mais je ne l'avais jamais fait avant parce que j'avais un autre grand amour, le taekwondo. Ceux parmi vous qui pratique un art martial vont comprendre ce que je veux dire... piercing et combat ne vont pas très bien ensemble! J'ai donc un peu laissé tomber l'idée du piercing, jusqu'à ... read more

Stretched My Earlobes As A Bet

Stretching, for me, began as a bet to see if I could. One day I was walking around in a Spencers and noticed some cool 12g CBRs in a case. I said, "Huh. I bet I could wear those." My friend replied, "No way." So I bought them thinking they would slide right in, and they didn't. I am the type of person who doesn't just let something like that go, so I went online and bought a 16g CBR and a 14g CBR and put in the 16 when it arrived. I waited a month, popped in the 14, ... read more

A Long Awaited Piercing.

It was around the summer of my freshman year in high school that I began to take an interest in body piercing. At that time, all I had was one set of simple lobe piercings that had been done when I was 10 or 11. My parents were, and still are to a bit of a lesser extent, extremely traditional and pretty much against any sort of piercings. I decided to aim low for my first battle-a second set of holes in my lobes. So, long story short-I asked, got turned down, waited a few months-for around a year. Finally, ... read more

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