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My Painful Cartilage Experience

It was Christmas day, and I had decided long ago that I was going to get a piercing on boxing day. I was going to get my lip done and my friend Ash was going to get her nose pierced, we had figured everything out except for one thing, I hadn't asked my parents yet. I had assumed they would be cool with it, but just to make sure I wouldn't be killed if I came home with a pierced lip, I asked mum, because I knew that there was more chance of her saying yes than Dad, and as ... read more

Industrial Strength

Since I was 15, I had been interested in piercings and body modification. At the time I went in for my industrial piercing, I was already the proud canvas for 5 ear piercings and an eyebrow ring. I had known a few people with industrial piercings and I had always admired them, and I wanted something a bit out of the mainstream for my 2nd professional piercing. My piercer first asked me how I would like the industrial to go: vertical or horizontal, and on which ear. I decided on a horizontal industrial piercing, and the piercer held industrial bars ... read more

So what did it feel like?

I've wanted an industrial piercing for a couple of years now, so now that I'm 18 and just finishing my first semester of college I thought it would be a good time to get it done. I decided to go to Axis Body Modification in Minneapolis. I go to the University of Minnesota, and Axis right off the East Bank campus on Washington Avenue. Location was the main reason I chose to go there, but I looked it up online before I went and all of the reviews were very positive. I am so glad I chose to go to ... read more

All Snuggled Up

The Decision I'm no stranger to a piercing needle, and after having several other piercings done (several lobe, cartilage, rook, anti- tragus, navel, horizontal navel), I decided it was time to get another one that I (and my husband) would be happy with. My last piercing was four years ago and failed (the anti-tragus). It was an unfortunate event, but I knew I could always get it redone if I wanted. The idea eventually left for a while, and as financial aid for school stopped and our cash flow began to slow down, I definitely had other priorities than getting ... read more

My long stretching experience.

I've written a few experiences for BME, usually ones I've had recently and I've been so excited about them that I just had to describe them to someone. This one's a little different though. Stretching my ears has been such a long and enjoyable experience that I never really thought about it being something to write about. I guess I started stretching when I was about 16. The only piercings I had were 4 sets of lobe piercings, all gunned and I never really thought about getting any other piercings, my parents weren't really cool with piercings, and there wasn't ... read more

Conch piercing and healing.

Well like everyone else let me start off by saying I've had a few other piercings, 4 lobe holes (1st ones 7/16ths, 4th ones retired) and I had a self done septum when I was like 15 (Also retired, not recommend at all, I was young and I obviously could not pierce a straight line to save my life.) It was my 18th birthday and definitely time for a legit piercing; nothing gunned or homegrown. I was much more interested in piercings when I couldn't actually go out and get one on my own, but now seeing as I'm in ... read more

My lovely industrial piercing!

Since my ear lobes have been pierced on each ear in the past, I would like to taste of another body piercing. However I enjoyed belly button piercing twice (or two attempts!) and surface piercing but the end wasn't good and I had to remove barbell. I also had upper cartilage piercing twice in the past but I had to remove it because of personal reason. Now I am living alone and I would like to do another type of body piercing so I researched at both BME & Youtube to find right one for me. In the end I ... read more

My industrial experience

Well, i don't know where to start here. I've been into body modification for a few years now. I don't really know how it all got started, but here I am writing and reading BME experiences. My parents are really anti piercing. I somehow convinced my mom to let me get my second holes in 8th grade, which was done at Claire's (don't make the same mistake I did),and the lady that did it did not know what she was doing, and one got ripped out of my ear and the back fell off the other one. To me it ... read more

My DIY cartilage experience gone bad

Ok so first I would like to say that I have my navel, nose and 4 piercings in each ear and had the middle near the cartilage in my right ear done and I've never had any problems with them. They all healed up perfectly well. So it was last saturday night (October 18, '08) and my friend samantha was spending the night. And after a long night of downing caffeine and talking about ex boyfriends Samantha suddenly turns to me, at 2 o'clock in the morning, and says "Hey Nessa I wanna pierce my cartilage". I had always thought ... read more

Two cartilage at once? Not such a good idea.

I have thirteen piercings most of which are self done and all of which I've had little to no trouble with so when I decided I wanted two cartilage piercings (piercings number 14 and 15) next to each other getting them both at the same time didn't seem like a horrible idea. However since I am sixteen I still live with my parents who hate piercings which makes getting them a problem. I don't like doing cartilage piercings myself because its hard to see exactly what your doing and no one like uneven piercings so I usually have one of ... read more

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