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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

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

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 Snug Experience

I'd been wanting a unique piercing in my ear for some time, but wasn't sure what it would be. I needed another piercing to help balance out the number of piercings in each of my ears. I'd seen a rook and daith piercing and thought that perhaps those would be something a little different I could try. But I wasn't exactly convinced they were what I wanted. I needed to find that one piercing that stood out from all the rest. As I did some research and poking around the internet I came upon the snug piercing. I had never ... 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

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