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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

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 Very First Cartilage Piercing.

Ever since I was about five years old, I was always interested in tattoos and piercings. I'm from the Philippines, and it's nothing strange to get your first lobe piercings as a baby, so I had those already, plus a set of second lobe piercings, thus totalling up to two piercings on each ear. Yet I always craved more, and began to think about a navel piercing or a cartilage piercing. Needless to say, the navel piercing didn't happen; my father disliked the idea, and is actually quite against piercings, so he said that 'he would meet me halfway' and ... read more

My rook piercing.... yay!

On Friday afternoon, I was sitting on the computer, deciding if i should go for a daith piercing, or a navel piercing. Then, I discovered the Rook piercing. I instantly fell in love with it, it looked fantastic, and people said it would suit me. I decided I would borrow twenty pounds from a friend and go and get it done on Saturday morning. I wasn't worried about the pain, as I have a very high pain tolerance, and didn't feel any of my other piercings. I was going with a friend who was getting her first piercing, so most ... 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

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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