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Mon Daith

Il y a un mois... aprés mure réflexion... j'ai décidé de me faire piercer un ROOK. Cela s'était trés trés bien passé. Je suis donc retourner hier chez la mème perceuse pour me faire piercer l'autre oreille mais cette fois ci le Daith. J'arrive donc chez Mystik. La perceuse de l'autre jour est derrière le comptoir. Elle me demande donc où je veux me faire piercer. Je lui explique. Elle me dit qu'elle va préparer le tout et qu'elle revient. Elle me demande si je veux une barre, je répond que oui. Elle s'en va. J'attend et j'entend déjà le ... read more

5m Ear Cartilage Dermal Punch

I've been looking into getting a dermal punch in the upper cartalidge of my ear for years now, this is probably the 'heaviest' body mod I've gotten to date and I have to admit the idea of getting a hole punched in me was a bit scary! One of the main reasons I've waited so long to get this done is just that I didn't know anywhere that did this procedure and never quite got the bottle to ask. When I started looking into it in more detail I was shocked by how widely spread and common this procedure is, ... read more

“Fast” stretching to 1⁄2 - some useful experience for the amateur

I've been all my life attracted to piercings, but since I was studying at a private high school, had no piercings for a long time. So, when I decided to get my ears stretched, immediately after I graduated from high school, I had to stretch from scratch, and, let me tell you: this is quite scary. First of all, you face the unknown, and no matter how much informed you are - and you REALLY should get some information – you cannot be prepared for this. Or, at least, I wasn't. Then, it is something you have to be really ... read more


My conch piercing was my first major piercing. Prior to it, I had had my earlobes done three times each, had a septum piercing, and a ribcage tattoo. Needless to say I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to get both conches done at the same time until someone reminded me of the fact that I would have great difficulty sleeping. PRE-PIERCING First came the convincing of the parents. I am old enough to get pierced without their permission, but after doing that once (septum) I decided that it would probably be better to ask first. Anyways, they ... read more

5mm (4gauge) cartilage stretch

Before I get into this, hindsight is an amazing thing! I was debating between a punch and stretching, I decided on the latter for the strange and simple reason of "if I get it punched its over and done with and I will be bored afterwards!" stupid reasoning but it worked for me at the time. I pierced my ear myself, I knew the risks but didn't have £25 to spend out on a new piercing – so I grabbed an old stud earring and pretty much just shoved it through my cartilage, very limited pain but lots of blood, ... read more

Rook is right!

I think I was around 15 or 16 years old when I got my rook done. I'm 21 years old now, so I honestly can't remember the exact age, but I decided to write about my experience now, because it is probably still my favourite piercing! In high school, I went through a brief piercing phase, with my ears. I only had 2 earlobe piercings on each ear, and getting my cartilage done was a big deal! But the first time I saw rook and tragus piercings, I thought they were so cute! I had never really seen them before, ... read more

My Tragus - Lucky Number 7

Alright so when I got my nose pierced at the age of fifteen I happened to have more piercings then all of my friends. Which was saying something since I had my first lobes down the year before my nose. Now then I had gotten my cartlidge pierced (With a gun, I know a major no-no.. But it turned out ok) and I had did my own second lobes by myself over the summer. (I know, another no-no but they came out alright. Guess I'm lucky) So by the time school swung around, I was aching for another piercing. Now ... read more

My Coming of Age with a Forward Helix

So I am terribly unexciting when it comes down to my experiences with piercings, or at least i was until yesterday. I, like most girls, got my ears pierced with a gun at the mall when I was about eight. I had fully resigned myself to being a one piercing kind of girl until I started really noticing other peoples' piercings. Eventually, I got hit with this urge to go get pierced. I started looking around for something that would suit me. I'm fairly simple in my tastes and didn't want anything too large or common. Having a unique piercing ... read more

Long awaited and much loved.

During the summer I came to the conclusion to extend my collection mods to include a pretty micro-curved barbell in my rook. I fell in love with this piercing when I was 13 and have since been pining for it, with no avail to mother dearest, whom only actually found out what it was called this morning. I was finally permitted to allow a stranger shove a needle through my ear cartilage, a procedure hurting only me, which is why it still seems ridiculas that I needed her permission at all, as she recognised that she was in fact saying ... read more

Industrial at Bodywork 2, Liverpool

So, I have a couple of lobe piercings in each ear, and a ring in my lip on the right side. Other than that, I'm a piercing newbie. I'd been thinking about another body mod for some time - I don't have a design for another tattoo that I'm happy with yet, but I'd been slipping back into 'everyone-else' mode again, and wanted to feel special, unique, myself. A brush with an old, bad relationship also meant I wanted to feel like my body belonged to me again. Piercing was looking more and more like the way forwards. I wanted ... read more

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