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Why not to be tempted by cheap piercers

Okay, so I've never, ever, EVER considered EVER going to a mall piercer before. I KNOW it's stupid, and I KNOW that it probably won't end well... however, KNOWING all of this, I still made the stupid and went and got punctured at Cosmetics Plus. Please don't judge, I'm adding this as an account of a piercing gone wrong. I have five piercings - used to be six, but I retired my labret - and all of them were done in a highly professional studio here in Cairns. I LOVE Cairns Tattoo and Body Piercing. They know their stuff, truly. ... read more

freshly stretched goodness

Before I begin, here is a little about myself. My name is Kaitlin and I am sixteen. My lobes are at 5/8g and I still have not yet completed all the body modifications I desire. I plan on stretching up to 1 inch and beyond, and piercing my own septum. I come from a town full of walking cliches, awful trends and all around normality. Those circumstances do not really influence most people to consider body modification. In my case, I hate the idea of conformity. I am completely fascinated with body modification, but it was not always like that. ... read more

Vertical Tragus report

So, I'd wanted a new piercing in my ear for a while and started looking around at what I could have done. I already had a horizontal tragus in my left ear, and an industrial, and at first I was toying with a conch but then I came across the vertical tragus on BME and I knew I had to have it in my right, as I really love vertical piercings! I have vertically pierced nipples and I like the way the vertical tragus sits in the ear with the balls at the top and bottom, so I contacted a ... read more

Couldn't Have Gone Better

My friend Allison and I had been itching to get pierced for the past few weeks and had been researching back and forth during our work days on which direction to go. After reading a few stories online and looking at Google Images for a solid few hours, we both decided on getting our tragus(es) done. We both felt they were a flattering and unique mod that could be both noticeable but not overwhelming for a first needle-piercing experience. I'm an avid user of the networking site Nexopia, so I browsed the Ethical Safe Body Modification forum for advice on ... read more

The Journey to an Inch

As I write this experience, I am sitting quite contently and comfortably with 1" tunnels in my earlobes. It's taken quite a while to get to this size, and the process included several ups and downs, ins and outs. However, now that I look in the mirror and see the result, I realize that everything was completely worth it. About two years ago, following the advice of my sister, I got my left ear pierced (being careful, of course, to select the "correct" ear). I was very content with the large stud that I got from Claire's, and really didn't ... read more

Industrial Piercing = Pain

I didn't go to the shop intending on getting an industrial piercing. I was just going to LeRoi with my friend to help her get new jewelry for her lip laret piercing. But, once I was at the shop I couldn't resist. At first, I thought about getting a third eyebrow barbell – I have two currently and I've been wanting a third eyebrow barbell. I asked Pete, who is employed by LeRoi's and a piercer, how much an eyebrow piercing cost. Sixty dollars, he said. My initial reaction: ouch. That's twenty dollars more than an eyebrow piercing from Addiction ... read more

Oww! I forgot how much the needles hurt....

Ok, so after a little bit of thought, I decided I wanted to get another piercing. Over the years I've had quite a few things done (navel, nostril, two standard lobes in each ear, tragus and a very bad helix piercing that was done with a gun - owwww). Sadly I've had to take them out for many reasons, ranging for migration and infection, to unsypathetic bosses. I looked on BME and decided that my ear would be a good place to have a hole poked. The question was what hole should I get... Eventually I settled on getting a ... read more

A Young Industrial Piercing

Piercings and tattoos have always interested me since I was very young. Obviously, I am still quite young for anything such as a tattoo, but I currently have eight ear piercings, or holes anyways. My industrial is my first and currently only more advanced piercing than lobes. As my step father knows a few friends running a very professional tattoo and piercing studio, I was told that was the place to go if I ever wanted to pierce or tattoo something. I remember first starting out with a strong desire to get an industrial in the spring, but I had ... read more

My first cartilage piercing

In March of 2008 I decided that it was time for a new piercing. I had recently moved to Little 5 Points, so my boyfriend and I trekked to Kolo one chilly afternoon. My boyfriend wanted to get a second eyebrow piercing, so I figured it would be a perfect time to get something done as well. Sunday is usually a great day to go to Little 5 because it's not too crowded and chaotic... All the hipster kids are still sleeping off their hangovers from partying the night before. :) My job does not allow facial piercings, so I ... read more

The Helix I never gave up on... Till now

Well, here I am 4 years since I had my helix pierced. But here I sit without it now... For those of you considering this piercing, I'm not saying don't go for it, but just to realise, it may go wrong at any point! even years down the line... However you may be lucky :D so take a chance. Here's my story anyway... I decided that I would finally get something other than my ear lobes pierced. Even though I was old enough to not seek approval of parents, I still did. So I asked my mother if she would ... read more

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