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My Epiq [Unfinished] Stretching Adventure

Perhaps I should provide some background information on myself. I'm thirteen, and I have nine piercings six lobe piercings, an industrial, a navel, and an eyebrow and I'm planning on getting more. For the longest time, I hated stretched ears. What was the point? You couldn't wear regular earrings. It disgusted me. One day, as I was browsing Hot Topic, I saw a woman working there with stretched ears. They usually disgusted me but hers was different. She had adorable black flesh tunnels in them that was studded with rhinestones. It sparkled and glittered and just that moment, I realized ... read more

22-8g Earlobe Stretching

Before I go very far I want to say..Don't do this! Ok now that I got that over with this is my ear lobe stretching experience. I'd like to start by saying that I am 34, I'm also a woman and married heh. I strarted out with a normal sized earring, 22-18g depending on who you ask about that, and ended up with 8g plugs. So I was visiting my mom for Christmas and having some deep relationship problems with someone I left back home. For some reason piercings or new body mods make me feel calm when things are ... read more

Helix Piercing

I had my helix pierced around two months ago, and I guess it was almost predetermined by my previous tragus piercing.  While in most cases the act, ritual, process, whatever you want to call it, of undergoing the piercing has been symbolic (the pain of change, control over my own physicality, expressing/releasing/manifesting a moment of or period of emotional pain, etc) the placement has always been purely asthetic and serves as nothing more or less than a function of how I want myself to look in the long run.  Being a male I have never wanted symmetry of the piercings ... read more

Rook Piercing

In the months following my tragus piercing, I noticed that it was much more widespread (movie stars, highschool students, the waiter at Applebee's) than when I'd originally got the idea in my head 2 or 3 years ago, and sought out something at least somewhat more unique.  Quickly my eyes were drawn to the rook piercing and over the following weeks I began reading people's experiences with this area.  Most stories fell into 3 categories; minimal to moderate pain; hurts pretty damn bad; and absolutely excruciating with some stating it felt worse than having their nipples done.  Furthermore, many of those in ... read more

My awkward industrial

I never saw the appeal about industrials when everyone around me started getting one - it looked bulky and crude to me, but when my right ear started to look far too empty with its  standard lobes, suddenly the idea started to spark my interest and with some massive browsing around, looking at industrial bars and photos of people with healed industrial projects I saw the beauty in it. How hipster of me. So I gave myself a few weeks to lose interest in the idea because that's how I roll - and when I didn't, I decided to order ... read more

From 6mm lobes to 6mm lobes – a tale of irony.

This all started way back in 2010 when I discovered that I had far too much scar tissue to stretch my ears properly, from years of mistreating them. It took me a while but I found a gentleman who was apparently proficient in ear lobe scalpelling; my first scalpelling experience is covered in in this experience from 2011. After that I really should have known something was wrong because we both ended up with acrylic in our freshly cut lobes. After a few months being at 10mm, I decided that I wanted to be bigger and consulted Dan again on possibly ... read more

Stretching Ear Lobe to 8g

Out of the 4 lobe piercings I have, I have successfully stretched three of them multiple times.  The largest is now 8g and began in a piercing that I've had for about 17 years now.  My mother took me to the mall when I was about 10 and I had my left lobe pierced with a gun.  Although there were never any major complications it remained a nusiance for the 2ish years that I wore it.  Knowing what I know now I'm not surprised.  Being young my mom did most of the aftercare for me including twisting the stud around ... read more

Tragus Piercing

Roughly three months ago I decided to finally get my tragus on my left ear pierced.  I first noticed the piercing years ago at bars and clubs, mostly on girls, and I found it very attractive but always regarded it as more of a feminine look.  At the time I wasn't much into piercings; I'd had my left lobe done when I was around 9 or 10 at the mall but after about a year of my mom treating it all the wrong ways (getting it done with a gun, using conventional jewelry, cleaning with alcohol, etc) I got tired ... read more

My Right Tragus Piercing

Friday, July 16th, 2012, I went to All In Ink in SoCal to get a new piercing. I originally wanted a forward helix and a tragus piercing on my right ear, but my ears are too small for the forward helix piercing apparently, so I just went with the tragus. This was my first non-lobe ear piercing, but I've been researching piercings and body mods for years, so I wasn't really that nervous. I think that part of the reason I wasn't nervous is that, a few years back, I had a surface piercing on my thigh for about six ... read more

My Inner Conch Piercing

After going to the local piercing studio to get the jewelry for my tragus piercings shortened and replaced, I immediately got the itch to get more ear piercings after having not had any piercings in nearly a year. I have several body piercings, but my ears are relatively bare, and that needed to be fixed. After some research and thought, I decided to get an inner conch piercing on my left ear. I like the way that inner conch piercings look because they are pretty subtle and tucked away, but you can also have it be really prominent by changing ... read more

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