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"You know how bad that thing's gonna hurt?" a vertical industrial.

It started a month ago. It was my average day in the snack bar at the pool I work at. I was working with a good friend of mine. We'll call her Alli. She was talking about how she was getting a tattoo soon so I recommended she check out Cheap Trx, as I had such great experiences there in the past (all with piercing but I love the staff and I've seen their tattoo work as well - it's excellent). She said it sounded good and we got to discussing piercings. Alli only had her lobes pierced at this ... read more

My Favourite Piercing (Industrial)

Of my five piercings, my second and also my favorite was my ear industrial. At this point I had only had my tongue pierced, and being over three years ago i was still in school. I live in Sydney, Australia, and trust my piercings only with Lord of the Jewels. There are a few of them in Sydney, but Chatswood is by far the closest to me. They have a very professional, surgically clean environment, and i find the price good and the service even better. I've since forgotten her name, but the old Piercer at this Studio has done ... read more

The first piercing, the first stretch.

My interest in body modification started a little later than for others. I had never had so much as an ear piercing. Throughout high school, while others were getting their lips, noses, eyebrows and unmentionables pierced, I was content to finish life with the same amount of holes that I started with. I stayed uninterested for a long time, actually. Even tattoos, usually a staple of the white, middle class male, didn't hold a whole lot of appeal for me. I saw my buddies getting their generic flash tribal design tattoos and all I could think was, "Wow, you're kind ... read more

Guess who fainted?

I'll admit, when it comes to choosing any sort of piercing, I sometimes jump the gun. It is safe to say that my tragus was very spur of the moment, a celebration of being of the legal age to no longer need parental consent. I did research on the piercing before going, but it was not incredibly extensive, regardless of that I was feeling confident that it would be a minimally painless procedure (I was hoping for the best there, some people had told me that it is the most painful piercing). On Friday, I phoned ahead to Adreline on ... read more

My very first cartilage piercing!

It was about three weeks ago when I got that sudden rush to the head that means I really wanted to get a new piercing. I wouldn't say I'm a piercing veteran, but I've had a few more than most and I was ready to get my very first cartilage piercing. Plus, my birthday had just passed and I thought it was a good excuse to buy myself a birthday present. Most of the piercing I've had were done at a particular salon, and I always went with the same friend. Since my last piercing I've moved closer to the ... read more

12g piercing to 4g tunnels

It all started on a sunny Friday in June. I had long been missing the sweet sensation of a needle through the skin, after all my labret had been out for 4 months. Feeling like I could use some metal in my body, I decided to get both my ears pierced, intending to stretch them. After strenuous research, I had chosen a shop fairly close to my house called True Blue Tattoo; I set out on a drive with my good buddy. We pulled up to the place, it was a small shop in the corner of a tiny shopping ... read more

You could say I'm a piercing rookie

I've always been interested in piercings, and my parents say I can get whatever I want done and if I do something stupid it's my own fault (which is a nice agreement to have) but both of them are too queasy to actually come to a studio with me. So I had to wait until I turned 16 to get pierced. As my school is pretty strict on facial jewelry, I have to wait until the Christmas holidays to get my lip pierced. After browsing BME I decided I wanted a rook piercing; it's not too in-your-face but looks very ... read more

My ear-rim piercing gone wrong!

After being obsessed with piercings for more than a year, and having many friends who were riddled in them, I decided to start on my ears. I had my tragus pierced in November and it was so horribly painful. But that didn't stop me piercing more places! I had never really liked ear-rim piercings. My 2 brothers had theirs done last year and they said it felt like a sharp staple but it wasn't as painful as they thought it would be. However, in February this year my friend Kate decided to get her nostril pierced but she pleaded me ... read more

Stretching and Restretching

So it all starts about 4 months ago, when I got my ear lobes pierced with a disposable gun. I don't really see what all the fuss is about getting them pierced with a gun. Honestly, all the people at my school have gotten it done with a gun and none of them ever had an infection. Anyways, back to my story. Before I had them pierced, I always wanted to stretch my ears, only to a 10g though. My mom wouldn't let me, but I still wanted my ears pierced. After I got them pierced and I had the ... read more

First Serious Piercing

I have wanted a needle through my cartilage for quite some time now. I just wasn't sure what part of my cartilage. I've had my lobes pierced since I was 10 and had recently re-pierced the second hole back in January. After that simple piercing I knew I wanted something more. Something bigger and better than just a lobe piercing. I contemplated all my options and finally determined that I wanted to keep it on my ear. But where? After thoroughly looking through many photos on BMEzine I decided that the rook was perfect. It would be more inside my ... read more

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