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My lovely industrial. (Almost two years old)

It all started a few months before my 16th birthday when all of my friends decided they would go get piercings after their birthdays (since 16 is the legal age to get piercings without parental consent here). There were seven of us, two wanted bellybutton piercings, two wanted their noses done, one wanted her nipple done and one wanted a tragus. As for me, I had no idea. I loved the idea of having a piercing but I knew next to nothing about them. So I scoured the internet looking for something interesting that no one I knew had. This ... read more

The most beautiful part of my ear

I had recently gotten my nose pierced, and since my request for a tongue piercing was rejected, I was in the market for a unique piercing. I wanted someone no one I knew had, something no one else would want, but also something pretty. I had searched online for a list of piercings, and I finally found the tragus. It was love at first sight. I wanted to be pierced with a circular barbell or one of those cool spiral ones, but I later found out I had no choice of jewelry at my tattoo and piercing parlour. The only ... read more

I think I might be getting sick.

"Honey... you better hurry up!!" My girl friend came over to my house not too long ago and we were hanging out in my basement and she was talking to me about some random seemingly unimportant small talk and then our futures came up. She asked me what i wanted to do with my life, which was strange of her to ask because she knew i wanted to become a piercing artist. So i told her that and said she already knew so what was she getting at?? She said do you wanna practice?? i was puzzled. She said yeah ... read more

"But MOM, I want to get it done in Argentina!!" (a cartilage story of an American in Argentina)

I was living in the capital of the Tucumán region of Argentina for an exchange program this summer. San Miguel de Tucumán is a great city with lots of young people as there are three universities, and I was living with a university student at the time. I spoke no spanish when I got there (I speak it fairly well now), but I figured it was a perfect oppurtunity to get a new piercing! (Smart, right?) My friend had gotten her bellybutton done a few days before (without asking her parents), so I called my mom and begged her for ... read more

That was supposed to hurt? Really?

Out of sheer boredom, I found myself reading over stories on BME a few days ago; before I knew it, I was itching to get something pierced. I'm a newbie when it comes to piercing, having just a single hole in each lobe, a bit lopsided thanks to the pros at Piercing Pagoda, and a tiny mark that was once a short-lived nose piercing. (I had learned my lesson about impulse piercings. My nose ring wasn't the smartest choice, as I had to take it out right away for work, gym class, and practice. It never had a chance to ... read more

My gorgeous conch!

So having stumbled onto BMEzine earlier this year, I got heavily into the bodily modification scene. Previously, I had loved piercings and had noted some of the ones I'd seen on people on the street. After discovering this site though, I was able to educate and inform myself on all different types of piercings (as well as aftercare and risks). I began listing the ones I must have. However, having extremely strict Asian parents (who believe that piercings ruin your aura) there wasn't much I could get one. I had two helix and three lobes already gunned (- I know, ... read more

An industrial piercing at 14, what else can you ask for?

My name is rachel and I am 15 now but I was 14 when I got my industrial pierced. Ive always loved piercings. It all started when I got my belly button done 2 years ago. I wanted a cartilage piercing too but since I was 13 my parents wouldnt let me. Anyway 2 years went by and I got my cartilage pierced and then I decided to get my industrial pierced. My best friend was there and he said he'll get it pierced with me. My original thought about getting the cartilage piercing was to already have the bottom ... read more

Stretching and Re-stretching

Like everyone else on BME, I have a fascination with body modification and ever since I was younger I have always wanted some mod of my own. My parents disapproved of most things but I did have earrings since I was a baby. It wasn't until I was about 14 years old that I decided to stretch my earlobes because I loved the way they looked no matter what the size. One night at the mall I went into Hot Topic and bought a pair of size 6 acrylic tapers and had my friend meet me there to bring me ... read more

My first cartilage piercing

I had wanted a cartilage piercing and had been bothering my mother about it for weeks maybe even months. In june I had gotten by second holes done and now wanted something different. Initially, my mom didn't want me to get the cartilage piercing. She'd come up with excuses on why not to come to the piercing shop with me. My father flat out told me that I was crazy for wanting the piercing and he had said the same thing when I wanted to get my second holes done. I researched cartilage piercings online and finally found a piercing ... read more

A Helix Through a Pointed Ear

Quite some years ago, i met a waitress with a helix piercing and instantly thought it was magnificent. My left ear is naturally pointed, which is why it has been named Spock. I thought of how cool that piercing would look going through the point of my ear. The idea never faded, but I decided to let it sit in the back of my mind because I knew my mother would never go for it. Since then, I have moved away and met a girl who is very much into body modifications, and has passed the bug onto me. Since ... read more

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