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Bonding With Steel

I've held a keen interest in body modification for a few years now. Like many BME readers, my interest was nurtured by browsing the abundant archives of pictures and experiences hosted here. I had known for a while that a navel piercing was on my long list of desired mods, and it would probably be one of the few that I would be permitted to get while I was still under the control of my parents. Before yesterday, I was mildly adorned with zero gauge lobes, a nostril piercing, and many (too many, maybe) scars from cutting. My school had ... read more

An Unplanned Piercing

I had always liked belly button piercings, since I was 12 I think. I would go onto this web site and look at the pictures and read the stories and I was always jealous when I saw people with it. I had even asked my mom what she would do if I asked her if I could get my belly button pierced, she said that she would say no. I then had lost my interest in the piercing around mid-year last year. One of my best friends was over at my house and we had been talking about wanting certain ... read more

Navel out of spite, and kept it for beauty.

It started when I had seen a girl on the train with one on, it wasn't flashy with dangling jewels or the the playboy bunny symbol. It was a black banana bar, it looked serious and femnine at the same time. I admired it so much in her, I wanted one of my own. That was when I was 16. I had become obsessed with working out and eating right so it would look as flat as the girl I saw on the train. It occurred to me on my 23rd year, that I wasn't getting any younger nor my ... read more

Navel at 36!

So, I had admiring pierced navels for quite a few years and was always jealous at those who had them. My biggest problem was that I was about 80 pounds overweight and in my opinion, I didn't want to get something so feminine when I wasn't looking so feminine. So in May 2007, I got on the bandwagon and decided to start exercising and eating right. During the last year, I hadn't thought too much about getting my navel pierced because I was so obsessed and focused on losing weight (and once I get obsessed/focused about something – there is ... read more

Don't do this at home

Before I got my navel done I had two piercings in each ear lobe and two in my left cartilage. I consider my navel to be my first real piercing though because it was the first time I was pierced with a needle instead of a gun, and babies are getting their ears pierced by the doctor's at birth these days! I was only fourteen or fifteen and my parents would not sign for me, so I had a friend do it. Looking back, that was a big mistake, home piercings are not a smart idea, and looking at some ... read more

Belly Button Pierced on a Guy

I was never really into piercings until a couple of years ago when I really started to notice girls with belly button rings. I thought they looked so good and started to have thoughts about getting mine done. However, because of my family they would never allow it and I would not bring it up. I never seriously thought about it until six months ago. I was determined to find some way of getting it done. I kept thinking of how good I would look with my belly pierced, and it would give me a reason to keep a flat ... read more

A Navel Adventure

Getting my navel pierced was a complete spur of the moment thing. I had been thinking about it for a while, but I wasn't sure, because so many people seemed to have it, and I didn't just want to be seen to be 'following the crowd'. It all happened when I was in town with my best friend. I was talking about piercings and jokingly told my friend I should get my belly done that very day. To my complete surprise (She's not as in to piercing as I am) she egged me on! And of course after that I ... read more

The History of my Inverse Navel

I was never really a fan of navel piercings until I went to Sailing Camp. At the time, I was around 13, and had only really seen pierced navels on girls carrying extra weight and wearing super dangly jewelry with belly shirts. At camp, however, I noticed that most of the counselors had their navels pierced. These were toned, athletic, classy, college-aged girls wearing simple barbells with unique beads. My opinion of the navel piercing began to change, and after one of the counselors, Kristin, told me it didn't hurt and I'd look cute with one, I was sold. There ... read more

Navel piercing (aka. Mommy's ouchy belly)

I decided to treat myself to something I've wanted for several years – a pierced navel. So, for my 30th birthday, in January 2008, that's what I did. After researching several shops, I decided on Tribal Rites, which is fairly close to my house in case I needed to ask questions, purchase jewelry, or receive assistance. Since then, I've done all three! My husband initially asked, "Why do you want to do this?" To which I replied, "It's something I've been wanting, and I think it's sexy! Plus, I can't decide on another tattoo, so I want a piercing." He ... read more

my birthday present

I've been into body mods since I was around 12. My cousin, who's 5 years older than me, is heavily pierced (1" plugs, 6 gauge septum, snakebites, anti eyebrow, bridge, sleeve tat, and full back piece) I was always attracted to the way he looked and how people looked at him when he walked down the street. By middle school I was begging my mom to let me get pierced, and as one can imagine, she wasn't to thrilled with the idea. It took years but eventually, at the age of 15, she surprised me and told me i could ... read more

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