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Excitement Outweighs Pain

My desire for flesh staples first occurred while browsing through pictures in the pocketing section of BME. I had seen only a few pictures before of flesh staples and the procedures looked time consuming and very painful, clamping all that skin into forceps. About three weeks ago I was browsing this section again looking at some new pictures added and to my surprise there were pictures of another procedure, which just happened to be by my piercer, Jason. From that moment I started getting pumped up about the idea of me getting flesh staples. I never thought too much about ... read more

My Flesh stapled Minister bars

So now I have my Minister bars which consist of flesh staples on my chest. All this happened last weekend (2.12.2001) when I was visiting Samppa from Madmax Tattoo and Piercing in Tampere. We had a very nice weekend there. On Saturday evening Samppa and Jylppy scarified my hand (different Minister bars and another experience). We also got little bit drunk and visited a few bars, hehe, and on Sunday, in the time we had before my train left, Samppa gave me those beautiful bars. We've been planning to do these for quite a long time, but I had to ... read more


I've had five piercings done so far (two haven't survived) and I've always tended to avoid the most common ones people get done. I don't think those reflect the way I want to look. I've always been bad at expressing my ideas on to paper, so this is my way of creating some art. And besides, it's always a bit fun to take the different approach to something. So anyway, background out of the way, my next addition was to be a pocketing of which I hadn't seen done before. I can't claim the idea was mine - my friend ... read more


I am certain that some of you would be familiar with the comics of Verotik, and the character of Igrat, Hell's dominatrix. She is beautifual and strong and has the most enourmous spikes driven through the flesh of her chest and belly. A tattoo of her adorns my left calf, her indignance for the world to see. This and other factors drove me to research the possibility of such a thing in real life, although I am very happy with my tummy, it felt empty and alone between all of the other things happening on the front of me. For ... read more

yey im a proper freak now!!

It's been about 6 weeks since I first heard about pocketing and since then I have been trying to find out as much as I can about it. I haven't got any really strange piercings or even loads (triple belly, double tongue) but this piercing just looked really good and I love things that aren't conventional. When I went to have my double tongue bars shortened I asked my body piercer what he thought about it an he gave me a funny look and said, I've done it once but it was a vertical piercing and it just grew down ... read more

My pocketing

OK, well to start off let me say that I've been wanting to get pocketed for about a year. Ever since I probably first took a glance at one in some magazine or actually come to think of it I probably first saw it on BME. I've looked around at differant shops and asked around at differant piercers I know, but to no avail and in fact most shops I've been to (in Philly, New York, and in Boston) have all not even known what I was talking about when I mentioned it! I actually pretty much e-mailed every piercing ... read more

DIY forearm pocketing

For some months I had been itching to have a pair of forearm pockets attached, and had been eagerly awaiting the expansion of my local parlour to include the more uncommon body modifications. The thought of self-piercing had always sent a chill through me; my instinct for self preservation being particularly prevalent. It wasn't until last month that my urge for a BCR ladder in my ear cartilage, and a severe lack of funds for such a project that the idea of a DIY job started to worm its way into my head. After a brief Dos/Don't lesson from a ... read more

A girl's double [self-] pocketing.

's double [self-] pocketing. I am a 26 years old professional french woman living in Montreal. For the past 10 years of my life, body piercing and [self-]cutting had been the only ways by which my body had been voluntary modified. I believe that everyone has their limits when it comes to body modification, and that I pushed mine slightly further 7 months ago by performing my first [self-] anti-piercing procedure. Only a four dots pattern can testify that there once were two 12 gauge titanium bars held down in pockets on my left forearm. I discovered pocketing back in ... read more

At Home-Self Pocketing

ust 5, I visited BME and found a section I haven't noticed before: Pocketing. Being a manic-depressive, cutter on multiple anti-psychotic medications, I knew I had to see what this was about! I visited the Pocketing area and read the articles and closely looked over all of the pictures, which compared to most other sections in BME, seemed somewhat sparse. That same day I called approximately 10 piercing studios in north county San Diego. None of them heard about this procedure or would attempt at trying it on me. I thought for a few days about it to make sure ... read more

Collar-bone Pocketing

, June 19, 2000 Well, I'm not too sure where to start here, so I think I'll begin with the actually experience and then describe the events that lead up to my undergoing the pocketing procedure...The pocketing was done by Syx out of Sacred Heart in Vancouver, B.C. The owner of the store was also present out of curiosities sake. I arrived at Sacred Heart for a 5pm appointment about fifteen minutes early on May 3rd, 2000. We started almost immediately, deciding on the length of the jewelry (2 inches VS. 2.5 inches, I went with the 2 inch), making ... read more

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