• 372,114 / 1,382,095
  • 568 / 9,777
  • 43,445 / 54,913

Second "Real" Piercing

I've been feeling "the itch" lately to get a new piercing and decided that my trip to another city to visit friends would be the perfect time to do it. I was tossing up between getting a nose piercing or getting my nape pierced, and I decided that due to the prices in the city shop as opposed to my local shop at home, as well as trusting my piercers back home a little more, it'd probably be better that I got my nose pierced. Once I had my mind set on it there was nothing really stopping me, despite ... read more

i <3 my boobies.

Turning 18 was possibly the greatest thing that could have ever happened to me. Free of my mother’s reign, in the two months after my birthday, I went out and got an extremely large tattoo (which to this day, almost 6 months later, is still unfinished), and got my tongue pierced. I’ve thought about getting my nipples pierced since I was about 16, and finally was old enough to do it. I have fairly large boobs, but I’ve never been 100% comfortable with them; they look good when I’m dressed, but I feel like naked, they just kind of… hang ... read more

Return to the Septy Club

The last twice I have had my septum pierced, they have failed. The first through a bad piercer and the second because I got a rather bad cold while it was still in the early stages of healing. I had been planning my return to the septy club for a while. (Although, the term septy club was coined by people I no longer speak to...go figure). I missed it greatly after my last failed attempt and was planning on getting it re done before summer started but decided that was a very bad idea; I get hay fever pretty bad ... read more

My poor, poor nostrils

It started as a hopeful dream of mine. I've dreamed of having both of my nostrils pierced since I first got my septum, which was when I was eighteen. For perspective, I'm twenty-one nearing twenty-two at the moment. I was always put off by the idea for fear that there was such a thing as "too much shit" in one's face. Not so much for aesthetic value, but what in the world would I do if I sneezed? Had a cold? Had a booger? Heaven forbid I lose the ability to pinch my nose in a tissue... My sister's best ... read more

Don't be afraid of the pain

Even though I only have 4 piercings now, over the last 15 years i have actually gotten pierced ... 17 times. I am a bit surprised now that I had to think back and do a count - it's a lot of times considering I only have 3 visible rings. They are in my upper cartilage. Some of them were repiercings and some of them are retired or I really only got them to experience getting them and the liberating feeling of doing something family, society but mostly my own inhibition had held me back from doing. Anyway, I want ... read more

Pierced, irritated, then healed rook

I decided to get my rook pierced the summer before my freshman year of college. This wasn't my first piercing by any means, but I liked the idea of a more "unusual" ear piercing, and it was during the summer, and I was with friends. I went to the Liberty Tattoo Co. (in Winston-Salem, NC), which was fine, but I wouldn't exactly recommend it. (Do yourself a favor and drive the 2 hours to Raleigh and go to Progress Piercing). It's a tattoo place, obviously, and they don't have a lot of jewelry, plus I found it to be dim, ... read more

My Journey to an 8g

Like many other young pre-teen girls, I had my ears pierced at some random store in a local mall (it wasn’t even a Claire’s, it was one of those kiosks in the middle of the hallway in the mall that did ear piercings) with the dreaded piercing gun. My parents and I just didn’t know better at the time. I had begged for my ears to be pierced for years, and I eventually had to quit playing soccer to get them done (which was fine because I was terrible at soccer anyway and I hated it). The trouble with them ... read more

The Luna - Partly Planned but Mostly Impulse

My right ear has been very bare compared to my left, for a a very long time and it had been getting on my nerves since it was pointed out to me so a few months back I asked friend and professional piercer Tomm at Pulse if he could think of anything interesting to do, he nodded and said he'd give a think and let me know if and when he thought of something weird and wonderful – especially as pain isn't a big deal to me and I tend to be able to heal really awkward piercings easily (with ... read more

DIY Snug

I was looking around BME and noticed that while there are a bunch of stories about people's snug experiences, they were all about professional piercings. Mine is a DIY job, so I was thinking, whoa.... am I the only one who has done this myself? And even if I'm not, I'm still the first person writing about it :) I have 10 DIY piercings (a couple of lobes that I have since stretched, a few helixes, a tragus, a tongue web, and a septum) and I love them all. Piercing myself is something that other people never seem to get, ... read more

DIY Septum

Let me start off by saying that up until recently, I have always hated septum piercings. I thought they were ugly, and I couldn't fathom why people would want to look like bulls. That was always the one piercing I'd NEVER get. But then they started to grow on me. I saw a guy who had what looked to be a 16g circular barbell (aka a horseshoe) in, and it looked really nice on him. Standard size for septum piercings are 14g, so maybe that's what he had, but anyway, once I realized that I didn't have to get a ... read more

Back to Top