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A Brief Non-Linear Piercing History

rief Non-Linear Piercing History A Brief Non-Linear Piercing History The purpose of this list is to dispel certain popular myths and misinformation circulated about different body piercings and to clarify terms wherever possible. My list focuses on piercings that appear in the ethnographic or historical literature. Recent piercings like the Madison, Christina, Cleopatra, Madonna, Nasion and others have not been included. Please note that many of the references supplied by "the father of modern piercing" Doug Malloy (a.k.a. Richard Symington) cannot be verified and should be considered folklore. If you know of any historical or ethnographic references that are not ... read more

Mehandi

ehandi Mehandi An Ancient Art For Modern Primitives By Michelle Delio My first passport to the wide, wonderful world of body art came in the form of a huge stack of back issues of "National Geographic" magazine. I immediately dove deeply into that yellow bordered stack and didn't surface again for a long, long time. My brothers, of course, used NatGeo as their introduction to the fascinating concept of naked breasts, while I was enraptured with the uninhibited way that the people pictured chose to decorate their bodies. The wonderful tribal scars of Africa, the tattooed Yakuzas of Japan, and ... read more

My Second Mhendi

Second Mhendi My Second Mhendi And I am finding alternative mediums that stain as the henna is most cumbersome to work with. The best thing I have found so far is sunless suntan lotion (ssl). I put it in a craft bottle with a tiny holed tip and use it that way. I have done my foot and ankle that way... but am not exactly sure how to explain the setting process... not sure if leaving it on does it or if squirting in in the design, then washing it off will do it. It's harder in a way since ... read more

Ritual Nipple Piercing experience

ual Nipple Piercing experience From: dextra@ambient.on.ca (Ambient Inc.) Newsgroups: rec.arts.bodyart Subject: Ritual Nipple Piercing experience Date: 19 Dec 1996 21:34:58 GMT This past Sunday as part of the Beyond Pain weekend, there was a workshop given by Cleo Dubois entitled Sensual SM Magic and Body Ecstasy at Saw Gallery in Ottawa. The day before in the same space we had enjoyed watching "DANCES SACRED AND PROFANE" and discussing Fakir's Sun Dance ceremony, the use of other cultures' rituals as templates for ones own, the power and intimacy established, and some pitfalls of performance. Sunday afternoon we listened to the experienced ... read more

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