O-Kee-Pa Suspension

Yesterday I did an O-Kee-Pa suspension at the private pulling/suspension gathering with IWasCured. I got there at around 3:30-4:00 and I just kinda sat with my friends and didn't really interact with anyone. Brett went up to do his Superman and I just sat back watching, knowing what it felt. He called me over and we just started talking about things, and I asked him if he wanted to lift me, he agreed and we figured a way for my to hold on to him. I put both my arms around his neck and he held onto me under my ... read more

Suicide Suspension

My first suspension was at a BBQ in Shannon's backyard. I had done my first pulling about a month and a half earlier at the July 1st BBQ, and it was one of the most amazing things I'd ever done, so I was pretty stoked when Phil and Marty told me that I could go up. Earlier I had decided that i wanted to go up suicide, because it seemed to be the simplest, and I already knew what having my back pierced felt like. Originally, I wanted to go up with six hooks, But Ash told me it would ... read more

my first suspension, why and how

My First Suspension... Why and How When I was in grade four or so, I read a book on Native Americans for a report. I remember reading about a ceremony in which a brave becomes a warrior (o-kee-pah). In that ceremony, his pectorals got pierced with a flint knife and leather thongs inserted. He was then suspended by the thongs until he passed out. I don't remember much else, but the story stuck with me. Why would someone do such a thing? How could they overcome the fear and pain? Years later, as a body piercer, I have become very ... read more

Suicide suspension

I had seen suspensions on TV and I have also seen my friends perform them as well. I had been intrigued since the moment that I had been exposed to suspensions. I knew that I had wanted to try it. I had read about Fakir Musafar and I was intrigued by his dedication to modern primitives. I had read about the suspensions he had done and I was determined to do one as well. It was just a matter of resources. I had months to think about it. I finally had a place and people to perform it. This was ... read more

First suspension.

First, let me start by saying I've always been intrigued by suspensions. I've viewed various Photographs and movies that dealt with the act. I did a lot of research on the subject, and I've witnessed in person, people being suspended. Since around the age of 15 I've always told friends "yeah, one day I'm gonna do a public suspension!" No one believed me! I joked around about it with my mom, who always replied, "You're a sick child." My dad was always the anti-body-mod. Well, one day, a bleak and boring October day, I was at a fetish show watching ... read more

Superman Suspension

Today was the best day of my life. I did my suspension! I'll say right now that there are no amount of words that could possibly explain what was going through my head, but I'll say this, after all was done and I was laying on the ground alone with time to think I knew that everything was going to be different. So... Where to begin... Jessica, Brandon, and I headed downtown at around 4:00, the whole time I was in such a good mood, like there was nothing that could stop me. Once we got into Shannon's backyard my ... read more

Suspension Experiences

b>A Word From: Svend Jensen age21. (I`m the Dude With The Green Hair) Member of a performance art group called "SIDESHOW" and currently a trainee body piercer. The idea started with Modern Primitives. I had been sitting and browsing through some books in the piercing studio one day and immediately realized that that was what I wanted to do. That was about two and a half years ago and it stuck in my brain. One day, about four months ago, Alan, from GASS nightclub, (now THO The Harder Option) which gives Sideshow, the performance art group I work with regular ... read more

The Last Time

I first saw flesh suspension on the front page of bmezine.com in 1993. It was just a man hanging suicide. His head hung forward, his body limp. It was a full body silhouette that showed almost no detail because of the distance it was taken from. I wanted that. I didn't know what it was, but it resonated in my heart and stomach and, to be honest, my sex. I had to do that.  I waited.  When I found a team in my area, I hung. There was no connection with me and the girl who threw those hooks for ... read more

Suspension from school means new piercing, apparently!

The first time that I had gotten my labret pierced was January 14, 2006; My friend got her tongue pierced, and I got my labret done. All was well and good, but I ended having to take it out due to soccer, since you're not allowed to have any jewelery in, and I was paranoid about taking it out, so I would always cover up my face when a referee would go by.. and it started looking stupid. So anyway, fast forward to December, I think it was. Or January, maybe? And I decided, what the hell, I am going ... read more

A First-Timer's Introspection on Suspension

07.16.05 The day started out with high spirits, and the drive to Chicago itself was both liberating and exhilarating, a result of too little sleep and too much caffeine. The mood turned a bit sour upon arriving in Chicago and subsequently spending ages stuck in traffic and getting quite lost. Regardless of setbacks, we eventually made our way to the BBQ, where we were greeted by hordes of enthusiastic strangers. It was quickly declared "No Pants O'clock" as it was close to 100 degrees in the house. Good times. There was a cute boy. And fire-breathing. And camel toe. ^.^ ... read more

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