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Woad Beta-FAQ

AQ Woad Beta-FAQ Some woad info provided by Pat Fish A WEAVER'S GARDEN by Rita Buchanan Interweave Press, Colorado '87 ISBN 0-934026-28-9 WOAD Isatis tinctoria Mustard family. May have been the first plant cultivated for its pigment. By far the most widely used dyestuff in Europe for centuries, prior to the introduction of indigo from India in the 1600's. An easy-to-grow and reliable source of blue dye. Germanic name "weeda" source of "weed." Grows in a "weedy" wind dispersed manner. Likes full sun and moisture and rich compost. 12"-15" apart. Basal rosette of oblong, slightly hairy leaves first season. 6"-18" ... read more

Australian navel piercing experience

tralian navel piercing experience For around ten months I had been fascinated with bodyarts and especially piercing. I've found it quite sensual to the point of being erotic, and had wanted to get my navel pierced for almost as long! So in the last few weeks I'd researched via the 'net about hygeine, aftercare etc, learning to understand the procedures and what to expect. But today I finally gained the courage to go to the piercing studio and "just look" at the jewellery, maybe talk to the piercer. Strangely (!) after 4 minutes staring at the glass showcase I'd chosen ... read more

Nipple @ Inkslinger's Ball '95

ple @ Inkslinger's Ball '95 Nipple @ Inkslinger's Ball '95 My nipple piercing experience at the '95 inkslingers ball went like this. My wife and I have been into tattoos for some time now so we were following the shows and conventions on the west coast. We went to the ball to enter my backpiece in the black and grey show. I have appox. 75 hours of tattoo work know but still had no piercings. We got there early so we went to look at the other artists and piercers set-up at the ball, it is a big show with ... read more

my first cutting

She didn't seem to notice me. I was talking to my friend Tricia, who had been showing me some of her new whips. The whips were on the counter, and this American lady was very interested, she even asked if she could buy one. The whips were made by the whipmaker residing at Club Doma, the place we were having a women's playparty that night. Tricia works at the club as a professional submissive, I found out about the party through Tania who was organizing the party and I was kind of surprised to find Tricia there. The American woman ... read more

EUNUCHS IN INDIA

UCHS IN INDIA EUNUCHS IN INDIA It has been estimated that there are at least a million eunuchs in India. They are known as hijra, and make their livings as beggars, prostitutes and by removing "bad luck". Visitors to India can frequently see groups of gaudily dressed hijra outside large railway stations. They beg for money and, if you refuse, you will be loudly cursed and they will expose the area between their legs where their genitals used to be. Many of them have also had this area branded, so that at first glance they appear to be women. The ... read more

Nipple @ Nothing Shocking

ple @ Nothing Shocking I had always wanted to or at least thought about piercing my nipple, but I never could really get the guts to go and do it. I had heard that a nipple piercing was one of the more painful ones, and I had actually tried it with a safety pin when I was in high school (I know that wasn't the smartest thing but I was a young punker), so I knew it would hurt. However, the idea of the pain is what eventually made me do it. I had been burned by a particular girl ... read more

daith experience at gauntlet NYC

th experience at gauntlet NYC i had wanted a daith piercing for a long time. last summer, i'd stare at pictures of them on bme, liking how they looked. finally, when i was in new york city for spring break last march, i had the opportunity to do so. being from Milwaukee, i only knew of two places to go in NYC: venus modern body arts and gauntlet. someone on isca had recommended venus to me, so i tried there. i was walking around the east village and finally found it. however, for some reason they were closing up in ... read more

Nipple piercing at Modern American BodyArts

cing at Modern American BodyArts Nipple piercing at Modern American BodyArts This is the story of my first piercing in in Brooklyn NY! For the past month I had the idea of getting my right nipple pierced, don't know why just something I wanted to do. I'd heard that it hurts like hell and I for one am not a person that can deal with pain (I pass out from getting my finger pricked for a blood test). I asked a friend of mine what the procedure was and she scared me a bit, all I could think was that ... read more

Spinal Piercing Experience

ITLE>Spinal Piercing Experience spinal piercing experience by Brian Chambers i discovered the spinal piercing while browsing through the body modification e-zine. i was attracted by the way it elegantly crossed the spine, punctuating the arch of the lower back and, especially with the double pierce, suggesting the delicate structure of the spine itself. i also liked the subtlety of embedding the jewelry deep within the tissue of the back, peeking out like buried treasure in the ocean floor. the jewelry itself consists of two 12 gauge barbells, constructed specifically for this kind of piercing from surgical stainless steel. my piercer, ... read more

Lobe piercing at Rites of Passage

e piercing at Rites of Passage Lobe piercing at Rites of Passage 1. Who Why me, of course. 2. What A multiple lobe piercing experience at Rites of Passage. I previously had 2 1/2" 14ga CBR's in each lobe and I wanted to double that. 3. Why I've always liked the look of multiple lobe piercings and with a job change to a much more laid back environment, I would be able to finally do it without getting any crap from the pseudo management wannabes that always seemed to take an inordinate amount of interest in what other people wanted ... read more

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