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YOU WANT TO DO WHAT? WHERE?

DO WHAT? WHERE? WOMEN'S STORIES AROUND THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH BODYART Kelly Boyd August 24, 1995 Email: [email protected] Formatted/divided for HTML by Shannon Larratt / BME. Please excuse any errors in translation. If you would like to have the whole file, you can download it here - I think it's a WinWord 2.0 file, so if you can't read those, don't download it! FOREWORD INTRODUCTION ORIENTATION PHENOMENOLOGICAL ORIENTATION FEMINIST ORIENTATION METHODOLOGY STORIES RESULTS FIRST ANALYSIS SECOND ANALYSIS THIRD ANALYSIS DIAGRAM PAUSE DISCUSSION MY STORY ANALYSIS AFTERWARD APPENDIX Return to BME Go to NEXT file FOREWORD read more

Conch, Tragus, and Anti-tragus Piercing

ch, Tragus, and Anti-tragus Piercing Last week (Feb 25) I got my helix pierced (story already on BME). Piece of cake, a bit tricky to clean so got a bit infected but this is subsiding now. A couple of days later I got a conch piercing by Phil again. Although the helix pierce was easy and relatively pain-free I had nerves beforehand. Not this time! I went in and they were pretty quiet so I didn't have to wait at all for this one, just five minutes while he got prepared. Hurt a bit, but no real problem and it ... read more

Nipple Piercing in Boston

ple Piercing in Boston Nipple Piercing in Boston Date: Sat, 9 Nov 1996 14:38:51 -0500 (EST) The timing had finally worked out. I was going into Boston to get my nipples pierced. I was nervous, for two reasons: 1. I was running late and 2. I hadn't yet eaten that day (because I was running late). I arrived about fifteen minutes into my appointment...shaking like a leaf. As I was filling out my release forms, the woman behind the counter noticed that I was having problems writing straight. She asked me if I was okay. I explained that I was ... read more

Ear Stretching Experience

Stretching Experience My stretching experience, thus far. I first got interested in stretching my ear lobe after seeing a friend of mine with a 2-gauge acrylic plug in his ear. I had previously seen stretchings of an inch or so, and Masaii tribal stretchings of more than 3 inches, and thought that they were sort of tasteless, but when I saw my friend, I was immediatly enthralled. My only hesitation was, "what will it look like when I'm 50 years old and no longer have anything in the hole?" and "will I be able to get jobs with a half-inch ... read more

Yet another nipple piercing experience.

another nipple piercing experience. Yet another nipple piercing experience. It seems that I have always been fascinated by body art. When I was a small child in the 60's, I loved tattoos. I would squeal with delight whenever I found temporary tattoos in my box of Cracker Jack. I harassed my mother until she broke down and took the time to apply it for me. (Some of you may be too young to remember those tattoos; all that was needed to transfer them to the skin was a bit of water (or spit, if you were desperate.) It seemed like ... read more

Bob's new industrial (experience)

Three penetrations... Two new holes... Two new pieces of jewelry... One needle... One new pierce...! 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

African-American nipple history

ican-American nipple history Well... it's been two weeks since getting my nipples stretched I must say-- it's fabulous. Let me relate my own personal history of body modification and it would put things into perspective.. I'm a 32 year old professional black male who has actually never felt that great about my body.... I'm 5'8, 180, and in good shape but i've always had issues with the way I look. I will say however, that modifying my body has given me a new sense of confidence. I wanted to submit something here because it's rare to hear from African Americans ... read more

A note from Patrick regarding the chest piercings

Patrick regarding the chest piercings "Another couple of chest bars, what I call the - Mega Peck - piercings." "The horizontal bars are made of 4mm thick PTFE (polytetrafluroethalene), with 316 drilled and tapped balls. The threads on the balls cut their own threads, and the bars are easily shortened/trimmed with a scalpel, or a pair of toenail clippers. The Mega Peck's are normally done at 4mm X 4.5 inches. I anaethatise the entrance and exit marks only, provided the needles and insertion pins go under the skin there is no real discomfort." "I have discontinued doing the vertical bars ... read more

Cross Cultural Body Decoration: A Literature Review

ral Body Decoration: A Literature Review Cross Cultural Body Decoration A Literature Review Copyright &copy 1993 Raven Rowanchilde Toronto, Ontario Converted to HTML by Shannon Larratt / BME Preface Introduction Ableman, Paul Beyond Nakedness Berns, Marla C. Ga`anda Scarification: A Model for Art and Identity. Bianchi, Robert S. Tattoo in Ancient Egypt. Bilmes, J. and Howard, A. Pain as a Cultural Drama Bohannan, Paul Beauty and Scarification Amongst the Tiv Bolin, A. Vandalized Vanity: Feminine Physiques Betrayed and Portrayed Brain, Robert The Decorated Body Levi-Strauss, Claude The Raw and the Cooked Mascia-Lees, Frances E. and Sharpe, Patricia The Marked and ... read more

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