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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

A Professional's Piercings

rofessional's Piercings A Professional's Piercings As a 31 year old professional analyst, piercing goes against all of the norms that people come to expect of me. Most professionals are viewed as stuffy, three piece suit, white collar kind of guys. While that may be the appearance from the outside, no one really knows what is hiding under the clothes. That is where I derive a lot of pleasure from my piercings. No one knows but me. Under the uniform, I'm really an adventurous man with metal piercing his body. I wrestled with the idea of getting a piercing for quite ... read more

Cartilage Piercing Experience

tilage Piercing Experience Cartilage Piercing Experience Part 1 After reading BME and BME/Extreme for quite some time now and enjoying them so much, I thought I'd contribute what some may think is a routine experience. To me it wasn't. It is now almost 5 months after my first tatoo, my first venture into body mods besides the common double pierced lobes. My daughter and I both decided we wanted a cartilage pierce and would do it together, sort of as a "mother-daughter thing". She is 15 and is confined to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy so I often check ... read more

Nipple Piercing at Medusa's Circle

cing at Medusa's Circle Nipple Piercing at Medusa's Circle (Please pardon the informality. I was debating whether to be more formal or write like I usually do in newsgroups/email. Felt easier writing as I usually do for this medium :). The described procedure might be out of order - I'm writing it as thoughs occur to me.) Welp, finally went and did it. Got my nipple pierced yesterday (Apr 20). The piercer was Pier Zambrano at Medusa's Circle; 3268 N Clark, Chicago, IL; 312-935-5950. He had done 2 of my earlobe pierces and I highly recommend him. Great bedside manner! ... read more

Mr. Normal Suburbia

Normal Suburbia My experience into piercing, beyond the average ear gun procedures, is pretty limited. I had my left ear done twice about two years ago. I thought two holes in my ear was pretty cool and about as far as "Mr. Normal Suburbia" would go, especially at 40 plus. But for some reason I was always looking for a heavier, more substantial look. And those dainty little earrings sold in department and jewelry stores just didn't do it. Well after many of those thicker "looking" earrings I decided to call the local piercing store. He explained to me that ... read more

Nipple @ Precision

ple @ Precision Nipple piercing story About 4 months ago I decided to get my nipples pierced, I had been thinking about it for quite a while beforehand and decided I wanted to get it done. In the months preceding, I had acquired a taste for nipple stimulation and heard that piercing your nipples would increase their sensitivity. I have been into S&M four a little over a year now and am still experimenting with new things (i.e. body Piercing). My girlfriend seemed to like the idea so I decided to go ahead with it. I asked around about piercing ... read more

My nipple stretching experience

le>My nipple stretching experience I originally had my nipple pierced in November of 1996. It was a very intense experience - as painful as my reading other peoples' accounts on BME had led me to believe. But the pain was only momentary and it settled to a dull aching which lasted for a few hours. I was very happy with this new addition to my body - the look of a piece of metal going through my left nipple was (and still is) an amazing sight and one I don't believe I will ever tire of looking at. But one ... read more

Helix Pierce Experience

ix Pierce Experience Helix Pierce Experience Ever since having my first ever piercing about a month ago (my tongue), I've been thinking what to get done next. I've heard tons of horror stories about the guy who did my tongue since having it so I decided not to go there again (Renegades in Dundee, Scotland). I'd been told that there was a really experienced piercer elsewhere in Dundee so I thought I'd check it out. The shop is basically a tattoo shop (as most are in Britain) called Graeme's Tattoo Studio. I'd been there once before to get a tattoo, ... read more

Nipple Piercing Experience at Into You

Body adornment specialist *Into You* set the trend for what has become one of the largest growing fashion statements of the 1990s around the world. The owner Teena Marie will pierce every conceivable nook and cranny of your body, for as little as GB Sterling 20." read more

Septum Piercing and Surgery Experience

tum Piercing and Surgery Experience Septum Piercing and Surgery Experience Two years ago, at the ripe old age of 42, I decided to get my septum pierced. Why would anyone my age want to do this? Well for one thing, although a septum piercing is very visible, in can also be very easily concealed, if the ring is not that big. (I curently have an 8g 1/2" ring which I purchased from Industrial Strength) So I can have the best of both worlds. Recently however, I found myself in the hospital facing gastric surgery, for the 3rd time in 10 ... read more

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