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Switching to the role of the piercer

tching to the role of the piercer My ex-boyfriend was rather unadorned and unhappy with his condition. For quite some time he had wanted piercings but was unable to get them because he was a minor and his mother would not consent. So, lacking much of an alternative, he turned to me. I was planning a trip to Atlanta and he asked me to return with a piercing needle and jewelry so that i could pierce his earlobes. I came back prepared to pierce when he finished performing in the community play (it would be rather difficult to portray an ... 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

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

BME BOD MOD SQUICK

BOD MOD SQUICK Pat Fish's inadvertant piercing Seems like the stories behind medical events are never quite as dramatic as we might wish. There I was, up on an antique stepstool I inherited from my Grandmother, putting lettuce in a fishtank in my tattoo studio. Next thing I knew, a misstep had propelled me to the cement floor and I was an industrial statistic with a bone shattered into 20 pieces. The two inches of radius next to the wrist bones were visible in the x-rays as a mass of shards, and I was fortunate indeed to have access to ... read more

Dry Ice Branding

Ice Branding What happened is, one night I had some dry ice on hand for other purposes, and I thought about how the BME FAQs didn't have much information on using dry ice for scarification. Well, I was kind of curious myself, and I thought I could spare a patch of skin for the sake of science - so I decided I'd just find out for myself! What I did was to pick a spot on the inside of my left calf, a spot selected less for aesthetics than for the fact that it was easy to see and work ... 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

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

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

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

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

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