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My Brandings

From: Greg K. As a startlingly tenatious misanthrope [one would hope to get over the annoyance prompted by social interaction but, as I say, tenatious] I have never been able to deal with the trust associatied with tattooing; "They have never slipped before so I WILL be the first". This mistrust has prompted many a session spent pooring over TATTOO magazine trying to figure a way to do bodyart to myself, by myself. Let me tell you, MIRRORS DONT WORK WELL FOR THIS. Via this path I came to branding; I can design it, plan it and DO it myself! ... read more

Tragus Experience

gus Experience Back in the summer of '95, I went to visit a friend in Las Vegas who was in the air force. A bucnch of us decided to go to the raceway there, to pass some time. While we were there, there were a bunch of guys sitting on the bleachers right in front of us and one of them had the most unique piercing I had ever seen! Of course I now know that this is a tragus piercing or as he called it a "dragon tongue piercing". I said to everyone there that I was going to ... read more

The mostly true story of my piercing

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Handweb experience

erience "justin's introduction to piercing" - or - "hey buddy, hurt me" i had been thinking about getting my hand pierced for a long time. for some reason, the thought of it just appealed to me. i'd never been too terribly attracted to piercing before, not even my ears. but just the thought of having a ring through my handwebbing.. i went and talked to the piercer about two weeks prior to getting it done. i told him i had been thinking about it, and wanted more details. he told me that they always discouraged hand piercings, because of the ... read more

Bad piercing experience

g experience Bad piercing experience This is a warning to anyone thinking about getting their cartilege piercings done somewhere that uses the gun. I was stupid enough not to do any research on piercing before I went to the mall to get it done (I have two upper ear cartilege piercings in each ear). The store I went to would not use anything but the gold-plated earrings for the upper ear, they said it was because it was more "natural" and my body would accept it better. I knew this was bullshit, because I had had surgical steel plates in ... read more

Nipple piercing at Jock's Studio

ple piercing at Jock's Studio Nipple piercing at Jock's Studio Last October (of 96), I had my nipples pierced. I have been interested in piercing for many years, but only in the last two have I achieved the level of maturity needed to allow myself to actually do this. It's now February of 97, and I couldn't be more pleased with them. Here's my experience of October 12, 1996. It took place the day after my coming out. (I didn't plan it that way, it just happened. And I didn't plan on coming out on "National Coming Out Day", either. ... read more

Self Nipple Piercing Experince

f Nipple Piercing Experince I'm a forty-two year old married man. For the last twenty-some years I have worn a pair of gold rings in my nipples. About five years ago a matching pair of gold rings was inserted into the head of my penis; one on top in a Reverse PA, the other in a conventional PA. Just last year a single gold ring took its place in a piercing that enters from the front and exits from the back of my scrotum. For as long as I could remember I had fantasized about being pierced. As a kid, ... read more

Playing with Fire

By Michelle Delio One second of exposure to searing hot metal, perhaps a sizzling sound and the thinnest wisp of smoke, and the first strike is done. It's the beginning of a piece of art that will be formed from flames and scars. Branding isn't new. In western cultures it was normally used as a means of marking criminals and slaves. The French branded a "Fleur de Lis" into the shoulder of a criminal, a mark meant to turn the bearer into an outcast from civilized culture forever. But then they got a little carried away and started branding Protestants ... read more

The Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition

Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition The Shifting Urban Body: In the Culture of Recognition. Copyright &copy 1995 Mike McCabe On their voyages across the surface of the earth, 15th and 16th century maritime explorers referred to the unknown regions of the globe as Terra-Incognita or uncharted territory. They roamed the surface of the world blindly, unaware of the significance of its contour. Without the luxury of a map, early explorers had no meaningful framework that could orient them in their travels, there was no top or bottom to anything. There was nothing but the stars to help ... read more

Anti-Tragus

i-Tragus Friday, April 11 was a great day in the history of what is turning out to be Bobby's ear project. Granted, there are only two pieces of jewelry, (industrial with a 14 gauge 1-3/8 inch SS barbell, and my new anti-tragus with a 7/16 inch 14 gauge Niobium CBR) but I've got the itch, and so it seems that I'm just getting started. Anyway, I was looking for pictures for a while before hand of anti-tragus piercings with little luck, and of course, after I finally head down to Perforations and did it, BME is updated that very same ... read more

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