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Heidi's Tragus story

di's Tragus story The following is taken verbatim from my co-op's house journal (except for anything in italics). The story was written to be read by my 12 housemates, who were for the most part unfamiliar with bodypiercing at all. I planned for the tale to be unclear as to it's subject until the very end. Try reading it from the perspective of someone who has never heard of piercing before. This was my very first pierce, so I wasn't all that familiar with it myself before I went. My tale of Monday, Jan 2nd (1995) Okay, I showed up ... read more

Navel @ Gauntlet

el @ Gauntlet March 20 was the day! After years of exploring body modification and having read the ReSearch book about a hundred times, I finally got the courage to get my first piercing. I must say, that ever since my childhood I fancied to get an earring, but never went for it due to social pressures. So, this day really was something I have worked on for a long time. It was difficult for my to choose what kind of piercing should be the first. I knew, that once I get over it and get the first one, I ... read more

Nipple Piercing Experience

cing Experience Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:52:31 -0400 From: M. Nipple Piercing Experience Some years back, I was interested in sun dancing. This is a native American Indian rite which involves men piercing their breasts, attaching a tether to the object throught the piercing and leaning back against the tether which was attached to a pole. The men would enter into a meditative state rythmically dancing to drum beating. This would last for a few days until the piercings would tear through. When I read of this I decided to pierce myself in honor of this rite and pierced ... read more

Falling into the Abyss ...

ling into the Abyss ... Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster; and when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you". Like most quotations, this can mean many things to many people. To me it sums up my journey into piercing in a neat little package. Bear with me for this lengthy ramble and you'll find out why. In so many personal accounts of piercing I've read words to the effect of "I was always drawn towards piercing". It's become almost a ... read more

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

Stretching Your Lobes

Your Lobes Stretching Your Lobes This is just my advice - it's far from gospel truth :) Lobe stretching has been popular in nearly every tribal culture historically, and seems to be picking up in popularity in our anti- bodmod culture. It is very easy to do... (BTW This information pretty much applies to any fleshy tissue stretching.) GETTING STARTED You will need a fully healed, well placed piercing. By well placed I mean that it should be high up enough on the lobe that when stretched the bottom skin won't be thinner than the sides - this can cause ... 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

My Christmas Present

Christmas Present My Christmas Present After I broke up with a girl who ended up stealing around $1000 from me, I decided to get my ear pierced. For me, the best form of revenge is to have a fabulous life and an ear ring was the subtle symbol that I was looking for to let her know that I had moved on. Besides, I thought that they were reasonably cool and that it would look good on me. So anyway, no big deal, I went and got my left ear pierced in March 1996. Soon after that I got access ... read more

MY LIP EXPERIENCE

LIP EXPERIENCE MY LIP EXPERIENCE BY SKOTT The last day of August, 1997; I, my parents, my best friend, and my brother all went down to Philly to go to Warrior on South Street. I decided to go to Warrior because it was recommended to me by many people I had talked to, "Warrior's the cleanest in the area" they said, "Warrior does a good job" they said, "Warrior's the best place around" they said. They were wrong. When I arrived, there was almost no wait. I went right up and taled to the piercer on duty at the time ... read more

madison piercing.

ison piercing. Here is my personal experience with a madison piercing. My partner and I were planning on going into The Gates of Hell, in Troy, NY, to get a new barbell for her tongue- she had had it pierced there by Jeff, and was ready to have it downsized. I wasn't planning on having anything done at the time, but I was considering buying a curved barbell to replace the captive bead ring in my navel once it heals completely, so I went along. Jeff had done two piercings for me before- a cartilage pierce and a rook. We ... read more

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