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My first piercing was acquired at the ripe age of 6, admittedly a young age for a boy in the United States. Harassment from classmates and peers hastily ensued and being young and impressionable I removed it just as hastily. However, as I grew older it became more acceptable for me to have shinny pieces of metal and stone in my ears and I pierced them again. Eventually I got the grand idea that gauges were the way to go and sought them out. Being young and lacking any amount of common sense, I quickly jumped from 16 to 8, ... read more

- Done already ?

- I've always wanted to get both a vertical and horizontal piercing in one of my ears so I decided to get the horizontal done first. At the time I was in Sweden visiting my family and having 2 friends over from the UK and one of them also wanted to get pierced! I have a list of piercings I want to have done, but it didn't take me long to pick the one I decided to get done! I have mostly been recently focusing on getting hidden piercings, but now I felt like getting one that shows all the ... read more

A happy little thing.

After getting my rook and tragus pierced on my right ear, I knew I needed something to 'even out' my left ear, sitting with just two helix and 2 lobe piercings. It's something I had been thinking about and waiting for (healing other piercings, trips away and haircuts and dyes) for a long time, and after being accepted for university, I decided that I would go get an anti-tragus before I left. It's symbolic as well as pretty; a hidden meaning just for me. I've been a bit worried about healing, because my rook took over a year to heal ... read more

Successful Stretching, Patience is Key

First of all, I'm 24 and have never really had an interest in body modification until recently. I've found piercings to be attractive at various points in my life, but my own low threshold for pain combined with work limits some of my options. To get my feet wet a little bit, I decided to start with something I already have, my ear piercing. I got my ear pierced when I was about 9 at a mall with a gun. I wore standard jewelry for a couple of years but was never quite happy with how the wiry "lady's hoop" ... read more

Acting on Impulse

I wouldn't normally reccomend getting anything done to your body on impulse. I am cautiou, perhaps overly so, and I like to plan, and plan, and plan some more before body mods. This is probably why I'm 23 and have only two tattoos and my ears pierced. Well, apparently getting pierced on impulse can be a good thing. I'd been debating a lot of piercings for some while but caution (and, if I'm honest, fear of self-actualisation) had been preventing me. "I'll need to book in advance" I said "Make sure I'm prepared." Until friday, when I met up with ... read more

stretching my ears from 18g to 8g in one sitting

I've always been fond of slight body mods, by this I mean not too extravagant piercings and stretched ears (I like tattoos but on other people, not me). I like the fact that you can take them off without them leaving huge marks on your body. I've had my left helix pierced thrice (by myself) and my right ear head pierced at a shop near my town and was looking for something else to have done on me. I read lots of reviews on BME to help me make up my mind. I decided that I wouldn't get my face ... read more

New Tragus Piercing

Yesterday I got my right tragus pierced. I worked all day and shortly after I got home I asked my husband to accompany me to the local tattoo/piercing studio for moral support and to drive me home afterwards, just in case I was feeling woozy. We arrived at Saint Tattoo and I asked to speak with their piercer, Bryan. I inquired about having the piercing done with a curved barbell or a labret stud instead of a ring and Bryan told me it would be fine to do with either. He had time then, so he got a copy of ... read more

my stretching experience.

I wasn't one of those lucky girls that get their ears pierced a couple of weeks after birth. In fact, I had to wait twelve long years just to know what having pretty earrings felt like. I got my ear lobes pierced when I was 12, several days after my birthday. My parents took me to an accessory store in the mall where they pierced ears. I remember picking out the earrings, and listening to the aftercare instructions diligently I remember sitting on the chair and holding my dad's hand, I remember the smell of alcohol and the feeling of ... read more

My (now retired) 4g Lobes

To start out with, I'll tell you a bit about myself. My name is Kaley, and I'm 15. I wasn't always interested in body modifications, it's only been a few years since I've really been into the whole deal. I currently have 6 piercings, all of which are on my lobes. unfortunately, all of them have been done with a gun. My first pair I got when I was five, my second pair when I was twelve, and my third this last summer. They've all healed nicely :). I remember first seeing stretched earlobes when I was around 6, and ... read more

My New Tragus

Yesterday, I got my tragus pierced, which was my first piercing that wasn't my ear lobes. I haven't had my ear lobes pierced since I was twelve, so I was pretty nervous. I was actually most nervous about the popping noise I've heard some people hear. My friend and I were both getting ours done, and she made me go first. I'm actually glad she did, because if I had heard her reaction before I got mine done, I might have backed out. I naturally tremble a little bit, and I was worried that it would cause him to mess ... read more

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