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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

My Spur of the Moment Tragus

I had my first piercing when I was six, my lobes, pierced with guns which I no longer wear. Once I turned seventeen I was itching for a piercings, because tattoos are sadly not allowed in my family. My mother took me in July to get my navel pierced, and then I caught piercing fever. People had always warned me it was an addiction, and now I completely understand. All I wanted was more and more. However, I decided it would be best to wait until the end of September when I would turn eighteen. That way after that I ... read more

My First Real Piercings

For a long time I was thinking about getting a tattoo or some other body modification. I blame my sister for this, as she has two tattoos, a larger one on her chest and a smaller one on her arms. I never really thought about piercings until about a month ago, and in the end, I decided that a piercing would be better for me. I figured, "Well, it's not as permanent as a tattoo, it's a bit cheaper, and since I'm a big baby, it will probably hurt less since it's quick. What's not to love?" And thus the ... read more

triple helix spiral and a raging infection

It all began back in late August— three and a half months ago—when I decided to go get my cartilage pierced, not once or twice, but three times. The goal was to eventually have a spiral barbell put in to connect all three holes. I ordered the jewelry and went to see the piercer. Now, I had had my daith pierced by the same shop before, and it healed with no problems whatsoever. Looks great, totally happy with it. The cartilage piercings, however, have been a different story. The piercings themselves were uneventful. I was admittedly nervous, but the piercer ... read more

Finally...my daith!

I am going to preface this experience by saying that my daith is absolutely, totally, amazingly, wonderfully PERFECT. The day after my eighteenth birthday (which is 11/20) I went to Flaming Dragon Tattoo in Tacoma, Washington (the 38th street location) as I had decided I wanted to celebrate my new independence with a piercing. I had been in the shop previously that week to get my rook jewelry changed (now it is an adorably 1/4" 16g CBR) so Chris, the piercer, who was standing outside the shop when I arrived, greeted me right away. I told him that I wanted ... read more

my snug

Soooooo the story of my snug! I wish I could say that I had deep and meaningful reasons for getting any of my existing piercings, but it's just that I think they're so darn pretty! Sadly this doesn't prevent the confused faces and people asking why, but it's good enough for me! I already had 7 lobes and a conch and 2 helixes when I was looking for my next hole (my conch is my favourite by the way, I would really really reeeaaaallly it as a step up from lobe piercing but not too extreme for a beginning of ... read more

My early little Christmas Present

So I know everyone says how much they were into piercings when they were little and all that jazz, but I found some to be really cute and had started to plan what I wanted at the age of about 8 or 9. Anyway, onto my experience. I saw my first scaffold at probably 9 years old, it was strange, and I found it fascinating, hence my growing interest in body modifications It happened today (5th December 2008, 14:14). I have currently started my first year in college so the rules of piercings/hair/tattoos and things have basically vanished, and I ... read more

Tragus Piercing

I've wanted my tragus pierced for a long time and it took a while to build up my courage to get it done, I knew who I was going to trust to do it as Iv let Salamanders do everyone of my piercings. I made my way up to Derby with my best friend who was also having he r tragus done and I booked in to have my tragus pierced, while I was waiting I felt really nervous and sick which I'm sure most would before getting a new piercing, I was talking a load on nonsense to my ... read more

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